Can we begin with what is a charm pack?
Have you ever heard of them before?
They are charming.
Pun totally intended. 🙂
A charm pack is a small package of all the fabrics in a particular fabric line that measures about 5 inches by 5 inches that comes all tied together with twine.
Then you just add imagination.
Here’s a picture of a charm pack I just handed out at an event I spoke at in Dallas called the Texas Arts and Crafts retreat.
I gave each attendee two charm packs, one from each of the fabric lines, Sweet Tea and Simply Eclectic.
Every event that I speak at with the fabric line, I hand these out as a gift to everyone who attends. It’s a great way to see all the fabrics in the line without being too overwhelmed.
But what’s a charm pack without a few projects?
Enter my friend Laura from Decor to Adore.
She put together three of the cutest projects for the fabric and I thought it might be fun to share them with you.
You can make all these projects (and two are no-sew) with five-inch squares of fabric from a charm pack or by simply cutting your own.
Project Number One
Fabric pennant banner
1. Cut banner into flag shape at the bottom of the piece of fabric by folding it in half and cutting from the center to a third of the way up the edge of the fabric.
2. Fold over top of banner and glue in place.
3. Add another piece of fabric approximately four inches away from the first piece and repeat steps one and two.
4. Let dry.
Project Number Two
Tiny Sewing Book
1. Place two pieces of charm pack fabric back to back. Pin in place.
2. Pin a loop of elastic to one side.
3. Sew along edges. Turn inside out with the fabric pattern facing outward stitch closed.
4. Sew a button to one edge and close with elastic.
5. Sew a piece of felted wool to the center of the fabric.
6. Add sewing accessories.
Project Number Three
Magnetic Fabric Covered Buttons and Clothespins
1. For clothespin, cut out a strip of fabric the size of the top of the clothespin. Glue in place.
2. Add a strip of magnet to the back.
3. For button, purchase cover button kit from craft store.
4. Cover button according to directions.
5. Add a magnet to back of covered button.
PS I hope to meet you an event one day and give you a couple of charm packs of your own. 🙂