Do you remember that I showed you these fabric covered spools...
That my daughter Kassidy made?
She has been having alot of fun making projects and playing with my
Sew Cherry fabric...and she thought it was a good idea to cover spools with my fabric like she was actually sewing Sew Cherry:)
And she also wanted to make something for me to display in the booth at market.
When Kassidy made them...she intended for me to use them strung on red ric-rac as a garlend...but I really didn't have a place to hang a garland in the booth so I put them in a jar for display instead.
I've had alot of comments and questions about them so I thought you might like to know how to make some for your very own.
Of course it all begins with a large wood spool....I've told you before that I use wooden spools for alot of things!
You can buy them at any craft store...these came from Hobby Lobby...they are the largest size that they sell and come 4 in a package.
They are the perfect size for a 1 1/2 inch wide strip of fabric to be wrapped around the middle.
Precut 5 inch fabric squares are perfect for a project like this...you will have a piece of every fabric in the Sew Cherry line for a nice variety of colors and prints.
For each spool you will need to cut a
1 1/2" wide strip of fabric that measures
Plug in your glue gun and apply glue onto the spool like this.
Glue the raw edge of the fabric strip
across the spool.
Finger press the other end of the strip under about 1/4 of an inch... and wrap it firmly around the spool until it overlaps the
Glue down one half.....
...and then finish the other and smooth down.
Wasn't that easy?...Fabric spools are a fun way to display a fabric collection.
Try placing them in a vintage bowl for a nice centerpiece or use Kassidy's idea and string them on some ric-rac for a cute garland!
I tied a pink tule bow around my jar...
...and added a pink crochet lace bow...
(by Riley Blake).
So there you have it!
Cute little fabric covered spools:)
I hope you make some of your own...but let me warn you that they are just a little bit addicting to make...
so you better get plenty of spools:)
Until next time...