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DIY Hand Stitching, part 2. Last week, I started a DIY Hand Stitching series and began with how to hand stitch your own handwriting.

DIY Hand Stitching, part 2

I stitched onto paper and showed a method for transferring the pattern by poking or drawing dots as a guide on the surface. Loop and Nub Stitch Tutorial. Decorative Paper Lanterns. Free-printable1. DiY crafts, free sewing tutorials & kickass clothing patterns –

How to transfer a photo to fabric. Felt Flowers. Annie's Catalog - Crochet, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Card making, Beading & Crafts. Round Kumihimo Disk & Satin Rattail Cord. Page corner bookmarks. This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM.

page corner bookmarks

I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. 3d video showing how to fold an origami peace crane. Straight Bar Lacing. Lacing Shoes. Are all of your shoes, sneakers and boots still laced up the way they were when you bought them?

Lacing Shoes

This section presents some of the many fascinating ways of lacing, either for different functions or just for appearances. Why not take the plunge? Whip out those laces and re-do them to suit your needs or personality. Table of Contents Shoe Lacing Methods This section presents a fairly extensive selection of 50 shoe lacing tutorials. How to cut glass. I posted a picture about 1 week ago on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of me cutting glass using just string.

How to cut glass

I got LOT’S of requests for a tutorial on how I DID THIS! So here it is. Easy, CHEAP DIY Canvas project. Little guiding stars. Since the new year has started I’ve been trying to think of ways to be more kind to my self.

little guiding stars

Especially when that nasty gremlins try to creep in and stump me. I remembered this origami star video on You Tube and had to get them involved in my plan. I thought it would be fun to make a whole bunch with kind words and “you are….” phrases inside. How to Make Cherry Blossom Lights.

Diy scratch off cards. Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. DiY crafts, free sewing tutorials & kickass clothing patterns – Soap Making Recipes and Tutorials. DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages} I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more.

DIY Faux Curled Rosewood Wreath {Made From Rolled Recycled Book Pages}

Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute. Always Chrysti - Always Chrysti - 100+ Ways to Creatively Reuse Old Magazines. Magnetic Spice Storage: Weekend Project. Today we wanted to share a cute idea for organizing your kitchen spices.

Magnetic Spice Storage: Weekend Project

With every new recipe we end up collecting a new spice or two. Having all these options available is perfect for adventurous cooking but it can leave your kitchen cabinets looking cluttered! We decided to make our new spice storage magnetic so it could adhere to the side of a refrigerator, and we found these cute clear containers so you can easily see how much of each spice you have on hand. Here's a before + after comparison. They're easier to store and easier on the eyes! Step 1: Trace your container (we got ours here) onto a sheet of magnetic paper. DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪ DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪ Are you seeing lots of this type of pattern lately?

DIY: Tribal print iPhone case ✪

It's either called the Aztec print or the tribal print! It's the one of the 'It' trends this season since it's the perfect mix of color and fun which is perfect for the summer! Spread the love: heart pattern friendship bracelets « la manufacture. Growing up, I spent countless hours making colorful friendship bracelets.

spread the love: heart pattern friendship bracelets « la manufacture

Their resurgence prompted me to rediscover this summer pastime. Here are instructions for one of my favorite patterns – hearts! You will need embroidery thread in two colors. Measure the thread using twice the length of your arm (from your fingertips to your shoulder and then back to your fingertips) for each string. Cut it. The basics: Hold the second string with your left hand as you use your right hand to take the first string over and then under the second string. Hold the seventh string with your right hand as you use your left hand to take the eighth string over and then under the seventh string. The DIY: PERFECT CHEVRON.

The chevron pattern is everywhere, and we LOVE it.


