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Embroidered DIY Merit Badges. While my Girl Scout career was brief, I still carry a love for those iconic little badges I earned way back when.

Embroidered DIY Merit Badges

For this week’s How-Tuesday post, I’ve cooked up a DIY twist on classic scout badges. Make your own version to honor an accomplishment, good deed, skill earned, or just for fun. Keep it for yourself, bestow it on a friend, make them at your Craft Party, or tip your hat to dad for Father’s Day. Stitch a diamond badge along with me, or dream up your own design. You Will Need:Fabric (6″ x 6″ or so) Embroidery floss ScissorsFelt (2″ x 2″ or so) 4″ embroidery hoop Pencil Water soluble marker Embroidery needle 1″ bar pin backPinsDiamond merit badge template PDF (optional)Fray Check (optional) Directions: 1. Alternatively, you can download the diamond template and stitch along with me to make a gemstone merit badge for someone who is a true gem, a diamond in the rough, or who just plain rocks! 2. 3. If you prefer, you can use transfer paper and pencils for this step. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. DIY Peter Pan Collar.

We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway.

DIY Peter Pan Collar

And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic? You’ll need:2 scalloped edged collar pieces cut from white felt or rubber flannel (pattern downloadable here)a single hole punch or leather rotary hole punch1 yard of white ribbona needle and threadhot glue gunbutton Using the pattern template, cut out the two collar pieces. Create small holes between each scallop, using the hole punch. Overlap the two wider end pieces and push a button through the last two aligning holes. Cut the ribbon into two half-yard lengths. Wrap the collar around your neck and tie it into a bow. Your Louis Vuitton inspired peter pan collar is finished! (top image via FGR, rest of images by HonestlyWTF) How To Make a Bow Tie.

In our local shop we sell tons of vintage bow ties.

How To Make a Bow Tie

We could never keep them in stock, so we started making them! Clip on bow ties are easy to make. Just follow these steps and you can make a bunch of different colors in an afternoon... 1. For sewing projects we make over and over we like to make paper patterns to keep. Have a great day! Do It Yourself Converse. 20 doll + toy patterns to sew. DIY : des sweats brodés. DIY Moccasins for Children. Finding cute shoes for babies and toddlers can be hard sometimes.

DIY Moccasins for Children

I'm always on the lookout for adorable footwear, but often I'm unwilling to pay the high price for something I know my kiddos will only wear for a season or two. I came across this tutorial last year for felt baby shoes, and realized I could slightly modify this pattern for kid's moccasins made from leather scraps! 1. To create a pattern for your moccasins, trace around an existing pair of shoes. Measure the perimeter of the sole piece to get the dimensions for the top piece. Tips: *Because you are sewing with a machine and flipping them right-side-out, make the toe of your shoe extra wide.

*Painting the bottom of the shoe is best for babies who don't walk. *For any trim you may want to add, use a Crop-A-Dile tool. *If you are new to sewing leather, you may want to check out this post on tips for sewing leather. I've been making these sweet little shoes for every little one I know. Xoxo. DIY party dress for New Year’s Eve ! I warned you yesterday with my black and white inspiration board, this New Year is going to be classy !

DIY party dress for New Year’s Eve !

I have been working on my DIY party dress for New Year’s Eve for a few days, thinking about what could be the perfect update for my old Forever 21 net dress… Well, this is it ! A two step project including a “how to add sleeves to a dress” tutorial as well as a “How to make a scalloped leather belt” tutorial ! It must be Xmas ;-) Enjoy ! And the final result…. Tadaaa ! Do you like it ?! Xx Author : Aimee WoodFreelance blogger, content creator and social media manager. Machine à coudre : Les premiers pas. DIY « Louis Vuitton » + CONCOURS!

DIY COL CIRCUS. Le headband de Make my Lemonade. Field of Flowers Costume. Oct 1 Happy Monday!

Field of Flowers Costume

I’m trying out a new way to work on posts starting today that will be more collaborative and I’m really excited about it. We’ve been working really hard on it and are still figuring out the details but I hope people love it as much as I have loved working on it. Since it’s officially October 1st we thought we should start out with a Homemade Halloween Costume Series. This Field of Flowers costume is ridiculously cute and sort of had us wishing we had an adult sized suit of our own. To Make a Field of Flowers Costume it is really very easy. Materials Needed: shirt, leggings, beanie, glue gun, and fake flowers. Step 1: Remove fake flowers and leaves from stems. Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time. Make Your Own Tassel Scarf. I love a pop of color in my outfits!

Make Your Own Tassel Scarf

This tassel scarf is the perfect way to spice up a neutral outfit. I will wear this scarf with jeans, dresses and over light jackets. Here's how you can make your own: How To Make Tassels: 1. Collect embroidery thread in colors you love. My scarf is a 24x24-inch square of lace fabric that has been hemmed around each side. Next, fold your scarf into a triangle and arrange the tassels on the edges.

Enjoy your new colorful accessory! Strawberry Reusable Grocery Bag. The first time I saw this strawberry reusable grocery bag was when I visited Taiwan end of last year.

Strawberry Reusable Grocery Bag

I did so much shopping that I didn’t have enough grocery bag to use. Luckily my friend borrowed her strawberry grocery bag to me when I needed it the most. It is so cute and the folding to keep the grocery bag into a tiny cute little strawberry drawstring bag really amazed me. My daughter liked it so much…. cut the story short **fast forward**, the bag ended up come home with us. I have developed a tutorial on sewing a strawberry reusable grocery bag to share with you.

