I still find it very sad that a lot of woman can not sew anymore.
We live in a crazy rat race world and if only these woman can realise how relaxing and therapeutic it can be to sew and be creative.
This method of “pizza fabric” is especially something to enjoy as it is a creation of which there can only be one. There are no rules and covering your work with free motion sewing and creating patterns is like making an artwork.
There are so many variations you can do here. Your options are endless.
- a picture
- scrap fabric and scrap lace or wool or anything soft that you can cut into small pieces.
- 2 piece of thick fabric (like denim) the size you want your end product to be.
- batting (the type you use for quilting) for the back of your picture
- 1 piece of net/tulle, to cover your picture.
a sewing machine with a free hand embroidery foot.
On the blog www.bywilma.com I found a brilliant way of transferring a picture to fabric.
Just see how easy this is:
Make a print out of the picture.
Draw with the chalk on the back of the picture. (on all the lines you want to transfer on your fabric.
Turn the paper with the right side facing you on the place you want your picture to be.
Draw with a pencil on all the lines and transfer the picture or writing.
Be careful not to move your paper while drawing the lines
Such an easy and cheap way – don’t you think? – Thank you Wilma!
Now you can start your fabric pizza product by colouring in your picture with scraps.
Cut your fabric or wool in small pieces and fill in the picture.
Cover your whole picture with a piece of net and pin it in place.
The colour black works best as other colours tend to fade the picture, but everything depends on the end product that you want.
Pin the batting at the back.
Now you can sew with your freehand embroidery foot using a normal straight stich.This is playing around as you can go up and down, left and right, making curls or twirls and patterns you want.
Make sure you sew everywhere and cover everything as the scraps on the inside will move around when you use the product.
If you look closely at my picture you will see I sewed in different directions to create an effect.
But remember – the are no rules here!
It is freehand motions and everything works.
You can even use different colours cotton to create different effects.
I always get compliments when I wear these bags as this is something you won’t find in shops.