Fabric embellishment along with beading is one of the most therapeutic things that I have found to do. A "Manic Monday" was always a good time to get behind the sewing machine and manipulate fabric or take that fabric and bead it. Seems like the days that were the most stressful were the days I created my most beautiful pieces of fabric.
If you are not familiar with fabric embellishment, basically it is anything that adds design interest to a piece of fabric, done by sewing machine or by hand. There are so many techniques that I can't go into this one post.
The fabric pieces can be included in any type of sewing project, even a piece of artwork to hang in the living room.
My favorite type of fabric embellishment is using denim, lace, rhinestones and beads. Many of my designs were used as appliques for t-shirts, jeans jackets, purses, tote bags . . . yes, the possibilities are limited by your imagination!
Most of my creations were already sold, but I do have some left in the storage shed that has a big tree limb on it, so I can't get to them and don't know if they survived the accident . . . along with so many other treasures and supplies. Honestly, I'm afraid to know . . . but that is another blog post! They were sold in my retail boutique and not online, so I unfortunately have no photos :(
Linda's blogs, starting with Love to Sew takes you into the world of fabric embellishment and manipulation. Her work is exquisite! It is an awesome place to discover the creative world that I love so much.
Click here to go to the tutorial on how to make beaded dangles for your creations.