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Two-Tone Fabric Totes (2 variations. The ladies at our church are having a little craft day next month, to make a variety of crafts and sewing projects that can be kept or given away as gifts.

Two-Tone Fabric Totes (2 variations

(The whole idea of it is to kick start the holiday season……and get a few projects made way ahead of time. Okay, but even more than that, it’s just fun to get together and make stuff. You don’t have to ask me twice! :) ) The gathering is called Super Saturday. A free pattern for 2012. Another year is coming to an end, and I want to thank all of you for following me and encouraging me to keep up my blog.

A free pattern for 2012

When I started it almost two years ago, I never imagined I would still be crocheting and writing new patterns today. I wish you all a very happy and successful 2012. I know there are already lots of owl amigurumi patterns available, but I like to think that this one is a little different. Its oval bottom gives it a nice cushiony shape, great for cuddling. And the crocheted eyes cannot be pulled off. Petit à petit and family: DIY Rectangular BACKPACK. Yesterday was Mister M's first day of Kindergarten!

petit à petit and family: DIY Rectangular BACKPACK

I was way more nervous than he was. He has been ready for months, totally ok with the idea of making new friends and ready to learn how to read & write. So what was I nervous about? DIY Rectangular Backpack. DIY backpack. Supplies: 1 yard of durable fabric I used faux leather for the bottom...

DIY backpack

Chevron Baby Blanket. If you lived through the 60s and 70s perhaps you have vivid memories of a chevron afghan.

Chevron Baby Blanket

Perhaps you appreciated it at the time; were indifferent to it in the 80s; despised it in the 90s; and have developed a deep affection for it over the past decade, itchy acrylic, zany colors and all! This knitted Chevron Baby Blanket makes some accommodations both for modernity and for babies. Instead of hard-to-cuddle acrylic, this 100% cotton blanket is as deep and soft and cozy as a cloud. And instead of fast food orange and kitchen appliance avocado, this version is a delicate spectrum of natural colors just right for babies! The next generation of chevron blankets starts with Blue Sky Cotton. The Materials. Purl Soho Kit: The Super Easy Baby Blanket! More than two years ago Whitney designed our Super Easy Baby Blanket, and to this day it remains one of The Purl Bee's most popular patterns.

Purl Soho Kit: The Super Easy Baby Blanket!

Customers love its simplicity, "super easy" means super easy! People also love its modern, graphic sensibility, something that can often be hard to find in the world of hand knit baby blankets. We love it for its invitation to play with Alchemy's amazingly beautiful palette of colors. We're excited to tell you that The Super Easy Baby Blanket just got even easier because it is now available as a beautiful kit in nine different colorways!

We are especially grateful to Gina and Austin of Alchemy Yarns who helped us to make this kit a reality by creating the yarn and hand dying the colors specifically for each kit. Because Alchemy's Temple comes in so many gorgeous colors, picking just seven that work together can be a little overwhelming, especially if you're shopping online. DIY tulle skirt tutorial. Clutch: gigi new york skirt: self-made top: forever 21 watch: gift belt&shoes: old I’m so excited about this skirt!

DIY tulle skirt tutorial

I found it easier to make than I imagined even though it did take a couple trial by errors. But honestly, I want to wear this everyday….I just need a party to go to…unless you were like me and you wear it out to run everyday errands. And oh did I go the funniest looks, it was hilarious – people sneaking glances when that I caught in the reflection off the freezer section’s doors.

Vintage Chic: O Summer Where Art Thou? Actually I'd settle for a little spring. April 1st and I can count the warm days this year on the fingers of one hand.

Vintage Chic: O Summer Where Art Thou? Actually I'd settle for a little spring.

To cheer myself I have been reading magazines from the summer of 1939. Part 1: Beachwear. Summersun3. DO_NOT_RESIZE_CI-Jess-Abbott_Elf-Christmas-Stocking-Pattern. Simple Apron Tutorial. With very little work you can make this smashing tea towel apron.

