Happy Friday Crafty Chicas (and chicos)! Today I am excited to share with you some fun new sewing projects that I created with the Brother Innov-is 990D featuring embellishments from the brand new line of Crafty Chica products! My dear friend Kathy Cano-Murillo, founder of the wildly popular Crafty Chica brand sent me an assortment of her wonderful new products from iLoveToCreate! These products are all so fun! The inspiration was flowing as I created a new custom lunch bag, tank top and tote bag just in time for Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead! Here are all of the great items I received!
The item that first caught my attention was the Iron On & Embellish Flocked Transfers. I began by ironing one on to a hot pink tank top. The crafty Chica Tip on the back of the pack was to think outside the t-shirt, but since Day of The Dead is fast approaching and I need something to wear, I went ahead and applied the flocked transfer to the top. Beacuse of the look of the transfer, at first I thought the design would have much wider lines, however I realized that the lines actually end up nice and thin with great detail.
And afterwards I was left with this nice remnant which I will definitely be saving for another project, perhaps a card or home decor item.
Once I finished transferring the design onto my top, I decided to add some additional bling! I sewed a satin bow which I stitched directly onto the top with the Brother Innov-is 990D. This way the dimensional embellishment would stand the test of time and keep it’s shape.
Then I added a studded grill to the teeth, just to give it an added touch of bling!
I think it came out really cute and am excited to wear it out!
After I finished the tank top, I decides to bling out a basic lunch bag with some of the iron on appliques. I actually used fabric glue to adhere them since ironing a synthetic lunch bag would not be a good idea. After I adhered the cute skulls, I decided to really get my inner Crafty Chica on and go to town with the theme by adding some decorative stitching to the lunch bag strap.
The Brother Innov-is 990D has a variety of built in decorative stitch patterns including several fonts. With red thread I spelled out the words Crafty Chica and with purple thread I stitched a row of winding flowers!
After I completed the lunch bag I decided to try out one of the Personalized Mini Tote Kits. I sat through watching a Chronicles of Narnia movie with my son while entertaining myself coloring in the cute skull and hearts. The kit came with 3 Crafty Chica fabric markers and I experimented with some color blending. It was so fun and relaxing! Kind of like doing a low stress activity like a puzzle or coloring book!
On the back of the package there was another Crafty Chica Tip that I decided to try out, “Line the inside with your own colorful fabric!” So I went ahead and did just that using my amazing Brother Innov-is 990D. But don’t be fooled! This is no ordinary bag liner! I created a special liner that when lifted up has a drawstring, so that if I over stuff the bag, or just want some added security, I can tie the little drawstring at the top!
I sewed a button hole to run the drawstring through and also embellished the drawstring using one of the built in decorative leaf stitch patterns on the Brother Innov-is 990D, just to add another special custom touch to this very festive mini tote bag!
I highly recommend the Brother Innov-is 990D for use with the new Crafty Chica product line! They make a great pairing!
With Day of the Dead just around the corner, I am also really looking forward to trying out the face paint too!
A great big thanks to Crafty Chica for sending me these fun samples to play around and experiment with!
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I am proud to be a Brother International Corporation sponsored blogger presenting truthful and accurate experiences with products provided by the Home Sewing & Embroidery Division of Brother.