Pinterest to the rescue

So, the bracelets were a bust. Easy? Yes. Fashionable? Ummmm, not so much. Yesterday I continued my search for inspiration, packed up little buddy and took a trip to Jo Ann’s, came home and got to work. I pinned these scarves awhile ago. They were pretty easy to make, and the possibilities are endless. This scarf uses two pieces of fabric. What makes it awesome, is that you can use jersey knit fabric or recycled (or up-cycled???!) clothing. This scarf is made from fabric, but I did experiment with some shirts and an old dress, and I’m psyched.

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Next, I experimented with adding a punch of color to a regular infinity scarf.

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I’m in love! This flower pin (while a bit of a hassle to make) is adorable, and really dresses up the solid scarf. You can completely change the look by swapping the pink for a different color pin. Today, I plan to experiment more with the flowers. I bought some really cool buttons yesterday that I’d like to incorporate as the center of the bloom.

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New ideas

When I launched Sew Sassy Creations as a business, I was making t-shirt quilts and very little else. I started making baby blankets, and the youth college and NFL blankets, but the market for that isn’t huge. The infinity scarves have been a hit, but I’ve been at a standstill the past 2 weeks, waiting for my new fabric to arrive. Today, I scoured Pinterest and the Internet for inspiration for new projects. I’m looking for things I can sew, and sell in my etsy shop for $20 or less. I’ve found patterns for other types of scarves, and today I attempted a woven bracelet using jersey knit fabric. Not sure how I feel about it though… Tomorrow I’m going to try a new type of scarf using recycled (or the term may be upcycled) shirts. I’ll post pictures if that turns out decent.

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