The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas March 1, 2012 by Lauren I saw a "trick" online and thought "Weird! I wonder if that really works!" So I tried it. Yes, you can indeed shave the pills off of your sweaters and jackets and any other article of clothing that is pill-y. ***EDIT EDIT! We started with the top part of this jacket… look at how clean it is! Enjoy your pill-less life! EDIT— yes… I know you could just buy an electric pill shaver thing.
How to make gift bags from newspaper | How About Orange - StumbleUpon When I bought something at a store recently, the clerk handed me my purchase in a bag made from a newspaper. I liked it very much and had to make some more—thus today's DIY recycled newspaper project: gift bags made from the Wall Street Journal. You can vary the dimensions, of course, but here's what I used to create a bag that's 5" tall, 4.5" wide, and 3" deep. Stack two sheets of newspaper on top of each other. This will be a two-ply bag for extra sturdiness. Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. Fold a flap 1.25" down from the top. Cut two pieces of cardstock or chipboard to 4.25" x 1", then glue them on the widest two panels just under the top fold. Put glue on the outside of the 0.5" tab and bring the left-most panel over to form the body of the bag, aligning the cut edge of the panel with the folded edge of the flap. Upend the bag so the 2" flap is now up. Put glue on both flaps and fold them inward to form the bottom of the bag.
Cassette tape tutorial | Chezlin A few days ago I posted about my cassette tape wallet and how it’s held up over the past 10 months, and I promised a tutorial. Well here it is! First you need to get your hands on a cassette tape. For my first wallet I already had those at my house, but for this one I ordered them from American Science and Surplus. These ones were screwed together, so it was super easy to take them apart. Some are glued up pretty good. Here are the pieces together. But you still might have to cut it down a little more than that, so it fits snug inside. Take some pliers and go to town on the little pieces that stick up on the inside. Now here’s the fun part. Take your zipper and slowly start to glue it to the inside of the tape. Anyway, as you glue it in, only apply glue to about an inch and attach the zipper, and hold it for a few minutes. Here it is unzipped. Here are the two sides all glued in. Slather your glue of choice all over the inside of the tape and apply the inside fabric.