Thursday, May 20, 2010

How To: Fabric Stuffed Strawberries

I've been saving my Bonne Maman jam jars for the longest time - knowing (hoping) that one day they'll come in handy. The day has come! I was over at Ez's blog Creature Comforts the other day and spotted a glass jar full of beautiful fabric strawberry sachets. As much as I LOVE the chez sucre chez sachets, I've been spending waaaay too much money on the nursery... so I decided to try and make my own. Plus, my stomach has been giving me issues so I've been taking it easy this week and definitely had some major down time.

fabric strawberries

fabric strawberries detail

I found some helpful tutorials (bread and buttons, Moda Bake Shop and Embroideroo) to help get me started and learn the basic steps. I was too lazy to bust out the sewing machine so I hand-sewed everything. I also used four different sizes of fabric (approx 6", 4" and 2" circles before cutting in half).

5 comments:

Ez said...

Oh gasp! These are too ridiculously good Biz! I can't believe how quickly you busted these out! I love them soooooooo much I just can't get over it! Eek!
xo Ez

sew nancy said...

I save these jars too. I love this project and was thinking of making some strawberries, it's been a while. I like how you interpreted them. Really beautiful. You should swing by sometime and pick some strawberries in my yard. In a few weeks I'll have hundreds. Not joking.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Oh man....these are just soooo cute hun! I love them and now you have me wishing for fabric strawberries! I love that you said you were too lazy so you did it by hand, that seems harder to me! :) LOVE them!
xo
Melis

Marichelle said...

Thanks guys!! Thanks again for kicking my butt into gear Ez! Nancy, I can't wait to see your stuffed fabric strawberries - I'm sure they're going to be adorable! Yummm fresh strawberries, we could trade berries - we have a few blueberry shrubs out back :) Melis, LOL I know it sounds wacky but the thought of taking my machine out from hiding, dusting it, threading it was just way too exhausting than hand-stitching 20 berries. I know, i know - that doesn't make too much sense does it?

A Merry Mishap said...

Adorable.