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No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial

No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial
As promised, a recipe for making washable stand-up storage baskets: You'll need to cut 2 of each of these pieces (click on the pic to enlarge it to a readable size). The measurements are in centimetres because that's the way I was brought up (sorry). This basket's base is 15cm wide, but you could make any size using this slightly haphazard formula, where x is the width of the base and y is the height of the basket. Pieces cut, sew right sides together along these seams: Sew the boxed corners of the linings by folding the pieces open, matching the side seams with the bottom seams, and stitching across: Zig-zag the top edge of the smaller lining piece. Hem the bottom edge of the outer sleeve piece, turning up 1cm all round and stitching it down. Turn the lining pieces so that their right side faces out, and slide the outer sleeve over. Almost done, except for the fiddly part! Matching up the side seams, pin the outer sleeve to the lining. See the stitching on the corner?

a cluster of gleeful jam jars... how-to yes indeedy! it is a time for gleefulness and a time for handcraftedness now before we begin i must tell you several things, thing #1: this cluster of gleeful jams jars how-to, is perfectly suited to any random sized jar you have lurking around your nests. i found some in the back of my fridge, saved some as they became empty, others i decanted the contents so i could continue uninterrupted in my need to clothe little glass jars in warm jackets. indeed the more different sizes you have going on, the peachier it will look. thing #3: the only material i used in this gleeful cluster that has not been used and loved before is the cream yarn. thing #4: i believe the pictures pretty much speak for themselves in how the jackets are made, the crocheted little number i have given more instructions to. but as we go along you will see they are quite simple in their construction and also rather addictive. so without further ado, here are three little jacket ideas for this gleeful season... ingredients

Tutorial: Fabric Bucket/Basket | The Stitchin’ Chicken 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. You’ll know what I mean after you read through. This bucket/basket (I will refer to it as a bucket as we go through) is approximately 8″ wide x 6″ deep x 6″tall. Materials: Approx. 1/2 yd each – fabric for outside and fabric for liner Batting – 1/2 yd in length (please see notes at the end) Matching thread for assembly (you can use a contrasting thread for final top stitching if you choose) graph paper (or your choice of material to draw a pattern out on – see notes at the end) ruler pencil pins walking foot for machine (not required, but it makes it a lot easier to sew with the batting) First I am going to show you how to draw out a pattern. Pattern Drawn Out Side Ends Side Measurement for Front and Back Assembly:

How to make pretty lights... | kootoyoo Ambient light in 5 minutes flat! The jar lights I made created quite a bit of interest. The benefit of using LED lights over tealights is safety & if you’re having an outdoor party you don’t need to worry about weather as the light would of course be protected by the lid of the jar. Edit: I used large jars which were purchased very cheaply from a homewares store but used kitchen jars would work too. The LED battery operated lights that I used were purchased from Bunnings. I’m seriously considering setting up something in the garden similar to this brilliant piece of garden art… freshly installed& 3 months later which was inspired by Margie’s project here. Of course, you don’t really need a how to…it’s a speed demon type project. & because I wanted to try out the embed feature through Google Docs… you just need to click the little icon in the top right (open in new window) if you want to print the pdf. If you liked this idea you might also like the wrapped tealights.

French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) 1 yard of 45" wide fabric or ¾ yard of 60" wide fabric PER BASKET: we used Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Tournesal for the large basket and Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Texture for the small basket 2 yards ½" cotton twill tape: we used off white One or more straight-sided baskets: we found ours at Michael's All-purpose thread in colors to match fabricsAll-purpose thread in contrasting color for topstitchingSee-through rulerFabric pencilIron and ironing boardScissors or rotary cutter and matStraight pins Measure your basket Measure the width of the front (the back will be the same measurement). Tags:

DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Collapsable Fabric Storage Totes / Articles How do you make organization fun, functional and fashionable? Believe it or not, that is not a trick question. Custom storage totes can solve a variety of organizational challenges. Whether you have storage needs around the house or when you are on the go, a collapsible tote can be used for a variety of purposes. In addition, it can be designed to meet size and decorating preferences. To get started, determine the height, width and length of the tote you intend to make. Use the pattern to cut two pieces of fabric. If you wish to add handles to the tote, cut a length of webbing and sew it to the right side of the fabric. Once the handles are attached, place both pieces of fabric together (wrong sides facing each other). With the lining fabric facing you, begin to match and stitch the edges of the tote. When all of the sides are stitched, turn the tote right side out. The finished tote will collapse for easy storage. Organize miscellaneous supplies in your car with a tote. Supply List

MAGIC Decal Transfer Tutorial with Free Printables! Some of you may remember, a little while back I posted a tutorial for DIY waterslide decals. Among other things, I mentioned how awesome they are for creating custom embellishments without the need for any fancy-pants equipment. Yep, waterslide decal paper is a truly fab product, though as great as it is, there is one drawback – although it’s somewhat tough it’s not especially durable. Magic decal coating paper is a product designed to be used in conjunction with standard decal paper to make the finished transfers super durable – yes, even dishwasher resistant! If you’re already familiar with magic decal coating paper then please excuse my tardy excitement, though for everyone else who is just getting to the party now too, feel free to start throwing the streamers! My recently acquired assortment of SLOM jars from IKEA were awaiting some DIY craftiness and seemed the perfect candidates for my first magic decal experiment. 1 Image to transfer. Use anything you like. 2 Printer. 5 Laminator.

Lace candle holder I love candles and candle holders. They are what you call in Dutch ‘gezellig’ (cosy). The simple glass ones are really cheap and you can find a lot of them in thrift stores. These lace candle holders are made with those candle holders but you can use small drink glasses for this project to! The full instruction continues after the jump . . . What you need - Glass candle holder - Lace fabric - Mod Podge - Brush - Scissors - Measuring tape How you make it Measure the glass candle holder all around and cut the lace.

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