DIY poster “Let go or be dragged”

Here it is, the new poster “Lâchez la perche” is available for sale in the shop!

Here is the step by step process explained :

1. The Idea

When teaching ski to the beginner classes, it is one of the first thing we tells our customers: “If you fall, make sure you release the pole”, that you let go!

Because we have to agree, we see too often poor people swallowing a certain amount of snow, though vainly trying to recover in remaining hooked to this lift pole. But why? Surely as Gad Elmaleh, a french comic says, it is “because it is our own, we don’t want to let it go… And yet, there are plenty of others available behind, but we remain stubborn, as it is ours, we keep it and that’s it!”

2. The Drawing

Each poster starts with a sketch on paper with a pencil. As most of my day is already spent in front of a screen, I enjoy to draw sometimes, I can let my hand free to create pretty curves.

Below is the drawing, probably the creation step that I prefer. Several points have to be studied : the body position, the expression of the face, the style of clothing.

dessin bonhomme ski

3. The drawing vectorization (digitalization)

Once satisfied with the drawing, I take a photo and import it in Adobe Illustrator. The vectorization starts thanks to the tools “quill pen”, zone by zone.This is a meticulous and lengthy work.
Parallel to this, I choose the colors of the drawing, inspired by fashion of the moment or by old vintage posters. I like to keep a sober and simple style without too much clutter.
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vectorisation poster ski

4. Incorporation of the drawing into the poster

Once the drawing is traced, I proceed to the poster layout by adding texts and background decors. Several colors and typography are tested. Small shadows are added to make it a little more “incorporated” into the decor.
test couleurs typographies affiche vintage

5. Finalization and rendering

This process can be time-consuming because the aesthetics and the balance of the whole counts a lot for me. As soon as a change is made, I let “rest” the poster a moment before looking again at it. Having a “fresh” look is important in order to effectively judge its own creations.

It is still a bit of an apprehension when I present my creations. I hope you will enjoy this new poster, you may recall an enjoyable moment skiing…

Here is the new poster :
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And here is the framed poster :

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Feel free to let me know your thoughts about this poster, it is always very constructive!
If you want to buy the poster click here!

The poster is available in size A3 (29,7 x 42cm) and A4 (21 x 29,7cm) to the price of 19 and 13€.
Delivery is possible worldwide. Posters are stored in rigid cart board envelopes which guarantee a prefect quality once received.

 

 

How to make a Fabric Pot in 5 minutes?

Easy DIY fabric pot

This tutorial shows how to make a fabric pot in 5 minutes.

With only 6 seams, any beginner can make a beautiful fabric pot. Follow the 12 steps below !

soft cosy fabric pot

The easiest way is explained here ! Have fun !

What you need :

  • a sewing machine
  • 2 rectangles of fabric (any size)
  • thread
  • needles
  • an iron and iron table

1. Cut 2 rectangular shapes from fabric

Cut the fabric in 2 rectangle shapes (cutting on top of each other helps to make sure they are the exact same size).

Make sure the rectangles’ shapes are quite long (a square shape wouldn’t work). Here’s an example of the result you can get depending of the shape of your fabric at the start.

Fabric pot shape

For my project, the rectangle shapes are quite long.
DIY fabric pot

 

 

2. Sew one of the long side rectangle.

Put fabric’s right face on each other and sew one of the longest side.

sewing DIY

 

3. Iron the seam to flatten it

ironing fabric

 

4. Fold the fabric in two as shown

DIY fold the fabric

fabric on iron table

 

5. Sew the sides together

easy sewing machine

 

6. Flatten the seam with the iron

flatten the fabric

 

7. Fold the fabric back together and flatten the seam again.

It creates a kind of pocket.

easy sewing project

 

8. Sew each layer of the remaining side together

fun fabric stitches

 

9. Measure the width of the “pocket”

In this example my pocket measures 16 inches wide. That means that the fabric pot (once finished) will measure 8 inches on each side.

measurement fabric pot

 

10. Open the pocket and flatten the bottom in a kind of diamond shape.

Let each side fall back inside and flatten the corners of a diamond shape.

Place needles on opposite corners as shown below. Each seam must measure 8 inches long (or half the length of the pocket you measured before).

easy pocket fabric

Each opposite corners have been sewed.

fast diy fabric box

 

11. Now you can open your box !!

Turn it over so that the 2 triangle wings move inside.

diy beginner level

That way, the seams are inside, hidden by the 2 triangles. No visible seam  at all !

easy free sewing DIY

 

12. Sew the bottom of the box and the triangles together

easy step by step tutorial

RESULT : Tadaaam !! Fold down the box top and your sweet pot is finished !!

Congratulations !

sewing DIY for beginner

 

Your Fabric Pots can look like that :

Nice, don’t you think ?

simple sewing fabric pot

Little trick :

In order to reinforce the pot, I added a carpet square on the bottom. That’s for the “cosy” final touch !

soft cosy fabric pot

socks fabric box

pantys fabric pot

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it was understandable. If you have any questions or remarks, feel free to ask through the comments below.

I look forward to seeing your beautiful boxes ! It would look fabulous with pattern fabric !

A bientôt !! : )