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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 iPad stand cardboard base pattern (pdf). Instructions Cut 1 18 1/2 x 12 rectangle and 3 4 inch squares Making the flower Cut 1 long rectangle 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 3 4 inch squares. Fold the squares in half twice and iron each time. Cut around the raw edge corner of each folded square as per picture. Gather the pieces of fabric using a rather long stitch so that the bulk of the gathering is reduced and the hole in the middle is smaller than the the button that will cover it.

Attach button to the centre. Bean bag Note: the photo below does not show the correct size. Et voila! 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 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! Like any good electronic device that you’ve invested money in, you’ll want to protect your Kindle with a cover. Tall order, right? So that’s just what I did. But first, a word about Kindle models, sizes, and other devices… Amazon has been through several versions of the Kindle, including the original Kindle 1 (no longer available), the Kindle 2, and the Kindle 3G.

HAVE ANOTHER DEVICE? 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! After some trial & error (lots of error I might add), I came up with a fast & easy way to make one! I hope following this tutorial makes it easier for you to make one for yourself or as a gift (this tutorial is not intended for you to make & sell this product!)! Foot Warmer Cozy Tutorial Step 1: To make a pattern, I took some of my husbands shoes & traced around them onto some Christmas wrapping paper.

Step 2: After cutting out the pattern, I rounded off the edges by using a DVD. Step 3. Step 4: I cut 3 pieces of fabric with the pattern: batting (for insulation), interior fabric (the minky material) & exterior fabric (the patterned blue fabric). Step 5: With the pattern folded in half, I cut two pieces of fabric (interior & exterior).

Step 6: Take the "halfsies" and pin them together right side together at the straight edge. NOTE: This Foot Warmer Cozy is reversible! 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.

Use your zipper foot and a 1/4" seam allowance. Flip so that the fabrics are wrong sides facing and press. That's it! Ta-da! 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. Essentially Oils Recipe 3 T jojoba oil 1tsp tea tree oil 1tsp chamomile oil 1tsp lavender oil 1tsp gernanium oil 3/4 cup witch hazel Mix in a spray bottle and spray wipes.

Disclaimer: Best efforts have been made in the preparation of this information. Modern denim quilt - itsalwaysautumn - it's always autumn. Hey, I won!

modern denim quilt - itsalwaysautumn - it's always autumn

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!) I’ve been planning to make a denim quilt for a while now, but I wanted to put a modern spin on it. The quilt is large enough to be used on a twin bed, but I think we’ll use it more often for snuggling together downstairs on cold winter nights, or taking on picnics and camping trips. The front of the quilt is made from garage sale jeans – I made sure to purchase some light, medium, and dark colored jeans so I could get a pretty color effect. The quilt is backed in amazingly soft purple quilting flannel (for purple week!) The final modern touch is the quilting itself – instead of tying the quilt with yarn like you often see on denim quilts, I used my machine to straigt stitch quilt in diagonal rows. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

This one’s my fave: 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. Far from your perfect cookie cutter quilt pattern, this haphazard design somehow works in all it’s imperfectness. You will need: A big pile of fabric scraps (cotton) sorted into… - Neutrals – cut 15cm square - colours – strips of varying from 5-8cm wide matched into complementary tones Backing fabric and batting the size of your quilt top Ruler Scissors or rotary cutter pen or vanishing marker Sewing Machine General sewing supplies How to make the quilt blocks: How to assemble quilt: - Lay out your blocks, taking note of any irregular shaped blocks.

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: 1) Print your resume on t-shirt transfer paper (remember to flip the design before you print it) 2) Iron that bad boy onto white or light colored fabric. 3) Sew your new fabric resume to a colorful fabric backing of your choice.

That’s it! 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! Now you have your dress form and can start working on your most exciting sewing projects!


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. For a super-comfy version, choose a thick fabric such as fleece. Whether you make it in a lightweight fabric or in a cozy knit, this vest is the perfect addition to any wardrobe regardless of the season.

Draft and sew the vestStart with your measurements to draft the vest pattern, and bind the edges with a coordinating rib knit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Excerpted from Threads magazine Issue #146, p. 69. 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 Besides all the surprising things that I've inevitably learned from the ingenuity and talent of my students, one of the most interesting aspects of working with lots of sewers is how one begins to see that almost everybody (myself included), no matter how skillful or experienced, has a few blind spots, or areas where they could improve their results.

Of course, blind spots will vary from sewer to sewer, but they tend to occur in areas you think you have down cold. 1. When you choose tops, use your chest measurement (above the bust, as high as possible under your arms, and over your shoulder blades—don't worry if the tape isn't perfectly horizontal at all points) and alter for the bust if there's more than a 2-in. difference between your chest and bust measurements. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. DiY crafts, free sewing patterns & sewing tutorials – 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. So that’s what I did. I made a clear vinyl cinched-up pouch……that she can easily tote around with her little rubber-clothed dolls inside.

No more anxiety, wondering where all the little pieces of your children’s toys will go. Just bag it up and make it fun for them to put all their pieces back into their special bag. See? Now, just imagine a whole collection of these……filled with all sorts of things. A perfect way to keep things organized. Would you like to customize your own clear toy storage bags? Supplies: Main Fabric (The amount you need will depend on the size bag you make…….make your calculations below to decide how much you’ll need)Thicker Clear Vinyl (At Joann’s, I bought 17 gauge vinyl I think. First, choose what size bag you want. Bottom Circle Piece: whatever size you want your circle to be Turn the tube right side out. 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. 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.

Introduction: No pattern is necessary, simply cut two pieces of cloth in the size/shape you wish (leave a seam allowance about 1/2″). Some prefer regular square shapes, others prefer tubes or more rectangular shapes. These are really easy to whip up as well as cheap! Filler Options Uncooked riceWheatFeed cornBuckwheat hullsBarleyOatmealBeansFlax seedCherry pits Fabric Options Instructions Filler Suggestion For Headache Soothers Caution: 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. January ~ Sawtooth Stars February ~ Ponytail Scarves March ~ Pincushion Organizer April ~ April Bags May ~ Laptop Sleeve June ~ Stack & Nest Quilted Blocks July ~ Advent Calendar August ~ Yo-Yos September ~ Charm Squares Baby Quilt October ~ Quick-Piece Tiny Squares November ~ Laminated Fabric Recipe Cards & Recipe Folder.

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. Continue below for more complete step by step picture instructions too! Frog Hooded Towel Tutorial. Owl Hooded Towel Pattern and Tutorial. Crafts Tutorials Blog - Ideas For Crafts. Thread+string. Sewing Secrets. Travel Accessories: Plenty of Pockets Tote. DIY Home Decorating - How to Make a Beanbag Chair at WomansDay. Free purse pattern. 428 Gift Patterns For Sewing Addicts : Casserole Carrier {Tutorial}


TUTORIAL ~ Make your own Ballet Slippers & A Giveaway! BoxInABox - Origami Box by Akiko Yamanashi. Tutorial 01: How to make a gift bag. Angry chicken.