Category Archives: Projects

Custom Washi Fabric — Trash N2 Tees

This project is one that was shared with us by one of our incredible project designers, Jenelle Montilone from Trash N2 Tees. We thought it was SO darn cool, we had take a moment to share it with all of you;).

So, we all love washi tape, right? The functionality + the beauty + the variety — it’s pretty much a perfect DIY tool. I’ve used it to change the look of a plan white shelf AND to add a little flair to packages destined for customers. Jenelle took the versatility of washi tape one step further with her tutorial on how to use it to make fabric. Yep… you read that right. Turn your favorite washi tape into FABRIC — with the help of some Pellon® interfacing, of course;)!

IMG_0658Washi tape + Medium/Heavyweight Sew-In Interfacing (we like Pellon® 930 Sew-In Midweight or 40 Pellon® Heavyweight Stabilizer) = FABULOUS!

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#SewYourStyle — Jo-Ann + Pellon®

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Have you been following along with the Sew Your Style contest by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores? We are SO excited to be a part of this one and get a little giddy every time a new inspiration project is revealed;).

Your challenge (should you choose to accept it):
Create something unexpected from quilting fabrics. It could be something to wear, something to carry, something to share or to play with. The ‘what’ is truly up to you!

Next steps:
Post your project here, share on Instagram and Twitter with the #sewyourstyle tag (+ tags to Jo-Ann and Pellon® if you’d like), share on Facebook, and of course, tell all of your friends about the super cool thing you made so that they’ll vote for your design.

What’s in it for you:
An awesome new project, of course;). But ALSO… the chance to win $1,000 and a GIANT prize package from Pellon®. Trust us… we may have put together the prize package to end all other prize packages for this one;).

Important Links
the contest
the inspiration 
the pinterest board

Looking for some inspiration? Check out some of the fabulous projects made by featured bloggers on the Sew Your Style blog tour this week AND for your daily #SewYourStyle inspiration, don’t forget to check in with Jo-Ann every morning!

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Happy Sewing and GOOD LUCK!!

Ebb and Flow

There is something especially lovely about the Ebb and Flow Quilt by Karin Jordan of Leigh Lauren Studios. Maybe it’s the patterns she chose or perhaps the subtle repetition of colors. It could be the fact that the quilt top uses every last little bit of fabric from a 40 Fat Eighths — no waste! Or maybe it’s truly all of those things all wrapped up into a gorgeous finished quilt. This one comes with an easy-to-follow chart for piecing the quilt top, making it an easy finish for first time quilters and experts alike. What patterns would you choose?

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This colorful quilt is a great project for a beginner. 40 different prints repeat and create a harmonious balance. One bundle of 40 fat eights makes a twin size quilt with no fabric scraps left over. Finished size is 62” x 90”. Quilted by Melissa Kelly.

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Materials List
– 40 different fat eighths
— 1/2 yard Binding fabric
— 5-1/2 yards Backing fabric
— 1 Twin Size Legacy® by Pellon® Natural Cotton Batting
— Thread
— Cotton quilting thread 50 wt
— Clips

Tools List
– Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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karinjordanKarin Jordan blogs at Leigh Laurel Studios. She grew up under her architect father’s drafting table, making mini models out of the cardboard scraps that fell to the floor. At age ten she purchased her first sewing machine from a neighbor who taught her sewing basics. A former magazine editor and antique American folk art gallery director, she now loves being a blogging, stay-at-home-mom. She regularly draws upon her degree in art history for inspiration for her sewing, embroidery, craft patterns and activities with kids. Karin’s husband is remarkably patient while she does her best to balance being a full-time assistant to two children under four with her creative endeavors. Her goal? Do something creative every day.

Find Karin online:
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Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows

Every so often a project comes along that just perfectly represents the season. The Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows by Susie Layman are the perfect Summer pillows. They really do look like the sweet flavored taffy that you get down on the shore AND they are a quick sew, leaving more time for Summer fun. Try brightly colored fabrics in combination with white for a light, breezy finish, or change it up entirely and work with darker colors in preparation for Fall.

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Summer Taffy Bolster Pillows are easy to sew on your machine and one can easily be made in a day. They look great when grouped with pillows of other shapes and sizes and are perfect for a girl’s room or perched on your favorite chairs. Instructions are provided for both ruffled and pleated ends. Finished size – 16” x 4”.

