Thursday, 11 August 2011

Fun with fabric scraps

Grab a pile of fabric offcuts.

These are curtain fabric remnants.
Wait for creative mojo to strike (last Saturday night), and play around with a design.
Very basic idea.
Cut out fabric and see what happens.

Sew it up, experiment a little (I've never tried this before).  Add a few extra details, ahem, buttons to cover where I accidentally snipped the fabric and some highlights on the feathers.

I think I have a  peacock  panel which I will make into a cushion cover.  Just have to work out how to add material to the sides and mitre the corners for a neat look.  My apologies for the colour quality of the photos.  I just can't seem to get it right.

Anne  xx


  1. Anne, your peacock looks wonderful..........great idea.

    I could have whole flock of polka dot peacocks with all the fabric scraps I have saved.

    Love the scraps used for the tail feathers, very effective.
    Pop over to Suburban Jubilee on my blog, Tanya has a link to a mitred corner tute. I haven't checked it out yet, but am sure it would be of help.

    Claire :}

  2. I love that!! Really fab!! I enjoy doing fabric "collages" too.

    As for the buttons covering a snip, don't forget there is no such thing as a mistake, just an opportunity for embellishment!!

    Thanks for the encouragement re: painting - our local village hall does classes, am going to investigate.

    S x

  3. Great idea, I love the swirls in his tail feathers.
    Thanks for your kind comment on my blanket,

  4. this looks great!I was ironing my way though my scrap bin yesterday to try and get organized for some projects!

  5. Clever girl!
    Love from Mum

  6. You're so clever!
    I love his little spiky feather hair bits.

  7. Anne, you are very clever to make the peacock. I love the colours and the whirly tail feathers and the little plumes on his head. He will make a fine cushion:)

  8. I love seeing the creative process, as well as the finished panel. Your experimenting paid off. Doing a bit of catch up. Just got to say that your flower painting is fabulous. I hope you hang it on the wall with pride.

  9. Very pretty! I've never tried anything like that with scraps. I just might have to give it a try. :)


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