Do you have a bunch of little pieces of fabric from old projects that are too big to throw out, but too little to do much with? Yeah, that big ol' scrap fabric stash that you know you'd have use for in the future... Well here's a great scrap busting project! It's so much fun reminiscing on the projects all your scraps are from too :)
I made a sea themed fabric texture book for my sweet little niece, and will be sharing 2 pages at a time for the next couple of weeks, so be sure to stop on by again in the next weeks to check it out!
I made the cover from fabric leftover from a cut chenille blanket. The main pages are also made from leftover fabric from that blanket - all the layers of flannel! Basically the size of the book was determined by the size of those scraps. I left the edges raw to add more texture.
|Fabric texture book|
I've also been super into making Quiet Book pages, so I have tons of pieces of ric-rac, which I thought would add a little pizazz
Page 1: Whale
I cut out the shapes of the whale and used iron on adhesive to attach it to the flannel. The netting is just sewn on in a few places to secure it.
The light blue fabric was from this dress that oops... I never finished! All the pieces are cut...
Oh and that dark blue fabric sure looks familiar.... from Hubby's Prince William Halloween costume
The blue netting was leftover from fixing up an old butterfly net that had holes in it & also made a tutu with I believe (apparently I'm more behind on blogging than I realized!)
|Fabric book - whale page|
I wrote the words and did accents with puffy paint, thinking the texture would be cool. But, I'm not so crazy about how the lettering came out & next time would use stencils.
Page 2 - Jellyfish
I used iron on adhesive for the purple part of the jellyfish and the eyes. I stitched a line at the bottom of the purple fabric for added security that the ribbons would stay in place.
|fabric book - jellyfish page|
The purple fabric was leftover from a pair of pajama pants I made on my travel sewing machine while in college (many years ago)! One day I'll post about that too... it was kind of funny :)
The ribbon sewn on the bottom of the jelly fish was ribbon used for favors at my wedding!