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Sew the Rainbow: Aqua for June

Today is Aqua day!  I am sharing the results of the June Sew the Rainbow project.

The Project:  A Crayon Roll

The Inspiration:  Pinterest!  Do you get lost in all the wonderful ideas that are available here?  I have a Sewing Ideas board dedicated to projects that I would love to tackle one day.  Crayon Rolls seemed like such a cute gift idea!

The tutorial I chose was featured on Smart School House, designed by Made to be a Momma.

The Material:

  • Michael Miller’s Waterfront Park Flight in Luna, which I picked up on a visit to Finch Sewing Studio
  • Kona Cotton Solid in Nightfall
  • White Satin Ribbon – 1 inch wide

The Result:  A cute crayon roll!  Though the tutorial showed that 16 crayons would fit, my finished product held 15 crayons.  I will work on the spacing on my next attempt, so that a full 16 can fit.

The crayon roll took me about 45 minutes start-to-finish, so it is a quick and fun project to do with scrap fabric, or a fun child print.

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My daughter loved the end result, and has ordered a purple one for her birthday in a few weeks!

 

Thanks for following along with Sew the Rainbow project!

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Sew the Rainbow: Green for May

A new month and a new color for my Sew the Rainbow project:  Green!

The Project:  An Apron – a special gift for a friend

The Inspiration:  My good friend Mari!  In addition to a love for books, which makes us kindred spirits, Mari also loves to cook.  Over on Instagram, Mari was one of five people who signed up to get a surprise Pay it Forward gift sometime this year.  Because she loves green, this is her month!

The Material:

The Result:   I don’t work with patterns very often, but this one was easy to follow.  I opted to nix the pocket, because of personal preference, but there is one included in the pattern.

I love that the bottom section of the apron is called a flounce.  Every time I read the word in the instructions, I wanted to sing *flounce flounce flounce* – I’m going to see if I can incorporate the word in my everyday vocabulary :)

Here are a few shots of this bright and fun apron, already on the way to Mari’s mailbox!

 

 

 

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I hope that you’re enjoying the Sew the Rainbow project.  For June, I’ll be sewing the color Aqua – I hope that you’ll stay tuned for the result!

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Sew the Rainbow: Yellow for April

It’s the end of April, and it’s time to share another color in the Sew the Rainbow project.  For April, I chose the color yellow.  I use this color quite frequently for products in my shop, and I love the brightness and cheerfulness that it can bring to a tote bag or jewelry roll.

When shopping at a local favorite, WebFabrics, my daughter mentioned that she’d like to have a headband with “one of those triangle things on the back.”  And this month’s project was inspired!

The Project:  A Headband Bandana

The Inspiration:  My daughter J – this was a special request

The Material:

  • One Quarter yard of Hoffman Bali Batiks 1895 in Citrine
  • One headband – one inch wide

The Result:  A SUPER easy project, which brought a smile!

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Next month I’ll be sewing the color green!  Tell me how you’re enjoying the series, and if you’ve been inspired to add a new color to your projects.

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Sew the Rainbow: Orange for March

I don’t know about you, but I have been waiting for this seemingly endless Winter to make an exit, so that we can enjoy beautiful Spring days.  Last year, our family enjoyed hiking and biking during the Spring and Summer months.  This month’s Sew the Rainbow project, was inspired by these outdoor activities.

By the way, my Irish family may be cringing a bit that I am featuring the color orange for March, instead of green, but alas, orange was the next color in line.

The Project:  A Drawstring Backpack

The Inspiration:  Getting excited for a morning hike with the family!

The Material:

The Result:  A handy backpack ready to be filled with a water bottle, bug spray, and a few snacks

 

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J the cute model
J the cute model

 

I love this orange fabric and I’m excited that I could make something fun and functional.

Next month’s project will be Yellow.  I am open to suggestions and inspiration – comment or email if you have something that you’d like to see!

Thanks for following along with the Sew the Rainbow project.

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