Now that you have made (or are wanting to make) all these awesome Sun and SunLESS printed fabrics, you need something to make with them.
My daughter had a great pair of ripped jeans that were just begging to be even greater.
Not to mention the rips were getting a bit too big.
Out came the Sun Printed fabric, Mistyfuse, thread and needle, and a new pair of pants were born.
The thread pictured is a Sashiko thread I had on hand, but I also used a pearle cotton thread.
First I fused Mistyfuse to the back of each piece of Sun Printed fabric, and then carefully cut and arranged patches in an artful manner to cover the holes in the jeans. Once the patches satisfied their owner, they were ironed and fused to the pants, allowing enough overlap to cover the holes completely.
The most important part of the project was the needle.
Hand stitching through denim and fabric can be rough unless you have a good needle.
I started with an old needle I had on hand because it was handy, and it had a large eye. This was a big mistake. The needle was difficult to pull through and eventually I broke it.
Fortunately I remembered some Richard Hemming Embroidery Needles I purchased from ArtFabrik. Once I gave this needle a go, it was all smooth sailing! The eye was bigger and easier to thread than I thought it would be and it glided in and out of the fabric beautifully.
The large stitching was relaxing and very therapeutic.
I found myself looking forward to the time I spent finishing these jeans.
My daughter loves them and I'm thinking I need another project like this!
One of my favorite Sun Printed fabric projects is this art quilt:
What will you use your Sun Printed Fabric for?
Leave a comment on this post for one last chance to win these FOUR Sun Printed Fat Quarters, TWO yards of Mistyfuse and ONE Mini Goddess Sheet. The winner of the giveaway will be announced on September 30th. Thanks for stopping by and reading!