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And fiiiinally... the tutorial you've been waiting for. This is my first real sewing tutorial - which scares me a bit, because I've never actually taken a sewing class, so I don't know all the terminology. What I do know is that I've learned to sew lots of things by reading tutorials, so hopefully I can make this simple enough that even you beginners can feel confident making a bag.
Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern.
If you've ever checked out my blog you'll know I love to change things up, my Hand-Me-Down Horror series has been all about buying yucky or just plain boring clothes and making them into something I'd be proud to wear. Hack off those sleeves, raise that hemline and bob's your uncle a cute custom piece, for pittence. This project is no different except I'm using a top that fits me and nothing goes to waste in this tutorial. So without further ado get your sewing needles and thread out and sharpen up those scissors! Before, a plain long sleeve Tee from Old Navy, that cost me a wopping $2.60 1.
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Preheat oven to 200 degrees; have a baking sheet or heatproof platter ready to keep cooked pancakes warm in the oven. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, butter (or oil), and egg. Add dry ingredients to milk mixture; whisk until just moistened (do not overmix; a few small lumps are fine). Heat a large skillet (nonstick or cast-iron) or griddle over medium. Fold a sheet of paper towel in half, and moisten with oil; carefully rub skillet with oiled paper towel.
WOO HOO! Call me a big nerd but my heart's pounding because i'm so excited and honored to be here!!! my name is Sarah and i keep a blog over at Welcome to the gOOd life . it's a diary written by me (and sometimes by my hilarious husband) of the good and the ugly as a wife, a stay at home mom, raising two kids under three-just a year apart, and also my weekly DIY sewing projects. so should we get on to my DIY project? inspiration: squeezebox top from anthropologie picture from an anthropologie review blog.
August 26, 2009 7:49 pm I love all these tops from Anthropologie. I also love that Western boots are coming back in! Anyhow, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on one of theses shirts because it’s a trendier item, so I decided to do a refashion and a tutorial for it! Here is the shirt I started with. It’s a men’s J.
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Sewing a stylish shift dress is surprisingly simple with this how-to from Summer Phoenix and Ruby Canner, owners of the Some Odd Rubies vintage store. Tools and Materials Long secondhand skirt with elastic waist Ruler Disappearing fabric marker or pencil Scissors or rotary cutter Seam ripper or small, sharp scissors Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread 3-4 yards of coordinating ribbon Safety pin DIY Shift Dress How-To 1. Cut elastic waist from skirt. Lay skirt flat, and cut top edge with scissors or a rotary cutter to make even.
Add a pop of color to any outfit with these simple-to-sew fabric clutches from Robin Grawunder . Include a personalized label on the bag's interior, if desired. Clutch Tools and Materials
I have recently discovered these beautiful folded flowers, and I absolutely cannot stop making them. Tsumami Kanzashi are traditional Japanese folded flowers, made from small squares of silk, that are typically worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. They seem really complicated and intricate, and they can certainly be that if you really want; but it completely doesn't need to be! I love to make them out of cotton prints that are fun and bright, in addition to scraps of silk and other light fabrics. These can be used in countless applications.
Just Pull One On With its elastic waist comfort, this skirt is great casual wear when made in cotton gauze. But you can also dress it up with fancy fabric.
A few weeks ago, I went to Dallas for the wedding of a friend of mine from college, and unsurprisingly, the reception ended up doubling as a mini college reunion. Some of those people I literally hadn’t seen since graduation day. Naturally, the experience got me thinking about the thing I am always thinking about: sewing. (really). I already make a cute little single pocket card case/wallet thing that people love to impulse-buy at craft shows, but occasionally I get asked about one with two pockets, that would fold in half. why 19th street?
A few years ago, when the hubby and I lived in Florida (this was pre-kids, so make that 5-ish years...) 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....
Cut pieces of cotton fabric as per diagram, below. Measurements are in cm, 1cm seam allowances included. Pin and stitch flaps together, curving stitching at lower edge, and trim. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch close to edge and again 6mm away. Press down 1cm on to wrong side on long edges of loop and straps.
This is pretty cool! I've been envisioning a similiar project in my mind without a clue how to go about it. I think this will be pretty helpful. (: by Jun 3