Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Quick DIY Projects and Grab Bag Giveaway

6.12.2013

Quick DIY Projects and Grab Bag Giveaway

Recently I was given some products free from MyNextStyle.com powered by Horizon Group USA. They have lots of great DIY products to help you refashion quickly. Their products are great and easy to use. I kind of went to town with lots of different projects; they are so quick! There is also a giveaway at the end of the post!
First, I took one of the blank bags and drew herringbone all over it. I only used tape on each vertical line to get a perfect line. I love herringbone, and it was quite refreshing to draw a bunch of lines.
I updated a shirt that I actually worked on last year. I made a shirt with iron-on rhinestones which faded from one side to another. It didn't feel quite finished, so when I got some more this year, I filled in the one side so the rhinestones looked like they truly faded.
I got tired of my ruffled shower curtain, so I took all the ruffles off. I decided to add some decals using a zip screen and fabric paint. I was going for an Ikat look. It didn't quite turn out how I wanted, but I still like the messy faded look. I also dipped the bottom hem in watered-down purple paint for an awesome dipped look.
I used some iron-on letters to make a really cool looking pillow. It says, "Happily Ever After." It will eventually go on our bed when I update our bedroom. I want to remind myself that this (being a wife and mother) is my happily ever after. I can't keep waiting for the next step to be happy. If don't learn to be happy with a little, I won't ever be happy with a lot.
I used some of the other iron-on letters to make a shirt for Henry. It's the next size up so it'll fit him in the fall. The front says, "I love you." The back says, "I know." Any guesses to which movie it's from?
The prize is one blank bag, two zip screens/stencils, one iron-on rhinestone pack, and one 5-pack of screen print fabric paint.
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Heather

11 comments:

  1. Great giveaway, thanks. I'm a beginner sewer, and I learn a lot from you blog. Keep up the good work.

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  2. If I won this, I'd make the most ridiculous rhinestoney printed tote bag EVER... and it'd be freakin awesome!

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  3. love the shirt of Henry and the rhinestone shirt

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  5. I would totally make a shirt just like your "I love you / I know" shirt! Love that movie. It would fabulous to see how many people got the reference.

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  6. I don't know what I'd make but I'm sure it would be awesome! I could use a little inspiration.

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  7. I love all crafts but sewing & embroidery & embellishing are my favorites!!!!!!!

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  8. I'd make your rhinestone shirt!

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  9. So many possibilities. Love the rhinestone shirt!

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  10. I'd like to do a baby announcement with a stenciled shirt. No yet, though ;)

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  11. My daughter would probably make me make her a skirt studded with rhinestones. She's all about the sparkly and the skirts!

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