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30Day.jpg (600×776) DIY Wrap Bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Clearly this arm party train isn’t stopping and it’s about time you get on board!

You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! Car Eyelashes - Unique Gadgets. Your source of daily updated funny pictures and gifs. Posterized Image Stencil. Photoshop makes it easy to turned a photo into a posterized image. BUT….if you’re like me and you DON’T have Photoshop, we’re going to show you how. We’ll go from this: To this: And finally to this: For this tutorial, I’ll show you the steps on an Abraham Lincoln shirt (made for President’s Day).

That final image is the perfect for Freezer Paper Stenciling (those weird lines on the black on it are just from my sharpie coloring). Okay, let’s get started… 1. 2. 3. Something small like this can be made into a straight line: When you’re done it should look like this: 4. Your image should look like this: You can use this as your stencil by tracing it right on to your freezer paper, but the image is flipped backwards. 5. Your stencil is ready OR you may choose to shade in the parts that should be black, for reference. You can find my PDF image file for the Lincoln face HERE.Now you’re set and ready to cut out your stencil! For the Conan shirt…. Create a graphic stencil using the steps above. 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. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). It is a bit bigger and has squared bottom. Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download: Recycled beach ball tote. Even though most kids are heading back to school this month, I’m not ready to give up on summer. I’ve got a fun and easy project idea to share that will help keep that splashing, summer fun around a little bit longer. Inspiration struck at the lake last weekend, when I learned that the inflatable beach ball the kids had been playing with had a hole in it, and was losing air.

Rather than toss it into the trash, Jo and I wondered if we could make something out of it. We brainstormed and decided it would make a pretty cute waterproof tote bag for holding wet beach items. To start off, I stretched the ball out and cut off the end with the nozzle in it. Delightfully, that’s all it took to make a bag shape! To make a channel for a drawstring closure, I folded the edge in about an inch or so, pinned it, and sewed it with the machine with a long stitch. For my drawstring, I was once again inspired to recycle something beach-related.

Adjustable Button Necklace « Trash to Treasure - tutorials | Craftwerk.ee. This wonderful tutorial is made by Petronella Luiting specially for our project "Tarbetust tarvilikuks" (Trash to treasure) - in witch we share tutorials of recycling and reusing things. This project is in Estonian language but some of the texts will be available in English as well...

There are plenty of fab tutorials in Estonian version of the page - you can check them out HERE. Don't speak Estonian? No problem just crab Google Translate and follow clear and good photos of the instructions. Happy discovering! Project is supported by EAA and Norwegian Financial Mechanisms through Fund for NGOs. Click the link and... Do you have old buttons in the house ? Material needed: Step 1: Measure about 150 cm of the cord and cut it off; thread this piece on the needle you are going to use. Step 2: Step 3: Repeat step 2 as long as you like the necklace to be (I made it here about 50 cm long). Step 4: the adjustable closure. Now you knot each end, so that they cannot slide out of the button. How to Make Books | Pioneer Woman Homeschooling. Photos and Post By Emelie Sanders. When Momma takes us to the bookstore we each get a book; sometimes two–it depends on her mood, really.

Usually, I take the longest time. I quickly scan the fiction area, then turn to the small nook of craft books. This recent visit I found How to Make Books: Fold, Cut & Stitch Your Way to a One-of-a-Kind Book by Esther K. Smith. I have already made just about every book except the “Cake Box Book”. I don’t make cake from cake mixes so I used a TLC granola bar box instead. I highly recommend reading all the way through before starting. First, we need supplies. The first step is the only step I messed up on. Open the bottom and cut a slit on the side you do NOT want as your spine. Do not do what I did. Then, cut off the leftover pieces. Take the graph paper and cut out a piece exactly the size of the spine.

The dots are where we will make the holes in the spine. A signature is a group of papers folded in half, collected together for sewing. Just tie it. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. So there you have it. A nice and easy project to give my bad-hair-day head some love. (Or you may need one for working out. I kinda love it on my little girl . She always has little hair fly-aways that get into her face…….and this helps with that problem. It even works great with her hair down…..and keeps that hair tucked behind her ears. And yep, good for me too. Thanks little t-shirt scraps.

Want to make your own? First, find some old t-shirts. Then, cut your fabric into long strips. Next, stack your 5 strips on top of each other and sew together at one end. Now, pull on each strip of fabric so that they kind of curl on the edges. But let me explain a little better. First, you’ll work on the left side. And that’s it. This post is sponsored by:

Needle and Spatula: Card Wallet Sewing Tutorial. As promised, here is a sewing tutorial to make a cute card wallet with a button and elastic closure. These are great for when you want to just carry a few cards and maybe some cash with you instead of a big wallet, or you could use them to hold business cards. Also, in the spirit of the holidays, you could use these as gift card holders that then have a useful life afterwards! They are very quick and easy to make - I hope you enjoy the tutorial! If you make a card wallet with this tutorial I would love to see how it turned out - you can share a photo in the Needle and Spatula Flickr group. TERMS OF USE: For personal, non-commercial use only. What you will need: I actually cut out the interfacing first then fused it to the two front pieces, then cut them out to be the same size, but you could also cut both out first then fuse.

Find the midpoint of the top 5 1/2" edge of the larger piece of outer fabric, and fold the elastic into a loop and hold it at the midpoint. Fold open and iron flat. A Sewing Table for Small Spaces. The perfect spot for a part time sewing enthusiast! Tucks neatly way, expands out to be a cutting or layout mat. Please note that this table is not intended for use with the sewing machine unless locking hardware is installed on the fold out legs and tabletop. If your sewing takes over your dining table at least half the time, make sure you thank Kelly on our Community for recommending an expandable sewing table. I love this idea because there is a tidy spot to hold your sewing machine, a shelf for baskets and other sewing things that you need to keep handy, tons of tabletop space, but it all folds up into a neat little package that you can roll into a closet.

