Friday, December 18, 2009

Plaid Punk Rock Reindeer patch Using two of the appliqué techniques from the cool book- Sew Liberated By Meg McElwee

The Plaidbunny has gone Punk rock Plaid-deer, at least for this holiday season. Well, I think once you go through a punk phase , it never leaves you. The magic of the safety pin, from the diaper to the end.....

In addition to the silver safety pin I adorned this patch with a tiny chain collar and a silver stud for the nose.
How I made my Punk rock plaid reindeer patch:

I ironed some heat and bond onto the back of a bit of red plaid fabric I had cut off the bottom of a dress. Then ran it though the Sizzix die cutter using my deer die. (to see a recycled Christmas card I modified with this same deer pop over here)

Then, because I was going to adorn a little shirt that was super stretchy I ironed the deer onto a scrap of cotton fabric and attached it to the 4 way stretch with the tiny safety pins.

This project used two of the applique techniques (unfinished-edge applique and frayed raw edge applique included in a oh sew yummy book:

Sew Liberated: 20 Stylish Projects for the Modern Sewist
Meg McElwee

If you are into sewing things from scratch or just embellishing stuff you already have this book is packed full of great ideas, techniques and patterns!

More about Sew Liberated from the Interweave Press

Resurrecting the art of appliqué—a technique in which pieces of fabric are sewn onto clothing, bags, quilts, and other creations—this enlightening resource provides today’s generation of “sewists” with a technique that can be combined with embroidery, beadwork, buttons, ribbons, and more to imbue works with a creative and personal style. Ideal for those with some sewing experience looking to break away from the restrictions of traditional patterns, this guide offers the details for both hand and machine appliqué techniques, as well as a history of appliqué and how it was rediscovered in the fiber arts.

Featured are 20 modern, stylish sewing projects ranging from aprons, skirts, pillows, and totes to a duvet cover, wall clock, blouse, baby quilt, and scarf. With step-by-step instructions, color photographs, and comprehensive how-to embroidery instructions, this is an all-in-one resource and guide.

Meg McElwee
is an internationally certified Montessori teacher, a successful sewing pattern designer, and the author of the blog Sew Liberated. She lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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