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Braided Rag Rug

Braided Rag Rug
pin your three sewn strips anywhere you can be comfy (you are going to be there for a while! i did mine to my runner on my dining room table) this is the start of your braid. once you get close to the end of your braid you are going to fold over the end of your strip and snip with your a slit. grab the end of your new strip (the end without the slit) and pull through both slits (from behind) this will adjoin your strips and you will be able to continue your braid this is what it should look like, now keep braiding. once you get close to the end of your braid you are going to do the same as you did before and make a slit at the ends of your braided strips and at the beginning of your next strips this time wanted to add color so i took one strip of the honey bun and two of the white strips i cut out. it should now look like this. this will be what you do through out the whole process of braiding your rug. one color in the middle and two whites on the outside. look what you made! Related:  Crafty Resources

21st Century Window Beads Remember those groovy plastic window beads of the 60's? They were my inspiration for this quick and easy way to get some great new fabrics in your decorating design. Go to the moda fabric website with your own decorating colors in mind and I'm sure you'll find they have just the line you need! One honey bun (I used Sultry by Basic Grey to go in my pink & brown bathroom ) Wood craft beads with large holes First off, a little bit of math is required. Now, before we do the tiny amount of sewing that is required, I will show you a couple ways you can get this done with no sewing at all. Another idea would be to attach each strip with various buttons For this window I sewed the top "sleeve". After a quick measure, I'd flip it over and sew continuously, never cutting the thread from the previous strip. You'll see I applied a piece of low-tack tape to the machine as a temporary sewing guide so that my line stayed straight. I can't tell you how badly I wanted to do fabric covered beads for this.

How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden Good news and bad news. I had planned to film a short video showing you how to make a pallet garden, but the weather didn’t cooperate. I was stapling the landscape fabric onto the pallet when it started drizzling and got really windy. That’s the bad news. But I know I promised a tutorial today, so I took photos and have kept my word to share how to make the pallet garden. I tried to be as detailed as possible. So keep reading my pallet loving friends, instructions on how to make your own pallet garden are just a few lines away… Find a Pallet The first thing you need to do is–obviously–find a pallet. Don’t just take the first pallet you find. Collect Your Supplies For this project, you’ll need the pallet you found, 2 large bags of potting soil, 16 six packs of annual flowers (one six pack per opening on the face of the pallet, and two six packs per opening on the top of the completed pallet garden), a small roll of landscape fabric, a staple gun, staples, and sand paper. Now for the sides.

French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from Pottery Barn, Storables and Crate & Barrel, picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. Take note that this project uses a ¼" seam allowance rather than our site standard ½". Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160DC) 1 yard of 45" wide fabric or ¾ yard of 60" wide fabric PER BASKET: we used Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Tournesal for the large basket and Moda's French General in Rouenneries Roche Texture for the small basket 2 yards ½" cotton twill tape: we used off white One or more straight-sided baskets: we found ours at Michael's All-purpose thread in colors to match fabrics All-purpose thread in contrasting color for topstitching See-through ruler Fabric pencil Iron and ironing board Scissors or rotary cutter and mat Straight pins Measure your basket Measure the base. Optional handle opening Final measurements Tags: Section:

Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk. Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts: Check out these t-shirt scarves! Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial. Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here. Looks like I have a lot of projects ahead of me to keep me from cleaning out my closet!

Quilted Ironing Board Cover Hi! My name is Jenny and I am so excited to be a designer here at the Bake Shop! This is my first recipe. If your ironing board cover is dull as dishwater, it may be time to spruce it up! I guarantee ironing will be a little more fun when you have something pretty to iron on, like Kate Spain's gorgeous Verna line. 1 Jelly Roll - Verna by Kate Spain 2 Yards of Muslin Luna Batting - Crib Size 3 Yards of 1/2" Wide Ribbon Coordinating Thread * Note: all seams are 1/4" 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. One sassy ironing board cover! Enjoy!

What can you do with an old pallet? So many things! If you ever come across the opportunity to pick up a few pallets take a look at some of the ideas I have come across for recycling old pallets into furniture and other practical and decorative pieces. I would like to mention that the designs below were found at various sources on the Internet. Make furniture for your home ABOVE: Mobius Living take pallets to a new level, offering clients the opportunity to buy ready-made coffee tables. ABOVE and BELOW: Who would have thought that a humble pallet could be transformed into so many practical pieces. ABOVE: All it takes is a few reclaimed timber pallets to make up your own living room furniture In the kitchen ABOVE and BELOW: Don't stop there... ABOVE: ReadyMade magazine transforms an ugly timber pallet into contemporary furniture for a dining room. In the bedroom ABOVE and BELOW: Complete your Shabby Chic bedroom with a rustic headboard made from... an old pallet ! In the garden Pallets for pets Find and prepare your pallet

Tutorial: Sprocket Pillows These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify the instructions/pattern so they are beginner friendly, and super fun to make. There are pattern templates for two sizes: Click the link below to download the pattern templates *For best results, print the templates directly from google docs (click file on the left and print). ** Please do not re-post the link to these templates on your own website! You will also need: Large fabric scraps for the top wedges, a 5" x width of fabric strip for the middle (plus a little extra for the large size), a fat quarter for the back, a bag of poly-fill stuffing, and a button and thread for the center. Let’s get started!!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Large Pillow: 5" x 50" strip Small Pillow: 5" x 43 1/2" strip Sew the ends of the strip right sides together using a 1/2" seam allowance and press. 7. Remember that you can’t use too many pins! 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

How to make your own pore strips You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop? Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. 1M+Measure 1 Tablespoon of Knox Unflavored Gelatin – 8 oz unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency. Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. 1M+Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. (Visited 24,518,886 times, 566,445 visits today)

Zip-up Earbuds » LauPre I love to have my music with me everywhere I go, but I hate the tangled mess my wires become when I toss them in my bag or pocket. Last night I whipped up a fun and functional solution by adding a zipper to my earbuds. This project took me around an hour to do (perfect for catching up on some t.v. from hulu.com). The supplies are few; basic sewing supplies, a pair of headphones, and a nice long zipper. I happened to have this crazy purple and gold nike zipper I found thrifting a while ago, it seemed perfect for this project. The first step is to pull the earbuds apart, to separate the wires all the way down to the plug. Next, take one side of your headphones and one side of the zipper tape and start stitching the wire into the tape. It’s as easy as that! Then unzip them to the length I want and put them on so much faster than having to untangle the mess!

The Magic With Corks If you enjoy in good wine and you didn’t trow away the old corks you can create interesting home gadgets that are both interesting and creative. Home decorating can be improved using one of the 25 home ideas with corks we presented here. You don’t need to spend money for your home, you can easily recycle and reuse the old corks for coasters, maths and much more. Stamps Thread Spool Corks Wreath Magnetic Cork Planters Cork Ball Key Chains Coasters Cork Letter Placecard Holders Trivet Bathmat Plant Marker Cheese Knives Cork Candles Cork Candle Votives Simple Cork Necklace Embroidered Cork Necklace Wine Corkboard Champagne Cork Knobs Wine Charms Lampshade Fridge Magnets Animal Sculptures Cork Pen Journaling corks arts, corks usage, diy corks

Free Diaper Bag Pattern Yet another free diaper bag pattern for my readers and wow, this one is a beauty. This gal took many weeks of designing and tweaking, yet I'm still giving her away for free. Roomy enough to hold all your baby gear yet still cute. This isn't a big bulky tank, this bag has style! I call it "The Detour Diaper Bag" because having a baby puts your life on detour...but it is a scenic route worth taking. Enjoy! Due to popular demand, I'm now offering Limited Production Licenses so you can make and sell these diaper bags in your own shops or at craft fairs! Materials Needed: 1.5 yards canvas or other sturdy fabric1.5 yards lining fabric1/2 yard patterned fabricmagnetic snap, 7" zipper & velcrointerfacing (optional)pins, scissors, sewing machine, etc Here is The Detour Diaper Bag - free diaper bag pattern in PDF format. It will print on 7 regular letter sized pages for you to tape together. First, print out the pattern pdf from the link above and tape the first six sheets together. Like magic!

Giant Doily Rug Blown up your doily and move it from table to floor!!!! Giant doily rug or floor mat is one of the most wanted crochet rugs in the recent years since it was created and made well-known by Ladies & Gentleman. Look at it, doesn’t its sublimity spice up the floor and the home decor? This giant doily rug is for my sister’s new house, I am going to make another one for mine when I am moving in… hopefully end of this year. The pattern I used is a modified 8-Point Poinsettia Doily from a Japanese crochet book, but basically you can use your favorite doily pattern to make it. . took part of the time since it comes in 200 feet each and I used 7 of them to make this. The total working hour to complete this doily rug is approximately 16 hours. Let’s jump to the crochet pattern after this and watch me how to join the braided cotton clothesline rope that has fiber core in it. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners

sewing 101: making a pouf Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!) This project is a little challenging to sew, but it’s not too difficult, so if you’re comfortable with the basics of sewing, give it a try. I love the idea of making a set of these poufs in a range of sizes, for a sculptural stack of cushions that will become a room element in their own right. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Finished Dimensions: 17” diameter by 10” tall What You’ll Need ¼ yard each 12 coordinating fabrics (I used quilting cottons) 1 yard muslin 3 pounds fiberfill stuffing 2 large buttons (approximately 1 ½”) 2 flat metal washers, slightly smaller than your buttons 12” upholstery needle (get this where upholstery supplies are sold) fishing line sewing thread hand sewing needle sewing machine sharp scissors iron 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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