Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Altenew’s Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release blog hop!!! If you just came from Sande Woodson’s blog, then you’re on the right track. For the full details, make sure to visit the Altenew blog here. If you want to see the whole collection, here’s the link.

I was sooooo excited when I heard about this latest and newest product category!!! My mind started working way before the package arrived. I wanted to think of different ways to use these gorgeous fabrics. Full disclosure here– I don’t know how to use a sewing machine! 🙂 That being said, I nervously learned how to thread the machine and sew simple stitches for one of the projects below. The rest were only hand-stiched or glued. I have a number of projects to share with you so lets get started.

Look at the amazing colors and patterns of these fabrics!! As you can see, I made hair accessories, bracelets, earrings and book covers. Let’s go through them one by one.

FABRIC EARRINGS

STEPS:

  1. Cut out the fabric into squares measuring 2.5″ x 2.5 “.
  2. Wrap the round bead with fabric making sure the hole of the bead is centered at the base.
  3. Twist the end tightly and start sewing around the fabric to hold it in place.
  4. Cut the excess fabric as close to the sewn thread as possible.
  5. Insert a flathead pin into the bead cap then insert it through the hole of the fabric-wrapped bead.
  6. Cover the other end with another bead cap and create a loop using a round pliers.
  7. Attach a jump ring then an earring hook to create the earring. Create another one to form a pair.

TIP: After you trim off the excess fabric, rub the end on a smooth table to round it off so that the end cap will fit nicely.

FABRIC BRACELETS

I created 2 types of bracelets– the first one did not require the sewing machine. Here’s how it’s done.

STEPS:

Cut out 3 strips of fabric measuring 2″ x 10″
Fray the edges by removing some fabric threads
Clip one end of the strip using a binder clip and start twisting the fabric making sure the right side of the fabric is seen.

When you reach the end, clip the end and add a running stitch from end to end to hold the position of the fabric. Repeat for the other two strips of fabric. Braid the 3 twisted fabrics. Stitch the ends together. Add a ribbon clasp on both ends and finish with jump rings an a lobster clasp.

For this kind of bracelet, here are the steps.

STEPS:

  1. Cut 6 strips of fabric measuring 3/4 inch x 12 inches.
  2. Fold the fabric lengthwise with the wrong side out and sew the edges together leaving approximately a 5mm seam allowance.
  • 3. Trim off excess fabric so that it will be easier to reverse.
  • 4. Cut an angled slit.
  • 5. Insert the bottom part of the bobby pin inside the main tube and insert the top of the bobby pin into the slit. Gently pull the bobby pin through the tube to flip the fabric inside out.
Here are all 6 fabric tubes ready to be filled up with yarn.
Insert 4 strands of yarn using a bobby pin.
  • 6. Insert 4 strands of yarn using a bobby pin.
  • 7. Clip the ends and create a 3 strand braid.
  • 8. Measure the wrist. Mark the braided fabric and sew the strands together where the markings are.
  • 9. Cut the excess fabric.
  • 10. Attach a ribbon clasp on both ends and add jump rings and a lobster clasp.

The earrings and the bracelets were inspired by Red Blossoms Designs. They have amazing ideas on how to use fabric so do check them out.

HAIR ACCESSORIES

STEPS:

  1. Cut a strip of fabric to 2″ x 18″.
  2. Fold lengthwise and attach to each other using double sided tape.
  3. Die cut felt using a round die around 2 inches.
  4. Start adhering the strip of fabric with a glue gun. In a spiral manner, start gluing the fabric strip from the outside going in .
  5. Attach a pearl in the middle of the flower.
  6. Glue the flower to an alligator clip.

STEPS FOR FLOWER NO. 2:

  1. Die cut 5 circles from the fabric. (The bigger the circle, the bigger the flower will be.)
  2. Fold in half.
  3. Then fold again in half.
  4. Sew a running stitch along the base of triangles.
  5. Pull the thread to gather all the bases together to form a flower.
  6. Create a second flower using a smaller diameter of circle and layer on top of the first flower using glue gun.
  7. Cut out a matching felt and add bead embellishments to the center.
  8. Attach to felt base then adhere to a clip.

