just making 40 yards of bias tape over here
Have you ever had too many cards that your wallet can handle? Be selective and get only those cards that you might be using in a particular shopping mall but end up they were the wrong one? Or, may be just forgot to “update” the cards in the wallet on your next trip?
Gifting DIY: Hot Pads With the resurgence of handmade gifts this year, why not make these easy hot pads! They are a snap to sew up and the fabric combinations are endless. 1/2 yard of top fabric 1/2 yard bottom fabric 1/2 yard Insulbright 2 packages extra wide double fold bias tape Layer the pieces sandwiched together as they would be sewn. Bottom fabric wrong side up, 2 layers of Insulbright, and top fabric right side up Cut out your rough piece of 8.5: wide by 11″ long
Next up in the Tips + Tricks series is the easy roll hem. I usually get at least one request for a tutorial every time I post a photo of a rolled hem so I thought I should get on this one. I learned this technique from one of our seamstresses at work, Jurata, when she couldn’t believe that I didn’t learn how to do the regular roll hem technique in school. This is the slightly cheater method that she taught me in order to get me used to making them for the non-cheater technique she later showed me. I’ll do another Tips + Tricks for the regular roll hem later, don’t worry.
Last year I was at a picnic organized by my parents. My stepmother, who has a linen for every occasion, had a beautiful embroidered lace and linen cloth draped over the mouth of the lemonade pitcher. It had a strand of small crystals sewn to each corner to help weigh it down and keep it in place. Someone commented that it would be nice to have one for all the bowls too, to keep the bugs and tree debris off the food. Lightbulb moment! Alfresco Bowl Covers Tutorial
Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial. What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials!
Cozy Kid's Roll-Up Nap Blanket - Sew4Home When we're little, we simply have no idea have wonderful it is to be able nap. I remember how hard I tried to keep my peepers open all day long, and my kids struggled against daytime dreams as well. If only we could still sneak away for nap time now. Not to mention a carton of milk and some graham crackers.
How To: Make a Hanging Book Display Megan's February Jumpstart Project 2009 Title: Hanging Book Display Name: Megan Time: 1-4 hours, depending on how handy you are with a sewing machine and tools Cost: $5-10 for fabric, $13 for hardware/dowels. More if you don't have basic tools and sewing supplies A great solution to help pre-readers to choose their own books.. Click above for pics, below for the how-to and be sure to give Megan a THUMBS UP if you find this project helpful....Tools:-A 47-inch by 40-inch piece of fabric (I used Amy Butler’s “daisy bouquet” ) -Two double curtain rod brackets. I bought mine for about $5 each at Lowes, but here are some I found online -Two, 4-foot long wooden dowels or curtain rods that fit into the brackets.
It's A Cinch: Fast & Fab Webbing Belts for Kids and Adults During this past season, General Larry Platt gained his fifteen minutes of fame with a wild rendition of the song, . "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin' like a fool, with your pants on the ground." Proving a) we will watch just about anything, and b) these super fast and easy webbing belts are a must-have to keep you and everyone you know from lookin' like a fool. I made all four of these belts in under an hour.
Warm face, warm ‘ands, warm feet Aow, wouldn’t it be loverly? –Eliza Doolittle Cloth bags of heated grain are great for warming the bed or soothing sore muscles–much cozier than hot water bottles, and a nicer quality of heat. I kept seeing them in boutique shops with shocking price tags, and whenever I asked what the bags were filled with, the shop proprietors would say it was a secret.