Learn to Sew Series- Ruffled Grocery Bag
It’s time for the Learn to Sew Series! I have been following Amber’s series from Crazy Little Projects for the past month and we have created some amazing things. This week, we used her ruffle instructions to create a Ruffled Grocery Bag! But first, lets review what we have learned so far: In lesson #1, we learned how to sew a straight line and created some great Designer Dustcloths. In lesson #2 , we learned the use of the zig-zag stitch and made up a cute Dinosaur Hooded Towel.In lesson #3, we learned how to turn and topstitch.
Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets.
Tutorial lite: Getting another year of wear out of a top
Disclaimer: This really isn't a tutorial and can probably be filed under 'Well, duh' but I'm sharing it anyway because sometimes the 'Well, duh's pass us by. Or at least they pass me by. Due in part to me failing to make my own kids any clothes in forever, Maia has very few long sleeve tops that fit her now that the weather has grown cold. Like most kids, she has grown far more vertically than horizontally (she has actually lost most of her toddler shape) in the last year so tops fit her in the body but come up short. But with a bit of ribbing and less than an hour, half a dozen tops have been given an extra year of wear.
Quick and easy homestead uses for Plastic Bottles (PET)
In the not too distant past, you would buy milk, sodas, etc. in glass bottles which you would return to the store to be sterilized and used again. Now, with our disposable culture, plastic bottles have replaced this system and have consequently become one of the many banes of the landfills. We need to rectify this wasteful and eco-nomically expensive practice.
Fabric Lunch Sack
All my closest friends know that I (Chanel) am forever on the search for the perfect, chic lunch box. And believe it or not, a lot of the prettiest and well-designed carriers out there are super expensive. So with this personal challenge in mind and with Picnic Week in the air, I was inspired to create my very own reusable lunch bag. Taking my pattern directly from the handy-dandy, classic paper lunch sacks that I predict will be around forever and ever, I put together this canvas version that’s reusable, washable and most of all, super pretty. There was a lot of hand-stitiching involved, but it wasn’t difficult at all and I’m head-over-heels in love with the final product. Keep reading for instructions, and I’d love to know how you all transport food around stylishly!
Make Your Own Grocery Bags
Just when you think you're the reigning 'Queen of Green' – reusing and recycling your way through the day, someone rains on your parade. Two stories hit the media recently about everyone's favorite green choice: the reusable grocery bag. Turns out we should be washing these things after each use or they can become a breeding ground for bacteria. I tried washing the ones I got at my market and they fell apart.
Free Sewing Patterns by Category - Plus Free Crocheting Patterns and Free Sewing Patterns
Crochet Patterns Knitting Patterns Sewing Patterns Cross Stitch Patterns Quilt Patterns Yarn Stores Search for: in: Free Sewing Patterns by category (over 2,600 free patterns!):
Etsy Russian Team
You can make a beautiful and stylish pendant with your own hands. It's easy if you'll follow this tutorial from Katrinshine You will need: a.. A piece of genuine leather 1/32" to 1/16" thick b..A thick needle or an awl c.
Miwa Koizumi: PET project - plastic water bottles
PET project / plastic water bottles / NEW Check out the new photography project.
Zipper Card Pouch
Have you ever had too many cards that your wallet can handle? Be selective and get only those cards that you might be using in a particular shopping mall but end up they were the wrong one? Or, may be just forgot to “update” the cards in the wallet on your next trip?
Tutorial: Pillow Cover to Messenger Bag!
When I ran across these pillow covers in the clearance section of Target, I couldn’t pass them up. I loved the dots and I loved the colors! I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them, but they were only $2 so, what could hurt?
DIY Fashion: Screen Print Tee
The life of a college student involves attending many events, from parties, to football games, to concerts on campus. And what better way to celebrate these monumental events – and show off your school spirit – than with a custom screenprinted shirt? Using an old shirt and some fabric paint, you can create a custom screenprinted shirt proclaiming your love for your school, your football team, or whatever suits your fancy. What you’ll need: Shirt, hoodie, or whatever else you want to screen printFabric paintFreezer paperIronExacto knifeRulerCardboardSpongePencilMarkerPrinter paperPlastic plate
The Chiquita Dress Tutorial
Isn't it funny how a characteristic in someone can drive you crazy one moment, but be the very thing you love about them the next? Olive is rather mischievous. Like, the other day she brought up how "when she was little" she used to hide her vitamins because she didn't like them.