Extreme colour blocking aka using up scraps [tutorial] + Blog tour last days

Today is the last day of the Thread Faction ss2016 Blog tour. I didn’t get to post yesterday because, you know, life. But that means that today I have a lot of great bloggers to share with you.

Here are the last 2 days posts on the tour:

Better Dressed Child    Buzzmills    Handmade Frenzy

Lamb and ewe crafts    All Things Beautiful    Pen, Seb & Rox    Rebel and Malice

Go over and have a look at all the fantastic makes and hacks everyone has come up with, and join in all the prize draws – lots of the bloggers are giving away patterns on their blogs in addition to the main draw here.

While the tour has been going on I have been getting into the action by posting here and today is no exception. Introducing EXTREME COLOUR BLOCKING aka using up your knit scraps.

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I came up with this technique (if we can call it that) when I was messing about one evening and never intended to do anything with it. The next morning when my girl came downstairs she couldn’t keep her hands off the sampler, she just loved it. So I thought I could make her a tank.

I have made you a little slide show showing you how to do it, but basically it goes like this:

  1. Get a few scraps.
  2. Use your rotary cutter to give them a straight edge.
  3. Serge them together and top stitch.
  4. Repeat till you get a piece big enough to make your tank.


I used the Thread Faction #104 tank pattern for my tank, and my daughter is wearing the #106 skort in the pics.

Extreme colour blocking

If you have a go at some extreme colour blocking, be sure to grab some pics and hashtag them #SEW4BUB I would love to see your creations!

As always, thanks for reading.

Liz xx

#104 square blog add

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