Nested Fabric Buckets Tutorial | Whipstitch I didn’t invent the idea of the fabric basket/bucket–nothing like–but I am certainly more than happy to walk you through how I made the ones I’m using in my studio. After discovering–purely by accident–that a smaller (prototype) bucket fit neatly inside the larger size I settled on, it occurred to me as I prepared to put together a tutorial that a set of nested buckets would be pretty cool. So, here they are: a set of three nested fabric buckets to mix-and-match at will. I’m even thinking the littlest size would make a sweet handbag for the spring, don’t you? I’m really digging on the graduated sizes, and still completely in love with the idea that these can be used as dividers, so that the biggest basket isn’t so super huge that there’s a ton of wasted space. These are all batted with a fusible fleece that I had on hand (supplemented when I ran low with some off the bolt at the shop), so they’re fairly soft-sided. Gather up your supplies and let’s Learn As You Sew ™! Supplies
Lots Of Best Sewing Tutorials Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARECatnip fish toy (Martha Stewart)Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity)Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home)Country gent dog coat with pattern (Craftzine)Collapsible travel dish (Craft Stylish)Color spectrum pet bed (Design Sponge)Custom-fit doggy coat (Pretty Little Things)Dog leash (The Purl Bee)Embellished doggy sweater (Miss Lovie)Fabric dog coat pattern (Cut Out & Keep) PFabric pet bed (Inspiration & Realization)Fabric pup tent (CasaSugar)Family connection writing center (Craftzine)Fleece dog bed (Dog Under My Bed)Pet pouches (The B Line)Sweater dog toys (Craft Stylish)Squeaky doggie bone (Laura Griffin)Water resistant doggy coats (Martha Stewart) FOR THINGS WITH TWO WHEELSBicycle bucket (Noodlehead)Bicycle frame lunch bag (Evil Mad Scientist)Bike seat cover (thimble)Good old bike seat cover (Pickles) Key wristlet (Chickpea Sewing Studio) Tweet This! Comments
How To Sew Darts - Coletterie For beginners, sewing darts tends to seem like a complicated step. I know that I was confused about getting a straight line and ending right at the point. Double pointed darts seemed even more confusing. Straight Dart Straight darts have only one point with dart legs along the edge of the pattern. 1. 2. 3. Curved Dart Curved darts are often used around the bust as they can be very flattering. 1. 2. 3. Double Point Dart Double point darts tend to be found on dresses with simple lines. 1. 2. 3. 4. Charming Window Pillows Hi! I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block. So I’ll share some things I found for getting nice points and neat windows. And they are a perfect showcase for your favorite charm pack. We’re going to make two pillows here – most efficient use of materials and all. 1 Just Wing It Charm Pack 1 3/4 Yards Bella Solid Snow 4 Just Wing It Fat Quarters Washable glue stick 2 Square pillow forms – 20″x20″ 2 18-20″ zippers (optional) Pink and Blue Matching thread (optional) Step One: In which you fold fabric and steam it into submission First, from the white yardage cut 5 strips the entire width of the fabric and each 10.5″ wide. Subcut each of those 5 strips into 10.5″ squares so that you end up with a total of 20 pieces. But you do need to make a perfect 9″ square out of poster board.
My Pattern Fitting Secrets I have picked up a handful of fitting hints I should not keep secret! Sewing should be FUN. When you think about fitting a garment the first thing to consider is:"what does everything hang off of?" Starting at my head my next widest part is my shoulders. My handy tool is a tracing of my neck and shoulders. This is the paper tracing. Let's start with getting the shoulder correct. 1) Collect a piece of paper wide enough and long enough to capture a tracing of your shoulder and neck. 2) Make a straight line down the center of the paper. 3) Tape the piece of paper on the wall at a level you can stand at and easily be traced fromStand so you are in the middle of the center line. 4) Have someone trace you by holding the pencil straight up. Have your helper put a nice big dot at your neck just as it turns to your shoulder (where a neckless chain would rest) and then at the peak of your shoulder. 5) Take down the paper and using a french curve tidy up and smooth out your shape. Now for the fun. 1.
Free Pattern Fitting Series Pattern Fitting Series I am presenting a pattern fitting series entitled "My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting". This series is written and produced solely by myself and all of the content is offered from my experience in the Fashion Industry and tailored to appeal to a DIY Sewist/Sewer. I hope that if you've had a difficult time with fitting yourself in the past that you will find my information helpful. If you'd like to read my opening post about the series I'm currently writing it's here.
Moda Bake Shop Top Sewing Tutorials From Mother Huddle The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. I thought I would start with the most popular and go from there! The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Recipes
Bag Your Jacket Lining Lining a jacket makes it last longer and become easier to slip on and off. Best yet, using the bagging method is as quick or quicker than finishing an unlined jacket. Photo: Sloan Howard. by Sandra Millettfrom Threads #88, pp. 56-59 Sewing jackets is something I like to do, but lining them is another matter. Prepare to bag All jackets benefit from having a lining; it lets the jacket slide easily over other clothes, drape correctly on the body, and stand up to wear and tear. If you're using a pattern without a lining, it's easy to make a lining pattern. The bagging procedure begins only after the jacket and lining have been constructed, but there are a few details to attend to before construction. Since the jacket's seam allowances will be pressed open, don't serge any two seam allowances together, as you might be tempted to do, for example, on the center-back seam. The next step is to create a temporary hem on the jacket. Join lining to jacketReady to sew nonstop?
Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Binky 'Leash' & Carry Bag This baby gift bundle of two binkys on their own little leashes and a matching drawstring carry bag is at the very Tip-Top of the Cutie-Pie Ranking & Rave Scale. For those of you unfamiliar with the C.P.R.R.S., a project's ranking consists of the combined number and volume of "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhs" generated at baby showers. It's an independent ranking, so don't even try to find it on Google. Our thanks to our pals at Michael Miller Fabrics for providing us with this absolutely wonderful fabric for our series of seven Baby Gift projects. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome DC2010 ) Supplies for TWO Binky Leashes and ONE matching Bag ⅓ yard of 45" wide primary fabric for leash A, bag top, and bag lining: ¼ yard of 45" wide secondary fabric for Leash B and bag bottom: All-purpose sewing thread in colors to match fabrics All-purpose sewing thread in contrasting color(s) for topstitching Small piece of lightweight fusible interfacing Snap setting tool 2 size 18 pearl-head snap sets Straight pins
Seven Essential Sewing Skills Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »
DIY Custom Fabric Labels Custom clothing labels using iron-on transfers (©2005, www.grumperina.com. Updated September 13th, 2010. Information and images contained within this tutorial are copyrighted and cannot be used for any unintended purposes without my explicit permission. E-mail me.) Many people have asked how I make these adorable and completely customized labels for my handknits: It's simple, cheap, creative, and allows me to put the recipient's name, fabric content, care instructions, and even a little cartoon on the label! Click here to proceed with the tutorial: You will need: - inkjet printer - iron (no steam!) - satin ribbon, 5/8" - 1/2" wide, or whatever is suitable for your project - anti-fraying liquid (Fray Check , Fray Block, etc.) - iron-on transfers, whichever are suitable for your printer. Let's get started! You will need to design your label using graphic software. Follow the instructions on your iron-on transfers. You can reuse the same iron-on transfer paper over and over again. Ta da! All done!