Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Fabric initial

Easy fabric initial

Hello! This week's tutorial is a very easy way of using up those fabrci scraps. Sadly, I dont have step by step pictures, which made me think about it twice before posting. But since its ridiculously easy I will give a description of how I made it. If im not clear in something, or everything, please ask so I can explain better and fix the tutorial. OK? Well here we go:
1- Use a wire hanger to make the letter. I found that using pliers made it more easy and detailed.
2- Wrap some batting strips all over the wire, using hot glue to secure it at the beguining and end of each strip.
3- Cover the letter with fabric strips according to the color scheme of your preference. Since the "S" I made stands for "Sofia", my baby, I kept it on the girly pastel color scheme. Use hot glue where necessary.
4- Add ribbon, buttons, flowers or anything you like on the letter.
5- Your done!

I really hope I was clear enough, if not just leave a comment with your questions and I will happily answer!
Maria Isabel
PS Since I am determined to post frequently, I went ahead and got myself an assistant to peck me whenever I forget to post, or think Im "too busy" to create something. Ladies and gents, I present to you: Pollolo the blog assistant!
Pollolo hard at work

Pollolo is now the Director of the Creative Department on the Kaleidoscope Blog, as you can see he is working on the blog layout look. And your eyes do not deceive you, he is GREEN, as we should all try to be :D

PSS I noticed I have 19 followers! I'm working on a BIG giveaway to celebrate, but I wont spill the beans just yet!


  1. This is Lady Rose and I am the host of "More than One Blog: BLOGGER SWAP" at Swap-bot and you have a lovely blog.

  2. Following your blog from swap-bot. scentednights2002 Thanks for sharing your blog!

  3. Polollo is CUTE, i want one, too ;) And also the fabric initial is a good idea. Initials are so decorative.

  4. i'm from swap-bot. i like your picture - fantastic! your blog is also very colorful and i've enjoyed looking around. i'll be back!


  5. cute DIY I sooo luv pollolo <3 and he's greeeeeeeeeeeen so so adorable

  6. :) Thank you for following my Art Blog. Gives me some incentive to create things.

  7. Very cool tutorial! It's perfect for a child's room! I like the little green chickie, too! Super adorable. I showed my son and now he wants me to crochet a little green chick for him.

    APlusAmigurumi from swap-bot.co

  8. Oh this is SO cute!!! Adorable! :) Thank you for sharing :)

    TheCreativePlace from swapbot

  9. So sweet! What a perfect idea, especially for a new baby/nursury. Thank you!

    following you too!

  10. so cute!!

    oohhh a giveaway! can't wait!

    stop by and say hi when you get a chance :)

    following you!

    lolasgirl from swapbot

  11. Thanks for the tutorial, what a nice idea.

    SaraswatiChB for swapbot

  12. Very cute helper :)! And I love the Fabric initial :)!

    Fabi (BubbLeGumGirLie for Comments on Craft/Design Blogs)

  13. OMG! love the little assistant, perfect for easter. Cover his little ears when christmas comes around! hehehe. "No, sweetie, we won't be having you for dinner, you're coming TO dinner." hehehe.
    This post makes me remember I have an urgent project I have to finish. I'm doing a baby cake for april 18th and they want me to make an "A" with embellishments for the topper. GOtta get on that!

    Happy easter!
    Jaemac from swapbot

  14. That sounds so easy and fun, its probably a little harder to bend the wire for certain letters but once thats done the fabric will be easy to wrap around.

  15. omg can i have a polollo blog assistant?!!?!?!??! I love the covered letter!!
    CDonovan swapbot :)

  16. Great Tutorial. Love the assistant.

    ~LadyAmbrosia Swapbot

  17. oooh a giveaway! exciting! ^^

  18. Cute Pollolo!

    And exciting giveaways. I'll sure come back. :p And I'm officially one of your follower now.

  19. Green. Too cute!
    collagecafe04 swapbot

  20. Why the Pollolo is green?! Did you dye him? Lol!

  21. awww I want a little assistant. However, I think I might get me a lil hermit crab as my assistant! I love those :-)



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