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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. 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.
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. 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 http://www.burdastyle.de /trend s/tipps-tricks/wie-geht-eigentlich- eine-massbueste_aid_2704.html 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:
One circle of fabric makes a vest that highlights both sides of a special fabric.
Improve your sewing by marking things that matter Prioritize pattern size for a better fit Learn the difference between topstitching and edgestitching
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.
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. These serve a dual purpose as you can also keep them in the freezer to use has a cooling pad or freezer pack when needed. If you’d like to learn how to make them, you’ll find a tutorial below along with tips for different kinds of fillers to try and directions for using them.
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.
I thrifted this top a year ago and totally forgot about it until I cleaned out my to-refashion-closet, which was a mess. I found it just in time too!
Years ago I used to make a lot of these hooded frog towels for friends as baby gifts, but for some reason I quit making them for a while. I have to say, when I made this I was reminded just how cute they really are. My 7 year old is begging me to make him one now. And the best part? I really could!
Whoooo likes hooded towels? I can’t believe just how cute these newest hooded towels turned out! (I make one each month-check out the others here .)
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. We recommend using a twin or double needle to do the decorative stitching on this project.
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. Skill Level: Intermediate Materials: 3 yd fabric; tape measure; water-soluble marker; string and tape (optional); scissors; pins; iron; thread; sewing machine with zipper foot; 20" zipper; 6 yd 3/8" cording; polyester bean filler (we used Poly-fil Beanbag Filler from Fairfield Processing).
Sharing is pretty... Here it is: Evie Carry All Trio. This is the first pattern I've created. I am so proud and want to share the pattern with you for free.
Posted on | December 9, 2010 | No Comments I posted this list of sewing links a few weeks ago. Today, I’m reposting it, for anyone who might have missed it the first time around!
Ballet Slippers Here's an easy way to make some really cute slippers! Hopefully my instructions will be easy to understand! There are other ways to make these, but this is probably the easiest way.