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DIY No Knit Scarf

DIY No Knit Scarf
We love Rike Feurstein. Her hats are sick and her chunky knits are lusciously bold and amazing. And when we saw her Dylan scarf, we thought it was genius. You’ll start by transforming a skein of yarn into a hank of yarn, which is yarn that is loosely wound into a large ring shape and then twisted. Cut 3 pieces of leather at approximately 1.75″ wide and 4″ long. Voila! (top image from here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Related:  knitting

Knitted & Crochet Slipper Boots Step out in style with these beautiful Knitted & Crochet Slipper Boots! You’ll love to make these FREE Patterns and don’t they look fantastic. Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Click HERE for the FREE Pattern from ‘Garn Studio’ Make these Crochet Cozy Boots – Click HERE Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Oops. Please provide a valid email address. Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Please complete the CAPTCHA. Please fill in the required fields.

DIY Gold Painted Jeans Chloé’s Fall 2010 gold embroidered, part mariachi-part cowboy denim pants were our inspiration for this week’s DIY. Such elaborate embroidering is beyond our skill set, so we figured stenciling a beautiful pattern using gold fabric paint would be a more feasible interpretation. Who knew paper doilies made the perfect stencil? Lightly spray the doilies with the adhesive and press down firmly on the jeans. (top image here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF) Make a Custom Pair of Tap Pants By Haley Pierson-Cox For me, summer in NYC means two things: 1) I will eventually wear a light skirt into the subway when my hands are full, and 2) on that day, when I step onto the stairs of the station, a gust of wind will come barreling up from below, lifting my skirt and showing my backside to anyone who cares to look. This year, on the very first nice day, my skirt flew up not once, but twice. In the same commute. Grumbling and scrambling to pull it down, it hit me: I definitely needed a pair of tap pants. In case you’re not familiar, tap pants work like a slip, but they’re actually shorts, making them the perfect solution to my summer skirt woes. Materials: Fabric, 1-2 yards nylon or silkFoldover elastic, 1-3 yards, depending on whether you use a sergerLace, 2-3 yards, optionalMeasuring tape Pattern paper; you can also use newspaperRuler Pencil Sewing machine Serger/overlock machine, optionalFabric scissors/rotary cutter Straight pins Water-soluble fabric marker Directions Related

Classic Cuffed Hat For as long as I can remember, every Sunday my grandmother makes fresh pasta from scratch, and every Sunday she uses the same metal pasta maker she got as a wedding anniversary gift from my grandfather in 1961. When we press her to upgrade to a new machine, she always responds, “It’s hard to improve on a classic!” I revisited the truth in my grandmother’s words when I set out to make this winter’s hat. How could I improve on a classic winter hat? Very little, and so my pondering ended with these Classic Cuffed Hats, as reliable and perfectly timeless as a 1961 pasta maker! To ensure a design that would last a half a century, I made a couple of important decisions. Second, I chose a yarn that I think of as an instant classic, Purl Soho’s 100% merino Worsted Twist. Materials Hat with pom pom: 1 (2, 2) skeins of Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist, 100% merino. Baby Size, left, from top to bottom: Paprika Red, Pink Grapefruit, Ochre Yellow and Yellow Zest Gauge Sizes Baby (Kid, Adult) Notes Pattern Begin

Just B: B Bright: DIY color block pouch Everywhere you look Celine pouches are somewhere to be found, lusted or dreamed of. I myself had a moment of weakness drooling over the leather pieces held together by thread and a zipper shown here. Also, where I found a least expensive alternative achieving the same look. Step one: All you need is a leather pouch, acrylic paint in white and the color bright color of your choice, paint brush, painters tape, blow dryer & acrylic coating spray (shown later) and good tunes to listen to Step two: Mark off the area you want to paint with painters tape. Step three: Mix white acrylic paint with a bit of water for first layer to help it adhere to the leather. Step four: After the white dries, bring out the neon guns and do the same without water added. Step five: When you're finally satisfied with the painted color cover the non painted leather with paper or cover with a magazine of some sort. Let dry for 2 hours untouched and you're done!

Tutorial~Ruffle shirt~ I have been a big fan of Down East Basics and Shade for a few years now. I wear Wonder tees from Down East all the time. They are comfortable, modest (hide everything I need to hide and when I bend over it doesn't flash people) and since it is not baggy, I wear it under a cardigan all the time. There is only thing I was hoping for... Then, one day I was at a Down East store, and going through their sales rack and found this... I couldn't believe my eyes, yes, I know, it was a $1!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. You can stop here. 7. 8. 9. 10. That is what I did today. Except, Rachel kept telling people, "There is an American flag hiding!"

