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Gathered clutch tutorial

Gathered clutch tutorial
A huge thanks to Dana and Disney for doing such a great job of rounding up all sorts of wonderful mother's day projects! Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacingCutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5" tall by 9" wide, and one 5.5" tall by 13" wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5" tall by 9" wide For the front band, cut one piece 4" tall by 9" wide. Seriously, the most time consuming part for me is always picking out my fabrics and cutting them, the rest goes together pretty easy, so let's go! Take the front band piece and fold it in half the long way (right sides together) and sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance. Grab the 13" wide main exterior piece.

Just another PinCushion from a jar--With super easy tutorial! - MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS Hello and Happy Spring everyone!I just finished this pincushion from a jar! Here's the tutorial: Have you seen these new Ball® Wide Mouth Contemporary Styled Glass Preserving Jars? I love this little Half Pint size, especially if you turn it into a pincushion. Supplies Needed: Fabric Scrap of your choiceJar with lid and bandCotton balls or fiberfillCard StockGlue gun, not pictured Step 1: Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock Step 2: Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Step 3: Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band. Step 4: Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Step 5: Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges. Step 6: Line the band with a small bead of glue and insert the pincushion into it, pressing firmly.

TUTORIAL: Lil Cutie Pouches Ask and ye shall recieve! Here's the tutorial for the Lil Cutie Pouch. You need: 8 x 6.25 piece of exterior fabric (interfaced)8 x 6.25 piece of lining2 x 3 piece of fabric for key ring loopsplit key ring8" zipper This one's quick! {1/4" seam allowances throughout} Cut your exterior & lining pieces in half (measuring 4 x 6.25 each, you'll have 4 pieces) Take your 2 x 3 piece of fabric, fold right sides together the long way, sew. Lay down the first exterior fabric right side up, place your zipper teeth side down with the zipper pull to the left. Flip wrong sides together. Flip right sides together (be sure to open your zipper about half way now). Sew around entire parimeter leaving a 2 to 3" opening in the lining for turning. When I'm sewing around the parimeter, I make sure to push the zipper towards the exterior fabric on both sides when sewing across the zipper (zoom in on the above picture if you need to). Attach your metal key ring, you're good to go!

Make a Perpetual Button Calendar for 2011 (and Beyond) By Diane Gilleland I know calendars (and clocks and address books) are quickly becoming computer-centric tools, but I like the old-school charm of this desk calendar. Make it once, and you can use it forever – just move the numbers to their correct location each month, and change the nameplate! Materials Picture frame, 11″x14″ or 16″x20″, see belowSheet of foam board or 1/2″-thick corkRuler Craft knife Piece of woven fabric, about 24″x30″ Spray adhesive Masking tape Scissors 42 large buttons, 3/4″ to 1″ in diameter 42 flat-head thumb tacks 5 sheets card stock, for numbers and nameplatesDownloadable name/number template 3/4″ circle punch, optional E-6000, or similarly strong glue Water-soluble fabric marker Fine-point Sharpie 2 squares of wool or acrylic felt 1 sheet of Friendly Felt, or lightweight chipboard Sewing machine and thread 2 sets Velcro dots plus 22 “loop” style dots (the softer half of a Velcro pair)Greeting card envelope Directions Step 1: First, prepare the background.

Zippy Wallet Tutorial The Zippy Wallet Tutorial is here! Bear with me, this is my first tutorial. Although I've probably followed and read a couple hundred tutorials, you never know. {Key chain tabs not included in instructions} Here's what you need: 1 piece of exterior fabric 5" x 9.5" (interfaced) 1 piece of lining fabric 5"x 11.5" (this is also the binding & lining for the exterior pocket) 2 pieces of fabric (same as lining) 3" x 1.75" for tab (interfaced) Must have: sewing machine coordinating thread 7" zipper (you could use a 6" zipper or larger, but this is what I had) interfacing snap, button, velcro (we'll discuss this later) It would be nice to have: clear ruler self healing mat rotary cutter Let's go! Cut your exterior fabric into 3 pieces: 5" x 3.5", 5" x 3.5", 5" x 2.5" (for the exterior pocket) Cut your lining fabric into 4 pieces: 5" x 3.5", 5" x 3.5", 5" x 2.5" (lines the exterior pocket), 5" x 2" (make into binding for exterior pocket) Now onto the fun part!

Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - it's a Pretty Modern life I love the look of a zippered box incredibly cute. I found many tutorials on the internet, but was disappointed after making pouches following these tutorials to find that they were not fully lined; looks so much nicer when you open your pouch and there are no seams. It took me a long time to figure it out and I thought and thought and thought...then I got it♥ I don't want to keep this knowledge to myself, so here it is. ♥♥♥Thanks so much! The finished pouch is 3 high x 4 wide x 7 long (inches) Here's what you need: 1 twelve inch zipper 2 10x7 inch panels for the lining (my lining fabric is the green one) 2 10x7 inch panels for the exterior (my exterior fabric is the brown floral one) 4 10x7 inch panels of fusible interfacing to give the lining and exterior fabric some structure (I have already ironed the interfacing onto the fabric in the photo above) 2 4x3 inch pieces of complementary fabric for the pulls at the end of the zipper STEP 1. STEP 2. STEP 3. STEP 4. STEP 5. STEP 6.

Handmade Therapy: Tea Wallet Tutorial Alright! As promised here’s my little tea wallet tutorial. And don’t worry, even a beginner can sew this. I use my sewing machine but you only use a straight stitch so you could easily sew these by hand as well. You will need: Scissors 2 5×7 inch pieces of outer fabric (I recommend quilting cotton or home decor weight fabric) 2 5×7 inch pieces of fabric for inside pockets (quilting weight cotton is best) 1 5×7 inch piece of light weight fusible interfacing (not needed if you are using home decor weight fabric for outer fabric) coordinating thread 2-3 inch piece of thin elastic cord (or just cut a thin elastic hair tie in half!) sewing machine or needle and thread pins iron and iron board Step 1: Cut 2 5×7 inch pieces of your outer fabric. Step 2: Cut out 2 5×7 pieces of your inner pocket fabric and 1 5×7 inch piece of interfacing. Step 3: Fuse your interfacing to one piece of your outer fabric. Step 4: Grab your two inner fabric pieces and fold them each in half and press. and inside: Enjoy!

Tutorial Tuesday: Reverse Applique Bookmarks Today’s tutorial is a remarkably easy one and I’m almost ashamed to present it to you. But after stitching happily all evening long on Sunday and putting it together yesterday I decided to share the fun anyway. After all, if you don’t want to make one you don’t have to, right? © Copyright, J C Excell 2011 You only need a few things: some feltscraps of fabricembroidery flossa bit of ribbonsewing kit You simply hold the fabric to the back of the felt while you make a shape with your embroidery floss. © Copyright J C Excell 2011 Here’s what the back looks like: When you’ve added all the fabric and stitches you want, take a tiny pair of scissors and CAREFULLY pull the felt away from the fabric. Trim your felt down to your bookmark size. I made the one on the left using running stitches of 4 embroidery threads and a leftover ribbon embroidery length. That’s it! Well, I better go – have a whole list of stuff to do today! © Copyright J C Excell, 2011. Declare Your Questionable Taste To Your Friends:

Sewing Tutorial | Triangle Coin Purse With Zipper After being inspired by the wrapped glutinous rice dumpling (粽子, Zòngzi) of a Chinese traditional festival, DuanWu Festival (端午節), I sewed some triangle coin purses recently. In fact, today is the actual date of DuanWu Festival which falls on every 5th day of 5th month of the Lunar calendar. If you are new to this rice dumpling, scroll down to see the one my mom made… yummy delicious….. may be I should start a food blog for my mom with all her delicious cookings & recipes that I am lucky to eat & grew-up with. [To read more about DuanWu Festival, click here. To read more about Zongzi, click here. For the detail of how to sew a triangle coin purse with zipper closure, read more after this jump: This 3-D triangle purse is actually in the form of tetrahedron shape with 3 triangles on the sides and 1 triangle on the base, other name of tetrahedron is “triangular pyramid”. Materials: 1. Cut fabrics & batting according to the dimension above. Pin batting on the wrong side of the fabrics.

