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Google Image Result for. Pillowcase Nightgowns & Free Tutorial - Gingercake. We spend many summer time mornings staying in our PJs until lunch.

Pillowcase Nightgowns & Free Tutorial - Gingercake

I decided to make some pretty nightgowns so the girls would at least look nice and sweet on these lazy days. I have been shopping lots of thrift stores lately & found such pretty vintage sheets and pillowcases. I listed a bunch in my other etsy shop gingercake. Here are the night gowns I made from some of the ones I kept. that one was from a sheet. I love this print and this poly blend is SO soft. These were pretty easy and here is a quick tutorial for you to make one for your girls. Download Nightgownpdf. Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Favors + Gifts. 2 Sep For this Friday we thought we’d send you off crafting with a sweet DIY project from Ez of Creature Comforts.

Details + Decor, DIY Wedding, Favors + Gifts

Below she’ll explain how to make fabric feather boutonnieres. She’ll also show you how to dress feathers up as wedding favors and slip one or more into your hair for a carefree bohemian look. But once you have mastered how to create the feathers the possibilities are as endless as your imagination! Supplies:Download feather template Cotton Linen and linen-look fabrics in 1/8 yd strips Jute Twine Corsage Pins 32 Gauge White Cloth Floral WireAvery Permanent Glue StickCraft Scissors Fine-tipped fabric scissors (optional) Vintage buttons (optional) Cardstock paper and pen for writing tags (optional) Decorative Bird Nest (optional) Bissinger’s Salted Margarita Caramels Step 1: Download and print the provided feather templates onto cardstock or standard-weight paper.

Step 5: Once all your feathers have been cut, choose which feathers you will use for your boutonniere. Bunny Ornament–A Quick Tutorial. A few of us quilt-y friends decided last month to do an ornament swap.

Bunny Ornament–A Quick Tutorial

Our deadline to mail was this week and my secret partner got her ornament! We roped Yahaira into choosing our partners for us so none of us would have an idea of what were were getting. Jeni was my swap partner and I was so happy to have the opportunity to spoil her since she spoils all of us! I knew right from the start I wanted to make her a bunny ornament and came up with the idea of doing a small patchwork stuffed one, but that didn’t quite turn out as planned.

The ears were too narrow to pull through, so I had to come up with another plan…because I wasn’t going to make another 66 piece tiny patchwork piece again. So this will be a quick tutorial…because it’s really simple. 1. A lot of directions, but it’s really pretty quick and easy! You know what I especially love about this ornament? Edited :: Per Yahaira’s casual request, here’s a dog for the dog lovers out there. …and an owl …and a robot. Keyboard Cat. So, we’re going to make the geekiest wrist rest your desk has ever seen, in a few easy steps.

Keyboard Cat

It’s comfy enough for any computer, and dorky enough for lolcat lovers, meme-followers, and nerds of all flavor. The kitty rest we’re going to make is like longcat's long-lost cousin or the nerdy programmer sibling of keyboard cat. We’ll need: -about half a yard or so of fabric -matching thread -scissors & pins -a big ol’ bag of rice. If you decide you want to go the ol’ fashioned way like me and hand embroider, you’ll also need floss, a needle, and an embroidery hoop. Little Cottage Mug Rug. Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle)

And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. Needless to say, those phone cords seem to be everywhere…..and are generally in the way and hanging all over the floor. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge.

And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. Related posts: How to sew a mini bunny sachet. According to Lunar Calendar and Chinese astrology, the world has entered into Rabbit year starting from this spring (立春), that’s today, February 4th, 2011.

How to sew a mini bunny sachet

As a memento of the year, I made some bunny sachets. I filled them with silica gel (in bead form) and turn them into desiccant bags for my metal notions stored in the glass bottles. The silica bead will help in controlling the humidity in the glass bottle, hence to protect the metal from oxidation and degradation. This project is ideal if you have a lot of fabric scraps that you want to de-stash. It is quick and easy to sew, I am able to complete a dozen of them within hours including taking photos for all the steps. This bunny sachet pattern is not confined only as a desiccant bag, you can fill it with other ingredients and turn it into personal amenity, for example: 1. Get the pattern and step-by-step instructions with photos after this jump: Material: 1.

