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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. Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go!

Take the front band piece and fold it in half the long way (right sides together) and sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Grab the 13" wide main exterior piece. Making 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

You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. 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. 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. Princess seams, and other treacherous curves! Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. 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. 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. 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. More Free Purse & Tote Bag Patterns. Dresses :. #5203 Petit black dress.

Difficulty: ** You will need: gabardine; lining; fusing; 1 zipper; 3 buttons.

Dresses :. #5203 Petit black dress

Attention! Fabric consumption varies depending on the size of garment. 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. DIY ruffly belt with Rachel from Heart of Light « 100 Layer Cake. First off, Rachel is one of the craftiest gals in the blogosphere.

DIY ruffly belt with Rachel from Heart of Light « 100 Layer Cake

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).

Knit Simple Magazine. Embroidery is used to add another dimension to your work once the knitting and blocking is complete.

Knit Simple Magazine

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.

The embroidery yarn should have the same care properties as the yarn used for your sweater and should be colorfast. Beginner's Bias Tape Bag with Free Downloadable Pattern. Free Clothes Patterns.

Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size.

Free Clothes Patterns

Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. 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. Maegan: Feather Skirt DIY. How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!)

Skinny Ties.