Socks into Fingerless Gloves
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. 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. Pillowcase nightgown tutorial
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. The Easiest Skirt in the World (x2) « handmademess
raised fishbone stitch This stitch is typically used for leaf patterns. It throws out a padded effect on the motif. The stitch looks a bit difficult, but has no complications when you start to stitch.
Crafty Tutorial: Super-Chunky Crocheted Infinity Scarf [Giveaway!] By popular demand, you can now download the PDF for this pattern here!!! 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.
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. 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. How To Make A Custom Laptop Bag
V and Co how to: shag pillow *no animals or plants were hurt in the making of this project. *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)
The truth is, Mike never wanted to be a grocer. The truth is, he wanted to be a doctor. His mother's cousin was the only doctor in their small town when Mike was just a little boy. Mike and his brother used to run wild in those exam rooms, terrorizing all the patients and trying to get just one good look at a gory wound. E TELLS TALES: tutorial: big bow striped pillow cover
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UPDATE: I have completely re-written this tutorial with all new photos and better instructions and it is available as a licensed pattern in my pattern shop. The free tutorial for personal use is still available below! 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. Some of you have commented that you are looking for some small, simple gift ideas. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Tutorial - Dog Under My Desk :: Dog Under My Desk