Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Scrappy Floral and Denim Cuff

I'll tell you what. There is something so satisfying about taking a piece of fabric and tearing it into strips.

Riiiiiiiiiiippppppp

Am I right? Well, I cannot just be tearing fabric up willy ~ nilly now, can I? It's not like bubble wrap, where you pop 'till your heart's content and the bubble wrap is rendered useless. Anyway, I was mesmerized by looking at Pinterest the other day and found some beautiful fabric cuffs there. Are you following me on Pinterest yet? I did repin some of my favorites . . . .

Here is the result of one of my fabric tearing sessions. This beautiful, dainty floral was a medical scrub shirt that I found at the Salvation Army last year. I just loved the print and since there weren't any funky medical type stains on it (it was probably worn by the chick who takes your temperature in the doctor's office) I totally snatched it up and have hoarded it since then. The denim came to me by way of my very generous neighbor who gave me his jeans after his gastric bypass surgery did the trick and made him skinny. The button was off a denim dress scored at the Salvation Army.


Scrappy fabric cuff


I sewed the two sides of the denim together in a contrasting lime thread, in a zig zag stitch.

Scrappy fabric cuff


The floral was pleated and sewn on with a triple straight stitch. I would guess that that floral isn't going anywhere now!

Scrappy fabric cuff

Scrappy fabric cuff 


A button reclaimed from a thrifted denim something or other provides the closure.

Scrappy fabric cuff


I did the button hole in the same contrasting lime thread.

Scrappy fabric cuff


What do you think? I think I hear more fabric calling my name. Riiiipppppp.   http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/

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