Simple Apron Tutorial

Leave off the ruffle and you only have two lines of stitching. (Thanks Zack for being my fabulous model and rockin’ out my apron! You are a great kid and a really good sport!) Supplies 1 tea towel (mine measured 20″ X 28″) 1/4 yard of coordinating fabric 44″-45″ wide 4 yards of ribbon (mine was 1/2″ wide) about 21″ of twill tape (width of towel plus a touch extra to turn ends under) Men's Bow Tie Tutorial.

August 26, 2013 Every year The Hubs’ company hosts a Christmas party for the management.

Men's Bow Tie Tutorial

It’s always a swanky, dress-up affair at a gorgeous hotel or palatial estate, and I search for months for that one perfectly flattering dress that will make me feel amazing for the night. Well a few years ago The Hubs decided he was bored of the whole necktie/suit look and wanted to switch it up some. So I played around with the shape and eventually drew up the perfect bow tie pattern. The first one complimented by dress and we loved being able to coordinate our outfits that night. It’s been so fun to create custom neck wear. Tying them is really pretty easy.

And now that we’ve got Ollie, he’s letting me make them matching bow ties!! DIY jersey maxi skirt. Reversible sewing machine cover tutorial. Here's my first project of 2011! I'm brightening up my sewing room and keeping my janome dust free with this reversible sewing machine cover... i used a gray/white dot from henry glass "summertime" with a cute felt bunting embellishment and a bright print from moda "it's a hoot.

" if you'd like to make one of your own, you'll need: 2 fabrics - large enough to cover your machine 7 felt squares - 2" x 2" grosgrain ribbon of your choice. Diy stenciled onesies. After falling in love with alison’s freezer paper stenciled onesies, i knew i had to make several of my own for bear. to help me accomplish the task, i decided to turn the whole project into a baby shower activity. it was a huge hit! Basically, i prepared all the onesies and stencils ahead of time, then we all sat around and painted them together at the shower. it turned out to be really special and super fun! For the three above, i used alison’s stencils (you can grab the download on her website). aren’t they adorable? Of course, i couldn’t resist the bear. :)

Maternity DIY: Make A Sun Dress. Phoebe_bag. How To Make A Dainty Little Cocktail Dress. Sewing School. Lazy picnics in the park, long walks on the beach or balmy evenings out with friends: there’s nowhere this breezily stylish summer frock won’t take you! For this fantastic free pattern, we’ve teamed up the lovely lasses from Pattern Runway, a new boutique pattern company with all kinds of stylish downloadable sewing patterns. Wear this little number with flats, with hats, with sunnies and with headscarves – dress it up or down for any occasion and enjoy sporting this seasonal staple all summer long. We made ours in a light, breathable cotton from The Fabric Store, but it also works well in lived-in linen or beautiful, draped silk – play around with different pattern options like stripes, polka dots, printed or plain.

And the best thing about this fantastic frock? All the compliments (and requests) you’ll get when your friends find out that you made it with your own fair hands. Download the instructions here. Download the pattern here. Download the instructions here. V&A - The Golden Age of Couture - Exhibition. Create a Couture Inspired Dress This dress pattern has been specially created for the Golden Age of Couture website. It is based on a 1950s ready to wear dress from the V&A collection and has been sized for modern day UK sizes 10, 12 and 14. The pattern is designed for you to download and print at home on A4 paper, or at a printer’s on larger sized paper. You must then assemble the printed sheets to form the pattern. Full instructions on this are given in the Pattern Instructions. Once you've created your own couture inspired dress, why not upload a video of it to the Your Elegant Dress video gallery.

Download the Pattern Instructions (PDF file, 340KB) Print at Home (A4) Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 841 KB) Download the Skirt Pattern (PDF file, 1555 KB) Print at Printer's / Copy Shop Download the Body Pattern (PDF file, 705 KB) Episode 2: How to Crochet the Pavement Infinity Scarf. Free Crochet Pattern...Pavement Infinity Scarf! WEE WANDER DRESS Pattern: Free PDF « Sarah Jane Studios Blog.

Fabrication Pollination. Lovely Lined Curtains. Honestly I'm the type of seamstress who usually leaves the selvages on her curtains. However I'm also the type of seamstress that likes to figure out how things are put together. How to make a corset (quick + easy)