Creative Gifts You know how it goes, a friend calls you and invites you to dinner at the last minute. OMG! What gift can you take?! You scrabble around the cupboards trying to find a box of chocolates or a bottle of wine but find that most of the chocolates have been eaten and the wine has gone. I thought this was a wonderful idea. You could make a few of these and keep them to one side for just such an occasion. Paper-Tape Dress Form David Coffin Photo: David Coffin by David Coffin Barbara Deckert, a dressmaker from Elkridge, Maryland, and author of Sewing for Plus Sizes, uses a form-making method that I've seen in sewing texts from the 1930s: Brown-paper tape from an office-supply store forms a body mold as well as duct tape does, then hardens into "papier-mâché" to become a pinnable form, which you don't even have to stuff. from Threads #75, p.41
Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial *Tutorial made by Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom for her win during the Red Week challenge.* I made this little dress in about 3 hours and for under $20! I used some soft polyester knit I found at Hancock Fabrics for $4.99/yard. I got 5 yards, and with my 40% off 1 cut of fabric coupon, my total came to $15.87 after tax!!
Time for a new tutorial... I found some spare time to finally write down the tutorial I promised last week. The bag has been used extensively lately, and I must say it's one of my favorites (didn't I say that of every single one of my bags?). It's sturdy, carries quite a bit and yet it still looks elegant, if I may say so myself. Neck tie School Bag Got lots of neck ties lying around? Use them to make this unique bag! What you need Okay, you'll need a bunch of ties. Cloud Duvet November 22, 2010 1:27 pm After my beloved duvet died, I looked and looked for a replacement. I settled on this Cirrus set from Anthropologie. I love white bedding. I can’t explain it.
RIT Dye Tutorial It happens to me every year. The second spring hits, I’m standing in front of my closet going, I am so sick of all my clothes, if I see that shirt again I’ll throw up, but I don’t have any money for new stuff, I’M SO TIRED OF EVERYTHING I OWN. You know that feeling? DIY Cake Stand It seems as though all sorts of cute party decorating items are “all the rage” these days–cake stands, tiered plates, apothecary jars, hurricane lamps, etc. I love these items, but there is often one big problem! The price tag. Well, thanks to one of the crafty moms in my MOPS group, I now can make my own cake stands for less than $3! Now that is a price that I like. Max California: Tutorial Hello visitors! This tutorial is the most popular page on my blog! Thank you for coming, I hope it helps you make your own bra, or at least give you confidence that you really can make anything! While you're here, you should check out all my other tutorials by clicking on the Tutorial page, or look at other stuff I have DIYed by checking out the DIY Directory Page. Please leave a comment! Yesterday I got sick of waiting to go to Spotlight to buy a good bra pattern, I decided to DIY!
Sock Monkey Tutorial Sock Monkey Tutorial Everything you need to make a sock monkey: pair of socks, sewing machine, buttons (just two for the eyes), ruler (or straight edge of some kind), pen, scissors, stuffing, pins, needle, and thread. Ready to get started? Copyright © 2004 Kristine Howard. Envelope Clutch I made a cash envelope clutch in January for the Paper Craft Planet challenge, and had a few requests on how to assemble it. So here it is, another sassy clutch using the Envelope Template. Supply List: Template: Standard Envelope Template Set by Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs Digital papers: Share the Moments Designer Kit by Danielle Engebretson Ribbons: Thin flat ribbons like binding tape, or Taffeta ribbon recommended Others: Magnet snaps, thread and needle, sticky double sided tape or glue. For the paper clutch, I printed two of the envelope templates on both sides of the paper, one for front flap & back body, and the other one for the front body. I cut out some flaps and added extra score lines to make into a clutch. If you want, you could enlarge the templates a bit to make it bigger than the envelopes that will go inside.
DIY Picture Tiles - You Will Never Buy a Photo Frame Again Lately I’ve been having this huge urge to decorate the house. This is big news. I do not decorate. A Herd of Snugglesauruses I recently made some new dinos for the shop! They are similar to an item I used to make, but these are even better... they have an improved design, stand up by themselves, and have two rows of adorable ruffles down their back! Just the right size for babies, and super cute too!
How to make a simple (reversible) tote bag Here is a simple way to make a tote bag. The best part it is even reversible. You might also like to make a zippered pouch to go with your new tote! You will be surprised at how easy it is to put in a zipper with this zippered pouch tutorial. You will need: 2 pieces fabric 13 1/2 inches X 14 inches (outside)