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Gift Bag, Patriotic Themed trimmed with custom fringe.

(From L to R) Gale Scales, Fay Vance, Joyce Shores and Shelia Richardson, show off their Embellished Gift Bag.

These Ladies and Gent had a grand time creating a Patriotic themed gift bag, trimmed with custom fringe created using My Own Fringemaker. Congratulations great job! So easy and this was your first time making fringe too.

Clyde stood over Joyce's shoulder during the project, he says," I think I could make this too!"

Now we can see your three tiered stars - nice job!

Make this bag in seasonal themes. Change it up, make it taller, shorter, wider to hold treasure. Also change the iron on design, add more or  just one – make it yours!

Love the Red White and Blue, Go America

We did it in a couple of hours start to finish!

Updating and freshing a Fireman’s Themed Throw Pillow

Progress of pillow update. #1 remove one seam stitching. Pull out stuffing. I used the same stuffing but wrapped it in a cocoon of new batting. Reinsert back into pillow and re-fluff eliminating any lumps. #2 This is a trial run with one yarn wound onto the rod unit of My Own Fringemaker. I did not care for this fringe it was too fuzzy. Unwind that yarn and choose other yarns to create the custom fringe. #3 I choose four yarns and wound on a few inches to see how I'd like it. #4 Auditioning the yarns against the pillow to see if it is a go. "Yes, it's a good compliment!" You will need to wind enough fringe to go around the pillow circumference (wind on choice of yarns and sew. Repeat the procedure two separate times to make enough fringe to go around the pillow). Before removing the fringe from the rods each time. Cut the (yarns) now fringe opposite where you sewed the header, this creates loose hanging fringe. I stitched the first sewn fringe into the open side seam. Open the next side seam and sewed in the fringe. Opened the third side seam and started sewing in the second piece of newly created fringe and so on for the fourth side. #5. View of completed pillow. This method got the job done but is not the traditional method or the fastest. How do you like the pillow refreshed and updated with fringe? Visit our website to view more samples in the Gallery and watch the short instructional videos behind the HOW TO Tab. Thanks for looking, check back with us soon.
href=”http://myownfringemaker.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Fire-Theme-pillow-6-101.jpg”>Going green, updating and refreshing Home Dec Pillow with fringe.

Steps to refresh this throw pillow

Bridal Shower Gift

Prepping for upcoming wedding. Do you think the Shower gift should have fringe on it? I hope to share photo after gifts are opened. Did ya’ll take a look at the Marilyn Monroe night gown trimmed out with fringe?  Let me know what you think the grooms’ gift should be… Hunt for nightgown in Website  Gallery,  http://www.myownfringemaker.com

Fringe Tiger Pillow ~ Extroidenaire!

Debi Baker, Baby Lock Educator, created this fabulous tiger pillow. It fits a 16″ x 16″ pillow form, however with flange and fringe it has a much larger presence. The tiger is a Zundt Design. The thread is a soft 40 weight metallic. Debi says it is easy to work with and doesn’t it make a statement! The fringe is made with seven – yup, seven different yarns. Debi says she wound on a few yarns but wanted more -so she wound on another one or two yarns over what she all ready had on the Rods, and at final count had wound on seven different yarns to achieve the look she wanted. Can you imagine finding this fringe – impossible! Even if you could find the fringe – what would it cost? It would cost too much! Yarn and ribbon is very inexpensive. You too can create fringe like this using My Own Fringemaker.

Debi loaned us her beautiful pillow for display in our booth during the Martha Pullen Sewing Market. Thank you Debi for creating such a beautiful fringed pillow! THANK YOU too, for the loan of this beauty during the show, many, many people marveled at your creation!

Designer Pillow created by Debi Baker, Baby Lock Educator

Sandals Fringed

Take a peek at the new samples added to the Website Gallery. We decorated flip flop sandals like this one at our family reunion. I bought every color and size so no one would be left out. These are very inexpensive – often for $1.00 /pair. Pick up some various colored crochet string and yarns from Hobby Lobby Stores. The sample shown has an extra layer of bling, just inexpensive plastic jewels sold by the yard. This fun project will be finished quickly – but drying time will extend your wait. Make this an afternoon project – finish before dinner and let them dry over night. Plan on an excursion to town to show off everyone’s new duds for their dogs. Email a photo (reduced in size) of your creations with fringe for all to enjoy. http://www.myownfringemaker.com

To make this fringe set my own fringemaker unit up and insert rods in holes close together. Measure the sandal strap. Using sandal strap measurement, wind string on to the Rods the width you need for the straps. Take Rod unit to sewing machine and sew down the center between the two Rods several times to make a header. This will make looped fringe. Remove unit and Rods from under presser foot and take to table. If you want looped fringe remove the fringe you just made from both rods and glue onto the sandals. If you prefer loose fringe before removing the string from Rods cut the strings from the Rods. Once all fringe is off the Rods glue it onto the sandals.

HINT: To give the glue some help holding fringe onto the sandals we placed a narrow wax paper rectangles over the strap/fringe and held it in place with hinged clothes pins every inch or so. For general instructions on using My Own Fringemaker view the short videos behind the HOW TO Tab on the website.

Complete both flip flops with fringe, toss both into a straw tote, add a novel, a bag of snacks, a bottle of water and you've created a marvelous hostess gift AND had fun doing making it!