Today, she is sharing this fun idea on how to add wording to your sewing projects! I’m inspired- I must try this!!!
Inspired by the new Lucy’s Crab Shack Sweetwater fabric line for Moda, and her Ocean Trunks fabric. I saw that fabric and started thinking about how cute it would be to see little Love letters hanging from a wash line. Which led to how many other ways love could be on a line – both literal, and figurative.
Today I am sharing with you a more literal version…
You can use any straight line notion you want for this embellishment, piping works great! I used a hot pink suede string I found a while back. So long as it is machine washable, you are good to go!
To add a little love line to your clothing simply…
I used a fabric marker to do this, so any leftover markings would wash off!
Use a zig zag stitch and simply go back and forth over the piping as you sew. Wrap the piping around your text, sewing as you go.
Be flexible with it! This method can work for other words, even to personalize your gift with a name! Simply by making the piping start and stop at a hemline, you won’t have to worry about the outside piping from showing.
Once you are done adding your cursive embellishment, you can continue to sew together as instructed.
I made a simple gathered skirt, which you can find a million tutorials for by simply googling it. But with this added touch, it turns it into something special.
Imagine the possibilities – baby blankets, shirts, pillows…you get the idea!
Thank you so much for having me Rachel.
And to all of you Family Ever After readers, I do hope you will stop by and say hi sometime!
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Until next time…Happy Sewing!