We basically want to decorate our entire house in chevron, so we started with this project. There are zillions of tutorials for different ways to make the tutorial pattern, but we came up with our own. Hopefully you will find this tutorial helpful in creating the perfect chevron pattern. You will need: A blank surface (we used an 16"x 20" canvas), a ruler, a pencil, painter's tape, x-acto knife, and one spray paint color. For the first few pictures we will be using a diagram we created as the real dots were not dark enough to see through the camera. Next, create dots with your pencil. In the next step, line up a ruler diagonally with the dots. Friendship Bracelets. Macraméd friendship bracelets were all the rage when I was growing up in the eighties.

All the girls at my school would obsessively make them for one another in a dizzying variety of colors, widths, and patterns. It's amazing, thinking back, that such young girls could make such beautifully intricate accessories. I, of course, tried my hand at making them as well. I would ride my bike down to the five-and-dime store and pick out the most sophisticated color combinations of embroidery floss I could find, but when it came to the actual macramé I never got beyond plain stripes.

There was nothing wrong with plain stripes, except that the other girls seemed so much more advanced with their diamonds and chevrons. MAKE IT: DIY Glitter Mason Jar + A Tip for Making the Glitter Stay Put! For ages, people have been entranced by two things: glitter, and mason jars. Pictures of mason jars, pictures of glitter… even pictures of mason jars holding glitter inside, as if to *store* it in some way… pictures like this can be found readily across the internets – all of them, all the internets, even the ones women invented, silly New York Times article – and these pictures?

They are being pinned every. single. DAAYYY. However in more recent times, these same entranced people have been haunted by a certain burning question: “… but– how do I get the glitter on the OUTSIDE of the jar?” Well today, ladies and germs… today is the luckiest day of your motherloving lives, if you’ve been asking that burning question. Take it away, Allison…

Quick craft // DIY galaxy envelopes. Galaxy DIY’s are everywhere at the moment and it’s easy to apply this theme to lots of paper-craft projects. All you need is an old astronomy magazine (they contain page after page of mind-blowing images that you can cut out)! I made some envelopes (and some geometric wall-art….coming soon)! There are a gazillion envelope templates on the web that you can use (or you could use my string-tied envelope template). Free Sewing Patterns and Sewing Machine Help at AllCrafts! Tons of free sewing patterns and tutorials. Easy to advanced. Sewing machine help and instructions for various techniques. The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE! Please let us know about any broken links that you find. THANKS Thousands of free patterns Search

Just Undo It. How to Transform a Hoodie into Nearly Everything. — Conceptual Devices. How To Make A Custom Laptop Bag. DIY Geometric Favor Boxes from HEYLOOK. Weave Magic. 20 Pretty *free* Printables. DIY: Rope Bowl. Envy never looked so good! *Correction the bride Ming made these, Kellan Studios shot the invitation!!!! How to Embroider Card Stock. Embroidered Fall Leaf Bookmark & Fabric Window Falling Leaves Bookmark First cut strips of card stock. I cut mine about 2 inches wide, and 11 inches long. Bookbinding tutorial part 1. How to Block Print Fabric. I showed y’all My New Backyard and promised some tutorials.

Shirring (elastic thread) A better elastic waistband finish - tutorial. Stitch Elastic in the Round Without Quarter Pinning. Shirring: a Tutorial! Get Smart with Darts! How to slip stitch. Understanding Thread Tension. Sewing Elastic Types. 4 Serging Techniques. Why Wonder Web is Wonderful. A stencil some fabric scraps = A magic pillow. How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… 25 Ways to Refashion a Sweater. Cardboard Stampede « ann wood. Wooden Floor Mat. Finger Knitting How-to. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That.

Making paper by hand. Macrame - 20 Awesome Do It Yourself Projects. Gold Notebooks. DIY cuernos de reno. Mini eco.

Glass Head Sewing Pins. In a company of cute foxes. Low-poly mask, a papercraft mask for Halloween. Boo Boo Bird. The Square Circle Skirt (20-ish minutes to make) Craft Tutorial 3: How to make Crayon Pendants. Make This Look ((via MTL: Doing the Two-Step Dress - The Sew...)