Knitting Cables The simple technique of cabling (crossing one group of stitches over another) lends itself to many interpretations in knitting. It's easy to do, you can make all kinds of interesting and imaginative cable patterns. All it takes is a little patience and practice. You can make any kind of cable by suspending (holding) a number of stitches on a cable needle (cn) while you knit that same number of stitches from the LH needle. Standard or rope cables are the most basic cables. If you want to make a cable that looks like it's twisting to the left, you hold your suspended stitches in front of your work while you knit from the LH needle.If you want to make a cable that twists to the right, hold the suspended stitches in back. Instructions for a 6-stitch left-twisting cable usually read something like this: Sl 3 sts to cn, hold in front, k3, k3 from cn. You may also see abbreviations like C3F and C3B. Knitting a standard cable When you knit cables, you don't have to cross stitches on every row.

DIY Ombré Denim Dip dyed ombré denim has been popping up here and there and not only do we love the look, it’s super easy to do yourself! We’ve combined Tory Burch‘s dip dyed jeans and Miss Unkon‘s ombré 501s as inspiration for a pink infused DIY that could be done in a jiffy. Start by rinsing your shorts with water. A bottle of RIT liquid dye amounts to 1 cup; you’ll dye your shorts with the lightest shade first and darkest shade last. Ring out the excess dye and add another 1/3 cup of dye to your bucket. It’s that easy: ombré dip dyed denim shorts! TUTORIAL: Reconstructed Men's Shirt to Button-down Tank Top! (surgery prep) Bear with me, this is my first tutorial ever! It's probably too much information but better safe than sorry Last summer I underwent major surgery on my torso which resulted in a prolonged period of the inability to lift my arms. This, combined with the warm weather, made wardrobe prep very important! I was told I needed button-down shirts or things I didn't need to lift my arms up to put on. Alas, I found availability in stores for anything remotely cute and season concious lacking.. This led me to create a simple design which converted second hand men's button-down dress shirts into cute tanktops that could be worn in more than one way. Or someone who wants to make something sustainable and girly! ON TO THE TUTORIAL! Turn the shirt inside out and cut off the sleeves leaving the seam allowance on the piece you are cutting off. Now that you have a raw edge around the arm hole, you need to finish it so it doesn't come apart while you are you working on the rest of the shirt.

winding yarn I've always imagined that it would be so much fun to own my own ball winder... to be able to make those adorable little perfect yarn cakes. But I was astounded at the cost. I decided to do a bit of research first to make sure I chose wisely before purchasing. In the meantime, I learned a very simple technique for winding a centre-pull ball of yarn... and it cost me nothing. All you need is a cardboard tube and your own two hands! The perfect size tube is the inner roll from toilet paper. These photos are a tiny bit blurry... because it's actually quite difficult to photograph yourself while your hands are busy winding yarn... I have taken the tube from inside a roll of baking paper, and will need to cut it down to about one third of the size. Make a small snip in the end of the tube. Tie the start of your yarn in a knot. Slip the knot inside the snip you made at the end of the tube. Slide your thumb inside the tube, and hold the yarn in place with your finger as shown. Ta-da!

DIY Door Knocker Belt After discovering lion drawer pulls at the hardware store a few weeks ago, we were immediately reminded of this vintage Moschino jacket spotted on Jane of Sea of Shoes. They were obviously too amazing to pass up and we knew we had to incorporate the mini door knockers into a DIY. Luckily, we were able to track down the same lion head drawer pulls online so now you can join in on the fun! You’ll need: Start by placing the drawer pulls along the backside of the belt and place them to your liking. Push the screws through the holes and twist on the drawer pulls, tightening each one with a screwdriver. Your Moschino-inspired belt is finito! Roarrrrr! (top image via Atlantis Home, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

Pajama Eaters – The Tutorial | Sew Fearless There are few new additions to our household. Each of these helpful and huggable creatures lives on a small bed, and has quite an appetite for clean-but-not-squeeky pajamas. We feed them every morning and they give back the jammies at night. We call them our Pajama Eaters. Project Materials For this project you will need: 1 yard of fabric (42″ wide) for the monster’s body and limbsA fat quarter (18″ x 22″), or 1/2 yard cut of fabric for the mouth and pillow liningFabric scraps for applique eyes and for the soles of the feet9″ x 12″ sheet of white felt for teeth12″ zipper that matches the mouth fabricFiber-fillSewable iron-on adhesive like Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite for the eye appliquesmatching threadsThe Usual Sewing Implements – sewing machine, pins, hand sewing needle, scissors, etc I used quilter’s cotton to make the monsters pictured (except the hot pink material is corduroy). Download the Pattern and Directions This pattern has been moved to my pattern shop! Feed those hungry little monsters!

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