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Tutorial : DIY Nautical Headband

Tutorial : DIY Nautical Headband
How to make a Nautical HeadbandMaterials:-4 yds of rope or ribbon cut into 4 equal strands-1/2 yd 1 inch twill-hair band-sewing needle-thread The following pictures show you step by step how to make the sailor's knot with your first two strands of rope. Pay careful attention to which strand is on top or under the other. For more help click here. Now take your third and fourth strands of rope and snake them side by side into the knot by the first two strands. Slowly pull the knot tighter, keeping it even and the knot flat. Here is a closeup of how the knot should look now. Take your needle and thread and about 1 inch from the knot sew together the four strands of rope to keep them flat on the back.. Repeat on the other side. Here is the front. Trim your ropes so that all of the ends are even and the whole thing is about 19 inches long with the knot at about 7 1/2 inches (so that it is on the side of your head). Cut two pieces of twill at about 3 inches. Fold at about 1/4 inch. Here it is on.

kate’s notebook lunchbag oh i love this time of year. this month’s theme is definitely going to be back to school, because who can help but be at least a little excited about the start of fall and a new year for students everywhere. send your favorite student to school (or work) with this notebook lunchbag! this is completed in a jiffy and is very inexpensive. much like that pristine first page of a new notebook, the hardest part is deciding what to write on it. have fun! -kate CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! materials: 1. striped canvas fabric (1 yard) 2. sewing machine 3. red and cream thread 4. black fabric marker 5. ruler 6. scissors instructions: 1. take your fabric and lay it on a flat surface. measure and cut out a large rectangle that is 34.5 x 33 (the 34.5 should be cut parallel to/along with the stripes, and the 33 should be cut perpendicular/through the stripes). this will be for a bag that is 8.5″ x 11″ (of course!) 6. you now have your bag complete!!

Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!: Zipper Strap Lunch Sack Tutorial The lunch sack tutorial is finally complete! This is a little different from the original Snack Sack that I made for Huck. After some use, I discovered several problems with the original bag and I had to do some experimentation to come up with the solutions. First of all, you’ll notice that this is a bigger/taller lunch sack. I wanted something more diverse, so this one has the option of being a full sized lunch bag, or folding it down to make a smaller snack sack. Next, I changed the strap. I hope you enjoy, and, as always, if you make one for yorself, please post it to my Flickr group! The Fine Print: Please remember that all tutorials, patterns and projects on Hideous!

Table organizer I used: A frame, that i bought at the thrift store for 1 dollar. Fabric, that i had lying around (which frays insanely). Glue. ... and my sewing machine, of course. Reverse Stencil Dresser | Musings August 18, 2011 I did it!! Remember that craaaaaZZy pants idea I had about reverse stenciling a ship onto a Craigslist-dresser-find? Well…I did it…so I have now gone from this: to THIS!! Now…you can stop reading here and just admire the pretty reverse stenciling (pardon my complete lack of modesty…I’m ridiculously proud of this dresser) OR you can read on for the step-by-step process… Step one – take out the drawers and tape out the inside of the dresser Step 2 – remove hardware and tape out the edges of the drawers themselves Step 3 – Insert drawers back into dresser without drawer pulls and pray you will be able to get them back out again (if you weren’t painting the area between drawers, than you could easily just take the drawers out, stack them together, apply the stencil and paint them…but since I wanted the ‘gap’ area included in the painting, I had to paint everything while fully assembled) (smoothing out the decal) (apply the bottom of the decal in the same way as the top)

Make the most of your drawers When we built our home twelve years ago, wood tiered drawer dividers weren’t exactly in the budget. But one day while strolling around big blue, I happened to come across these: What could be better than that…except for maybe custom wood tiered drawer dividers! The more I studied them, the more I realized I could make some myself, and probably for a lot less. It’s basically just a second drawer living inside the first, with its own set of drawer slides. I started by removing the drawer from the cabinet and cutting off the top half only of the back side. Next, I mounted one set of the new slides along the inside top edge of both sides of the bottom drawer, as in the picture above. Next, I installed the second half of the new drawer slides onto the outside of the top drawer and slid the top drawer into the drawer slides, so it was nested inside the bottom drawer. Two drawers in the space of one, and not a bit of space is wasted by ill-fitting store-bought drawer dividers! Linking up to:

Canvas Beach Bag I don't know about you guys, but the end of summer is a little nostalgic for me. It is nice to be able to turn off the ac, open the windows, and enjoy some cooler fresh air, but the fact that fall is around the corner means that snow is not too far away. That makes me want to barf. So in order to soak up the last few rays of sunshine by the pool, here is an easy little tutorial for you. I had looked all over for a great beach bag, but never found one that was big enough. Lets get started. 3/4 yard of canvas. There are 5 main pieces you need to create the bag. A and B - The front and back of the bag. C and D - These are the side pieces of the bag. E - This is the bottom piece of the bag. You also need a square piece of fabric for the outside pocket. Step 1: Prep your pocket by folding each side under 1/2" and iron flat. Step 2: Fold the bottom corners of your pocket under slightly, and then refold the corners, to give your pocket a little character.

Large Patchwork Bag Download this Project Inspired by "Daisy Dazzler" from designer M’Liss Rae Hawley Quiltmaker: Judy Sams Sohn 1/4 yard green-and-white print (bag) 3/8 yard green stripe (bag, straps) 3/8 yard brown leaf print (bag) 1/3 yard brown dot (bag) 1 yard dark green print (bag lining, pockets) 1/4 yard green floral (bag lining) 1/8 yard batting (bag straps) 2-5/8 yards lightweight fusible interfacing (such as Shape Flex) 1/4 yard stiff interfacing (such as Timtex or Peltex) Magnetic snap closure Finished bag: 13x12x10" (without straps) Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. THE WEEKENDER Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. Forget the luggage (too bulky); you need a versatile tote made specifically to carry all your belongings from wallet to swimtrunks for a quick weekend getaway. Here is a fun choice in a cotton waxcloth outer with leatherette base and trim, perfect for the do-it-yourselfer, similar to the Lex Trip Bag from PROPERTY OF. Dimensions: approximately 18″ x 8 x 17″ [45cm x 20.5cm x 43cm]. You will need: 6 pop rivets1 metal slider, 2″ dia [50mm]2 latch hooks, 1″dia [25mm]2 d-rings, 1″dia [25mm]1 square ring, 2″ dia [50mm]2 dome snap set, 5/8″ dia [15mm]1 heavy metal zipper, 25″ [64cm] long *1-2/3 yds. [1.5m] of nylon webbing, 2″ [50mm] wideheavy-duty thread1 yd. [0.9 m] of upholstery weight fabric, 54″ [137 cm] wide1/3 yd [0.25 m] of polyurethane leatherette, 39″ [100 cm] wide 1 square = 1 inch [2.5 cm] Bag – cut 1X on fold Pocket- cut 2X Struts – cut 4X