Tuesday, January 7, 2014

MMF Glitz Blitz: Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit!



Hello Michael Miller Fabric lovers! My name is Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit, and I am honored to be here today.

Gold. Metallic. Polka Dots. 

Is there really anything else that needs to be said?  Lol. When I first saw a swatch of this fabric, I nearly ripped it out of the Michael Miller Fabric rep’s hands. Everything about this fabric is perfection. To be asked to create something with this fabulous material? Well, that is just the icing on the cake.




When working with geometric prints in apparel, I like to break them up somehow.  Which is why I chose to sew ‘Look No. 6’ from the Five and Ten Designs Volume One eBook. The piping design within the bodice was ideally suited to work with the fabric, and really make the dress pop. With white and black being on trend, the gold metallic polka dots make this the perfect kids party dress!


Naturally, every little girl loves her accessories, and this fabric covered notebook is just the ticket. An easy DIY project for showcasing your latest fabric obsession, while bringing your journals to life.  All in under 5 minutes, with no sewing involved.





Materials Needed:
●    Composition Notebook
●    ⅜ yd fabric
●    Fabric Spray Adhesive
●    Ribbon
●    Pins (to hold fabric in place while it dries)
●    Scissors

Instructions:


1.    Measure around the notebook, from the front to the back cover, and cut around. Be sure to add extra fabric around the sides to be able to fold over the front and back cover later. At least 1” all around is recommended. If you are using a light colored fabric, you may want to double up, and add a ‘lining’ fabric. 

2.    On the wrong side of fabric (the fabric that will go against the notebook), spray the fabric adhesive. Do this in a well ventilated area, as the fumes can be strong.

3.    Immediately after spraying, wrap the fabric around the notebook. Be sure to smooth out any bubbles that may appear in between the fabric and the notebook. 

4.    Using your scissors, clip the excess edge at the notebook’s binder, removing about 1” of the fabric. 

5.    Fold down the top and bottom edges of the fabric to the inside cover of the notebook. Repeat for the outer edge. Add extra glue if necessary, and secure with a sewing pin to ensure a firm hold while drying. Repeat for back cover.

6.    Allow the notebook to dry. 

7.    Attach ribbon by wrapping around from the front to the back, and tucking inside the notebook’s cover. Secure with glue. Make a bow with your ribbon, and glue to the front of the notebook. Press down gently to secure, allow glue to dry.


And there you have it, a fabulous recovered notebook!  Utilizing your fabric scraps, and making the perfect accompaniment for your handmade outfit in one fell swoop.



To see more of the dress featured above and the rest of the Five and Ten Designs, Volume One collection, click here.

Thanks again so much for having me here, I absolutely adore Michael Miller Fabrics. 

Happy Sewing!
Jess 
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In honor of our first Glitz Blitz post, we're giving away two bundles of our fabulous metallics!

We'd love to hear what you'll create with it!

*COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED! 
Thanks to everyone who participated-- and stay tuned for more glitz and another giveaway!

***Congratulations to--

Erin who said...
"Definitely summer dress for my tiny toddler!"

&

Little Ella Lu who said...
"This fabric looks so fun! I think it would be great for holiday dresses and skirts."



 

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melissa rankin said...

i love the dress and notebook cover!!!!!!!!!!

melissa rankin said...

i love this!!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

Great tutorial and awesome fabric!

Donna Flanery said...

Very cute dress and love the fabric.

sewVery said...

I think I'd have to make myself an awesome bag or purse with some of it. Love Jess' dress and tutorial!

Terri Lin said...

Fab dress Jess!

Erin said...

Definitely summer dress for my tiny toddler!

Danielle said...

I envision; skirts for my daughters, new pillows in the bedroom, a new look for my fabric covered inspiration board! I love, love, love this collection!

Kelly said...

Ohhhh I would LOVE this is my girls new bedrooms! It has been sitting boring and lame waiting for me to find some fabric inspiration. Taddah!

Danielle said...

I envision new skirts or dresses for my daughters, cute book bags, new pillows for the bedroom...I could keep going!

Karen LePage said...

My girl and I would both love some of this in our wardrobes!

Judi Duncan said...

it would have to be something amazing....this stuff is gorgeous! can I have a little time to think this over?

Sumo @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff said...

I've got three girls, and we love our glitz, so definitely something wearable for each of them! Love this!

Amy D said...

Love the fabric! Cute dress, notebook, and little girl.

Robynn said...

Beautiful fabric, beautiful dress Thanks for the giveaway.

Mie Brindle said...

That dress is amazing but really I am totally IN LOVE with the whole metallic collection.

