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How to transfer a photo to fabric

How to transfer a photo to fabric
Did you know you can transfer photos to fabric without using iron-on sheets? I love this technique. It's simple to execute and the end results are really pretty. Supplies Needed: Fabric (I used white quilting cotton), Gel Medium (I used this kind from Liquidex), Paint Brush and the image you want to transfer. How to transfer a photo to fabric: 1. Note: Don't be alarmed if your transfer isn't completely perfect. Well there you go!

Tutorial: Sewing Panties | verypurpleperson This post is part of the Stretch Yourself series, hosted by Miriam of Mad Mim and Miranda of One Little Minute. It is a two week long series about sewing with knits that have started last week, covering various topics like fabric selection, pattern-making, construction, finishing techniques with various style and projects by 10 guest bloggers. Today I am honored to be one of the guest blogger! My tutorial is for sewing your own panties, but most especially about using and attaching several types of elastics. Stretch fabric: lycra, jersey. You can also trace them yourself from the ones you already have. For most pattern, you will have three pieces, front, back, and crotch.Fold your fabric and place your pattern pieces. You will usually have 1 front piece, 1 back piece and 2 crotch pieces (one is for crotch lining).If your fabric is lycra, use cotton jersey for the crotch lining because it is more comfortable. Stitch the sandwiched layers together using zigzag stitches. Related

Reusable Lunch Containers This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine Say buh-bye to those little plastic bags. With just a few snips, you can create a set of cool, eco-friendly, reusable snack and sandwich containers from juice cartons and milk jugs. What you'll need SANDWICH BOX: 1-gallon milk jug Marker Scissors Thumbtack Adhesive-backed Velcro dot SNACK BOX: Juice or milk carton, in any size from a half-pint to a quart Scissors Adhesive-backed Velcro dot How to make it SANDWICH BOX: Mark a clean 1-gallon milk jug as shown. Upcycled Skirts: Umbrellas Converted into Colorful Clothes Like designing your own styles to dress in but not skilled with complex stitching or comfortable with creating new patterns? From their shapes and size to their scale and appearance, skirts and umbrellas have a lot in common – except, perhaps, that when it comes to an umbrella the interior is designed to be seen publicly and thus is as carefully considered and crafted as the exterior … whereas, well, looking up a skirt … that might get you in trouble. But seriously: used umbrella material is a perfect choice in many regards to upcycle into a skirt, dress, other easily-planned piece of refab clothing, as designer Cecilia Felli discovered during her creative umbrella-to-skirt upcycling experiments. Moreover, since umbrellas are well known for breaking down, this provides a simple do-it-yourself way to take advantage of something that frequently falls apart. Umbrellas come in all kinds of colorful, creative and unique patterns that convert readily into skirt material for women or girls.

Free Sewing Pattern, Tutorial and Video – Double zip pouch » Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics Along with the theme of Zakka month, I decided to tackle something that has been baffling me for a while. How to make a double zip pouch with two compartments. Well actually I wanted to make one with 3 zips but I decided to try it out with the simpler version of 2 zips first. It certainly looks like a simple pouch. But it can get a little confusing. This time round I managed to finish the youtube video first (link below) so I used screen captures for the tutorial but the result meant some pictures end up with motion blur. Anyway, here’s what I made. I love these gold zips with the zip pulls. Perfect for storing sewing supplies! And here’s the youtube video. I hope you like this project and that it’s not too confusing. Share

Brickle A few weeks ago, I went to a barbeque. On the table there was plate of what looked to be a chocolate type dish that was crumbled up. I grabbed a piece, ate it, had eight more pieces, and then went on a mad hunt throughout the barbeque to see who brought the stuff and how much I would have to pay them for the recipe. After not too much work I tracked it down, and trust me. What’s fantastic about this stuff is many things. Directions 1) Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. 2) Then layer in crackers. 3) Melt the butter in a saucepan and then stir in the brown sugar. 4) Once it has simmered for a few minutes, pour it straight on the crackers. 5) Next, stick your baking sheet in the oven at 325 degrees for 5-10 minutes. 6) When you take it out of the oven, pour the chocolate chips on the tray right away. 7) Meanwhile, crumble up some heath bars. 8) After 5 minutes, use a spatula to spread out the chocolate and make the chips flat. 9) Then just stick this whole thing in the freezer! Ok. Cool.

