Make a Beaded Sweater (for under $5 dollars) | LINDSEY CRAFTER. After a couple of very warm weeks here in GA (like 70 degrees and sunny) it's finally getting chilly again, which means I can break out my favorite new DIY project : this FABULOUS beaded sweater. I've been way more committed to hunting through the racks at thrift stores to buy clothes I'm going to get dirty with DIY projects and woodworking, so when I found this yummy cowl neck sweater for only $2 dollars I snatched it up without hesitation!
Building up a stash of leftover scraps and odd balls of yarn is inevitable when you’re a keen knitter, but there’s no reason to keep hiding it under the bed. Why not make something fun with our great stash buster projects? The start of a new year always brings with it lots of new ideas for projects, but before you cast on, have a quick clear out of your cupboards, you might be surprised what you find! First, get everything out and see what you’ve got. Get all of your DK leftovers together, put any other yarns of the same weight in a pile – you could even group together by colour – a certain colour combination might just spark an idea.
Next, grab a pair of scales and weigh those scraps. Stash buster patterns often include the exact weight of yarn you’ll need, so now you can match the yarn you’ve got with the perfect project. Simple Beanie aka Lollipop Hat by Elena Nodel Dave the Stash Busting Dachshund by Penny Connor Meet your new best friend, Dave the Dachshund. Dunkelbunt by Kraftling. Make This Anthro-Inspired Fringe Purse Without the $228 Price Tag | Brit + Co. It’s no secret that the ’90s have been making a huge comeback in the last couple of years, but the latest ’90s resurgence that I’ve been digging has been the holographic vibes in the beauty realm. There’s something about an iridescent lip or holographic eyeshadow palette that really resonates with my futuristic unicorn life. I decided to translate some of these shimmery, cool trends into a home decor setting.
Here are three simple DIYs to add some holographic flair to your home. Get ready to wow some guests! Holographic Tray Take your trays to a whole new level with an element of surprise that captivates the eye — an iridescent interior! Materials and Tools: Instructions: Measure out your tray to get the right dimensions for your vinyl interior.Cut your vinyl to the measured dimensions.Peel off the vinyl backing and adhere it to the inside of the tray.Once your vinyl is placed down, squeegee out the air bubbles! Cut your vinyl to the measured dimensions.
Ta-da! Holographic Coasters Voilà! Make This Anthro-Inspired Fringe Purse Without the $228 Price Tag | Brit + Co. 15 Cozy Knitted Sock Patterns. There’s nothing quite as satisfying in the winter has having cozy feet. The second our feet get cold, there’s no comforting us until we can get them all warmed up again. That’s a pretty big challenge living in a cold place, but luckily for us, we’re DIY enthusiasts and knitters, so we can make ourselves a new batch of awesomely warm woolen socks every year before the snow comes.
Check out these 15 awesome sock patterns that will keep your toes toasty all winter! 1. Sometimes a fancy pattern is nice, but we find that our main priority in the winter is really just what will keep us the warmest! 2. Have you always been a huge fan of those classic grey knitted socks that everyone’s grandmother’s used to knit them and somehow they managed to make them look the same no matter where you came from? 3. In the yarn that this pattern designer chose, these socks really do look like the bark of a birch tree, just like the name says! 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Share with love. Elisabeth Gloves · Extract from Pretty Knitted Hands by Clara Falk · How To Stitch A Knit Or Crochet Glove. This stylish and beautifully photographed book contains 27 knitted mitten patterns for women and men. The book is split into seasons, with eight pairs for spring and summer, seven pairs for fall and twelve pairs of mittens for winter. Using lots of different styles, stitches, patterns and colors, there are lacy, fingerless types for spring, summer and fall and thicker, enclosed mittens for the winter patterns. From the warmest wool to the sheerest silk, a wide range of yarns are used and there are mittens suitable for occasions as diverse as a summer party, a wedding, everyday country walks and the coldest of winter days.
Some of the mittens, such as Sigrid and Elisabet, are delicate and lacy, others such as Elsa and Helga are worked in single colors; while others, such as Doris, Astrid and Ivar are beautifully patterned, and some are worked in stunning cable designs, such as Stina, Rune and Rolf. Welcome Fall With This Easy Shift Dress. Can we take a minute to figure out where in the world summer went?! If you live in San Francisco, you might be saying the same thing as me — what summer?
(It never got above 60 this year!) For the rest of you that have battled hot temperatures and humidity, you might be a little more excited about the chiller temperatures ahead. To get ready for the fall, we created a basic jersey shift dress for those in-between days. This dress is actually a breeze to make and is made out of two rectangles!