ABC123 said...

If it's pink and/or shiny, my 4 year old LOVES it, so I'd definitely make something for her.

Emily said...

That dress is perfect! I'd make a twirly skirt for my daughter.

JennyG said...

I love this! I would definitely make something special for myself!

DianeY said...

I'd sneak them into both quilts and bags

fenna said...

so pretty! I'm not sure what I'd make, but I'd love to add some to my stash!

Lyn P said...

Would love to make a dress like this for my granddaughter! Also I think it would be cute as a ruffled pants for her! Thanks for this great website!

Lyn P said...

Would love to make a dress like this for my granddaughter! Also I think it would be cute as a ruffled pants for her! Thanks for this great website!

Elizabeth Jarvis said...

I love the book cover!

Deborah said...

aprons, a quilt, pillows, a smock...lovely fabric!

Krystle den Hollander said...

That is exactly the fabric I have been looking for, for a long time. I would definitely make a dress for my daughter who loves all things glittery.

Sarah said...

Love love love the metallics. i would make a little ditty bag for all the little items floating around in my purse!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Adorable dress and notebook. Love your beautiful model! All that bling needs to be something for a special occasion. Maybe some hostess wine bags or new year napkins.

Jude said...

Way to go!!! LOVE Michael Miller fabrics and LOVE your adorable dress-journal combo. GOLDEN!!!

CarolAnn said...

I would make a ruffle skirt for my daughter.

Beck Jolly said...

My 4yr old son saw the green metallic and has made me promise to make him a shirt out of it :D - how gorgeous are those prints!
Freakypet@adam.com.au

Delia said...

Lovely! love the black piping!

Judith said...

I would have to give it some serious thought. That bit of glitter would go a long way toward lightening up the grey winter days, so I would want it to be something very visible. A set of cushions for a long bench would look nice and increase the comfort level of the bench. Thanks for the chance to win.

Beth said...

I would love to make a skirt an matching bow for my grandaughter! Beautiful fabric!

Nähfrosch said...

A dress for my little girl and a skirt for me. We could wear them on our first trip as a family to our family in Indonesia. I would show the fabric, the skirt and dress and later some pictures from our trip in my blog to present the fabric to my german follower.(we in Germany also love Michael Miller fabrics!!!)

Katja

jednoiglec said...

A blouse for me and something for my daughter (a skirt maybe, definitely with a purse).

Pienkel said...

Fabulous post Jess! I think I'd make my girls skirts... Or maybe some pillowcases for our sofa pillows!

Kristine said...

I would love this fabric in a purse or pillow,

Elizabeth said...

I love the fabric! I would make skirts for my sisters.

Laura Fedewa said...

My daughter is a little fashionista and I would love to make her a dress with it, these would make a fantastic quilt for her too, and maybe a pillow, and....who am I kidding I could make just about anything with this :)

farmgirlathart said...

This will make great table dressing for a party. I can't wait to make table runners and centerpieces from this!

Robin said...

Very cute! I think the fabric would look great in bags. :)

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

Love the dress and I"m crazy about that fabric! I think I'd use it for everything. Fun idea to cover a notebook.

Piece said...

I am in LOVE with this fabric...mint and gold?
It doesn't get any better than that!

ach! said...

Great idea!

Renee said...

fabulous dress! I'd probably made a ton of skirts with that fabric or fun pillows

Annika said...

this fabric is amazing! I'd love to do something for me with it...

Heidi Polcyn said...

Love the dress!! I'd probably use it for bags and accents in clothing for my daughter.

Will Cook for Shoes said...

What an adorable dress!! Love. Love. Love!!

tgallop@mts.net
www.willcookforshoes.ca

Amie said...

I'd have to make a shirt or dress for my daughter who loves all things sparkly.

Cat G. said...

I'd love to make some glam pillows with this great fabric. Thanks!

Robin said...

LOVE the metallic pastels, especially the aqua!

Stacy said...

I think I'd use them to make cute, little bags!

Beth said...

I would use that fabric to make clothes and accessories for my granddaughter!

Kathy Stoessner said...

I love the new metalics. So much better than the old "hard" spots of super threads. Would look great in an embroidery project.

Beatriz said...

Possibilities are endless, a cute quilted tote bag, definitely some covered journals for my daughter.

Natalie Maynard said...

This is cute my girls would wear it!

Theresa said...

Oooooh love that little dress and the fabric line! Can't decide which I like more the peachy pink or aqua! Thanks!

Trista Johnson said...

I would use the metallic fabric to create an awesome quilt!

Marie Waterman said...

I would have to make a purse and matching makeup bag.

