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Thursday, 7 May 2009

Seeing stars.


A few weeks ago I bought a special tool that can cut complicated shapes in fabric. The fabric has to have bondaweb on the back but its a lot quicker than cutting by hand. I started cutting and before I knew it they were flying onto a reusable shopping bag. I then hand stitched around the starts which seemed like a good idea at the time but when I realised how tough the plastic coating was I was not so keen! I did 5 a day as my fingers got so sore!
Anyway it looks good now and just the right size for book bags, lunch boxes and swimming kit, not to mention a flute.. water bottles... coats.....

5 comments:

bex said...

sounds like a good gadget to have. all our stock is in ciren now!! how exciting?!! im going up on saturday with arth to take pictures!!
xx

two hippos said...

what is this amazing gadget, sounds brilliant.

Tara said...

I love the stars! What a clever thing.

Tara said...

Oh and the swap sounds fun! Never done one before; what did you have in mind?

Helen said...

Sounds like a good gadget! I'm all for anything that saves time when cutting out. I like the handstitching on the stars.