Follow along to learn how to create your own. Materials + Tools: — 1 1/2 yards of cotton fabric — sewing machine — sewing pins — fabric scissors — measuring tape Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Fold your jersey to create a rectangle that measures 12 inches by the length of your wingspan. Fold your fabric again to create the second rectangle of your dress. Find the center of your long rectangle and from there measure the width of your second rectangle. Article Continues Below Long-sleeved shift dress FTW! Ever After Gauntlets · How To Make Fingerless Gloves · Yarncraft on Cut Out. Simple Maxi Skirt DIY. With the weather changing everyday here in NC, there is no time like the present to make a few of my favorite simple maxi skirt patterns to add to my closet.
This skirt allows for easy dressing no matter what mother nature sends my way. All it takes to create your own custom skirt pattern is a few simple measurements and before you know it, you’ll be stitching this skirt up in every color under the sun. It’s sure to become a basic staple in your wardrobe! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: knit fabric 60″ wide1″ non roll elastic **Note: The amount of fabric and elastic will depend on your measurements. Tools: sewing machine/threadpinsscissors or a rotary cutter & matball point needleflexible tape measurecoordinating thread Measurements: Before we get started a few basic body measurements are needed. measure hips at the widest pointmeasure waistmeasure from waist to the desired skirt length Pattern Drafting Now, it’s time to draft your paper pattern.
Basic Instructions: How to Make a DIY Cross Body Bag for Under $10 - Paper and Stitch. Placemats! I bought some thick, colorful placemats a while back from Anthro, on sale for $4.95 each. And until last week they sat folded up in my craft closet basically just collecting dust. But then Amelia got a hold of them and whipped ’em into this cool little cross body bag and I’m wondering why we didn’t tackle this project sooner. It was so easy and super budget-friendly, since all of the materials combined cost less than $10. Click through for the step by step tutorial. Materials 2 matching placemats (preferably woven for thickness, texture, and easy hand stitching – mine are from the Anthro sale section)embroidery floss in coordinating colorlarge needleleather purse strap (I had an extra lying around from a cross body purse turned clutch)scissors Instructions 1. 2. Note: Be careful that the placemats stay aligned. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
*If your purse strap does not have a button, like mine, you may have to attach the purse to the fabric loops prior to stitching them into the purse. No Sew DIY Slip Dress & Style Challenge: Coachella Fashion - Kier Couture. Dress: DIY (Instructions Below) Similar Maxi Skirt. Belt: Lucky Brand, old. Boots: Vintage Capezio. Bag: Bought at the Bazaar in Tel Aviv, Israel 2006. Cell Phone Pouch: Urban Outfitters, last year. Rings: H&M. Earrings: Aldo, Heart Shaped Shades: Borrowed. Swimsuit Top: Unknown. DIY No-Sew Slip Dress… I was inspired by this post from One of Each in December, so this is my no-sew version!
1. Style Challenge: Coachella Fashion I have the honor of participating in a style challenge with some amazing California bloggers! See how the other amazing bloggers styled their “Style Challenge Coachella” looks: Win $40 credit to Oia Jules!!! I’ve been following Oia Jules on Instagram (@OiaJules) for a while now and I’m totally obsessed with the classic and earthy spin on this chain jewelry trend thats everywhere right now. Good Luck! A Rafflecopter giveaway Stay tuned for my Lucky Fabb Posts, and of course for Coachella!!! With love from Hollywood, Kier. No Sew, T-Shirt Skirt: DIY. I have been asked by a few people if I could try and create a no sew skirt out of a T-shirt. I finally ended up with this design last week. Several designs came out of this one thought. I can not wait to show you the other creations that I came up with.
But first let me show you this one. Tutorial Things you need. Shirt* This is an XL men's Large t-shirtTapeScissors Tape across the shirt leaving about 2 inches of the sleeve. Cut across the taped line *The tape just keeps your line straighter. Cut the sleeves where the seam is, straight back to the arm seam, do this on both sides, you want to have two ties on each side. * You can reinforce the seams with a little fabric glue or you can hand stitch them. Fold you skirt in half. When you open your skirt back up you should have 10 slits Now you are going to weave the one tie through the first slit.
Weave the tie on each side though all 5 slits. Tie them to fit your size, which is the very best part, this skirt is completely adjustable. Back Lots of <3. Style DIY: The Kimono - Verily. Kimono-style tunic tops are a light and easy way to layer in the summer months. They can be paired with tanks, swimsuits, and dresses. You will be surprised how easy it is to make your own! All you need are a few simple materials. • 1 square yard of fabric (stretchy sheer works best!) • scissors • fabric glue or needle and thread Step 1: Fold your fabric in half, lining up the edges. Step 2: Cut along the folded edge of the top layer only. Step 3: Place around your shoulders and make sure everything measures the way you like.
