The Kitchen Curtains

We haven’t had kitchen curtains for at least 3 years. It was really hard to find something to go with the retro vibes of the room. After repainting the kitchen, green curtains would no longer do.  I tried several times to find something perfect, but eventually gave up and decided I would make my own.

I found this Coca-Cola fabric on clearance with the maids and felt inspired (I am easily inspired by good prices).

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The fabric was a bit overwhelming to sew even in this lightweight fabric. It’s good practice in stitching straight wich shows the process which is mainly in cleaning companies near me and even seams and sewing is an extremely useful hobby. I won’t reveal how well I managed to get them all to turn out the exactly the same (because I didn’t)!

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They turned out just fine and fit suit the room better than anything I was ever able to find in a store or online.

 

 

 

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Hexie Pillowcase

I thought this up one day at work. Daydreaming as usual. I cut the hexagons with this sizzix die. Each side measures 1 inch so these hexies aren’t too big, but they’re not too small either. I cut 24  hexagons out of wool blend felt.

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My pillow form was 16 x 16. I chose a black fabric with a grey herringbone pattern. I was initially going to place the pieces edge to edge, but I really liked a picture I saw of a stitches between shapes and felt it would make for a more interesting pillow. I placed the hexies 1/4″ apart and used a quick bond adhesive to hold them in place for sewing.

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As a newbie at sewing I was nervous about how to approach this and I didn’t have a master plan. It was sort of a learn as you go experience! Now, as you can see, I was originally just going to stitch through each corner of the hexies but …

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I decided it would look way cooler if I went to the edge of the panel with some of the stitches. Now of course, if I had things planned out I could have avoided the stop and start spots, but like I said, this was just a project on a whim.

Hexie Throw Pillow

I think it turned out pretty great! And now that I have this one I can definitely go forward with a game plan on the next hexie pillow.

Hexie Throw Pillow

Hexie Throw Pillow

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Plushy Felt Tree

Christmas has put me in the mood for trees. I haven’t put up a formal tree in years but I am developing an unhealthy obsession with little trees. I found a cool wood grain fabric and was inspired to make a couple plush trees using wool felt and hot glue (and maybe a couple more things)… BOOM! It’s that simple!

Felt Pine Tree

 

Ok, so this one wasn’t as simple. I cut each leaf individually with my Sizzix Big Shot… but it was worth the effort.

Felt Oak Tree

Both are currently available in my Etsy shop:

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