With the lovely festive season of Christmas heading rapidly in our direction, I wanted to share a whole range of sewing and crafting projects with you. The Alice Caroline team have been busy creating beautiful things using Liberty fabric and I’ll share these with you over the coming 12 days. Ellie has made these sweet Liberty baubles using tiny scraps of Liberty fabric. This is a fabulous way to use up Liberty scraps. I’m sure that lots of you have some of those hanging around in your fabric stashes. Here’s how she made them.
“To make these baubles, I used clear plastic baubles, PVA glue and fabric scraps. These baubles are great for using up your fabric scraps and you can experiment with so many different shapes and designs.”
For my scrappy baubles, I used Organic Wiltshire A as my starting point and picked out the green, mustard and purples in the print which helped me to decide on what other fabrics to use. I wanted them to look somewhat cohesive but at the same time showcase all of my favourite Liberty prints. Swapping out the original twine and replacing it with ribbon gives the baubles a completely different look – I popped a bow on too to make them extra special!”
“I also made two fabric wrapped baubles which only used ¼ of a fat quarter. I tied these up with a ribbon bow and jazzed them up with some mini pine cones.”
“I wanted to make some baubles for my younger brother and sister. I used their favourite colours in Tana Lawn Plains alongside the same Organic Wiltshire A that I have used in the other baubles and Liberty Christmas X. I made sure to include the little bear carrying the Liberty bag, he’s my favourite!”
“For one of my baubles, I did half in Capel G Mustard and half Moss A. This way, the bauble could still pop open and be filled with treats! I popped a Christmas tree on to decorate and it looks so cute!
I’ve made a tutorial for these scrappy baubles which is over on our Youtube channel.”