boutiqueit 10:58 AM
Making Your Own Chenille
This is a great tutorial on making your own chenille fabric from freshvintage.typepad.com.
She does a wonderful job of explaining exactly how to create the traditional chenille fabric. I actually thought that the piece of fabric she created and then used to make the doll body would have made a beautiful chenille baby blanket. Click here for her full free tutorial on chenille.
Over at the Happy Things blog, she has a wonderful tutorial on making simple baby bibs backed with commercial chenille.
Click here for her free chenille tutorial and to take a look at her beautiful blog.
I have long loved vintage chenille and I always see vintage chenille bedspreads at really affordable prices at flea markets, garage sales, and antique stores.
Here are some of my ideas to making things out of old chenille:
Nursing Pillow Cover
Bunting for baby room
You could cover those huge cardboard letter in chenille.
You could also use chenille to upholster a chair for a child's room or to create a sweet cushion cover for a rocking chair.
Basically, you can look at a vintage chenille bedspread as a huge piece of fabric. I know some people don't like the idea of cutting up vintage linens, but what good is it just sitting in a closet somewhere.
I would love to see a vintage chenille bedspread made into a whole gift set for a baby shower: burp cloths, bibs, a small crib blanket, baby booties, diaper bag, diaper organizers, mommy journal or photo album cover. How sweet would that be to present at a shower?