Make your own city

May 3, 2010 | Comment24 comments - join the party! |

This a little look at what we did over the weekend. Summer is coming soon, and this would be a great project to make with the littles.

The fabric can be found at Ikea.

We looked at all the houses and chose a few we wanted to make. We took some makers, I actually had fabric makers, but any makers would do, and colored our houses.

My son decided to draw himself and his brother looking out the windows. (see photo below, those two black circles..he he) That was with a regular old fine tip marker. (his idea)

My son had so much fun, he asked Dad to make one, and that would be the blue one.

I then just faced the fabric house and another fabric we chose for the back with right sides together, I turned the house side up so I could see it, and just sewed along the outline of the house leaving about an inch and a half opening. You then just turn the house inside out, stuff, and whip stitch the opening closed.

We are thinking of adding a car we drew next. I have also started embroidering on one of the houses. It’s such a fun fabric and so many playful ideas.

I like sharing the fun, so I am giving away one yard of the Ikea house fabric.

To enter, just leave me a comment about yourself. (you like sushi, your drool when you sleep, or a favorite project…anything really) I will announce the winner next Monday. ( May 10th)


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I haven't been to IKEA in a while and didn't know they had this. Will definetely have to stop by and pick up some of this fabric if I don't win πŸ™‚ My daughter would LOVE this!

by on May 3, 2010 at 6:43 pm. Reply #

Oh what a fun project! I'm SO due a trip to Ikea – I'll have to look out for this one.

Hmmm. Something about me. I tried to make my friend a fairy baby out of Fimo today – she collects those really expensive lifelike baby dolls. I had no clue how long to 'cook' it, never used it before and only had a tiny amount.

My poor little Fimo baby was burned black and looked like a smoking poo by the time I finished, I felt so bad and guilty for it – it had looked so cute going in the oven πŸ™ *g*

by Carmen on May 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm. Reply #

Cute! My girls would love that. Here's my fact: I can't sew. But, I'd try if we won the fabric!!!

by Becky on May 3, 2010 at 7:35 pm. Reply #

So cute! My oldest had mentioned us making houses out of fabric the other day to go with my Blythe she loves to borrow.

by Footin on May 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm. Reply #

Oh, these are soooooo cute! I like these cute little projects you can do with your little ones. I will try when my little one is born…now he is on the way, ha!

by {little.happy.things} on May 3, 2010 at 11:15 pm. Reply #

Mmm I started reading and was like… why is Ikea nowhere near me (in this country or the ones around)… and then you say giveaway… good!
I am always amazed at how you get your ideas? I could have found some similar fabric and never ever think about this… would love to try it.. I think I can just draw them on white fabric… it ainΒ΄t gonna be the same anyway… but thanks for the idea!

You are awesome thanks!

by Patricia on May 3, 2010 at 11:29 pm. Reply #

Such a gorgeous idea!! You'll have a city in no time! Something about me….I talk a lot at the best of times, but when I'm nervous…it's a mile a minute….complete babble! Hope all is well in your world πŸ™‚

by Steph on May 3, 2010 at 11:40 pm. Reply #

What great fabric! There isn't an Ikea around here, darn it.
Something about me…I could have 10 cats, I think cats are lovely. But I love my husband, so I only get to have 2 cats.

by 4smartmonkeys on May 4, 2010 at 12:09 am. Reply #

I make plush monsters. They'd love to gnaw on…I mean, live in little plush houses.

by Kira on May 4, 2010 at 12:11 am. Reply #

that's awesome!Is that fabric new? it has to be…a total must buy!such a great idea!tannor will love doing that. Not entering…just commenting..hehehe! im going to get jayme to pick some up. he works besides ikea and we have some fabric crayons.thanks for sharing…so great

by Miss Carlen ::LT:: on May 4, 2010 at 12:48 am. Reply #

great idea! those lil homes look awesome!

by cArLa on May 4, 2010 at 5:49 am. Reply #

I didn't know this fabric; very cute!
Thanks for the giveaway!
paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

by paula_lemos on May 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm. Reply #

Something about myself: I never tried sushi; don't like the idea of eating raw fish though everybody I know says it tastes great.
paula_lemos at vodafone dot pt

by paula_lemos on May 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm. Reply #

This fabric is so freaking awesome! I love what you did with it! Something about me…. I'm super fun!!!!!! And I don't like sushi. Which is sad, because I want to.

by Jingle on May 4, 2010 at 1:57 pm. Reply #

so cute!
i love your houses!
at the moment im stitching since we moved and the sewing machine is stored. but i am trying to colect fabric for the day ill sew again- and it will happen since sewing is the love of my life!
thanks for the great giveaway!

by carmel on May 4, 2010 at 7:24 pm. Reply #

That is some fun fabric, my kids would love it. About me hmm, I never been to Ikea, guess I should look them up see if there is one close.

by Helena on May 4, 2010 at 10:39 pm. Reply #

I am 2 1/2 hours away from the nearest Ikea and would love to win this fabric!

by sandyandcosmo on May 5, 2010 at 7:37 pm. Reply #

What a lovely idea and what lovely houses you got out of it! I'm a bit far away from Ikea too…

Something about me… I've opened a shop on Etsy – trying to get an outlet for all my felting creativity – and to fund more materials. Come visit if you like:
Oh, and started a new blog to go with it here – hope to post good collections of tutorials and do some swaps and giveaways πŸ™‚ So come follow!

by alexen on May 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm. Reply #

Something about me? I never went to Ikea but I love it!!!
I love the fabric, you are so generous!!!
Thank you!!!

by zime on May 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm. Reply #

Such a great idea and IΒ΄m sure a lot of fun for the little ones πŸ™‚

greetings from Spain

by joyaum on May 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm. Reply #

Don't see this fabric here in Ikea Malaysia. Maybe you can send it my way πŸ™‚

by Shern's mom on May 19, 2010 at 6:31 pm. Reply #

I'm addicted to Ikea fabrics! I have to visit Ikea at least once a month and have a chocolate mousse when I'm there. You can see my Ikea projects here:

Great tutorial and giveaway! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

by Salihan on May 19, 2010 at 10:30 pm. Reply #

Fab project! Do you know the name of the fabric? I can't find it on the Ikea UK website. Thanks.

by thebigmango on May 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm. Reply #

Very cute fabric! I'll have to check the ikea near me. I've been wanting to do a sewing project with an elementary school class as an art project, and this might fit the bill.


by foodmathquilts on May 20, 2010 at 10:25 pm. Reply #