This is a project two months in the making. No, really! I’ve been working out the how-to and best practices and allll of this and I am slow at sewing in general. I’ve not mastered anything – but I’m ready to begin this series and take you along as I use my ScanNCut to create wild & funky critters! Thank you to Brother for continuing to work with me and allow me to bring you these crafty posts! Disclaimer that I do work with them, and that within this post ‘opinions expressed by a paid consultant’.
- You can use a pre-existing pattern and just re-size to suit your needs
- You can alter an existing ScanNCut file – which is what I did with this bird
- You could doodle your own inventions and turn them into cut files!
The #1 thing that I’m finding is that some patterns and fabrics look and work better than others. The Brother iron-on glitter sheets are going to be fabulous on my projects like this one – soon as I’m ready for that next level! Ah, but today I’m excited to do some funky intentionally “messy” stitching and share this bird with you.
Most of the pieces were cut out using the ScanNCut, however some I cut by hand as I eyeballed and needed a basic curve/feather. Love how this technology works so well for me!
Here is my video how-to (link).
This is just the beginning! I’m not great at this type of project… yet! I’m still learning, and creating my own rules and ideas as I go along. There are a lot of fox and penguin prototypes over here that aren’t ready – but I’m not giving up! In fact I have had so much fun with my testing and fails that I know I’ll keep trying, making, and playing in 2016.
This is my last post of the year – hope you’ve enjoyed it!