My oldest daughter just celebrated her birthday. That means that officially 10 years ago I pulled out my grandmothers old sewing machine and decided to make a simple blanket for my first sweet baby. Now I make all sorts of things for all my sweet babies and so I have tons of scraps laying around in buckets. Today I am going to share with you a scrap busting idea that I had when my daughters and I went shopping the other day for birthday presents. The girls saw, at a popular accessory chain store these little charms that they could string onto their shoes laces. They of course wanted to buy them all! But at $7.99 a piece and with 10 little feet in my house-hold, I about laughed in their faces. "We can make those for less!" I said. My oldest two rolled their eyes; this response was not a surprise to them. The surprise came when I actually followed through on my crafting promise and invited them to help. Here is our NO-sew, kid friendly way to make fun and funky shoe charms.
Scrap fabric with a small object print like Frolicking Forest Blue Fox
Cordinating scrap fabric of any kind of print
Phoomph (avaible in out shop)
a pair of Sneakers with laces (remove laces)
First in case you are not familar with phoomph, let me fill you in on it. Phoomph is a fabric bonding sheet. It has an adhesive coating on BOTH sides and a core (there are different colors) that adds stability and thickness to your fabric. It is really simple to use, but it does junk-up your scissors so you will want to clean your scissor blades when you have finished working with the phoomph. For a fun video and another project that you can create with the phoomph click here. Now that we know what we are working with let's get started.
The first thing that you need to do is using your fabric scissors cut out your fabric object leaving a nice boarder of fabric.