how to sew a circular skirt My apple green bedsheet dress had a circular bottom. This is how you make one. 1. Measure your waistline, or where you want the waistline of your dress to fall. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. The final product would be worth all the trouble. And please please let me know if the instructions are clear. DIY Wrap Headphones | I got the idea to make these from the DIY wrap bracelets I made a little while ago. These headphones were all white before, and since I had the coloured string left over from the bracelet tutorial, I decided to try it! To start off, take the string and tie a knot with it around one of the wires. You can use one colour, or as many colours as you want. If you want, you can add beads along the way to jazz it up a bit. I thought these turned out pretty good, but I didn’t like the look of the knots all over the headphones. Let me know if you are going to try this! Like this: Like Loading...
The Square Circle Skirt (20-ish minutes to make Sometimes I buy too much fabric. I admit it. Just don’t you dare email my husband and tell him that I’ve admitted it. ;) If he ever notices that I have purchased new fabric and he happens to ask what it’s for……..I just mumble and laugh myself through some crazy explanation like, “oh, it’s for this one thing that I’m going to make next week to try out a new technique and I really needed this particular fabric to test it out, and, yeah……..isn’t it great?!?! So, lately, I have really been trying to just use what I have. And experiment I did. But half the trick of making it quickly, is that I used knit. To me, it kinda looks like a ballet dancing skirt. And because of the “circle-cut” method, it’s the twirliest type of skirt you can make. Okay, experiment over. But remember, if you don’t care for the uneven edge, ditch it. **Since I used knit fabric, the only sewing I had to do was to attach the skirt to the waistband. Wanna give this skirt a try? And then cut out that circle. See? -Ashley
Fleece Dog Bed Tutorial | Erin's Blog - Dog Under My Desk - StumbleUpon Loki got a new bed today and the weather held out for photos, so you all get a new tutorial! Read below to learn how to make this cute fluffy fleece dog bed! I’ve made… four of these now? You’ll need 1 1/4 yards of fleece. I cut the 26″ square first, then folded in it fourths. (If you buy 1 1/3 yards, you can squeeze out 28″ circles, but not much more than that.) Now, sew the long pieces together on the short side, right sides together, to make once long piece. Now mark the halfway points on both circles. Now take one circle and place it right sides together with the long piece, matching the center seam to the center point. Sew in both directions starting from this center point/seam to 4″ from the other center point. This diagram will help: Sew the other circle in the same manner. Now pin the seams all the way up to the center point, then fold the excess back and pin it in place. This should give you a finished bed with a hole in the middle where you will turn and stuff the bed. Keep sewing…
The Hipster Home » Blog Archive » How to Make a Tiny Terrarium in a Light Bulb Ahoy there Hipster Homers! I’m Julie and I’m the very first guest blogger on this fine site. Today’s project involves breaking stuff, plants, found objects, and miniatures. Fun, right? Let’s get started! Dos and Don’ts: Do use sand or small pebbles; these are good because water drains through them easily. How To: You’ll need a few tools to make a tiny terrarium but nothing complicated to get started. Needle-nose pliersScissorsLong tweezers or chopsticksFlathead screwdriverGlasses or goggles Let’s start with the light bulb. We will be removing the inside parts of the lightbulb. First, remove the metal tip from the bottom of the bulb. Then, when enough of the sides are raised to get a good grip on them, hold one of the sides with your pliers and yank out the metal tip. Next remove the black glass. Now you will be able to see the interior parts of the light bulb. Using the flathead screwdriver as a sort of lever, snap the interior tube from the side. And now you have an empty light bulb!
