Today we are switching things up, and instead of featuring projects using our paper collections, we are sharing projects created with our fabric collections!
Swing Shirt, by Jen Chesnick.
I think when folks hear of someone sewing garments for their kids today, they think of what my mother or their mother made them back in the 1970's. Today the patterns that can be found and the designs on fabric couldn't be further from that era. I stumbled on Lil Luxe patterns and knew her style was up my alley and mixes to well with the trendy prints of Snapshots fabric.
The back has such a cute detail and there gathers on the sleeves are pretty sweet.
The top has a wide swing to it so it’s very forgiving and can be made in woven or knit. You can mix and match lots of patterns into the back panel as well!
Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs; Lil Luxe Rouche & Division top pattern
Fabric Notebook Holder, by Christine Ousley.
I know that most of us are attached to our phones and we save a lot of information on them but occasionally I just want to have a notebook to save my thoughts or sketches for a new project. This handy little notebook holder is the perfect size for your purse and why not be inspired by all of the beautiful fabrics at the same time?
It’s held closed with an elastic band and button. The quilt pattern is very simple to sew and put together. It’s the perfect way to show off all the beautiful colors in the Snapshots fabric by Bella Blvd.
Inside the notebook holder are two pockets for notebooks and even a place for your pen. A small diagonal pocket can be used to hold Post it Notes or business cards. This notebook holder is very easy and definitely a great beginner project. The tutorial is provided by Lark Crafts and includes a full color pdf with pictures and instructions.
Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs; Pattern from Lark Crafts; Elastic cord; Interfacing; Mini Paper Pad; Pen
Fabric Curling Iron Case, by Kathy Frye.
This is the perfect travel accessory! Something I always wanted/needed, so finally took the time to make one. I used the bright and cheery cotton fabrics from the Bella Snapshots line.
The front pocket helps keep the cord from getting all tangled up.
This curling iron or flat iron case is lined with a pre-quilted heat resistant fabric, so you can pack your iron while it is still hot and be on your way.
Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs; Pre-quilted Heat Resistant Fabric; thread; elastic; button
Embroidered Winter Hat, by Jen Chesnick.
Toss out those fabric scraps? No more! You don't have to have an embroidery machine to applique, so keep them around. For this project I did use my machine. I love the cute design and I used extra pieces of fabric from my other Bella projects to create it.
If you are new to applique (like me) there are tons of YouTube videos on how to machine applique as well as hand applique using Heat N Bond and your sewing machine. You can pick up items are your local big box store and have some fun creating one of a kind items.
A tip when embroidering fleece or items with a plushy nap, use two layers of water soluble stabilizer on top. I only used one and you can see Parker's name sunk down into the fleece. I should have added a second to keep the stitches puffed up.
Bella Blvd Snapshots fabric for Riley Blake Designs, Bella Blvd Too Cute To Spook fabric for Riley Blake Designs; Hat; Applique Design from Planet Applique; Heat N Bond; Medium Tear Away Stabilizer or Medium Cutaway Stabilizer; Water Soluble Stabilizer; Basting spray
Riley Blake Designs markets our fabrics under Stephanie Hunt as the designer. When purchasing or searching the Riley Blake website it's actually easier & more efficient to find the Bella Blvd fabrics under "Stephanie Hunt" as the artist.