I have begun cutting some simple blocks to make a patchwork and there are lots of scraps falling into the bin. I don't want to waste a single piece of this yumminess so stopped the cutting and got out my felting/embellishing machine and a piece of felt. For those of you who have never seen one of these it looks a bit like a sewing machine but there are far less moving parts, it has no thread just several barbed needles which bonds or felts layers of fibres and fabric together. It works best when one of the layers is felt or batting as the fibres are looser and blend better with the other fabrics.
I layered scraps of fabric over the felt and ran it under the machine, you could do this with a single felting needle but it would take ages, my machine has 10 needles so only took half an hour to make a completely new piece of fabric out of scraps, a fabric collage. I machined around some of the pieces, cut out a couple of die cuts to simulate hinges and added some hitch fasteners.
I folded the fabric into three and blanket stitched around the edges using a machine and quite thick thread to create a useful purse.
I have also made a Fabric tote with Eclectic Elements, some bracelets and a roman blind but please don't forget to continue the hop the discover what other delights have been created using this fantastic fabric once you have finished here.
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