Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Making (wacky) Fabric from (ordinary) Fabric

I recently learned how to make fabric from fabric, and I love it!  It gives me just one more way I can add my creative, personal touch to what I am making and can pizazz it up.  Plus, it's one more way to use up those bits of fabric I can't seem to throw away.
So here's how you can do it, too:
Begin by sewing strips of fabric together.  The strips should be 2 to 3 times the length of the finished piece you want to make.

The width of the sewn-together pieces should be about 2 times the width of your finished piece.
Now cut it up at angles...really, go ahead :).
Next, take these pieces and turn some of them in the other direction and rearrange them until they're all wonky...
Then, sew them together.  Whoaaa, it feels a little off the grid!
Here's what mine looked like. 
Now overlay your pattern piece wherever you want, annnnnd...
Cut it out! 
Yep, that's it.  Not bad, eh?  And it's so much more interesting and fun than just using what you buy the way you buy it.  Have fun!

1 comment:

shibori girl said...

Oh yeah, so much better than plain fabric. When you can't find it... make it! :D