Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On my craft table- fabric baby shower invites

Hello Today is our first day of "Oh, Baby" (our baby series).
In the next couple of days or weeks, I will be sharing the projects I have come up with for my own baby shower and projects for baby too. The baby shower ideas will includes games, decor, favors, food etc. I will have free printables for some of these ideas too. Just in case you need them for your own shower. First up- my invitations. I can't seem to stick with just one.
The other day I created a design with doilies. I'm a bit obsessed with them right now, and they add a nice vintage touch too.
I used Adobe Illustrator to make a very simple design.
Using transfer sheets, I printed them, cut them and ironed them onto some white fabric. This fabric was the DEVIL. I believe it was the design that ruined it for me. The transfer was not sticking. I was NOT a happy camper. So, before I make more, and invest on transfer paper....I need new fabric.
After the design is ironed on, I sewed the edge with pink thread. This helps with frays.
After, I lined a plain white envelope with some pink pattern paper. There you have it easy fabric baby shower invitations. I am sure this will work with any theme or party. I'm off to buy new fabric. I'm thinking white canvas type might work better. We shall see....


Nitasha said...

These are so pretty!!!

Joanne said...

I remember getting an invite to a sweet sixteen when I was younger and it was printed on a handkerchief. It wasn't as pretty as yours though. Blessings, Joanne

meganklauer said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see all the upcoming baby goodies! You've inspired me so much lately! I've been busy creating decorations for Ella's first birthday! Wow has that year gone fast! Love stoppin in to hear how you're doing! Happy creating!

Amber Risher said...

Love the doilie feminine and simple