Monday, June 1, 2015

Fabric Scrap Wreath

~ photo heavy tutorial ~

Howdy!  I made a wreath from fabric strips, and a few ribbon pieces.  I was so happy with the final result, that I want to share with you all, on how I did it.  Now, if you search the internet, you will find a lot, (and I do mean ALOT of tutorials).  
3 fat quarters (I washed the fabric before I tore the strips)
3 ribbons
1 lace trim
wire wreath
(you could very simply use 4 fabrics and 2 ribbons and a lace trim)
I used european size fat quarters, and had some fabric left over.  The ribbons I used, were neutrals, and one pink.  I also used some lace trim.  The wire wreath I used is an eight inch round.

The pattern on this stripe fabric is simple, so I tore 1/2" strips, and then cut the strips into quarters.

This pattern is a bit more busier, so I tore 3/4" strips, and then cut the strips into quarters.

The largest pattern, I tore 1" strips, and then cut the strips into quarters.

I measured out a foot, from each fabric, then made little snips with my scissors, and then tore the strips.  I cut each strip into quarters, so that each scrap measures approximately 5" long.

I cut a variety of ribbons and trims into 5" lengths.  I also cut several strips of pink satin ribbon with white polka dots.  
I then decided on a pattern for my scraps to go on to the wreath.  I wanted a random look, but I don't really do 'random'.  I do structured 'random'.  {smile}
I started on the inside wire, and then progressed to the next wire, and the next, and finally the outer wire.  I attached the fabric strips to the wire frame in a loop like fashion.  [several tutorials say to tie the fabric strips, but i didn't like the idea.  {frown}]

not the sequence, just an image to show the looping
Once I finished looping the fabric strips around the wires, I went through to ensure that each wire segment had the same fullness.  So, there was some adding, and a few changing of ribbons and fabrics.  

Until, ta-da!

Thank you for looking!  I hope this tutorial was informative.  And that you create a fabric strip wreath, too! {smile}


Denita said...

Wow! I love the wreath, it's beautiful. Since I don't sew this is a perfect project for me. Thanks for the great instructions I am going to give it a try!

Highdesertstamper said...

Love love love it!! I have so many fat qtr pieces...I am going to have to make one of these for my door for summer! TFS!!