and leftover quilt making fabrics. I like to sort my fabric by color,
which I find inspiring.
I stamped the cottons using ink that said it was good for fabric, and then heat-set it with a hot dry iron. Using spray-on fabric adhesive, I attached the stamped fabric pieces onto larger contrasting fabrics.
Sewing them together was fun. I did some free-motion embroidery on a few, but I think I had the wrong thread combination and my machine started tangling the bobbin thread. I should have taken better notes when I took my free motion embroidery class. Consequently, most of the labels are just straight stitched. I may use some ric-rac on top of the stitching on a few.
I hand washed them and put them in the dryer to pucker them and make them softer, then pinking-sheared the outer edges.
To me, even a pile of scraps can be evocative.
Now these are ready to sew into clothes. Don’t you just love beautiful labels on the inside of your clothes? Nobody will see them but you, but a finishing detail such as this can completely lift a garment’s status. I may even sew them on the outside! I also plan to use my labels for other projects like a pillow (maybe even on the front?), a rug, or a stuffed animal. Can you think of anything else?
Have a creative day ~ Karen