My Sewing Notions Wreath as Published in Homespun Magazine

So excited to share that my sewing notions wreath has been published in the December 2016 issue of Homespun magazine. This was such a fun project created completely out of thrifted, vintage sewing notions. I originally made this wreath in honor of my mother who taught me to sew.

sewing_wreath500-2On this wreath are vintage button cards, spools, tomato pin cushions, strawberry needle cleaners, snaps, sewing needle cards and two measuring tapes.

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To make this, you will need a straw wreath form, two sewing patterns {tissue sheets}, box of straight pins, various sewing notions {spools, measuring tapes, button cards, pin cushions} and either a die cutting system like the Sizzix Big Shot Machine and a scalloped circle die or a way to cut lots of circles out of the sewing pattern.}

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Begin by laying several layers of pattern tissue flat and die cut using the Sizzix Circles, Scallop die. If you don’t have a die cutting system you can trace 3 inch diameter circles using a large cup then cutting out the circles. The circles do not have to be perfect.

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Using straight pins, attach individual tissue circles to the wreath form. Pack them in fairly tightly so that the finished wreath will look full. Scrunch the tissue circles as you go to create more fullness.

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Fill any gaps where you can still see the wreath form beneath.

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Your wreath should look something like this. I used about 1 1/2 sewing patterns to create enough scallop circles to cover this wreath. Once the basic wreath is created then you can decorate it any way you like. I used hot glue to secure the notions to the wreath or you can use pins if you want to protect the vintage items.

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Below is the magazine cover and the inset shot of my wreath in the top right corner of the spread.

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I love seeing the other inspiring ideas in this magazine. Hope you enjoyed this easy project and please leave a comment. Enjoy!

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About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Sewer, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

18 Responses

  1. Barbara

    This is so cute and ingenius! This wreath would make a great wreath for any seamstress or crafter to hang in their crafting room or even a spare bedroom FOREVER! I would hope they wouldn’t be tempted to take it apart and use the pieces for a project, but hey, it would be their gift to do as they wish. The wreath would be pretty awesome just with the pattern circles and a ribbon bow! Just lovely.

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  2. Lana K

    Your wreath is so beautiful and creative! What a fabulous idea of how I can display some of my vintage notions. Can’t wait to create my own wreath. Thanks for sharing.

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