Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Introducing Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

Hi Stampers,

Starting with the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog, Stampin' Up! now offers a selection of exclusive designs and colors you love in a line of high-quality designer fabrics for use with the Big Shot die-cutting machine.

You don't have to be a seamstress--or even like to sew--to enjoy using Designer Fabric! The colors and patterns in the Designer Fabrics are designed to coordinate perfectly with Stampin' Up! inks, card stock, Designer Series Paper, and other accessories, and are perfect for adding a stylish touch to traditional paper projects. If you do enjoy sewing, however, the beauty and high quality of Designer Fabric, available in an extra-wide fat quarter (18" x 26"), makes it perfect for use in quilting, clothing, home décor, or any other project you can think of.

Today I'd like to share with you a cute little tote that was made using SU's Designer Fabrics.
Accessories and Tools:
Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim
Deck the Halls Designer Fabric:
Lining: 14" x 24"
Outside bottom: 10-1/2" x 14"; two at 7-1/2" x 14"
Handles: two at 4" x 28"
Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons
Big Shot
Flower Folds Bigz XL Die
Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die
Beige thread
Sage thread
Cotton batting
Beige fabric
Décor-Bond by Pellon

  1. Zigzag-stitch sides of the crochet trim together until you have created a big enough piece of fabric to run through the Big Shot.
  2. Run crochet trim "fabric," beige fabric, and cotton batting through Big Shot using Flower Folds Bigz XL Die cutting one 3-3/4" flower, one 3" flower, and one 2-1/2" flower. Sew crochet trim "fabric," cotton batting, and beige fabric together to create three 3-D flowers.
  3. Iron Décor Bond to wrong side of each piece of 4" x 28" fabric. Fold in half with right sides facing and sew along long sides, making handles the width you desire (ours are 3/4" wide). Turn fabric; iron flat and top stitch.
  4. Create three ruffles for each side of bag by cutting four layers of each of the Deck the Halls fabric using the Big Shot and Perfect Settings Bigz XL Die (cupcake liner). Sew two ruffles together for each ruffle and sew to each side of the bag.
  5. Sew Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim on the top of the bag.
  6. To create outside bottom of bag, sew a 7-1/2" x 14" piece to each side of 10-1/2" x 14" piece to create a 14" x 24" rectangle. Iron Décor-Bond to wrong side of outside bag bottom.
  7. Iron Décor-Bond on the inside of bag top. Sew bag bottom to bag top.
  8. Fold lining in half and sew the side seams. Sew across corners at 2-1/2" to create gusset for the bottom of the bag. Repeat for the outside of bag. Turn outside of bag right-side out and slide lining inside. Fold the top of the bag down and top stitch closed, adding the handles as you do this.
  9. Crisscross piece of Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim through Big Designer Button.
  10. Attach flower to base of handle using Chantilly 1/2" Crochet Trim.
Thanks for stopping by today and let me know if you have any questions.

~ Georgia

BTW - Card Clubs are NEXT WEEK!

1 comment:

Marcia said...

Darling purse-stampin up is really getting creative!!!