Materials List
— 1 fat quarter Fabric A
— 1 fat eighth Fabric B
— 1/4 yard straight cut Fabric C*
— 1/4 yard straight cut Fabric D*
— 1/2 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— 1 bag Pellon® Perfect Loft® Cluster Fiber Fill
— Thread
*Fabric C can be used for both the inside and outside of the rue or pleat at the end of the pillow. If so, eliminate fabric D and replace with ⁄ yard of fabric C.

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

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For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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SusieLaymanSusie writes the blog  threads on my socks  and is currently designing embroidery patterns. She has written several patterns and loves the textile community. Her background in Graphic Arts has paved her way to the passion she’s found in fabrics & threads.

Find Susie online:
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Home Sweet Home Pillow

Home. It’s a place of comfort and joy, forever welcoming, always cherished. Madame Samm understands the importance of home and has created a set of four pillows to honor it. Uniquely placed ruffles allow the pillows to snuggle up close to each other, lining up perfectly along the back of a day bed or a couch.

What colors will you choose?

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Materials List (makes 4)
— 1 yard Pillow front fabric
— 1-1/4 yards Pillow back fabric
— 1 yard Ruffle fabric
— 4 Pellon® 16” x 16″ Pillow Forms 
— 1 yard Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
— Fabric paint or fabric markers
— #12 Perle Cotton for embroidery
— Thread
(Alternate: Check out our Decorative Pillow Insert, Allergy-Free Pillow Insert, & Down Alternative Pillow Insert.)

Tools List
— Sewing machine and related supplies
— Rotary cutter and related supplies

NOTE: Pellon® Pillow Forms are available online at both Joann.com & Walmart.com. Happy Shopping!

For a free downloadable pdf of this pattern, visit the project page here. We’d love to see what you make, so be sure to post a photo on our Facebook page OR share with our ‘Made with Pellon®‘ flickr group!

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madamesammSamm is a author and an inspiration to many. After decades in Big Pharma, she retired and, with her family, built a bungalow on a beautiful escarpment surrounded by wine country. She shares her life with an amazing man, a ragdoll and a Maine Coon! Samm manages SewWEQuilt.com and it is the reason why she sews/quilts. She is truly HAPPY and thinks that retirement suits her to a T (Totally!)

Find Madame Samm online:
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Clutch Purse

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We’re so pleased to be joined today by Emma, the incredibly creative, super talented leader of the Fiskateers! We’re loving the clutch she’s created and hope you all do too. Happy sewing!

IMG_2605Hello Pellon® fans, my name is Emma and I write the Fiskateer blog, which is a blog dedicated to creative pursuits and artistic endeavors of all kinds. It’s my pleasure to join you here today and to share a tutorial for this simple but adorable clutch purse.

What you’ll need :

- 1/4 yard of two different fabrics. (I used a grey cotton canvas as the main body of my purse, and a cotton print for the flap and lining designed by Nadia Hassan and available through Spoonflower).
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– Rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, scissors
– Sewing machine, pins, thread, iron etc

1. Start by cutting two pieces of fabric for the main body of the purse, measuring 12″ x 7″, and trim according to the dimensions in the photo below.

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2. Round off the bottom corners along the 12″ edge. I simply used a (not very technical) jar lid to mark my curves and trimmed the fabric with shears. Be resourceful!

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3. Your fabric should look like the photo below. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to create the purse lining in a contrasting print.

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4. Now to make the flap. Cut two pieces of fabric measuring 10″ x 5″ and trim to the dimensions in the photo below. (I started making my flap completely in the grey canvas, but changed my mind and used my cotton print for the outside of the flap. I think the contrast between the flap and the body of the purse looks really nice, but it’s up to you to make your purse your own!)

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5. Apply Pellon®’s 809 Craft Fuse® to the two flap pieces as well as the purse body outer pieces. This will give your purse strength and body and frankly, it will look and feel much more professionally finished.

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6. Construct the purse flap by pinning the two flap pieces with right sides facing leaving the 10″ edge open, and sewing with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Clip the curves with scissors and turn the flap to the right side. Press with a hot iron and topstitch around the perimeter of the flap, again leaving the 10″ edge open.

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7. Pin the flap to the top edge of one of the purse body pieces, with right sides facing, and sew. The flap will be about 1/2″ shorter than the body on both sides.

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8. Place the second purse body piece on top of the piece with the flap sewn on, with right sides facing and sandwiching the flap between the layers. Sew the two purse body pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Do not sew along the top opening edge. Clip the curved corners.

