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My So Called Green Life...: How to Sew a Credit Card Wallet, Business, or Gift Card holder

My So Called Green Life...: How to Sew a Credit Card Wallet, Business, or Gift Card holder
Update: I've finally created a Flickr group where you can upload photos of the credit card wallets you've made. I've seen some really fun versions out there, so please share them with us here~ I'm a huge purse-lover, but I always find myself grabbing my driver's license and credit card when running into the grocery store, post office, out to drop the kids off at school, etc., so I love having these little wallets in a multitude of colors and patterns. They're light enough to grab and go and compact enough to slide in my back pocket. The tutorial I did for this version has been the most popular post on my blog every week since I put it up in November of 2008. Credit Card / Business Card / Gift Card Holder Tutorial Materials: Two pieces of fabric cut to 6" x 4.5" One piece 6" x 4" in coordinating fabric for inside pocket One piece of interfacing cut to 6" x 4.5" Closure - snap, button and/or pony tail band (I'll give instructions for each.) Related:  Little Gadgets

Perfect Box Pouch Tutorial « Make it Modern How insanely fabulous is this pouch? I can’t decide if I love it so much because a) it is made from glittery elephant fabric, b) of it’s small but perfectly proportioned size, c) it holds my on the go quilting supplies or d) all of the above. If you’d like to make your own see how below. You will need: 2 pieces of exterior fabric measuring 8 inches by 6 inches. Things that will come in handy: rotary cuttercutting matshearscraft scissorsclear ruler Step 1: Choose and cut your fabric- is it just me or is this oftentime the hardest part? I like to use a right angle ruler (“borrowed” from my husband) to make sure my fabric pieces are nice and square. Step 2: Layer your pieces. Step 3: Stitch the layers together 1/4 in from the edge. Step 4: Places both sets of fabric with the pressed under edges on top of the zipper and sew together. Step 5: Fold the two sides right sides of the exterior fabric together. Step 7: Move your zipper pull to the center and stitch a quarter inch seam on both sides.

I Spy DIY say YES! to hoboken: DIY: Zippered Toiletries Travel Bag One step up from my pencil case tutorial, this large zippered toiletries bag would make a great gift for Mother’s Day. Folds up real small and nice, stick it in the mail with a new shade of lipstick inside or a favorite scent. Easy Peasy. Promise. a pair and a spare . diy fashion Travel Accessories: Curling Iron/Flat Iron Case Don't know about you, but when I travel, not matter how organized I try to be, I'm always hurrying to finish packing my toiletries and make-up. I'm also usually trying to fix my hair at the last minute, which means there sits my flat iron... too hot to pack! This gave us the idea for today's accessory: the hot tool case. It contains two hidden layers of metalized thermal batting. Our hot tool case is cleverly created so you can pack it two different ways, depending on whether the tool is warm or cold. If you pack the tool when it is cool, the inside pocket is large enough to accommodate both the tool and its cord, and you can put other items, such as a comb and/or brush in the outside pocket. The finished flat size of the case is approximately 6" x 20". The Loulouthi fabric we used is an older collection, but you can still find cuts from online retailers as well as on Etsy. Make and attach the narrow ties Layering and basting the two sections Make and place the cord pocket Contributors

fonts, typefaces and all things typographical — I love Typography (ILT) free sewing patterns and tutorials! | Brett Bara I’m woefully behind in posting about my Sewing 101 tutorials over at design*sponge — but I’ve been hard at work designing, sewing, writing and photographing, and creating lots of good how-to posts over there for your stitchy pleasure. (They’re specially made for beginning sewists, so newbies, don’t be shy!) Click on over to design*sponge to check out my columns: How to sew a pouf. Download a free template to make this chunky pouf, and learn everything you’ll need to know to assemble it and create the tufting. It’s easy, I promise! How to make your own roller blinds. Sew a custom hamper liner. Make a wine bottle cozy. Sew a tissue box cover. Make your own patchwork shower curtain. And here’s the link to where all of my design*sponge Sewing 101 columns live, so check ‘em out for free patterns and easy sewing how-to’s!

The 200 Best Graphic, App & Web Design Tools & Resources (Categorized) This post is #21 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 198. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! Well we’re back at it again making another one of our infamous Top 100 Tech lists (many of which have been shared hundreds of thousands of times), except this time we’re aiming our sights at the world of graphic, app and web design (and we’ve doubled the scope to 200 amazing items). Technology and design are inseparable these days. What can you expect to find here? This post will probably be most useful to design newbies and students who are just getting to know the ins and outs of the online design community and the full ecosystem that is available to them. Before you get any further, let me explain that yes, this is a curated list meaning it is based purely on my own opinions. The Big 4 Online Design Networks/Empires

Easy camera/cell phone/iPod pouch In light of recent camera tragedies, I thought it would be a good idea if I made some sort of little case for my camera. I came up with these last night. They were really fast, so I made a few. They're the perfect size for a cell phone or iPod as well. It was really easy to do. Here's how: You'll need: 15 x 5 strip of fabric for the lining 15 x 5 strip of fabric for the outside 15 x 5 piece of fusible batting or fusible fleece Start by ironing the batting to the lining fabric. Pin lining fabric and outer fabric, right sides together. Sew, leaving an opening big enough for turning on one of the short sides. Clip corners, being careful not cut any stitches and turn rightside out. Press, being sure to fold in the opening. Topstitch the side with the opening, being sure to sew it shut. Fold, lining side in, to the size you want your finished pouch. That's it! I may eventually add a snap or a piece of Velcro to close it, but for now, folding the flap over works just fine to toss in my bag and go.

{DIY} Fishtail Bracelet - Typical House Cat These DIY fishtail bracelets were a product of my impatience. I ordered a bunch of Chinese knotting cord to make this necklace and the cord arrived a couple of days before the rest of the supplies I needed. I immediately became obsessed with it, making all sort of macramé and friendship bracelets. If you’ve been following DIY blogs then you’ve seen plenty of macramé lately but hopefully, this is the first time you are seeing the fishtail or herringbone weave. You will need: 30 inches of Rattail or faux-suede cord80 inches of .8mm Chinese knotting cord (for a six-inch wrist, if you have a larger wrist I would add 10-15 inches of knotting cord per inch.)A stand-out button or hex nutA thread burnerA small box lidSome scrap rattail or yarn Fold the rattail for the bracelet in half and tie a knot so that you have a loop, keeping in mind the size of the button you are using as the clasp. Wrap it around your box lid length-wise and secure it with a double knot so it looks like this. That’s it!