It is good to try new things as I have done here…….

KraftTex

I just cannot past up a good challenge. In this case it was a challenge in using a new product…..Kraftex.Steampunk GroupingIt comes in three colors: white, black and tan. It is quite strong. I tried to tear it and had no luck in doing so.Β  I used this when I made my wallet (in the above picture). I was told that you could do anything to it……treating it like paper but sewing with it like fabric. I was immediately intrigued. I love paper as much as I love fabric……so, challenge accepted! πŸ™‚

I choose the “Little Wallet” pattern by Valori Wells. I picked this up at one of my many trips to the Sister’s Quilt Show in Sisters, Oregon. I had been waiting for just this occasion to use this pattern. I constructed the wallet out of the Kraftex. I used a little fabric to trim the tops of the inside pockets and to embellish the outside of the wallet. (I really wished I had had the fore site to have done a tutorial on this……hindsight right πŸ™‚ next time!!) I Mod Podge select cuts of fabric onto the outside, I inked it and embellished it to the point I was happy with it. I was going for a steampunk feel …….I hope that I accomplished that. I combined this with a Travel Case and a Tote bag.

The tote bag was made using the Crafty Carriers pattern. Crafty CarriersΒ Β  Here you can see the other side of the tote. The panel with the flowers….was made by using stripe flannel and linen fabric; they were felted together to get the effect you see here. I then used Swarovski crystals to bring the flowers out a bit more. This particular piece was a work challenge and so; I combined the challenges together and had so much fun. I love the Spells and Potions fabric I used….the words fell in just the right places when it was all put together. I embellished the side pockets with wire, Angelina fibers, felt, beads and hearts: to again, give it a steampunk kind of feel. I am a big fan of using mixed medias…this includes mixing up my fabrics as well!! I have used cotton, flannel, and linen in this project. I love using this tote -it is sooo big. I use it to carry my projects around. I think I will make a few more for my friends who knit/crochet. With all these pockets there is plenty of room for yarn and needles.

Until next time…….. always experiment freely with your fibers!

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2 Responses to “It is good to try new things as I have done here…….”

  1. Daniel March 20, 2015 at 10:53 pm Permalink

    Very Cool, I would have thought the little wallet is real leather!! Keep up the hard work with all the great projects. πŸ™‚

    • Jeri March 22, 2015 at 9:14 am Permalink

      Thank You! It has been a lot of fun!

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