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Handmade Nylon Stocking Butterfly Instruction from New Sheer Creations. The instructions show the making of a butterfly, it's over 4 inches across.

Handmade Nylon Stocking Butterfly Instruction from New Sheer Creations

By adjusting the size of the loops (wings), any size butterfly can be made following these instructions. Materials: 1 nylon stocking. 2 pieces of #24 gauges wires. Floral tape tape. Paper tissues. 2 black seed beads. Nylon thread. 1.Wrap wire around #5 size ring (1-1/2 inch diameter).Twist wires where they meet. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.Form the two sets of loops into wing shape, as shown. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. (Go to Part 2) Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven.

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands

I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps. Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end.

Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by: DIY – Pretty things to make out of old t-shirts! {Kaleidoscope} Hi, my name is Amanda and I am excited to have been asked by the birthday girl Jess to help celebrate Epheriell Designs’s 3rd birthday.

DIY – Pretty things to make out of old t-shirts! {Kaleidoscope}

Wow, Jess! Congratulations on making it through 3 years of the highs and lows, stresses and euphoric moments of running a small creative business. Good on you for being brave enough to do what you have needed to do in order to make it a success! The internet is an amazing tool for creatives and crafters alike. Not only is it a great tool for selling your creations, it is also a treasure trove of inspiration. If you are anything like me, you see amazing creations, by very clever crafters and think to yourself “It looks amazing, but I could never do that“. Recently though, I have noticed a crafting trend that I am very excited about! There are many tutorials doing the rounds at the moment turning the humble T-Shirt into fun, colourful and earth-friendly accessories. T-Shirt scarves! I hope you were inspired by these ideas. New creations. I've been rubbish recently with keeping my blog up-to-date and I'm rubbish at tweeting too!

New creations

I'm not sure I quite get it yet, but I'm trying to! Anyways, still haven't finished my Spring Giveaway prize yet, it will be summer before I get round to it. No, I shall try and post it next week here on my blog and on flickr and I'll even tweet about it if I remember! In the meantime I've been making some new hairclip holders, all different sizes and slightly different colours. Take a look. ...and finally the big (ish) one. Vintage sheet duvet cover. This is how I do cozy during the warm weather months: a down comforter (thrifted and washed in hot water) and a handily crafted duvet cover made with two matching vintage sheets (also thrifted).

Vintage sheet duvet cover

A patch of grass, some dappled sunlight, an absorbing thriller, and a long empty afternoon. Essentially, this is nothing but a big pillowcase, with short lengths of twill tape sewn at intervals along the open edge, and tied shut to keep the comforter inside. This will probably get some grass stains on it, and it will probably fade when I forget and leave it out in the weather for a few days, and it will probably get bird poo on it, or get rained on, or compromised in some other way, but who cares? Back in the wash it goes, and out again as lovely as ever.

A few years ago, we were guests in a bed and breakfast, and when we mentioned to the owner that we were heading out for a picnic lunch, she said, “Why don’t you take one of the quilts off the bed, to sit on?” Mmm, nope. Make a t-shirt headband. Of all the headbands I've made, I think this is my new favorite.

Make a t-shirt headband

It's like wearing sweats on your head, without the dumpy look. It's so cushy and comfortable! And yes, I am wearing the shirt with the bottom cut off in the picture. Hey, I needed something to match okay? This could match, too. Scrounge around for an old t-shirt. Fold in half lengthwise and pin in place. Fold the headband right side out. Make a flower or two and hand stitch it over the seam. The Real Deal: It cost me pretty much nothing. Katies Rose Cottage: Drop Cloth Ruffle Bag. DIY Fun Earwarmers with Flowers. The Boy Trifecta: The Grandview Bag Tutorial Part 2 - el fin. I know on Wednesday I said I'd have this up "tomorrow", but it's still technically Thursday SOME places, right?

The Boy Trifecta: The Grandview Bag Tutorial Part 2 - el fin

That counts. Ok, so when we left off, we had finished the first pleat and first ruffle. Lets keep going. Grab your next strip. While lifting the ruffle away from the bag, pin your strip at the top left edge of the main body piece, and begin pleating. You can pin these pleats directly to the body of the bag, as we are going to sew them down from the top, rather than from underneath like the previous pleat. TIP: Stitch in the direction that your pleats are pointing so that your presser foot is flattening the pleats rather than lifting them. Now, stitch down the bottom of the pleat. Now your bag should look something like this: Ok, we're almost done with the embellishment! Stitch in place, following the gathering stitch down the center.

YAY! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Also, I found it helpful to use my narrowest presser foot while sewing the outer bag to the lining. 6. 7. 8. Happy bag-making! V and Co how to: shag pillow. *no animals or plants were hurt in the making of this project.

V and Co how to: shag pillow

*one really stupid person did get hurt in the making of this project, but she would like to mention that even though the needle penetrated...no swear words passed her lips. it's was a modern day miracle. i love how this pillow turned out. i made it in green for two reasons: 1. it's still kind of cold here, and still kind of brown...will be for a little bit longer so i wanted some GREEN and springy looking happiness in my home. 2. it's the only color of jersey i had on hand, and living in the middle of nowhere doesn't let me just jump in the car and go to a store that i can find jersey fabric at (which btw this fabric was found at jo-anns but i would suggest amazon if you can't find what you are looking for, that's where i get a lot of mine when i can't find stuff) now lets get started: cutting: *cut from jersey fabric 19 strips at 1 1/2" each.