Sew a Playful iPod Holder 4. To shape flat bottom for bag, at one corner, match bottom seam line to side seam line, creating a flattened triangle (Diagram 4). Measuring 3/8" from point of triangle, draw a line across triangle. Sew on drawn line. Trim excess fabric. Soft n' Sweet Baby Blanket It seems as though babies are everywhere these days. Like my sister said, "it's like once you buy a new car, you notice that everyone else has the same one". Once I got pregnant with CJ my eyes were opened to a whole new world of prolific women! This is also a wonderful thing because it gives me several excuses to sew and who doesn't love that?! Soft n' Sweet Baby Blanket What You'll Need: 1 yard of center square fabric {I usually go for a two tone white or off white} 1/4" yard of 5 coordinating fabrics equaling 1 1/4 yards for the border {see note} 1 1/4 yard backing fabric {I prefer microfiber or Minkie} Heat n' Bond or Wonder Under {a.k.a. fusible web} Colored Thread {optional} How To Do It: OnE: Cut (1) 30"x30" piece from your center square fabric Cut 5 1/2" strips from your border fabrics TwO: Cut your 5 1/2" strips into 9" increments. Note: if you buy 1/4 yard {9"x45"} of fabric you can cut it as shown below in 5 1/2" strips OR You can buy a little over 1/4 yard Pin into place. Alrighty!

Sew Sweetness: Tutorial: Dirty Bubble Zippered Pouch I decided to sew up this little zippered pouch, featuring circles and applique. The finished size of this cute little pouch is approximately 9.5″ wide by 5.5″ tall. If you have never done any applique or sewn in a zipper, this tutorial would be a great introduction to those techniques! I’ve decided to start calling my tutorials after the first thing that pops into my head while I’m making them; if you’ve ever seen Spongebob Squarepants, you might recall that one of the nemesis of Mermaidman and Barnacle Boy is the Dirty Bubble. If you’ve never seen the show, you probably think I’m crazy, lol. Please check out my other Sewing Tutorials! – 1 fat quarter for the exterior fabric – 1 fat quarter for the lining fabric – piece of batting approximately 10″ x 12″ – assorted fabric scraps – 10″ zipper – coordinating thread – glue stick – circle rotary cutter (optional) – ruler – invisible marking pen or fabric chalk Helpful Hint: You can always use a larger zipper and trim it down. 1b. 2a. 2b. 2c.

Boo Hoo Owl Tutorial May I introduce you to my newest friend? Meet Ms.Soozie Boo-Hoo! Part lovie, part boo-boo pack! She is an upgrade to her super cool friends (the original Boo-hoo's). Wanna make a Boo Hoo of your own? SimplyJennaOwlTemplate(2) Owl Template (or just free hand it)3 different fabrics (front, middle, back)StuffingRice, barley or flaxseedFeltGlue and/or embroidery threadSewing machine, needle & threadButtons, ribbons & what every you want to decorate your owl DIRECTIONS 1. 2. 3.Turn your owl right side out. 4. 5. 6. Now you have a super comfy Boo Hoo!!! This tutorial is meant to be used on a personal level & is copyrighted by Simply Jenna. If you make a Boo Hoo & post about it on your blog.....PLEASE link back to my blog/tutorial & comment back here so I can enjoy your Boo Hoo! I have an ETSY shop & would love if you stopped!!

Laptop Sleeve It’s the Bake, Craft & Sew Along —the sewing edition! Don’t forget to skip on over to According to Kelly to see some fun crafty non-sewing gifts and to A Southern Fairytale for edible goodies that will be perfect this holiday season. I know this is a handmade gift series but Char from Crap I’ve Made shows how to make a simple and cool laptop sleeve that I must make for myself! It would make a great gift too! Char writes… I’m Char from Crap I’ve Made. Here’s my tutorial for a zippered laptop sleeve. How to Make a Zippered Laptop Sleeve Supplies: Outer fabric Lining fabric Fusible fleece Zipper (approximately 4” longer than your laptop) Embellishments Measure your laptop, wrapping your tape measure all the way around. Mine measures 18.5” X 24.5”. Split both of those measurements in half. Embellish one of your exterior pieces as desired now. Cut a strip of fabric 3.5” wide and then press under 1/4” on the top and bottom edges. (I made the decorative flower using these directions on WiseCraft.

Felt Mr. Potato Head As soon as I saw this idea for a Felt Mr. Potato Head on Make It and Love It, I loved it and knew it would be perfect for my kids and I would have to make it. I made one for each of my three kiddos. Here's how they turned out. Mr. Mrs. I made the same parts that Ashley had listed on her blog. It took me a while to draw these parts since I am a terrible artist, so if you want to save time when you are making your own, I made up this parts sheet. You can download it here.