Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Little S.W.A.L.K. Sachet

This sweet girl image has been rubber stamped onto fabric to make this sachet.
 The S.W.A.L.K. rubber stamp set is called "Old Friend" and I just adore the main sentiment: It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  There are many stamp sets in the S.W.A.L.K. collection.  Six new ones have just arrived!
I have been making sachets as little Easter gifts and knew that this image would be perfect for a girlie gift. I placed the rubber stamp on my Rock-a-Block and had a perfect stamped image on cotton.
The sentiment stamped perfectly too. This is how you can really tell that the Rock-a-block works. Look how messy the rubber is and then notice how perfect the stamped images are.
Since I am not worried about this sachet going into the wash I decided to colour the image with regular pencil crayons.
I sewed the sachet pocket with my machine, but this is such a small project it would not take long to sew by hand.
To be on the safe side, I did heat set the pencil crayon. I am not sure if this did anything, but my little sachet sure was wrinkle free.
At this point I used fabric glue to attach a crochet trim edge.
After stuffing the sachet with a little batting I opted to hand bead all around the edges The yellow beads are so happy.
Once I saw how pretty the beading looked I decided the sachet needed a little yellow box. Out came my Crafter's Companion Ultimate. It has one side dedicated to box making.
A few minutes later I had a perfectly sized box set aside to dry.
Here is the front of the finished sachet.
And here is the back.

7 comments :

Sharon said...

lovely tutorial!

Anne said...

Love it Carmi great Tutorial

fishyfacedesigns said...

Awwww.... that is the cutest! I love it!

Yvonne said...

Oh wow , this is fab .. how different

nanamyrt said...

This is such a lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

claudine hellmuth said...

This is so cute!!

Eileen Bergen said...

That's darling, Carmi. Thanks for the tutorial.