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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. 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. 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. - Sleeve options: Cap, pleated, puff, butterfly, different lengths (1/2, long, short, 3/4), fluted, raglan, batwing, set-in, pleated, bell and kimono. 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. Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of well- ironed fabric. The desired length of the skirt + 4 inchesThe waist measurement+ 1.5 inchesFor example I am making a 6month size. XOX SKIRT. 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: you'll need: -liquid stitch-or some other fabric glue-this will help the hole from fraying or stretching excessively -scissors -old shirt (make sure it's pretty long because you'll be cutting strips from the bottom) and the how: and that's it!! I really like the look of doubling up the t-shirt yarn, unfortunately cutting that much off the bottom makes the shirt borderline too short for me to wear...then again i have unusually large breasts for an asian girl, combine that with the long asian torso and i usually need pretty long shirts. Top 100 Tutorials of 2010. Home PomPom Pillow from Living with Punks. Dip-Dye Lamp and Pillow from Design Sponge. Simple Pillowcases from Made.

Lazy Daisy Pillowcases from The Long Thread. Felt Flower Pillows from The Purl Bee. For Kids & Baby Skirt with Built-In Shorts from The Long Thread. 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.

Operation Sleep Cute: Sleep Shorts

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. Blue Bodice Ruffle Dress. I made this over a month ago before I could document the steps for this dress.

Blue Bodice Ruffle Dress

I was inspired by a dress I saw in a magazine that I really liked. The whole dress is lined and there is a zipper on the side. 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. Red Riding Hood Cape Pattern - Fleece Fun.

This Red Riding Hood cape pattern is one of Fleece Fun’s most popular. The circular half cape is perfect for going to grandmother’s house in – it’s warmth will keep the chill from nipping, but not necessarily wolves. This half cape can be made at different lengths (and materials) to get the look you want. Perfect for Halloween.


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