DIY : Workout T-Shirt. Every summer for some reason my closet magically seems to be full of unwanted t-shirts.
Every single summer... Some may seem old, others too casual, worn out or simply not interesting any more. Flax & twine: A Chunky Moebius Cowl - an easy chunky knit free pattern. So excited to share this free cowl pattern with you all.
Here it is on Ravelry, if you prefer. Let me tell you–it is cozy! It’s made with super-bulky wool so it knits up in a flash! The fabric is a alternate rib pattern, which, I think, provides a rich texture.
Free Twinkle Sews Dress Pattern - CraftStylish. Love in the Afternoon dress from Twinkle Sews Photo: Kevin O'Brien In the Spring '10 issue of SewStylish, the editors were able to catch up with Wenlan Chia of Twinkle and chat with her about her sewing and design inspirations.
Chia has become well known among the sewing and knitting communities for her amazing how-to books featuring her stylish designs. Here we feature the Love in the Afternoon dress from her latest book, Twinkle Sews (Potter Craft, 2009) Celebrate Summer - Patterns Archive. Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern.
Celebrate Summer Design and Pattern by Your Style Rocks! Since we only just started with this website and haven't had a contest yet, we decided to design the first piece for our pattern section ourselves so you can see how we work and what we're doing. Paperbag Ensemble Dress - Patterns Archive. Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern.
Paperbag Ensemble Dress Design by jens / Pattern by Your Style Rocks! Finally, here is the pattern for the design that jens submitted as her winning entry in our "Sunday, lovely sunday" contest - we think it turned out great! The fabric we chose for the dress is rather stiff - if you want the paperbag effect to be more prominent you should look for a smoother, flowing type of fabric.
Following jens' design, we combined top and skirt to make this a dress, but if you are an experienced sewer you could always modify the pattern to have separate pieces. Making a picnic dress. Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress.
It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other.
If you’re not used to making your own sleeves, trace both the arm hole and the top of the sleeve off a pattern you’ve used before and like. To make the curve of the skirt even, use your tape measure like an enormous protractor. To gather the top, mark out a distance ¾ of the difference between bust and underbust measurement on one side.
The 1.5 Dress. 1.5 yards + 1.5 hours = One New Dress.
Scarlet and I met the prudent dad for dinner shortly after the completion of this number, and he complimented my new dress! I excitedly exclaimed “Thanks! I made it!” To which he responded: “It’s cute!” Empire Sheet Dress Tutorial: Get something a lot nicer out of your extra sheets. I think this might be one of the easiest ways to make a empire waist summer dress.
(DISCLAIMER, Honestly, I don't "do" strapless. I like to be more modest. Gift Ideas for poor creative souls (1) Posted by: Cathy on Apr 22, 2010 Tagged in: Untagged Having just spent hours in the garden, I thought this idea was perfect for this time of year.
I know in the US they will celebrate mother's day on the second Sunday in May, so this gift is perfect and really inexpensive. What's more, you'll be doing your bit for the planet. This idea comes courtesy of Giver's Log. The intent of seed tape is to make planting easier when you have teeny tiny seeds that need to be planted just inches apart (like carrots and radishes). Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with!
The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… How to Make Paper Pencils (tutorial) I have always wanted to make my own pencils, but the thought of shaping two pieces of wood to allow a piece of lead to sit perfectly inside made me think it wasn’t worth the effort. For some reason I was looking at some pieces of lead I have (for a drafting pencil) and “pop” there it was.. a solution to my DIY longing.
DIY Shift Dress. Pinterest Challenge: AZ Love / Nail and String Tribute to the Grand Canyon State. So I found Curiously Wrought's work through her Etsy on Pinterest the other day--how cute are these?! Click through the link below to check out my step-by-step tutorial: So although mine isn't PERFECT like hers are, I seriously love how it came out! I chose to go with an orange backdrop keeping the Grand Canyon in mind and how much I love those vibrant, orange sunsets! Which of the states would you make? And then it made it to my wall next to my desk!
The finished product: Brown Slippers « Crochet. (Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!) I’ve just finished making these slippers. Making crocheted slippers is my addiction. Huge addiction. One of the best things in life. Pop Top Lamp Shade. Update: Lots of folks have been asking about the fancy rainbow-colored shade in the new photo. It was made using the same techniques described in this article. The tabs are not painted; they are all recycled from cans that have factory-anodized color pull tabs.
A few of them I collected myself, but most of them I scored by watching eBay for awhile. Yes, you really can get anything from eBay. I made the first one of these back in 2009, and it was later included in Garth Johnson’s creative reuse book. The only parts in this lamp shade are soda can “stay” tabs and the top and bottom lamp shade hoops.