Pleated tote (beach bag) tutorial Before we went away, I decided that a new bag for the beach was a must – something big and roomy to hold books, magazines, sunscreen, hats, and all that other good stuff. So I made this big pleated tote, and it worked perfectly. This is a picture of it in action: And here’s a little tutorial in case you want to make one for yourself – doesn’t have to be for the beach either, it could come in handy for schlepping all kinds of things around town. Here’s what you need: two pieces of your main fabric cut in shape A four pieces of the top shape (B) in a contrasting fabric two pieces of a lining fabric in shape C one piece of the long rectangle for the strap in the contrasting fabric two pieces of the top shapes (B) and one of the strap in a medium weight interfacing
How to Recycle Yarn from a Thrift-Store Sweater October 4th, 2008 Email 62 users recommend When you're done ripping, you'll have hundreds of yards of brand-new yarn for knitting! Lee Meredith This example sweater is bulky yarn, so it'll be easier to see what's going on. 10 Free Crocodile Stitch Crochet Patterns By The Steady Hand on October 8th, 2012 60,079 views You probably know I am a huge fan of the crocodile stitch! In The Steady Hand Etsy shop there are some finished pieces made with the crocodile stitch available for purchase. Most of the patterns I used I purchased from Bonita Patterns BUT there are quite a few FREE crochet patterns that use the crocodile stitch. Below are 10 Free Crocodile Stitch Crochet patterns that I have found and added to my to-do list:
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. Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket It’s been a long week! I meant to post this sooner, but other things kept getting in the way. Better late than never? Anyhow, please read through the entire tutorial before you start. I will have a few tips at the end, that may help you to make decisions on the materials that you use.
15 Tips for Low Light Landscape Photography A Post By: Natalie Denton (nee Johnson) Capturing scenes in low light remains one of the most challenging aspects of photography, yet the results when executed well can be truly captivating. Whether it’s an energetic cityscape or ethereal seascape the possibilities are endless. Soda Can Tab Small Pendant Light A few weeks ago I was down in DC and had a chance to spend some time with my college roommate. Since she had witness a lot of my crafting first hand she was curious about the lights I’ve been making, and we spent a while brain storming what sort of materials I could try using next. I don’t remember exactly what made me think of it, but suddenly all I could see was the tabs from soda cans, layered like chain mail, hanging from a drum shade! Of course I had the small hiccup that I don’t actually drink things that come in cans (I hate carbonation so no soda, and no beer) but of course once again Etsy came to my rescue! I swear no matter how strange my idea I can almost always find the supplies I need on Etsy, I know I shouldn’t be surprised by that any more but I guess I still am. Next I briefly tried a piece of left over mesh laundry bag, and discovered that the fabric nature of the bag was much better for the tabs (as was simple thread.)
How to make gift bags from newspaper 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. Tutorial ~ Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets I know I say this every time, but I am so excited about this project! The possibilities are endless! And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time. I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns.
hand knitting yarns Note: This Crochet terminology is English, not American. 1. Holding yarn and hook Holding hook between first finger and thumb of right hand and letting second finger rest near point of hook, make a loop by wrapping the yarn round first and second fingers of left hand. Place the hook under the front loop and draw the back loop through. Song Lyric Wall Art / D.I.Y. Project A couple weeks ago, I found a paint-by-number at an unbeatable price. I can't pass these things up even though I already owned this particular design. I thought that I could maybe use it to make a fun D.I.Y., but my new rule is that all thrifts that I purchase with the intent of restyling need to get done right away. I have way too many half finished projects in my life.