Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Featured Guest: Simple Simon and Company

Hi. My name is Elizabeth and I blog with my fabulously-creative sister-in-law, Liz. We are two stay at home mommas who love to sew, craft, and just all around stay in our pajamas all day. (If only I were kidding....) We blog at Simple Simon and Co where we like to sew from vintage patterns, hunt for vintage fabric, make crazy messes and see what we can come up with for our $5 Fridays.


Liz and I have been going fabric scrap crazy for the last little while. Liz made this darling shirt out of scraps that were cut and made into binding. And here is one more scrap fabric project that I have had on my brain....Fabric Scrap Bracelets.

The idea is not mine, I got it from this genius tutorial....which I love. The neckace looks like Wilma Flinstone to me and I think it is darling. I totally want to make one for myself.

For these bracelets I wanted to do them as a summer project with my girlie, so I had to figure out a different way than using the wire to hold them together.

Here's what I came up with....
You will need a long strip of fabric scraps. All of these were 2x 6 inch rectangles that were sewn together in one big long chain, but you could do the same technique out of all the same fabrics in long strips....or make your scrap fabric any size you want.

And here's how you do it.





Trust me when I say my almost-six-year-old loved it! She helped roll the balls, I hot glued them and she has been wearing it ever since. A good kid-friendly project that has a gajillion possibilities. A 4th of July one, larger-sized balls in an apothecary jar, made into a garland (I am totally doing that next....stay-tuned). Ok, you get the idea. Now, go get your scrap bin...and get rolling. It's kind of addicting.

Thanks for letting me guest post today...we love She Wears Flowers!

Simple Simon & Co

5 comments:

casserole,  said... June 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM  

It's gorgeous!! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-scrap-fabric-bracelet/2011/06/29/
(link will go live tonight)

--Anne

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