Hello Nap time crafters readers! I am so excited to be swapping blogs for the day with the ever so talented Amy! As an avid nap time crafter, or “quiet time” crafter as days would find me with my 3 year old, I feel like I can fit right in 🙂
|My name is Shauna and I am Shwin W behind the blog Shwin&Shwin. It’s a creative space that my sister and I started to share our creations with each other and anyone else along the way. I have always had a pretty serious passion for sewing and so I share a lot of sewing projects but I sneak in anything else that catches my attention from time to time. My sister is a non-sewer (although she is picking it up) and so she fills in her artsy, crafty ideas from time to time. Having the blog has been a fun and crazy adventure and I just love how many wonderful people I have “cyber met” since starting it, so please feel free to stop by sometime and become a friend 🙂|
|Today I am sharing a little project in dyeing denim. Did you know that you could easily change the color of your denim to anything you please? Me either, but I wanted to so I tried it and well it worked beautifully, so you can too, and it’s easy!|
|You see the Gap had this pair of denim overalls. Denim overalls are not usually my thing, but there is something about this pair that I was drawn to… The color! Something about it was so classic and well cute.|
|To start I removed the labels, I wasn’t sure if they would take the dye, so to be safe I took them off, then I liked them off and never put them back on, but you could if you wanted to.|
|I also wanted to add a little more interest to the jumper so I added an embroidered design to the bottom. To do this you can draw any design with a fabric pencil (they wash off) and then follow the line and stitch over it with embroidery floss.|
|Also usually thread is synthetic so it doesn’t take the dye, which I like since it increased the contrast between the denim and thread.|
|I am sure your little model will love your newly colored denim|
|I am sure she can tell the difference 😉
Thanks so much Amy for the swap!
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Owner at Peek-a-Boo Pattern Shop
Amy is the founder and owner of Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop. She is a wife and mother to 3 children. Amy loves to sew, read and spend time outdoors.