Yo-Yo Inspiration

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This wine bottle sack is a perfect portable project, use up scrap fabric to embellish a wine bottle holder as a great DIY gift. Yo-yo’s can be easily made with Clover’s Quick Yo-Yo Makers which provide great texture and embellishments to any project. These templates are available in a variety of sizes and shapes including heart, butterfly, oval, and more. The template allows you to make evenly spaced stitches which create beautiful gathers uniformed yo-yos each time.

Today’s the last day to enter our Summer Giveaway:

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A video tutorial on Clover’s Yo Yo Makers:

 

Lone Star Table Topper

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Check out this beautiful Summery Lone Star Table Topper by Nancy Zieman.

Watch the video on how to use Nancy’s Lone Star templates. Also don’t miss out on our weeks giveaway by signing here at Raffle Copter: Clover Summer Giveaway! We are giving away a        Quick YO-YO Maker,  Point-2-Point-turner and  Wrap-N-Fuse Piping

Happy Sewing!

 

 

 

Wrap ‘n Fuse Coiled Coasters

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Wrap ‘n Fuse Coiled Coasters

Looking for the perfect hostess or housewarming gift? Try making Wrap ‘n Fuse coiled coasters. Just mix and match fabrics, “Wrap ‘n Fuse”, coil, and you’re done! You can make your very own Wrap ‘n Fuse coiled coasters, enter for a chance to win a great prize package. Instructions on how to enter are listed at the bottom of this post.

Clover’s Wrap ‘n Fuse products allow you to make piping in minutes. Simply wrap with fabric, press to fuse, and you have instant piping! Available in two sizes 3/16″ and 12/32″ both in 2.2yds or 6yds.

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Supplies Needed:

Instructions:

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Step 1: Press a 1/2″ hem at the beginning and end of the bias strip. Set the Wrap ‘n Fuse 1/4″ from the hemmed edge. Wrap fabric over piping and fuse.

Step 2: Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″ and gently press toward the piping. Use a needle and thread and draw up a running stitch in the hem at both ends of the cording to give a finished look.

Step 3: On a flat surface, begin coiling keeping the seam allowance to the inside of the coil. Pin with long straight pins to hold in place.

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Step 4: Cut approximately 1 1/4″ yd yarn, thread the darning needle and begin lashing the coils together by using a back stitch.

For Back Stitch: Begin at the back center and slip the darning needle and yarn through the fabric to “hide” the end.Working from the right side pass the needle through the center coil and wrap this coil and the next coil above together twice.Come back through the second coil and up to the third coil and wrap twice.Work back stitch until all coils are lashed.To end: Draw the darning needle and yarn through the fabric to “hide” the tail.

Step 5: Repeat step 4 three more times creating a quadrant on the coaster.

 

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Enter for a chance to win a prize package of the following Clover products:

  • Point 2 Point Turner
  • Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping
  • Yo-Yo Maker (Lg)

Use this Rafflecopter link to enter: Clover Giveaway

Watch as we feature these tools all week long, one lucky winner will win a prize package of 1: Point 2 Point Turner, 1: Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping, 1: Yo Yo Maker (Lg) Contest runs 7/21/2014 through 7/29/2014.

Good luck Clover Fans!

 

 

DIY Embroidered Pendant

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Embroidered pendants…these little gems are popping up everywhere! Who wouldn’t like some fun wearable art? This project takes less than an hour to make and makes for a perfect little handmade gift anyone would adore.

Be sure to check out the Clover Pinterest page for more embroidery inspiration.

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Supplies

Instructions

Place fabric in embroidery hoop

Use marking tool to measure and trace pendant on fabric

Use marking tool to draw design

Thread floss on needle and embroider design on fabric

Once complete, remove fabric from hoop. Cut out design and place in pendant.

 

 

Embroidery Stitching Tool

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Sometimes there’s a need to modify your clothes, just to add some charm. Clover’s Embroidery Stitching Tool offers that charm. The tool is fun and easy to use and you can use either a template to do embroidery like Jack Dempsey Needle Art templates. I chose to free hand my design by using Clovers Chaco Liners, they mark up great on material. I took a pair of cropped jean pants and drew my design out, this is a fun and easy project that anyone can try, use any article of clothing, or maybe a bag to decorate.  

Please see the below video on more about our fun Embroidery Stitching Tool!

 

 

 

 

 

Embroidered Cell Phone Case

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Embroidered Cell Phone Case with Felt

It’s Summer! Isn’t it great?

The only thing that’s not so great is that dreaded phrase all parents fear….

Mooom  (or Daaad) I’m BORED!!!

Keep the kids from getting bored this summer by keeping their creative juices flowing and those little hands busy with some fun and easy crafty projects.

Create a  cell phone/iPod case using felt sheets and embroidery stitches for embellishment. Help your children make it their own by adding initials, buttons, and other designs. Parental guidance is needed because of the use of needles for this project.

Supplies:

Instructions:

  • Cut two pieces of felt 3.5″ x 11.5″
  • Layer the two panels of felt together.
  • Use the Air Erasable Marker to mark off stitch points before sewing.
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  • Fold bottom half up approx. 4.5″. Use embroidery needles and floss to create a blanket stitch along the edges.
  • Embellish with buttons, embroider initials, personalize it any way!

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