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Tiny Tights to Knee-High Socks. So, I had two problems.

Tiny Tights to Knee-High Socks

The first, was that my daughter had outgrown some really cute tights, and they don't sell them anymore. Sad. The second, was that I was having major knee-high envy toward another mom at church who's girls always wore them! But I never see those socks in Paige's size, and I don't want to buy online and pay shipping! So ta-da! This is only a three step process, so it's fantastically easy! 1) Cut the legs off of your tiny tights at the top (lower, if they're for big girls) 2) Fold the top edge of the leg over once toward the inside, and lay some elastic on top(I used 1/2" wide), just below the very top of the fold. 3) Sew the elastic on* with a zig-zag stitch, keeping the top edge of the tights folded under as you go, and being careful not to stretch the elastic or the tights.

~Done! I left these white ones plain, for versatility.... But.... You can embellish if you'd like, by stitching on little bows and things, by hand or machine! Re-purposing: Long Sleeved Tee into Ruffled Dress. I bought my little girl several long sleeved Tees at Children’s Place a while ago.

Re-purposing: Long Sleeved Tee into Ruffled Dress

But when I pulled them out of her drawer to put them on her, they looked so boring. I know, I know…….just leave things alone Ashley. I just can’t help myself. I should just leave some things be, but I tend to want to add a little more color, a little more texture, a little more frill. It’s not my fault. It’s the shirt’s fault. So this great yellow Tee, is no longer a yellow Tee.

It’s now a little ruffled bottom dress. Transforming a t-shirt into a dress by adding a few ruffles, sure makes a girl happy herself right up. And of course, the dress still allows hopping, jumping, and all sorts of kid friendly energy. But this project really scratched that itch of wanting to change up that plain yellow tshirt. Would you like to make your own? This t-shirt is a 4T and here are the measurements that I used to make mine. (But depending on the shirt you start out with, all measurements will vary.) And that’s it. T_shirt_surgery: resize jeans tutorial =] Do you have this: and want this?

t_shirt_surgery: resize jeans tutorial =]

Then you're in the right place! Because today I'm going to show you how to transform huge old mom-jeans into adorable skinny jeans. I decided to use red jeans and white thread so you can really see what I'm doing. The first thing you do, once you have the jeans you'll be working with, is grab a pair of jeans that fit you well. aaaand... flip 'em inside out! P.s. you're gonna need your sewing machine for this. Okay so now flip the pair of jeans you're working on inside out, and throw 'em on the floor. or some other big surface that you can spread things out. most ladies jeans are pretty much the same length, unless they're size long or short or... you know.but, the crotches are in much different places. the crotch of the jeans is what you really need to focus on for this resizing. the first thing you'll notice is that when they're lined up, the crotches of the two pairs of jeans are in way different spots!

Just make sure you stop as you approach the crotch area! Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial - StumbleUpon. I'm so happy about how this turned out.

Simple Bow Tie Top : a tutorial - StumbleUpon

This is one of those projects that's been on my to do list forever and now that I finally got it done, I wish I had done it a long time ago. This is such a simple project. One of the easiest I've ever made. Don't have much sewing experience? Give this a go, I promise it's a piece of cake and any mistakes made are hardly noticeable because of the gather. Materials: 5/6 + yard knit & 1/3 yard silk, cotton, etc. My knit is 60" wide and my dusty pink silk (faux) is 45" wide.

Your fabric doesn't have to be exactly as wide as mine, just keep in mind that if you buy a fabric that is less wide you may need to purchase more to compensate. Cut two large squares to the dimensions of 30" x 30" If you bought 5/6 yd of 60" fabric all you have to do is cut along the fold line. **Edit- 30" length gives you a long top. Make a casing at the top of each square. Sew down with a zig zag stitch (so it can stretch). Start working on your sash.

Cut off extra fabric Voila. Free Apron Patterns. From now through December I want to set aside Tuesdays to share some wonderful ideas to make our holidays brighter.

Free Apron Patterns

From homemade gifts to yummy recipes the web is overflowing with great ideas. Each Tuesday I will showcase 10 links I love (I hope you don’t mind if I throw in a few of my own when appropriate). Welcome to Tuesday 10! This week I am sharing ten apron patterns! (In no particular order.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. An apron packaged with something yummy from your kitchen or a set of recipe cards makes a great gift. Free Recipe Card Maker If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas you might like searching the Skip to my Lou Handmade Gift Guide! Enjoy! T-Shirt Reconstruction: How to resize your shirt and How to give it a braiding effect. : Secret ... - StumbleUpon. I have that classic womanly problem of a closet full of clothes but nothing to wear.

- StumbleUpon

Ever feel like everything you own is just kind of... meh? Never fear, there is still hope for your tired wardrobe! There is a solution, and it's called reconstructed clothing. You can tear apart and remake virtually any clothing item to give it an entirely new look. One of the most popular things to refashion is an ol' standby, the t-shirt. [Emma Pillsbury T-shirt by iCandy handmade] Inspired by the fashion sense of Glee character Emma Pillsbury, Jen from iCandy handmade came up with this design that turns two plain t-shirts into one very sophisticated look. [Bow Sleeve T-shirt at Sew, What's New?]

Speaking of shoulder details, how 'bout this t-shirt remake by Sew, What's New? [Ruffle-Wrapped T-shirt by Welcome to the Good Life] While many t-shirt reconstruction projects first cut up the original shirt and then sew it back together, some go straight to embellishing. DIY: T-shirt Surgery : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon. Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them?

DIY: T-shirt Surgery : TreeHugger - StumbleUpon

Chopping them up and reconstructing them into funky, sexy and hip clothing is hot right now. Often called t-shirt mashups, t-shirt surgery, or t-shirt refashioning, whatever its called we love it. TreeHugger has previously discussed SuperNaturale's t-shirts to underwear and looked at t-shirts to bags and of course the t-shirt to swimsuit, what else can you do with a t-shirt and how and where do you find out?

Image: Oh my stars (where you can find other tutorials and images) Image: Skirt constructed from t-shirt at LekknerSome resources to get you started:1. tutorials and patterns at ::Oh my stars and ::livejournal and ::what the craft and ::instructables t-shirt mashup2. Over 100 Free Clothing Sewing Patterns at - Free Crafts Network. The best FREE patterns so WONDERFUL people like YOU can create and SHARE!

Over 100 Free Clothing Sewing Patterns at - Free Crafts Network

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This will be all in one place, but quite lengthy! More information on how to applique curves. Materials you’ll need: -item to applique (I’m using a shirt) -fabric for applique -fusible web -thread -if you don’t have a Mac, or the ability to horizontally flip an image, you’ll need a flat, transparent surface with a light source on the other side (such as a light box, or a window during the day) I want to talk briefly about fusible web.

First you need to select something to applique. So to begin, I found a good Mickey silhouette on my computer by Googling. If your image is directional (like words) you’ll need to flip it so it’s backwards on the paper. Trace all your images separately on your fusible web.