Download the bunny pattern in pdf format. Repeat the same to the other ear. Bounding Bunnypins - a Freebie for Friday! - allsorts. Happy Friday!

Bounding Bunnypins - a Freebie for Friday! - allsorts

Wow, you guys outdid yourselves on the comments about my cleaned-up studio! I don't think I've ever had that many comments on one post before. Thanks!!! All those warm fuzzies made the effort seem a lot more worthwhile. So here is a little something in return! They stitch up really quickly, so you could end up with a whole herd (flock?) Click here to download the Bounding Bunnypin pdf pattern*. How to make your Bunnypin: (sorry about the wordiness, I'm not great at this part) Out of felt, cut two of the bunny shape and one of the flower.

Enjoy making your bunnypins! Cheers, Jenny *note - I am doing something a little different this time. {Valentines day} pixelated popup card. By Kate on February 6, 2012 I‘ve been scratching my head trying to come up with a card for my hubby {AKA the non-romantic type}.

{Valentines day} pixelated popup card

I finally decided to make this pixely popup heart card! They are really minimal (which I love) and take about 20 minutes to make (that includes the card, insert and envelope). You can even make some pixely confetti to put inside the card (if you are a big kid like me!). Full instructions and printable templates below! (BTW I remember seeing something similar in a popup book years ago. How to 1. (If you have a cutting machine then see note at end of post!) Cut along the black lines and score the grey lines. 3. 5. 7. Edited to add: The lovely Kayla from saynotsweetanne has send me a .dfx file of the card which you can use if you have a cutting machine.

Easter is in the air. I had one of those moments in Target the other day while walking (well running, actually, as I had a screaming toddler in my cart) by an endcap, and instinctively, reflexively even, bent down and grabbed this fantastic cake platter as we sped past.

Easter is in the air

The first thing that popped into my head to describe it was "Barnyard Chic" -- check out the chicken wire detail on the foot! Completely fantastic -- Driving home, this strange urge to make Easter eggs came over me. Strange in that I don't usually get this kind of inspiration until either, a) after the holiday has passed, or b) it's so close to the holiday that there isn't enough time to complete the project.

In any case, not only did I finish the eggs in time, but I've come up with a little tutorial (my first!) Fabric Easter Egg Tutorial Materials: Seam allowances are 1/4" 1. 2. 3. 4. Match the seams at the top and bottom and pin. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. I hope you have as much fun making these as I did! Owl be Green! - Upcycled owl purse. My 13-year-old daughter is huge into owls right now, so I thought I would make her an owl purse for Christmas.

Owl be Green! - Upcycled owl purse

Ssshhh! Being the thrifty-green sort, I found a wool tweed suit jacket that had seen better days. The moth holes on the collar and ripped up lining made it undesireable... not to mention the ginormous elbow patches and the leather braid buttons. So... old wool jacket, wool scraps, thread, and dye on hand, and those nifty leather buttons from the coat - all I needed was some lining fabric. (I had a coupon for Joann Fabrics!) Ugly, worn coat - wash and dry! Start cutting! And embroidering and appliqueing...

Waste not, want not! Sew it all together and stitch in the lining. To anyone who plans on making one: I used a really stiff fusible interfacing on the tweed, to keep it structured. When you do the lining, Leave the bag right side out, with the lining inside out. If you can think of a better way to line it, please share. =) Valentines: Heart Sachets. Good things come in small packages, and they are good if the package is oh-so pretty and smells wonderful to boot. Our Valentines Heart Sachets are a little bits of elegance you can make to give away as indulgent gifts. They can hang on a closet rod, hook on a doorknob, slip into the lingerie drawer or simply show off on top of the dresser or vanity.

