Monday, March 20, 2017

Scr-alphabet!

Oh... Pinterest. So damned many ideas. So very little time! This edition of nap time sewing features another Pinterest find - scrappy fabric letters!
Nope. That's not meant to spell anything. Most of the time DT aren't too accurate in their spelling either. At least not yet!

This project is a great way to use up scraps of fabric and batting. A 5 inch square will pretty much work for the top and backing. I figured I didn't need to re-invent the wheel, so I used letter templates from Sugar Bee Crafts. One less thing to take up valuable sewing time!


And when the batting scraps got too small, I made some Franken-batting! Gotta love that zigzag stitch and using up nearly unusable bits!

I decided to stick to prints that were predominately one colour. It would be cool to use a charm pack or a treasured stash collection to make a custom (and coordinated) alphabet.

All stacked up and ready to sew. One wee caveat if you decide to copy my method. Take care to only pull one letter stack (paper, print, batting, backing) off the pile at a time!
Instead of all that pesky cutting out of templates and tracing described in the tutorial, I decided to sew right through the paper. One dull needle is worth that saved time!


It took a little digging to unearth these beauties... my Mom's pinking shears. I can almost hear her scolding me for cutting paper with them. All those fancy scrapbooking scissors weren't around when I was a kiddo!

I can hardly wait to whip up another batch! You can't spell much with just one set of letters! BT and GT can't even spell their names at the same time!
I'm linking up with Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt and  Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts. Pop on over and see what others have been cooking up!

J

9 comments:

  1. Neat idea. You need many sets just to get the last name LOL

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  2. Great idea sewing through the paper! I'm sure they will be played with time and time again!

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  3. Fun project! Made these for my niece a few years back and she loved them!

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  4. Super cute. I need to whip some of these up with my charm scrap bin.

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  5. I can see what I will be making my nieces in the near future! Lovely idea and thanks for the shortcuts and tips!

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  6. I did those for my kids a few years ago! They got a lot of use out of them.

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  7. Next set the "D" can be red!!!! I want to play.

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  8. Sewing through the paper is smart, and I agree - definitely worth one dull needle! These letters look like a lot of fun, I think I'll need to make some for my nephew. Thanks for sharing on MCM. Now I have another item on my to do list!

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  9. What a great way to use up those silly little bits of batting that I do not know what to do with but cannot bear to throw away!

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