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40+ Fabric Wallet & Checkbook Covers: {Free Patterns}

40+ Fabric Wallet & Checkbook Covers: {Free Patterns}

DIY Lunch Bag All my closest friends know that I (Chanel) am forever on the search for the perfect, chic lunch box. And believe it or not, a lot of the prettiest and well-designed carriers out there are super expensive. So with this personal challenge in mind and with Picnic Week in the air, I was inspired to create my very own reusable lunch bag. Taking my pattern directly from the handy-dandy, classic paper lunch sacks that I predict will be around forever and ever, I put together this canvas version that’s reusable, washable and most of all, super pretty. There was a lot of hand-stitiching involved, but it wasn’t difficult at all and I’m head-over-heels in love with the final product. Keep reading for instructions, and I’d love to know how you all transport food around stylishly! canvaslunch sackpencil or fabric chalkstitching awlwaxed thread (I got this great multicolored spool at Tandy)2 needlesscissorsmatches or a lighter 1. 6. *photos by Camille

The Bra Dilemma Solved You can fit and sew your own bra to get just the style, size, fabric, and features you want. Scott Phillips To make your own bra, you'll need some special materials and findings. Check our source listings. Bras can be custom-fitted for your build. Robert LaPointe Photo: Scott Phillips by Cynthia Elamfrom Threads #71, pp. 36-40 For some women, it's easy to find bras that fit in styles they like. Well, if any of this sounds familiar, you'll be pleased to find out that making your own custom-fitted bra can be a quick and rewarding project. For the first bra, plan to spend an evening or so. Bra-styling optionsThe four elements of a basic bra include a bra band, cups, straps, and a closure (see Anatomy of a bra). Cups can be made of one, two, or three lined or unlined sections, with two being the most common. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5next> View all

How to Make a Recycled Dog Sweater January 12th, 2012 Email 419 users recommend This old vest may not have been flattering on a human, but it looks adorable on Gertie! Cal Patch This ill-proportioned vest is about to get a second wind. Here are the pieces you'll cut to make the dog sweater. Photo: Cal Patch Refashioning old or thrifted sweaters into dog sweaters is easy and fun. 1. (A) neck circumference + 1 inch(B) chest circumference (right behind the front legs) + 1 inch(C) length from collar to tail + 1/2 inch(D) underside length from collar to (just short of) the business end + 1 inch(E) distance from collar down to front leg(F) front leg circumference x 1/2 2. View 9 member project galleries

DIY Workout Shirt Happy Fashion Friday!I have a super fun arts and crafts project for my beautiful little bunnies to try over the holiday weekend! I love buying new clothes, but sometimes I love making them even more! I started college as a fashion design major, so I have always been a little crafty when it comes to recycling old T-shirts. This has to be my new favorite DIY reclaimed shirt. You can wear this casual racerback to your workout and then dress it up with a lacy bandeau when you meet your friends for some rabbit food afterwards. DIY Workout ShirtMakes 1 sexy little tank Ingredients: 1 old T-shirt 1 pair of scissors 20 minutes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Throw it on with some cute yogis, grab your water, and hit the gym! If you loved this DIY, you may also like my DIY Multi Strand Scarf!

5 Maxi Skirt Tutorials Maxi skirts, do you remember them back in the old days? Well I do because they were my favorite fashion item to wear in my teens i was obsessed with them, i had them in all colour ranges some were plain other were printed (told you obsessed) I wish that i had kept them because…. like with most fashion items they always tend to make a come back and they are now everywhere Want to know what i did last night….well i didnt get to sleep until 3am this morning because i was searching for tutorials on how you can make your own {I know, i know…you can thank me later} hee hee Lets get started then shall we? I feel in love with this skirt tutorial from {Lorenna Buck} and cant wait to make one or two! Can you imagine making a skirt in an hour? Another skirt i loved is this jersey skirt by {Megan Nielsen} Couldnt resist not sharing sharing this tiered maxi skirt tutorial by {Sew Much Ado} And that sums it up my lovelies my five favorite skirts that i would LOVE to sew.. comments

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? 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 »

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