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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. 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. 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. The kitty rest we’re going to make is like longcat's long-lost cousin or the nerdy programmer sibling of keyboard cat. We’ll need: -about half a yard or so of fabric -matching thread -scissors & pins -a big ol’ bag of rice. 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. 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. How to Make a Duct Tape Rose. Rostitchery: make-your-own clothing labels. Usako's sewing stadio. The Layer Cake Crinoline: A Multimedia Tutorial! Here's how to use this tutorial: 1.

The Layer Cake Crinoline: A Multimedia Tutorial!

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. 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.

How to make your own drawers

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. 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. It’s easy to incorporate this kind of seam into any patterns you make that have a yoke, or any other simple seam.