Incorporating sewing and sublimation is something I enjoy. It keeps me from becoming bored easily. Those who know me sadly know that I am easily distracted and once I become bored (especially if there is repetition involved), that's it. I'm done...lol. The bucket projects have been both a challenge and a joy to work on. The challenge is sewing a circle to a straight edge...ugh. I think I finally got it though. I had to add 1" (my seam allowance x2) to both the circle and the straight edge. The joy comes from picking coordinating fabrics, and adding a sublimated design to both front and back and watching the buckets take shape. It's a very satisfying feeling.
This Easter bucket is for a little guy. I didn't want any frills, ribbon, bows, etc. I used both a wood and grass fabric and I must say I am very happy with the results. I do, however, still need to find a good interfacing that will give a little stiffness to the sides. I read somewhere that canvas might be a good interfacing and I may try that if I make another bucket. I did try Buckram, which is really stiff (but thin) and I was not too happy with the result.
With Easter on the brain, I also took the opportunity to make a table runner and although the colors are not what I would call the typical Easter pastels, I love how the table runner turned out! I love the black/cream check and it coordinated well with the sketch style graphics I used on the runner. Almost has a "farmhouse" feel.
And the last project is a pair of Easter treat bags made using a poly duck canvas that sublimates quite well. I designed the bunny faces to imprint on the front of the bag and added a little contrasting cotton fabric for the ears. I made a drawstring from some thin ribbon and the bags were done! I love them!
That's it for now. Until next time, Keep Krafting!