The craftiness continues in these parts. After finishing up projects #1 and #2, I got to work on a few more projects, both involving sewing. I've never been much of a seamstress, but I'm feeling much more confident after these easy projects.
Project #3: Fabric Magnets!
I used this blog post found via pinterest, of course, as inspiration.
I ended up snatching 50 magnets for about $5, a few sheets of felt (29 cents each) and simply using spare fabric that we had lying around.
I wanted a simple, yet personal, gift to give some dear friends. These fabric magnets were the perfect solution. I just let my imagination run wild and tried to come up with something that each person really loves.
I ended making:
- six sets of "KKG" magnets (the letters of my sorority)
- one Michigan mitten with a star near my friend (and I's) hometown
- a key (a symbol of my sorority)
- a kite (a symbol of another one of my friend's sorority)
- a set of "XU" letters (for Xavier University where my sister will be going to school next year)
- a set of "HOME" letter for my mom.
I can't wait to hand out all of these little goodies!
Project #4: Banner!
I've admired banners like this is cute little shops for a year or so now. I just decided to spring for some adorable fabric (on sale!) and wing it one day. I cut the larger flags to be 13x9 then just folded over a section and sewed the top to become a sleeve for the ribbon. Then, I cut out letters to be 1" thick and about 5x4.
It will be a great welcome banner for my room this semester, but I can't wait to hang it over the archway entrance in the house that I'll be living in for senior year. You can't get much more welcoming than a fabric banner that says "HELLO!"
I also made another banner for another someone (who I'm keeping a secret for now). I'll be sure to share pictures after all of the unwrapping is over!