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Colorings, owls for halloween. Digital Scrapbooking and Crafting Blog. I’m in a good mood and thought I’d come share one of my old products! These layered Take-Out Box Templates are super cute and fun to make! Perfect for packaging up small gifts and treats! It includes 2 sizes and they come in both .psd and layered .tif file formats. Animal letter templates. How to make a gift bow.

Owl outline. Jeg har den sejeste praktikant!

Owl outline

Simpelthen! Jeg gav hende min ugleskabelon og spurgte, om hun kunne transformere den til noget vi kunne give væk på en lettilgængelig måde. How to make random paper things. Sewing machine cover. Granny Bobble Blanket. With the nights drawing in and the evenings getting chillier, this is the perfect time to make blankets!

Granny Bobble Blanket

Look to inspire. Knit a yoga mat bag. Gathered clutch tutorial. A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects!

gathered clutch tutorial

Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide. Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go! Take the front band piece and fold it in half the long way (right sides together) and sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Grab the 13" wide main exterior piece.

Let's Make Dumplings! Free Zip Pouch Tutorial. - {Michelle Patterns} Ok, are you ready to make dumplings???

Let's Make Dumplings! Free Zip Pouch Tutorial. - {Michelle Patterns}

These cute little pouches don't take long to make, and the construction is pretty basic. But keep in mind the zipper is attached to a steep curve, so these are a sewing project for those with intermediate sewing skills and confidence with zippers. This free tutorial assumes you know how to sew zippers, attach binding, etc. Download Dumpling Pattern Pieces You might want to try "The Easier One" first.

Zipper & Bow Clutch. Since we’ve had a blast perfecting the art of the zipper we wanted to take a gander out there and see who else was brave enough to tackle the zipper.

Zipper & Bow Clutch

Whitney, from Elm Street Life, had a bunch of adorable tutorials like making a pillow out of a placemat, a cute and girly heating pad and adorable ruffle kitchen towels and then we spotted it, this adorable bow clutch complete with a zipper. What perfect timing with Mother’s Day right around the corner. What do you say? Let’s get started… Zipper & Bow Clutch ** This is for personal use, only. And fiiiinally… the tutorial you’ve been waiting for. Trillium: Simple Card Wallet Tutorial. 1K+What you need to gather up beforehand: Remnant of fabric at least 19"x10"5/8" wide velcroPellon Decor Bond or similar heavyweight fusible or sew-in interfacingDressmakers chalk or disappearing ink penThread to match fabric NOTE: This pattern calls for a 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

Trillium: Simple Card Wallet Tutorial

Now for the fun part ~ how to make the wallet: 1. The Forty Minute Tote. I love straightforward, well-constructed projects that yield something practical.

The Forty Minute Tote

I know this might sound a bit boring, but the efficiency and elegance of simple design really gets me excited. So it’s no surprise that one of my favorite all time projects (if I do say so myself) is my Twenty Minute Tote. It’s something I go back to again and again, any time I want to highlight a special fabric. I love its streamlined engineering and the fact that it really does only take 20 minutes! And so, in this same spirit of economic design, I thought I’d expand the Purl Bee’s family of quick totes with a new roomier bag, the Forty Minute Tote. The Forty Minute Tote comes together in a quick, clear way, and it features a new favorite fabric, Robert Kaufman’s Cotton Linen Denim. Ps- The lovely wooden hooks featured in these pictures can be found here:

Back to School ~ Laptop Bag. Joy from How Joyful brings us this handy and really pretty Laptop Bag tutorial today.

Back to School ~ Laptop Bag

Laptop bags are often so boring and utilitarian… Joy’s bag brings some style and color and fun into the mix! Learn more about Joy in her introduction, and check out her HowJoyful Design Studio, where she offers custom website, blogs and logo design, in addition to her blog predesign shop. To get started you will need: Main/outer fabric – I used home décor weight fabric in two different designs by Jessica JonesLiner fabric – I used 5 fat quarters for all pieces and had leftoversContrasting solid color fabric – I used a home décor weight fabric in yellow1 set of magnetic snaps1 piece of 1½ inches of VelcroLightweight interfacing – I used Pellon 808½ inch thick foam for the bottom of the bag and the sides of the laptop pocket2 big buttons.

