One of my favorite wedding blogs, Green Wedding Shoes, posted pictures from an incredible handmade Sew in Love Wedding a few years ago. Since June is the most popular month for weddings in the USA, the season is upon us, and I wanted to share it with you. I have a few comments, but the pictures will do most of the talking!
The invitation, also displayed at the wedding, was a wonderful preview for the Sew in Love Wedding theme. Do you have buttons from Grandma’s button box? Include Grandma in the décor!
Table favors included a pincushion at each place setting. To make these easy, cut circles of fabric, run a gathering stitch around the edge and stuff with walnut hulls or rice. Add felt leaves at the top and bottom and stitch all the way down through the center. A functional, handmade memento of your Sew In Love Wedding day!
Fabulous bold, painted canvas table runners highlighted the charming centerpieces.The painted chevrons look cool, but I would definitely go with purchased fabric. Just cut the length and width you want plus two inches on each side for hems. Turn under half an inch all the way around, press, then turn under again and stitch.
The bride inherited a collection of wooden thread spools that her talented mother fashioned into a lovely seating chart. If you don’t happen to have a collection, use what you do have and ask around. You may find friends, and family willing to share. And, look at the giant “thread” spools in the grass. So clever!
I love, love, love this! Little bits of lace and ribbon glued around tin cans make charming handmade Sew in Love Wedding vases.
When my son and daughter-in-law married, she thoughtfully wrote thank you notes to those who had helped make the day a success and attached them to the bottom of the small, lighted trees she used down the aisle. The trees were presented at the end of the day and I treasure mine still. The adorable Sew in Love dress forms could serve a similar purpose.
The fabric strip banner is so simple and sweet! This would be a fun thing to get the children in the family involved in as the strips are just quickly knotted over twine and color order doesn’t matter.
Balls of stiffened yarn added a delightful pop of color here and there throughout this Sew in Love Wedding. I found a tutorial for an easy way to make these fun globes on another of my fave wedding blogs, Ruffled, where they were shown as a chandelier. Fabulous!!! Click here.
What an amazing cake topper! Use wedding colors or the colors the bride and groom will be wearing. A tiny paper banner with the couples names would be cute, too.
Inspired? I see lots of project ideas for my sewing studio, too. Click here to see even more inspiration on Green Wedding Shoes. You’ll find plenty of beautiful ideas for your own handmade Sew in Love Wedding!
About the Author
Annette Millard began sewing at the age of three, made her first dress at ten and is always happiest with needle, fabric and thread in her hands. Annette feels very privileged to have spent most of her work life in the sewing industry and loves teaching, making her own handmade wardrobe and writing about sewing. She spent over ten years as the newsletter and web site content writer for the Pacific Northwest's largest locally-owned family of fabric stores and is now thrilled to have the opportunity to share her passion for sewing with the Sewing Secrets community. Follow Annette and more of her sewing adventures on her own blog, www.sewfullife.com.