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Tales of love and chocolate: One cloth - five ways! My morning, so far, was spent procastinating.

tales of love and chocolate: One cloth - five ways!

I am avoiding to start sewing a dress for my daughter. She has a birthday coming up at the end of the month, and decided that she wants to have a red carpet party, with kiddies champagne, paparazzis, and fondue. And for this occassion she needs a dress, and of course she needs it now! As does her best friend. Somehow I got volunteered to make them both. So yesterday we went shopping and came home with some very shiny fabric, in turquoise for Eva and in blue for her friend. Seeing how much I got done so far, she probably had a point... Anyway, to avoid tackling the shiny fabric I hopped around in blogland and came across the easiest, most versatile project ever! I found it on Fine Craft Guild, and she found it on Bina Brianca. All you need is a big piece of fabric. I had quite a lot of fabric left over from my housedress.

The fabric panel should be about 5 times the width of your hips. This is the cloth worn as a tunic. Versatile Scarf - Cardigan Pattern (e.g. Bina Brianca Wrap Tutorial) Socks into Fingerless Gloves. Sweatshirt liposuction. Pillowcase nightgown tutorial. They are so easy it’s embarrassing so I thought I would just write out what I did with some of my super fantastic hand drawn pictures instead of making you wait until I feel like making another pair, which might be until the weather gets a lot warmer.

Pillowcase nightgown tutorial

A little lame but hey… here goes! They are basically a modified pillowcase dress made out of knit. Easy peasy. The two I made were about a girls size 10 so my directions are based on that. Tweak away for bigger or smaller sizes. Now you mark the armscye by measuring about 2 1/2” from the outside edge toward the center and 5” down from the top. *If you want to make ruffling easier you can sew gathered strips of 4” wide fabric to the bottom of the front and back pieces here and sew them together when you sew the sides up.

Fold the armscye edges under toward the inside 1/4” and then another 1/4” and sew along the outside edge. Fold the top neck edges down 1/4” and then another 1” and sew close to the edge for the front and back. The Easiest Skirt in the World (x2) « handmademess. I’m the queen of cheap and easy sewing projects. If there’s a fun fabric around and I can make it wearable, in garment form, in an hour or less, I’m going to go for it. This weekend I found some fun printed upholstery fabrics at my local shop that suggested immediate and simple fashions with barely any effort required.

There’s no garment more simple to sew than an elastic-waisted skirt, and I’ve found that if I skip the casing and buy elastic that can serve as a waistband, unattended, I can simplify the “simple” even farther. This skirt takes only four seams to make, and requires no measuring. Materials: 3/4 yard fabric of choice 1 yard (or waist measurement length) 2 1/2″ wide elastic thread Directions: 1) zigzag the top edge of your fabric 2) cut the elastic to be just long enough to fit around your waist and sit comfortably, slightly stretched, at just the height you want to wear your skirt. Minis. Raised fishbone stitch. Crafty Tutorial: Super-Chunky Crocheted Infinity Scarf [Giveaway!] By popular demand, you can now download the PDF for this pattern here!!!

Crafty Tutorial: Super-Chunky Crocheted Infinity Scarf [Giveaway!]

I got a bunch of emails, comments, and tweets asking me to do a tutorial for the giant bulky infinity scarves I’ve been crocheting. Usually, when I get a request for something, even if it’s just one of you, I’ll go for it… So, this is my infinity scarf that I made for myself, though I haven’t worn it yet. It’s been far too warm for a big bulky scarf like this.

This post was an entire weekend in the making. Before we get started, if you would like some simple background tutorials on basic crocheting, check out this one and this one. First, you’ll need to buy your yarn. To make the exact scarf I’m showing you, you’ll need 4 skeins of this yarn and an N-gauge hook. How do I know what gauge hook to use? Generally, a bigger hook will yield a bigger or looser stitch, and a smaller hook will make a smaller or tighter stitch. Start by making a slip knot at the end of your yarn, leaving a small tail. Do this 41 times. How To Make A Custom Laptop Bag. I have been wanting to share how to draft a custom bag pattern for awhile, but knew it would take just the right project to do it.

How To Make A Custom Laptop Bag

I think this is it. I made this laptop bag tutorial for Jessica’s Pattern Remix Event with the idea that you could customize it for any size laptop. But really, this concept can be used for anything from an ipod case on up to a laundry bag (kids going to college?). I first learned the technique from Carrie at Gracie Lou’s Quilt Shoppe in Salem, UT. 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 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. The Vintage Embroidery Patterns Pool. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk. I use a little zippered pouch to carry around my earbuds since they are the fancy microphone ones and I don’t want them to break or get tangled.

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk

Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch! I can see these as the perfect gift for teenage cousins or nieces or girlfriends or even teacher gifts. Fun, quick, and cute!