Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Started my fabric tag Advent Calendar

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      I went thru some of my fabric bins to see what I had on hand to use for the Fabric Advent Calendar that I wrote about the other day. While I was out yesterday, I stopped at Joann Fabric's to see what they had for fabric. I found Christmas fabric on sale for 50% off, and so I bought several 1/8th yard pieces. At A. C. Moore I found a few fat quarters with Christmas prints.
I had the paint and rick rack on hand, as well as the Tim Holtz wooden numbered pieces that I bought some time back with a 50% off coupon. Don't you just love coupons?
Below: my print fabrics
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I ironed the fabrics, cut out a few pieces, and then stitched two tags. The sewing went together fast, and then I stitched around the outside of both tags.
The start of my fabric Advent Calendar: using 2 fabrics so the little front pocket is contrasting.
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I will post more pictures as I go along. I need to paint my clothes pins and add the numbered wooden buttons. I found the clothes pins at Joann's. Michael's only had the tiny spring wooden clothes pins and they wouldn't have been strong enough to hold a tag with a gift inside. I noticed that the clothes pins that were used came painted red. Not sure if I will have time to get my clothes pins painted. I may just go with the natural color for now.
 
Later this afternoon...4 more tags. They need to be ironed.2011 advent fabric calendar2
Back to sewing. :-)
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3 comments:

Barbara Hagerty said...

I love this, Elaine! You have found such great Christmas fabric, too! Can't wait to see this project when it's finished, and am looking forward to your posts along the way!

artbyvic said...

Wow, very cute!

Joanne Huffman said...

What a sweet project. I love this idea and I love your fabrics.