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Carnival Boho Fabric

I spent yesterday creating with beautiful colors. Everything that I used in this project is scrap. Very small offcuts, long thin strips from sheets and some purple threads that I found in my stash.



Turquosie and purple fabric strips on a wooden plank on a table


I wanted to create a rustic, bohemian piece of fabric with lots of texture. And of course I didn't want to spend any money purchasing more supplies. I have pieces of lace and some floral appliques but I didn't want to use anything purchased.


How would I create this if I was unable to access any stores. I looked around my studio and I have a LOT of supplies,


small scraps, stored by color in upcycled plastic bottles.



Small green and blue fabric pieces in a plastic bottle


Waiting to be used


Small turquoise and blue fabric pieces in a plastic bowl


Lots of fabric strips, remnants from creating art quilts


Long thin fabric strips


I looked at woven pieces and rugs. Then I looked at crochet and knitting and searched online for fabric and embroidered trims. And then I came up with a few ideas.


I decided to create my own trims and textured pieces and challenged myself to use only scraps.



Sewing machine, sewing textured blue and turquoise fabric


I first created textured strips,and then I wove some pieces and sewed some pieces.



The end result


Carnival boho fabric piece in ocean colors


A tactile and colorful piece.


The fabrics can be used to create bags, embellished clothing and home decor pieces.


I have created a detailed tutorial which is available here




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