Every now and then I like to get a bit crafty, thanks to the world of Pinterest I am forever inspired to make things myself. I like to create props for photo shoots so hopefully soon I will get around to posting some of those but for now I thought I would share a non photography post with you.
Now I am not the most skill full of sewers so I knew this was going to be a bit of a challenge but with a great amount of determination I gave it a go and must say am thrilled with the results, just a shame it took me nearly two hours but as they say practise makes perfect!
I bought this shirt from H&M last week, I love how it is but there’s nothing quite like making it your own and for some reason I woke up this morning with an urge to add some Navajo magic to it. (Please excuse the shirts desperate need for an iron).
So once I dragged myself up out of bed on this wonderful Bank Holiday Monday, off I went in the search of some Navajo style fabric, when I was about to give up I found this one lurking at the bottom of the pile, just puuuuurfect!
I decided to use this part of the design for the area I wanted to cover.
Now comes the tricky bit (for me anyway), I stenciled onto a piece of paper the section I wanted to add the fabric to, then placed the stencil onto the fabric and cut larger than the area just in case I cut too small, next step was to slightly fold in the edges so you couldn’t see my rough cuts and cut off any excess if needed. Now I have to admit I used a bit of wonder web to hold the fabric in place as I knew if I went straight in for the sewing it would most certainly be a disaster.
After ironing on the wonder web, I sewed around the edges with orange cotton to give it a bit of extra support and of course that lovely homemade feel – I have to say that as my sewing leaves a lot to be desired! Anyhow, here is the final result, splendid I’d say 😉