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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. 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. 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}

New creations. 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. 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? 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. 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. How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine. 28Jun/11.

How To Tuesday: My Sweet Josephine.

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. 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.

Denim Sunburst Textile Art

I simply cut old denim jeans into small rectangular pieces of all different sizes. 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. 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.

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