I work for a wonderful company called Superior Threads. They have a new product on the market called "Texture Magic" that I've been wanting to work with.
Texture Magic looks like a light weight interfacing type fabric. You sew it to the back of a fabric, apply steam and it shrinks 30% in every direction.
Judi and I worked on some projects while I was at her house, and I made a bag using Texture Magic with the bottom fabric.
First I cut out a piece of green fabric and Texture Magic, allowing extra for shrinkage.
I used a red thread and sewed wavy lines from edge to edge.
Using a steamer, I ironed on the Texture Magic side and within 10-20 seconds the fabric crinkled up. It was very fun to watch this process.
I then cut out the right sized piece for the bottom of the bag.
"Dee Dee's Bag" by Sorbe Girls Designs (Diane Phipps)
Of course I had to add one of the covered buttons I've been obsessively making.
Judi made a "Lilly Apron". When she saw the ones I made for my girls, and how easy they work up, she wanted to make some for wedding presents. I think she looks so cute wearing the apron she needs to hurry and make one for herself.