untitled Fold a fir tree Dangling fir trees – light for hanging, and impressive when you look at them. You need a square base folded by the middle and the diagonals (see how on the picture). The difficult part is at the beginning, steps (1) and (4), (5) and (6), where the folded part has to be opened and folded inside. This is repeated three more times. When you are ready with the one side, turn the form and repeat the steps again. Cut the lower part with scissors. Make 5 symmetrical cuts at the two sides and start folding one after another, and your fir tree is ready. See more ideas for Christmas in KROKOTAK:

untitled Lucky Wishing Stars Tutorial You’ve probably seen these little puffy origami stars before. They are really quick to make, and you don’t need any special materials to make them. You can buy lucky star pre-cut strips from origami stores, but you can just as easily make your own from medium weight coloured paper, e.g. scrapbooking paper, or even strips cut from magazine pages – as the strips are so narrow, the original text or image won’t be obvious in the finished star. Anti-clockwise from top left: pre-cut strips, paper cutter, scrapbook paper, magazine page. Now on to the tutorial! To give you an idea of size, I’ve made stars in 3 different sizes to show you: blue stars (from pre-cut strips): 35cm x 1.25cmpink stars (from a magazine page): 30cm x 1cmgreen stars (scrapbook paper): 15cm x 0.6cm The finished star will be approx 1.5 x the width of your strip, so pick an appropriate size for the size of star you’d like to end up with. For the rest of this tutorial, I will be using a paper strip cut from a magazine page.

Stylish Blouse - DIY There are lots of stylish blouses to buy, but have you thought to create your own shirt and be fashionable? Here is an example. It will definitely inspire you. You will need: – thin and elastic fabric (cotton material is not recommended because is not flexible enough). – sewing machine; – scissors. The blouse is made from 2 pieces: top and girdle. After cutting, mark 8 folds. Overcast your fabric if necessary. Fix your 8 folds. Assembly of the 2 parts. Keep being AllDayChic!

Christmas Night Sky on a Bottle Christmas is just around the corner and my hands are itching with the desire to make something Christmas-sy. Instead of diving head first into the gold-red-green splashy decorations, I decided to make something simpler, something with vintage which I can naturally brag about. This is a very simple DIY project for crafty girls who love Christmas Eve and starry night sky. You can paint it on a bottle and snuggle in front of the fireplace to enjoy the romantic lighting. What you need One large bottle (you can try big mason jar, too); A set of old fairy lights (the string you have been planning to replace with a new one for several years will do just fine); Blue acrylic paint; Black paint - preferably spray paint but acrylic should work fine, too; Sharpie pen - black; One small iron candle or plant holder (depending on your jar's/ bottle's size) - actually anything you have that can support the project will be perfect. Instructions Paint the entire exterior of the bottle with the blue paint.

How To Troubleshoot your Sewing Machine Every now and again my sewing machine gives me trouble. It could be skipping stitches or making a funny sound. Sometimes it chews up the bobbin thread or my fabric – GASP! Like all mechanical things it can sometimes need a service rom a sewing machine professional who really understands how it works inside – unlike me. But before I rush off to my local machine guy, there are a few simple things that I have learnt can fix the problem with less time out. Things I do when my machine is not sewing properly: Clean out the fluff – This is always my first thing to try. Of course, if all else fails, it might be time for a service. Your TurnDo you have any other simple things that you find help when your machine is giving you trouble?

guide to free online knitting resources There have been a few staple online mags and resources on the scene for a while, but with new mags popping up here and there I thought I would try to do a bit of of a roundup and see how many I could find. If you know of any more please comment. image: ‘lakeside’ lacy knee high socks from knotions magazine – quarterly knitting magazine with patterns and articles - online knitting community – patterns, forums, wiki, and more twist collective – new online mag with some really nice patterns [only a few free patterns] and articles knotions - new online mag with some really cute patterns the inside loop UK based mag – small range of nice patterns teen knitter magazine – downloadable PDF – written by teens for teens. Print magazines or yarn stores with a free online pattern section. other fibre craft online mags spindlicity – for spinners weavezine – for weavers crochet uncut – new crochet mag crochet me joy of handspinning – for spinners

Tiny Kitten in a Box What you need:~ fleece scraps -- black, white, and light and dark of a color of your choosing -- I will call it blue throughout the tutorial ~ thread (I used white for everything!) ~ tissue paper ~ pencil ~ finely pointed scissors~ free-motion presser foot (optional but highly recommended!)~ small amount of fiberfill stuffing~ pattern -- click HERE! Please read through the entire tutorial before starting -- the cutting directions will make SO much more sense that way! STEP ONE: Using a pencil, trace the pattern onto your tissue paper. STEP TWO: Cut your fleece.Important: Be sure the stretch of your fleece runs left to right! 1 white rectangle large enough to cover the eyes and nose of your pattern1 black rectangle large enough to cover the pupils and nose of your pattern 1 dark blue rectangle large enough to cover the width of your pattern plus the height of the stripes(You don't need to measure -- eyeball and chop. STEP THREE: Layer as follows:Place one light blue rectangle right side DOWN.