I usually have some sort of garment I have sewn to show on Fridays but this week my garment was a disaster so I am posting a craft instead! You see, I post projects over at refashion coop . It's a great site where you can show off your refashioned clothing projects. I thought I had a super easy project which would knock everyone 's socks off. But as is often the case with projects I get too confident about, I was HUMBLED!
I started with a turtleneck cashmere sweater from the thrift shop. I cut it into a cardigan. Then I blanket stitched the edges by hand. I didn't like that so I cut off the collar. Then I sewed chiffon ruffles to the edges and they got all stretched out. So I cut off the ruffles and sewed on vintage bias trim instead and the sweater got even more stretched out. To remedy this, I pulled elastic trim through the bias edging and, yikes! (You hopefully get the picture.)
Finally, my 8 year old said, "Mommy maybe you should give up on this project. I don't think you can save it!" So countless hours later, I have a stretched out mess that I can wear around the house when I don't care about feeling frumpy. I won't dare take a picture of it, sorry! Suffice to say, it is burgundy.
On to today's craft tutorial!
MOD PODGED SHEET MUSIC COVERED PAPER MACHE LETTERS
Paper letters bought on sale at Joanns.
Vintage sheet music bought at a garage sale.
- Tear up small pieces of sheet music.
- Mod Podge the pieces of music on to the letters.
- When the letters are all covered with sheet music and dry, paint Mod Podge all over the whole thing to seal your letters.
A wonderful Christmas decoration if I do say so myself!
P.S. This sheet music was dated 1909 so I felt really guilty about cutting it up but it was already torn. That is what I told myself, anyway.
I hope any of you fellow sewists will stop by tomorrow to see who won my Burdastyle magazine and to post your projects on my sewing link up party.