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Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects. Girl's Survival Kit. Free Pattern &Tutorial at After being inspired by the wrapped glutinous rice dumpling (粽子, Zòngzi) of a Chinese traditional festival, DuanWu Festival (端午節), I sewed some triangle coin purses recently.

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In fact, today is the actual date of DuanWu Festival which falls on every 5th day of 5th month of the Lunar calendar. If you are new to this rice dumpling, scroll down to see the one my mom made… yummy delicious….. may be I should start a food blog for my mom with all her delicious cookings & recipes that I am lucky to eat & grew-up with. How To Sew A Sunglass or Eyeglass Case. Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - its a Pretty Modern life. Travel Accessories: Curling Iron/Flat Iron Case. Don't know about you, but when I travel, not matter how organized I try to be, I'm always hurrying to finish packing my toiletries and make-up.

Travel Accessories: Curling Iron/Flat Iron Case

I'm also usually trying to fix my hair at the last minute, which means there sits my flat iron... too hot to pack! This gave us the idea for today's accessory: the hot tool case. It contains two hidden layers of metalized thermal batting. It looks pretty from the outside and is protective from the inside, so you can pack your curling or flat iron while warm... and still catch your plane on time! Free sewing patterns and tutorials! 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. It’s easy, I promise! How to make your own roller blinds. Sewing project: Gathered Clutch Bag - Portland sewing. A confession, a tutorial and why I love my big sister. Two pocket, ultra slim fabric card case — insatiable need. A few weeks ago, I went to Dallas for the wedding of a friend of mine from college, and unsurprisingly, the reception ended up doubling as a mini college reunion.

two pocket, ultra slim fabric card case — insatiable need

Some of those people I literally hadn’t seen since graduation day. Naturally, the experience got me thinking about the thing I am always thinking about: sewing. (really). I already make a cute little single pocket card case/wallet thing that people love to impulse-buy at craft shows, but occasionally I get asked about one with two pockets, that would fold in half. why 19th street? Gathered CLUTCH tutorial with GUEST: Noodlehead. As I rounded up people to share ideas for Celebrating MOM, I knew I had to have Anna back again.

Gathered CLUTCH tutorial with GUEST: Noodlehead

She’s just……wonderful. And in case you missed her guest appearance before on MADE, she was part of our Celebrate the BOY series. I hate to sound like a broken record, but every time I go to Noodlehead, I am amazed at the details. Say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Zippered Toiletries Travel Bag. One step up from my pencil case tutorial, this large zippered toiletries bag would make a great gift for Mother’s Day.

say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Zippered Toiletries Travel Bag

Folds up real small and nice, stick it in the mail with a new shade of lipstick inside or a favorite scent. Easy Peasy. Promise. Although, really, if you’ve never done a zipper before I’d recommend starting with the pencil case one. Easy camera/cell phone/iPod pouch. In light of recent camera tragedies, I thought it would be a good idea if I made some sort of little case for my camera.

Easy camera/cell phone/iPod pouch

I came up with these last night. They were really fast, so I made a few. A Spoonful of Sugar: Fabric Gift Pouch. Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial « Make it Modern. How insanely fabulous is this pouch?

Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial « Make it Modern

I can’t decide if I love it so much because a) it is made from glittery elephant fabric, b) of it’s small but perfectly proportioned size, c) it holds my on the go quilting supplies or d) all of the above. If you’d like to make your own see how below. You will need: 2 pieces of exterior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches. (The longer side will be the top of your pouch, keep this in mind when cutting directional fabric)2 pieces of interior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches2 pieces of mid-weight woven non-fusible interfacing (This helps add body to your bag, because without it it wouldn’t be very “boxy””1 12 inch zipperCoordinating thread (this will be visible on the outside of the bag) My So Called Green Life...: How to Sew a Credit Card Wallet, Business, or Gift Card holder.

Update: I've finally created a Flickr group where you can upload photos of the credit card wallets you've made.

My So Called Green Life...: How to Sew a Credit Card Wallet, Business, or Gift Card holder

I've seen some really fun versions out there, so please share them with us here~ I'm a huge purse-lover, but I always find myself grabbing my driver's license and credit card when running into the grocery store, post office, out to drop the kids off at school, etc., so I love having these little wallets in a multitude of colors and patterns. They're light enough to grab and go and compact enough to slide in my back pocket. They're also great way to personalize giving a gift card. The tutorial I did for this version has been the most popular post on my blog every week since I put it up in November of 2008. Credit Card / Business Card / Gift Card Holder Tutorial Here you see the pink lining piece and my blue floral outer piece, with interfacing attached. Take your 6 x 4" pocket piece and fold it down about 1/4 inch, then 1/4 inch again.

Clip the two top corners for easier turning. Stylish Baby Nursery: Collapsible Storage Baskets - Sew4Home. These clever storage baskets are not only cute and handy, they're also a secret recycling project.

Stylish Baby Nursery: Collapsible Storage Baskets - Sew4Home

The sides and bottoms of each basket are stiffened with recycled cardboard! But wait ... they have another hidden talent: they collapse and fold flat to store. In the nursery, use them for creams, diapers, wash cloths and other diaper changing accessories. You could fill a whole shelf set with bright and beautiful baskets. And yet, why let the nursery have all the fun? Our sample was made for a baby girl's nursery, using the stunning Patty Young Andalucia collection. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome ThreadBanger TB-30) We're going to use a leather machine needle in this project - even though our supplies don't call for leather.

Using your see-through ruler and chalk pencil, cut a 7½" x 9½" piece of fabric from Fabric A. Creating the 'walls' Stitch a vertical seam along each drawn mark. Creating and attaching the bottom of the box Stitch all around, using a ½" seam. Covered Notebook with Matching Pen Tutorial & by small means. This tutorial has instructions to make any sized notebook cover and a matching pen.

Covered Notebook with Matching Pen Tutorial & by small means

All of my measurements and what not will be in red. Supplies. Little Letter Needle Book Tutorial.