Sunday, July 21, 2013

Vintage Sewing Pattern Wreath

Hi all! I completely feel like I dropped off the face of the earth for a few days! I had intended on taking a little break of sorts because my husband was on vacation, but then I caught a horrible cold and spent a couple of days miserable and sneezing. Hate that! Especially when it's like 100 degrees outside!
Anyway, since I was confined to the couch and watching Dragnet on Hulu (love that show) I decided to make a wreath.

I've had these vintage sewing patterns for quite a a few years while...just waiting for the perfect project. And, while this was easy, be warned that it was pretty time consuming.

I started by cutting pieces of the patterns and accordion folded them. Typically, when I make wreaths I make sure that every piece is the same size. Not so with this one. I just randomly cut pieces, so some were long and thing, short and wide, etc... and I really like the depth and interest this gave to the wreath.

Once each piece was folded properly, I again folded them in half and hot glued the fold to my wreath form (as typical, I made one out of sturdy cardboard.)  I continued until the wreath was full and even looking.

It took way more sewing patterns than I could have ever imagined! But, I am seriously loving the results!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enjoy your Sunday!


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