Sewing

I liked my blue infinity scarf make so much I just had to make another, this time in green! 

I liked my blue infinity scarf make so much I decided to make one for myself. I used a slightly different pattern for this to make it a bit wider and shorter than the blue scarf. I again used Ombre trends by Heather Jacks for the Craft Cotton Company fat quarters to make this, I love this range the colours and patterns are gorgeous and are just so versatile. I think I might have to make one of these scarfs in the pink next!

Infinity scarf pattern 

Materials

Ombré trends by heather jacks fat for the craft cotton company fat quarter set in lime

Thread

Scissors

Needle

Pins

1- Choose your fabric

Out of the fat quarter set pick out three fat quarters you want to use.
2- Cutting out the fabric

Fold the fat quarter in half so it measures 11 inches x 18 inches (if you fold it the other way you will end up with a longer and skinnier scarf). Cut along this fold two to give you two pieces of the fabric. Repeat with the other colours. You will now have 6 pieces of fabric, two of each colour.


3- Sewing the pieces together

First take two of the matching fabric pieces and place them wrong sides together and sew along the short edge, then repeat this with the next two pieces of matching fabric. This gives you a front and back piece.
Now take the final two pieces of matching fabric and sew one of the pieces to the top edge of the front piece and the other to the bottom edge of the back piece the back piece, make sure you place right sides of the fabric together to do this.

4- Sewing the front and back together

Place the front and back pieces right sides together and sew around all the edges, leaving a 3 inch gap at the end for turning out.

5- Turning out and closing the seam

Turn the scarf the right way around and slip stitch close the seam.

6- Completing the scarf
Take the two ends and slip stitch down the seams to sew them together

Sewing

Bit of a break from all the birds and a perfect make for Mother’s Day – a lovely flowery infinity scarf 

I’ve still got half made birds bursting out of my crochet bag but thought I would take a little bit of a break from them to make his lovely infinity scarf. This scarf would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, a handmade gift is perfect for making anyone feel extra special. This infinity scarf made using the gorgeous summery colours and flowery prints of the ombré trends fabric is the perfect way to make her feel extra special.
Infinity scarf project:

Materials

Ombré trends by Heather Jacks for the craft cotton company fat quarter set in blue

Thread

Scissors

Needle

Pins
1- Choose your fabric

Out of the fat quarter set pick out three fat quarters you want to use.

2- Joining the fabric pieces

Take the first two of these fat quarter pieces and placing right sides together sew together along the shortest edge, repeat this for the other fabric piece so all three pieces are joined together to form one long piece of fabric.

3- Sewing together

Placing the right sides together fold this long piece in half sideways and sew along the bottom, down the long edge and along the top, making sure you leave a 6 cm gap unsewn for turning.


4- Turning and closing the seam

Turn the scarf the right way around and slip stitch close the seam.

5- Completing the scarf

Take the two ends and slip stitch down the seams to sew them together to complete the scarf.


This tutorial is also featured over on the Craft Cotton Company blog, there are lots of other great free tutorials over on there too.

http://craftcottonco.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-patterns.html?m=1

Card making · Craft

Quilling myself into circles with some new cards!

Whenever I am busy with a lot of crochet and sewing projects my card making tends to take a back seat, and today I went for a card to send someone and realised my made card box was in a bad way – I had hardly any left!

Therefore I decided since I have got a few crochet projects out the way I was going to take a day to make some more cards! I started looking through my old card magazines for some ideas and saw two straight away in some old Papercraft Inspirations magazines that used quilling, I love doing quilling so set about making then straight away, after digging out all my card making bits to find the right cards and papers I wanted to use – which took a ridiculously long amount of time, I need to have a clear out of get making some more cards to use some of it up!

I choose similar colours as the magazine for the watering can card as I love purple so there was no colour better I could pick! I choose some slightly different colours for the bouquet of flowers so I could sneak in some purple and choose a brighter shade of red.

It took me a while to get all of the bits made, and it is quite fiddly to get them all stuck down but I am really happy with them – the bouquet of flowers I am going to use as my Mother’s Day card as it is perfect for it!.

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