Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial with Vicky of Paintspots-n-Splinters

TUTORIAL -- Blue Jean Pocketful
These are super easy and so fun to make!
You'll need a pair of Blue Jeans.
Silk flowers
Stiffy Fabric Stiffener
Macrame Jute
A Crow, homemade or store bought
Hot glue
Floral Foam
Floral Moss
A Tag of some sort

Cut out the pockets of your old Blue Jeans. Make sure you actually cut the material underneath and don't just tear off the outside of the pocket. Open up a pocket and poor STIFFY fabric stiffener inside it and rub it all over the pocket, inside and out. This is messy, which is why I didn't get a picture of it! After you have it saturated well, take some wax paper and ball it up; stuff it into the pocket. Lay down the pocket on some more wax paper and let it dry over night.
Get yourself a piece of Floral Foam and cut it to fit inside the pocket. Add some hot glue to the inside of the pocket and place your foam down inside.
For my strap I've taken 3 strands of Macrame Jute and braided it.
Then I tie off both ends with a single knot, trim them, and hot glue to the inside edge of both sides of the pocket.
I then apply a bit more hot glue to the top of the foam and add some Floral Moss. 
Now comes the FUN part! The Floral Design! I was always taught to choose the tallest piece first and fill in around it......so I did!
I started with my Crow, which I made from a pattern by Thread Bare Primitives. Cut a small hole in the crow, add a bit of Hot Glue, and add the dowel. I didn't paint the dowel this time but I usually do. The flowers cover it mostly so I wasn't concerned.
Fill in your flowers. Small ones amongst the large ones, please!
Finish it off by adding more Floral Moss around the edges where you can see gaps. Remember to add the hot glue first!
Add yourself a Tag and you have yourself a Super Cute Blue Jean Pocketful! Here's another one that I just finished last night!
Thank You Vicky for sharing this great Tutorial.
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is such a fun project! Thanks Vicky for sharing! You're the best!

Firecracker Kid said...

I saw this project on Vick's blog and threatened to try it myself. I also think it would look great all tattered and torn too. Thanks for sharing and reminding me :)