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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. 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. 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!)! 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. 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. 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 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. 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. 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:

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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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}

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