Puffy Cuffs by Crafty Chica for Sizzix.

Puffy Cuffs by Crafty Chica for Sizzix.

I love to support friends when they launch new product lines! Such is the case with Marisa Pawelko, the Modern Surrealist! She has new line of whimsical die designs through Sizzix that can be used for a multitude of projects! She invited me to join in a blog hop with other designers to give the new dies a try! Scroll to the bottom to see all the other designers on board!

It was perfect timing because I’ve been wanting to make some puffy cuffs with scrap fabric. So I made that the theme of my project!

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I used the SophistiCut machine that is cute and compact. Here are the dies I asked for to use. I’m only featuring one project right now, but I’ll use these later on for more projects, so stay tuned!

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Follow the directions to layer the die with the fabric and plates and run through the machine.

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This is what it looks like, but it also has two little holes on each side to thread cording.

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I added a layer of Aleene’s Peel n Stick Fabric Fusion Tape on the inside bottom layer and added batting. Just a pinch. Then I added a piece on the inside of the top and pressed them together.

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Next I did the blanket stitch all the way around with embroidery thread. Here is a video tutorial on how to do a blanket stitch. I also added a button on one side and stitched ribbon on the other to act as a fastener.

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Here two I made! I plan to make a lot more, they are so easy!!

From Sizzix:

This Sizzix Blog Hop is totally spectacular! Are you ready for some really rad projects? Hop with us today to check out who has been making what with Marisa Pawelko’s line of unique and snazzy Sizzix dies from The Modern Surrealist collection! Her designs will put a little sparkle and extra pizzazz into your day. With the versatile Sizzix Originals dies and the Sizzix SophistiCut Machine you can make fun and easy jewelry, add some perk to your fashion, brighten up your space with a little lively décor- and whatever other exuberant crafts you can imagine up!

Hang out with these designers, see what awesomeness they’ve made, leave them some love and join us back here to share what goodness there was to be had:

Jennifer Priest @hydrangeahippo
Tiffany Johnson @iheartart
For this Sizzix Blog Hop featuring the Marisa Pawelko line of Sizzix products, The Modern Surrealist, Sizzix will ALSO be giving away this scandalous prize of over $150 retail value! It includes these phenomenal items: Sizzix SophistiCut Machine, Trucker Cap Mini Card, Big City, Fashion Cuff, Cheetah Overlay, Lush Lips, Sunglasses

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Love & light,