I {heart} Sewing

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sewingmachine1 I {heart} SewingI know I’m lucky I have a space in our house for all my sewing supplies.

So this is the perfect space for my new craft project.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the sewing machine and words. But you could easily cut these out by hand.

sewingmachinematerials I {heart} SewingMaterials

  • fabric scraps
  • fusible interfacing
  • thread (if using 2 pieces of background fabric)
  • 12″ embroidery hoop
  • embroidery thread
  • needle
  • iron
  • sewing machine

interfacing I {heart} SewingIron the ‘sticky’ side (the side without the paper) to the back of your fabric pieces. Then remove the paper backing.

silhouettefabric I {heart} SewingCutting fabric on your Silhouette Cameo is so simple.  Just be sure to use the blue fabric blade.

I find that a setting of 3 is perfect for cutting cotton fabric. Normally I find the recommended settings too high but not in this case.

Stick down (really well) the fabric (paper backing already removed) to your cutting mat and load as normal.

Screen Shot 2013 01 14 at 4.01.21 PM I {heart} SewingI purchased this sewing machine image from the online store (they have about a dozen to choose from). Re-sized it to 7.5x 5.5 (for a 12″ hoop this works well).

Remember when re-sizing to use the corner squares to drag, this will re-size it to scale.

And hit ‘cut’.

hellohoop I {heart} SewingFor the fonts I downloaded 2 free fonts. For “hello” I used airplane font, and for “lovely” I used lobster two. I adore both of these fonts.

twofabrics I {heart} SewingFor my background fabric I really didn’t have any scraps that I liked. So I sewed two together. And I actually love it. Sometimes things just work out for the best.

hellolovely I {heart} SewingI laid the hoop over top of the background fabric and placed the sewing machine and words on top. Once I had it where I wanted it, I simply picked up the hoop and ironed everything on at once.

sewingmachineiron I {heart} Sewinginhoop I {heart} SewingNow put it in the hoop. But don’t cut the excess fabric yet.

I now took a needle and some embroidery thread and embroidered around the sewing machine (I forgot to take a picture of this.) It’s certainly not perfect embroidery skills but that’s OK with me.

embroider I {heart} SewingI like how the embroidery looks like stitching. Kind of fits the theme.

glueedges I {heart} SewingNow pull the fabric tight again (it will have loosened a bit).  Cut edges, but leave about an inch all the way around. Now glue down with glue gun.

pegboard I {heart} Sewinghellolovelypinterest I {heart} Sewing

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

30 thoughts on “I {heart} Sewing

  1. Danielle, that sign is so cute… I’ve never wanted a silhouette more than I do now! Love your creativity.

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
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  2. I just found you through TJ and I can’t tell you how much I love this. The bold red stitching was a great idea! Also, I looked though your other projects–you have some great stuff here! Therefore, I’d like to invite you to link up at my new link party (I know, an other link party?!?) but this one is different. It is for our OLD posts, great ideas that we feel didn’t get enough attention the first time around.


    Hope to see you there!

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