Spring is on it’s way! Why not add a festive flair to all your crafts this spring with 26 fabulous colors of iCraft® Deco Foil™ transfer sheets? You already know that Deco Foil is perfect for all your paper crafting needs, but it’s also super fun and easy to use on fabric crafts, too.
Bleu-bell Bunnies by Designer Audrey Pettit
Therm O Web Heatn’Bond® Lite
Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheets – Spring Green and Lilac
Therm O Web iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Adhesive
Crossroads Denim by Indygo Junction
Hello, World fabric collection by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics
Buttons, Polyfill Fiber
Check out these adorable faces decked out in two of our new 2016 foil colors, Spring Green and Lilac. Adding foil detailing like this is so easy and fun. Let’s take a closer look.
To being, gather your supplies:
Create a pattern for your bunny on scrap paper. Or download a free template or pattern from the internet.
Fold black denim fabric together, with right sides facing. Pin bunny pattern onto the fabric and cut it out.
Cut a three inch wide strip of patterned fabric. Trim a piece of Heatn’Bond Lite® that is slightly smaller than your fabric piece. Following the manufacturer directions on the packaging, fuse the adhesive onto the back side of the fabric using an iron.
cut rounded ear shapes from the fused fabric. Place them onto the front side of the body, and iron gently for 6 seconds to adhere the fabric to the ear. This will keep your fabric from shifting while sewing, and is perfect for raw-edge applique techniques like I’m using here.
Add decorative stitching to the ear appliques. Then sew on stacked buttons for the eyes.
For the nose and cheek pieces, cut a scrap of neutral denim or heavyweight fabric. Apply iCraft® Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive onto the fabric, and brush it back and forth with a junky old paintbrush. This is my favorite way to apply the Deco Foil transfer sheets to fabric. Love that you can see the texture from the liquid adhesive as well as from the actual fabric itself in the finished application. So perfect for primitives and rag dolls, which are my favorite. Set the fabric aside and allow it to dry until the adhesive is tacky and sticky to the touch, but not wet. And be sure to wash out your paintbrush immediately.
Cut pieces of iCraft® Deco Foil™ transfer sheets that are about the size of your fabric piece. When the glue is dry, place the foil down onto the fabric, with the shiny colored side up and the silver side down. Burnish the foil well with your fingertip or the edge of a credit card or spoon.
Lift the foil off and check out your cool foiled fabric! Love all the texture! If you missed any spots, simply lay your foil back down and burnish it some more.
Now cut out face shapes from the foiled fabric. The Deco Foil adhesive may gum up your sewing machine needle, so adhere these pieces with Fabric Fuse liquid adhesive.
And then add hand-stitched details.
To create the arms and legs, cut 3″ wide strips of the patterned fabric. Fold the fabric together the long way, with right sides facing. Stitch an L-shape down the length of the fabric about 3 inches long. Then leave a small gap and stitch another L. Continue all the way down the length of the fabric until you have four appendages for each bunny.
Cut out each L-shape, and turn it right side out. Add a small amount of polyfill fiber stuffing to the end of each appendage.
Lay the body down right side up on your work table. Place two arms across the top of the body, with the closed ends in the middle of the body, and the open ends hanging out of the body. Do the same for the legs. Place the back side of the body down onto the top side, with right sides facing. Pin and machine stitch around the edge, leaving a 3″ gap on the side of the body for turning.
Turn the bodies right side out. Stuff firmly with polyfill stuffing. Whip stitch the opening closed. Add a fabric tie and tag around the bunny’s neck.