I have a thing for text fabric. There's just something about it that draws my eye - even if it's illegible, in another language, or totally random.
Using very small pieces of each of three Wordsmith fabrics from the line, I made a tissue pack holder. I know you can only see two fabrics - the third is underneath and is cream text on a navy blue background.
Once again I followed the tutorial by Sum of their Stories - same as I did for the 42 tissue pack holders I recently whipped up.
Sewn at the eleventh hour as a gift, I didn't have time to take photos, so no tutorial for this one. I did scribble down measurements, so I can give you an overview...
- text fabric - 10" x 6" (cut two)
- navy fabric at bottom - 10" x 5" (cut one)
- join fabrics - text + navy + text - to form one rectangle
- interface - fusible fleece + sew-in woven
- navy fabric - 10" x 2½" (cut two)
- join to each end of rectangle as per QAYG zippered pouch tutorial
- attach zipper - I do a modification of the Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial
- sew bag - lining + exterior - use favourite tutorial and modify for no seam at bottom
- make a tab for zipper end - zipper tab tutorial
The lining began life as one of my shirts - it's a beautiful linen that has been patiently sitting cut up and waiting to be used. I knew the perfect project would eventually turn up.
The recipient is going to use her new zippered pouch as a makeup bag.
I'm thrilled with how the zippered pouch turned out in the text fabric. I want one for me!!!
This isn't my first text themed sewn item, and it won't be my last, as my text fabric stash is growing...
My love of text is not limited to fabric. Over at A Tray of Bliss the other day, I came across beautiful handmade text wrapping paper - now on my To Do list.
Have you incorporated text fabrics into your sewing?