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Making a kilt. [From Bobbie Suttie, images copyright Jan Bruyndonckx and used with permission] A Kilt is basically a pleated, wrapped skirt.

Making a kilt

The back half of the kilt is pleated, the front half (apron) is the made of two overlapping panels. A true kilt is completely handmade. There are some small variations in my version, which I have added for ease of wear, such as adding Velcro across the front of the apron. Kilt with Sash. How to Make a Babydoll Nightie Dress from 2 Men's Shirts. *2 men's button-down shirts in coordinating colors (I used size 16 - I think that's an L, but I recommend using an XL if you are a S/M Misses'...or an XXL if you are L/XL Misses.')

How to Make a Babydoll Nightie Dress from 2 Men's Shirts

*thread matching topstitching thread in shirts *23" of 3/4" wide flat elastic (white) *110" elastic cord (white)...we'll be gathering fabric so only about 36" will be used eventually, but you need a longer length to do the gathering properly. *sewing machine *needle for wovens *fabric scissors *seam ripper *iron (optional) *1 safety pin. Hands-free book pillow. On your fabric, measure out two squares.

Hands-free book pillow

One square needs to be 26x26 and the other needs to be 22x22. Mark your squares in chalk and cut. If you don't want to mark them, you can cut the squares out of newspaper and pin them on the fabric, then cut carefully around them. On the larger of the two squares, measure 6 inches in from the outside edges, and mark as shown in the pictures below. You'll end up with four rectangles. I know the pictures below say 27in and 7in, I was wrong when I wrote those and made the correction later.

Hooded Baby Towel. I'm sharing this tutorial under one condition.

Hooded Baby Towel

If you and I are ever going to the same baby shower, I get to give them the towel! Wink, wink I like these so much better than most store bought baby towels. They're cheaper to make, averaging around $10 per towel, and they're much bigger, thicker and softer. My almost six year old is still using his and loves it. Keyboard Cat. So, we’re going to make the geekiest wrist rest your desk has ever seen, in a few easy steps.

Keyboard Cat

It’s comfy enough for any computer, and dorky enough for lolcat lovers, meme-followers, and nerds of all flavor. Fur and Suede Winter cloak. Twirly Skirt Tutorial. What little girl doesn't love a good, twirling skirt?

Twirly Skirt Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to make one! To make a twirly skirt you will need: Main skirt fabric (between 3/4 and 1 yard, depending on size). Contrast fabric (1/2 yard) 1/2" elastic (enough to go around the child's waist, plus a little for overlap) Sewing machine Scissors or rotary cutter and mat Ruler Thread to match Pinking shears (optional) Safety pin This tutorial is meant for personal use. OK, then, let's get sewing! Enter Gallery. Burlesque Bustle Skirt. This is the pattern I created to make my bustle skirt.

Burlesque Bustle Skirt

You can use it as is, or change it up a little. These instructions are super detailed, I'm basically walking you through what I learned along the way, so skip ahead if you're comfortable with some of these steps. Decide where you want the waistband to sit - at your waist or hips, and measure that circumference + add a little bit for seams. Starmoss: Doo.Ri Tights. What you’ll need: Patterend lace tights (or leggings), very thin needle, thread, scissors, and a set of beads varying from sizes to colours to shapes.

Starmoss: Doo.Ri Tights

I chose two neutral colours (white and cream/gold), one complimentary (blue), one pot of sequin for the sparkle and a satin pearl pot for texture. Wearing the tights will be the easiest way to apply the beads. Find a patch on the lace where the texture is heavier (on the pattern – the weave is stronger there and should hold the beads better), and slide needle through where you want to start. HAND EMBROIDERY FROM SADALAS.... Another Mexican Peasant Blouse/Dress « Nicely Done. May 14, 2008 by redpajamamama This dress is very different from the older blouse.

Another Mexican Peasant Blouse/Dress « Nicely Done

The seams are unfinished, the yoke is one piece, the fabric is different, and there are no gussets. It is very comfortable to wear and would be easy to reproduce since most of the pieces are rectangles, squares, or variations of squares. The body portion is attached to the yoke with tucks. How to Make a Duct Tape Rose. Rostitchery: make-your-own clothing labels. Ella started preschool a few weeks ago, and i guess all other parents knew this but it was news to me that preschoolers need a lot of stuff. :) one thing we were asked to do is to make sure all her things are clearly labeled, including the spare clothes in her cubby and the things in her emergency bag (more on that in another post). to make clothing labels, i printed out her name and a contact phone number on sheets of fabric that i had treated with bubble jet set 2000.

rostitchery: make-your-own clothing labels

I LOVE THIS STUFF. i have used it many times and i am always pleased with the results. (they don't print out blurry as in this picture--i smudged the phone number in photoshop). Usako's sewing stadio. The Layer Cake Crinoline: A Multimedia Tutorial! Here's how to use this tutorial: 1. Watch the video for an introduction.2. Look at the pattern diagram for the measurements on my crinoline (yours might be different depending on your hip measurement and the length desired).3. Follow the sewing directions. The video! The pattern diagram! The sewing directions! **Note: finish all seams with the method of your choice.1. Make a wish tutorial I - the ominous pencil skirt. How to make your own drawers. Well folks I think I have been talkin' about this tutorial for about a year, so I finally pulled it out.

There are millions( ok maybe not millions, but a whole heck of a lot) of variations and add ons but I was trying to do the simplest one first. Materialsthreadsewing machine1 yd stretch elastic or fold over elasticpaper for pattern(paper bag or newspaper)scissorsold t shirt or any knit materialpair of underwear to cut and make pattern from Make your knickers !! 1. Cut or fold your undies so you can make your pattern. 2. Lie the pieces as flat and symmetrical as possible on your pattern paper(I Try to use the manufactured straight edge of my paper as the center fold line, This way I know that line is straight) Trace around your fabric piece leaving about 1/8-1/4 " edge.

Fabric Clothing Tags. Sketch the image or text onto the carving block. Remember that due to the nature of stamping the image needs to be reversed in order to print correctly. Draw or write gently on the speedy carve. If you press too hard you will dig into the rubber. How to sew a fagoted seam. A fagoted seam is a decorative seam that joins two pieces of fabric together with a space between them and a row of hand stitching. It’s a very pretty detail seen most often in vintage clothing.