Anthropologie Knock-Off: Curtain Call Top Tutorial. Edit: more pics are in this post. Remember the Anthropologie Curtain Call top that I posted about? Well I finally got around to hand-sewing it, and I think it was worth it. I plan on wearing it to a play we're going to on Wednesday. We're supposed to wear sort of fancy clothes. The result: So, tutorial: Materials: one t-shirt that fits you, one XL t-shirt, scissors, needle and thread/sewing machine, tape measure, pencil 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Full-size Duvet Cover. Today I’m going to give you a sneak peek at my guest bedroom. It's not quite done yet, but you guys have been telling me you want to see some of it.

So here's the duvet cover. Sorry about the weird shadow on the right side of the photo. Yup, I copied the striped walls and the basic style of the duvet cover. However, I sewed mine differently so I’ll go ahead and give you my tutorial. That way you have options for whatever sewing style YOU have. First off, I have to apologize if this tutorial is a little rusty. Second, mine is for a full-size bed so if you are doing a different size, you will have to adjust accordingly. Supplies Needed: 2 3/4 yd yellow fabric 3/4 yd chiffon (gray ruffles) 1 3/4 yd gray fabric 1 3/4 yd black & white fabric 1 3/4 yd white fabric 1 pkg 12/32” cotton cording (6 yds) Flat sheet (back of duvet) 6 buttons Thread Step 1: Cut yellow fabric – 7” x 58”, 33” x 58”, (2) 33” x 11”, (2) 7” x 11”, (2) 2 1/4” x 22” Cut gray chiffon – (4) 5” strips (My fabric was 60” wide) Phew!

Doily Lantern Tutorial | My Hands Made It. Okay, so back in MAY, I was asked to write a tutorial for my doily lanterns – it was supposed to be published in a bridal magazine’s online tutorial section. Awesome right? So I took pictures and wrote the tutorial and figured I’d direct you all to it, but um . . . I don’t think they ever did anything with it. I can’t find it anywhere and my contact person seems to have fallen off of the face of the Earth – I’ve written so many emails and have never heard back.

I’m guessing she was an intern who has moved on with her life. For each lantern you will need: - 2 identical doilies with scalloped edges - Straight pins, if necessary - Needle - Thread - Scissors - 1 skein embroidery floss - 1 metal ring - 1 yd of ribbon (1” wide or smaller) - Craft pliers - Sugar starch (see recipe below) Step One: Dip one doily into the sugar starch – completely coating the entire surface of the doily. Step Four: Weave the ribbon in and out of the gaps created by the scalloped edges of the doilies. Ingredients: Dyi woven top. Make Your Own Hammock. Hammocks are great for the backyard, camping, backpacking, when your pregnant and on bed rest, or for turning your large capacity vehicle (in our case our minivan) into a camping vessel, more on that in this post.

We make our own hammocks because: It’s cheap (i.e we can’t afford an ENO).You can customize the size.It’s easy! There are two different methods we have used for making our own hammocks. Hammock 1 involves a sewing machine, Hammock 2 does not. I’ll cover both. No matter which method you choose, both types of hammocks require: A piece of fabric roughly 7+ feet long and at least 3 1/2 feet wide. Hammock 1: The Sewing Machine Method Step 1: Lay out your fabric and fold the ‘shorter’ end over to make a 4-5 inch hem. Step 2: Sew the hem using a straight stitch. Step 3: After you have sewn both sides of the hammock thread your webbing through the hem.

Step 4: Tie a knot in the webbing and repeat step 3 on the other side. Step 4: Wrap the cord around the hammock where your fist is. Lavender Garland Featuring Styrofoam. Hi, sweets. Here’s a very easy tutorial to make your own lavender garland. It looks pretty and smells even prettier. Be sure to read down because there’s an important step that will keep your lavender from shedding everywhere.

Materials: Dried lavender buds (You can purchase them on Etsy if necessary.) Hemp, lace, ribbon, or whatever string you’d like School glue 2 Plastic Cups Skewer Styrofoam Crafts 1-1/2 inch balls (You can purchase them at Michael’s or JoAnn.) Step 1: Fill one cup with glue and the other will lavender. Step 2: Push a skewer through the center of a Styrofoam ball & submerge into the glue.

Step 3: Dip glue covered ball into lavender and coat it completely. Step 4: Gently remove the ball from the skewer and let it dry. Step 5: After they’ve dried completely, use the skewer holes to thread the hemp through. Repeat until you have all lavender balls strung! Thanks for reading! Natty's Birds of a Feather Costume Tutorial. T-Shirt Wedding Dress. T-Shirt Wedding Dress By Donna Kroiz and Lauren Kroiz Until the late 19th century, brides generally bought the fanciest dress they could afford and then wore it throughout their marriage as an evening gown.

With the rise of mass-produced clothing, white became the popular color — maximally impractical, it signified the owner would wear the dress only once. Efficient women often married in white and then dyed their dresses to wear again. In the 21st century, there’s no need to choose between anti-consumerist values and looking cute in white on your wedding day. Learn how to make an adorable, versatile dress using white cotton T-shirts — comfortable, repurposed, and perfect for years of reuse. Materials: White T-shirts several, depending on pattern and sizeThread Sewing machine Fabric scissors Pins straight and/or safetyDress pattern choose any you likeNotions, zipper, buttons, etc. as called for by your patternSewing machine knit needle (optional) Click through for complete instructions. Not Quite Vintage: quilted patchwork belt tutorial. Clutch It. Ice Fabric Dyeing | Bloom, Bake & Create.