I used nylon/polyester fabric which thin but strong bought from Daiso. Keep one in your handbag or hang it as a charm, handy when you need to do some urgent grocery shopping. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners. ★ Les lundis téléchargeables ! - Ernest est céleste. Canoe Ridge Creations: hexagon coaster tutorial. Hey there -- i'm megan and welcome to my stop on the Festival of Hexagons blog hop hosted by Ali of a squared w!

Canoe Ridge Creations: hexagon coaster tutorial.

If you are new to Canoe Ridge Creations, i hope you take a second to look around and find some inspiration to create something wonderful yourself. sharing my creations + inspiring others to create is what it's all about! Today i've got a fun + fast tutorial to share with you all -- the hexagon coaster tutorial. this diy project is beginner friendly and a great scrap buster too. let's get started! Fabric requirements: scraps! 6" x 6" batting6" x 6" backing fabric cutting:one 1 3/4" hexagon (remember -- hexagon size refers to the measurement along 1 side, not the measurement through the center of the hexagon)six 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles sewing: 1. place one 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle on top of the 1 3/4" hexagon, right sides together (RST). pin as pictured above, leaving 1/2" (on the left side) unpinned. 5. continue your way around the hexagon unit until you have one edge remaining.

Zipper Pencil Case. Sew Zipper Pencil CaseTo make: 1 Sewing Pattern: Download pdf sewing pattern here.Materials: 1.

Zipper Pencil Case

Fabric – cotton or linen mixed, 15″x 17″ 2. Fabric – lining, 15″ x 17″ 3. Batting – 10″ x 17″ 4. Muslin – 10″ x 17″ 5. Interfacing – medium/thick, 9″ x 17″ 6. Download the pdf pattern and print them. Cut the body piece out form the main fabric slightly bigger than the pattern. Layer the body fabric with batting and muslin underneath it. Carefully stitch along the drawing lines. Pull the front thread to the back, tie a knot and trim the ends. After finish the quilting, spray some water to erase the quilting drawing lines.

Prepare the rest of materials per above list. Make a few stitches near the top stop of the zipper. Place the zipper gusset lining on top of them with right side facing down. Flip the lining to the bottom of main zipper gusset, top stitch near the seam line. Repeat sewing another side of the zipper gusset. Trace the zipper gusset pattern on the right side of the lining. Puff paint onesies. By now you should know that I am a BIG fan of puff paint (otherwise known as 3-D paint or dimensional paint) see here, here, here and here. I always like using it to create pattern on the surface of many different things. And when faced with the challenge of starting to collect baby clothes for our new addition (all the info here), I decided I would rather make or alter things for the first few weeks instead of spending money on expensive clothing- there will be enough time for that in the future :) So I decided to use dimensional paint to alter a handful of white cotton onesies. ummmm.... are babies really this small?!?!

Oh how wonderful I have another puff paint product to add to my stash of materials. They are like dimensional paint but come in a pen so they are a little easier to hold and maneuver and they are nontoxic and totally washable. I started just like I start all of my pattern drawings and doodles and began adding more and more and more in different colors.

Hand Stamped D.I.Y. Pony Print Dress. Hi there! I made a hand stamped pony print dress this week. It was so much fun and something that you can do on any skill level! The best part is that the end result is a custom dress that's one of a kind! To stamp my dress I used this method. If you've never made a foam stamp read this how-to. I'm super happy with the end result. And yet another clothes hanger tutorial... You might start wondering if all is well with me... Another clothes hanger tutorial?! Really!? What's so interesting about a clothes hanger, you'd want to decorate it anyways? I know, I know! Just one more to add to the list and then I'll stop, I promise... A couple of nights ago, my hands were itching - I felt the need for something creative but something slow (it'd been an eventful day - I'll spare you the details, but eventful it was).

You've probably seen these clothes hanger covers before. What you'll need: - wire coat hanger - piece of cotton or linen - embroidery floss + needle - sewing machine - iron - pins, scissors, ... Steps: 1. You could of course decorate the cover in many different ways, embroider or applique names on it, have your kids draw on them with fabric markers or paint with fabric paint, tie dye, ... I mentioned the new Flickr pool already a couple of times. Creative with espadrilles. I have this love hate relationship with espadrilles. I always loved them because they stand for summer.

Whenever they show up you know summer's around the corner. Summer. Sun. The beach. However, I didn't wear espadrilles for the longest time because of the squeaky sound the rope of my last pair made. I actually had a lot of fun working on this DIY. What you'll need: - a pair of espadrilles - an old T-shirt or other fabric scraps, if you like - a pair of scissors - needle and thread Instructions: Bow-tie espadrilles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Rose bud espadrilles 1. 2. 3. 4. Note: the size of the flower depends on the width and length of the fabric.

Flower petals espadrille 1. 2. 3. 4. Note: Same thing applies here: play with size and color or combine several to form a flower patch on your shoe. This is a fairly easy craft, which kids could easily do. My espadrilles have been extensively tested by now. Please note, this tutorial is intended for personal use only. Flower petal shoes. It's like the past couple of weeks all I've been doing is packing and unpacking. First for the move. Then big girl M. left on a trip with school (which was great, by the way!). Yesterday little H. left with her class for a trip until the end of the week. And today, before dawn, K. set off on a business trip. Packing. Result: I'm way behind on blog reading and I have been kind of absent here, too. So, to start with, here is the kids version of last weeks up-cycled espadrilles. I absolutely like the result and they're SO much little H. Chaussons d'enfant en tissu, Patron couture gratuit. Cravate : son tutorial.

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