The thing I love most about her though, is the way she uses her darning foot to do a lot of decorative stitching. She makes magic with her sewing machine! I just love her stitched gift wrap and gift tags. Who wouldn't love to get a present wrapped in handmade gift wrap and personalized tags? Amazing.
Altered Flip Flops? Yes please!!
One of my very favorites is the Altered Hoodie, which is a take on one of Anthropologie's expensive sweaters, is a project I've been saving in my inbox for a rainy day. I seriously can't wait to try this one, I have the perfect hoodie for it. And, if you're like me, you also have a giant bag of fabric scraps just laying around waiting to be used for something.
One of her projects that I knew I had to try is her Altered Striped Tank, which is inspired by an Anthropologie shirt. In her tutorial, she takes a simple tank top and transforms it by appliqueing flowers she painted to the shirt with decorative stitching. I had to do this.
I went to Old Navy when they were getting rid of their summer clothes last year (sale!!) and found a large striped tank top for $1.50. Then, because my painting skills suck, I bought some fabric with a large flower print from my local fabric store and cut out a few select sections.
After some snipping, Heat 'N Bond-ing, and LOTS of stitching, this is what I ended up with:
I just love how the decorative stitching inside the flowers adds an extra wow-factor to the whole shirt. And it's a heck of a lot cheaper than anything I would have gotten at Anthropologie!! It's not a quick project (it probably took me 2 1/2 hours), but the end result is totally worth it.
Perfect for spring right? Go there and make one for yourself!
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