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!
French Desk Set: Basket LinersI 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:
Tutorial: Sprocket PillowsThese 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.
Free Diaper Bag PatternYet 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!
Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Binky 'Leash' & Carry BagThis 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. It's called Pretty Bird from Pillow & Maxfield . 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 Binky Leash
elm street life: DIY: Bow clutch sewing tutorial.And fiiiinally... the tutorial you've been waiting for. This is my first real sewing tutorial - which scares me a bit, because I've never actually taken a sewing class, so I don't know all the terminology. What I do know is that I've learned to sew lots of things by reading tutorials, so hopefully I can make this simple enough that even you beginners can feel confident making a bag. And yes, a bag with a zipper! It can be done, I promise.There are plenty of photos, so hopefully that will help. **Also, please note except where I say, "Sew close to the edge," I am using a 1/2" seam allowance throughout. Ok, let's get started! Supplies you'll need: 1/2 yard exterior fabric* 1/4 yard interior fabric (I recommend a quilting cotton) 9" zipper that matches your exterior fabric 1/4 yard #808 Pellon Craft Fuse interfacing Sewing thread that matches your exterior fabric Sewing machine Scissors Pins Iron & ironing board *I recommend a medium to heavier weight cotton for this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Gathered Clutch TutorialAnna of Noodlehead is sharing the most beautiful gathered pouch tutorial. What a perfect gift! Anna has plenty of gorgeous gift giving inspiration at her blog. Don’t miss her tutorials! If you love pouches you might also like these zippered pouch tutorials! Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch How To Make A Gathered Zippered Pouch Materials needed: 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you’ll definitely have scraps leftover)8″ zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the packagescraps of medium weight fusible interfacing Cutting the pieces: For the main exterior, cut two pieces, one 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide, and one 5.5″ tall by 13″ wide (this will be the gathered front) Pieces of medium weight fusible interfacing for exterior pieces of clutch: (2) 5.5″ tall by 9″ wide For the front band, cut one piece 4″ tall by 9″ wide. Turn tube right side out and press with seam in the middle. Grab the 13″ wide main exterior piece.