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Tilly y los botones

Tilly y los botones
Exciting stuff today! With less than a month to go until my book is released (eek!), you, my dear readers, get a sneaky peek at the content with a project extract - theBrigitte scarf. Aaaaaand you're all invited to my online book launch party - woop! Love at First Stitch: Demystifying Dressmaking takes you from the absolute basics of threading a sewing machine through to creating a wardrobe full of gorgeous garments you can be proud to say you made yourself. As the best way to learn a skill is to get stuck in as soon as possible, each chapter gets you making a project - and variations on that project - while teaching you just enough techniques so you can make the project without feeling overwhelmed.

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10 maneras de peinar una camiseta blanca lisa Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. Seeing as we love style hackery oh-so-much, we decided to take on the classic tee, and came up with 10 new ways to restyle, rework, and totally transform it. If you have any questions about specific tutorials below, be sure to leave us a note in the comments.

How to Sew Pockets: A Tutorial Pockets add so much functionality to a garment. Have you ever thought your favorite party dress would just be so much better if it had pockets to stash your lip gloss and cell phone? When you’re in the midst of sewing garments, it’s easy to incorporate a pocket into your construction. But the really good news is that it’s also super simple to add pockets in the side seam of any garment — even garments you’ve purchased off the rack — just get out your seam ripper!

Flossie teacakes: Alineado, bolsa con cremallera / compone el bolso tutorial This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait. DIY Peter Pan Collar We almost lost our marbles when we first spotted these scalloped white Louis Vuitton collars on the runway. And so when Lucky Magazine asked us to create a tutorial for their November issue, DIYing Peter Pan collars was an absolute no-brainer. Crisp, feminine, and perfect for fall, who would have thought Neverland could look so chic?

ROBE So this past week was pretty bad blog-wise, my blog and website got attacked with malware. My feed was having issues and subscribers seemed to banish. Happily most of it is fixed now and I am happy to be able to blog again (I didn’t wanted to post anything until I was 100% sure the malware was completely cleaned) And if you saw my site down, that was the reason =] I had this post saved from weeks! so finally here it is!

kelbysews: cremallera bolsa Tutorial I know there are lots of zippered pouch tutorials out there, and they're great, but I haven't found one that explains how to make the ends of the zipper more finished. Once I figured out how to do this, I thought I'd share. This tutorial is more about the zipper ends than it is about the finished pouch. Though I am going to tell you how big I cut everything, you can easily make these pouches any size you want. I tried to take a lot of pictures, but if anything is unclear, please let me know! Supplies:

Upcycle Style: Braided T-shirt Rug I love making projects that involve at least one of the following criteria: decluttering, upcycling, sewing and a need. This Braided T-shirt Rug ticks all the boxes, so when I spotted a circular rug made by Sewing For Life on Pinterest, I was itching to start on my own immediately. Here’s why…Declutter – I’d been hounding Mr Man to clear out some of his old t-shirts that he no longer wears, the bottom actually fell out of his t-shirt draw from the weight of all the excess clothing!Upcycle – Most of said t-shirts were well past their use by date with most of them having holes, stretching or stains, so charity donation was not an option. Bra-making Sew Along: Cutting The time has come to cut our bras! By now if you’ve been making tester bras or alterations you probably know your bra pattern inside and out. And that’s a good thing! Understanding a pattern makes sewing so much easier, don’t you think?

Cómo hacer un bolsillo del corazón de Origami: 11 Steps Edit Article Edited by Mimi, Krystle, Eric, Lillian May and 46 others This origami heart fits in your pocket, and has its own pocket inside! DNA Scarf Pattern US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 4 (3.5 mm) Gauge: 12 stitches and 18 rows per 2 inches in seed stitch (see below), using larger needles Dimensions: Cabled region is ~23" long and ~6" wide, neck ribbing section is ~12" long (ribbing will be slightly narrower than the rest of the scarf) Seed stitch: On an even # of stitches: Row 1: k1, p1, repeat till the end Row 2: p1, k1, repeat till the end Right twist mini-cable, aka Classic Mock Cable: Row 1 (right side): K2 Rows 2 and 4 (wrong side): P2 Row 3: Knit the second stitch (leave the 1st stitch on the needle and work around it), then knit the first stitch, slip both stitches off the needle Left twist mini-cable, aka Tamerna Stitch: Row 1 (right side): K2 Rows 2 and 4 (wrong side): P2 Row 3: Knit the second stitch through the back loop (leave the 1st stitch on the needle and work around it), then knit the first stitch through the front loop, slip both stitches off the needle

How to Sew Bras That Fit: Learn It. Make It. On Craftsy! Sewing your own bras can be a worthwhile endeavor. After all, the bra you wear can make a huge difference in the way your clothes fit or your comfort level throughout the day. But even if you are convinced you want a completely handmade wardrobe, from your skirt to your underthings, there’s still the question of how to sew bras that fit. Here are some tips to sewing a great fitting bra: The first step is to get an accurate measurement of your band and cup size. You can do this yourself or pop into a lingerie shop to get measured.

Un Monedero Thingy So, how was your weekend? Mine was fun, but exhausting. I decided to go and visit TheSecondChild on Saturday. DIY Shoe Wings I do hope that this goes here... I didn't really make shoes, per say... I just made a accessory for the shoes? Please let me know if this needs to be moved. Some of you may know the Greek messenger god, Hermes.

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