I was at Wal-Mart last week (now I know that must be shocking to you, seeing
as I make about 4 trips there in an average week....it's somehow surreal
when the door greeters say "Hi, Sharon" rather than just hello. lol)
Picked up the January "Threads." On the cover, there is a gorgeous picture
of a pillow and throw decorated with velvet applique. Well, that was just
too tempting to resist. And the potential for gift giving uses is high. :)
So I wanted to try that out. I reserve Saturday (whenever possible) as my
recreational sewing day. I can do whatever I want to in my sewing room on
Saturday unless I'm on a really short deadline. Since one of my projects
is to make accent pillows for my niece's soon to be redecorated bedroom, I
thought this would be a good thing to try out. Well, I don't want or need
any new pillows here. So what to try this out on??? hmmm..... Then I remembered
that I have an old, slightly abused Levi's jacket hanging in my closet.
I've wanted to do *something* fun with it for a long time. But the perfect
project hasn't come up...till now!
I dug through some of my books and found an applique pattern for morning
glories. (I just love morning glories.) Then I dug through my stash.
There was red panne velvet, and blue panne velvet. What do you know!
Morning glory colors!! It must be a sign. There was more of the blue than
the red, so I covered the collar of the jacket in blue and appliqued on the
back of the jacket. It may get more stuff stuck on there as time goes on.
Never can tell. Pretty happy with it so far.
Here it is:
This is another great quick and easy, fun project. I haven't looked on
Threads' website to see if directions for the method are up there. But boy,
did it go fast and easy, just like the article promised. :) My one fear
was that fusing the wonder under would melt the panne. Nope. It did just
fine. :) I will definitely do this technique again.
- posted 17 years ago