Beginner’s Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern. I promised you this free downloadable bag pattern when we offered up the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker Giveaway as a great first project for your Homemade Bias Tape, so here goes… I’ve made a couple so far, and I usually don’t like fabric bags (i’m a leather lover) but I actually adore these for summer.

Beginner’s Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern

They are super quick to whip up (under an hour) and are also reversible, so you can get a couple different looks in one swoop. You could also use store-bought bias tape, like I did for the big one (oh, and you can blow up or shrink the pattern to make different sizes – Scarlet’s been using the littler one as her lunch bag). Bag_03. 簡単かわいいハンドメイド - 無料型紙 - Reversible bag. I am hand-made: detachable pocket. *UPDATE: this is now available to buy as a pdf pattern - please click |here|* here is one of the new pieces that i've made for the shop. after i posted about my tote bag diy the other day, i noticed a lot of people mentioned pockets and how they hate digging around at the bottom of their bags. so i sketched out a few ideas for this, and after trying it out yesterday i think it's actually a damn good idea (if i do say so myself!).

i am hand-made: detachable pocket

I have a few changes to make; mostly a few stitch details, and i've also worked out a better strap method that isn't so bulky. there are three compartments- including one that fits an iphone perfectly and the extra pocket attached to the front. i tested it out with my essentials- phone, keys, lipbalm, pen & a mini notepad. all you have to do is wrap the straps around the straps of your bag, and secure them in place with the button.

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Sewing. Knitting. How To Make Yarn From Sheets. Making yarn from old sheets is a great way to up-cycle something you might otherwise toss, and it turns out that knitting and crocheting with sheets is really so satisfying. So I have to admit, I really need to be cleaning for Passover right now, but when I eyed that bag of sheets my neighbor had given me two years ago it seemed like such a good idea to make some balls from those sheets, so there you have it!

While in the past I have made yarn from flat sheets by cutting strips and then joining them, this time I finally had the chance to try out the spiral method in which one ball of sheet yarn is generated from a single flat (or fitted) sheet. How To: Remove any edges or elastic corners from sheets, first cutting and then tearing. This spiral method consists of mostly tearing. If you forget to stop at the corner and tear the strip off, not to worry you can certainly join the strips later, by following the instructions on my previous post here. Pick a Pocket Cozies. Both pretty and practical, pocket cozies have the perfect space to tuck in some extra sweetener or an extra teabag for later! Quick and easy – these clever little cozies make a perfect gift you can stitch up in an evening with less than 50 yards. Wrap them around a reusable cup and tuck in a giftcard to your favorite coffee house for a gift they’ll use again and again… Gauge: approximately 6 stitches per inch Needles: size 3.25 to 3.5 mm, (US 4 – 5), needles Yarn: sport weight Pictured cozies are knit with Brown Sheep Lanaloft Sport Plain Pocket Cozy: CO 52 stitches and join to knit in round, being careful not to twist stitches.

To make opening for pocket: K2, then K next 14 stitches on a length of waste yarn in a different color than project. K 11 rows (P2, K2) around x 5 rows Bind off in pattern To make pocket: Turn cozy inside out. To finish outside of pocket opening: Turn cozy right side out. Knit ribbing: Row 1: P1, (K2, P2)x3, K2, P1, turn. Tiny crochet ball pattern. How to Make a Survival Bracelet. Southern Disposition: Pillow Mattress Tutorial. Several friends have sent me some amazing project ideas - they're all in a file and at some point I'll get to them (I swear!). Two days ago, however, my friend Tatiana posted this on my Facebook wall: She found it on pinterest and thought I would like it. Welllll....she was right. Not only do I like it, but I could see an immediate need for one (why is it that you don't know you need something until you see it?). Since the one in the photo above is somewhere in England right now retailing for approximately $145 plus shipping...you know the rest, right?