Fabric rings tutorial

Do you sew?  By machine or hand?  I’d like to share a quick tutorial on how to make yourself a fabric ring.  It can also be a small pincushion.

Here is how:

Tools and Materials: fabric, stamps, ink, scissors, sewing machine, polyfil stuffing, adjustable ring, thread

1. Cut your fabric in little squares.  You will need two squares per ring.

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2.  Use stamps and permanent ink to stamp an image on your fabric square.  I like StazOn ink.  I used that in Black.

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3. Stitch the two squares together.  I used my sewing machine, but you can hand stitch as well.  Be sure to leave one side open so you can stuff your ring.

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4.  Stuff your ring with polyfil.  I used a wooden dowel that I sharpened using a pencil sharpener to push the polyfil in.  Be careful not to push to hard and rip through your stitching.

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5.  Once you have filled it up to your desired fullness, stitch your ring closed.  Then use fabric markers to color your image.

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6.  You can also use pinking sheers to trim some of the edges.  This is optional, however it gives your ring somewhat of a distressed look and it also helps it not to fray too much.

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7.  Use E6000 glue to glue your ring on the back of the fabric.shot_1367535498051 shot_1367534900900

And that’s all.  It’s that easy!!!  Be creative, try it and have fun!

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