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How to Make 30 Minute Infinity Scarf - Knit. When I stumbled upon 30 Minute Infinity Scarf tutorial by Audra from “The Kurtz Corner” I got very enthusiastic about this fabulous idea. Since then I’ve been so hooked on this method of knitting that I can’t recall how many times I’ve made this fluffy scarf. I’m sure that it’s the easiest and the most fun way to start your adventure with knitting. Since it's still a bit cold outside, we’ve decided to show you a bit altered version of the tutorial. Our idea was to make it even more helpful, so we used knitter’s perpective. Will you try your hand at arm knitting? Chic Masquerade – DIY Mask & Template | Sprinkles in Springs. Tutorial-Putting in Horse Hair Braid/CLAMP Ruffles by RuffleButtCosplay on deviantART.

The simple image sharer. Adult Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Mermaid. Tutorial: Invisible Seams, The Hidden Stitch | fern and freckle. To close up a seam without showing any stitches you can use the hidden stitch, sometimes it is also called a ladder stitch. This is a really useful stitch to use when you are closing up stuffies, a turning hole or binding the edge of a quilt. 1.

Thread your needle and tie a knot on the end (I’m using red thread in this tutorial just so it will show up better) 2. Insert the needle from the inside out and pull it through until the knot catches. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Finished! 3562e5fe56cb77b58a1154189d85426f.jpg (JPEG Image, 600 × 2253 pixels) - Scaled (37. DIY Glam Bridal Necklace. One of my favorite projects that I tackled for our wedding was creating the necklace I wore on the big day. The end result looks like a million bucks, but the supplies were relatively inexpensive - it just took a bit of time and effort! I first blogged about starting this necklace a year ago in my post, All that Glitters. I ended up deciding not to post the final walk through of the project until after the wedding so the big reveal of my necklace could be at our wedding. So here it is now - get ready for some major bling! As I mentioned in my previous blog post on the necklace, the inspiration came from a gorgeous Jenny Packham necklace that I tried on at Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier when I was gown shopping.

I fell in love with the necklace, but not the price tag! The first step in the process was to find the crystals to adorn the necklace. The second step is creating the necklace form. Once you have the paper form just right, its time to move to fabric. DIY: Festivalize Your Shirt Giveaway. Festival season is approaching, when fashion becomes that much more eclectic and free. People pull out all the stops to create a perfect festival look that’s eye catching, free spirited, and unique. This week for a DIY we customized one of our High and Low Buttondown shirts with fabric pens and embroidery stitches. Click through to find out how to win it, and how we did it! How to enter: Tweet or Instagram your favorite photo from a festival with the hashtag #FPDIY!

Comment on this post and provide your Twitter or Instagram handle. We wanted the shirt to be slightly customized, so we took our two favorite colors: a neon pink and a neon orange fabric pen and created small patterns around the shirt pockets and shoulder seams. What you need: A shirt of your choice, fabric pens, embroidery threads, and a sewing needle. Start decorating! Use embroidery thread to add texture and there you go, a cute shirt for a festival! Don’t forget enter to win! Tags: DIY, fashion, festival, giveaway.

The Granny Hoodie...A Tutorial. Top-toberfest in winding up, with only a few posts left I'm a little bit sad. But today I have a fun project for you. I call it the Granny Hoodie, it features delicate lace trim, and a little vintage applique that I inherited from my grandmother. There's nothing quite as cozy as a hoodie on a cold day, and this sweatshirt fleece is so soft. I LOVE it. A better look at the lace trim and the applique. Since I draft most of my own patterns, I sew as I go, plans change, and things aren't always documented as well as I'd like. I drafted the pattern for the hoodie using an existing sweatshirt. To draft the sleeves I followed the curves of the sleeves and the arm scythe. On the front bodice piece I needed to create a notch for the hood pieces.

For the hood pattern piece, I traced my basic hood shape, and then added the needed material to connect at the notch. I also drafted a small front pocket. Materials: Sweatshirt fleece-I'm not sure how much material I used. 1.5-2 yards Lace trim- 2 yards? A Super Easy DIY Beaded Leather Bracelet. DIY Legwarmers and Boot Socks! Maria Just Do It. It's time to say goodbye... to blogspot! But also HELLO to new MARIAJUSTDOIT.COM Check what's goin on there... BEST, MARIA! Tulle skirt is usually associated with lightness, chic and style. So many times I dreamed about one, especially watching dancing ballerinas. That’s why I decided to create one. Today, in the world of fashion, You can find many tulle skirt styles. Some are mixed with casual t-shirt or jeans shirt, some reminds retro look, matching with classic cardigan and kitty heel shoes.

