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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! ~Ruffles And Stuff~ How to Make a No Sew Pillow Cover {no sew. Tutorial ~ Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets. 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. Now before I get too sappy, here it is: the fold-over bag - a casual and fun spring bag!

Materials needed: 1/2 yard material for exterior (you'll need about 3/4 of a yard if you have a fabric with a directional print) 1/2 yard material for lining scraps for pocket double fold bias tape (I made my own, but it's really easy to pick some up at the store, too!) About a 1/2 yard of medium weight fusible interfacing 2 yards of cotton webbing (1 1/2" wide) (5) 3/8" grommets the usual sewing tools: rotary cutter/mat, thread, pins, etc. 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. Crossed fly stitch filling » Sarah's Hand Embroidery Tutorials.

Bracelaces by Itunube — The Lost At E Minor store. 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. Get the tutorial on how to sew zip-itself coin purse with lining after this jump. 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.) 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. 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! Print custom fabric on-demand. How to Make a Knotted Belt. The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this!

The Shirt Skirt

When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. 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.

Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » diy project: matt’s woven leather stool

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. Materials #6 carpet or upholstery tacksstrap material, leather or upholstery webbing2 x 2 oak for legs1 x 2 oak for stringerspocket screwsDanish oil. F is for Fennec Fox fabric by maile for sale on Spoonflower.