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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. 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. The dress I’m to recreating is quite free-fitting and pretty simply made (and doesn't have separate sleeves which made my life a LOT easier, haha) - this method would be a bit harder if the dress was super fitted or had darts, so if you’re going to try this out, for the first time I suggest you try and copy a fairly loose-fitting item of clothing. I hope that you're all having a lovely day, Sewing Tutorial | Inserting a Fly Front Zipper | grainline. I used to hate HATE inserting flies until I figured out this awesome method.

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. I figured it would be useful in a singular post for a few reasons. Step 1 | First prepare your Fly Facing and Fly Shield by fusing your interfacing to the wrong side of each piece according to the instructions that came with your fusible.

Step 2 | Place Fly Facing on Left Front edge and stitch from top to start of crotch seam. Step 3 | Place closed zipper face down along the edge of the Fly Facing making sure that the zipper stop is ¾” from the bottom edge of the facing. Step 4 | Turn Fly Facing to inside along the seamline and press. Sewing Tutorial | How to Bag a Jacket Lining | grainline. Here it is, my tutorial on how to line a jacket using the ‘bagged’ method. 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! 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. Step 5 : Understitch the facing from the hem to the breakpoint of the jacket.

Step 6 : Align the hems of the shell and the lining and stitch together from one edge to the other. Tips & Tricks | grainline. 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 ___. 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?

They’re great for keeping two layers of fabric … Continue reading Best of 2015: Variations and Tutorials Have you noticed we have a theme going this December? Quilting Tips for the Tamarack Jacket I know a lot of you are mainly garment sewers and not quilters so I wanted to take a minute and talk a little bit about a few basic quilting techniques you might find useful if you’re making a Tamarack … Continue reading Organizing PDF Patterns & Instructions French Seams on Various Seam Allowances Cutting Fabric Folded vs. Tips & Tricks | Archer Yoke on the Bias. 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? 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? Basically the definition of a quilt is a blanket made of a top (front) and back with a layer of batting sandwiched in between and held together by some kind of stitching through all three layers. There is a wide variety of quilt battings available on the market. The two most relevant factors in choosing a batting are Loft and Fibers. First off – Loft. Low Loft = thin and High Loft = thick. Fiber defines what the batting is made of. Polyester – Less expensive, better for hand-quilting (low loft), doesn’t need to be quilted as closely together. Now let’s talk backs. Related October 27, 2010. 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.

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. ******************** Update: I just found this also wonderful photo tutorial on how to make paper marigolds over at Latina-ish blog. Gabrielle Marie Lopez lives and works in Harlem, New York City. Paper Marigolds | Latinaish. Marigolds are the flower used to decorate for Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Latin America.

The Marigold is also a popular flower in bloom in gardens in the United States during Autumn. I decided I wanted to make some, but all crafts for making flowers involved tissue paper, which I never seem to have on hand. What I do have an abundance of is colored construction paper, so I set to work to figure it out. After a few false starts, I finally came up with this method. The result is so nice that I wanted to share it with you so you can make Marigolds with your niños. Paper Marigolds (caléndulas de papel) What you need: • construction paper (preferably orange colored) • scissors • a drinking glass • a pencil • a stapler Use a drinking glass to draw 3 circles on a piece of orange construction paper. Cut out all 3 circles. Hold all 3 circles together and fold in half, (so it looks like a little taco.) Fold in half again. Place one staple in the pointy end to hold it together.

Like this: 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. 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. Scissors Pencil Clipboard if making an easy braided bracelet Cardboard if making a braiding disk. Foam disk, such as if you want a more permanent disk, or a gift for someone who enjoys making friendship bracelets. Easy Braided Bracelet You will need embroidery floss, scissors, a button, and a clipboard. We used three different colors of embroidery floss so it would be easier to show how to braid.

Holding the three sections together, thread their ends through the shank. Join the strands of same colored floss so that you have three sections of double floss. 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. 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.

Directions 1. 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. 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. Four Different Cargo Pockets – Pocket One: Quick and Easy Pocket I cut the fabric for this pocket 7 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ Turn the top edge under and sew Fold under the other three edges.

That’s it! Happy Sewing! Continue to Part Two –> 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 3 preview" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn"> a Shirt with the Department Store Method Step 3 Version 2.360p.mp43Fold the other sleeve.

Repeat the fold for the sleeve that you haven't creased yet. Part 2 Folding the Shirt Together Community Q&A Ask a Question Tips. 5 Folding Techniques Every Retail Worker Should Know | WorkPulse. 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.” With that in mind, here are the 5 folds that are going to certainly make your shifts a whole lot brighter. The “Classic” So let’s start with the classic fold, the one you probably learned when you were training for your current retail job. Lay the shirt flat out so that there are no creases, face down. Do the same on the other side, so now the shirt will look like a long rectangle.

If not, maybe watch this pretty girl do it: The 5-Second Fold Don’t believe me? The Department Store Fold. 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. I had to do something. So, I searched Pinterest for answers. The below bedroom organization tips will help you no matter what issues you’re having. 1.

Source 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Which of these tips are you going to try? 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 :) Hello all! Over time, I began to add tutorials and a few free patterns. I'm thrilled to be here today to share with you an easy way to jazz up your Easy Fit pants. My kids love pockets, especially to carry in things that should probably be left outside! To draft the pocket: To draft the flap: Cut 2 pocket pieces and 4 flap pieces Now you are ready to start sewing! Finish all 4 edges of the pocket piece with a serger or a zigzag stitch.

Fold under the top by 1" and press. Center pocket on leg piece and pin. Flip pocket flap down and topstitch 1/2" away from the top edge. Congrats; you are done! 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.”

With that in mind, we think it’s essential to add anti-tip mechanisms to tall or potentially unstable pieces of furniture, as well as to freestanding flat-screen TVs, to ensure that you’re getting the best protection possible. Hangman TK-400 Anti-Tip Kit. Buy + diy: zipper book clutch tutorial! Cable Cosy + free PDF download. DIY Tutorial Kindle Case and Stand. DIY thermal curtains. How to Sew a Cargo Pocket. Choosing Fabric for Clothes: Common Fabrics & Their Best Uses. Fabric Guide for Sewing DIY Clothing. Tutorial. Pocket Multi-Tool for Women.

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