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How to add elbow patches to a sweater! Elbow patches are one of my favorite trends this season!

how to add elbow patches to a sweater!

Last month, I shared how to hand print hearts on your jeans and we recieved many requests for a patch tutorial! I asked Amanda to show you how she would do it in this next feature.... Enjoy! Supplies needed: cardigan, fabric (this is a great way to use scraps!) , fabric marker/crayon, 1 sheet of card stock, scissors, pins, embroidery thread and embroidery needle. 1. 3. 6. Thanks so much, Amanda! Happy Monday, everyone.... xo. ~Ruffles And Stuff~ How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. Tutorial ~ Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets. I know I say this every time, but I am so excited about this project!

Tutorial ~ Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets

The possibilities are endless! And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time. I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns. First I will show you how to make them, then I will tell you all the ways I think you could use them…then you can tell me all the ways I never thought of! Here is the tutorial for making larger baskets with plexiglass in the bottom for great wall storage. Supplies: Fold-over bag tutorial. Thanks again Bloom for hosting my tutorial yesterday!

fold-over bag tutorial

I've really enjoyed so many of Bloom's topics since I first found their blog. I especially loved the post on handmade gifts for Christmas, it really helped reign me in and made me realize what was most important - spending time with my children. Everywhere orange: zipper bag: tutorial. I love the zipper aisle in the craft store.

everywhere orange: zipper bag: tutorial

I love all the subtle colors and that is what inspired this bag. I know what you're thinking, but it's not orange!! Don't worry, this one was for my sister-in-law who loves pink, you can see my orange one at the end of this post. The size of the bag you want will decide how many zippers you need. I used 7 zippers, 4 different colors. Line up the zippers with the zipper heads in alternating directions. Sew the zippers together with a 1/4 inch overlap. Keep overlapping the zippers as you sew them. All the zippers sewn together. Unzip 3 of the zippers about 3 inches. Crossed fly stitch filling » Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials. Bracelaces by Itunube — The Lost At E Minor store. Can we say HAWT?

Bracelaces by Itunube — The Lost At E Minor store

These lace and leather bracelets are like lingerie for your wrists. Each one has a classy glass bead for catching a few extra eyes. Choose from four different designs: silver (58 mm wide), gold (58 mm wide), black (58 mm wide), and thin black (18 mm wide). One size fits all, but generally your hand shouldn’t be bigger than the approximated 22 cm of the perimeter.

Zip-Itself Coin Purse. This zip-itself coin purse is truly an amazing and creative handmade design… zip-up to a tetrahedron shaped coin purse, unzip to a long ribbon.

Zip-Itself Coin Purse

This zip-itself coin purse is made from 2 simple materials that you can get from the shop easily – ribbon and zipper. Adorable DIY Ear Warmers. Tiny happy: how to: a simple patchwork ball. Here is how I made some simple patchwork balls last week, for my children to play with inside.

tiny happy: how to: a simple patchwork ball

They would make great new baby gifts, too! My daughter (3 yrs) enjoyed helping- choosing the fabrics and stuffing the finished balls. An older child might like to sew them up, too! Materials: small scraps of cotton fabric (I like to use quilter's-weight cotton best, because it's strong and less likely to fray at the seams.) needle and thread, scissors, pins paper and pencil sewing machine (but you could sew the whole thing by hand, if you don't have a machine.) stuffing- polyfill is best for small babies, but you could also use fabric scraps or cotton or wool stuffing. optional: a small bell for a baby's ball, rice to put with the stuffing for extra weight, or fill with just rice to make a hacky sack/juggling ball. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

DIY bracelet. Free Pattern to Download: The Madeleine Mini Bloomers. Valentine’s day is coming this weekend, and whether you love it or hate it, you must admit having something adorable to lounge around in makes any day that much sweeter.

Free Pattern to Download: The Madeleine Mini Bloomers

So I present to you the madeleine mini bloomers, a free sewing pattern that you can download! It takes only a yard of fabric (along with some elastic and ribbon), and an hour or two of sewing to whip up these pretties. These are no prim and proper Victorian bloomers, as you can see. They sit low on the waist, and are scandalously brief. The back view is particularly flattering. The pattern is put together like any Burdastyle pattern. Obscure Animals Alphabet fabric by maile for sale on Spoonflower. The dress I made. Origami Kusudama Flower Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Kusudama Flower. Kusudama (translated as "medicine ball") were traditionally used as incense and poutpurri, from real flowers or herbs.

Origami Kusudama Flower Folding Instructions - How to make an Origami Kusudama Flower

Decorative kusudama are made by using folded paper origami units glued together. These instructions show how to make a simple kusudama flower. Twelve (12) of these flowers can be glued together to make a ball. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! You can watch our origami kusudama flower video instructions, or check out the step-by-step photos below. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 1: Start with a 6 inch x 6 inch (15cm x 15cm) square origami paper, color side down. Fold paper in half on the horizontal diagonal axis. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 2: Now fold both the right and left corners to the top. Origami Kusudama Flower Step 3: Now fold the edge BD onto the edge DE. Repeat on the left side: Repeat the squash fold on the left side: Print custom fabric on-demand.

How to Make a Knotted Belt. It looks quite elaborate, but the basic knotting pattern is easy to do.

How to Make a Knotted Belt

Kenneth King Photo: Kenneth King Kenneth King questions "how'd they do that? " on a belt that looks quite elaborate, and discovers the basic knotting pattern is easy to do. The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010. Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: matt’s woven leather stool. I’ve been doing a fair amount of home cleaning lately, and I think when it’s all over, I’d like to reward myself with one of these beautiful woven leather stools. Matt, the immensely talented craftsman behind Wood and Faulk, created this versatile little stool with simple tools and a few raw materials. I love the luxurious, pale leather, and Matt recommends using Danish oil to help bring out the rich tones of the oak and leather, allowing the woven seat to change color over time.

I can’t wait to see more incredible creations from Matt and am so excited to try this out for myself! — Kate CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! A small space necessitates smaller furniture. F is for Fennec Fox fabric by maile for sale on Spoonflower.