Just a little update on the story of littleteawagon/teawagontales so far... in 2010 I started littleteawagon and this blog as a way to share crafts and things I made. It grew from a pile of vintage fabrics and some imagination into a little business which I ran while my boys were still small. Time rolls on and now I find myself in a different place but still wanting to create and share. I do different things now to scratch that creative itch... like volunteering, running workshops and growing things. I decided to focus on my love of textiles and set myself a goal to use up all my yarn, fiber and fabric this year (ready for a big move in a couple of years time) So Fiber and Fold became the new name...from fibers of fabric and yarn to folding papers and a bit of doodling new illustrations in between. (american spelling because it looked better)
So very soon I will be updating my newly named shop with new weaves, sewn things, prints and some reusable items.
Thanks for reading! I know this space is rarely updated these days but the stats show that it still gets lots of visits, especially the craft tutorials and Craft Camp projects so I thought it was worth putting this out there. And if I have any crafty ideas I will always share them over here.
Friday, 6 July 2018
I do love a banner! This was inspired by my jungle of a house which is full of plants inside and out.
It involves one straight line of stitching which can be missed out if you glue it so this project is for little people too.
You will need : white fabric 25 x 40cm for the larger banner, green fabric 18x 20cm some white cotton tape white felt, grey felt, pink and red felt (for face) thread, pencil, sewing machine, iron, double sided iron on interfacing (use glue if you don't have this) a stick 30cm long, some string, PVA glue, letter stamps, ink pad.
Cut out a square of green fabric measuring approx 18cm x 20 and cut the same size in the interfacing, iron the interfacing on to the reverse side of the green fabric. Draw a leaf shape on to the wrong side of the fabric and cut around it. Peel off the paper backing.
Once attached you can stitch some lines on to the leaf for detail (miss out this part if you are not sewing)
Cut the tape to size and attach to banner with PVA glue, allow to dry. Fold over the top of the banner 2cm and stitch along the top to make a channel wide enough for the stick to fit through.
Push the stick through and add string to hang (40cm of string tied on at each end)
To make the smaller version, follow the steps but reduce the size, this one measures 22 x 17cm
Hope you like this last installment of my summer Craft Camp. Apologies if I have made mistakes or missed bits, these are all done in my spare time and take a long time to edit and write up.
Don't forget to check out all the projects in my tutorial tab above, they go back a good few years so can keep you busy for a while.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely summer
Jane x x
|A group photo of Craft Camp 2018 x|
Thursday, 5 July 2018
For this little guy you will need : white dot fabric, brown/yellow fabric and some red felt, also white, grey, pink and red felt for the face. sewing machine, scissors, thread, needle, PVA glue, iron, toy stuffing and a pom pom (optional)
Place the ice cream and cone right sides together and stitch 1 cm seam, repeat with the other piece. Press flat.
place them right sides together and sew withe a 1cm seam around the edges leaving a 10cm gap for turning.
Fill with stuffing and sew up the hole as in the previous tutorial.
Cut out two white circles, two grey circles, two pink cheek circles and a little red mouth and glue in position with PVA as previous tutorial.
Hope that's all clear, it's very similar to the Popsicle/Lolly tutorial previous to this one and you can adapt the sizing and style to your favourite iced treats.
Have fun! Back soon with the last Craft Camp DIY which is my favourite and is plant related
Thanks for reading x
You can make these any size so you could go really big and make them as cushions or tiny and use them as key rings or bag charms. I have included approx sizes of the ones shown for your reference.
You will need: fabric in pink, gold, and a pattern, double sided iron on interfacing (if you don't have this to hand you can use glue) small amount of felt (for features in white, grey, pink, red) toy stuffing, needle, thread, scissors, sewing machine, pencil or knitting needle, PVA glue, iron.
Now as you see below I also made an ice cream version and that DIY will follow very soon!
Thanks for reading x
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Need something to keep your shades in? This nifty little case will protect your glasses and is pretty easy to make, some sewing skills required but it only involves sewing straight lines so not too tricky for a newbie stitcher.