Lisa Wege said...

Love the dress, love the notebook, and love the fabric!! Beautiful!

Trista Johnson said...

I would use the metallic fabric to create an awesome quilt!

Sara said...

this has my girls name written all over it! I'd make her a bag to carry around her treasures she has to take everywhere!

Karen said...

Such a sweet pattern. I could see using the fq bundle to make a cute little baby quilt.

AJ Elliott said...

This fabric would be perfect for a new bag.

Lawana said...

So cute.. Thanks for the cover tut..need to make one for a friend.. That fabric is fab and I can see it in wonderful pillows to add some super POP to a dark couch a client has in their house

Anonymous said...

Not much my granddaughters (11 and 6)like better than Metallic or bling, I would make a western show shirt for them, both arfe barrel racers, and of course i need something for myself
delorissherman@hotmail.com

susann wurl said...

Let's see ~ I'd make some cute little spring purses and headbands with bows for my granddaughters and some sort of fancy Easter baskets and stuffed bunnies to put in them :)

Jowanda said...

I can envision a lovely strip work dress for my 10yo granddaughter -- she would LOVE it.

Rhonda Phillips said...

The fat quarters would look awesome in a purse. Love the metallic dots!

Anonymous said...

I have two little girls in my life that have their names written All over it. Easter dresses with coordinating purses and headbands. Too cute. :)

Soane said...

Hi ! Nice job ! I love the fabric ! I could probably use it to do little purses, or pouches... Love it !
Thanks for the giveaway !

Jen said...

Will definitely refer back to this tutorial when my daughter starts school! Love the fabric line too! Would probably make a bunch of skirts for an upcoming auction at our church to raise money for the preschool program...

Unknown said...

I would love to make a few skirts for my little one, if I were to win this beautiful fabric!

Patricia A. Hawkenson said...

The notebook makes me want to make a clutch for mom!

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love the metallic would love to create with this fabric. Great give away

Kristy Shultz said...

A dress for my daughter with a matching dress for her doll. A matching skirt and infinity scarf for myself.

Anh-Chi said...

Love this fabric and the tutorial!

Amber said...

I would make something fabulous for my almost 2 year old! <3

Brandy said...

I would love to make Easter dresses for my girls with this awesome collection!

Ellen said...

I would make a fabulous handbag with these!

ChocolateDogStudio said...

Oh, the beautiful things I could make with this gorgeous fabric!

lolly said...

Ohhh just seen a very interesting reversible ladies dress pattern and in these fabrics it would be fabulous I imagine.

Hayley Stephens said...

I would love to make metallic bags. So fun. hayleymstephens at gmail dot com

patriciadavis said...

fabulous! the dress with matching notebook is just too cute. Would love to win this fabric. Thanks for the chance.

Penny Barnes said...

I think I would have to make something for my granddaughter, Ava, who turns 8 next month! She's my favorite little diva!!

Jenniffer Howling said...

The fabric is beautiful . I have so much in the works my mind is going in a million different ways

tangelled angel said...

Id have to make something for my sisters baby when he/she is born in a couple of weeks,unless my daughters lay claim to it first...

Mary White said...

I still have Christmas on the brain. I love non-traditional colors for decorations. These fabrics would make awesome Christmas stockings and a matching tree skirt!!

Penny Barnes said...

I would love to make something from this fabric for my granddaughter, Ava, who turns 8 next month! She is my favorite little diva!!

Martha Patterson said...

I think I would make a purse for a friend or decorations for Christmas. I love this fabric.

Margo Sensenbaugh said...

Love the fabric! Great giveaway. I'd make a cool bag.

Sarah Mullen said...

I'd make a jewelry pouch. I love the gold polka dots!

Mia's Cottage said...

I am going to use it in my grand baby's nursery.... Due in August!
Donna

Alice said...

that is a darling dress and fabric...hope I can win some fabric to get to a sewing project..

Sally said...

Just beautiful!

Adam Lara said...

I would love this fabric!

Debbie Collins said...

I would make matching outfits for my grand daughter, these are so cute!

Holly Miller said...

Wow such pretty fabric! I would make my daughter a skirt and maybe some throw pillows for her bed :)

Adam Lara said...

My wife would love this fabric for our daughter.

Beverly said...

Some of it would find it's way into a quilt for my daughter, but I would also like to use some for a bag for me.

Darlene Jacolik said...

My 8 year old granddaughter loves anything metallic, so we'd go through some patterns and find something for her.

kathleensews said...

I'd love to use it to make some awesome bags!

Gill said...

I'd start by making the notebook cover!!

kathleensews said...

