Friday, November 23, 2012

"F" is for Fabric Garland

Craft: Christmas rosette fabric garland


Easy, fast and simple fabric rosettes strung onto twine to make a Christmas garland:



I used all red and white fabrics to keep it uniform:



The rosettes are all different sizes and some have pointy edges, some I used pinking shears and others are simply a plain straight edge:


A great Christmas beginning, still plenty of time to add greenery and stockings:


Here's how I made the fabric garland:

1. Cut a 3" x 36" strip of fabric and apply med. weight fusible interfacing to wrong side:


2. Begin folding strip from short end back and forth, accordion style:


3. Once the entire strip is folded cut the ends to a point:
(or skip this step and finish as per step 7)


4. Run a needle with carpet / quilting thread through the opposite end which will become the center:


5. Tie the thread in a secure knot:


6. Apply heat-n-bond double sided adhesive to one open edge:


7. Then pull off paper and iron other side closed.
Finish edges with pinking shears:


8. Lay out rosettes and thread knitting needle with twine attaching rosettes as you go:



I'm linking up to:

Christmas Crafts @ Shanty 2 Chic
Christmas Craft Party @ Nesting Place
SAS @ Funky Junk
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Pretty Things Thursday @ Scissors & Spatulas
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Weekend Bloggy Reading @ Serenity Now

5 comments:

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

What a cute garland!

Jeanette said...

So very pretty! I've seen lots of paper rosettes like these but none out of fabric.

daiseyjayne.com said...

Love this garland! Thanks for the tutorial, I have lots of holiday fabrics and some interfacing, off I go!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

These are so pretty and elegant! Love the fabric choices. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-25.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jess @ Spool and Spoon said...

I've never seen this done with fabric and I love it! We covered a wall in paper rosettes for a backdrop and I wish I would have seen this first because I'd have a lot more of a selection with fabric. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing -- definitely following now!