Patterns Seven Essential Sewing Skills & Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog Tasia from Sewaholic and Sewaholic Patterns wows us with her incredible style and sewing skills. Her blog is one of our favorite daily reads! Have you seen all of the gorgeous versions of her Lonsdale Dress out there on Flickr, Pinterest and your favorite blogs, all sewn up this past summer? Tasia inspires, and teaches along the way too; she is a fabulous resource for sewing techniques and more on her blog. We asked for some of her favorite tips for essential sewing skills and she shares them here today. Enjoy! Hello, everyone! 1. Helpful Links: 2. 3. Some great posts on pressing: 4. Here’s a great list of seam finishes to get you started! 5. There are plenty of zipper tutorials out there, but here are some great ones: 6. 7. « Hooded Tunic Tutorial Announcing: October Holiday Sew-Alongs + Giveaways »
Crave / Create: Bottle (w)rap I drink a lot of wine. And end up with a lot of empty wine bottles that are oh so pretty, it breaks my heart to have to junk them with the raddi- walla. I've been trying to find all sorts of utility excuses to hang on to them - wate bottles, plant holders and what have you. And now I have the perfect non-utility excuse to collect some more! Used: Coloured raffia from Le Papier Empty clearglass wine bottles (Sula Zinfandel -which is incidentally my personal favourite) Heavy duty glue (I have this stick of industrial glue that solidifies when it cools but I guess Fevicol would do as well) Starting at the bottom (cos the top's a bit tricky) starting winding the raffia tightly around the bottle, pausing to add a bit of adhesive every now and then. Edited to add: A couple of months later some more string arrived. And about half a dozen wine bottles later, here's what happened:
How to Make a Fork Bracelet I've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting. Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). (Please excuse my intro, if you can't hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? What you need:♥ A fork. I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I've used a lot of different forks. :)♥ Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥ Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands. I've always really liked layering bracelets. The other wrist. Forks and wolves go together, right? They definitely go with feathers. If anyone needs help, just leave a comment. :)
Clear Toy Storage Bags (with drawstring closure) Why do kids like toys with so many itty bitty little pieces? I guess it increases the fun factor. Tiny brushes. Tiny shoes. Tiny tea pot sets. So that’s what I did. I made a clear vinyl cinched-up pouch……that she can easily tote around with her little rubber-clothed dolls inside. No more anxiety, wondering where all the little pieces of your children’s toys will go. Just bag it up and make it fun for them to put all their pieces back into their special bag. See? Now, just imagine a whole collection of these……filled with all sorts of things. A perfect way to keep things organized. Would you like to customize your own clear toy storage bags? Supplies: Main Fabric (The amount you need will depend on the size bag you make…….make your calculations below to decide how much you’ll need)Thicker Clear Vinyl (At Joann’s, I bought 17 gauge vinyl I think. First, choose what size bag you want. Bottom Circle Piece: whatever size you want your circle to be Turn the tube right side out. Now you’re all set.
Inspiration : bird tattoos + DIY temporary tattoos I've been having a love affair with bird motifs since many years now, so my heart skipped a beat when I saw a flock of birds' tattoo for the first time. I've been collecting them since then. I know bird tattoos are currently super trendy, but I love them anyway! As far as I'm concerned, I'm not ready for a tattoo (I have a VERY low tolerance to pain), so as an alternative, I opted for temporary transfer tattoos! Yes, just like those we found as inserts in bubble gums when we were kids. You need : 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. It can last up to 7 days, but mine started cracking after 4 days, so I dissolved it with baby oil. I felt like a little girl, and it was super fun!
Jewellery T-shirt to Toddler Dress Tutorial | All That Is Good Last winter I made my first forays into refashioning cast offs into clothes for my daughter. I posted about it in “Rags to Riches, the tale of a favorite t-shirt” . Several of you were interested in a more detailed how-to of that little project, so here we go… Remember! Step 1 – your pattern.When sewing for Claire, I choose a favorite article of clothing she already has (perhaps something she’s growing out of and we know we’re gonna miss) to be my pattern. Step 2 – your cloth.The whole fun of this kind of project is taking something old and making something useful out of it again. Step 3 – cutting out. Front and back views of the waist seam and gathers Step 4 – Waist seamGather the top edges of the skirt to fit the bodice. With this dress, the arm holes extend partly beyond the tiny yoke, so I made a little angled cut into the sides of the skirt to make sure my arm hole was big enough for the sleeves. Step 6 – SleevesLast step! Sew the armholes, trim your threads, and you’re done!