Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nancy From Nancy's Couture! {Blog Anniversary Celebration!}


This week Fireflies and Jellybeans is turning 1 year old! Who wants to work on their Birthday? Not me! So, I have lined up some GREAT guest posts and some FABULOUS giveaways for this week!

Next up os Nancy from Nancy's Couture
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First I just want to thank Fawnda for inviting me over. It is such an honor to be here. You have such creative ideas and I am always inspired. I anxiously wait to see what you come up with next.

I'm Nancy from Nancy's Couture. I am a wife and a Mommy to 2 adorable kids. I am totlly addicted to fabric! I could spend days in the fabric store looking at all the beautiful prints. Most of my sewing is inspired by my children and this project is no different.

Every time we go to Dollar Tree my kids want a quarter to get a gumball out of the gumball machine. They love those things!!!! That was my inspiration for this shirt.


Wanna make one???

Supplies Needed:

  • Scrap of red fabric

  • Small piece of clear vinyl

  • Fusible webbing

  • Tracing paper

  • Pen

  • Scissors

  • Thread

  • Fabric paint

  • Buttons

  • Iron

  • Sewing Machine

Draw or trace a gumball machine on tracing paper.




Cut the pieces out.


Apply fusible webbing the your piece of red fabric.

Trace the bottom pattern piece onto the fusible webbing backing. Cut it out.


Trace the circle onto the vinyl using a Sharpie. Cut it out.


Next I lay the pieces on the shirt so I can see where I want it at.


Iron the bottom piece to the shirt.


Zigzag around the edge.


Sew the circle on using a straight stitch.
Make sure to leave an opening at the top big enough for the buttons to fit through.
The vinyl was sticking to my foot so I put the tracing papper on top on the vinyl and no more sticking!!!


If you used tracing paper on top of the vinyl just pull it off after you are done stitching.


Put your buttons in through the whole you left at the top.


Sew the small top piece on over the whole.


Using fabric paint I painted on the details.


After the paint is dry sew a button on to the opening of the gumball machine.

9 comments :

fawnda said...

This is TOO CUTE! I love the button as the gum balls! ADORABLE!

Thanks for guest posting! : )

KennaWilde said...

So cute! I have to make a shirt like this for my niece!

Leslie said...

This is adorable! I am going to make this shirt for my daughter!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is so cute!!!

Santa's Gift Shoppe and Ideas said...

Hi..I thought I missed the party..Is there one today??
I came for the first time last week & it was great fun. I took your Link Party button & put it one my sidebar & clicked on it today 7 it took me to last weeks party..so I could not find an html for the link on your sidebar so I took you reg. button & out it on my sidebar under Thurs. Party..Hope that is okay..Barb @ santasgiftshoppe.blogspot.com

Embellished Bayou said...

This is just darling, great job!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Wish I still had little ones at home. This is darling! I don't think I could get away with wearing a shirt like that at this point!

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Kelley said...

very , very cute... love the addition of buttons.

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