Monday, 11 October 2010

Japanese Fabric

 I absolutely adore Japanese fabric, and I have been itching to make something for a while now.  I have used cotton fabric from Japan before, no problem, but this was a linen/cotton blend and for some reason a bit daunting!
 I made a simple mobile phone cover with the Animal's School fabric that I purchased from Japan a little while back.  I lined it with fleece interfacing and some sew in interfacing, this makes the end result less bulky than using the polyester wadding.

I might try using just the sew in interfacing and cotton wadding as opposed to fleece interfacing on my next case to see the difference. 

Wouldn't mind trying to make a pouch with the same fabric see how it comes out.

At the same time I am working on some Christmas wall hangings.  I am hand quilting around each character in the wall hanging, there are broken lines already printed on the fabric so I am just following them.

Using seed beads I am picking out certain features on the little wall hanging e.g a star or a crown. 

 Check out the chicken, how cute is he? I am undecided as to whether to bead his beak?  What do you think?

Just before binding the wall hanging, I do some free motion machine quilting on the colourful border.  Finally I will be adding a sleeve to the back of each wall hanging. 


  1. These look great - I'd leave the beak, looks lovely as it is.

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  3. Lovely! I'm looking forward to buying some fabric at the stitch and knit show. Every year, it's the same thing, I can't wait! It's a treat for me. smiles, Virginie

  4. Thanks Flying Blind and Virginie for your comments. Fi

  5. Fi, I love that fabric, it must be so nice to work with!. Again you make such beautiful things. I like the Chook as it is! Much Love Clare x

  6. Thanks Argie, will leave birdie well alone! Hope you are ok?

  7. Everything is looking great. You look lik you are having fun!

  8. What gorgeous fabric - great phone cover.


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