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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. Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners.

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. 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. I took off the shirt, flipped it inside out and sewed up the sides where my pins were, trimmed off the excess, flipped it rightside out again, and tried it on to make sure it fit. Then I pinned the armholes the way I wanted them... carefully......and sewed them. That's it! 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. - Fastenings: Zippers, buttons, hook-and-eye, Velcro and snap fasteners.

Useful Definitions & Info: 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. Step 2: You always sew with the pretty sides together, but I'm about to break a cardinal rule of sewing (it's ok, I'm a professional).

Step 3: Turn inside out and press seams. Step 4: Again stitch down the sides w/ a 5/8 inch seam allowance. Step 5: Using your gauge and the technique I showed you last week, fold the waist down 2 inches, press, then fold under 1 inch. Step 6: Sew waistband down. Happy Sewing, please feel free to ask questions. Featured: XOX SKIRT. Featured: Victoria Secret Peasant Skirt You’ll ♥ this easy-to-sew skirt…XOX.

XOX SKIRT

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) Hips – measure around the fullest part of the seat, about 8” [20cm] below the waistline. Finished Skirt Length – measure vertically from waist to desired hemline. This is a simple block draft. (This also will help you determine how much fabric to purchase.) Designer Tip: If you wish to use a printed fabric, look for a print that has been “railroaded”, that is the print runs along the fabric’s length. XOX Block Draft Measure the hip. O = (hip measurement + 2” [5cm] ) divided by 2. Next, determine the desired length of each tier; divide the finished skirt length by the number of tiers you desire. X = (finished skirt length + 2 ½ ” [6.5 cm] ) divided by 3. O = 20” [51cm] X = 8” [24 cm] Top Panel = 1 block. 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.

Top 100 Tutorials of 2010

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. Softies/Toys Recycled Glove Chipmunk from Miyako Kanamori for Etsy’s How-Tuesday. Bags and Accessories Blossom Handbag from Amy Butler for Sew, Mama, Sew! Holidays Japanese-inspired Valentine’s Day Cards from Danielle Thompson. *pictured above. 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… Shabby Apple has this fantastic bow creation: And Gurtie over at Blog for Better Sewing decided to go with a pop of color: I also found this fab mini by mixtlii over at BurdaStyle: So after looking through tons of patterns, I decided to go with the Basic Jenny Skirt pattern over at BurdaStyle. So this weekend, I set out on the task of completing this skirt. How to make a fabric bow: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Juliana. A versatile scarf with sleeves.

Juliana

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 Length – 66(70-74)” Width – 17(19-21)” Note: The length is from one end of wrap to the other. Materials 9(10-11) Hanks Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light (50 grs), #4281 Redwood Mix Straight knitting needles, size 7 (4.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE 16’ Length circular knitting needle, size 5 (3.75 mm) St markers Gauge 20 sts = 4”; 28 rows = 4” in Pat St on larger needles after steaming and with sts dropped to form ladders 24 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in k2, p2 ribbing on smaller needle Pattern Stitch (Multiple of 5 sts + 4) Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Knit.

Rows 2 and 4: Purl. Rows 5 and 7: K5, * k2 tog, yo twice, SSK, k1, rep from * to last 4 sts, end k4. Rows 6 and 8: Purl, working through front loop of first yo and through back loop of second yo. Rep these 8 rows for Pat St. Note Right Armhole: Work same as left armhole. Sleeves. The Forge: {she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt. Did you all have a good weekend?

The Forge: {she made it} jersey weave sweatshirt

We pretty much got snowed in so during nap time I thought i'd scratch this little diy off my to-do list... This was the inspiration for this diy. i've had it pinned on pinterest for an eternity. so when I came across $3 sweatshirts at wal-mart the other day i felt like it was just meant to be. i resisted grabbing more than two (i am so bad when it comes to good deals) brought them home and gave them both a good wash and dry. the other one is white and i already have something in mind for it... like it? Would love it if you pinned it :) For more fashion DIY posts simply click HERE. 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. I made this over a month ago before I could document the steps for this 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. I really wanted a bodice with strong straps so I wouldn't feel self-conscious about it falling down. The skirt was just cutting long strips of chiffon and sewing it onto a lining for a tiered effect. I wish I'd taken photos of the process so I could share it with you. 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. Special Stabilizing Technique for Bias-Cut Styles Bias fits great over the curves of your body and left uncontrolled distorts across the neckline and around the armholes.

Cut 3/8" strips of interfacing. Sewing Machine Construction With right sides together, at the shoulder seams, sew the front neck facing to the front and the back to the front side panels. Optional Shortcut Serger Construction. 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. Materials you will need: 2 and 1/4 yards fleece for adult – 1.5 yards for children sizes, felt or jersey knit (depending on size of pattern and if you line the hood or not) 3/4 yard Jersey knit or 5/8 yard for a child size (or two large t-shirts, optional) Yard of Ribbon Thread Assembled printed pattern scissors You May Also Like: Download the free pattern, tutorial below!

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here- it is the ONLY reader I recommend. Video Tutorial Here, Written below: 1- Assemble and cut out the Pattern You can find instructions on how to assemble the pattern here. You will need to decide what length of cape you want to make. 6 - Finishing up.

Dyeing

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