Showing posts with label Textiles. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Textiles. Show all posts

Quick and Easy Fabric Craft!!

1Fabric wrapped picture frames! Nice! 

2Fabric covered circle bulletin boards

3Recover old binders by covering in fabric scraps
4Fabric Decal, great way to use fabric scraps
Love these out of the box ideas to use spare fabric pieces in the house. Find more information about these projects here
1: Update old frames by covering them in new fabrics straps
2: Created personalised bulletin board with cork board and fabrics spares
3: Update old folders with some fabric covering. Great way to get uniformed look. Update it every season for new look
4: Create fabulous fabric wall decals! my favorite idea!

You can find interesting fabrics and laces at our store. Hope these ideas and our affordable product ranges inspires you to start a project today!

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Baby Quilt

Dear Readers,

I made this baby quilt from IKEA Textiles I purchased sometime ago. I made this quilt for our new baby who will join us soon.

Materials Used:
  • 1m length Printed Cotton Fabric
  • Cotton Thread
  • Quilting Needle
  • Polyfill

I loved the Hummingbird Design on this fabric and decided to place it in the centre of the quilt and quilted straigth lines around it to get the fluffiness.
  • The fabric was folded in half and stitched on two sides from the wrong side.
  • Turn the fabric inside out and fill with polyfill or any quilt batting you life.
  • Blanket stitch to close the ends.
  • I quilted small stitches in straight rows at equal distances and ensured the hummingbird is not stitched over.
Its a very quick one day project for a newborn.

Alphabet Quilt for pre-schooler

 Dear Readers,

I couldn't resist myself from using one of the Quilt Panels from our Store when I saw this cute alphabet print.

Materials Used:

  • Printed Quilt Panel
  • Pre-Quilted Silk Backing
  • Black Thread
  • Quilting Needle

Step By Step:

  1. Stitch the backing to the panel by folding the edges to make a border. Use hemming to get a neat finish result
  2. I used thick cotton thread for quilting the alphabet boxes to get a puffed up effect. Use running stitch for quilting the boxes.
I am very pleased with the end result of this quilt. It's a surprise for my little girl.

Hope you will find such insipration from our fabric range too!!

Happy Crafting!








Saree Embroidery - Kantha Work

 Hello Readers!!
Today I am sharing one more recent project of my grandma. She embroidered this Saree (5 yard fabric) with Kantha Work as a gift for my mum's 50th Birthday!!
Let the pictures do all the talking.

Embroidered Sarees - Festival Special


Dear Readers, 

I was never a fan of wearing Saree's and always thought embroidered Saree to be too tacky and shiny. But when I saw these Sarees I just had to buy them. I love the superior quality of the fine embroidery and also the fact that its suttle and does not have too much bling. 

The mustard yellow Saree has fine Kashmiri hand embroidery which is unique to every Saree. 
Do share your favourite handicrafts too 

Happy Crafting!

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Hand Embroidered Saree - Grandma's Creation

Dear readers,
Today I would like to share a beautiful handmade gift which is very precious for me . My grandma embroidered this Saree and gifted me for my first Diwali after our wedding. So it has a very special for me.

My Grandma learnt special embroidery stitch "Kantha work" and she immediately tried it on this Saree. she also adorned all the flowers with kundan (artificial rhinestones). I love the small even stitches across the design. 
The embroidery is on the skirting of the Saree and pallu. I like the small flower motif is used on pallu and rest of the Saree is left plain. This gives it a very delicate look. 

She even embroidered the blouse sleeves for me. 

I will share many more Saree embroidered my grandma in coming months.. Do let me know your views, suggestions

Happy Crafting....!!!

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Traditional Wall Hanging - Unique Gift

Hello again,

One of my friends mother gifted me these unique wall hangings from India. This workmanship is speciality of Gujarat and Rajasthan states. 

I love the play of colours and intricate detailed bed work makes this artpiece very unique. 

Close  Look - smaller square

It can also be used as cushion covers. But as I don't have cushion to fit these sizes, I use it as wall decor.
close look - bead work
close look - abla work / mirror work
Do share your unique handmade gifts
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Second Crochet dress - New Born Baby

 Hello ! 

I  made another version of my crochet dress posted here.
Same techniques and materials are used. The design is included only on the front side of the dress. Back side is woven in continuous half double crochet. I also embroidered small flowers on the skirt to give more effects to the black frill.

This dress is suitable for 0-4 months baby.Made of soft cotton twine.

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Recycled Quilt - 1st Quilt

 Sharing our first Quilt experience with you all. 
front view

This quilt is made by me and my mum for my daughter S.  The quilt is suitable for kids single bed and cosy to provide warmth in the cool winter nights. 
Rajasthani motif - elephant

We made this quilt over a year ago when the quilt bug got to us! We decided to use all the fabrics lying around the house to learn the ropes of trade. We followed step-by-step quilter's guide in making this quilt. 

Little One - S
 I personally never expected this project to turnout even up to use able standards let alone sharing on the blog! But when I showed it to our little one , she absolutely loved it and was frolicking on it for good 30 minutes.... so I decided to capture this moment and share with my blogdost (blog friends)

Closer Look
 Materials used: 
  1. Queen bed fitted bedspread(chequered blue)
  2. Cotton skirt with rajasthani print 
  3. Brother Sewing machine
  4. Fabrics scraps as wadding 
  5. Spare acrylic wool to made woollen lace
  6. crochet needle
  1. Cut out triangles and squares with various motifs from the Rajasthani Block Print Skirt 
  2. Washed these swatches before stiching them to blue fabric strips. 
  3. Joined the blue strips with chequered strips 
  4. Cutout one continuous rectangle from the bedspread to work as backing. 
  5. Sandwiched various fabrics scraps (cotton only) in between as wadding. 
  6. Pinned all the three layers and sew straight lines at equal distance with sewing machine( this was tricky part as the scraps were of various lenghts and thicknesses) 
  7. Attached bias strips from the remaining blue cloth from the bedspread. 
  8. Using spare wool crocheted small lace with double crochet and attached it to the blue rectangles with hand sewing
    Back side

Things we learnt: This was very steep learning curve for us. 
  1. Always use polyester or cotton wadding material rather than fabrics scraps for big quilts (as stiching fabric scraps is time consuming)
  2. Consider seam allowance while cutting the various pieces 
  3. Never be ashamed of your projects :D
    proudly stored in little one's room

    Happy Quilting !

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A-Line Frock for Toddler

front side
Hello Friends! 
Finally there's one tick in our "to do list" for this year!
My mum made this dress for S recently.Yes its the same Ikea fabric used in this project as I mentioned in my previous post here
back side - close-up

I am super impressed with the dress. The fabric is really thick makes it perfect for layering in autumn weather! 
back side
Also the dandelion pattern makes my girl look tall and very adorable.
The dress is very easy to wear for toddlers (especially the ones who love dress by themselves) as there's only one press button at the back 
and simple belt to tie at the back. 
Seeing a big grin on S face made the efforts worthwhile for the proud Granny!

Happy crafting! 

(Please contact me if you would like to custom make a similar dress for your little one )

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