Sin City Stamps is sponsoring the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge this month, and the Sin City Stamps Design Team is participating in this month’s challenges.
Today’s challenge is Ribbon, Lace and Twine! The idea is to create a project using some of the supplies you’ve been hoarding. I made my project with a beautiful stamp from Sin City Stamps and some of the seam binding ribbon that I dye by hand.
I wanted to use this vintage handkerchief as the base for a fabric cuff. The hankie is worn and stained but the trim is still gorgeous.
I folded the hankie in half. I chose the locked hearts image from Sin City Stamps’ Rosette Hearts stamp set and stamped it onto tea dyed muslin with ColorBox Chalk Ink in Warm Violet,
then heat set the ink with my iron.
The stamped panel was long enough to fit around my wrist and to catch the lace edge of the folded hankie when I sewed it on. In this case, the lace edge is much stronger than the center of the hankie. I cut a piece of muslin the same size as my stamped panel, put the right sides together, sewed all the way around, cut a slit in the back of the unstamped piece, turned the panel right side out and pressed it. Then I pinned the panel onto the hankie.
Here’s the finished cuff!
You can participate in the Craft Hoarders Challenge, too. And you can win a prize from this month's sponsors!