background preloader

Sewing Projects

Facebook Twitter

iPad stand tutorial. This iPad stand, wedge or bean bag is functional as well as decorative.

iPad stand tutorial

When I made my first iPad bean bag I realised that the item is quite large and therefore very visible in any room. Therefore this time I wanted to add some touches that make the stand not only functional but also a pretty item to look at. Materials 1/2 yard of fabricfabric scraps for the flowerself covered buttonpolyfilla stone or weightcardboard Download. UPDATED: Ipad Rest or Stand Tutorial. Make a custom Kindle cover. Interested in making and selling Kindle covers using our design and pattern?

Make a custom Kindle cover

E-mail chicaandjo@chicaandjo.com to learn about becoming an authorized seller. If you’re a fan of reading, you’re probably a fan of the Kindle, Amazon’s awesome wireless reading device. And if you’ve never heard of Kindle, you should check it out, because the Kindle is taking the reading world by storm. The Kindle is compact, lightweight, easy to operate, and usable in direct sunlight. The best part is that its memory can hold thousands of books at once, out of hundreds of thousands that are available for download! Foot Warmer Tutorial. My feet have been {freezing} lately with the cold weather!!!

Foot Warmer Tutorial

My husband I came up with the idea to make a foot warmer cozy! Wildflowers & Whimsy - make. motherhood. fabulous! Sewing supplies, quilting supplies, embroidery designs. Open wide zippered pouch: DIY tutorial. Doesn't it ever get annoying digging through a zippered pouch?

open wide zippered pouch: DIY tutorial

I love being able to see what's inside and what I'm searching for. I spotted this little pouch the other day and had to make something similar. I also made a bunch of sizes, but today I'll show you the small size, next time, I'll share the medium and large sizes (not pictured) so you can make all three! Materials:fabric, 1/4 yard would be plentyzipper, at least 10" long or longerthreadinterfacing of your choice, I used Pellon 101SF, or skip it all togetherscrap for zipper end pull Directions:(1/2" seam allowance, unless otherwise noted) (Optional) Fuse on or baste on interfacing of your choice to main exterior pieces.

Lay one exterior piece right side up, lay zipper (teeth side down) on top with the zipper pull at the left - aligning zipper tape edge to the raw edges of the top of the exterior piece. Cloth diaper wipes solution. Basic Wipes Recipe 2 tablespoons baby shampoo or wash 2 tablespoons oil (almond, olive, jojoba, something natural ) 2-4 cups hot water 2 tablespoons of aloe gel Shake will in a jar or mix with whisk and then pour over wipes quickly before oil begins to seperate.

cloth diaper wipes solution.

Aloe Vera Wipes Recipe 2 cups hot water 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel 2 drops Tea Tree Oil Mix in a jar and then pour over wipes. Anti-Fungal Baby Wipes 1 cup water 1 tablespoon vinegar 1/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel 1 tablespoon Calendula Oil 2 drops Lavender or Chamomile Oil 2 drops Tea Tree Oil or Grapefruit Seed Extract This one is great for discouraging yeast diaper rashes because the vinegar and essential oils discourage yeast growth. Modern denim quilt - itsalwaysautumn - it's always autumn. Hey, I won! So You Think You’re Crafty finished last week, and I won – but just barely! I was only two votes ahead in the final tally, so it really was anyone’s game. Anyhow, my final project was this: The Modern Denim Quilt (tutorial follows!) The Haphazard Quilt – A scrapbusting project. I just can’t resist creating things out of fabric scraps!

The Haphazard Quilt – A scrapbusting project

Emma was away on holidays last week so the first thing I did was dive head first into my scrap pile and start an experimental quilt. I’m fairly lazy when it comes to planning or measuring so this project was quite laissez-faire, with the possibility in the back of my mind that it could be a total fail. (I run that risk with most of my sewing!) But surprise, surprise, not a fail at all. Scrap pattern projects : Melissa Makes Things – Graphic Design. I get so many emails about my sewn fabric resume, usually found on Flickr, that I figured I’d make a post and brief instructions on how to make your own.

Melissa Makes Things – Graphic Design

I initially made this resume during my senior year in college. I wanted it to really represent not only my design skills, but my affection for sewing and including handmade elements in my design work for a more intimate feel. That and, well, I suppose it would be harder to throw away a resume like this. And yes, I got the first job I applied for out of college. The briefest of tutorials: DIY BAG LOVER. Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Two of a Kind. How to make your own dress form.

