Monday, January 31, 2011

Want to make a snippet roll too?

There have been lots of lovely comments about my 
snippet rolls - the ones I made for Linda, Margaret, Nathalie and Patty, 
so I thought I'd share with you how to make your very own.

Do you remember these?





well you'll need some cotton reels. I soaked these ones in some walnut ink, but you
can use coffee or tea to dye them.




And you will need some scraps of fabric. Do you remember when I dyed this and 
rubbed it around the concrete to age it?




Measure out how long you want your snippet rolls to be and tear fabric into lengths.
I had to cut the lace, but I rubbed the ends to fray them slightly.

Start layering the fabrics. When you have 2 or 3 layers, start layering
snippets of anything you may have.


I used postage stamps, bits of paper, photos, text from books, anything!
Then when you have all your snippets in place lay a piece of organza 
ribbon over top, making sure it hangs just a little longer than your fabric pieces.




Then pin all the layers together and take it to the sewing machine and stitch down the length of it.
I sewed a vine with leaves. 
However you choose to sew it, make sure you catch all the snippets under 
the ribbon.



Then I attached the top end of the ribbon to the cotton reel with a furniture tack 
which is small tack with a pretty head.




Almost finished...




Just roll it up and thread a ribbon through the cotton reel and tie it up.
These would be great to make with a theme, 
a birthday,
Mother's Day,
Valentines Day with lots of little love snippets.

What different ideas can you think of for snippet rolls?
Have fun!
Carole :)




38 comments:

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

A lovely idea, they make a great present.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

These are beautiful Carole and a wonderful way to use up the little bits and bobs of left overs.
Not just ap retty face aye - but quite canny too!!!
I must talk to you about the Marlin one day!
Thanks for visiting me...
Shane

Dorthe said...

Carole they are wonderfull , I love your beautifull idea- ,and so much could be in there :) have to try it once!!!
Hugs,Dorthe

NuminosityBeads said...

I love these! Just yesterday I was finding ways to roll of my bits of sari silk ribbon and it reminds me of this except yours have more creativity.
I had been wondering what to do with a shoehorn collection from an antique store that I somehow had to have and ended up wrapping the ribbons around the shoehorns. I did some around wine corks too which I had seen someone do.
xoxo Kim

dosfishes said...

These are fantastic Carole. What a wonderful idea to make something out of so little. Just charming. xox Corrine

Margaret said...

lovely, will post my attempt as some stage! it was a lot of fu to make!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Giving away your own trade secrets? You are so generous! So much fun to unroll again and again and again...

A pack rat's delight!

Kimmie said...

I saw these on Linda's blog ..... I just LOVE them!!!

(maybe we could do a trade of some sort?)

jacaranda said...

A beautiful idea Carole. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us, you are very generous. You always come up with something different.

Mrs A. said...

What a lovely idea. They lok so colourful and great as a little gift.

Linda said...

Awesome! You are the best!

~*~Patty S said...

ahhh
you are telling all your secrets :)
Love my snippet roll
thank you very much
oxo

Jenxo said...

im so glad you shared this, i loved your snippet rolls and they have such a cool name too...thank you!!!

Jill said...

I saw these on Linda's blog too and just love them. I don't have organza ribbon so will substitute...something...because I'm pretty sure I have to make one TODAY! You see I have a lot of spools. A LOT! And, I'm always looking for new ideas to use them. Thank you so much!

Linda said...

These are quite a "hit", aren't they! I love mine. I could make some for Valentine's Day. Great idea!!!!

Jill said...

I made one and posted about it...www.jillruth.com Thanks again for the tutorial!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is a little slice of heaven, so pretty and lovely. I loved Linda's and Patti's snippet rolls. I'm snowed in so I think I may try to make one today! Thanks for sharing from you creative heart Carole.
~ Katie

bad penny said...

I adore these Carole and have made a start one one thank you so much xx

Patti said...

Saw your snippet roll on Katie's blog - they're fabulous - what a great way to make use of all the bits and pieces that I can never throw away:) I appreciate your sharing your technique!

Fran Podlesney said...

I love your snippet roll. Patty linked your blog from hers and I visited. How lovely, I will surely give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration. Fran Podlesney. Virginia, USA

voodoo vixen said...

Thank you for the tutorial and coming by my blog to explain the snippet roll, I now have some material, have the lace, bought the t-shirt transfer stuff for the pics... just need to find a wooden cotton reel now and I can begin!!

Linda Manning Findley said...

super idea can't wait to try it ... lovely way to use all of those precious bits I can't throw away ... Linda F

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Carole

I find this snippet roll is too cute and I have tried to do some and I will blog about it once done and link to you. Of course I will give you credit. Thanks for the inspiration and idea. Love your blog by the way. Hugs, Yuzz

Blossom inch said...

Hi! Carole...have done the snippet rolls and I have written a post on my blog about it. It will be scheduled out on my blog on 24 March 2011 at 1:05 pm our time and I did link your blog and mentioned your blog. Thanks for sharing and hugs.

Yuzz

Catharina Maria said...

A beautiful idea Carole. Thank you for sharing your idea .
Love ♥RINI♥

tina said...

oh soo lovely! can't wait to try this, your soo clever.

Lea said...

I just love your little snippet rolls! Thank you for sharing how to make them!

BLISS angels said...

love , love the snippet roll i must try this ... thanks for sharing
Hugs Wendy
http://blissangels.blogspot.com

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

You're always so clever Carole. I have so many snippets they sometimes get overwhelming. Now I am inspired to make some snippet roll!
Hugs
Gail

Lee said...

I mentioned you on my blog for sharing this great idea for using up the "stash", thank you so much. I love making these. http://www.createalways.com/

Marler said...
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Marler said...

Where did you find the cotton reels? Beautiful way to use vintage textiles.
Margaret

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh, good...I am not the only one slow to read this post, as here it is August 2012! These snippet rolls are so very lovely and it would be a nice place to keep my favorite tiny snippets of fabrics I have had since I was a child...a long, long time ago! Your blog is a lovely inspiration.
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

A Magical Whimsy said...

OH! I have another comment and thought as it seems people are making embellished 'prayer flags' and I thought 'tiny' prayer flags would be lovely too, with tiny bits of fabrics and lace instead of putting them on a spool. You have my brain going into high gear with this lovely confection of yours!

Laura Lea said...

Oh how wonderful! This is exactly what I've been looking for! Thanks for the great tutorial!

NancyL said...

Very pretty. Will be making one or 22.
Nancy Lannom
buttonsandstitching.com

Studio Susanne said...

Hi Carole, thanks to Pinterest I found your pretty 'snippets rolls' and managed to find your lovely tutorial too, thanks to a mention on Linda Jo's blog. The rolls are adorable and I now have an idea to make up some of this pretty snipet 'ribbons' to use in my crafting projects,as I love the shabby chic style and also love finding ways of using up little bits 'n' pieces of leftover from other projects. I'm looking forward to looking a more posts on your blog now that I've found it. Thank you for sharing this great idea. Warmest best wishes from across the miles here in France.
Susanne
Aka Luvcreatincards

Unknown said...

This is my very favourite blog page ever! I adore your gorgeous clever creations, oh that I had the imagination to create as you do, some of us must just follow greatness....snippets rock! Lyndie Darling. Melbourne, Australia.