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« on: March 07, 2008 08:20:40 AM »

I recently finished up a couple items using Shabby Chic styled fabrics and had quite a few super small scraps left. I layed them all out, with some extra thread, lace and ribbon, sewed it all down with watersoluable fabric, and then used the "scrap fabric" to make some gift card cases and some note cards (posted in the card section). It was loads of fun, and used up most of those little pieces I just hate to throw away!

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008 08:48:26 AM »

Beautiful!  I love the idea of using this for a gift card - they always seem a little impersonal, but giving a card in something like this totally takes away that feeling.

What is water soluble fabric?  Is it like Solvy? 
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008 08:54:21 AM »

Watersoluable fabric is something used usually for machine embroidery. You can sew designs all over it, then run it under water and the "fabric" dissolves, leaving only the thread design. However, if you pin it down over a lot of random stuff and sew back and forth it tacks everything down.

Solvy is a brand of it. Solvy is very lightweight and silky. But any fabric store sells other brands (I get mine at walmart for less than $1/yrd). The cheaper version is generally heavier, almost like a paper towel, but once they are rinsed away I haven't noticed any difference (other than in my wallet!).

I have used it to make backgrounds for collages, panels to put on pillows, etc.
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008 09:03:17 AM »

soooo cute!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008 09:37:34 AM »

I LOVE this! I've been wanting to try watersoluable fabric & you've given me great inspiration. I like how you put it all together. I've been saving all my cut out bits & pieces (even the interfacing!) & I think I know what to do w/them.  I really like how you did the side seams. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 10:06:24 AM »

this is so nice! doesn't look like scraps, but really cool fabric!
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2008 11:20:49 AM »

gorgeous, I wish my walmart still carried fabric the b******s.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2008 12:40:00 PM »

Thanks for the information!  I use Solvy all the time for my hand embroidery.  I will have to try this out.
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2008 06:29:31 PM »

ah this is SO PRETTY! i love the ways the scrap fabrics melt together!
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2008 10:36:59 PM »

super pretty
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2008 06:50:30 AM »

Thanks. Taking scraps and turning them into something pretty is really gratifying. A little less for the landfill ...
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2008 10:23:39 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2008 02:17:48 PM »

Very nice! The fabric is to die for!
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