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I’m woefully behind in posting about my Sewing 101 tutorials over at design*sponge — but I’ve been hard at work designing, sewing, writing and photographing, and creating lots of good how-to posts over there for your stitchy pleasure. (They’re specially made for beginning sewists, so newbies, don’t be shy!) Click on over to design*sponge to check out my columns: How to sew a pouf . Download a free template to make this chunky pouf, and learn everything you’ll need to know to assemble it and create the tufting.
A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. Or owls in general.
A Modern Take on the Doily $850 Lamp for less than $50? Yes Please! Hello Pretty people! We are so excited to share a project we did this past weekend. A few months ago, I came across a ceiling lamp, I absolutely loved.
To kick off Spice up your Kitchen, I figured I should start things off with a tutorial to help you get organized. You know all that mail that piles up on your kitchen counters? Come on, fess up. Well mine was finally driving me crazy enough to do something about it. Inspired by this letter bin , I came up with a fun fabric version. Now you can coordinate it with your kitchen.
Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe. If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain's gorgeous Verna line. 1 Jelly Roll - Verna by Kate Spain
Remember making shadow boxes when you were younger? Well there's no reason to stop now! Look at how magical these handmade tin worlds are. Wouldn't this be a wonderful little gift to give someone? Here are instructions to make you very own from Lova @ Sweet Paul : Find some old tins or boxes.
We have a feather duster in one hand and a cleaning rag in the other. We're ready to do battle with the disorganization that has crept in during the dreary days of winter. It's time to manage the mess and clear the clutter. And we've collected some of our favorite S4H Clean & Tidy projects to help.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/cz_upcraft.gif?w=629&h=100" height="100" width="629" border="0" hspace="0" vspace="0" alt="Cz Upcraft" /> <img alt="" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/doitalldenim_main.jpg?w=629&h=496" width="629" height="496" class="mt-image-none" style="" /> By Betz White Repurposing with denim is a natural. Who doesn’t have an extra pair of jeans lying around that are outgrown, out of fashion or worn out in some way?
1 yard fabric for the body and outside of the pockets – can be cotton, linen, or even canvas would be ok ½ yard fabric for the pocket lining and binding – should be quilting cotton or similar weight ½ yard Pellon 70 or other ultra heavy weight interfacing ½ yard Pellon 987F or other lightweight fusible fleece or fusible interfacing
Sometimes, ideas in my head don’t always turn out as planned. And sometimes, they turn out better…. After running across Sweet Jessie’s Scalloped Garland tutorial a few months ago, I wanted to take the same technique and use it to make a shabby, fun, linen pillow. Here’s how I did it: Supplies Needed: fabric (I used linen) sewing machine zipper (if desired)