For the last couple of weeks, on the Bella Blvd blog, they have been doing the introductions of the members of this years Bella Blvd design team. Today was the day that they showcased two of the projects that were submitted to apply to the team. I thought I would share them with you here and tell you a little bit about them.
The first project is a corsage. I knew Homecoming was coming soon, and I wanted to make something special for my son's date. So I used some Bella Blvd Fabric and rolled a couple of roses. They are really very easy to make. Hot Glue is really the key. I took at long strip of fabric 1 1/2 inch wide and fold the edges into the middle. This created a long tube that I was able to wrap and roll around to create the large flat flower. Every couple of centimeters, I put some hot glue on the side of the flower and then kept rolling and twisting the fabric.
It's kind of hard to see, but I also made a wrist band out of elastic and black fabric. I encased the elastic in a black fabric tube and sewed the ends shut. Then I put a snap set on the ends so it would b easy to take on and off.
After making the roses in two different sizes, I glued on some half pearls and attached them to band along with some velvet leaves. Then I tied a bow and glued that on as well.
Below you can see the corsage on the young girls wrist. You can see the black wristband peeking out underneath.
My second project, a pillowcase, uses Bella's newest fabric line, Too Cute To Spook for Riley Blake fabrics.
I just love the bold polka dot fabric and the cute little "spooks".
Garrett decided that it was going to be his when I brought it in his room to photograph it. It makes a great little reading nook. I love making pillowcases. They are so easy. Just a few straight lines and you're done.
For my time on the Bella Blvd design team, I hope to bring you some fun basic sewing tutorials, like this pillowcase, that you can use Bella Blvd fabric to create. Here's to a great year with Bella Blvd fabric!