Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monster Fabric Projects

Wether you sew or not, there's no doubt iron-ons and fabric go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, today we are going to give you a bunch of our favorite ways to combine My Own Monsters and fabric.

QUIET BOOK: First up, for those who like to sew, this quiet book is a great way to use felt. For the cover we used the body that comes with the iron-on package and accessorized to our hearts content.

Inside the book, we cut our own body shape out of felt. Then we ironed the feature pieces onto felt backed with velcro. The velcro sticks great to the felt. Last we added a little pocket to hold our features in. It would be a good idea to make the pocket out of a different material since the velcro tends to stick to a felt pocket. The finishing touches are decorative ric-rac and ribbon closures.

MONSTER BUDDIES: These monster buddies were made by one of the SEI employees and her daughter. She wanted to make special gifts to give her cousins. Didn't they turn out so adorable? This is really an inexpensive project too. Cut 2 matching unique body shapes out of felt, iron on your favorite features from the My Own Monster sheet, sew your felt pieces together, and fill with stuffing.

FELT WALLETS: When we saw these felt wallets by The Burbs on Etsy, we fell in love. They are called "a monster ate my lunch money". These are super creative! It's easy to see how you could use your extra features to make a wallet like this. If a monster didn't eat your money you could also buy one from them.

Wait, wait, if you're not into sewing, don't fret. We have plenty of ideas of how to make unique projects without using a needle & thread. If you are into sewing, you could also make these items yourself!

TOTE BAG: This little tote bag is a great way to use your extra pieces. Buy a bag and iron them on, easy! You could also sew your bag.

APRON: Another easy project or sew your own apron.

SOCK PUPPETS: If you have a monster in your dryer, like we do, it's likely you have a pile of unmatched socks somewhere. Get them out and put them to good use. Kids will love designing and playing with unique sock puppets. We also used tumble dye on these to liven up our white socks. Did we mention that TARGET also carries our tumble dye now?

Remember, if you would like a chance to win some monster goodies hurry into TARGET to pick up some My Own Monsters. Then make a project and link it up to our link party. You have until Thursday at 11:59 pm.

1 comment:

Janell said...

Your monster projects are so cute!


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