DIY of the Month: Braided T-shirt Bracelet - StumbleUpon How To: Give your old t-shirts a second life. Sorry dust rag pile! photos: kirsten for we heart this I love using simple materials to make something fun and innovative. The supplies for this bracelet DIY are really basic, so there’s a REALLY good chance you own all of them already. I mean, who doesn’t have a stack of soft old T’s you can’t wear outside of the house, but love to much to toss in the rag pile? As with most of my DIY’s for wht, this is very customizable. Supplies: • T-shirt scraps • 2 keychain rings • Scissors • Needles and thread • Glue gun • Ruler 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. More Options: • Add a strand of metallic thread into the braid • Add charms to the key rings or actual strips of fabric • Use the colors of your school or favorite sports team, or coordinate it with your latest spring outfit Readers – do you have an favorite T just waiting to be turned into a new bracelet?
Little boxy pouch tutorial | three bears My latest favourite thing to make, little boxy pouches. It took me almost an entire morning, lots of paper and sellotape and countless cups of tea to figure this out. I’m here to save you the bother. This little bag is 4.5 inches long, 3 inches high and 2 inches deep, just right for a lipstick and a compact (or better still, lots of sweets). 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. I hope these instructions are clear. Do let me know if you use this tutorial, I’d love to see how it works out for you. ***How I add lining*** There may be a quicker way but this is how I add a lining. Like this: Like Loading...
Shes Crafty: DIY Multi-Chain &Ribbon Necklace | M.I.S.S. Due to the resounding success of her last She’s Crafty, my friend Pandora from Accessory Source is back with another lovely necklace DIY tutorial that would make a fantastic christmas present for a friend or relative! She says: When it comes to jewelry, I favor big and bold pieces. And while I tend to wear mostly gold, lately I’ve become obsessed with mixing metals like silver and gunmetal (and throwing in some bling for good measure!). You will need the following tools: ScissorsRulerPliers (optional)Ribbon-1 yardTwo jump rings (the size of a nickel). Supplies I chose a mix of metals in various colors and sizes and a few strands with rhinestones. All of my materials were purchased at Toho Shoji. Cut your first strand of chain to 12 inches Step 1: Cut your first strand 12 inches long. Cut your remaining strands each a half inch shorter than the next Step 2: Cut the remaining strands 1/2 inch shorter than the strand before. Pry open your jump ring and attach your longest strand Similar Posts:
Tea Wallet Tutorial | Is It Naptime Yet? You will need four 5″ x 7″ cuts of fabric and one 5″ x 7″ cut of interfacing, a button, and a 6″ length of ribbon. All seam allowances are 1/4″. Attach interfacing to the wrong side of your exterior fabric. Fold your pocket fabrics in half lenghtwise and iron. Top-stitch the folded edge of your pocket fabrics. Measure up 1″ from the bottom of your interior fabric and pin your first pocket into place. Sew along the bottom of your first pocket, removing the pins as you go. Line your second pocket up with the bottom of your interior fabric and pin it into place. Sew along the bottom of your second pocket, removing the pins as you go. With an erasable fabric pencil or chalk mark the center of your pockets and interior fabric. Sew this line, you don’t have to go all the way to the top of your interior fabric, you only need to do the pockets. Fold your ribbon in half and pin it to the center of your pockets and interior fabric on the right hand side, with the loop facing the left hand side.
How to Marbleize Paper and Cards - Martha Stewart Crafts - StumbleUpon Immediately after removing the paper, place it in a pan, and pour water over it. Hang paper to dry, marbleized side up. Do not touch the paper until it is dry (typically within 2 hours, depending on humidity levels). Decide whether to keep or discard your solution (it can be used several times). To change paint colors, lay strips of newsprint across the solution's surface, then remove; repeat with clean strips until the solution is clear. You can store the solution in an airtight jar for about a week.
Made it on Monday AZURE KNITS BLOG: Free Pattern! Quick Cable Slouch Hat//Hat constructions - StumbleUpon This is a pattern I had made to teach my student how to make her first cabled hat, so I made sure it was not intimidating. Very quick to knit, so great for gifts. I have used a bulky alpaca yarn so it had a fair drape and a pom-pom was too heavy, but it may work better if you use wool. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++*Note*I have originally posted and recommended size #10 needles for the body, but it seems like many people have been getting a less slouchy result. Materials Needed: US7 or 8 for Brim US10 or 11 for Body (NOTE : I had used #8 and #11, and the body was pretty big so I felted down a little. For either, DPN, fixed 16" Circular, Using 32"+ needles to work in Magic loop is your choice. I used Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky. Directions: Cast on 72st using smaller needles. 2x2 rib for AT LEAST 10 rows in Main Color. Increase row : Repeat *K3M1* (96st) Change to the bigger needle. Establishing rows: Row1, 2 and 3) P2, K6, P2, K6 Row 4) P2, T6F, P2, K6 Decrease section:
Bi-fold Wallet Tutorial I wanted a wallet that carried a lot of cards with no risk of them sliding out. As you can see, the card slots face inward, which means your cards will stay put as long as your wallet is closed. I promise it's a lot easier than it looks so bear with me. Disclaimer: I do not mind if you use this pattern for personal use, or even to sew and sell on a small scale. Materials: ♥ Main Outer and Inner Pieces: cut two 9"x 5" rectangles (stabilize with fusible interfacing if using quilting cotton) ♥ Inside Bill Lining pieces: cut two 9"x 4 1/2" rectangles (do not stabilize) ♥ Tab: 3 1/2"x 3 1/2" square (stabilize with fusible interfacing if using quilting cotton) ♥ Pockets: 5"x19"cut two (do not stabilize) Note: you only need to use interfacing for quilting weight cottons. Here are your pieces. Make the tab. Note: If using a magnetic purse snap, attach before sewing tab. Make the lining. OPTIONAL: You may skip this step if you want a plain wallet. Make the pockets. Don't use a credit card. Enjoy!
DIY Wrap Bracelet - Honestly WTF - StumbleUpon You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party! (tutorial adapted from Ornamentea; top image via Jak & Jil, rest of image by Honestly…WTF)
Geek Crafts | Where geek and crafts collide Made By Lex & Blog Archive & Anthropologie Pratia Tank Top Tutorial - StumbleUpon February 6, 2010 1:59 pm Per popular demand, here is the Pratia tank tutorial! Start off with a t-shirt or tank top. What I did was get a larger t-shirt so I could gather it at bottom like the pratia tank. I cut off the sleeves so it would be a tank. Measure your neckline and get a piece of chiffon that length and fold it in half. Pin it to the inside of your neckline with it peeking out. Since I cut the sleeves off my T, I wanted to finish the edges. Stitch it. I highly recommend interfacing where you are going to be adding the embellishments, otherwise it’s going to sag. For the flower pieces, here is the shape and dimensions I used. Fold your pieces in half and cut that petal shape out. I used the extra sleeve pieces, cream chiffon(the kind that won’t fray) and another grey jersey I had. How many do you need? Lay two petals on top of one another, as shown. I did a small ‘X’ shape to stitch them so they stay in place. Just add more, and more, and more, and more………(It’s time consuming.