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Free Bag Making Tutorials. The Sew Weekly. How To: Newsprint Manicure. I saw this newsprint manicure over on The Daily Nail and thought it was adorable (especially for bookworms and word lovers like myself).

How To: Newsprint Manicure

I did a little Google detective work to see how to recreate it, and was surprised at how easy it is! All of the tutorials I found called for vodka or other clear distilled spirits, but we were fresh out. I used isopropyl alcohol instead, and it seemed to get the job done. I tried a quick and dirty version this afternoon to share it with you: Like this: Like Loading... Bleaching Shirt Method. Long Sleeves to Bow Sleeve T-shirt. If you've ever checked out my blog you'll know I love to change things up, my Hand-Me-Down Horror series has been all about buying yucky or just plain boring clothes and making them into something I'd be proud to wear.

Long Sleeves to Bow Sleeve T-shirt

Hack off those sleeves, raise that hemline and bob's your uncle a cute custom piece, for pittence. This project is no different except I'm using a top that fits me and nothing goes to waste in this tutorial. So without further ado get your sewing needles and thread out and sharpen up those scissors! Before, a plain long sleeve Tee from Old Navy, that cost me a wopping $2.60 1. 2. This is what you'll end up with, don't throw anything out, nothing goes to waste on this project. Next you'll be making the bows, out of the sleeves (I know, genius right!) 3. Whole sleeve pinched together 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The finished neck edge, it looks great doesn't it and to think it's just a piece of t-shirt scrap!

Make This Look. Make It and Love It. Here is a list of tutorial categories found on Make It and Love It.

Make It and Love It

Click on any of the images below and you will be directed to a full list of the tutorials that fall under that specific category. If you still can’t seem to find a certain project you’re looking for, try using the search bar on my right sidebar. Type in a key work and it will search my site only for whatever you’re looking for. Have fun browsing. Related posts: T-shirt Surgery.

Image: flickr Do you have have tonnes of old baggy t-shirts crowding out your wardrobe and not sure what to do with them?

T-shirt Surgery

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) DIY Wrap Bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

DIY Wrap Bracelet

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!!