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Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

Diary of a Quilter - a quilt blog

Wallet | Confessions of a Fabricaholic Wallet Tutorial See also the instructions I uploaded to BurdaStyle (they are the same, just in a different format). Download the PDF version here: Organizer Wallet *If you are interested in selling wallets made from this tutorial, please see the guidelines at the bottom of the page Features: snap tab closure6 credit card slotszippered pocket2 full width inner slip pocketsoptional: outer zipper pocket You will need: 2-3 fabric colors, about 1/2 yard totalinterfacing, 1/4 yardheavy duty snap, tools, and instructionszipper (I used 7″, but you can always cut it shorter)2nd zipper if you want an outer zipper pocketzipper footsize 16 needlea cutting mat and ruler make this much easier Cut your fabric: Sorry, this picture is not completely accurate 2 - 8.5″ x 9″6 - 8.5″ x 4.5″1 – 8.5″ x 4″1 – 8.5″ x 3.5″ (not pictured)1 – 8.5″ x 3″2 - 2.5″ x 5″ for snap tab (not pictured)1- 8.5″ x 8″ if you would like an outer zippered pocket The exact amounts of each fabric I used are as follows: Insert zipper: Step 1.

How to Sew with Bias Tape So we showed you How to Make your own Bias Tape, and you were psyched, but y’all asked for a primer on how to actually sew with it. So here you are, my friends. It’s quite simple and once you start you will end up using it all the time. Bias Tape finishes edges and keeps curves stabilized. , 8″ Dressmaker shears , and an awesome Bias Ruler . Get the basics on How to Sew With Bias Tape after the jump… And remember, any comment you leave this week could win you some Alexander Henry fabric and mod podge to get crafty with! How to Sew With Bias Tape First off, this is single fold bias tape: And this is double fold: Double fold bias tape is just single fold bias tape folded in half and ironed. I made the bias tape used in this tutorial using Tina Givens Opal Owl Grain in Ivory from Fabricworm. Single fold bias tape can be used instead of facing to create a finished edge, especially around a curve. So we are going to focus on double fold bias tape today. I’m going to walk you through it.

Indianna Dreams: TGIFF Phone Wallet "Half a Tutorial" This one is for my partner in the Fab Little Treasure Swap over on Flickr and a few have asked for some measurements. I wanted to use this tutorial from Liz, Confessions of a Fabricoholic for an Organizer Wallet as it is a great pattern, very clearly written and ample photos. I needed mine to be a finished size of 6" by 8" when open flat with a zip on the outside and a padded pocket on the inside. In general the wallet is made in 2 pieces, side A the outer and side B the inner. Here are a few measurements and hints on how to adapt the 2 tutorials I used. SIDE A (Outer) 6.5" x 8.5" - black spot outer 6.5" x 8" - red spot pocket lining, 6" zip Sew this side using the instructions given for inserting a zipper, with fabrics right sides together. SIDE B (Inner) 6.5" x 8.5" - wallet inner- green spot 6" x 8" - medium interfacing ironed onto wallet inner 6.5" x 7" - phone pocket - red spot 6"x 3.25" fleece ironed on to the phone pocket when folded in half.

popover sundress: free downloadable pattern We initially developed the Popover Sundress for Issue 6 of Sew Hip, the British sewing magazine. Now you can download it for free! Great for pursuing all sorts of naturalist adventures, or just spending a lazy summer day enjoying the sun, this loose-fitting A-line sundress has a contrast yoke with bias ties at the shoulder. The Popover Sundress makes an excellent first project for a new seamstress–or a quick project that provides almost instant gratification for someone with a bit more experience. The pattern comes in sizes 2-8 and provides many opportunities for customization. One early sewer even discovered that it can easily be made into a fully reversible dress. Download a copy of the pattern today and make a little girl very happy with a new dress for the last days of summer. Printing instructions: the pattern is provided as a PDF file sized specifically for 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Updated, August 2010: we’ve now released a version of this pattern suitable for an 18 inch doll.

