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Duplicate Your Dress - How To Turn One Dress Into Two! I really, really like the style of this vintage polka dot dress that I bought from Ebay a couple of weeks ago.

Duplicate Your Dress - How To Turn One Dress Into Two!

So I thought that I'd try to "reverse-engineer" the pattern and make myself the same dress in multiple different fabrics! It worked out pretty well! Check out the video below, for tips and tricks on duplicating your own dresses (or tops, I guess! That would also probably work.) p.s. Inserting a Fly Front Zipper. I used to hate HATE inserting flies until I figured out this awesome method.

Inserting a Fly Front Zipper

It’s nothing groundbreaking but I feel like every time I opened a new book or pattern they would give me a slightly different variation on how to insert a fly. These are my 7 steps to inserting a fly that works and looks great every single time, no more dreading this process. You may recognize that this is a repost of part of my Maritime Shorts sewing instructions. How to Bag a Jacket Lining. Here it is, my tutorial on how to line a jacket using the ‘bagged’ method.

How to Bag a Jacket Lining

This jacket lining method gives the most professional results, requires the least amount of hand sewing and is also the quickest. A triple win in my opinion! If you look through your closet, you’ll find that almost every jacket you own was lined using some variation of this method. This method is really very simple and hopefully you’ll be making jackets right and left now that lining them is so easy! This tutorial is pretty photo heavy, so click the link below to continue to the full post. Step 1 : Cut out your pieces like normal. Step 2 : Attach the collar to the neck edge of the jacket. Step 3 : With right sides facing, pin and stitch the jacket shell and lining together around the sides and neck leaving the hem loose.

Step 4 : Grade the seam allowance, trim excess from lapel points and clip into the lapel corners. Tips & Tricks. Tips & Tricks: Estimating Yardage We get a lot of questions along the lines of “I have the ___ pattern and I want to do a contrast ___.

Tips & Tricks

Do you know how much yardage that will take?” I love that people are thinking outside the … Continue reading Thread Chains We were just talking about our love of thread chains in the studio in relation to a new pattern we’re about to release and we started wondering, do you guys use thread chains? Batting and Backing 101 - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog. Ever been overwhelmed by the variety of batting (or wadding) options available to quilt stores?

Batting and Backing 101 - Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

This week for our Uber-beginning Quilt-along I’m going to talk about the different kinds of batting and which projects they are best for. And, as always – feel free to weigh-in. I love when you do because I haven’t tried every product or technique. For example, has anyone out there used the Bamboo batting? Halloween Candy Fused Plastic Bags - All. Fusing Plastic Bags- the eclipse way. How to Make Paper Flowers for your Dia de los Muertos AltarSpanglishBaby™ Earlier this week, Gabrielle, from Gabriela’s Kitchen, shared with us the recipe she uses to bake a traditional Pan de Muertos.

How to Make Paper Flowers for your Dia de los Muertos AltarSpanglishBaby™

Today, she gives us a picture tutorial on how to create beautiful paper flowers as ofrendas to adorn your altar de muertos. Click here to catch up on all the fabulous Day of the Dead Week on SpanglishBaby posts. Paper Marigolds. Marigolds are the flower used to decorate for Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Latin America.

Paper Marigolds

The Marigold is also a popular flower in bloom in gardens in the United States during Autumn. Tissue Paper Marigolds DIY - Crafty Chica. Friendship Bracelet Tutorial - Childrens Art. Most friendship bracelets attach by pushing a tasseled knot through a segment of unbraided floss.

Friendship Bracelet Tutorial - Childrens Art

Our version attaches with a button sliding through a special opening. Follow our directions for making an easy braided friendship bracelet. Or make your own braiding disk out of cardboard and try out some new designs based on Kumihimo, the Japanese art of braiding cord! What You Will Need: Embroidery floss in your choice of colors. Buttons. How to Make Hanging Baskets. Aimee Herring Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In small bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, sometimes, there's just not enough space for another piece of furniture.

How to Make Hanging Baskets

That's where this handy craft project comes in. You can create pockets of storage by hanging a series of wicker baskets from the ceiling by following the directions below. Skill Level: Beginner Materials Spool of heavy cord or twine; tape measure; scissors; set of three nesting wicker baskets; slim screwdriver (optional); heavy-duty screw-in cup hook. DIY Rechargeable LED Makeup Compact. Tutorial: Cargo Pants Pockets – 4 Different Ways! (Part 1 of 4) @ Sewing Mamas Blog. Today’s tutorial is part one in a series of four that shows how to make 4 different kinds of cargo pockets to add to pants.

