The other Sunday, Matt and I were sitting and talking as we waited for church to start. It is always a nice goal to get to church early for these short beautiful moments.
I looked down and saw a vision. Ironic that it happened in church. So, we came home snapped this pic of me in my shirt, before I started cutting it up.
I loved the sequin material, and thought it would be the perfect background fabric to a hoop. It added a bit of bling and texture to my normal heart hoop design.
I started by placing the size hoop I wanted on my shirt, cutting a paper heart out to size it (sorry for ruining the beautiful drawing Reagan), and then cutting the same heart out of felt.
I pinned the heart in place and used my machine to sew it on.
I then placed both layers of my shirt (the front and back) through the hoop. I found that doing this added a thickness to the hoop that helped keep it sturdy, since there is so much stretch in the knit material.
The next step was to trim all the excess material off around the hoop. I kept about half an inch sticking out from the hoop.
Next, I used regular school glue and put a ring of it around the hoop, folded my half-inch border of material over the glue. and clipped a clothes pin to hold the shirt down while the glue dried.
After the glue dried, I pulled off the clothes pins and I had a really pretty, fun hoop!
I love how it came out. I think it’s really fun, yet a simple design that speaks for itself. We have a lot of hearts around here.
Are you a heart addict too?
OR a crazy crafter that uses your wardrobe for making new creations?
Maybe I am not alone in being BOTH of these things. I hope not, because I have a little giveaway for my fellow heart addicts! How would you like to win this bundle of my creations?! Wait for the rafflecopter to load below the picture and enter to win! Winner will be announced next weekend.
I hope you are able to use your imagination and imagine the possibilities with me!