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Cold Hands Warm Heart: Braided Belt Messenger Bag Tutorial. Hello Dolls, I am so excited to bring you all this tutorial!

Cold Hands Warm Heart: Braided Belt Messenger Bag Tutorial

I was in love with this bag the second I finished it! I am also so happy because the more I sew the more comfortable I feel designing bags myself without looking at another tutorial – and you can too! I looked at multiple tutorials for messenger and tote bags and then combined and changed different elements that I liked about them into one “super” bag. I recommend reading lots of tutorials when you are beginning to sew. I hope you all enjoy this bag as much as I do! Now, onto the tutorial… Materials:[1] Exterior Fabric (for body)- 14.5″ x 13″ CUT ON FOLD* * By cut on fold I mean that you should cut your fabric so the bottom is on the fold of the fabric. . [2] Lining Fabric (for body)- 14.5″ x 13″ [2] Pellon SF101 Interfacing – 14.5″ x 13″ [1] Exterior Fabric (for flap) – 14″ x 12.75″ [2] Exterior Fabric (for pocket linings) – 9″ x 6.25″ [2] 9″ Zippers in a coordinating color [1] Magentic Snap closure.

Artstar by aletha: Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial. Mr.

artstar by aletha: Upcycled Tie Necklace Tutorial

Aletha has more ties then I have shoes. I am not even joking. Some of them I love, some I hate, and some of them he hates and then they make there way to the donation pile or to craft land aka my studio. I love ties because of the tiny prints, rich colors, and the beautiful sheen of the silk. But there is not a lot of fabric when they are deconstructed.

Inspiration hit after purchasing a necklace from Banana for a friend..... DIY Tie Necklace Tutorial These are so quick and easy you can whip one up for every outfit and they are the perfect gift for your hipster friends. A picture is worth a 1000 words, but for those how might need a few more to get the job done... Paper and mod podge charm bracelet. There are so many fun diy jewelry ideas floating around lately.

Paper and mod podge charm bracelet

I’ve seen some pretty fabric flower necklaces and a lot of charm bracelets. I was taken with these two charm bracelets and filed away the idea. I decided to use Sandy’s paper and Mod Podge method and dug through my paper supplies. I wanted something natural looking and delicate for spring. I found some rice paper with bits of leaves and foliage pressed into it. I’ve had the silver link bracelet forever and can’t even remember where I got it.

I wove the seam binding through the silver bracelet links and added the charms with embroidery floss. With a little paper, Mod Podge and ribbon and you can create any type of charm bracelet you want. Thanks for visiting! Here's some exciting news if you're planning your wedding or know someone who is: Do you need a wedding website? Wedding Paper Divas has what you need! Some of the features of the free wedding website include: Bleach Painting on Textiles D.I.Y. Today Jill of Lune is going to share the next part of our textile printing series, how to paint with bleach.

Bleach Painting on Textiles D.I.Y.

I love the simplicity of her design and can't wait to try this. Enjoy! Bleach painting is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to play with fabric dying and I know you'll love the results! I chose to create a simple tank with the phrase "We are made of stars" which is adapted from a famous Carl Sagan quote. I hope you enjoy my take on painting with bleach! Supplies Needed: Fabric safe household bleach, inexpensive synthetic bristle paint brush, glass or ceramic bowl, dark colored cotton blend top, a white towel or rag, white chalk, cardboard. Safety: Bleach is toxic, so be careful to keep it safely out of reach of children. 1. There are so many options for bleach painting. Thanks so much for sharing this technique with us today, Jill.