Monday, March 9, 2009

Ok so while I'm in the whole *sewing tute* mood....

IMPORTANT: Scroll to the bottom to read disclaimer...

I of course say *sewing tute* with a cheeky smile since i really shouldn't be giving tutorials considering i couldn't even thread a machine properly 4 months ago but hey....


This is what I made...a little fabric party banner for the kids playroom out of the left over scrap material which I made the cushions from. Now I'm no Martha Stewart, but i love the look of these and the playroom needed some brightening up! I also sewed up some new red gingham fabric ties for the curtains...









Step One: I made a triangle template from cardstock...



Step Two: Then cut out a heap of triangles from the fabric i had chosen (at least 2 triangles per fabric)...



Step Three: I ironed each on flat and put wrong sides together...



Step Four: I sewed them wrong sides together leaving the longest edge (the bottom) unstitched...



Step Five: I pressed the triangles again and then pinned some bias binding (or ribbon) in half over the top of the unstitched end of the triangle...



Step Six: I sewed the bias binding in place...


Done!
DISCLAIMER: The only time the playroom looks like this is a) before children get out of bed. b) after children have gone to bed. c) when we are out of the house and even then sometimes...
This photo was taken at the end of the day after we'd been out of the house for 8 hours and while children were riding bikes around outside. Normally at that time, you would not be able to see the floor in here, the white cupboard and storage boxes inside would be open and out on the floor, the new cushions would be part of a cubby house, the new tie backs would be around someone as a belt and the curtains may be pulled out and draped over the white cupboard to form a great hidey-hole-cubbyhouse. Just so you can rest assured that it DOES NOT ALWAYS look like this! My kids do love this room and especially love reading on the Futon there, hence why i wanted the cushions. I love seeing them being kids. I also enjoy training them how to pick up after themselves and seeing them do it! (it's a work in progress!)It really means alot to see your kids loving being in their own space - no matter what it looks like! :)

5 things I am thankful for today:

1. Another great visit to the dentist - helpful, dealt with the pain

2. Hearing the haematologist say 'we don't need to see you until a couple of months after the baby is born!' Praise you Lord God for fantasticly high platelet counts!

3. Afternoon tea with mum and dad and Brett and the kids - and mum and dad spending the day with them while i saw the two specialists

4. Skyping with Anth last night :)

5. Family reading and prayer time tonight before bed

Lus x

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad your appt all went great. The playroom looks fantastic. I miss our playroom already.

Kaz :)

miss~nance said...

The bunting you made looks great Lusi. Lov ehow you are powering along with your sewing.

Scrapsister said...

Gorgeous Lusi! I made bunting for Miss Mikaela's bunkbeds out of alternating pieces of red/white polkadot and red felt. Being felt, it just needed to be cut into triangles and sewn along a length of ribbon! Way too easy and a bit of a cheat ;)
Great to know in case you ever want to do a quick one for parties etc :)

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