Shades of Rose is now available to purchase, but I was lucky enough to receive some yardage in advance, so that I could do some secret sewing with it. ;o) What a pleasure to be sewing with these gorgeous, romantic fabrics! I love the vintage, yet modern feel to Tanya's designs. Shades of Rose is soft and feminine with a shabby chic flair to it, which I love. A great line to start with, if you're new to Tanya's designs, as well as being a great line to add to her other collections.
I selected four fabrics from the red colour way to sew up a few projects of my own design.
|My kiss clasp coin purse design is compact, yet roomy - it will hold more than just coins! The fabric rose on the front is fastened by a brooch pin, so it is removeable.|
Shades of Rose seemed like the perfect fabric to debut a couple of coin purses that I designed several years ago (and always intended to turn into a pattern). My first coin purse with the attached fabric rose brooch, has Trellis for the exterior and Falling Rose for the interior. The fabric used to make the brooch is Toile.
The coin purse with the pocket, has the exterior made from Toile with Trellis for the interior, while the pocket flap is fussy cut from Falling Rose.
I couldn't resist sewing up my favourite gift bag design using Shades of Rose and adding a couple of extra details to it. Perfect for tucking a gift or two into! The drawstring bag features Wild Rose and Toile for the exterior and Trellis for the interior.
I used some fussy cuts from Falling Rose and Trellis combined with scraps of linen and twill tape to make two different "tags" for a special detail. The rose prints work so well for fussy cutting!
Speaking of fussy cutting... I didn't stop with making tags for the gift bag! I also made some individual gift tags featuring fussy cut roses stitched onto canvas and then backed the canvas with more Shades of Rose (**I used my tag die in my Sizzix Big Shot to cut them out of canvas & fabric which allows me to make multiples quickly and easily. However, you could draw or trace a tag shape you like and then you can cut tags by hand).
For gift giving, I can either stitch or stamp the recipients name onto the tag - or more often, I use either a fabric pen (which is permanent) or a Frixion pen (which is removeable when heated by iron - just be aware that ink will reappear if subjected to below freezing temperatures ;o).
|Simple gift tags made from fussy cuts stitched to canvas and backed with interfaced Shades of Rose.|
The final simple project I made were sweet notecards, that use scraps of Shades of Rose along with assorted haberdashery (scraps of lace, ribbons and odd buttons work wonderfully for this!).
|Notecards made from scraps can be stitched onto the card or as in this case, secured using double sided tape.|
I had the most fun creating with Shades of Rose and I hope you will find some inspiration in what I've shared today.
Be sure to check out the Grey and the Turquoise fabrics in the Shades of Rose collection (there are six prints in each of the three colour ways).
GIVEAWAY: update: winner is Marta! Congratulations! I know you will enjoy creating with Shades of Rose!
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