To make skirt You need: - of tulle - of elastic band (check with your waist) - lining - needle - thread - scissors - ribbons 1. 3. 4. Sew them on. 5. 6. Thaaa daaa... Enjoy! Maria! How To Make Hair Bows: DIY (jr.) Hello! I'm excited to introduce you to a cute new weekly feature DIY jr. It's a quickie DIY that you can do in an hour or less! Hair bows are one of my favorite accessories and this tutorial has been requested a lot over the past year. I hope you enjoy... 1. Here's another fun idea. XOXO. DiY Pencil Skirt. The Market Skirt. Every girl needs a skirt for heading to the market; a market skirt with a pocket for fruit (and a stash of candy). It’s the perfect skirt for hanging out and sharing sodas with friends. Whatever your flavor; we have the color. Let’s get started! NOTE: Additional Sizing tips at Bottom of the Tutorial. Skill Level: Easy to Intermediate (with added pocket)Pattern Size: 2-3TNeeded: * 1/4, up to 1 yard of main fabric (depending on the direction of your fabric’s print)* 1/4, up to 1/2 yard of white cotton (depending on the fabric’s desinity and if you double-layer it)* 1 inch wide elastic* 2 to 4 buttons* Sewing machineAverage Sewing Time: 2-3 hours Pick your favorite color and let’s get started!

Here’s what we’re making: Fabric Choices:Seersucker works beautifully and allows the skirt to really bounce.Other cottons work well too.Choose a nice white muslin or cotton for the waist band, hem, and pockets.If the thread count is too thin on your white cotton, double-layer it. 1. 2. 3. Like this: 4. 5. Fashion Worship. 365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars. DIY T-Shirt Scarf. This is seriously so easy and so fun! I’ve seen these t-shirt scarves floating around the web and I got inspired to try it myself and add a little personal flair with re-claimed leather and some broken jewelry. My buddy and fellow HelloGiggler Rachel Specter came over and we got to slicing and dicing and stretching and scarfing. Wouldn’t these make a great hand-made holiday gift, too?!

Watch the video for the step by step visual tutorial… What You Need: T-shirt – the larger and wider the t-shirt, the longer and chunkier your scarf will be.ScissorsDecoration elements: leather, ribbon, broken jewelry, buttons, beads, etc. get creative! Hot glue gun Do It: Voila! DIY Clothing Labels - Tutorial. Labels can be quite expensive, so I thought today I would share how I make mine. There are lots of fantastic tutorials out there by other crafty people, but mine is a little bit different - I am going to show you how to design a logo to use on your labels as well. This is not only great for people wanting to add a professional touch to their sewing projects, but also for parents who need to put name labels in their children's school and sports clothes and uniforms.

Supplies: Computer and Printer T-Shirt Transfer Paper Ribbon (I use 1cm wide polyester grosgrain or cotton twill) Scissors Iron and ironing board Cigarette lighter (to melt ribbon edges so they don't fray) To create the logo on my label, I used Picnik. I know they are closing their website in April, but you will still be able to use it, they are moving all their services over to Google+. *Edit - Picnik is now closed. First, upload an image to Picnik. Next, go to 'Text' and type in the text you would like on your label. DIY Dress-Up Ideas: 5 Sexy Ways to Upcycle Old Clothing. Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts.

These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet. These ill-fitting and over-sized extras have a lot more potential than most people realize – from make-your-own dresses to two-piece tops and much more. Flip-Flop Refashion: Part 3 (Ruffled T-Strap) Are you tired of flip flips yet? Hang in there…….because I’m not. :) I keep finding new colors of $2 flip-flops, cutting them apart, and making new straps and styles with fabric scraps and doo-dads that I have at home.

I just can’t get enough of these simple little jewels. They have become so fun (and cheap) to frill up. If you missed out on the other ideas… can find them here and here. So today, I made some frilly little T-strap sandals. They would look great in any color. And they just happened to fit perfectly on my little 15 year old niece. (Such a perk to have family nearby. The breathable cotton makes these super comfy and light for the warmer weather. Great with jeans. Thanks for letting me use your feet Camille. Ready to make your own? Before you begin, check out the post here, to see how to take apart an old pair of flip flops. **Also, The fabric I used for these T-straps, was a really sturdy cotton. For this t-strap style, you’ll need 2 long strips of fabric and some circles.