I'd love to use it to make some awesome bags!

Kathy said...

I have a 7 yr old grand-daughter so the possibilities are endless!

Bethany said...

I have no idea what I would do. I think a table runner would be cool. I do love the dress though for my daughter.

Kandace said...

Definitely summer dresses for my daughter!

kim leavens said...

My daughter would love this done up in a bag/purse, the scraps would go into a mini quilt!! <3 Thank you for the chance to win.

Barbara Rodriguez said...

Definitely would make some seriously adorable dolls : )

Jacque Dunn said...

I am all about the glitz and to have it to incorporate into a quilt is a dream come true!

Kayla O. said...

Adorable! My favorite thing to sew is children's clothing, so I'm sure I could find some great uses for this fabric!

Cherie' C Davidson said...

I have been in love with Michael Miller fabrics since I first saw the Love to Sew collection! And these are wonderful. I want to remake the blinds for my sewing room out of this, and recover the pillows on the loveseat, and a couple floor pillows. I'm also thinking of some coordinating wall art, to tie it all together. Would really bring sunshine into my room!! How fun!!!

John.Darnell Mack said...

Absolutely love the glittery, sparkly stuff for my daughter. From quilts to journals and especially pillows. Thanks for the opportunity.

Mary Hawley said...

Can think of so many craft ideas to use this fabric for.

madquilter65 said...

I would make a beautiful quilt!

Nancy Lewis said...

I would love to make a Kindle cover with this beautiful fabric.

Susi Ripple said...

Love the fabric!

HalfDozen said...

I'm thinking pillows and toys.....maybe a bag or two :)

sherryl dallmann said...

Well done. I think the pink colorway is my fav. Would live to work with these

bessaroni said...

What gorgeous fabric.
I think I would have to make some fun pillows for my living room and a shirt for my little girl.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Erika said...

Beautiful!!
I'm not sure but probably a panel skirt for myself or a dress for my youngest girl.

Patti said...

I would love to have some of this! I would make a tote bag or pillow!
Patti

BD Thompson-Craig said...

I would definitely use this fabric to make one of my Swoon purse patterns! I've been holding out for some super awesome fabric!!!

Memesue said...

I LOVE Polk dots! I'd LOVE this fabric! Looks like a very special Easter dress for a certain little girl...

jrtruba said...

This fabric would make a stellar Easter dress for the little one :)

stitchesntea said...

I'd make a dress for my 4 yr old granddaughter... she loves pretty dresses. Then maybe slip in a little jacket for myself.. FUN.

Brittany Campbell said...

This fabric is awesome! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

sherryberrybim said...

The notebook looks like a fantastic beginner (me) project!

Jenifer said...

Dresses and more dresses, oh my! That mint and gold, come on! It's too cute!!!

Brenna said...

Oh, what fun! Definitely destined to be a dress for my super-exuberant daughter. And a matching bow-tie for my son!

Annie said...

The notebooks look ace! I'd make some oversized hair bows hehe!

Charity Cram said...

Some cute tote bags and accessories!

Sharon Abbott said...

Love the DIY. I think the fabric would be great to make a small tote or even a nice skirt. Love the model also, she is so cute.

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Loved this dress! And the piping makes it cuter... The little model is sweet also! Thank you for sharing..I would make something for my granddaughter!

Patti Smith said...

Oh I love sparkly things. I'd make myself a lovely maxi skirt ( do they even call them that anymore?) thanks for the chance to win!

IRedS said...

Love, love, love!! Definitely a journal cover for me, an iPad cover for my girly daughter-in-law, and a cute peplum top for my granddaughter.

Robin said...

I love this fabric. I would like to make a tablet cover and/or a purse/bag.

dancin' momma said...

I would use it in a quilt! Gorgeous!

Jessi Leger said...

I see a skirt for my older daughter and a matching dress for the baby!

MRT said...

I would make Easter outfits for my kids, and I would use it in a quilt.

cassie said...

Absolutely precious!

Laura Muzinic said...

I love this fabric! I'd definitely have to make notebooks for both of my kids and then maybe a clutch purse for me!

RHONDA SMITH said...

I would make a fun dress for my 6 year old!!

crys0904 said...

What a fun DIY! And that dress is just gorgeous!

Sandy toes said...

Pretty! Baby quilt might be fab!

Noreen said...

So cute!

Ty Bebe said...

I LOVE this! Beautiful dress and beautiful fabric! I would LOVE to make something from this line of fabric!

Whitney Posternack said...

Love this fabric! My girl would love this book cover as an accessory!
thanks!

Diane said...

I would use it in quilts. A new element to quilts.

