Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IC 41: Boo!

This week's IronCraft Challenge theme is Boo! Halloween crafts.

I saw this hanky tutorial and liked the way the edges were done.  So, I decided to adapt it a bit.

Materials:
1 yard of fabric
Thread
sewing machine
scrapbooking stencil with a neat edge
sharp scissors

Cut the fabric into squares I did fat quarters, but in looking at them compared to store bought napkins, they're a lot bigger, so you could do something smaller.

Stencil

Then lay the stencil on the fabric and with a pen or pencil trace the edge of the stencil around the square of fabric about half an inch in from the edge.

napkin closeup

With your sewing machine set to a zig zag stitch that's pretty narrow and close together, sew on the line that you just drew around the edge of the fabric.

Next with sharp scissors cut the fabric away, as close to the stitches as you can get without cutting them.
And you're done!
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I also did my nails for Halloween this week:
CandyCornNails
But my nails don't often stay painted for long since I do a lot of typing. So I did them again later in the week:
Halloween nails

Do you have any fun Halloween craft ideas?

2 comments:

kat said...

Such a clever way to do the edging. I really love the candy corn nails too!

waggonswest said...

The edging is really unique. I love it.

 
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