Today, for Thrift Thursday, we'll go from this, a 25¢ sewing pattern found at my thrift store (and yes, I really did sew that top in peach striped fabric for my seventh grade sewing class.):
To these, and I won't be running out of tissue paper anytime soon!
I have to tell you, after making these projects, I am even more in love with sewing pattern tissue paper than I thought I would ever be! Let's discuss just some of the fun stuff you can do with it should we?
Using a 1" Gluber and a strip of our paper, I made this pretty little flower in a matter of minutes. This is so easy and the tissue paper ruffles in the loveliest way!
In fact, I loved it so much I wanted to make a big flower too. I used a 2" Gluber for this one. I wanted to change the color, but my spritzing inks are packed up at the moment. I improvised with watercolor.
Do you ever have trouble designing over busier patterns? Sometimes I do because if the background is busy, it seems to compete too much with the photo. Well, a great technique is to use sewing tissue paper to mute the backgroud design. (Don't worry, I'll be teaching step by steps of all these projects in the next couple days).
For the gift box, I used some tissue paper ruffles to dress up the top. They are much easier to work with than paper ruffles and are light and airy which I really love! I also love that for 25¢ I got enough tissue paper to stuff dozens of gift bags. I think it's especially perfect for giving crafty gifts to crafty friends!
On the tag to go with my new bag, I used the tissue paper to make my apron skirt. This is just another ruffle made with a much wider strip.
If you like these projects, stay tuned. I took step by step photos as I made each one and I'll be teaching you exactly how to do them yourselves. We'll start tomorrow with my flower vase collage. Out of all the projects, it's my personal favorite. I think it would make a perfect Mother's Day gift, don't you?