Monday, March 31, 2014

how to make a stitched patchwork cloth

This is one of my favorite ways of recycling and
 repurposing old clothing, specially cotton shirts.

acrylic/polyester felt or cotton batting
fabric scraps
a pin cushion and a lot of pins
basic sewing supplies
a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

For the complete beginner, start with a manageable size of felt. 
In this example, I am using a 10 x 10 piece of acrylic felt.
The felt will functions as a lining and support
anything you decide to do on the finished piece.

Gather up all your fabrics and cut it into small scrap-size pieces...
about the size of your hand.... or smaller.

Place each piece so that it overlaps about 1/2 an inch.

Pin the fabric to the felt.

Machine stitch the entire piece.

Once it is completely stitched, it is done.
Then you can make all sorts of things like a patchwork pillow, a placemat or
a small quilt.



donnaj said...

love this idea-thanks for sharing!

Sharon Maynard said...

very nice. I love quilted pieces. I always wanted to learn to quilt but was too lazy to do so.

Anonymous said...

pretty nice blog, following :)