Ruffled Rosette Pillow

Hello! It’s Megan from Brassy Apple. Add some texture and color to your pillows ANY season of the year with this fun Ruffled Rosette Pillow!

16×16 Pillow form
Jelly Roll (I used Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts)
1/2 Yd of fabric (I used 20136-11)
Elastic Thread
Regular Thread
Straight pins
Measuring tape

Step 1: Measure a 17″x17″ square – cut 2

Step 2: Choose 10 jelly roll strips.

Step 3: Placing right sides together, sew together one of the ends.

Open and lay flat. Place the 3rd strip on top of one strip right sides together and sew 1 end together. This will connect the three pieces together end to end. Repeat with all 10 strips.

Step 4: Hand wind a bobbin with elastic thread. Adjust your sewing machine to it’s longest stitch length. Fold the long fabric strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and sew down the length of the fabric. The elastic thread should gather and “pucker” the fabric creating an easy, “no fuss” ruffle!

Use your iron on a steam setting to heat or shrink up the elastic thread and gathered fabric. The heat and steam will help it to bunch up a bit more.

Step 5: Take one of the 17″ x 17″ squares and lay flat. Starting near the top in the middle, place one end of the ruffled strip. Fold the raw, unfinished edge under and pin.

Step 6: Create a large circle with the ruffled strip pinning it into place. Keep in mind your seam allowance.

Step 7: Using a straight or zig zag stitch, sew the strip into place. Layout and pin a second circle slightly overlapping the inside edge of the first to cover the stitching line. Stitch into place again and repeat this step until reaching the center.

Step 8: Depending on how tightly your fabric bunched up and how closely you overlapped your circle layers, you may have a little bit of extra ruffles when you reach the center.
Measure out a 3-5″ tail and cut off the excess.
Step 9: Roll the end loosely toward the center. Position and pin the rolled rosette from the underside. Hand stitch the rosette center into place.
Step 10:  Position the second 17″ x 17″ fabric piece on top or right sides together. Sew all the sides together leaving a 6-8″ opening at the bottom of one side. Turn right side out and slip in the pillow form. Hand stitch the opening closed and pop onto your couch or favorite chair!

I fabulous pillow your friends will notice and love!

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Megan Pyrah

Fabric Fortune Cookies

Hi it’s Megan from Brassy Apple. Give a little “fortune” to your guests at baby showers, receptions, holidays, dinner parties and MORE! They are even great to encourage the little ones as well!

1 Charm Pack
Fusible Fleece
White Ribbon
Wire (20-24 gauge)
E6000 Glue
Fabric Marker
Circle Template (4.5″ – 4.75″ wide)
paper “fortune” strips

color coordinating sequin

Step 1: Choose several squares from your charm pack for your fabric fortune cookies. Using fusible fleece, apply it per package directions to several squares in a grid formation. This helps to save time. We did 4-6 squares at a time.

Step 2: Create a circle template – 4.5″ – 4.75″ inches wide (You can easily create one using a small bowl or mug from your cupboard if necessary). Trace the template in the middle of each square and cut out.

OPTIONAL: Add a bit of glitz to the edge of your fortune cookies. Using a strand of sequins, apply it to the edge securing it in place with E6000 glue. Allow to dry.
Step 3: Cut a piece of wire that is just slightly shorter in length than the width of the circle. Cut a piece of ribbon the same length. Glue both in place with E6000 glue and allow to dry flat.

Step 4: Create and print out fortune paper strips. Choose the font, size and number of sayings you like. Place the paper strips in the middle of the fortune cookies.

Step 5: Fold the fabric circle in half and crease the middle to create the cookie shape.
Step 6: Placing a finger inside, “fluff” and shape the cookie to give it a rounded shape. And you are DONE!
Add a bit of the unexpected to your special events….

and the everyday….

42 fabric fortune cookies

Custom Camera Slipcover

Hi it’s Megan from Brassy Apple. We love a project that sews up quickly with a big impact. It’s easy to add a pop of color and comfort to your camera strap with a custom slipcover!

1 Charm Pack – Hunky Dory by Chez Moi
Fusible Fleece

Step 1: Measure the length and width of your camera strap. Our camera strap measures 22 inches long and is 1.5″ wide. Choose 5 different squares of fabric from the charm pack. Sew the squares end to end with a 1/4″ seam allowance. This should leave about 1/2″ allowance to turn under on each end. Press seams flat.

Step 2: According to package directions, apply the fusible fleece to the the fabric leaving 1/4″ bare on each end. (see photos below)

Optional: To give your slipcover a quilted look, sew straight stitch lines done the entire piece. Starting about 1″ in from the edge, sew your first stitch line. Use your presser foot as a spacing guide and continue across the strap. Stop about 1″ from the opposite edge.

Step 3: Fold the fabric back on each end, press and/or pin in place, and stitch closed.

Step 4: Fold the strap lengthwise with right sides together and sew down the long side using a 1/2″ seam allowance. This will create a tube with the ends left open. Trim excess.

Step 5: Turn right side out and press flat with the seam down the middle of the underside.

Thread your camera strap through and wear your camera with style! Don’t forget to change out the strap with the seasons, holidays or as your heart desires!

If using 5 charm pack squares per strap, then one charm pack will yield 8 different, colorful camera strap slipcovers. These are perfect to give as gifts to friends, family and your favorite photographer!