5.14.2009

Swatch Frog

My Leap Frog print is in the Spoonflower contest of the week! (Head on over and vote if you haven't already.) So I thought I should make something from the swatch I have. Maybe its a little obvious to make a frog, but there it is. I think this would be a cute project for some little flowery prints too (of course, I would think that).

I think it's a fun challenge to make a pattern from a specific cut of fabric, like the Fat Quarter Purse. This pattern uses every square inch of your swatch - although it requires two swatches and a little scrap for the mouth. So if your Spoonflower swatches have been pinned to the wall for awhile and need a place to go - give this a try.


Here's the pattern, you can see how I fit the shapes into the square and wasted nothing:

swatchfrog

I haven't written out step by step directions. It's kind of self-explanatory, but also because I really can't stand to sit at the computer long these days - but these two pictures show the two tricky parts: how you assemble the pieces after you cut them out, and how to attach the mouth piece. More directions are included with the pattern.

3 comments:

casserole said...

I love the efficiency of your cutting diagram! I also find it a personal challenge to make a project out of a specific cut of fabric.

I posted a link to your pattern at Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-froggie-softie/2009/05/14/
--Anne

Ginger said...

Also linking you on my blog Sat.
Thank you so much for sharing this with us all.
hugs

whymsicallotus said...

This is a great project!
Lotus