Ruffly Shirt Refashion Here's a little refashion I did the other day! I almost didn't post it because I didn't want you to see the horrible pictures of me, and because there's no shortage of ruffly t-shirt tutorials out there, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. Pride before the fall, right? :o) This shirt was a little $5 Target special that my husband got at Christmas time. 1: To make it, you'll need to take a long-sleved shirt, and cut the sleeves off so they are a nice short-sleeve length: 2: Then cut each sleeve into two 4" strips, and trim another 1" section off of each, leaving 4 3" strips. 3: Sew one end of two of the 3" strips to the end of the other two, to make 2 very long 3" strips. 4:Gather both the 3" strips into ruffles that are the length of the front of your shirt. 5: Lay the ruffles on the front of your shirt, with gathered edges ouching, then lay your 1" strip over the gathers, and pin well. 6: Sew the 1" strip and ruffles on to your shirt with a zig-zag stitch. Take care!!
Gathered Clutch Tutorial Anna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial. What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials! If you love pouches you might also like these zippered pouch tutorials! Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch How To Make A Gathered Zippered Pouch 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 interfacing Cutting 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. Turn tube right side out and press with seam in the middle. Grab the 13″ wide main exterior piece.
make your own bookbinding awl I recently started learning about the art & craft of bookbinding and quickly realized that although the tools for the process last a long time, the cost can add up to quite a big hole in ones pocket. After doing a bit of research, looking and shopping, I decided that I could make some of the tools myself with materials that I already had at home. So here is my first one... the versatile and easy to make bookbinding awl! The awl is used to make perforations on paper and materials such as grey board. Then, those perforations are used as guides for the needles when "sewing" together the books/notepads/etc. This is how you can make your own. REVISION: Thanks so much for your comments and suggestions! Tutorial: rounder roomy bag Here's my tutorial for the bag you've seen here you need two pieces of outer fabric cut following this pattern (full size pattern also available as attachment at the bottom of this post) it's real sized, but of course you can change it or enlarge it as you like.Then two pieces of lining fabric, but you don't need to cut the tiny triangles.Two wooden rings if you like to make the straps like I did. you start seving the triangles. Just fold the fabric right sides together and line the sides of the triangles. sew. right sides facing, sew like shown.When turned on the right side, here's how the bottom of the bag will look like Do the same with the lining, but leave a little space in the bottom unsewn (5 cm?) To add the zipper, I used my before you sew the outer fabric and the lining together, think about the closure and the straps you want for your bag. Tie a knot and... voilà
Search Results UPDATE!! Now with TUTE! Hey all!! Here's a dress I made from this cool sequinny stripy fabric I found... the stripes underneath is just a top because the fabric is sheer I love this dress, I'm so proud of it The sleeves are a bit weird I just kindof made it up as I went along thanks for looking! Hi again! My instructions may be weird... please let me know if they don't make sense anywhere.Basic Steps:1. Here's how it should look when put together: I would love to know if anyone makes one! Melli Creating Helmets and Armor from Videogames for Fun and Profit! The lovely thing about basing a project off of a video game is that a designer somewhere has gone through the immense trouble of making a beautiful 3D model for you to work from. If the game you're basing your project on happens to be available for PC, then chances are there is a modding community out there that has extracted these files and can help source some perspective still images or even the 3D model itself. (Pic 2) For this project I'll be building the female "Ancient Nord Helmet" (also called the female Draugr helmet) from Skyrim. The models for this helmet were provided to me by a gent who mods these games, and I used the perspective screenshots in order to make 2D blueprints of the top, sides, bottom, and front/back of the helmet. (Pic 3) There is a rather large community of costumers who also employ a method called Pepakura (essentially complex paper folding and cutting) in order to achieve very similar results using game files as a base.
Lined Paper Tee by Maybe Matilda I’m pretty dang excited to be guest posting on U Create, of all places, with an easy and fun project for you. Just in time for heading back to school, I came up with this cute top: My name is Rachel, and I blog over Maybe Matilda. I think this lined paper tee is such a fun way to bring out the inner student, and possibly even encourage a little bookishness in a little one (maybe that’s a stretch, but a girl can hope, right?). It’s really simple to put together, and you can easily make it in any size. Here’s what you’ll need to make this tee: a white tank, tee, or onesie masking tape foam brush blue and red acrylic paint fabric painting medium (available at craft stores–you’ll find it with the paint supplies) To start, place some cardboard between the front and back of the top so your paint doesn’t bleed through to the back of your shirt, then place your tape in straight horizontal lines across your shirt to mark the areas where you’ll paint your blue lines.