Casey’s Elegant Musings DIY "Pillowcase" Baby Dress Pattern “Pillowcase” dresses are popular because they are so simple to make, the measurements aren’t super important, and they can grow with baby from a dress into a top. I guess they are often made out of pillowcases but I used regular old fabric. The small one pictured here fits about 0-3 months and the large one is about a 2T, templates for both are after the jump. See pics of it on my girl here, and get the full DIY on How to Sew A Pillowcase Dress after the jump…Pillowcase – Style Baby Girl Dress Free Pattern1. However, I will share with you this drawing of the sizes I cut. Baby Dress Template size 18 months – 2T: 2. 3. 2. If you are going to skip a trim and just hem, then go ahead and fold another 1/2″ iron and sew the hem in place (like the smaller dress pictured). Sew it in place: Now fold the trim under, iron and pin: Here’s a shot of the folding in action: Top stitch into place to complete your trimmed edge: 3. Sew in place along the fold: Sew it in place along the edge of the tape. 4. 5.

artsy-crafty babe So yes, I’ve been knitting. You know how it is when the mood strikes. I blame the cold weather. Knitting just feels right in cold weather, doesn’t it? Because I tend to over commit myself, I decided to start off with something small, something easily finishable. I knit a cowl. I started with the snow cowl. While I was weaving in the ends of the cowls I pulled out two sweaters that I knit ages ago, but never finished weaving in the ends - a Cuff to Cuff sweater and another Featherweight (my third one). My featherweight is too big for me now, but it’s a soft, squishy cardigan, so it doesn’t really matter. Totally in the knitting mood now, I decided to tackle my stash and get an idea of all the other UFO’s I had lying around. One of my discoveries was a sweater I started knitting for Ceci when I was pregnant with her. While I was at the yarn store, some more yarn came home with me.

Using a Rotary Cutter Sadly, the project you are looking for is no longer available. For our currently available sewing projects, please check out the galleries listed below! Accessories Bags + Pouches Felt Garments Holiday Home Toys + Hobbies View All! Craft Passion: Free Craft Patterns & Tutorials How to… make a Pillow Case Dress for Beginners If you're new here, you may want to join us on Facebook or Google +. Thanks for visiting! How to Make a Pillow Case Dress for Beginners, is part of the Make It Easy Series. Visit Hello Beautiful for the intro post or read below for more info. This week’s How To is a little “Pillow Case” dress for beginners. So.. If you are looking at getting your first sewing machine, this is a great Beginners Sewing Machine by Brother and currently at a GREAT deal on Amazon! I decided to add a “contrasting border” at the bottom of the dress – if you want life simple – don’t make the border. My little girl is a big 18mth old, so this is probably for a 2yrs old (she is 85cm, approx 33″). Materials: Fabric approx 20″ x 21″ if using one piece (or 17″ x 19.5″ main fabric, 4″ x 22″ border fabric), thread, ribbon, scissors, pins, iron, ironing board & sewing machine I am not much of an ironer, but when it comes to sewing, the iron is your *friend* and it is well worth doing! Step 1: Cut your fabric. Step 3: Arms

Keeping Those Noggins Protected! Baby Sunhat... Upon finishing my Bubble Ruffle Dress, I knew it just wasn’t quite complete without a little something extra for those bright sunny days I am anxiously awaiting! I went through my eldest daughters old hats, and found a nice stained one that fit the bill in sizing and started the deconstruction process… Nice upgrade from the hand me down, if I do say so myself. The best part are the belted loops that keep the little ribbon in place – I love that! For your free tutorial and pattern piece to make this 12 Month to 2T Sized Hat, click HERE. Want it reversible? Here’s to wishing and hoping and thinking and praying, planning and dreaming each night of Spring’s charms… Happy Sewing everyone! A Limited Commercial License is available for purchase for the Baby Sunhat, click below for more details… Jess Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO.

Yoga Skirt Tutorial (Toddler + Child + Women) Patty Young from Modkid shares this fun MODKID Yoga Skirt Tutorial with us today. You may already be a fan of Patty’s cute Modkid sewing patterns. Now you can add a series of these great skirts to your wardrobe with Patty’s tutorial and some of her beautiful, new knits! New Knits by Patty Young for Michael Miller are available for preorder in the shop. We’ll begin shipping these orders on 6/28. These sweet and comfy yoga skirts are a wardrobe staple at our house. Suggested Fabrics: Use stretch knits only: cotton interlock, jerseys, matte jerseys, lightweight double knits, stretch velvet or stretch lace, 54” to 58” wide. The first thing to do is to determine your measurements. Next, using measurements A & B, we will determine the size of your skirt pattern pieces. For example: My daughter’s waist measures 21” all around. For the twirly skirt panel, we will take Measurement B and add 1 inch to it (1/2” for the seam allowance at the waist and another 1/2” for the hem allowance.) 1. 2. 3.

~Ruffles And Stuff~