Jacklynn said...

I would make a baby quilt - the metallic gives it an extra flair! Thanks for the give away!

Stacey said...

beautiful fabric. I might make a purse/bag with it?

Krystina said...

Something for my girls for sure... This is fantastic fabric!

Amy n Tasha said...

Ooo - throw pillows or a quilt for the living room so I could see it every day :)

Jenny L said...

Beautiful! I might try to create a shirt or skirt for my 18-month old girly girl. Thanks for the opportunity!

Christine said...

love this dress! Love the fabric!

Laurie said...

I would make myself a fun little glam bag. Really pretty fabric!

The Graceful Rose said...

Love that fabric! I would make some make up bags for Mother's Day gifts!

Mama Lusco said...

I see Easter dresses for my daughters. Thank you :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Mama Lusco said...

I'd love to make Easter dresses for my girls. Thank you!

Kathy MacKie said...

I think it would make some really cute cushion covers,thanks for the chance to win!

Jenn AJennuineLife said...

I'd love to make some dresses or tops for my girls!

Little Ella Lu said...

This fabric looks so fun! I think it would be great for holiday dresses and skirts.

allierae said...

Gorgeous! This would look amazing as a washi dress.

Nancy said...

Sewing for my granddaughter!

Samantha Taylor said...

Oh, this is lovely! I'm not sure what I'd create with it. Maybe some accent pillows?

agoff7130 said...

I love,love this fabric, I purchased some for Christmas and it is beautiful!

Teri Olson said...

Wonderful dress! My daughter would love a backpack from this fabric!

Raina said...

I would love to make my daughter a dress and notebook cover too from this fabric. Or maybe I can do some selfish sewing and make myself a makeup brush and manicure roll

Sarita P said...

Love this fabric! I would use it to make pillows.

Melissa said...

These fabrics are like Midas and Katy Perry designed a line; I love all the blinged out sherbety goodness.

Sarita P said...

Love this fabric! I would make pillows.

klh said...

pillows & bags - beautiful fabric

Madalynne said...

What a cute fabric! I'd make a skirt for the lurking spring and summer seasons.

Vanilda said...

I'd make headbands!

Kristie said...

I have two little girls who would love new skirts, or this would be the perfect accent in their bedrooms!

Barbara P. said...

I would love to win this beautiful fabric. I love making bags and I think that is what I would do with this if I won. Love Michael Miller fabric!

CynthiaT59 said...

Great fabric! The little dress is so cute! I would make a tote with a matching notebook.

Cecilia said...

These fabrics are beautiful! I would love to make pillows and totes from them.

Kathy E. said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I love anything by Michael Miller. I would make some handy, cute tote bags with this fabric and then embellish them with monograms on my embroidery machine.

Loretta's CC said...

This would make a great summer journal for the kids.

sowmya said...

Perfect for little dresses!

Katie said...

I would use some of the fabric to make an infinity scarf, for myself!

carin van den berg said...

I love the pattern of choice with this fabric.

gracehepburn said...

I love the metallic look, my friend who is expecting just requested baby clothes that were sparkly/metallic and this is perfect!

melonie said...

My girlie girl granddaughter would love to have matching anything! Maybe even cover some shoes with the same fabric.

Material Girl said...

How adorable! Love the dots but SPARKLY DOTS???.?. Just amazing, I would love to make lots of sparkly dot bags with this fabric!

jan cate said...

Fabulous collection. My preteen granddaughter would love a swing type top and capris

Yumi Gunther said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THE FABRIC!!! I can't find lovely fabrics anywhere on this island!

michele sanderson said...

love the book cover

Beach Angel said...

So adorable!

Beach Angel said...

Adorable. Love the black piping.

Elaine said...

Beautiful! I would make a handbag and lots of clothes for my little girl!

Less of Me by 40 said...

I think a purse and wallet would be great!

Kiley Boss said...

I would make dresses for my little girls and pants/shorts for me

VR said...

I have some dress loving little girls who would love a glittering, shiny, dress or skirt. Thank you! I was just trying to look up how to cover my new composition notebook journal! I love fabric, so this is perfect!

Falafel and the Bee said...

What a fabulous dress!
Those fabrics are absolutely dreamy. I would have to make something for each of my girls!
Probably a skirt and a dress.
LOVELY!
~Michelle

Sheri said...

So cute! Dresses for my nieces, with little matching bags.

Katie F said...

They are both so fantastic, I am drooling over that fabric!!!

Stacie said...

That fabric is beautiful! Sadly I do not have daughters, but I do have nieces that would love a skirt or dress made with this!

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