*from each of the 19 strips cut 15: 4" length rectangles. The end. How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine. 28Jun/11 After seeing Kristin's friendship bracelet giveaway on Idle Wife, I've hauled out my old bracelet books and thread from when I was a kid.

How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine.

Naturally I've been furiously making all sorts of bracelets. After making six friendship bracelets in two days I decided I needed a new pattern. Following an extensive google session I found these beautiful recycled t-shirt bracelets and vowed to make them my own. And now you can too! All you need is... 2 pieces of fabric about 18 x 6 inches Scissors Pliers 2 ribbon clamps (found at Michaels) 2 jump rings 1 clasp Cut 2 pieces of fabric from your t-shirt about 18 x 6 inches. Make a loop with the first scrap and lay it over top of the second. Take that end and alternate weaving it under and over the remaining fabric lengths. Pair up the ends of fabric and wrap it snugly around your wrist.

And there you have it! DreamPatch: Sewing Kit Tutorial and Giveaway! A little while ago I put together a little sewing package for a friend that was learning to sew.

DreamPatch: Sewing Kit Tutorial and Giveaway!

Inside a sewing kit very similar to this. I thought it might be fun to do a little tutorial on hoe to make it. I'm sure you'll have everything you need in your stash to make one. ;) What you'll need: For the body: 9 strips of fabric1.5" wide or 1 piece of fabric 10.5" x 7.5" 1 piece of contrast fabric 10.5" x 7.5" (for lining) 1 piece of batting about 12" x 9" For the pockets: 2 pieces of fabric 3.5" x 7.5" (I just used more of my lining fabric) 1 piece of fabric 3 3/4" x 5" (your choice of colour) Needle book: 2 pieces of fabric 3" x 4" (I used a scrap piece from my front panel) 1 piece of felt 3.5" x 2.5" Extra: about 40" of binding. a piece of elastic. A contrasting button. Please dont be alarmed at all those numbers.

Step 1. Trim your panel to measure 10.5" x 7.5". Tip: Square your ruler from a seam not from the edge of the fabric. This is what you should have at this point. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Denim Sunburst Textile Art. Here is one of my projects that was featured on Craftgawker a while back: Denim Sunburst Textile Art The process of making the wall hanging is very simple, yet very time consuming. I simply cut old denim jeans into small rectangular pieces of all different sizes. Most of the strips were thinner than 1 inch. Then I began to sew then one by one onto a fabric backing. You can easily do a pre-layout design, or you can be like me and let the piece evolve on its own! I Heart Reclaimed and Repurposed. Decor du jour: pom poms – DUJOUR MAGAZINE. Felted wool sweater blanket project. 11 more sweaters shrunk and cut. theres another 9 that need another run through the wash to hopefully shrink and felt some more. this is probably as good a time as any for some notes on my experiences with "felting" these sweaters. of course, complete felting doesnt actually occur - not to the extent that it would if i were to, say, take the time to felt by hand in scalding hot water. but, i just dont have time for that. typically what ive been doing is washing in a top-loading washer (better agitation, more banging around - friction is one part of the felting equation) set for whites (hot wash, cold rinse... if i could find a washer with a hot rinse, id be a happy man...) and then into the dryer on maximum heat until the sweaters are complete dry to the touch. for items that dont shrink as much as you would like, a second round can work, but doesnt shrink as much as the first time through.

» Pouches are fun. August 5, 2010 I decided to post about something else aside from clutches today, since the last few days have been full of clutches! Hope you don’t mind. I made this pouch before I went on vacation and then realized as I was packing that I needed a pouch to carry small items like cash, cards and change. Since I was leaving the next day, the only thing I could think was to take it! I loved it so much, I loved having the excuse to take it. I made it from a pattern from NapKittenPattern whose patterns are so adorable. It also has a small pocket on the back which is perfect. Anyway, just thought I’d share. Back tomorrow with more clutches! Sew a bag with the free bag pattern.

Craftaholics Anonymous™ Got an old tee or two {or 20!} That you don’t wear anymore? Turn them into *pretty little pom poms! * they’re fun and easy to make and turn out oh-so-fluffy! Supplies t-shirts, 1 per pom pomscissorscardboard use round objects to trace circles onto cardboard to make 2 templates like those shown above. i used a roll of tape and my camera lens cap…. the diameter of the outer circle is 6.5″ and the diameter of the inner circle is 2.5″. you can play around with different template sizes to get different sized pom poms. cut your t-shirt into 1/2″ strips. i only used from the arm pits down on each shirt. . take one strip and one template and place strips as shown close to the inner circle. sandwich the strip by putting the other template on top. take a fabric strip and place on cardboard with the end even with the outer edge. wind around the template as shown. pull the strip tightly so that it stretches the material. when you get to the end of the strip….

Warning: this next step is messy. trust me. Tutorial Ruffle Chiffon Flower. I make hair accessories for a local boutique and have been trying to make a chiffon flower that would be perfect for special occasions like weddings and such. I think I finally got it. Layers and layers of ruffles and just the right amount of pouf. I made some little tiny ones for newborns, and some mighty big ones for the big girls. I think the big ones would be perfect to clip on special occasion dresses too. I have a full tutorial with pictures and I found a simple way to get the ruffles without all the fray that comes with chiffon too – that little tip in itself is worth the jump! Supplies: chiffon fabricall your sewing stuffrotary cutter and mat (can use shears, but it will be a little harder)buttonhair clip (I used single prong, but any would work)feltneedle and threadhot glue Instructions: First decide how big you want your flower and how much pouf you are going for.

Now here comes the trick I was telling you about. See, no fray! You could be finished here. ~Destri. HairJewelryAssets. Crafts.