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DIY Shibori: Learn From the Experts. Whether you’re an experienced crafter looking for a fresh outlet or a novice hoping to find the best avenue to channel your creative urges, there’s no time like the present to pick up a new craft. In the Learn From the Experts series, we poll some of the most skilled and inspiring sellers on Etsy for their top beginner tips. A traditional method of resist dyeing practiced in Japan for more than a thousand years (and the esteemed ancestor to the beloved tie-dyed t-shirts many of us made in middle school), shibori dyeing is riding a new wave of popularity. Thanks to the wide range of styles and approaches, it’s a great craft for almost anyone to pick up. “Shibori is suited to any personality type — it really depends on what you want to get out of it,” says Vic Pemberton of Melbourne-based shop Bind And Fold.

“If you’re a perfectionist, then traditional shibori is your game, and you’ll love trying to master perfectly crisp straight lines in all your itajime pieces,” Vic says. Don’t rush.


Shorts. Bags & Purses. Elbow Patches. Pillows. Embroidery. Shoe Mods. Everything Golden: DIY – Moon Phases Wall Hanging. I had a slow weekend after our party on Friday. Although the warm weather has been nice, and I’m glad it held out for our party, I also welcome the cold — here comes winter weather. To celebrate this rainy, slow day I made a wall hanging using a soy wax relief method. It was really fun and easy, so I thought I’d share with you! What you’ll need: 1. Any natural fabric such as cotton, silk, hemp, linen or wool. 2.

Fiber Reactive Procion Dye(I used jet black) 3. First prepare your fabric by washing with hot water and synthrapol, this will remove any impurities that can interfere with the dye. Then iron your fabric so it’s nice and flat and draw your moons with a pencil, the pencil marks will wash out. Then put down some newspaper next to your heat source and tape down your fabric over the newspaper so it won’t move around as you paint on the wax. Put a couple tbs of wax flakes in your tin can and set in about an inch of boiling water. While the wax is drying, prepare your dye bath. Sally Ann: DIY Video: Sew A Bra Strap Holder Into Your Top. Drum Floor Pouf DIY. Ok, deep question time: Are you a "floor sitter"? In other words, if you go to a party at someone's house, do you always end up sitting on the floor even when there are available seats? I know I do.

The past two winters, my husband and I have spent most of our free time laying, sitting, or kneeling on the floor as close to the fire as we can, trying to soak up all it's warm goodness. We even bought a pouf last year with the sole purpose of sitting next to the fireplace. This plan worked great for a while, but after a few months the filling in the pouf started to sink and now it's looks like a sad little round rug on the floor. I would fill it back up with new stuffing, but there's no opening on the pouf, so I decided it was time to make a new one (and give it a zipper for easy refills!). Supplies: 2 yards of upholstery fabric (I chose this fabric), fabric scissors, a 22" zipper, piping trim, beanbag filling , craft paper, iron.

Cut another piece of fabric that is 18"x19". Tips for Sewing Leather. Hi there! Today I'm here to share some tips for sewing leather and a DIY of this cute little fringe purse... -As a beginner, it's best to start with the thinnest material that you can. Choose a leather, vinyl or suede that isn't too thick. Remember that most commercial leather products are sewn with an industrial machine. -Buy a leather needle for your sewing machine. -Consider buying a walking foot for your sewing machine (both this and the leather needle can be found at a sewing shop!)

-Change your stitch length to 3-3.5. -Be minimal with pins. -Test stitch scraps before starting on your project. -If your leather gets stuck in the machine, lift the foot and allow the leather to relax for a moment before continuing. -Leather, suede and most vinyl fabrics are dry clean and hand wash only, so don't put them in your home washing machine! This small leather fringe purse is the perfect first project when sewing. Step 1: Cut a rectangle of leather. This is the perfect beginner project!

Bleach Painting on Textiles D.I.Y. Today Jill of Lune is going to share the next part of our textile printing series, how to paint with bleach. I love the simplicity of her design and can't wait to try this. Enjoy! Bleach painting is a fun, easy and inexpensive way to play with fabric dying and I know you'll love the results! I chose to create a simple tank with the phrase "We are made of stars" which is adapted from a famous Carl Sagan quote. Supplies Needed: Fabric safe household bleach, inexpensive synthetic bristle paint brush, glass or ceramic bowl, dark colored cotton blend top, a white towel or rag, white chalk, cardboard.

