The idea is to take this random and even a little bit quirky assortment of mystery supplies and turn them into something exciting.
Yeah, it’s only taken me about five months to get it all sewn up and blogged. Yikes.
Well, between moving, a series, a huge family vacation and then school starting up again, things have been busy around here. With more moving plans in the near future, I really wanted to tackle this box of supplies and soon!
At first, I wanted to create a brand new, awesome, amazing tutorial for each project. Then, I got real. 🙂 I have been feeling pretty burned out on life lately (see above), and have been in the mood for quick satisfying sews (and no-sews).
I hope so. Because all this week I will be sharing projects you can whip together in a nap time or less.
Like today’s project!
I grabbed that pile of chiffon first. It was 2 yards worth and so initially I was thinking big. Swim suit cover? scarf? But didn’t get far with that, because I sort of, kind of… despise the print. (cringe)
I hate saying I hate something. It’s not terrible, it just isn’t me. Which I figure is sort of the point of the mystery box. I wasn’t required to use all of the materials, but I was up for the challenge to do it anyway. So, I kept brainstorming…I tried thinking smaller and thought about trying to add a block of chiffon to a knit T-shirt. I just couldn’t find a portion of the fabric that I liked enough to make it work.
Eventually, I thought even smaller. Like little bitty baby bow smaller. 🙂
And now I love it.
I just cut a few rectangular scraps out that I liked and glued them into a bow. The process is similar to making a bow tie, like this one except I just glued it together and added a clip to the back instead of a neck strap.
Actually now that I think of it, a chiffon bow tie would be pretty awesome too…
I used a tube of gold knit fabric from Walmart to cinch the middle. I think it complements the chiffon perfectly.
It’s a little edgy, and trendy but also sweet enough for my baby….who is really starting to grow hair! (excited face)
She still has her preceding hairline in the front, but I can pull the back into a mini pony, which is fun.
Okay! One down, four more days and six more projects ahead. I’ll be sharing new projects each day this week using all the mystery box supplies. See you tomorrow!