While my “sewing room” tends to be the dining room table or the living room floor, I am lucky enough to have a space designated for sewing. But I kind of hate to be in there. So I’ve decided to embark on a little makeover over the upcoming holiday weekend. I want to make it a room that I can not wait to escape to, rather than an upcoming episode of Hoarders. It’s bad, people. Really bad.
So I decided to use a few of my grandmother’s sewing notions and the Sewing Box jelly roll to make this adorable little wreath. I love it “sew” much that I thought you’d like to make one, too!
Foam Wreath Form
Jelly Roll Strips
Miscellaneous Sewing Stuff
Ric Rack or Ribbon
First I secured one jelly roll strip with a pin. Then I wrapped it around the wreath form, pulling it taut and removing wrinkles as I went. Keep wrapping the fabric around the form until you come to the end of the jelly roll strip. Use another pin to hold it in place until you add the next strip.
Continue wrapping jelly roll strips around the wreath form until you’ve covered the entire form. You’ll want to overlap each pattern, and if you are going light over dark you might want to wrap that section twice before continuing around the form.
After the entire form is covered with fabric, you can start to embellish with ric rack, buttons, etc. This is the fun part!
I affixed all of my sewing notions with straight pins or tied them onto the form. I didn’t attached them permanently to be able to change it up and to use the supplies if I wanted to.
I used empty metal bobbins filled with baker’s twine and attached them to the back of wreath with small pins. I attached the classic red tomato pin cushion with quilting pins. And made a fabric flower from a piece of scrap fabric, a button, and four pins. [Instructions below.]
What’s great about using the foam wreath form is that you can pin things and then move ’em around if you don’t like the placement.
Making those little fabric flowers couldn’t be easier. Here’s how.
Cut four (4) same size fabric circles for each flower. I used a drinking glass to trace the size I wanted. Then fold each circle in half and then in half again, until you have a little triangle shape. Either glue the four triangles together on a piece of felt with the points facing each other , or use use pins to hold the sections on your wreath. I finished with a button and used a pin in each of the button holes to secure my flower.
Then I used a broken tape measure as a ribbon hanger. I love the way this little wreath turned out!
Now to tackle the rest of the room! Or maybe make another project…