Safety: Bleach is toxic, so be careful to keep it safely out of reach of children. 1. There are so many options for bleach painting. Thanks so much for sharing this technique with us today, Jill. Make Your Own Macrame Curtain. Trey and I have been (slowly) fixing up our home office these past six months. I'm excited that, for the most part, we're done (!!!!!)

, and I'll be sharing a full room tour later this week. The room is an extra bedroom, so it had a closet that I wanted to convert into an extra storage area but that wasn't a total eye sore. This closet used to have a sliding door on it, but the door got damaged and I never had it repaired as I'm not a huge fan of the look of those doors anyway. I knew in order to keep this area looking tidy but still functional the easiest solution would be to add a curtain to hide the random (but needed) contents of the closet. I wanted to add a curtain that was light in color (white or cream) but that wasn't boring and would still had interest and texture to that corner of the room. 1. 4. When beginning to make the actual curtain, I made 14 groups of rope, each group with four strands that were all 100 inches long. DIY.. Reversible Fabric Storage Bin | Haberdashery Fun. I’m addicted to making fabric storage bins. How about you?

I made smaller versions of these last year and have always wanted larger ones. I finally had a few free hours to work on the pattern and get a few made. I love how they turned out and how they look with the top edge rolled down. And they are reversible too! Wouldn’t they make an awesome baby shower or house warming gift? The finished size is 8.5″L x 9″W x 7″H Supplies Needed: Cotton fabric outside – 1/2 yardCotton fabric lining – 1/2 yardPellon Décor-Bond 809 – 1 yardSewing machine and related suppliesRotary cutter, cutting mat, quilting rotary cutting rulerDisappearing ink penIron and ironing board Before we get started, you will need to complete the following: Cut your fabric – cut 2 rectangles measuring 18″ x 24″ from the outside and lining fabrics.

Alright, let’s get sewing your simple fabric bin! Fold the rectangle in half, to measure 18″ x 12.” That’s it! Want to sew other reversible projects? Fabric reference.. DIY Kimono: The lazy sewists guide to the art of distraction. After recklessly compiling all my holiday into the months of June and July I’ve been out of the DIY game a little bit lately but, to ease myself back into normality (and remind myself I’m not nocturnal), I’ve come up with a quick and easy draft-it-yourself kimono that requires minimal brain power for maximum gratification.

Ideal really. If there’s one thing I learnt having spent half of the down time rolling around festival fields in the English countryside is that no one will notice that you have been wearing the same clothes for the past 5 days if you chuck something big and gaudy over the top. It tricks people into believing you’ve made an effort (i.e. washed your body) whilst the drapey fabric helps to waft away any undesirable aromas in the local area (or from your person - I’m not judging). What you’ll need : First things first is to take your fabric and fold it in half lengthways, so that the selvedges match up and the fold runs across the full width of the fabric. Done! Spring Dress Refashion #1 « hairyshoefairy. Last week I went to a second hand store called Saver’s because I remembered Carrie from This Mama Makes Stuff writing about the great sheets she finds there that she uses to make dresses for her girls.

Peanut is in desperate need of new dresses. All her old ones are getting too short and most of them are stained with paint, glue, and pretty much anything she’s eaten that I can’t wash out. I’ve been thinking maybe I’d make her a few simple summer dresses if I can find some inexpensive fabric and thinking about what Carrie suggested I perused Saver’s sheets section and found a couple of pretty pillowcases I wanted to refashion.

First up this cute little yellow and floral stripe pillowcase. This afternoon I whipped up this little dress from it. I love the way it turned out. Peanut was hesitant at first. I think she likes how easy it is to get on and off. I like that it reminds me of dresses from the Regency period with the Empire waist and soft print. How to Print Fabric with Inkodye. Time: 1.5 hours Materials: natural fabric (cotton, silk, linen, etc), Inkodye, Inkowash, photo negative I’ve always wanted to learn how to print my own fabric, but never had the time or space to invest in it (aside from using rubber and potato stamps that is). Thankfully though, Lumi Inkodye exist!