Super cute sewing tutorials Have you visited Anna Graham's blog Noodlehead yet? If you like to sew things that are so cute you can't stand it, rush right over there. Here's her free tutorial for gathered clutches (also available as a PDF pattern with other styling options for purchase right here.) Or maybe you want a little zippered pouch with a key ring. Tutorial here. Maybe you want that zippered wallet to have some adorable detailing. Or maybe you want to sew a bike basket, a diaper keeper, a mail organizer, or a host of other useful things listed on Anna's blog. To see the lovely things others have made from her tutorials, like Yellow Poplar's pouches above, visit the Noodlehead Tutorials Flickr pool.
Werewolf Stilts, digitigrade legs. The epic costume requires much preparation. Inspired by the designs from supernatural themed movies these stilts are metal and plastic which makes for a safer and longer wearable appendage. All of the computer generated templates and drawing files are located in the digi.rar file on the materials page. I recommend that you download and read this entire instructable before beginning your project. Build early so you can practice and get used to walking in these stilts. You can download the complete instructions in 2 parts in the materials section of this instructable. I spent approximately $120 to build these. The stilts shown weigh about 8 pounds each. The stilts pictured were tested thoroughly bay a person weighing 200 pounds plus carrying an additional 30 pounds of weight. NOTE!!!!
Hungry Monster Nom-Nom Swap - ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS You can sign up for this swap here: Whoever said "Cute doesn't need a reason" sure knew what she was talking about! Case in point: these CUTE little monsters! Ellen calls it a Monster Tooth Pillow, and it was created for children waiting for the Tooth Fairy. Wouldn't one of these be a great gift for your friends (both young and old) at Halloween, with some candy in the mouth? We want to start sign-ups for this swap in just a couple of days. The hungry monster is easy to make, so if you have a sewing machine, you CAN do it! Fabric Folder Portfolio Tutorial This week I made a couple more fabric portfolio folders, and so as promised, I'm here to show you how I made them. I decided not to use the iron-on vinyl with these, but I'm not totally giving up on the laminated cover idea, yet. ;-)Let's get started... 1.) First you'll need 3 pieces of fabric all cut to 13"x10". 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) 7.) 8.) 9.) 10.) 11.) If anything isn't clear, just yell. If you're not ready to try this project on your own, I'll have a few of these in pretty vintage fabrics on the website or in the Etsy shop this week. Happy sewing! This project is also part of The Twice Remembered Cottage "Make Your Monday" link event.
How to Convert an Ordinary Suit Coat into a Tail Coat Materials: Suit Coat Piece of Chalk Scissors Pins and/or Safetypins Needle & Thread or Fabric Glue Step I: Finding a Coat Finding a suit coat free or for cheap is quite easy. Before you go shopping for one, ask your parents, friends and family if they have any sitting around that you can have. Often, relatives will have a lot of them, so pick through what they have to find one you like. If you are not so lucky as to get a coat for free, look through thrift stores, ideally the Salvation Army or, failing that, Goodwill. Step II: Choosing a Coat Choosing a coat is also easy, and your primary concern is that your coat is comfortable and looks the way you like; although remember that you can always change or customize the color of the coat and buttons. If you want to dye or bleach the coat, make sure you do this before you begin cutting. Step IV: Cutting Before you cut, you will need to loosen the lining for when you start cutting. Now you can begin cutting. With that, you are finished.
Make It and Love It: Decorate My Home, Part 3 - Gathered Pillow You know I’ve made pillow slipcovers before…..here. But this time I wanted some real texture on my pillow. I have seen this gathered technique on pillows at the store…..and gave it a try at home. And came up with this: And the back is just the same as the tutorial here: (And the blue/teal pillows in the background were made with the tutorial here as well, and I found that upholstery fabric at Hancock Fabric. **Fabric: I used an upholstery fabric that was a bit satin-y looking. To make……measure your pillows. Then I placed pins all along one of the 22 inch long edges, spacing my 9 pins evenly….making the two outer pins only 1/2 an inch from the edge. Then I did the same thing to the other end….and then down the center. Then make a basting stitch (the widest length of stitch on most machines) going the width of your fabric, keeping in line with your pins. Then use a piece from your scrap pile that is 22 x 22 inches. Start pulling the top thread of your top seam and gather your fabric.
Grecian Draped Tank from Skirt (with tutorial). Hey, I'm feeling long winded tonight, so I thought I would over-explain something. Yay! First off, here’s the shirt hanging on my closet door with a monster fur scarf that you can barely see. Anyway...the trick to this shirt is to use a skirt that really hangs well. This is what I did... (Yeah, my tutorial consists of tiny, ghetto, mouse-drawn pictures, and for that I apologize.) You'll probably want to use a shirt that fits well as a guide, but you guys already knew that. See, it looks all toga-ish, like a Grecian statue. Here I am in the bathroom mirror, so you can see the nice draping. This is my favorite reconstruction so far -- and I can even wear it to work.