I prepare this tutorial for sewing mail box for playing. Sewing the round box with zipper is not a rocket science and everybody know how to do it.
For me it was more interesting how to make your very unique Mixed Media Fabric. OK, it is a little bit artish, but it is fun to do it, and most part of it you could do it together with your child.
The technic is useful for a lots of different art project, so maybe you will like it.
If somebody is interested, how I got this idea, you could read on my Bludor Magazine. All the coments are very welcome.
Step 1: Ingredients for Mixed Media Fabric
- PVA glue
- fabric; the base fabric, for soaking it in the PVA glue, lining fabric (my is black with dots), and texture scrap pieces
- paper, or other samples of texture, like onion bag
- sewing machine, iron, plate, scissors, bucket or similar
- one zipper
- Gesso Primer and Acrylic colors
- and your time
Step 2: Mixed PVA With Water
Step 3: Overnight Drying
Step 4: Ironing
Step 5: Cut the Fabric
Step 6: Have Fun.
Now start having fun. Glue texture scrap pieces that you found in the house on to the fabric. Glue them in layers, and also use a paper.
Don't forget to protect your working surface with newspaper. Wait until everything is dry.
I just remember, this part is fun to do together with your kid, if he or she is more than 3 years old.
Step 7: Drying....
Step 8: On the Edge Sew It on the Lining Fabric
Step 9: Sewing Mail Box Shape
NOTE: If you plan to do object like a book cover or similar, it is possible to put on your "handmade fabric" Gesso primer before you sewing everything together.
This was my first piece like that and I decided to sew the pieces before the Gesso primer.