I am having so much fun creating new fabric from scraps. I am also finding interesting items to make from these fabrics.
I had an idea to make a quick machine stitched fabric bead. so I cut strips from the fabric and then cut them into rectangles of approximately 8 x 5 cm
The back side of the fabric towards me
the back side
Folded up so that the decorated side is facing out.
folded in half
Machine stitched as close to the edge as possible on the open side
And made a row of beads.
row of beads
The fabric is thick so the beads curl slightly and have lots of texture. The structure is slightly rounded on the bottom edge.
I made one large central bead from a rectangle of 16 x 8 cm
large fabric bead
Threaded them onto a leather shoelace.
One ethnic beaded necklace.
ethnic beaded necklace