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9. Sew the two lining pieces together with right sides facing. Do not sew along the top opening edge, and leave a 3″ turning hole in the bottom.

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10. Turn the outer body of the bag to the right side and keep the lining inside out. Place the outer purse inside the lining so that right sides are facing. Match up the side seams and keep the flap folded back against the back of the purse. Pin the top openings of the outer purse and the lining together and sew around the entire perimeter with a 1/2″ seam allowance.

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11. Trim the seam allowance along the top edge to about 1/4″ to reduce bulk and then pull the entire outer purse and flap through the hole you left in the lining. Handstitch or machine stitch the hole closed.

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12. To finish, add a button and buttonhole or magnetic snap to allow the flap to close.

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Thanks so much Emma!!

A little more about the Fiskateers:
Back in 2005, before the word “Fiskateer” became synonymous with crafting enthusiasm, Fiskars was looking for a way to connect and communicate with some pretty important people—the very crafters who used their products on a daily basis. With the help of Brains on Fire, Fiskars launched a four-city casting call for the loudest, proudest paper crafters across the country. Through road-trip conversations, scrapbooking website observations, and talks with industry insiders, Fiskars realized the need for a new type of crafting community. A community that was uplifting and encouraging, where members could feel safe to share about themselves, shine a spotlight on their handiwork, and talk openly about the tools they used to create it. (learn more here)

Find them online:
Fiskars Website & Instagram — Fiskateers WebsiteFacebook & Pinterest

 

Create Behind the Seams || A Mini Challenge

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Woo hoo!! It’s almost Summer! We’re so excited that we just had to partner up with the fabulous Fiskateers to present a mini challenge. Our inspiration can be best conveyed with a quick Q&A.

Q: Name two things often used in the creation of all of your favorite projects that aren’t actually seen with the finished product?

A: Pellon® (interfacing, batting, fiber fill, pillow inserts, fusible webs…) & Fiskars®  (scissors, rotary cutters, mats, rulers)!!

Seriously? Where would our projects be without the two? Limp and unfinished, that’s where;). So, to celebrate everything found Behind the Seams we thought a mini challenge might be in order.

Create Behind the Seams || A Mini Challenge**
June 16 – June 30

  • Create something for Summer using at least 1 product from both Pellon® & Fiskars®
  • Share your creation on Instagram with the following tags: #createbehindtheseams @pellonprojects & @fiskars_hq
  • Tell us what you used! (ie: SF101, EZ-Steam®, Amplify Shears, Rotary Cutter, etc…)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners selected at random and announced on July 1

FIRST PRIZE
Full set of Amplify Fabric Shears (3 pairs)
Rotary cutter, 12″ x 18″ cutting mat & acrylic ruler.
1 Queen-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II
1 pkg Pellon® Perfect Loft® Cluster Fiber Fill
1 pkg Pellon® 70 Peltex® Sew-In
1 pkg 542S® Pellon® Stick-N-Washaway™

SECOND PRIZE
Full set of Amplify Fabric Shears (3 pairs)
1 Twin-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® 100R Vinyl Fuse™
1 pkg Pellon® 808 Craft-Fuse®

THIRD PRIZE
Rotary Cutter and Titanium Rotary Blades (2 pack)
1 Crib-Sized Package Pellon® Nature’s Touch® Natural Cotton Batting
1 pkg Pellon® EZ25S EZ-Steam® II
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®

** Challenge open to residents of the US and Canada (excluding Quebec)

And if the prizes weren’t enough to get you started, both Emma from the Fiskateers and I (Erin from Pellon®) will be posting some simple project tutorials using both Fiskars® and Pellon® products over the next few days. Make sure to check back here often, subscribe to the Pellon blog, and check out Fiskateers!

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A little more about the Fiskateers:
Back in 2005, before the word “Fiskateer” became synonymous with crafting enthusiasm, Fiskars was looking for a way to connect and communicate with some pretty important people—the very crafters who used their products on a daily basis. With the help of Brains on Fire, Fiskars launched a four-city casting call for the loudest, proudest paper crafters across the country. Through road-trip conversations, scrapbooking website observations, and talks with industry insiders, Fiskars realized the need for a new type of crafting community. A community that was uplifting and encouraging, where members could feel safe to share about themselves, shine a spotlight on their handiwork, and talk openly about the tools they used to create it. (learn more here)

Find them online:
Fiskars Website & Instagram — Fiskateers Website, Facebook & Pinterest

Create Behind the Seams!!! Ready, Set……… GO!!