The Colette Patterns Pants Fitting Cheatsheet
Fitting pants is a bit tricky, let’s face it. There are a lot of differences among women in the areas between waist and ankles. You’ve got hips and waists of different sizes, butts of various shapes, legs of all different lengths, thighs that bulge in different ways, calves that may or may not be muscular. And then there are the differences in posture! With all these factors, no wonder pants fitting seems so mystifying.
Pillow Tutorial: Envelope
Here is the tutorial for the envelope pillows that were made during my class at Alt Summit. I decided to go with the envelope back pillow because it just might be the easiest thing that you've ever made. First choose a pillow.
Purse Week: U Shaped Purse Handle Tutorial
Today I'm sharing a fun purse tutorial as part of A Lemon Squeezy Home's Purse Week! Hello and welcome to any new readers heading over from Christie's great blog. Some of you might remember the bag I entered into the contest last year. This year, Christie invited me to guest blog and I'm excited to participate and show you guys what I came up with.
Sleeves, Necklines, Collars, and Dress Types
I’ve recently ventured into drafting patterns starting from my basic bodice and skirt sloper. The fit issues are minimal, since the sloper is made skin tight. Design ease is added as you go along.
The Sincerest Form of Flattery goodness continues today with Erin from Lemontree Creations. We’ve introduced y’all to Tiffany from Lemontree before, but there’s a whole cohort of bloggers over there and we’re so thrilled that Erin is joining us today! A few things to love about Erin? She has a knack for seeing potential- some of her most fabulous projects are things she finds at thrift stores and remakes into sheer gorgeousness!
Recycled Wool Sweater Blanket
This recycled wool sweater blanket is so much fun to make! The thrill starts with looking for the sweaters at the thrift store, then builds as you felt the sweaters and finally reaches it's zenith when you can give the quilt away as a gift...unless you plan on keeping this one for yourself (and if that is the case I don't blame you at all!) This blanket was intended for my brother-in-law and I wanted it to have an interesting look and feel. I was inspired by the look of subway tiles, so I used rectangular pieces and grouped them together in pairs, alternating their orientation. I anchored the blanket with a dark gray trim around the edge.
Description: This Free Capelet Pattern, from Ruffles And Stuff, is just perfect for changeable Spring days. Craft Link : Free Capelet Pattern Read More : Sewing or Home
Felt Lattice Pillow
I'm back with yet another felt pillow. This one was inspired by this pillow from West Elm: After I started working on this, I realized that my plan of attack for the knots was not going to work, and I went in a different direction.
Living with Punks: Tutorial: Sweet Confection Pillow
As I was making this pillow, it reminded me the of rows and rows of candy I used to see inFarrell’s. Does anyone have a Farrell’s in their town? We lost ours about 20 years ago, but I hear they are making a comeback! Yay! This really is a simple pillow to make. It’s just rows of pom-pom fringe sewn on with a zig-zag stitch.
Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » sewing 101: making a pouf
Add a burst of color to your room with this crafty pouf! At 17” wide and 10” deep, it’s large enough to serve as floor seating or a foot stool. (And if you have pets, I have a feeling they may want to make this their new favorite spot!)
Today we’re going to make a Petal Pillow. Its very easy, cost me under ten bucks, and took about half an hour to make. Plus it will add lots of summer color (is it summer yet?) to your house. First you’ll need:
Ric-Rac: 1 hour bag- tutorial
This bag is so easy ! This is the new bag I made to take back to work this term. It took less than an hour from choosing the fabric to dumping my junk in it. In fact this tutorial took waaaayyy longer than the bag !