Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Fabric tassels

A couple of people have asked me about fraying on the fabric tassels, so I thought it would be good to show you here.  I have used my tassel daily, attached to my car key - shoving it in my pocket and hiking probably about 100 miles over the Summer and Fall with it. It gets fuzzy and curly but does not fray. I need to wash it now and see what happens, or I might need to move on the a new one. This is what it looks like now. They are fun to make. Maybe some last minute gifts to whip up with scraps? Here is the pattern: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/other/fabric-tassels-how-to/147594

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sewing Bee round 4

This is my rough draft made from polo shirts left behind by my ex. A lot of the sewing gals got a kick out of my "revenge shirt."
This is the one I entered in the contest. Made from thrift store polos because I could not find cool knitted fabrics by the yard.
I just realized I never wrapped up the Sewing Bee here on the blog. I didn't win, but I am happy with what I made. The final challenge was to make something for the Olympics. I made a golf uniform, since golf will be a new sport this year and yoga is not an Olympic sport. Yoga clothes are what I would have most used. It was super fun to sew challenges along with so many talented women from all over the world. I want to do more with Pattern Review this coming year. See the winner, who made a spectacular ensemble, here. The shirt is on my list of patterns I want to write up and release for you. It is a monumental task to grade that many pattern pieces and get it all into PDF format though...

How to make 5 yards of bias binding from 18" of fabric