I paid a lot for these terribly faded cushions, so I couldn’t bring myself to toss them. I had bought a couple of bandanas to sew together for a cover, but wasn’t crazy about that idea.
Then I thought, “fabric paint!” and wished somebody made spray
fabric paint. I found this at Walmart (I love that Rice Freeman-Zachery
calls it the Dreaded Walmart!) It came in a pack of three colors (black and gold, too) and was $14.97. Not cheap, but I have a use for the black, and maybe the gold, too.
I sprayed and used a foam brush to even it out.
Not a bad “before and after,” huh?
AND!!!, the paint is made in America!!!!
to Amazon for including this piece of cardboard in the very excessive packaging that enclosed my new book. I plan to stamp and stencil some t-shirts for the grandson. The cardboard is just the right size to slip inside! One woman’s trash…
Mama had a pair of chandelier earrings she really liked. She thought she had lost one, so she threw the other away. Then she found the first one and started to throw it away. I stopped her and told her I could recycle it. This is what I made and gave her for Mother’s Day:
I’ve been, “shopping my closet,” as they say, and I really like this t-shirt. It’s very soft and I have lots of red and navy to wear with it. It’s also very thin and see-through. I have to wear a camisole under it, and that defeats the purpose of light and soft. I decided to see if I could cut out the applique and attach it to another shirt.
I decided to add some iron-on stabilizer to the back before cutting it out.
I chose Sulky Tender Touch, not because I wanted it soft, but because I wanted it flexible.
Tender Touch is very hard to tell which side is the fusible one, so I used my new see-through, Teflon sheet as a pressing cloth, just in case I goofed.
I used a polyester setting with no steam on my iron and gave it a press. (about 20 seconds)
I cut it out and turned it over!
I also saved the neckband for the piping. I may use that to “frame” the applique when I attach it to another tee:
And the t-shirt leftovers made me a nice new pile of polishing cloths for my soap!