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Sewing: TriFold Floral Wallet {Tutorial & Pattern} This is the trifold wallet I made by using the embroidery with flower applique couching on it.

Sewing: TriFold Floral Wallet {Tutorial & Pattern}

You can get the pattern and tutorial on the embroidery work here. Design and sew this wallet only took me a night to complete (with the embroidery face ready), but begin a novice in Illustrator, drafting and finalizing the pattern took me days. It was fun playing around with Illustrator that sometimes I discovered and tried on other tools and got distracted from drawing the pattern. Finding possibilities to create and develop is my hobby and passion, that’s why I love creative handmade so much By the way, you can get the free 5 pages of printable pdf pattern for this trifold floral wallet here.

Tips on cutting and ironing fusible interfacing One thing I would like to point out in this tutorial and also for many other purse and handbag sewings, always cut the interfacing in right angle against the direction of the fabric. Grey luster girl: Short Sleeve Drape Front Cardigan. Tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress. The Plan.

tutorial: how to sew a simple maxi dress

Fabric. You will be making a maxi dress so buy fabric accordingly. I stand 5′ tall (I know, I know, I am tiny) and I needed 2.5 meters of fabric with a 45-inch width. Preparation and Cutting. Sewing. Don’t forget the banana. Instructions for making the rosettes are HERE. Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank! A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...)

Stepping Thru Crazy: Men's Button-Up Refashion... into Ladies Tank!

I bought him a button-up shirt for his work. The deal was that he had to wear blue or white button-ups, so I thought, "Why not both at the same time? " And I got him this:Apparently when he wore it to work, his boss told him he looked like a picnic basket, aaand the shirt was retired to the closet. Well, I don't care if I look like a picnic basket, so I decided to turn it into a tank top for myself! It was actually really easy to do... let me try once again to tell you how I used a sewing machine... eh.... First things first, I chopped the sleeves off. Then I slipped the shirt on and pinned in the sides so that it fit. Best Free Patterns & Dressmaking Websites

I’m just going to list the options you have for some important clothing parts here, plus information on different terms.

Best Free Patterns & Dressmaking Websites ★

I hope it’s useful. - Neckline options: Sweetheart, V-neck, square, scoop, U-neck, keyhole, bandeau, cowl, high-neck, halter, jewel, crew, asymmetrical, one-shouldered, off-the-shoulder or boat. Necklines sometimes are created with thin straps such as spaghetti straps rather than solid areas of fabric, or the clothing can even be strapless. On the back of the top, you can cut out shapes like hearts, use a neckline listed above, use cross-over straps, a racer back design, add lace or other embellishments, or just have it plain. Click here for a useful guide to necklines, dress shapes, collars and sleeves. How to Sew a professional seam w/ out a serger. If your a sewing newbie, please check out week 1(envelope pillow) and week 2 (easy bubble skirt) .

How to Sew a professional seam w/ out a serger

I've structured this series, so each week builds on previous weeks' lessons. It's great to sew your own clothes, it's just not great when it looks like you did. Finishing your seams is an easy way to make your finished garment look store bought. XOX SKIRT. Featured: Victoria Secret Peasant Skirt You’ll ♥ this easy-to-sew skirt…XOX.


You will need: Approx. 1 ½ to 3 yds. of fashion fabric (depends on fabric weight and width)Coordinating threadHeavy-duty topstitching/upholstery thread Waist – measure around narrowest part of torso (just above navel level) Braided neckline tutorial. I was actually inspired to make this tutorial when i saw someone on pinterest post a tutorial about a banana republic shirt-unfortunately they couldn't figure out how to make the neckline so the tutorial was basically sewing a braid to the neckline. but i'm pretty sure this how BR actually made the neckline-isn't it funny that i'm actually using a BR shirt for this tutorial??

braided neckline tutorial

So here's the inspiration: Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. High-Waisted Pencil Skirt with Bow. If you dig through my Pinterest boards, you’ll easily find one entitled “The Look” which is chalk full of pencil dresses, tailored clothing, and high waisted skirts.

High-Waisted Pencil Skirt with Bow

There’s one skirt in particular that I’ve found inspiring, those with an adorable bow on the front. My inspiration and instructions after the jump… Juliana. A versatile scarf with sleeves.


Shown in size X-Small/Small Sizes Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small. Changes for sizes Medium/Large and 1X/2X are in parentheses. Finished Measurements. The Forge: {she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt. Did you all have a good weekend?

The Forge: {she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt

DIY LBD #2 - Gucci Inspired Tassel & Rope Dress. Operation Sleep Cute: Sleep Shorts. I actually took a picture of the giant pile of sweatpants that I usually sleep in, but it’s too embarrassing to share. Point is, I’m trying to cute up the whole sleep situation with some quick sewing projects. It also makes lounging around the house feel sort of special and less, I don’t know….gross. I started with some sleep shorts in our beloved Nicey Jane (ooo, it’s on sale right now at Fabricworm). I also made a matching top which I will share with you once I get up the nerve to have my picture taken in it.

If you have any tips on sleeping a little bit cuter, tutes to point us to so we don’t look like such slobs, or general whining about why it is that we have to look cute while we freaking sleep, leave them for us in the comments and you could possibly win the Heather Ross Double Gauze up there on the left. Get the full Sleep Shorts Tutorial after the jump…Operation Sleep Cute: Sleep Shorts 1. 2. 3. 4.

Sew them up and finish the edges: 5. And stitching in place: 6. Done! Blue Bodice Ruffle Dress. Ultimate tank. Supplies & Cutting Special Seam Allowance: This pattern has a 1" side seam allowance. Before you stitch the side seams, please pin fit to adjust for fit differences from one fabric to the other.Fabric: Bias-cut use lightweight silkys. Straight cut use knits or stretch (flexible) wovens. Notions: Thread, interfacings, for bias-cut styles, 1/8" ribbon and small snaps to make bra stays to put on inside of shoulder seams.

The bias-cut version fits the body great; however; the shoulder straps tend to fall off. Cut one front, two side fronts, and one back, front and back facings and interfacings. Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern - Fleece Fun.


CRAFTSY. Shoes. Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern - Fleece Fun. Scarf. Baby Clothes. Dress. Cardigan. Top. Skirt. Shorts. Jeans. Embroidery. Stitches. Patterns.