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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.

DIY Shibori: Learn From the Experts

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.

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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.

Everything Golden: DIY – Moon Phases Wall Hanging

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. 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. Paint the wax inside your moon drawings, using plenty of wax. 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"?

Drum Floor Pouf DIY

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. Tips for Sewing Leather. Hi there!

Tips for Sewing Leather

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. 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.

Bleach Painting on Textiles D.I.Y.

I love the simplicity of her design and can't wait to try this. Make Your Own Macrame Curtain. Trey and I have been (slowly) fixing up our home office these past six months.

Make Your Own Macrame Curtain

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. DIY.. Reversible Fabric Storage Bin. I’m addicted to making fabric storage bins.

DIY.. Reversible Fabric Storage Bin

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. 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.

DIY Kimono: The lazy sewists guide to the art of distraction

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. 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.

Spring Dress Refashion #1 « hairyshoefairy

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. 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).

How to Print Fabric with Inkodye

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. 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.

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.

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.

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! 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... Mini Cotton + Leather Clutch DIY.

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Molly's Sketchbook: Simple Lined Zipper Pouches. Everything Golden » DIY – Block Printing. Skirts. Natural Dyeing Endeavors 101. DIY Peter Pan Collar. We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway. And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic? You’ll need:2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (pattern downloadable here)a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch1 yard of white ribbona needle and threadhot glue gunbutton Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces.

Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch. Everything Golden » DIY – Hot Pads. Multi Strand Headband Tutorial. Everything Golden. Crisscross Open Back Tank DIY. Denim Jacket Restyle // DIY Inspiration. Moon Phase Shirt Tutorial. Decorating Your Small Space. Forget the ottoman, what’s hot in style right now are poufs! Easy to put your feet up on, great as spare seating and frankly, they just look cool… DIY poufs are projects that can add double duty decor to your room, with a good dose of on trend design. DIY Shibori. Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. DIY Botanical Print Jacket. DIY Lace Shorts. A few weeks ago, our friend Katie showed up wearing the cutest lace trimmed shorts. DIY Bleach Tie Dye. Last summer, we were obsessed with shibori indigo tie dying.

No, really . . . we just about dyed anything white in sight. Ways To Reuse Old Clothes. Clo By Clau!: 5 DIYs: Tulle Skirts - 5 Tutoriales para hacer faldas de tul. The Beauty Of Sashiko Stitching. How to Sew a Tank Top: Learn It. Make It. On Craftsy! Simple Handmade Tuxedo Stripe Leggings. Throwback DIY: How to Make a Scrunchie. Summer Breeze Tank. 25 Free Women's Dress Patterns.

Travel Picnic Blanket. 【防走光“&……_来自張-綨-綨的图片分享-堆糖网. Strapless Top Sewing Pattern Instant PDF by craftyalexshop. Encourage fashion: DIY: Studded Shoulder Pullover. DIY 90's scrunchie. DIY Tutorial: Studded Collar Tee » Operation Overhaul. DIY infinity scarf tutorial - I Heart Nap Time. 25 More Free Dress Patterns. Encourage fashion: DIY: Patterned Block Letter Tee. DIY Collar Necklace - DIY Jewelry Collar Necklace. 40 sewing hack, tips & tricks that you should know! Racerback tank tutorial: sewing with knits mondays. Your tank, better: a lace cap sleeve diy! DIY Workout Shirt - Rhonda's Creative Life: Fabulous Free Pattern Friday. 15 Ideas to Clothes DIY - Pretty Designs. Create / Enjoy: Great use for hankies, Peter Pan Collar tanks! Tutorial.

Sleep Mask Pattern by CraftHabit. TUTORIAL: HOW TO SEW A BUILT-IN BRA (WITH CUPS!) : Daughter Fish. Recycled Curtain Ruffle Strap Dress. Diy 90′s scrunchie. Chou-chou. DIY: eyelet sweatshirt. Oh La La Tank. Finish Seams Without a Serger - The Seasoned Homemaker. 2 Cool New Ways To Cut Up A T-Shirt. Heatherross - download Mendocino Sundress pattern - Free Dress Pattern Download for Mendocino Fabrics! How to Make a Simple Bow. Www.loveumadly.com/2012/07/diy-hair-bands-in-every-color/ 5 Easy Skirts for Beginner Sewers. DIY: anthropologie landscape dress. How to Reverse Indigo Shibori / Tie Dye. Detachable Faux Fur Coat Collar DIY. Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands. 3 Ways to Hem a Shirt Sleeve. Vintage Pillowcase Apron - Tutorial!!! DIY Brandy Melville Moon Phase Crop Tank. Historical-Beadwork-Part-2.

DEMO! Flour Paste Batik. An Introduction to Sun Printing on Fabric. DIY Macramé Tank Top – CLOSET FREAK. DIY Fashion: Tie Dye Shorts. Products & Pricing – Spoonflower. DIY: Brandy Melville I love you to the moon and back tank. Printed Tank DIY.