I was asked to do something a little different and make some bits and pieces for a hen party that wasn't quite so plastic.
We had a little chat about what she wanted and I set about stitching. It was really fun to make something different to the things I usually make with a personal touch that made it unique. It set me thinking about how very commercialized hen parties and weddings can become (and so very expensive!) and yet some upcycled fabric and a bit of time can create something truly unique and special!
So here is what I made . . .
Then I got started on the sash for the bride to be.
Using a simple cream fabric I cut out the fabric for the sash before cutting out the letters in a fun autumnal fabric.
Then it is the slow task (but oh so satisfying) of applique. This does take a little while but it looks so much better than simply sticking fabric on and removes the risk of all that fraying!
Here is a little bit more on applique!
Then I just neatly sewed the sash together and pressed it out to give a neat line on each side.
I used a safety pin with a rag effect to secure the sash and there you have it - upcycled and made with love!