With the launch of our SALE of Liberty long sample swatches, I thought we needed to give you some Liberty Project Ideas to go with them. Small pieces of Liberty fabric are brilliant. There are a million things you could do with them. Raw edge appliqué, cushions, scarf making or use them for patchwork. The list is endless.
Here are a few Liberty Project Ideas: Anna JP has made this key box using some leftover fabric from her table runner project. She’s painted the box a colour to complement the fabric. She’s used Thorpe which is so pretty. It’s a really simple make but is so effective.
It’s really great to see the fabric when you open the box. It makes it attractive inside and out. This is a great creative use of fabric scraps. You can use fabric for lots more than sewing.
More Liberty Project Ideas. Anna JP has also made this lovely cushion using 2 of the long sample swatches. This uses Tana Lawn and is edged using some mint silk.
Here’s the piping detail on the corner of the cushion. It contrasts beautifully with the Liberty fabric.
The back of the cushion is made using recycled jeans from the charity shop. Anna loves adding denim to her projects.
We’ve all been making scarves with these lovely long sample swatches. This one is a mini infinity silk scarf with a twist. Anna has put a twist in the loop before sewing up the ends to give it slightly more shape. The silk feels beautiful around the neckline. The silks are really great for this and the colours in this print means it works with many outfits.
Anna JP’s scarf uses 3 of the silk long sample swatches. They are sewn together into a square using French seams and then edged around the outside. this design is quite versatile and drapes really nicely around the neck. It can also be folded up and used as a necktie.
Hils’s loop scarf is made using 4 Jersey long sample swatches. 2 pieces were sewn together for each side and then both sewn to each other to form a loop. The long thin piece is then sewn together at the ends (right sides together) to make a loop scarf. The jersey fabric makes it easy to stretch over the head. The use of different colours means that the scarf goes with a wide variety of outfits.
Have fun. love Alice x