Hi Someday Crafters!
I'm Jennie From
I am so excited to be here. Someday Crafts was one of the first craft sites
I came across when I discovered the world of craft blogs.
I am a Personal Assistant by Day
And Crazy Crafter by night ... LOL
I am married to my best friend and we are blessed with 2 incredible kids
My son is 7 and my daughter is 2 1/2.
Here are a few projects you will find on my blog.
Today I'm going to show you how to knock off the
Pottery Barn Kids grocery store.
First I pinned a 1 1/2 yard long piece to the frame.
I made sure to place the selvage edge along the right back edge and pinned it to my frame.
By placing the selvage edge along the outer frame, I save myself from having to clean finish that edge.
I then folded the fabric, allowing for some seam allowance, along the right front corner.
(see above far right photo)
Using straight pins, I pinned along the frame edge; this will be my sew line.
After I sewed along my pin line, I used my sewing sheers to slice open the fold.
Again, make sure you line your selvage edge along the left back side and pin to frame.
Pin along the left front corner to create your sew line.
Run through your machine making sure not to run over any pins.
Cut off extra fabric along seam and press open.
Hem the bottom pressing under a 1/2" and then fold over an 1" .
Top stitch to give your hem a clean finished edge.
Next, I printed out the letters to spell the word-
I just played in Microsoft Word, experimenting with different font styles
and sizes till I found the one I liked.
"Heat n Bond" was ironed to my fabric.
I pinned my computer printed letter pages to the fabric
and cut them out.
I peeled off the backer paper exposing the adhesive.
Pin the covering to the frame with your hem line flush with the floor.
Pin the letters to the front of your store.
Positioning them to fit your taste.
Use straight pins to secure the letters until you can iron them in place.
I used a 1/4" wide grosgrain ribbon to outline the store front window opening.
I eyeballed the placement of the ribbon while the cover was pinned to the frame.
Just fold the ribbon over when you reach the corners.
I edge stitched around both sides of the grosgrain ribbon to secure in place.
To make the windowsill, I pressed a 3" wide piece of tan fabric to the heat n bond.
I made sure the piece was longer than the window opening.
The greatest part about using the "Heat n Bond" is that if you want you can leave the
sill as is. There is no need to finish off the applique edges.
I chose not to finish off the edges of my letters because I felt it took away from the print I used.
But, I used a satin stitch to go around the edge of my windowsill to add a little dimension.
I also thought this opening would see a lot of wear and tear,
so by finishing off the edge I am strengthening the opening.
At this point, you may add the roof to your store.
I attached a piece of ribbon that was 18" long to the outer corners of my store to form the "ties".
The store is now completed!
We are OPEN and ready for business!
If we could only get some customers ... LOL!
I would just like to thank Michelle again for allowing me the opportunity
to share this post with all of you.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will stop by my blog to follow along with my latest creations.
THANKS, JENNIE! My kids would love a grocery store. Whenever we go to a kids' musuem that has a grocery store, they spend the most time playing there! This is a great knock-off!
Head over to Willow Bean Studios to see all the great creations and ideas there!