Tutorial: Cargo Pants Pockets – 4 Different Ways! (Part 1 of 4) @ Sewing Mamas Blog

This handy how-to was contributed to Sewing Mamas by Monica (Mnemonics on the forum). To add these pockets to pants, sew the outer leg seam of the pants pocket and then sew the pocket in place on the side. Sew the inner leg seam after the pocket is attached. For each pocket, the starting fabric size is given, but feel free to adjust the size to your liking for the pants you are making. How to Fold a Shirt with the Department Store Method: 7 Steps. Steps Part 1 Folding the Sleeves <img alt="Image titled Fold a Shirt with the Department Store Method Step 1 preview" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');"> a Shirt with the Department Store Method Step 1 Version 2.360p.mp4 00:00 -00:07 00:07 spaceplay / pauseescstopffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster (latest Chrome and Safari)←→seek . seek to previous 12…6 seek to 10%, 20%, …60% to Fold a Shirt with the Department Store Method1Lay out the shirt.

Spread the shirt face-down on a flat, clean surface. 5 Folding Techniques Every Retail Worker Should Know. When will it stop?! The folding can drown an inexperienced retail worker, if you’re not properly prepared. Customer after customer will fly through your store, savagely ripping through the fifteen smalls only to find no mediums—at which point they’ll probably tear through the large and x-larges, just in case there’s one hidden somewhere else. So what happens to that pile? Such a customer probably assumes that they fold themselves back up. Or maybe they feel the satisfaction of creating “job security.” 20 Bedroom Organization Tips: DIY Storage Ideas For Girls. Over the holiday break, I became really inspired to fix up my bedroom. I’m lucky enough to have a pretty big bedroom, but I have so much stuff that it easily gets cluttered, messy, and completely disorganized.

I was so sick of looking at clothes on the floor because they couldn’t fit in my drawers, makeup spilling all over my vanity, and just tons of little things literally piled up on all of my dressers. Adding Cargo Pockets to the Easy Fits. Today we have a guest poster!!! Jess is here to share her amazing tutorial for adding cargo pockets to the Easy Fits pattern! Also until May 2nd, 2014, you can get the Easy fits in the BUNDLE UP pattern bundle! (Click the link to get the bundle details) If you are loving the tutorial feel welcome to leave a comment or pin or share or all the above :) How to Anchor Furniture to a Wall. As IKEA’s recent recall of 29 million Malm and other chests and drawers shows, securing large pieces of furniture against tipping is a must in any home (especially one with small children).

This grisly video from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission demonstrates how the results of a tipped piece of furniture can be catastrophic. The tests for the ASTM voluntary standards for furniture1 are based on the pulling force of a 50-pound weight, according to Furniture Today—if you know what a curious child is capable of, this simply doesn’t cover all situations. It’s not surprising that the CPSC brochure on childproofing says that “no device is completely childproof; determined youngsters have been known to overcome or disable them.” Buy + diy: zipper book clutch tutorial! Cable Cosy + free PDF download. Being Makers Month here on our blog I wanted to create a tutorial for you that used home grown fabric. DIY Tutorial Kindle Case and Stand. DIY thermal curtains. Living Published on March 8th, 2010 | by ziggy Windows are very frequently a source of lost heat in your home.

Older homes may suffer from only having single-paned windows, which lose a large amount of heat, and even newer double-paned insulated windows lack enough insulation against cold winter temperatures and wind. However, you can save home heating costs and easily bulk up the insulation around your windows by making your own inexpensive thermal curtains. Thermal curtains are energy-efficient window shades that insulate against the cold around your windows. How to Sew a Cargo Pocket. Choosing Fabric for Clothes: Common Fabrics & Their Best Uses. Choosing fabric for clothes is the most important step in sewing a garment.

Fabric Guide for Sewing DIY Clothing. If you have additional questions about these fabrics, please Google them instead of sending me an email. You can also find lots of information from my sources (listed at the bottom of this page). These sources have much more information than I know off the top of my head. Tutorial. This bracelet, much like hair wrapping, is very simple and easy to make. Pocket Multi-Tool for Women. Braiding Wheel Friendship Bracelets. Make a Custom IPOD/ Cell Phone Armband. Phone armband sewing pattern. DIY Armband Case Tutorial for Touchscreen Devices. Tutorial: simple arm band DIY. Running Armband Pocket *FREE* PDF sewing pattern – Fehr Trade. Wrist Wallet Tutorial. Recipe Binder. DIY Wall Pockets. How to secure your home wireless network router. How to Root Your Nexus 7 in Less Than Two Minutes—Without a Computer.

Root Nexus 7 on Android 4.4.3 KTU84L KitKat and Install CWM Recovery. 18 DIY Crafts & Upcycles for DVD Cases. 8 Ways to Reuse Old CD Cases. DIY Planner Covers, Tabs & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes)