Back with buckets ! Hiya, Here is my very belated bucket tutorial. I was hoping to do this for Whiplash but never mind. There are probably a gazillion versions of these floating around in the craft cyberspace, so these are the way I make mine. For each bucket you will need:· 5 ½ x 18 ½ inch strips of outer fabric, light wadding and iron–on interfacing.· 6 x 18 ½ inch strip of lining fabric (note it is a bit bigger so you get the nice trim at the top.· Circles measuring 6 inches across in outer, wadding, interfacing and lining for the base. Step 1. With outer fabric and lining right sides together (and the wadding interfaced piece under the outer fabric) sew along the long (18 1/2 inch) edge that will be the top of the bucket. You can see the layers here. Open up and press the seam. Step 3. Take the short (5 1/2 inch) sides together and sew along creating a tube. Step 4. Sew the bottom into the outer fabric end right sides together.
Reversible Patchwork Bag Something I've wanted to do really bad... A new sewing tutorial!! It really makes me happy that you guys enjoyed my sewing tutorialsand made beautiful fabric baskets, camera cases, and pen cases.My finding is that you like easy & quick projects like I do!How about this reversible patchwork bags that are easy and quickto make and can be lovely little handmade gifts? Cut out 32 of 2 1/2" squares. Arrange to make 2 sets of 16 x 16 top layers. Sew each row consisting of 4 squares. 4 rows completed! Press seams to one direction, making sure ones next to each otherare pressed to opposite directions. Now let's sew all the 4 rows together. Press seam open. Do the same for the rest of 16 squares and nowyou have 2 patchwork tops complete! Sew them right sides together. Cut out the bottom 2 corners. Turn the bag out. Cut out 2 pieces measuring 8 3/4" x 1 1/2".These will be casing for cords. Fold the edges like this. Fold the pieces in middle, wrong sides together and press. Prepare two 22" long craft cords.
Tutorial: Reversible Tissue Box Cover Thanks so much for lots and lots of sweet commentsencouraging me to write up a tute for the tissue box coverand I'm sorry I couldn't catch up with you guys sooner.I had some other projects to wrap up and school keptme pretty busy for the past few weeks. But here I am backwith the tutorial for a super easy + quick reversible tissue box cover!Hope you'll enjoy.... ;) ***Fabric Measurements for a tissue cover that willfit on a tissue box including Kleenex 200 ct ExteriorEight 7 1/2" x 2 7/8" piecesTwo 5 1/2" x 4 5/8" pieces InteriorTwo 7 1/2" x 10" piecesTwo 5 1/2" x 4 5/8" pieces (1/4" seam allowances included) ***Other supplies*** elastic strip (3/4 wide, 5 1/2" long) Let's cut out eight pieces for the exterior cover.I chose 4 different fabrics, two pieces from each. Now with right sides together, sew four pieces together, aligning long edges. Repeat it with the rest of the four piecesand press seam open. Press seam open, including the middle part which you didn't sew. Hooray! Yup, Exactly.
Remember the Day Burlap Feed Sack Pillow by nextdoortoheaven 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?
DIY | Parafernalia No se vosotros, pero yo soy de las que intento llevarme el tupper al trabajo. No siempre lo consigo, pero la verdad es que no tienen ni punto de comparación poder disfrutar de algo casero que tomarse un triste sándwich. Y casi peor los menús desaboríos que servían en mi centro. Mucho más sano, sabroso y económico llevarte algo hecho por ti, aunque sean las sobras del día anterior. El caso es que siempre me ha supuesto un problema decidir donde transportar los tuppers. Me he cosido una bolsa a medida. La verdad es que es una tontería de hacer. Esta vez en vez el paso a paso es un poco diferente. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. No tiene nada. ¿Qué os parece el resultado? Si te ha gustado compartelo
Green...Easy Knit Produce Bag Green…can mean more than one thing. There is green the color. And green, as in environmentally friendly. Today I am combining those two meanings into one with the: I made my reusable produce bag out of an old knit T-shirt. And then I went crazy! It is really easy and requires very little sewing. So let’s get started shall we? 1.)You just take an old T-shirt and turn it inside out. I made some small, some large. Some using the existing T-shirt hem and some not. 2.)Sew with a straight stitch or a narrow zig zag all the way around. Or you can finish the edge with: A French seam. A zig-zag stitch or serged edge - my favorite way. Make the seam allowance much smaller - like 1/8 of an inch. Or fold the seam allowance over to one side and stitch all the way around. 3. )You can do this next part 2 ways: Option 1: Draw lines to help guide you when you cut slits. and snip, snip, snip…with the tips of your scissors. You want to stagger the cuts like so… Option 2: Using your rotary cutter… 4.) 5.) That’s it!
Monogrammed Cell Phone Covers I recently got a Smartphone and looked into buying a monogrammed cover for it. When I saw the $50 price tag, I knew it was not going to happen. The only way I was going to be able to afford one, was to make one. I ended up making more than one as I was having so much fun coming up with different looks, fonts, and styles that I made a few. A few for me and a few for my friends and family. Here is how I made them. I found the clear case at the phone cover kiosk at my local mall, it was $12. I gathered some scrapbook papers I liked. Along with a glue stick, paper hole punch, and a small pair of scissors. 1. Make sure it fits in and then cut out the camera hole. Using my computer I created a few monograms. Print your monograms, names, or initials onto computer paper. Glue to the center of the piece of scrapbook paper.
Nature Brights Kitchen: Plastic Bag Keeper/Dispenser For years, I simply stuffed my recycled plastic bags in an old, cracked plastic bucket under my sink. Very stylish! It was a mess, and nearly always overflowing. This clever plastic bag keeper/dispenser tidied things up perfectly. I put mine on the pantry door, but it would also work great over a doorknob, inside a cupboard or just hanging from a hook on the wall. Easy to store; easy to retrieve. Our original sample was done in Patty Young's Flora & Fauna collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. Optional: Finish the raw edges of each fabric piece by stitching around all sides with a simple zig zag. Hanging strap Lay the 2" x 11" Color A strip right side down on your ironing board. Top section Center interfacing piece on the wrong side of one of the 5" x 20" Color A pieces. Set finished top section aside. Bag body Working from the bottom up, you are going to piece strips together to make your bag body. Find the Color A 5½" x 20" rectangle and one Color B 5" x 20" rectangle. Elastic casing
Sweetheart Tray My honey and I aren’t big on lavish expenditures on Valentine’s Day. Usually, we spend it at home with just a few decadent treats like dark chocolate and champagne ~ a thoughtful card with a sweet sentiment is always exchanged. For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to craft something with the sheet music from our wedding song, but couldn’t decide what to do. A card? Perfect for serving chocolates and bubbly today . . We’ve been married over 11 years, and our wedding song was Harry’s version of ‘It Had to Be You’. Sing to me darling, sing to me! Where was I? *dazed by Harry* Oh yes! Making a Sheet Music Tray I started with an old melamine tray with a floral pattern I’ve had for years but wasn’t using. Next, I snagged the pages of sheet music from my stash. Knowing I’d never fit all three pages, I cut the excerpts from the stanzas into strips. You could use this same idea for a favorite poem, lullaby, quote, whatever ! . . . all while humming along with Harry Wishing all who celebrate a very:
Ten minute no-sew recycled t-shirt bag! Tutorial time! I got a gig teaching a recycled t-shirt project at the library a few months ago, with a request for a recycled tee bag – the only bags I’d made from tees in the past had required sturdy sewing, and I didn’t want hand-sewing to be the only thing holding the bottom closed in a class version of the bags, so I started brainstorming about some kind of hand-sewing-friendly or no-sew bag idea…. and here’s what I came up with! The simplest version of these bags is great for smaller tees, or the more light-weight kind of girl-tees – just turn the bottom of the shirt into a drawstring and tie it closed! As you can see, even with a not huge tee, this will still leave a significant hole in the bottom of your bag, but for purposes like grocery shopping, this size hole shouldn’t really matter… But to make smaller holes, just make more than one of them! Here’s a bag bottom with 2 holes: You could make it rounded, V-shaped, or squared like this one: My finished Sonic bag!
"even artichokes have hearts": i am hand-made: detachable pocket *UPDATE: this is now available to buy as a pdf pattern - please click |here|* here is one of the new pieces that i've made for the shop. after i posted about my tote bag diy the other day, i noticed a lot of people mentioned pockets and how they hate digging around at the bottom of their bags. so i sketched out a few ideas for this, and after trying it out yesterday i think it's actually a damn good idea (if i do say so myself!). i have a few changes to make; mostly a few stitch details, and i've also worked out a better strap method that isn't so bulky. there are three compartments- including one that fits an iphone perfectly and the extra pocket attached to the front. i tested it out with my essentials- phone, keys, lipbalm, pen & a mini notepad. all you have to do is wrap the straps around the straps of your bag, and secure them in place with the button. so what do you think? p.s. you can now also follow my blog through hello cotton here :)
You Asked 4 It: Structured Fabric Baskets - Sew4Home Another You Asked 4 It survey request crossed off the list. Several people asked about structured fabric baskets. We're guessing there must be a lot of Sew4Home fans out there with a lot of stuff they need to organize in some terrific totes. We've come through with not just one but a pretty pair: a large basket measuring 10" wide x 8" tall x 6" deep and a small companion at 8" wide x 7" tall x 5" deep. The two nest perfectly together. We dove into our stash for this project and came us with four beautiful Michael Miller Fabric prints that are still available through numerous outlets. We found Divine Damask in Black at Fabric.com , Hawthorne Threads and Emerald City Fabrics . Our You Asked 4 It survey article is still live on the site and we still check for new comments. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Memory Craft 5200 ) New Denim needle Our fabric cut recommendations are generous to allow for fussy cutting . ½ yard of 44-45" wide fabric for the basket exterior: Seam gauge