Pearls & Scissors: DIY Romantic Lace T-shirt (and pattern) DIY Romantic Lace T-shirt (and pattern) I think no-one would argue with the fact that t-shirts are a staple in any wardrobe, especially during the warmer months. I was doing a little spring cleaning in my closet the other day, putting away my winter wardrobe, and organizing for spring, when I realized I had only a few basic t-shirt, and half of them were black. Gasp! Since the process of making this t-shirt was so simple, I thought I’d share it so you could give it a try yourself if you fancy. Be sure to click “read more” below to see the full tutorial, including how to make the pattern! First, you’ll need one of your favorite t-shirt as the basis for your pattern. Fold your t-shirt (I recommend t-shirts with very short sleeves) in half and put it onto a sheet of paper. Newt up, draw a straight line just under the armpit, if you’d like the shirt to have two blocks of different fabric like mine has. Now that you have your pattern ready, it’s time to start: That’s it really!
Piggy Pillow As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago. This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Hope you sew some for your loved ones no matter if it is Feb 14. Besides as a pillow, you can use this pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Material you need:1. Print out the PDF pattern of the piggy pillow. Use a pencil and trace the pattern onto the cotton fabric. Sandwich the towels in between 2 fabrics. Sew it up on the sewing line, it can be from sewing machine or hand stitching. Turn body, ear and tail inside out. Tie a knot at the tip of the tail as shown, mark a length of 4″ from the tip. Turn the body outside in and position the tail on the top part of the body. Sew the nose onto the body.
Watermark Tee Tutorial by Sweet Verbana Hello U-Create readers! I am so excited to be guest posting here today. It just so happens to be my first guest post and I'm still a little shocked that it's here at Ucreate, one of my favorite blogs! A little bit about me.. I'm from a little town called Keller, Texas. I'm a junior at Texas A&M University (whoop!). I'm working on my education degree and expect to be an elementary school teacher in just two short years. When I'm not busy studying for classes, I love to sew. I just started blogging in May and have already met all kinds of wonderful women, I hope you'll stop by and say hi too! Watermark Tee Tutorial What I love about this project is that it's completely customizable. Materials: Elmer's Blue Gel Glue (it must be the blue gel, white won't work) Fabric Dye (RIT is my tried and true brand) A white cotton Tee, Tank, Dress etc. Tutorial: If you're unfamiliar with Batiking, it's a method of dyeing fabric in which you create a design with a dye- resist. Step 1: Prepare Step 2: Design
Sock Bunnies Last week while I was in Toledo installing Mason’s letters and taking fanatical pictures of his cheese dip at lunch, my mom had made these adorable little sock bunnies. I thought they were too cute not to share on here! She saw the idea on pinterest and made her way to lil blue boo’s blog that has a fabulously detailed step-by-step. If you want the detailed diy, go there. If you want to see what else my mom has found on pinterest, follow her!
Letter Pillows I mentioned on Sunday that I took a trip to San Diego for my cousin's 1st birthday party over the weekend. For his present, I decided to make some letter pillows that spelled his name. Because my sewing skills are far from advanced, the pillows did not turn out as planned but I actually love how comically misshapen they are. Want to make your own? For each letter, you'll need two pieces of fabric, 1/4 yard each for letters this size.Sandwich the two pieces of fabric with the pattern facing in.Draw a template on the backside of one piece of fabric for each letter.Cut the letters slightly larger than you want them so you have room to sew.Sew each letter just as you would a pillow, leaving a small hole to flip them right side out.HINT: do not sew the holes inside of the letters (like the A for example) or else you won't be able to flip it. Don't worry if they aren't perfect. The more mistakes you make, the more character they'll have!
Whimsical Pillows The week hasn't exactly been going as planned but things seem to have calmed down now. I hope. I didn't forget about the promise I made earlier this week - the only problem was finding half an hour to get my act together (and half an hour of good light as well). So, here's our most fantastic pillow ever! What you'll need: - fabric: a 32cm x 64cm piece of heavy cotton, denim, canvas,... Note: you can make the bigger or smaller, just make sure that the long side of the rectangle is twice the short side in length. Instructions: 1. Make sure to make enough of these for a pillow fight!! Please note, this tutorial is intended for personal use only. If you made something using a tutorial found on this blog or if you got inspired by something you found here, make sure to post your pictures here.
Sewing Owls A sweet friend of mine sent the girls and me a box of adorably adorable owl pillows this week. She doesn’t sell them, doesn’t have an Etsy shop…she just makes them. I think they might be the sweetest things I’ve ever seen, and I think they’ll be precious in the girls’ new room. I don’t know what it is about owl pillows. It must have something to do with the eyes. I love this vinyl detailing. Vinyl? Which brings me to my current fixation: I really wish I could sew. But when I see things like this, all I can think about is that I really wish I could sew. I’d love to be able to grab a pile of fabric scraps and turn them into…an owl. I love this one. Boo! It would take me approximately eighty years to make one of these pillows. That’s because I’d keep taking breaks to go cook. And eat. So maybe it’s best that I don’t know how to sew. If I did, I might be tempted to make things like this. And then nothing would ever get cooked in this house. Maybe even twenty pounds! Yep. Ahem.
Funny Bunny Stuffed animals make me happy. They live on my desk at home and at work, so I can glance over at them when I'm having a bad day or when someone has shot down another one of my 'spectacular' ideas. There they sit. Funny Bunny has button eyes and his little head is sewn on by hand, so he's not the right choice for babies or young toddlers who are still rough on their toys. We found our chenille at Chenille Magic . Like his brother, Eggy Pop ; Funny Bunny is one-of-a-kind, so the list below gives the exact elements you need to clone him. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Jem 760 ) ¼ yard of Cotton Chenille Dot in Soft Yellow ¼ yard of Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane in Sky Hop Dot Small bag of polyester fiberfill ½ cup small dry beans (optional) 2 small black four-hole buttons 1 giant cotton pom pom for the tail in rainbow colors All purpose thread to match all fabrics and the buttons Embroidery floss in a soft pink for the mouth and nose Sharp scissors Straight pins See-through ruler Two ears
Decorative Dolls A cross between a Russian babushka doll, a Japanese anime-style superhero and a cushion, these decorative toys are delightfully unique by nature as well as by name. 1. Download, print, trace & cut Download the pattern and print at 100 per cent on A4 paper. Trace over pattern pieces with tracing or pattern paper. Cut out all fabric and felt pieces according to the pattern instructions. 2. Hand embroider the facial details on the felt face piece. 3. Sew together the body and head pieces, from point A to B. 4. Place the face on one of the head pieces using the pattern guide and pin. 5. Using the same setting on your sewing machine, but using thread that matches the felt hair, stitch hair into place, backstitching at start and finish points. 6. Pair up the four arm pieces, placing one on top of the other, right sides together. 7. Pair up the four leg pieces, placing one on top of the other, right sides together. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. More kids projects and ideas: