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Fashion, Sewing Patterns, Inspiration, Community, and Learning | Installing an Invisible Zipper. Zippers can be daunting even for experienced sewers. The reason? Zippers are often installed the wrong way. Lots of seam ripping and swearing ensues, especially when it’s a simple mistake. There’s no need to be scared of zippers anymore! We’re here to help.

With a little bit of practice you’ll get it. With this tutorial we cover how to install an invisible zipper. Items Needed: invisible zipperthreadscissorspinsinvisible zipper footzipper footgarment Before we start, take a look at the back of your invisible zipper. 1. Zipper tape is usually smaller than 5/8″ 2. Place the pins parallel to the zipper 3. 4. Sewing slowly helps prevent the fabric from puckering 5. 6. Double check your zipper before sewing 7. Remember to back stitch at the end of the zipper 8. 9. Make sure the seam allowances line up 10. Keep your seam line even to avoid puckering 11. 12. And there you have it! Circle Knit Shirt Tutorial. Post by Raechel of So. I have a favorite shirt. I’ll be honest, it’s probably my favorite because it’s the most comfortable shirt I own, AND my husband bought it for me and he thinks I look cute in it. That’s really all I need. Oh, and it’s a great backdrop for a pretty necklace!

That too. Anyway, I wear it with a long tank top, leggings and either boots or black Toms, depending on the weather. So, I worked this week on developing a 2T-sized version of my shirt. What you’ll need: The fabric piece I used was knit (you want a drapey fabric), and was 20″ wide and 34″ long. Also, you’ll need a sewing machine. Get your fabric piece laid out on your cutting board, folded on the top so it looks 21″x17″. There. (That’s a fold on the top – you want your rectangle intact!) This might be a good time to tell you how to measure for a size other than 2T… How to measure for your own sizing: Width: Arms straight out, you want the sleeves to fall just on the hand-side of your elbow. Pleated tote (beach bag) tutorial.

Before we went away, I decided that a new bag for the beach was a must – something big and roomy to hold books, magazines, sunscreen, hats, and all that other good stuff. So I made this big pleated tote, and it worked perfectly. This is a picture of it in action: And here’s a little tutorial in case you want to make one for yourself – doesn’t have to be for the beach either, it could come in handy for schlepping all kinds of things around town. Here’s what you need: two pieces of your main fabric cut in shape A four pieces of the top shape (B) in a contrasting fabric two pieces of a lining fabric in shape C one piece of the long rectangle for the strap in the contrasting fabric two pieces of the top shapes (B) and one of the strap in a medium weight interfacing 1) Along the longest (22″) edge of the main fabric pieces, mark along the top at the following intervals: 3″ – 4″ – 6″ – 7″ – 9″ – 10″ – 12″ – 13″ – 15″ – 16″ – 18″ – 19″ 13) And voila, this is what it should look like.

Fruit & Vegetables. Box Pleat Apron. Cut one piece 60 x 17 inches. (This will be the whole width of your fabric. Note: if you want to use a smaller width fabric, you will need to buy more yardage and seam two pieces together to make 60 inches. Draw bib pattern:On a piece of large tracing paper (or kraft paper or cut open paper grocery sacks), draw a link 14 inches long. At one end of this line, draw a 12 inch perpendicular line straight up. Cut one strip 2.5 inches by the width of your fabric. For the waist ties, cut four 2.5 inch strips that at least 18 inches long. Free Apron Patterns. From now through December I want to set aside Tuesdays to share some wonderful ideas to make our holidays brighter. From homemade gifts to yummy recipes the web is overflowing with great ideas. Each Tuesday I will showcase 10 links I love (I hope you don’t mind if I throw in a few of my own when appropriate).

Welcome to Tuesday 10! This week I am sharing ten apron patterns! (In no particular order.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. An apron packaged with something yummy from your kitchen or a set of recipe cards makes a great gift. Free Recipe Card Maker If you are looking for more homemade gift ideas you might like searching the Skip to my Lou Handmade Gift Guide! Enjoy! 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Totes make great handmade gifts. Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Every tote needs a matching pouch. Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. Dish Towel Tote Tutorial 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. How To Tie a Wind and Fushnicken Resistant Scarf Knot. Circle skirt calculator – for the drafting of full, half and 3/4 skirts. With bonus grading worksheet! | The Snug Bug.

Special Sunday greetings you naked molerats! Since you’re so naked, I thought you might want to make yourselves some nice little circle skirts. And perhaps, like me, you find yourself with little mole rat patterns just a touch on the small side. But the grading of a circle skirt isn’t so easy, is it you naked rodents? Oh no, not so easy at all… OK. Goofing around aside, I’ve been giving myself a headache reviewing geometry this morning and I made myself a little calculator and thought I’d share it! I don’t know about you guys, but the math involved with circle skirts is not immediately apparent to me.

Recently I’ve been plotting about two separate circle-skirt related issues in my head. For molerats who are unfamiliar with circle skirts, here’s the difference between the three styles. For a much more interesting comparison, here’s a full circle skirt. {image Whirling Turban} Here’s the oh, so lovely three-quarter circle skirt. And a slightly pixelated half circle skirt… Okee dokee. Whew! ZPORTAL Search. Facebook. Sew a bag with the free bag pattern | Sew Easy. Out Of Order: DIY Tutorial - Full Skirt. What a Debut Dress. Chinese_painting_zouchuanan-floweramp6821.jpg (JPEG Image, 1024x768 pixels) - Scaled (80%)

Head Scarves « Glitter & Pearls. I’ve always believed that girls who wore head scarves just pulled off chic. I’ve worn head scarves over dirty hair to much guffawing from the peanut gallery (a.k.a. stupid brothers) who tell me I look like the chiquita banana lady. Hey, at least she’s famous. Also, the vintage vibe is irresistable. So I continue to try (mostly in vain.) For an easy-as-could-be head scarf tutorial … And a twist on the headscarf … And for a great turban how-to … {images a la Pinterest}

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