Doesn't that sound sweet? Better make a couple extra to keep for yourself. We've included our own unique heart template you can download and print. This project is based on using a 'charm pack.' Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Jem Gold 3 ) ¼" Seam foot (optional, but very handy) Each sachet uses FOUR 5" x 5" charm squares. ¼ yard of a coordinating 45" wide linen fabric for sachet backs, All purpose thread to match fabrics 1/8" ribbon for sachet hanging ties - each sachet uses a 24" length of ribbon Two 1/2" - 5/8" buttons for each sachet Hand sewing needle Bulk lavender Spoon See-through ruler Iron and ironing board Straight pins. Vintage Dresser Cloth Uses Layer Cake Squares & Button Accents. My grandmother, an immigrant from Lithuania, was an unbelievably talented seamstress.

She did everything by hand, including free-hand embroidery, tatting and crocheting. She never needed a pattern; you could just sketch something and she would create it. It was the sewing equivalent of the musician's ' .' Her vividly artistic creations seemed to flow from her fingers like water from a pitcher. In fact, as a young child, I thought had handmade and hand-embroidered sheets and pillowcases and dresser cloths and curtains, and, and, and... The idea of a dresser cloth may seem a bit old-fashioned, but it not only helps protect the wood surface from hairbrush dings and perfume spills, it also lends a lovely splash of color and is an easy project that can help instantly change the look of a room, just like a new group of throw pillows or a fresh set of curtains.

We used a Layer Cake from Joanna Figueroa's beautiful for Moda. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Horizon 7700QCP ) Border. Squeaky Doggie Bone Tutorial. My lil’ terrier Gus is a fetcher. I mean he can play fetch ALL DAY long! *lol* Squeaky toys are among his favs. Over time, though, they tend to wear out and get holes in them. Rather than buying a new toy each time, I decided to give the old squeakers a new life – recycling them inside new, handmade toys.

After creating a rough pattern, I used some old fabric scraps and my sewing machine to create this doggie bone toy. Gus loves to gnaw on chew ties, so I knew I wanted to incorporate those into my pattern. 1. It can be helpful to use a hollow tube & rod to turn the fabric tube inside out… 5. 6. 7, Sandwich the ties between your pattern pieces and pin all in place before sewing. 8, Sew around the pattern piece with a 1/4″ seam allowance leaving the bone open on one side as shown. 9. 10. 11. 12. Don’t have left over squeakers to use? So now it’s time to test out our creation! Click on the below image to download the PDF pattern template (free for personal, non-commercial use). Enjoy! Fabric Labels Tutorial. Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels.

Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Materials needed:computer, graphics program (I used photoshop) & inkjet printerregular printer paperiron-on transfer paperutility knife, cutting mat & metal rulerribbon (I used 1/2 inch natural cotton twill tape)iron & ironing boardscissors Step 1: Design your image using your program of choice working with a resolution of 300ppi for a clear image. The height of your image should be smaller than the width of your ribbon. Step 2: Print your labels. Step 3: Cut out the images preferably into long strips using your utility knife, cutting mat and ruler. Step 4: Iron the transfer onto the ribbon. Step 5: Peel off the backing paper. Step 6: Use them!

Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial. We hope Jennifer Casa’s Something Special Card + Envelope Tutorial inspires you to create something beautiful for someone you love. Learn more about Jennifer in her introduction, and make a visit to JCasa*handmade part of your daily routine. After you make the basic card + envelope as a foundation piece you can then embellish, embroider, quilt, print… Do something to make it unique! Mix things up, and personalize your card to make it the perfect something for your special someone. Create your personalized fabric card or Valentine with Jennifer’s tutorial by February 12th, share it in the forum and you might win one of these fantastic prizes. This is just the start of a full month of February “True Love” at Sew,Mama,Sew!

From Jennifer: Our lives are overrun by email, texting, and virtual hellos-– With this simple fabric card + envelope project, I encourage you to take a step back from the everyday and make something memorable, something as one-of-a-kind as your special someone. 2. 6. 9. Duck Tape Covered Boots. Inspiring crafts. Paper bird painting.