Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quick DIY Notebook Cover

Hello everyone! 

How was everyone's holidays? I had so much fun with my loved ones that I am so energetic to start the 2017. Yesterday I was playing around with some of my Indie Boheme Fabrics strike offs and decided to created this wonderful Notenbook covers. I have a few that are so simple that I wanted to add some personality to them. I use lots of notebooks because I am constantly jotting down ideas, and that's even better to do in a pretty notebook.




I used Woodblock Spirit, Eternal Serenity Rose and Trekant Rows Candid, Mod Podge and brushes to spread the glue. 




Place the fabric as shown below, measurements may vary due to notebook size, in my case: Notebook measures 7'' by 10'' and the fabric quantity is 16'' by 12''.  Leaving 2'' on top and bottom and 1'' on the side. These added inches are for folding the notebooks. 



Spread the mod podge on top of the notebook and start covering the notebook (we will start with the cover) with fabric. Make sure to complete this step carefully that way we will prevent creases on the notebook. Complete this same step for the back of the notebook. Now that we have both front and back covered with the fabric, start by folding the extra fabrics, both in top, bottom and sides and adding mod podge as explained. 




And voila! You have a perfect and creative little notebook to jot down all your future projects!

xoxo

Pat B.




Thursday, December 29, 2016

The Best of 2016

Hello makers! 

Wow, can you believe that 2016 is almost over? I can't, this year was so wonderful to me. I received so many blessings that I am more than grateful. The release of my collections was well received by all of you that fills my heart with love and happiness, thank you all so much for the love and support received this 2016.  I wanted to share with all of you some of my best blog posts of 2016!
If you want to re-read some of them, click on your prefer blog post! 
 

http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/01/my-inspiration-behind-carved-quilt.html
http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-essence-pillow-case.html
http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/01/free-project-rhythmic-crossing.html
http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/03/intrinsic-clutch.html
http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-minis-blog-tour-recap.html

And these are just some of them, lots of you really enjoyed and read lots of my blog posts and this makes me really happy. To know that there is someone on the other side of the screen always caring for me and willing to learn a bit more of my creative world means a  lot to me, thank you thank you!!


xoxo


Pat B. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Coasters

Hello everyone!

The clock is ticking and the holidays are just around the corner, how exciting? Like I promised before, more cute and adorable projects for the holidays are promptly coming your way, like these Christmas Coasters! I had so much fun creating them and let me tell you, they are way to easy and fun to make. And in you have an amazing machine, it's even funner! I created these cuties using my always reliable BERNINA 790, and let me tell you, sewing with this machine is like sewing in the clouds, I love it!


I have created the complete and detailed instructions here along with the free downloadable paper piecing templates. Make sure to check the instructions because BERNINA is hosting a GIVEAWAY with Heartland Fabrics! So prepare to have an amazing dinner table this Christmas with these stunning coasters! 



Happy sewing, 


Pat.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Quick Christmas Tree Ornaments DIY Ideas



Like I promised you lovelies, some quick little Christmas Tree ornaments for the holidays. I realized how perfectly well Heartland Fabrics matches with my Pink Theme Christmas. So I decided to create these adorable tree ornaments that lots of you loved! These are so easy to make and it will take you less than an hour. 

Raw Edge Christmas Tree

For this tree, we are going to place 2 1/2'' by 20'' strips of fabrics as shown below. I used 8 strips of fabrics from Heartland Fabrics in this order:
HRT-85303
HRT-85305
HRT-95300
HRT-95308
HRT-85306
HRT-85304
HRT-95309
HRT-85300

Stitched them with a 1/4'' seam allowance. 
      

Once the stitching is completed, go ahead and cut 2'' vertical strips as show below.



Now we have to stitch the pieces together with a 1/4'' seam allowance. 



Now, we will have a piece looking like this one.



It is time to cut the Christmas Tree shape (triangle)



Due to the way that the triangles are cut, you will have two different trees combinations. Now, use steam a seam to attached a backing to your ornament. In my case, I used  DEN-L-4000. Later, with a seam ripper, I started fringing the edges for a more raw look.



And voila! Your first set of Christmas Trees is completed


Christmas Tree Cupcake Topper

We follow the same procedure from the last Christmas Tree. Only this time making 1 1/2'' by 20'' strips from the following fabrics:

HRT-85303
HRT-95304
HRT-85308
HRT-95300
HRT-85305   


Stitch them together with a 1/4'' seam allowance  and start cutting the Christmas Tree triangular shapes.


 Once they are cut, you will have two different triangles. For this Christmas Trees, get two triangles that fabric combination match, place them right side of the fabric facing each other and stitch around with 1/8'' seam allowance. Don't forget to leave the bottom part open, that way you can turn the tree around. Iron press the bottom part with a 1/8'' seam allowance and hand stitch close the bottom.


And you are done, these trees are so easy and quick to make and will be a perfect new addition to your Christmas dinner table.


  Lots of you had been asking me about this little tree that I made and posted on my Instagram account. I made this beauty with some of my Renaissance Ribbons of Etno Fabrics and just tied them up around the branch and cut them in order to acquire a pin tree shape. The reason why the ribbons are lay flat, it is because I iron press them and used a little bit of starch.

 

 This tree can also be a lovely cupcake topper! Thanks for reading lovelies and I hope this cute DIY ideas can give you a last minute ideas of how to decorate for Christmas!!


xoxo


Pat B.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!! 

Aren't you all excited for the Holidays? I know I am, and I want to share my excitement with all of you by hosting this amazing giveaway! If  you are here, it is because you had been redirected from either my Instagram, Facebook or Twitter page. I want all of you to have an equal opportunity in this Christmas giveaway ☺ 

What you'll be getting:


  • Fat Quarter bundle of #HeartlandFabrics
  • 7 Half Yard Cuts of #IndieFabrics
  • Two of my most popular PDF Patterns (Trekanter and X’s & +’s Quilt) 




To get your hands on these amazing gifts, fill the form. To get to know you all a bit more, don't forget to answer the question below. 

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Good luck lovelies! 


xoxo



Pat B.
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