When starting on the wonderful and exciting journey of making your own clothes or altering old ones there is one thing you will definitely need to make your job easier...that is a dress form.

How to make your own dress form

There are many tutorials on the web but the best one I found is the one I am going to share with you. The source is but the tutorial is in German so I am going to make a short presentation in English, although the pictures speak pretty much for themselves. Here is what you will need: pillow filling for stuffing out your formscissorsmetal base2-3 rolls of tapecardboardan old hip-length T-shirtfoil (for the neck) take on the T-shirt and wrap your neck in foil to protect it then take the following steps one by one in wrapping the tape. And the end result is pretty good!

Fabric

Baby. Circular Vest. One circle of fabric makes a vest that highlights both sides of a special fabric.

Circular Vest

Choose a fabric that looks good on both sides. Jack Deutsch Sloan Howard Photo: Jack Deutsch To create this vest in less than an hour, you use two measurements to draft a circle and then just cut fabric and the armholes and bind the edges. 20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing. Improve your sewing by marking things that matter Prioritize pattern size for a better fit Learn the difference between topstitching and edgestitching by Barbara Emodifrom Threads #79, pp. 38-40.

20 Ways to Improve Your Sewing

DiY crafts, free sewing patterns & sewing tutorials – WhatTheCraft.com. Clear Toy Storage Bags (with drawstring closure) Why do kids like toys with so many itty bitty little pieces? I guess it increases the fun factor. Tiny brushes. Tiny shoes. Tiny tea pot sets.

Tiny cars. How To Make A Microwave Heating Bag. Instead of using electric heat pads & blankets or hot water bottles for your aches and pains, these microwaveable packs are just the ticket! They’re known by a few different terms such as: bed buddies, stress busters, rice or magic bags, corn cozies–but they’re basically all the same thing. Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus ~ Simple Party Clutch. Our Simple Party Clutch brings us to the end of a very full & fantastic year of Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus. Each month we looked forward to Elizabeth’s pretty, innovative and approachable designs. Each month, without fail, Elizabeth delivered a project we wanted to make right away! Elizabeth’s Oh, Fransson! Blog will undoubtedly be full of fun surprises, inspiring patterns, beautiful design and so much more in 2010. We’re also hoping she’ll still stop by from time to time to share her talents with us.

Just to refresh your memory and to add to your “must make” list for 2010, take another look at Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus projects through the year. Sewing. I’ve wanted to make this video forever now, and hopefully you guys aren’t too picky about quality, because I made it myself. I have never shown how to make a perfect looking neckline with facing before! So, here you go, if you were wondering what one of the many proper ways to finish your neckline, here it is. Very easy, and simple. I know in the video and the pictures below it shows me making it on a dress form, but you can do the same on a table. Both ways work. Frog Hooded Towel Tutorial. Owl Hooded Towel Pattern and Tutorial.

<div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic. Crafts Tutorials Blog - Ideas For Crafts. Thread+string. Sewing Secrets. Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote. Our Travel Accessories series is sponsored by Free Spirit Fabrics , as part of our introducing Anna Maria Horner 's beautiful new Loulouthi fabric collection.

Today's project is also sponsored in part by Fat Quarter Shop , who provided the featured Loulouthi print and Fabric.com , who provided the rich 100% cotton twill . Both sites have great selections in stock and ready to ship. DIY Home Decorating - How to Make a Beanbag Chair at WomansDay. Whether it’s extra seating you need or a plush spot to put your feet up, this cozy circular beanbag pouf fits the bill.

The playful dot pattern adds retro-inspired whimsy and visual interest. Free purse pattern. Here it is: Evie Carry All Trio. 428 Gift Patterns For Sewing Addicts : Casserole Carrier {Tutorial}

Quilting

TUTORIAL ~ Make your own Ballet Slippers & A Giveaway! Ballet Slippers. BoxInABox - Origami Box by Akiko Yamanashi. Tutorial 01: How to make a gift bag. November 8th, 2008 I’m doing a couple of craft sales running up to the festive period and was trying to think of an easy and nice way to wrap my goods without having to buy packaging…so looked around the house for stuff to recycle and settled on magazines. Angry chicken.