Thursday, May 5, 2016

Sew Special

Hi and welcome,

Today we begin a new challenge at A Vintage Journey - Sew Special - where our lovely hostess, Jenny, is asking us to use fabric on our project.  I used a burlap panel from idea-ology for my base and, of course, went with the sewing theme.

The first step was to stencil the ruler on, I used molding paste and the Measured Stencil.
After stash diving for sewing things, I found this dress form, sorry I don't know where I got it. I edged the dress form and a piece of torn paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

    Next the form and paper were added to the canvas

                                                 An empty bobbin was glued to the top

I had no pink ribbon so died some seam binding with Spun Sugar reinker and water. 
This is easy to do by simply dropping some reinker on a non stick mat and then adding a few drops of water.  Wet the ribbon, add it to the ink and then dry with a heat gun.

Next came a length of lace from Graphic 45, then the ribbon was added.   Tie a bow and add some pretty flowers.

Using Sewing Room Die - cut one dress form with Honey Pop Paper (Inky Antics) and one from chipboard.  Add double sided adhesive to both sides of Honey Pop form.  Remove liner from adhesive and stick to half of chipboard form.  Add form to burlap panel and then remove adhesive liner from other side of Honey Pop then stick down.
Final step is to add scissors from Sewing Edge Die, a few buttons, and a phrase banner.
Hope you will stop by the Vintage Journey blog by clicking here to see what everyone made and to join the fun by posting your Sew Special project.
Have a great weekend,


  1. What a lovely canvas Sandy - the black bits really pop off the tan and pink of your project - love the stenciled rulers and pretty honeycomb dress form! Julia xx

  2. I love how you've used the hessian backdrop for this fabulous design Sandy, the honeycomb paper dress form looks amazing xx

  3. I have not seen the honeycomb paper used for ages and I love how it looks on the dress form, the pink looks fabulous against the black and the embellishments you added look amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. A wonderful 'Sewing themed' burlap panel, Sandy with some lovely touches . The Honeycomb dress is a real eye catcher and a clever idea. Lovely work .
    Have a great weekend
    Amanda x

  5. Oh this is fabulous Sandy! Love the addition of the honeycomb dress form, so clever! Great use for the burlap panel too, - a fabulous make!

  6. That is lovely and the honeycomb dress form just tops it off perfectly!
    KrisDIY Quote Sign using Stencil Material

  7. Gorgeous Sandy! I LOVE the pink, but the honey comb paper is fabulous here. LOVE!

  8. So pretty - love the rustic burlap with the delicate pink, and the honeycomb paper looks a treat.
    Alison x

  9. Such a pretty project Sandy and I love the honeycomb paper on your dress form.
    Julie x

  10. Oh Sandy I love the little details on this wonderful canvas. The stamped corner scrap, the bobbin on top, they all go to making such a great piece xx

  11. Very cool canvas! The honeycomb is a fun touch to the beautiful mannequin! Beautiful Canvas!

  12. This is so pretty. Brilliant idea to use the honey pop paper on the dress form.


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