Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shrinking Fabric

Have you ever used this stuff?? Its marketed in smaller pieces as Texture Magic but you can buy it by the metre as well.

I have used it once before and played with for a few other little things.

Last night I worked on these:

 and a close up 

Any idea what they are for??

The idea is to sew it to the fabric and then steam it - it is so humid here that a few leaves had started to curl even before the iron was anywhere near it.
(For those not in the know - it is very wet on the east coast of Australia - especially the SE corner of Queensland and the northern parts of NSW.  Have a look:


There is also a lot of strong wind heading our way.

The rectangle shows roughly where I live.

6 comments:

  1. Hi some of the ladies in the group I go to used the shrinking fabric . They free motion sewed it, ironed and embelished and used it to make the front of a bag.

    It is very wet here in Nanango too

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  2. I have some and bought it to make a bag. You have reminded me I have it in a cupboard. You can get two different sizes of shrinkage (can't think of the proper term to use). Have a pattern as well, will have to search it out when I get some time. Rain here but no damage as yet. Praying that is is not going to be as bad as they are predicting. Stay safe Susan

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  3. the leaves look such fun... maybe you are sewing a tree?????? it is so wet, I can't believe we were crying from the heat.... our road out is over so we are going to have to take the long way...
    HUgz

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  4. lovely leaves Susan and stay safe.xx

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  5. That looks interesting ......will be good to see what they become! Hope you are dry and safe!

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  6. Great leaves. The shrinking fabric suits them. I have seen this used in jacket panels and hand bags but never used it. I love Joey's page. I made one for my Stumpy too.

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