The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Guest: Lisa from Lisa's Craft Blog

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Guest: Lisa from Lisa's Craft Blog

I have a fantastic guest for you today.  Lisa from Lisa's Craft Blog is joining us.  She has some really BIG plans for her blog this year, so be sure to visit her in her corner of blogland.  I'll let Lisa tell you more about herself and her blog.
Hi there!!  I'm Lisa and I blog over at Lisa's Craft Blog!!  

I'm so excited to be here today and am so grateful to Jennifer for letting me share this project with you all!!

Today, I'm going to show you how I made my Quick Fabric Covered Magnets, which is actually a version of Jennifer's Fabric Magnets.  She originally shared her tutorial here at The Life of Jennifer Dawn back in November.  I loved this project soo much I had to try and make my own version!!

The two biggest changes you'll see in my version is that I sewed my fabric around the wooden shapes, rather than glue them.  Also, I used really inexpensive wooden shapes that I purchased at Michael's in a bag of a few hundred pieces for just $5!!

At the end of the tutorial, I will explain the adjustment you'll need to make in order to cover square/rectangle and heart shapes with fabric.  They can be a bit tricky so be sure to read these "adjustments".

Let's get to the tutorial for my version, shall we?

Wood Shapes
Hot glue & glue gun

Cut Fabric
Cut pieces of  fabric about 1/2"-3/4" larger than the wooden shape.

Cut Felt Backing
Trace your wooden shape onto felt in coordinating colors and cut out.

Stitch Edges
Sew a loose running stitch around the edge of the shape.

Cinch Fabric
Place the wooden shape in the center of the fabric and cinch the fabric around the shape.
Tie a knot to hold the fabric tight around the wooden shape.

Using tacky glue, attach the felt to the back of the fabric-covered wood piece.


With a hot glue gun, attach a magnet to the felt side of the shape.


Trim the corners of the fabric squares so that they are a bit rounded.
Follow the rest of the steps described above.

Trim the bottom point of the fabric heart so that it is rounded.

Sew a running stitch around the edge of the fabric and then cinch it around the wooden heart.
Add a stitch from the bottom of the heart to the top indent and back to the bottom; pull the thread tight so the fabric fits tightly into the top indent.
Follow the rest of the steps described above.


I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial!! I know I had a blast making it!!  You should definitely make a set of these for yourself or as a gift - you'll enjoy it too!!

If you happen to like step-by-step crafty tutorials, I hope you'll stop by Lisa's Craft Blog because I have many for you to browse through.  I also host a weekly linky party called "Lisa's Linky List".  I personally invite you to link up your crafty creations each week!!

If you happen to stop my blog by before January 31st, you can even enter my Grand Re-Launch Giveaway to try and win one of 3 crafty prize packages that have a combined value of over $175!!  Click the button below to be taken to the entry widget.

I want to say "Thank you" to Jennifer for allowing me to share my version of her great tutorial!!  I've had a great time here at The Life of Jennifer Dawn, but now I must head home to Lisa's Craft Blog and give my readers some attention!! hehehe

Thanks for reading!! Until next time...

Thanks, Lisa, for stopping by!  Good luck with your Grand Re-Launch!

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