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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  1. LOVE this!!! Angela, what a great idea. A wreath done like this would look fabulous in my foyer!!!Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Angela, this wreath turned out so pretty! It reminds me of the coffee filter wreaths, but so much more interesting! I'm going to need to pay more attention to how you make wreaths! I get bogged down thinking I need to go buy a form, but yours seem to be just beautiful using a cardboard ring! Have a great weekend! Glad you are feeling a little better. Have a great weekend!

  3. Love this one so much!

  4. Your wreath turned out just lovely! Such a wonderful idea to use the vintage patterns.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes

  5. Super cute! I am pinning. I have a link party, 'Share Your Cup Thursday'. It's all about sharing what makes you happy. Would love if you shared sometime!

  6. Incredible! I bet that was a lot of work - but it turned out fantastic. Great job!

  7. I love this, it is so cool!! Too bad I have no vintage sewing patterns. For that matter, too bad I can't sew a button on my clothes! How sad is that.


  8. Such a clever wreath. I love the softness of the pattern paper.

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  10. Super creative, Angela! Love your wreath!
    Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  11. Awesome wreath! Love seeing wreathes made from other media.

  12. I LOVE this! I need one for my sewing room!

  13. I love this! I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  14. Hello Angela, this is marvelous - I almost got rid of a box full of sewing patterns - LOVE this! I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,


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