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Creative Costumes with Oly*Fun

Hi everyone! Today I have a fun project to share with you. 
I was given the opportunity to create with oly*fun from Fairfield World  and it is super easy
 to work with I must say! I have included some information on it at the bottom of my post, so be sure to check out all the fun things you can do with it!

Our theme is Creative Costumes so of course I wanted to make something cute for our new grand daughter. Did I mention how amazingly cute she is???

Anyway, when I saw the colors I thought of flowers, and my daughter wanted something with sun flowers. Since sweet Skylar is not big enough to actually Trick-or-Treat this year, she will just be hanging out looking cute in her costume.

I started with a cute onsie to match the theme. To make the ruffle of petals around the neck, I drew two petal patterns on paper and cut them out using Snow White and Lemondrop. I stitched two layers of Lemondrop petals on the neckline, overlapping the petals, then added the Snow White petals on top.  I added detail to the petals using my Tombow markers.

I used Fabri-Tac to adhere a cute brown ruffle ribbon from my stash, and sewed a trio of buttons on to complete the flower neckline.

For the stem, I folded Kiwi to form a three layer thickness and basted down each side. I folded in thirds again, and whip stitched the edge closed on the back side. I used a simple running stitch to attach it to the garment and added some fun ric-rak on top using Fabri-Tac. 
For the leaves I die cut the fabric using a Tim Holtz die. 

See, cuteness overload!

Be sure to check out all the creations over on the Fairfield Blog  
Polyfil can be found in most major craft, hobby and big box retail stores.
Oly-fun is available from Hancock Fabric, and though and various other sites.

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Introducing Oly*Fun – “The everything material”

This is one of the the easiest, most versatile materials you will ever find.You can sew it, glue it, staple it, pin it or tie it
You can write on it, paint it, embellish it, stamp it or stencil it
You can scissor, rotary, or die cut it
You can use it as fabric or use it as paper
You can use it indoors and outdoors
The only thing it won’t do is fray, tear, or fade so don’t bother hemming it.

SOLID COLOR THROUGHOUT Use both the front and back - no white core or back side 
GREAT VALUE A good value solution for holiday and event decorating, costumes, kids projects and activities NO FRAYING Easy sew, no hemming required WATER RESISTANT Ideal for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor uses
Project and Content Creation Ideas:
Works inside and out and is very economical, so it’s a great alternative for PARTY CRAFTING – and canbe used instead of paper or tissue for many projects. It’s more durable than papers – wont crease,wrinkle or tear quickly in wind or from hyper kids - and it won’t disintegrate when in contact with water.CREATIVE GIFT WRAPPING – To sew or not to sew – that is your question – use basic folding and wrapping techniques or more complicated origami to create beautiful, unique and durable gift wrapping.Vibrant colors can be used as is, or can be stamped, stenciled, or painted on with a variety of materials.If you can make it in Felt, you can make it in Oly*Fun – but it will be more weather and water resistant with a more tailored look and feel.
Easy to die cut for Bulletin Board art, school projects, and all sorts of teacher / student projects.

Easy to sew – this is a great material for beginner sewing – there is no grain, no selvedge, no sizing, no fraying.... Just so easy.
Essentially all school spirit color combinations are included in the 18 color palette of Oly*Fun – make spirit pom-poms, spirit cuff bracelets, bleacher cushions, ponchos, etc for your students and community.Can make a great fundraiser – easy to make by kids and families – reasonable cost and lots of value when sold before a big game!

What exactly IS oly*fun? oly*fun is a specially engineered material that features some of the best things about fabrics AND papers.
How do I sew it? Very easily! There is no grain to oly*fun, so you can cut it any which way you want.There is no need to pre-wash, as there is no sizing or shrinkage. Use a simple stitch to attach pieces together, and hem only if you want. oly*fun will not fray.
Do I need to pre-wash it? There is no sizing in oly*fun, so there is no need to prewash.
When it needs cleaning, how should I wash it? It’s best to wash on gentle cycle and air dry.
Can I iron it? Yes, but carefully. Use only a cool or low iron with a pressing cloth.
Can I use it outside? Absolutely! oly*fun is weather resistant –so water rolls right off.
Can I glue it? Yes! oly*fun glues best with Fabric Glue such as FabricTac or Aleene’s Tacky Glue. A hot Glue gun works great too. It’s best to test the glues before kicking off a big project.
Can I die cut it? Yes! oly-*fun runs through any pressure style die cutters like Sizzix, or Accu-cut. It will work with a digital die cutter if a stabilizer is used.
What other ways can I cut it? Use scissors, rotary cutters or paper cutters with a rotary style blade.It’s best to test before kicking off a big project.
Is it flammable? No. oly*fun is not flammable, it will melt if exposed to flame.
How is oly*fun sold? oly*fun is sold on bolts and in quick grab and go packages. The bolted material is60 inches wide and can be cut to whatever length you like. The grab and go package is 20 inches wide and includes 3 yards of material.
How many colors does it come in? oly*fun comes in a rainbow of 18 vibrant solid colors. The colors can be mixed and matched to create projects for any holiday or season, and almost any sports team or school!


  1. I'm sure your grand daughter will look adorable in this cute outfit. Love the sunflower you made.

  2. This is fabulous, Anita! That Oly*Fun looks amazing. Your granddaughter looks so cute as a sunflower!