The DIY Kimono is so simple, it will have you making more than one! If you give this a try, share your pictures with us. Toasty Turtleneck Shrug · Extract from Sweater Surgery by Stefanie Girard · How To Make A Shrug. T Shirt Shrug · A T Shirt Into A Shrug · Sewing on Cut Out + Keep · Version by puppycat1. Lillie · How To Stitch A Knit Or Crochet Sweaters · Yarncraft on Cut Out. -Cast on 86 (90, 96,100, 106) sts. Row 1 (rs): K 8 rows of seed stitch ending with a ws row. Row 9 (Set-up Cable Row): (K1, P1) 3 times, K1, pm, P2, K4, P2, K7, P2, K4, P2, K to end of row. Row 10 (AND ALL WS ROWS (except for ws neckline decrease rows)): K the K sts and P the P sts to marker, (K1, P1) 3 times, K1. Row 11: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1, P2, C4B, P2, K7, P2, C4B, P2, K to end. Row 13: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1, P2, K4, P2, WORK ONE ROW BUTTONHOLE, P2, K4, P2, K to end. Row 15: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1, P2, C4F, P2, K7, P2, C4F, P2, K to end.
Rows 17, 19, 21, and 23: Repeat Rows, 9, 11, 9, and 15, respectively. -Continue in pattern as established until front measures 10” from cast on edge repeating Row 13 (Buttonhole Row) every 24 rows, two times. Begin neckline decs (rs row): When front measures 10”, begin neckline decreases as follows: (K1, P1) 3 times, K1 slip marker, SSK, K to end. (ws row): P to 2 sts before marker, SSP, slip marker, (K1, P1) 3 times, K1. Billie Hat · Extract from Refined Knits by Jennifer Wood · How To Make A Beanie.
Crown NOTE: Change to double-pointed needles when there are too few stitches to work comfortably on circular needle. Dec rnd 1: [P1, k4, p1, k1, p1, (k1, ssk, k1, p1) 2 times, (k1, k2tog, k1, p1) 2 times, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2] 3 times—99 sts rem. Work 1 rnd even. Dec rnd 2: [P1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k2, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, ssk] 3 times—90 sts rem. Dec rnd 3: [P1, 2/2 LC, ssp, p1, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, p2tog, 2/2 RC, p1, k1] 3 times—84 sts rem. Dec rnd 4: [P1, k4, p2, k2, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k2, p2, k4, p1, k1] 3 times—78 sts rem. Dec rnd 5: [P1, k4, p2, k1, ssk, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k4, p1, k1] 3 times—72 sts rem.
Dec rnd 6: [P1, 2/2 LC, ssp, 2/2 LC, p1, 2/2 RC, p2tog, 2/2 RC, p1, k1] 3 times—66 sts rem. Dec rnd 7: [P1, (k1, ssk, k1, p1) 2 times, (k1, k2tog, k1, p1) 2 times, k1] 3 times—54 sts rem. Dec rnd 8: [P1, k2, ssk, k3, p1, k3, k2tog, k2, p1, k1] 3 times—48 sts rem. Next rnd: [P1, 3/3 LC, p1, 3/3 RC, p1, k1] 3 times.
Cut yarn, leaving an 8" (20.5 cm) tail. How to Transform a Men’s Shirt into an Off-the-Shoulder Dress. If there’s anything we’ve learned from keeping up with the latest style trends spotted at Coachella, it’s that we should keep a special spot in our closet for old clothes and accessories because they will be stylish again at some point in our lives. Maxi dresses, bell and exaggerated sleeves and off-the-shoulder tops and dresses — we’re talking about YOU. Speaking of the latter, there’s something so romantic yet sexy about showing a part of the body that’s usually covered up, like your shoulders.
So today we’re here to show you the easiest way to create a brand new off-the-shoulder dress… from a men’s shirt! Materials and Tools: – men’s shirt – matching thread – 40 inches elastic – ruler – tailor’s chalk – pins – fabric scissors – safety pin – sewing machine Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Measure how long your elastic needs to be, then take something like a safety pin or a bobby pin and attach it to the elastic. Feeling some spring + summer vibes with this dress on! Make This $45 Embellished Sequin Skirt for $10. How to Make a Shawl for the Best DIY Layer Ever. DIY Rope Bag. Blanket Scarf Wrap Tutorial - Simple Simon and Company.
Free Knitting Pattern! Luggage Blossoms. Polar Bear Baby Hat by Craftimism - Craftsy. Free Knitting Patterns - Blue Fuzzy Monster Who Likes Baked Goods Hat - Kimberly Chapman's Knitting. DIY Drop Waist V-neck Jersey Dress from old T-shirts. Do it yourself! A heart in your hands ? – Felting. Brainsss Hairband · How To Make An Applique Headband · Jewelry on Cut Out.