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Great Selection of Beads and Findings Supply by yadanabeads. Out of Order: DIY Tutorial - Full Skirt. Fleece Hat Tutorial by ~clearkid on deviantART. Wristlet. Sometimes you want to travel light – with just the essentials at hand.


For this, you need: the wristlet. A tiny, tidy tote that hangs from your wrist. It's just 5" x 7", but holds all the necessities with room to spare. Zip up your spending cash, a couple o' credit cards, maybe a bit of makeup and a comb. Ours has a detachable strap, so you can unclip it, and drop it into a bigger bag, like a handy wallet. This is a perfect project to use up bits and pieces. Fabric scraps to work with the cutting dimensions shown below½ yard medium-weight fusible interfacing¼ yard light-weight fusible interfacing7" zipper¾" D ring¾" swivel clipAll purpose threadSee-through rulerFabric pencilScissors or rotary cutter and matIron and ironing boardStraight pins Based on the diagram above, cut all the pieces listed below.

For the bag: How to sew a fagoted seam. A fagoted seam is a decorative seam that joins two pieces of fabric together with a space between them and a row of hand stitching. It’s a very pretty detail seen most often in vintage clothing. Picture 208 « Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow. As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago.

Picture 208 « Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow

This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Hope you sew some for your loved ones no matter if it is Feb 14. Weekly DIY Roundup: Craft Space Organization and Inspiration! Making a kilt. [From Bobbie Suttie, images copyright Jan Bruyndonckx and used with permission] A Kilt is basically a pleated, wrapped skirt.

Making a kilt

The back half of the kilt is pleated, the front half (apron) is the made of two overlapping panels. A true kilt is completely handmade. There are some small variations in my version, which I have added for ease of wear, such as adding Velcro across the front of the apron. The expression “The Whole Nine Yards” comes from the fact that a large man’s kilt is made of a nine-yard long piece of tartan material (Editor's note - this is one theory... see references below). Since high quality tartan costs $55 or more per 60-inch wide yard (yielding 2 yards of kilt material) you can see why a kilt is a lifetime investment. Think of a deck of cards, which have been fanned out. Fabric Mart. Sewing 101: making a duvet cover.

I don’t know about you, but I never cease to be shocked at the price of bedding.

sewing 101: making a duvet cover

And nothing sets off my “I could make that myself so much cheaper and better” instincts like duvet covers. Sew Liberated: kitty doll tutorial. Some children are doll children.

Sew Liberated: kitty doll tutorial

Some children are stuffed animal children. I was a stuffed animal child, and so are my nieces, the giddy recipients of these here kitty dolls. For those of you who have a stuffed animal child of your own, here's a quick tutorial along with the additional pattern pieces to make one (or two, or three) for yourself your child. (Do make sure that you print it out at 100%, or else you will find yourself with a very large-featured cat.) You will also need to purchase the fabulous Wee Wonderfuls "Kit, Chloe and Louise" doll pattern to make the rest of the doll body and little outfits.

I used this tutorial to make the pillows and pillow cases, although my doll quilts are different. Again, just to have all of the info in one post, the doll bunk bed and double doll chair came from Meadow Weeds Farm, whose prices and workmanship are excellent. Sewing Tutorial: Sew A Crinoline. Crinoline or petticoat is easy to make, really!!!

Sewing Tutorial: Sew A Crinoline

Well, at least it is so much more easier to make compared to the queen gown below. Crinoline when worn under a skirt, makes it look domed and inflated, especially for gown of special occasion. You can get crinoline easily in some countries but they normally came in white or black. VPLL - Home. Sewing Techniques, Tutorials, Lessons, Videos, Photos.

Sublime Stitching. HOMEMADE OUTDOOR GEAR. Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!: Faux-y Lady. Craft supplies, scrapbooking and sewing at discount prices. Decorative Trims, Cords & Fringe from M&J Trimming. Distinctive Fabric Superstore - Your source for unique fabrics at unbelievable prices. Embroidery. I hope you had a Happy Christmas.


As previously mentioned, crafty activity has come to a temporary halt, hence no posting for me, but I have one project still up my sleeve to share. This is the last one I completed before Christmas. I will preface by saying that normally I intend to keep this blog strictly craft-related and leave out the personal stuff. I'm not a huge fan of over-sharing on the web, and that's just not the purpose of this site for me. That being said, I'm going to break that rule this time because this project has a story to it. First things first: It's a decorative piece for my brother-in-law, who is a ninth degree black belt in Isshinryu karate. I started with the Japanese lettering, which says, literally, "Isshinryu" and means "One Heart Method. "