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How to... make a Fabric Mâché Bowl! If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! We all know (and, erm, love?) Paper mâché – all that lovely gooey newspaper creating weird and wonderful new things! A few weeks ago, I came across fabric mâché at Dear Fii’s blog. Using fabric to make a bowl instead of newspaper!

What an ingenious way of using up old bits of fabric! So, I quickly gave it a go and made a little bowl out of some old jeans (scroll down). Remember, my no sew bunting? How to… make a Fabric Mâc hé Bowl! 1) Materials: Strips of fabric, PVA glue (use children’s glue), scissors, clingflim and a bowl, an old plate to work on 2) Cover bowl in clingfilm (else you work will stick to it). 3) Layer with “soggy” fabric – as I chose white fabric, it doesn’t matter which way up you do it. 4) Add outside layer. 5) Let it dry (may take overnight) 7) As my “white” was very “white” I decided to decorate the inside and cut out some patterns from my fabric remains. More “How to…”s: DIY Old Shirt Mat | DIY Creative Ideas | DIY & Tutorials. Laptop Cover. As one of the artsy ants is currently getting to know her baby girl and adjusting to life as a mother of two, we've invited some fellow bloggers and crafty friends to share guest posts with us all. today, please welcome kat ezat of life's jewels on string.

Super quick and easy upcycled laptop cover Sometimes it's necessary for my hubby to travel for work. Last time he needed to carry his laptop in a smart messenger bag, but was reticent to shove his nice computer in there for fear of scratches. I had an idea: why not fashion a thin light cover that will protect the surface but not add weight or bulk?

This is probably a common problem, so I would like to share my solution. I dived into my bag of old clothes/sewing scraps (yes I have one, probably more like three - maybe I have a problem...) and pulled out an old H&M wool vest. This is what I did: -First I placed the computer on the inside-out vest and tried to decide a sensible way of fitting the laptop 'into' it. Tips: Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn. Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves.

Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. Please click here to have a look and you can download the simple pattern I created. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF. Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers. Well folks I think I have been talkin' about this tutorial for about a year, so I finally pulled it out. There are millions( ok maybe not millions, but a whole heck of a lot) of variations and add ons but I was trying to do the simplest one first.

Materialsthreadsewing machine1 yd stretch elastic or fold over elasticpaper for pattern(paper bag or newspaper)scissorsold t shirt or any knit materialpair of underwear to cut and make pattern from Make your knickers !! 1. Cut or fold your undies so you can make your pattern. First Cut or fold on seam between front and back of the undies. Then fold each piece in half at the center.( I made a hybrid pattern from two different undies I liked different things about the cut of each) 2. Lie the pieces as flat and symmetrical as possible on your pattern paper(I Try to use the manufactured straight edge of my paper as the center fold line, This way I know that line is straight) Trace around your fabric piece leaving about 1/8-1/4 " edge. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Slippers. Japanese take the shoes off in the personal house to keep out soil dust. In the winter, we need the warm and clean slippers.

We call them "room shoes". Fleece shoe lined with furry fabric. The sole is leather. Pattern and cutting Print pattern 2 times. Then cut out. From the left to the right, Inner sole, sole, instep (outer shoe), instep, sole (lining), leather sole. How to make Sew lining shoe. Attach ribbons, trimming fur, and so on. Panty Tutorial: How to make your own drawers. Using Up That Sweater. So I had some leftover sweater material from the pumpkins I made. The sweater did not felt like I thought it would when I washed it because it wasn’t all wool.

But it still was really soft so I thought why not a pillow. I had a bed pillow I wasn’t using so I just cut it down and used it as the insert. Then I cut the body of the sweater from armhole to armhole. I had already cut the sleeves off since that is what the pumpkins are made out of. Then just a straight stitch across the top with my machine and stuff the insert inside. I became addicted to making these cute little flowers. I had a gray sweater as well (which felted better) so I decided to combine the two colors. I cut out some leaves and then outlined them with my sewing machine. It wasn’t showing up enough so I hand stitched them on top with some embroidery floss. I whip stitched the bottom by hand as well. And I managed to hot glue them on without any injuries! Not too bad. It’s a great size for my bed. Plus I love the texture it adds. Make Your Own No-Sew Eco-Friendly T-Shirt Tissues : Fun In The Making. Tissues made from old t-shirts work really well and they are soft on the nose.

Kids will like the fun colorful fabrics and you will like the part about saving money and resources. Make Your Own T-Shirt Tissues I set aside some children’s t-shirts that were too worn or too stained to pass on. How to: Gather some old t-shirts. Thin, uber soft t-shirts are best. Alternatively, you can cut square pieces. Keep these eco-friendly tissues on bedside tables for use on little noses.

Hankie Hamper: find something around the house or at the thrift store to be your hankie hamper. Recycle Worn-Out Shirts Into Handkerchiefs When choosing old shirts to be made into hankies; the softer the better. How to: Cut strips 7 inches wide (or your preference) with a pair of pinking shears. To take with you, fold in half then fold in thirds: it fits nicely in your purse or pocket. Hankies in a variety of fabrics: My husband’s favorite shirt (blue plaid cotton) was eventually turned into little hankies.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn | craftpassion.com. V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...

*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home.

*sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails! Print Hula Hoop Rug Page | Crafts. T-shirt latch hook rug tutorial. I really love flokati rugs. I have two that are safely tucked away in my parents basement awaiting our reunion. When I learned that I would be having a child and building a nursery for him, I wanted a flokati. A gray one. Being a flokati snob though, I knew that I couldn’t afford the price tag ( ), and I knew that I would be too precious about the rug ( ). So I chose the only sensible alternative: I would make a rug. I’m going to show you how it’s done, but let me warn you- while this rug was super inexpensive to make with the resource of money- it was very costly in the resource of time. I have easily 60 hours invested into this rug, and many many more hours donated by family and friends. And now, this is how to make your very own latch hook rug. Supplies: Latch hook canvas latch hook tool old t-shirts scissors or rotary cutting tool/mat seam binding masking tape dye (optional) All of these things should be available at your local craft store, with the exception of the old t-shirts.

Xo elle.