My scrap busting projects are so small, they aren't busting anything. But I'm busting with delight.
There is absolutely no noticeable dent in my scrap boxes. Oh, who cares! The fun is all in the fun of creating. If I really wanted the scraps to disappear I'd toss them out on their ear.
The season for many refreshing cold drinks is nearly upon us and I'm getting ready for it.
After the wild orange keeper, came the wild red bottle/can wrap.
These little gems are such fun to make! They practically design themselves with little effort from me.
Following is a tutorial for my process.
Get your scraps together and some batting, a lining fabric choice and velcro.
Batting - 8-1/4" x 4"
Lining - 8-1/4" x 4"
Batting - 3" x 1-1/2"
Lining - 3-1/2 x 2-1/4"
1-1/4" x 30"
Rubber Grip Strip:
7-1/4" x 3/4"
3/4" x 2-1/2"
Glue the grip strip to the right side of the lining 1/2" from the top edge. (It will get sewn down while you stitch the scraps on the front.)
For the body, layer lining piece right side down. Place batting over lining. Begin placing fabric scraps randomly on the batting. Move the pieces around until your design looks pleasing.
For the tab, the batting is cut just inside the seam allowance so as not to add bulk after turning right side out. Use the lining piece as a guide for placing the fabric scraps. Allow 1/4" seam allowance on three sides and 1/2" seam allowance to the remaining long edge.
Here's my layout for both pieces. Before pressing and sewing, I remove the spiral from the body piece and the bunting from the tab. Also remove the lining from the tab (it gets sewn on later).
Press the pieces to the batting. I also use a glue stick to tack a few pieces down to help keep the scraps together while in the process of stitching them down.
After stitching the bases of the body and tab, I fused and stitched the spiral and the bunting. You will have guessed by now what a marvelous time I'm having with fabric spirals. They are a fun added element to the design.
The backsides look like this.
For the tab, lay the lining piece right side down over the scrapy side. Stitch the 1/4" seam allowance around the three edges leaving the 1/2" edge open.
Trim off the corners and turn the tab right side out and press.
Layer the tab right side up centered on the backside of the body piece (unstitched edge to the outside) I use a glue stick to hold it in place.
From the right side of the body piece, stitch the binding on all the way around. Press the binding away from the body. This is how it looks from the backside.
I stitch the binding to the backside by hand. This is how it looks at this point.
Fold the tab piece out over the binding. Press.
From the right side, stitch the tab in place by top stitching on the binding. The photo below shows how that looks from the backside.
Add the velcro hook piece to the backside of the tab and the velcro loop piece to the front of the wrap as shown.
Now put that fun wrap to good use.