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Friday, July 21, 2017

Easy Kimono-TOW

Fashion Friday with Therm O Web
We’re back today with a Fashion Friday! Today’s project shows you how important it is to keep on hand our NEW HeatnBond® Soft Stretch to finish out those hems perfectly! Designer Jenifer Cowles has created a fun Kimono that she finished off the hem with our HeatnBond Soft Stretch.
JeniferCowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
I knew when I received these awesome knits from Girl Charlee that a kimono was a definitely on my list with the left over polka dots.  Please check out the cute deer top that I made that is under the Kimono here.  The knits are super soft and a dream to work with along with our new HeatBond® Soft Stretch. The HeatnBond® is the same product you know and love but now made for fabrics that stretch..perfect with this fun Girl Charlee Bolt Fabric!
Jenifer Cowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
Fashion Friday – Easy Kimono Top Featuring Girl Charlee Knits
 Fabric Cutting:
1 ½ yards of Main fabric-follow cutting directions in the pattern
 Other Supplies:
Free Pattern on Babble, erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies
Kimono Hem Instructions:
Jenifer Cowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
  1. Fuse the Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Lite Roll down on the edge of all seams that need to be hemmed.
Jenifer Cowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
2.  Peel off the paper backing.
Jenifer Cowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
3. Fold over and fuse using the width of the tape as your hem width.
Jenifer Cowles Heat N Bond Soft Stretch Kimono
4. Sew it down.
This is a quick and easy way to give your knits a nice beautiful finish without gunking up your sewing machine needles.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Nautical Travelers Notebook with Blend Fabrics-TOW

Summer Travelers Journal
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN back
Planners and Travelers Notebooks are all the rage right now. I love Travelers notebooks and I love Cori Dantini’s Mermaid Days by Blend Fabrics, so I thought I would combine them and get the best of both worlds. I am so happy with how this turned out that I am going to be making several more.  These would make great gifts.

Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook

JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN 5
 Fabric Cutting:
8 ½”x 12” of Main fabric for the cover
8 ½”x 12” of Matching fabric for the inside cover
4”xx 12”  of Matching fabric for the inside pocket
¼” yard for coordinating print for the binding
Interfacing Cutting:
8 ½”x12”  HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece  for the cover.
8 ½”x12” HeatnBond® Iron on Vinyl  for the cover
Other Supplies:
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, Elastic, ribbon and kam snaps.
 Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook:
JeniferCowles_TOW_TN Cover quilted
Assemble the cover as desired and trim to 8 ½” by 12”.  Be aware that the cover of the notebook is on the right.  Fuse the Fleece to the cover and quilt as desired.
JeniferCowles_TOW_TN cover wvinyl
Once you have your cover quilted adhere the vinyl.  This will help keep our journal clean and make it last longer.
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN 3
Hem the top of your pocket add ribbon now if you choose. Sandwich the cover to the inside and the pocket and bind like you would a quilt.
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN 4
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN spine
I added a ribbon closure by sewing the ribbon to the back and inserting a Kam snap to the other end.  I love how this really keeps everything in place.  You can put charms on the spine and decorate as desired.  Throw this in your purse or bag and you now have a special place to jot down notes and dreams or even grocery lists.
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN cover