Saturday, June 20, 2009

Texture Magic Bag

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.


Kim Walus said...

I have said project done with texture magic. I will email you a picture tomorrow. I'm just doing the binding right now. I'm sooo tired and should go to bed now. Love ya!

Janet said...

I bought a pattern for a little footstool that uses that product on the top. It looks fabulous. Love the apron. They'd make good tops too if the back were sewn up.

Unknown said...

The texture magic really adds another dimension to the project. I just love that crinkly look. Great little bag!

Material Mary said...

What a fun product. I'm going to have to look into this one.

Anonymous said...

Nedra...thank you for the warm welcome comment on my blog. It has been such fun learning how to use the internet to meet fellow crafters. And, it sounds like you guys have a great time in all you do!


dotti white said...

Nedra....I love that texture magic. I will have to try some. So cute...and the apron is adorable! Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to make one, too!

Sara said...

Love the effect of the Texture Magic treatment. I just have to try it out myself because it looks like a fun way of adding a touch of something new!

Sherri said...

I love the effect of the texture magic on the bottom portion of the bag! The apron is great too!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks like a fantastic product -- I'll have to keep an eye out for it. I love the way you've used it on the bag.

Nanette Merrill said...

Cute Apron Judi made! Love the button you chose. So cute. I wish I had taken a picture of that bag. We had fun. Thanks so much for coming.