TIP: I used the Nesting Frame Dies and some washi tapes to create the backing for the clips. This would be a nice way to package them for gifts.

NO SEW FABRIC BOOK COVERINGS

STEPS:

  1. Measure the height of the book and with the book closed, measure the wrap around width of the book.
  2. Cut the fabric but add 2″ to the height and 8 inches to the width.
  3. Iron out the fabric.
With the back of the fabric facing up, fold and iron the long edge at 1″ on both sides.
Cut a length of the Stitch Witchery 8″ shorter than the fabric length and place it under one of the fabric folds that you just created starting 4” in from each end. Add a damp cloth before ironing the adhesive in wool setting.

6. Fold your fabric over 4″ from the end and place a 4″ piece of Stitch Witchery inside the top fold. Bond the fabric using the same procedure as before. This will create pockets for the cover of the book.

GIVEAWAYS

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.

Last but not the least is the talented Teresa Litchfield. I hope you enjoyed looking through the projects I created using the fabrics from this release. Let me know in the comment section below which one is your favorite and you might get the chance to win a fab prize from Altenew. If you liked what you saw, I hope you can follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post my latest projects. Thank you so much for dropping by. Until next time! Stay safe and happy crafting! <3

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Tasnim Ahmed
Tasnim Ahmed
3 months ago

Wow these are all so amazing!! Love each and every project, so creative!!

Candy
Candy
3 months ago

Beautiful bracelets, beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for inspiring. Just wonderful!

Donna Walls
Donna Walls
3 months ago

Wow…so many gorgeous projects and loads of wonderful inspiration! TFS!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss
3 months ago

Wow!!! Your jewelry is AMAZING!!!!! Love your book covers too!!!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
3 months ago

Very pretty projects. I really love the earrings.

Lisa R. Davis-Wall
Lisa R. Davis-Wall
3 months ago

so much inspiration!!

Kimberly Ligocki
Kimberly Ligocki
3 months ago

You have been BUSY!!!! I love the idea of Altenew jewelry. And I really love the book covers.

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
3 months ago

Thank you for the many great accessory ideas. I wasn’t sure about the fabric, so I’m grateful for the ideas.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 months ago

You’re awesome, my friend! Girl, you are so creative.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 months ago

I love each project!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
3 months ago

NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Saving this so I can CASE you! The jewelry is AWESOME!

Liz O
Liz O
3 months ago

What a fabulous display Nenette! Love every single idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready
3 months ago

Wow! So many fun and pretty projects. Thank you for the inspiration.

Dottie
Dottie
3 months ago

Very clever. I am a special educator and I feel I can adapt some of these and make them with my students!

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
3 months ago

Whoa! These are all truly wonderful! I’d happily buy some of these! Well done!

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
3 months ago

Wow, so creative. Love it all and the fabric is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you made each piece.

Joy Meadows
Joy Meadows
3 months ago

Such a wonderful array of projects you have shown using the new fabrics! I am amazed!!

Pat
Pat
3 months ago

Love the fabric book covers and the earrings! Fabulous idea!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
3 months ago

Amazing projects and techniques. I WANT those beautiful earrings!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
3 months ago

Wow! What unique and beautiful projects! I love them all, especially the chunky bracelet!

Karen Schroeder
Karen Schroeder
3 months ago

Love the hair accessories!

Sue D
Sue D
3 months ago

Wow–love all you created with this pretty fabric.

Linda Wood
Linda Wood
3 months ago

Wow, so many fun projects. Thank you for including instructions.

LaQuieta Gibson
LaQuieta Gibson
3 months ago

I love all your projects from the jewelry to the book cover all amazing!

dorothya
dorothya
3 months ago

Very creative projects! My favorites are the lovely flower hair clips and the book cover is such a great way to showcase this beautiful fabric! Thanks for all your great instructions.

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