Sunday, April 7, 2013
|A sweet and comfy reading nook, all created from one amazing painting as inspiration! |
Here is our process:
|"Miss Wong" was painted by |
|A mood board helped organize our vision|
|When it was time to go shopping - we found things we loved, but couldn't keep them all. Here are some of the ones we passed up (for lots of reasons like: price, scale, color, and mood).|
Once we had collected all the perfect pieces from things we already had around, and things we bought (including goodies from booth 57 at The Montana Antique Mall, and fabric from Selvedge Studio) it was time to do some sewing.
|An easy sewing project for a beginning seamstress, that makes a big impact, is a simple envelope pillow (check out our tutorial for step by step instructions).|
|For an intermediate seamstress, recovering the cushions on a vintage chair can be rewarding and save you a bundle (check out our tutorial if you want to see how we did it).|
|We had the curtains sewn by a local seamstress (thanks Lori), but curtains are also an easy DIY project for a quick fix (here is a tutorial on the simplest kind of curtains). And ta-da!!|
Posted by Selvedge Studio at 4:04 PM
Monday, April 1, 2013
|collect all your supplies::i am reusing the pillow forms from the chair, and have chosen an amazing chartreuse wool to recover them with. i am skipping the piping so upholstery zippers and some thread are the only other supplies i need.|
|cut out your pieces::|
now, sew the band to the pillow's bottom piece. pull it right side out through the zipper opening and press the seams.
Posted by Selvedge Studio at 11:04 PM
|20 minutes and 1/2 yard of fabric, I swear|
|Step 1:: get 1/2 yard of 45" fabric at your local fabric shop, picking the fabric will be the hardest part of this project|
|Step 2:: press a 1" hem into the short (18") sides of your fabric|
|Step 3:: stitch your hem|
|Step 4:: next, fold in the hemmed edges (right sides together), overlap your fabric to create an 18" length (you'll have an 18" square). press|
|Step 5:: finally, stitch the 2 open edges closed. pull your fabric right side out through the "envelope" opening and fill it with a pillow form.|
|ta da! easy to sew, easy to clean and easy to change|
Posted by Selvedge Studio at 9:35 PM
Monday, December 17, 2012
|Step 1:: First find a [copyright free] image you love. |
*TIP* It will print as a mirror image, so if there are words or directional images make sure to adjust it in Photoshop. (Go to Image - Image Rotation - Flip Canvas)
|Step 2: Print your image on iron on transfer paper|
|Step 3:: Use a hot iron to press your image into your fabric according to the directions. You can use an iron, we just happen to have a heat press|
|Step 4:: Peel the paper backing off your transfer.|
|Step 5:: Cut down your printed fabric to 2 pieces.|
The front should be 10" x 11"
The back should be 14" x 11"
*OR* whatever size makes sense for your sketchbook, ipad, etc...
|Step 6:: Sew your zipper to the front piece.|
Don't stress out about zippers, take a deep breath and follow the instructions inside the package.
|Step 7:: Sew the other side of the zipper to your back piece.|
|Step 8:: Now is a good time to embellish!|
|Step 9:: Press a fold into the back piece so it folds over the the front. The bottom edges of your 2 pieces should line up.|
|Step 10:: Stitch the side seams and bottom seam.|
Posted by Selvedge Studio at 3:54 PM
Sunday, December 9, 2012
|STEP ONE:: Collect nice Ponderosa pine cones. |
(Pattee Canyon and Mnt Jumbo are good places to look).
STEP TWO:: Line a baking sheet with tin foil, so you don't make a mess.
STEP THREE:: Grab some Spray Adhesive. Holding the pine cone at the bottom spray it liberally with adhesive, get all the nooks and crannies.
STEP FOUR:: Then take a handful of the Epsom Salts and sprinkle it over the pine cone(that is on your baking sheet, we warned you it was messy).
STEP FIVE:: Let them dry overnight, shake off the excess salt in the morning.
Happy crafting from Margie Belle.
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Posted by Selvedge Studio at 2:46 PM
Friday, December 7, 2012
|This felt chicken project was inspired by a birthday girl named Daisy who loves chickens! It is designed to be made out of felt and the pieces can either be sewn on or glued (depending on your skills, and level of enthusiasm)|
Download a PDF of the pattern on our website!
|Step 1 :: Cut out the background piece, it is your base that you will sew/glue your chicken parts onto.|
Posted by Selvedge Studio at 3:46 PM