Sew What

Amy FriendBasic Grey, screenprinting, silkscreen16 Comments

Not much sewing is getting done at the moment, or cleaning, or laundry. My middle child has not been feeling well for awhile now and is having a particularly hard week. We are hoping that things will improve when she gets her tonsils and adenoids removed next month. In the meantime, I thought I’d show you this little project that I made for BasicGrey about a month ago. I used three monogram chipboards to make the word “SEW.” I created a silkscreen in a typewriter font with repeating lists of sewing terms. I’m calling the design “sewing abcs.” I printed it in pink ink over the chipboard to give it some texture.

Each letter was filled in with a patchwork of BasicGrey’s Hello Luscious and embellished with a little machine embroidery. I connected the letters with zippers from Zipit. That was actually my husband’s genius idea. Then I used an awl and hammer to punch holes along the upper edge. I hand stitched through the holes with embroidery floss and a few tiny essential buttons. In the lower right hand corner, I added a die cut tag and another BG essential button to secure it. I stamped the word “what” since the monthly series that I participate in on the BasicGrey blog is called Sew What.