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Gathered clutch tutorial. A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects!

gathered clutch tutorial

Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide.

Making reversible bag. Reversible bag from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag.

Making reversible bag

Silk Lotus Flower. The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious.

Silk Lotus Flower

You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw. Make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need. I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization.

make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need

I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. Therefore I also love pretty things in which to stash my stuff, so I get to enjoy my fantasy of being organized and contained. This tutorial is about helping you stay organized, in a quick, easy, and super-cute way. How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap. Having a reversible tote bag is like having 2 bags in one, now with the adjustable strap, you can have even more styling with it.

How To Sew A Reversible Tote Bag With Adjustable Strap

Be it full length till your hip and sling across your chest, or shorten it till just below your armpit, inside out or outside in, style it with your mood and base on your outfit. I made this bag with one of my favorite fabrics. Princess seams, and other treacherous curves! Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks.

Top 100 Tutorials of 2010

Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made. Costume Creations » Playing dress up is fun, and sewing costumes is even better. Learning to Sew. I grew up watching my mom and my aunts sew clothing, pillows, and curtains for their homes.

Learning to Sew

There were no blogs to showcase their work, just their fellow community where they shared their tips and advice. It was the late seventies, times were tough, money was tight, and the economy was in the you know what. Ladies all across the nation were trading patterns and ideas, and sewing up a frenzy of home decor on a budget. Sounds kinda familiar doesn’t it? All Free Sewing - Free Sewing Patterns, Sewing Projects, Tips, Video, How-To Sew and More.

Hand Sewing - Stitches and How Tos. I've never done it but I know some people have sewn an entire garment by hand sewing all of the stitches.

Hand Sewing - Stitches and How Tos

Even if you have a sewing machine, there are times that basic hand sewing is going to give you the results you want without using a sewing machine. Learn about hand sewn stitches and how to sew them so that you will automatically know what stitch works best and where to use the various hand sewing stitches. How to Thread a Hand Sewing Needle Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com. Indie Arts and Craft ideas: How to make a hooded scarf. By Jo Anne Yada Mookychick shows you how to customise an old sweatshirt to make a scarf with a hood attached.

Indie Arts and Craft ideas: How to make a hooded scarf

It's handy when you don't have a hood on your jacket, and it adds interest to a normal scarf when the hood is down. Start with a long-sleeved sweater. Fleece, knits, anything warm will work. Sewing Ideas. For the beginner sewer, SINGER ® makes sewing simple and easy.

Sewing Ideas

Bobbin Winder Stops bobbin winding when the bobbin is full Horizontal Spool Pin. More Free Purse & Tote Bag Patterns. Dresses :. #5203 Petit black dress. Difficulty: ** You will need: gabardine; lining; fusing; 1 zipper; 3 buttons. Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. First of all, print out paper patterns and lay them out at the width of fabric/ knit you plan to use, to see how much fabric you will need.

When sewing the garment, pay attention to notches- they must coincide. Hoodie Tutorial (So. Many. Pictures.) - ThreadBanger Forums. EDIT: (11/11/09) Pictures are fixed! Again. If they don't work again at some point, PM me & I'll do my best to fix it right away. If you only comment in the thread, I might not notice for weeks! Now go make pretty hoodies. Okay! DIY ruffly belt with Rachel from Heart of Light « 100 Layer Cake. First off, Rachel is one of the craftiest gals in the blogosphere. If you’re in need of a little modern, down-to-earth Martha in your blog life right now you must visit Heart of Light. Next, she was nice enough to let us come over and do a little project with her that we are super-dy duper-dy excited to share with you all. Surely we’ve all noticed the crazy belt trend in the wedding world as of late (thank you, J Crew).

Well it turns out you don’t have to spend a ton on said accessory. They are surprisingly easy to make. Knit Simple Magazine. Embroidery is used to add another dimension to your work once the knitting and blocking is complete. It is most effective on simple stitch patterns—stockinette stitch is the best. Many types of yarn can be used for embroidery, but you should select one that is smooth enough to go through the knitted fabric. Make sure that the weight and content of the yarn is appropriate for the knit piece. Yarns that are too thin will sink into the fabric, and a too-thick yarn will stretch out the piece.

Beginner's Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern. Frugalandthriving.com.au. Posted on February 18 by Melissa Goodwin · 4 Comments I thought that aprons were a bit passé, but lately I need to wear an apron all the time. All my clothes have grease marks on them from cooking and my hand-eye coordination seems to have gone out the window, because I even need an apron on while I eat. Free Clothes Patterns. How to ruche - free tutorial on ruching a classic 3-dimensional flower. Craft blog : My Kanzashi Hairpin. Easy Ruffled T-shirt Scarf. Out Of Order: DIY Tutorial - Full Skirt. Make a Dress from a Button-Down Shirt. Exclusive: DC Universe Online. ...love Maegan: Feather Skirt DIY. How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Skinny Ties.