Welcome back to Day 27 (*ahem) of the 31 Days of Doilies! Yeah, yeah, I know, the date on this post reads August 28th. You didn't honestly think I'd be able to do the same thing 31 days in a row without forgetting once or twice, did you? If you did, well, now you know better! Organization and consistency are not my friends. I keep chasing them around, but they outrun me all the time!
Anyway, I have two cute fabric projects involving the Flirtatious Suite to share with you for Day 27, so I hope you will pretend with me for a moment that it's still Saturday...I mentioned before that I made a round bucket-style Scallop Square tote bag with the Big Shot. It was pretty simple, just sew 6 squallop squares in a straight line and then join the ends (after first attaching any pockets you wanted to include. Then measure the diameter across of the circle and cut a circle that size plus one inch seam allowance. I lucked out because my salad plates were the perfect size! Sew that around the bottom of your circle of scallop squares.
You'll also want to cut a matching cardboard circle for the bottom to make it sturdier (I used the backing of a package of DSP) and I covered mine with Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and more fabric. The circle is removeable so you can wash the bucket if needed. Then just finish off the bucket with handles and embellishments as desired. I like to make a little homemade seam binding or bias tape for the top edge to finish it off nicely.
The second doily project for today is a little business card holderslash gift card holder (Yes, it holds both!) made from Flirtatious Designer Series Fabric that has been backed with Whisper White cardstock, using the afore-mentioned Multi-Purpose Adhesive Sheet Apply the adhesive sheet to the cardstock first, then peel off the backing and smooth your fabric over it. Lay the piece paper side down on your Petite Pockets die and run it through the Big Shot.
Make the pocket up just like you would if it were made from cardstock alone. I closed mine with a quarter Velcro dot and embellished it with Scallop Dotted Melon Mambo ribbon and a flower from the Blossom Party Big Shot die and one of the new Pool Party printed brads.
If you've never tried Stampin' Up's fabric line before, throw a selection on your next order! You'll be pleased with the quality and the amount you get, and you'll enjoy the versatility and novelty of having textiles to work into your papercrafting projects. Not sure which pattern to get? Check them out on page 196, but I recommend the Flirtatious Suite as a good one to start with. Can't beat those doilies!
See you "tomorrow" for Day 28 of our 31 Days of Doilies summer blog series!