Thursday, April 18, 2013

HGTV Home Fabric- Three Ideas

I get all kinds of offers to test and review different products on my blog and since I am very picky I often turn down many of those offers. But when I was contacted by HGTV and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft to review and sew with their new HGTV fabric line, I had to say yes. I love fabric and this line is SUPER fabulous! 

They sent me 1 yard of Urban Berry Blossom and 1 yard of Checkered Past Berry and I went to work getting creative. I couldn't decide on what to make so I went ahead and tackled three REALLY easy projects. 

Just a warning- I rarely if ever follow a pattern when sewing. I prefer more of a "fly by the seat of my pants" approach to sewing (I even wrote a book about it HERE). So this post will not include detailed instruction for patterns instead I am hoping to provide inspiration to use the same fabric in different ways. 

With a toddler in the house I have become obsessed with how to organize and contain all of the toys that we have around. Legos are now a big part of everyday life and I have been trying to come up with a cute way to store them (besides a big plastic tub). I decided that a fabric storage bin would be a stylish storage solution!

This project took me a total of 15 minutes (and with no pattern). The concept is really just a tote bag with no handles. Because the fabric is thick it supports itself.

I used a large piece of each fabric.
Stacked them together and folded in half.
I hemmed the top.
Sewed up both sides.
Sewed across each corner (on the inside).

Turned right side out and voilà- a perfect (and cute) storage solution for all those legos!

Lucy is obsessed with flowers. When she sees a flower of any kind she wrinkles up her nose and starts smelling it. So when I saw the bold flowers in the Urban Berry Blossom fabric I couldn't resist making tiny flower pillows for her. 

I cut out the flowers and sewed them into pillows. I even used the trim that was included with my fabric to embellish the pillows. 

The result- toddler size pillows perfect for play! 
She immediately starting smelling them.

I love purses and a cross body purse always comes in handy for me and my busy life. I thought the big bold flowers would make a really fun spring purse!

I used an envelope as my inspiration, added a button and a strap.

I loved working with this fabric and am excited about the entire line-so many fun prints and patterns!

 The folks at HGTV and Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft were kind enough to offer a coupon to my readers on the fabric line (in store and online). I'm heading over to do a little shopping (I need more fabric bins!)


Potiron said...

great projects!!! The fact that Lucy tried to smell the flower pillows made me smile!

I am a bit surprised you didn't take the black and white prints!!! ;-)
I can see those with a hot pink trim....

too bad I'm overseas and cannot take advantage of the coupon!!!

How inspiring you are...

à bientôt!

Teri said...

It would be fun to put some lavender in them so Lucy would have something nice to sniff!

Naomi Novella said...

Wow, what wonderful projects and beautiful tutorial! Your blog is fantastic, no wonder HGTV and Jo-Anne's asked you to use their fabrics. I don't sew but I'm inspired to try now.

Sara said...

Great projects. Looks like Lucy thinks so too. You are so inspiring.

Melanie said...

They all look great. Thanks for sharing.
Liefs, Melanie

Marilyn Clark said...

Super cute projects! Well done!

Laura Bray said...

Very cute projects. I especially love Lucy's little pillows.

Rosalina said...

Wow these are great and very creative projects. I just found your blog yesterday and I am glad I did. You are an amazing artist and extremely creative!!!

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Beauty Follower said...

Beautiful patterns!


studioGypsy said...

love these!! especially the flower pillows and lu's expression while she's holding that awesome basket that mama made! :) xoxo

Annasofia said...

you're killing me with that picture of Lucy holding up the basket! :)

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

I hope you can make it!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

Egypt said...

Thank You For This Images ;)

Zafaran said...

Lovely projects! I loved all of them...the tiny pillows, cross body purse!


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