Ambassador Crochet | Crochet | Learn to Crochet | Crochet Stitches | Free Crochet Patterns | Crochet Stitch Tutorials | Crochet Patterns | Crochet Tips | Unique Crochet | Crochet Stitch Guide | Crochet Help | Crochet Lessons Red Heart Yarn | Yarn, Knitting Patterns, Crochet Patterns Memorable Ways to Repurpose Old T-Shirts – Crafting a Green World Sewing Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano We all have them- those t-shirts we just can’t let go of. Even if they are worn out, faded or no longer fit, we can’t seem to let go because of the fond memories they hold. It could be a concert t-shirt from your favorite band, or a college shirt that remind you of the good ol’ days, or maybe it’s one of your child’s tiny tees that they’ve grown out of. But they don’t have to. If you have some craft and sewing skills you can turn your old t-shirts into upcycled, repurposed and memorable items. Like a pillow. There are instructions all over if you need them and Savvy Seams has a nice tutorial to turn a t-shirt into a zip off pillow cover to put over a form. Maiden Jane has a fancier tutorial for creating a pillow with the t-shirt and other fabric. If you have quite a few t-shirts you’d like to save, consider turning them into a quilt. I am considering collecting some of my kids old t-shirts and creating a quilt for each child.
Little Doolally: Winter Woodland Scarf Hello! This week I have a real treat for you. I thought it's been a while since I wrote a free pattern, so I've done one that's perfect for those winter chills. It's called the Winter Wonderland Scarf and it's super warm and cosy, and what's best of all - the yarn is such a beautiful colour. This patten is perfect for beginners and there is a full tutorial on how to do the main stitch - a half treble crochet - htr (hdc in US terms). Winter Woodland Scarf By Little Doolally Materials; ♥ 200g of DROPS Big Delight in Autumn Forest, ♥ 4.5mm hook, ♥ darning needle, ♥ scissors, ♥ stiff cardboard Stitches; ch = chain htr = half treble crochet (half double crochet (hdc) in US terms) How to do a htr; Yarn round hook.Insert the hook in to the stitch, yarn round hook again and pull through loop (3 loops on hook).Yarn round hook and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.Your stitch is complete! To start; Work 32ch. Row 1; In 3rd chain from hook, work 1htr, 1htr in each stitch across until the end, turn. Ta-dah! xxx
CHICKPEA SEWING STUDIO: Diaper Burp Cloth Tutorial What you'll need: not much.... Some 3-ply cloth diapers, scraps of fabrics two inches longer than the diaper and two inches wider than the center fold. First, pre-wash the diapers with baby laundry detergent or at least 'free and clear' stuff. Prep-Work: Cut the bands of fabric to be 2 inches longer than the diaper you are using and 2 inches wider than the center fold. Now, fold under and steam press each short side so that it's about a 1/4" smaller than the diaper. Repeat this process on the long sides to fit the center fold. Now pin away! Time to Sew: Set up your sewing machine with white thread and a really small zig-zag such as 2 mm wide and 1mm long. a pretty simple project for such a sophisticated piece of equipment, but it makes quick work of things! A closer look at the stitches:
Play Recipes ~ Growing A Jeweled Rose If you are looking for fun art and play recipes you are in the right place! Here you will find over 100 recipes for play. Most of these use common household ingredients and are very easy to make! From slimes and doughs to goops and goos, this list has playtime covered! Play Recipes The ULTIMATE Guide Crochet and Crafting with Linda Dawn Top Sewing Tutorials From Mother Huddle The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. I thought I would start with the most popular and go from there! The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Recipes
Zip-up Earbuds » LauPre I love to have my music with me everywhere I go, but I hate the tangled mess my wires become when I toss them in my bag or pocket. Last night I whipped up a fun and functional solution by adding a zipper to my earbuds. This project took me around an hour to do (perfect for catching up on some t.v. from hulu.com). The supplies are few; basic sewing supplies, a pair of headphones, and a nice long zipper. I happened to have this crazy purple and gold nike zipper I found thrifting a while ago, it seemed perfect for this project. The first step is to pull the earbuds apart, to separate the wires all the way down to the plug. Next, take one side of your headphones and one side of the zipper tape and start stitching the wire into the tape. It’s as easy as that! Then unzip them to the length I want and put them on so much faster than having to untangle the mess!
Crochet Concupiscence for Creative Crochet Art and Crafting Free Patterns - Your Style Rocks Design by rma / Pattern by Your Style Rocks! This is the pattern for the 1950s inspired dress that rma designed for our "Past Perfect" contest. It can be worn with a petticoat or you can just leave it away if you prefer a more floaty look for your skirt. We made our own embellishment for the top but of course you can use something off-the-shelf as well. Please consult our size comparison table, our table of body measurements and the "Patterns" section of our FAQs before you download and print a pattern. Detailed sewing instructions for this pattern are available here. Download the pattern:
Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff » Flamingo Toes Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away?? Eek!! I don’t know about you but I’m scrambling a bit here. ;) So I thought I’d help you out. Melissa sent in a Tutorial Request for a darling Boden Necklace – and I knew that it would be perfect for a Mother’s Day idea. Here is my version of the prettiness - And here is the Boden version – with a crazy retail value of $78 - I like the navy they used but I went for a more neutral color scheme. This necklace is super easy!! Here’s what you’ll need to make it: twill or other ribbon (approx 50″) large link chain (you’ll need a piece about 13″ long) bead assortment – enough for 5 13″ strands beading cord crimp beads (10) (All supplies came from Michael’s) :) Start by weaving your twill piece through the links of the chain. Continue weaving the twill through until the chain piece is centered in the twill. Pretty cute already huh? Now we’re going to start adding in our small bead strands. Cut a strand of bead cord about 17″ long.