17 February 2022

Altenew | Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today I am sharing something very different than my usual - fabric! I was delighted to hear that Altenew was releasing their new Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Fat Quarter Collection and although I love fabric (I have a drawer of it!), I do not use it that often, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to try something different. This post is part of a fun blog hop, please see below for more information. 

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As much as I love fabric, I am not much of a sewer. I can hand sew but I am not that great on a sewing machine. I would love to get better at it though. When I saw the beautiful patterns in the Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric fat Quarter Collection, I knew I had to give it a go! There are five different fat quarters in the collection (approx. 18" x 22"/50cm x 55cm). 


I thought that I would create a project without sewing and also one with. The first one is without sewing. I saw some tutorials online about how to create bows and I thought they would be great for lots of different uses - brooches, hair/headbands, pins, adding on to bags etc., so I thought that I would give that a go first. 


I cut a piece of fabric (the one with the beautiful watercoloured floral on) to 5" x 5" and then folded in half. Where the half way point is, I added a strip of Thermoweb Peel N Stick Fabric Fuse Sheet. This is like double sided tape but for fabric! I then folded it in half again and added another strip of the Fabric Fuse to hold it together and make a square. I then pinched the centre to create a bow. I wrapped it using embroidery thread to secure, but you could use another piece of fabric or ribbon. To make it, I followed this tutorial


I then thought it would be fun to add the bow on to a headband. I simply tied it on using more embroidery thread, so that I could take it off later if I wanted. If you knew you were going to keep it on there permanently, you could use a hot glue gun to secure it in place. 


For my next project, I thought I would create a hanging heart. I just added toy stuffing in mine, but you could add lavender or any other herb/plant for some fragrance. To make the heart, I cut two hearts from the Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Fat Quarter Collection. I used the leaf pattern for the front and the aqua with white dots for the back. 


I placed the hearts back to back (so that the nice side of the fabric was inside the sandwich) and placed a piece of ribbon inbetween. It was sewn up, leaving a small hole, on a sewing machine. Since you stich it inside out, I pulled it back through so that it was the right way round. I used the Altenew Crafter's Essential Bone Folder to push it all through and then filled it with toy stuffing. 


The hole left for filling was then hand sewn. I tied more ribbon in a bow and adhered a button from my stash to the centre, adhering with a hot glue gun. I then adhered the ribbon to the heart with hot glue as well. For the back, I simply added a button at the top. I thought that I might use the heart either just as d├ęcor, or as a pin cushion. It's definitely not perfect, but for my first attempt, I am pretty happy with it! 

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BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this blog post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the amazing LauraJane. Next on the hop is the fabulous Hassena Calcuttawala. If you get lost along the hop or want to start from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 23rd February 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 25th February 2022.

I have had a peek at the other designers makes and they are so inspirational - some amazing sewers but also great ways to use the fabric on cards and non-sewing projects too. Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. Wishing you a great day! 

26 comments:

  1. Altenew's new fabric line is a breath of fresh air for Spring! Your hanging hearts and headband are great inspiration. Thank you.

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  2. These are Adorable!!! Love your head band!!!

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  3. The new fabric collection is lovely and so are your projects!

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  4. Nice project share. I like the idea for the bow for the band.

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  5. Very creative. The head band is really cute, and I like the heart. The fabric is so happy and pretty.

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  6. I love the bows and heart! You've inspired me to make pin cushions.

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  7. LOVE the hanging heart! I just welcomed 2 great nephews. These would look great in their rooms!

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  8. These are so wonderful, Michelle, well done, and thanks for sharing!

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  9. Love that adorable headband. During the pandemic I've avoided salons and I've resorted to wearing a headband to keep it out of my eyes. Don't know how a 74 year would look with a bow in her hair, but I love it! I love that sweet heart, too.

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  10. Love your projects and the fabric is so beautiful.

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  11. Hearts are one of my favorite decorating items. Love your pretty hanging heart.

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  12. I love both projects! The bow is cute, and I could see it on top of a present or the outside of a hand-delievered card envelope!

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  13. Ooh lovely bold florals and you've made some cute projects with them. Well done you! Now you can advance to face wipes :) They'd be gorgeous for that actually!

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  14. Wowza your projects are soooooo stinkin cute and useful. You are very talented and inspiring!

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  15. Wowza love your projects, especially the heart to put potpourri in.

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  16. What a cute hair bow! Love your projects!

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  17. Adorable creation! My girls would love the headband

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  18. The bow and the hanging heart are both adorable! Such super cute ideas for small bits of fabric. Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  19. Both the bow and the hanging heart are super cute! What fantastic ideas for using small bits of fabric.

    I apologize if this is a duplicate comment -- I don't think it published the one I attempted before logging into Google.

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  20. These are all GORGEOUS Michelle. The fabrics from Altenew are just stunning in their design, and your three projects showcase them beautifully! I love the two bows (the headband is so cute and clever as you can make lots of different bows and change them up if you want). The heart is stunning, gorgeous fabrics, a lovely accessory that you must hang somewhere in your room. Inspiring post, making me want to learn to sew...! xx

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