Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fabric covered Letters and a .......WINNER!!!

I could be really mean and make y'all wait through this entire post to find out the winner of the giveaway.......but I won't. I love giveaways and I'm too excited to announce the winner, and way too impatient to hold out! Random.org generated the winning number, and the winner is.........

Comment #67

CONGRATULATIONS JEN!



This weekend I got to work on a custom order for a baby's nursery. My friend wanted the letters covered in a coordinating fabric to the crib bedding. She special ordered the fabric and had it sent to me. Ummmm...stress! Did I mention that I've never covered letters in fabric, only paper??? For the life of me I could not figure out how to get the fabric on there without fraying. All of you seamstresses out there...please don't laugh! I don't sew....AT.ALL. My sewing consists of hem tape and hot glue. It's sad, but true.



I went to Hobby Lobby looking for Wonder Under, but found this stuff instead and decided to give it a try. It came with 5 sheets of double stick fusible web. Love, love, love it! It was so easy to use and worked beautifully.




I had these gingham letters I bought years ago for super cheap that just didn't match anything! They've been one of the many projects on my list that I've never gotten around to. I just flipped the letter and traced it the wrong way onto the paper.





Iron the protective paper and webbing onto the fabric.





Cut out the letter and peel the protective paper off (absolutely no fraying whatsoever).





It has the webbing on the back of the fabric now, but it is still repositionable.
Love that. Makes it much easier to work with because you can move it around on the letter until you get it just right!



Then I literally just ironed it right onto the letter. I was nervous to try this, but it worked perfectly. I was amazed. So quick, so easy, and really fun!



I made these to go over the upholstered headboard I made for the girls' room. But, I ran out before I could finish. I still have 4 more letters to do and I can't wait till Hobby Lobby opens in the morning.




These are part of the custom order I'm working on. Isn't that the sweetest fabric? You know I am loving that pink and green plaid! I hope they send me a picture of the letters in the room. I would love to see what it looks like all put together. With colors and fabric that cute...you know it'll be fabulous!


26 comments:

Kendra @ Domestic Princess in Training said...

I’m sure your friend will be super happy! They turned out great! I’m not a sewer either although I desperately want to be. I’ll have to give this a try. What a great shower or Christmas gift!
http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

jenjen said...

So cute! I love this idea! And congratulations to your winner - what a lucky girl!

I hope you are doing well!

XOXO
Jen

Paula said...

Your letters are really cute. Your friend is going to be really happy when you deliver them to her.

Angela said...

These look great! I have only done paper also. Great to know. Your friend will LOVE these. Congrats!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love hearing about new products that work, Amanda! The letters are really cute. I hope she sends you a picture, too!

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

what a great idea! I can't sew either so I love to find ideas that don't involve it!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Amanda,
I love the way they turned out! Precious. I told you I would start sending you some scrap fabric to do some more of these....You can just drive right on over and shop in my "fabric" shop (my laundry room). Love you and will call one morning this week.
loulou

Nikki Painter said...

I have a ton of that stuff if you ever run out again!! I love it

Richella said...

Thanks for the tip! I'm doing some ModPodging (is that a word?) right now, but with paper. Fabric would be fun to try!

How're you doing? You're in my prayers!

Jenglamgirl said...

what a great find Amanda, looks great. YOU ARE SO LUCKY you have a hobby lobby! that would help me with my new etsy shop that opened, sad face, I don't have one!

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Super Cute, as usual! You always inspire me. I have been so busy with life...I can't make into my craft room to create. So I am living through you and your projects! :)

Jess said...

The letters turned out great. Thanks for the tip. My idea file is busting at the seams! I need to get busy!!! I can't wait to see some pics of how your girls room turned out.

Kristina P. said...

You did such a great job! I will be having a niece in January, and I want to order something from you!

Jennifer said...

It is looking so great! Don't feel bad... I wouldn't have know what to do with fabric either! :) But you came up with a fantastic solution!!

Lan said...

So cute! Great job figuring it out. I saw a way to Mod Podge fabric on things. You apply the Mod Podge to the fabric and let dry, so then when you cut it, it doesn't fray. Then you can Mod Podge it on whatever you're decorating. I'm glad to know your way too!

Nadir @ Hodgepodge said...

Too cute! Love this project!

Twice as Nice said...

Looks great...you should think about opening an etsy shop!! The Twins

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Cute cute cute!! I was wondering how you'd get the fabric on those letters. :)

Connie said...

Comment love, sugar!!!! LOL

I've just found you and just did some letters with fabric but I used Mod Podge. My BFF after ibuprofen, chickee!! Those are darling and I love working with fabric so much I'm going to do more for another giveaway. I'll try your suggestion though. I'm always looking for "easier" ways to do things, sugar!!

Nice to meet ya,
xoxo,
Connie

The Hershey Bryces said...

Darling cute!! Where do you find such CUTE lettering? I bet you just cut it all yourself don't you . . .

Kimm at Reinvented said...

So cute. Almost makes me want a fifth child just for the nursery! Wait a sec, NO. :)

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Hob Lob is a magical place. They need to have a show where you go in and find some random thing like this to male something fab. ;) these are sooo cute!! Loved your post about your dad -- he sounds like mine. Those bowls are amazing.

Jamie Lynn said...

Hi! Love the letters! Just found your blog and thought I'd say Hi! Stop by!
Jamie
lovelongtime.blogspot.com
maddiemackdesigns.blogspot.com

Cherish said...

LOVE the paisley ones, they're so cute!

Ashley said...

So Miss Amanda this is my 2nd time checking out your blog in a week! I even had one of my girlfriends check out your blog/shop. She loved your stuff, too! I knew you were creative but did not know the true extent of it. I'm so happy for you and proud of you! That's where those kiddos get their smarts from. Can't wait 'til Christmas again so I can order boocoodles of ornaments from you.

P.S. You SO make me want a Cricut!

Bose said...

Wonderful and wobbly!
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