Friday, February 12, 2016

Romantic and Easy Sewing Projects

If you're pressed for time, and maybe a bit tight on cash, and you need a romantic gift idea, you can always look at some easy sewing projects for a great solution.

Romantic and Easy Sewing Projects

Undergarments: If you have some silky or sheer fabric in your fabric stash, you can trace a pattern from a pair of boxers or panties and stitch them up. Sewing undergarments is pretty simple because there are usually very few pieces, and the way they go to together is fairly intuitive by looking at the originals. Sewing elastic to the fabric is often the hardest part, and even that is easy if you take your time.

Tote bags: Sewing tote bags is not in and of itself a romantic sewing project, but use some heart fabric or silky fabric and toss a few romantic items in the bag (like wine, cheese, and crackers - whatever you might normally have as a special treat) and you'll be all set with a simple gift that looks like you put a lot of time and effort into it.

Blindfold and Soft Cuffs: (I apologize in advance for going all Fifty Shades of Grey there - but they are easy to make.) Make a blindfold from a layer of silky fabric and a layer of soft, fleecy fabric scraps and a pair (or two pairs if you want to cuff both wrists and ankles) of soft cuffs that close up with hook and loop tape. These are basically just rectangular strips of fabric and Velcro - and again - they are so easy to make with just a few scraps of fabric.

Silk flowers: Take a long strip of pretty fabric and run a basting stitch along one edge. Then pucker the fabric along the line of basting stitches and wrap the puckered fabric around a chenille stem with a  small loop twisted into the top end - and either stitch it the flower in place to the loop or glue the rosette to the stem. 

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