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Raised fishbone stitch

Raised fishbone stitch
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Sewing - The Slip Stitch Hi, Im Dawn Anderson and I'm showing you how to sew by hand. Right now we're going to work on sewing the slip stitch. The slip stitch is an invisible finishing stitch. As you can see here I actually have the stitches running across this edge. To start this stitch, again, cut 18 inches of thread. Take a small amount on your needle. Now, to knot off, go ahead, tie your knot, pull it tight down onto the surface of the fabric, put your thumb on there, tighten it up.

simple summer hammock When Grace was in town a few weeks ago, we did a little shopping at some of the new shops in my neighborhood. While browsing the jewelry at Marisa Haskell, we noticed these beautiful striped beach towels piled in the corner. They were a steal at just $30 each, and I wanted to buy out the whole stock, but instead I prudently picked up one and decided to make a simple summer hammock for the corner of our backyard. Read the full how-to after the jump . . . Materials cotton beach towel/blanket or piece of fabric at least 40″ x 80″scissorspins1″ leather strapping (if your sewing machine cannot sew leather, nylon or canvas strapping would also work)mid- or heavyweight cotton muslin or canvas (at least 4″ x 40″)rope for hanging hammock (I used this)zip-tiescotton twine Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Crochet a Gorgeous Mandala Floor Rug In this tutorial we’ll be making a beautiful crochet rug, made from T-shirt yarn. The pattern uses US terms and stitches include slip stitch (sl st); double crochet (dc); chain (ch); increase (inc) and a magic ring. T-shirt yarn (also called Zpagetti) in two colours that complement each other. You'll need about threes cones of yarn in total.A crochet hook in a size suitable for t-shirt yarn. I'm using a 15mm hook.A large darning needle for sewing in the ends.A pair of scissors. Using the main colour yarn, make a magic ring and secure with a stitch. Pull the ring closed. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work another dc in the same stitch, then work 2dc in each stitch around. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2dc in the next stitch, then *1dc, 2dc* around. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), chain 2, skip a stitch, then *1dc, ch2, sk 1 st* around. Chain 3 (counting as 1 dc), work 2 dc in the ch2 space, work 1dc in the underlying dc, then *inc, 1dc in dc* around. Change colour. Change colour.

a tutorial Patterns aren't cheap. Seriously, I was browsing through through the look books at Hobby Lobby the other day and some of them were as much as $20. Tack that on to the price of fabric and other supplies and suddenly sewing your own clothing becomes very expensive. Thankfully, you can make your own patterns using your own clothing that you know to fit well. I'll show you how to make a simple blouse pattern using a top of my own. I used Scotch Postal Wrapping Paper as my pattern paper. I used paper because I like to lay my pattern piece down and trace the shape directly onto my fabric. Muslin fabric is another great material that would allow you to pin the pattern piece to your fabric. Lay your garment down on the paper and determine the middle of the top. Mark right above the collar and right below the hem. Draw a rough outline of one half of the top. When you get to the sleeve, do your best to fold it back so that you just see the armhole. Now for the sleeves. *Update*

Make for Baby: 25 Free Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers By Jaime Morrison Curtis | Nothing is sweeter than a little girl all dolled up in a homemade dress. Last week we shared a round up of how to make all your baby and nursery basics here: Make for Baby: 20 Easy Projects to Make Your Own Bedding, Gear, and Nursery Stuff. From the overwhelming response, we can see how much you enjoy making for your children. Now we’ve rounded up the most popular dress tutorials from Prudent Baby as well as some of our favorites from around the crafty web. Most of these dresses are ideal for beginning sewers; all will make you feel like the crafty mom superstar that you are. nggallery id=’121271′ Pillowcase Dress This is the most popular tutorial on Prudent Baby and a classic child's dress. Snappy Toddler Dress We see more adorable versions of this dress then any other. Snap Wrap Dress This dress is forgiving in sizing and especially cute in a voile or gauze. No time to DIY?

Pick n' Knit Patterns: Adjustable Cabled Headband This headband is made with 2 strands of Worsted Weight yarn, size 7 (4.5mm) knitting needles, and 2 - 1 ¼” buttons. Top Sample using Patons Classic Wool in #77531 (Currant)Bottom Sample using Wool of the Andes by Knit Picks in Claret Heather 174 yd (79g) required. Glossary of Terms CO 10 sts Knit 2 rows R3: K2, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 sts rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K2 R4: K2f&B, K2TOG 3 times, K2f&B R5: sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 sts rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1, yf, sl1pw R6: K3, buttonhole, K3 Bring yarn to the front, slip a stitch purl wise, bring yarn to the back again. BO 5 stitches by slipping and passing over 5 times. Cast on 6 stitches using a cable cast on. Slip a stitch from the left needle to the right needle, and pass a stitch over it for reinforcement. Repeat the following rows until you have a total of 21 stitches (5 1/2"): R1: sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw, yb, knit until 3 rem, yf, sl1pw, yb, K1f&B, yf, sl1pw R2, 4, 6: Knit Work the following 4 rows to begin cable section:

Sewing Helpers: {Tips & Resources Home / Crafts / Sewing Helpers: {Tips & Resources} Here’s a page full of several basic but helpful tips and tutorials for beginner sewers (and some great resources for those more experienced too!). You’ll find zipper installation helpers, tips for making your own bias tape, hemming methods, how to make pockets and bound buttonholes plus a whole lot more. Enjoy! Zipper Installation *Published May 18, 2011 and moved to this page for better organization Does sewing with zippers terrify you? Learn How To Install A Zipper With These Handy Tutorials Basic Installation: Recommends using a zipper foot, this type of install is one of the most common methods and is suitable for many types of projects. Tips & Tricks Guide To Zippers: This is a great resource from Sew, Mama, Sew! Bias Tape *First published November 23, 2011 and moved to this page for better organization You can buy bias tape in a wide assortment of colors, but sometimes you want to use something a little more special for a project.

Making a picnic dress Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other. If you’re not used to making your own sleeves, trace both the arm hole and the top of the sleeve off a pattern you’ve used before and like. To make the curve of the skirt even, use your tape measure like an enormous protractor. To gather the top, mark out a distance ¾ of the difference between bust and underbust measurement on one side.

Notes tutorial: light drape cardigan Drastic changes in temperature drive me insane. Stepping outside an airconditioned mall to the taxi stand will have me sweating seven ways to Sunday. Conversely, if I step inside a freezing room from somewhere warm, my tummy will do sommersaults. Or I’ll get a migraine. Because I seem to have an old lady’s body, I needed a light cardigan. I made a DIY cardigan, of course. [wp_ad_camp_1] 1. 2. 3. Sewing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Styling possibilities of your fun DIY drape cardigan: LINKY LOVE: Tatertots and Jello, Sassy Sites, Hope Studios, A Bowl Full of Lemons Recycled Glove How-to: Make a Chipmunk Softie Gloves (like socks), while born to be part of a pair, often end their days in lonely solitude, separated from their mates by the forces of the universe that conspire at every turn to pull them apart. Alone, they sadly serve little purpose (aside from the occasional show biz appearance for only the most sparkling among them), and are left to languish in the backs of a drawers and bottoms of closets — that is, if they’re not disposed of all together. Ah… but it’s a new day. Thanks to the Penguin Group for sharing this project from Happy Gloves. Author Miyako Kanamori is a crafter who lives in Tokyo. For more cute critters made from recycled materials, search “Recycled Softie“.