Aren’t these fabric feathers fantastic!? <- Say that three times fast, ha! Today I’ve teamed up with Spellbinders to share just how easy and fun these feathers are to make.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fabric (choose coordinating colors and cream muslin)
- Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine
- Contour Birds of a Feather Steel Rule Die
- Thermoweb Iron On Heat’n Bond
Prepare your feather fabric. Using your Thermoweb Heat’n Bond iron a selection of your fabric to a coordinating piece of fabric, with the good side of fabric facing outwards and the thermoweb ironed in the center. This will give you double sided feathers. The thermoweb will also keep the feathers from excessive fraying.
Cut your feathers. Using your Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine and Contour Birds of a Feather Steel Rule Die . Create your die sandwich. Clear acrylic plate, steel rule die facing upwards, fabric, and clear acrylic plate on top. Roll through your machine. Repeat process as many times as you like to create the number of feathers you would like. (Tip: if you are using a vertical pattern, you may need to lay your fabric diagonally, as you see me doing in the pictures. The feathers will feature the vertical patterns a little better if you do this.)
Admire your beautiful new stash of fabric feathers!
We have some fun things planned for these, including a whimsical/modern take on the traditional dream catcher.
You can see how they turned out HERE.
DIY Doily Dream Catchers