Sunday, January 09, 2011

Fabric Vase Tutorial

VASE FLOWERS
Hey, I made another functional thing! I was inspired when Pokey Bolton posted this little tutorial based on Wen Redmond's idea.

1fabric
Start by layering fabric bits (and paper) on a fusible. I fused to Peltex2b gold ring and paper
Stamp, add foil, add paint.

6 stitched from the front
Free motion stitch
5asitching close up 5bstitching close up again
8vase cut up 1a
I cut in these shapes to create the sides of a vase. (I didn't leave any for the bottom of the vase. Oh well, no one will look at the bottom!)
9edges stitched ready to assemble
Arrange for sides of vase
10a stitch together
I zig-zagged all the sides, then zig-zagged the sides together.
12assembly 2  14assembly 3
Here's how it looks as I assembled. See the bottom I added, in just plan peltex.
11 stitch around the top edge 15stitch the last side_bottom attached
I stitched along the top of the vase again, then zig-zagged the final two sides together. (probably should have hand-stitched those final sides, but oh well.)
16stitch the bottom
I hand-stitched the bottom on. ( Take a look at my studio box tutorial too, if you haven't seen it.)
yarn vase
it holds yarn.

trash vase 1
makes a fancy trash basket

DETAiL 1


DETAiL 2
and lovely flower vase (yes, the flowers are in a glass jar inside the vase.)

10 comments:

  1. Totally awesome. I wish I was a awesome with a sewing machine!

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  2. This is definitely on my want to do list! NOt sure when I will have time to get to it, but it is on the list! I enjoy your blog, thanks so much for the constant inspiration.

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  3. This is so cool and so simple I am off to have a go ......thanks for the brilliant idea ....x

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  4. great tutorial! Your sense of combining fabric scraps is great and once again... you make it look so easy!

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  5. Many thanks!! This looks like a fun project to play with when creative juices aren't flowing, but I need a jump-start. The tutorial is perfect - just the right balance of text and photos.

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  6. Jane... I LOVE THIS... what a PERFECT Etsy item... maybe for Valentine's Day or May Day... I know my friends would LOVE flowers in a fabric vase.

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  7. Wow! Beautiful and functional and fun and.....What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. A great friend sent the link to your fabric vase... I am inspired like you can't believe. Do you mind if I make one.

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