With a few steps and even fewer materials, I was able to transform one of my photographs into custom wall art. Start by working indoors in a shady space so that the ink doesn’t develop before you have a chance to lay your negative over it. Shake your inkodye packet then snap open to spread on your fabric. Each packet should cover a 12×12″ area, so use more than one if you want the surrounding area to be dyed too (I used two for this project). Once you’re done applying the dye, position your photo negative and pin in place.

Take your fabric outside and lay in the sun for about 15-20 minutes. To display, I decided to turn mine into a banner! Summer Wardrobe: City Gym Shorts for All Ages. I spend all day every day poking around the crafty internet, looking for great projects to share with you guys, and it’s pretty darn rare that I come across something that makes me stop right in the middle of writing a post to download a pattern and raid my fabric stash. But, I’m so excited about these cute, comfy-looking city gym shorts from Corinne’s Thread on The Purl Bee, that I’m tempted to ignore the rest of today’s work so I can spend the afternoon sewing instead. I’ve always been more of a skirt girl than a shorts girl, but the city gym shorts look like just the thing for running errands, taking my afternoon walks, or even sleeping.

The Purl Bee’s post includes a downloadable pattern in both kids’ and women’s sizes, just in case you and your little ones want to be all matchy-matchy. Ready to start sewing? Related. D.I.Y. Wool Poncho. We had some leftover wool at the shop, so Kinsey and I decided to experiment with it. We wanted to create a simple 1970s inspired poncho that could be made with only one yard of fabric. The best part about this project is that it requires absolutely no sewing and it can be done in 30 minutes! Here's what we came up with... 1. Supplies Needed: 1 yard wool (I ordered mine from Mood), scissors, chalk. 2. I love the way this piece turned out! Wax-Resist Technique Scarf DIY. Fall Jacket #2 « hairyshoefairy. I’ve been debating about what kind of fabric I wanted to use for Peanut’s fall jacket. I bought this Oliver + S pattern in June while at the quilting shop hop but couldn’t decide if I wanted to use a laminate and have it be sort of a raincoat, or use a wool and have it be a heavier coat, or use a cotton and have it be a lighter fall jacket.

I waffled about it even after I made Wingnut’s fall jacket. Then a couple weeks ago I went to a small farmer’s market in South Jordan. It’s right outside Material Girls so, of course, I had to drop in to see what they had. To my surprise they had this bright, fun fabric on sale. I already knew Peanut loved it because she chose the pink colorway for her flower blankie so I grabbed it up. I found a smaller, coordinating print for an accent and a fuzzy, coordinating flannel for the lining so it would be a little warmer. This also might be a good time to introduce my newest tool. Her little belly sticking out is so cute. Anyway, back to the jacket. Basic Hems. Back to normal – mason jar pincushions » Stolen Moments.

Ellie’s party is over, and we are returning to normal around here. That means a project to share! I made these mason jar pincushions from the tutorial in the Martha Stewart’s Sewing and Crafts book and some It’s a Hoot scraps. I think they are perfect for Edna Elizabeth! I am glad to have found the perfect place to show off Miss Elizabeth’s sewing notions, too! And here’s a peek at Ellie’s party! I borrowed some of my favorite wedding ideas–we had a hot chocolate bar, a cereal bar, mimosas, and LOTS of food–cereal, blueberry buckle, an egg dish, and homemade cinnamon rolls (the pioneer woman’s recipe). We had a baby clothesline theme, so I strung clothes in various sizes (though all shades of pink–her colors were blush and bashful ) in two places in addition to streamers. And, finally, a winner of the scraps! Basic Sewing Machine Stitches. This week I have some really fun basic sewing projects lined up! New to sewing?

Today we're sharing four basic sewing machine stitches and what they are used for. These are the most common stitches that you'll want to learn. Here are some details about what each one can do... Basting Stitch This stitch is most commonly used as any temporary stitch that you plan to eventually rip out. Straight Stitch This is the most common stitch. Zigzag Stitch This stitch is great for stretch fabrics, finishing edges and attaching elastic. Three-Step Zigzag Stitch This stitch is best for extreme stretch (for example lingerie and swimwear) and attaching elastic.

I'll be sharing lots of sewing projects with you this week! This sewing basics series was created in collaboration with Missy Creed of Momentum Fashion. Mini Cotton + Leather Clutch DIY.


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