DIY Holiday Hop ~ Canvas Corp brands
We are so excited to be creating Christmas "DO IT YOURSELF" handmade projects! We will be creating with burlap, canvas, paint, flowers, embellishments and more from...
Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels and Petaloo
We have sent both design teams lots of fun bits and pieces to create a DIY project for the Holidays. Some designers have a canvas apron, some have canvas bags and others have canvas banners! BUT...everyone has lots of Petaloo flowers to paint!
(DIY Burlap Pointsettias & DIY Burlap Layers x 15)
It will be fun to see what these talented designers create ...
PRIZES ... 3 WINNERS !!!!
What's in the prize? Canvas Corp assorted items, Tattered Angels paint ... PLUS 6 packs of Petaloo DIY flowers and coordinating trims! NICE ...
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Let's get the fun started with a CHRISTMAS STOCKING from Petaloo DT member ... DENISE HAHN
The Holidays means its sewing time for me, and today I made a super simple burlap and canvas stocking using Canvas Corp burlap, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Petaloo Burlap flowers. I used a favorite technique which is to do reverse appliqué which I think looks particularly awesome with burlap. I give instructions, supplies and some great tips at the end of the pics-Denise
My Petaloo flowers were spritzed with tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Barn red. My Tips for Misting:
Pre-Spray- always pre spray a few pumps before you turn that nozzle on your project- the first few pumps always produces a few spatters! (sometimes you may want that, but if your looking for even tone, pre spray a few inches away first)
Test!- Fabrics and papers all take color differently so test spray a few swatches and let completely dry before you spray your project elements. In this case the burlap and the flowers dried up differently- I loved the color the flowers came out so used them and didn't spray on the stocking
Here is my reverse appliqué, I love the little reveals of the burlap that keeps a rustic feel.
Disappearing INK- I use an air soluble ink pen to draw my design to sew around- draw on, sew, and in a few minutes its gone!
Odd Flowers- I always use an odd number of flowers in my designs. Its called the "rule of three" in many aspects of visual arts. I learned this from my floral designer at work and it works on paper and fabric flowers just as well
Keep in the theme- My stocking has a naturally rustic look in color, texture and design. I kept my focal piece, my little Doe also in that rustic theme
My final tip:
Hanging your stocking. Try out where you want the hang tab by pinning it on in different locations. For this stocking, putting it on the upper outside corner made it hang super wonky because of the weight of the flowers, so I had to nudge it over about two inches, which looks wrong when you are doing it from the back, but so perfect when you hang it. So don't commit with that stitch or hot glue until you've tried it out!
sewing machine or needle and thread
disappearing ink- available in fabric notions
- Spray Poinsettias with Glimmer mist and allow to dry
- Draw out a stocking pattern on paper in pencil and adjust as needed
- Add a 1/4 inch seam allowance around your stocking design
- layer canvas and burlap together, pin pattern to it and cut out
- Sew around edge of stocking, leaving top open and back stitching at beginning and end
- Turn and press- you done have to worry about right sides together because canvas and burlap are same note sides (as a rule)
- Add in a scrap piece of paper inside the stocking to keep hot glue from bleeding to other side and gluing stocking shut
- Glue on embellishments- I made and additional burlap ruffle in green then added my flowers
- Add a double twine bow, and cut about 4 more inches for hang tab in back
- Do some test hangs of your stocking before finally gluing on the tab