Sock Elephant Sewing Pattern Instructions: Cut 3-1/2 inches off rib of sock. Starting 3 inches from the heel, sew a 1/8 inch seam on each side of the center line and across the end of the ribbing. Cut the sock between the seams and about 1-1/2 inches farther to make an opening for the stuffing. Turn sock right side out. Head and Body: To shape the head, stuff foot of sock nice and plump and tie off loosely at the neck with ribbon. Legs: Cut the second sock as shown, about 5 inches long. Mouth: Cut off complete heel from the second sock. Trunk: Open flat strip of sock so it is about 1 inch wide at one end and 6 inches at the other. Ears: For each ear, cut two pieces in the shape of the ears. Eyes: Sew on moving eyes, buttons (my personal favorite), felt, or embroider with black thread. Tail: Make a short roll of the material and sew into place. Trim: Trim is optional.
Sock Monkey Gosh… I am supposed to sew some thing for the Earth Month this April, but I can’t wait to sew these sock monkeys. My hands simply took over my head and see what I did after a few days and nights of sewing…. a house full of sock monkeys!!!! Do you love them? I have seen a lot of sock monkey photos hanging around friends’ photo albums in many photo sharing websites, so envy. These sock monkeys are so cute and so adorable that I would want to hug one, I bet my kids would love to have them to accompany too when mommy is busy with works. Therefore, I went out to shop for some socks thinking that may be 4 to 5 pairs should be enough, I ended up with 20 pairs of colorful socks, simply can’t resist for not buying ;-). …. With different sizes of socks, I made the sock monkey out of a family, from baby, toddlers, teens to adult. 3rd picture in the above album shows the family photo of the sock monkey, from daddy, mommy, sister, brother, triplet toddlers, and a baby. Pages: 1 2
Paint a Tree In Your Kid’s Bedroom-Free Download – I’ve been a busy girl. I’ve been working on my little girl’s bedroom since moving into our new house last month. It has been so satisfying to finally be able to paint! While I don’t feel like it is fully finished, I still thought I’d share what I’ve done with you. And, if you are interested in making your own tree, I’ve provided the stencils I made for myself here for you. The pdf shown here includes simple instructions and patterns for the flowers and leaves. Here’s a helpful hint to create stencils: I used my Silhouette to cut these out. Download the pdf stencils. Want to see the rest of the room? And here’s the after.
Liczby zabawki I've never been too keen on math. Words I love, but numbers I loathe. (Although for some strange reason I'm drawn to Sudoku puzzles... try to figure that one out!) Anyway, I'm hoping my little Owen will have more of a love of numbers and math than his mommy, so we're starting early by making numbers into toys! You can see by the impatient little hands in this picture that these have already been a big hit. I made these numbers using the technique I used to make my tummy time mat. After washing them they get these really great frayed edges, then I stuffed them with rice. Do you want a tutorial? Here's what you'll need: 10 different scrap pieces of fabricRiceFunnelPlastic StrawGraph PaperSharp Scissors First you'll want to draw some numbers on your graph paper. Next, cut out your numbers from the graph paper and pin them to your fabric. Stitch around the outside edges of each number, be sure to leave a 1/4 inch seam allowance and at least a 1 inch opening to put the rice in later.
DIY Hat Tutorial Hats for young babies are very straight forward to cut and stitch. They just require two pieces of fabric and a brim. I’ve made a lot of those with this tutorial. However, I’ve always struggled when trying to make hats for older children and adults. The hats I’ve bought seem to have this extra seam to keep them from looking too tight or loose around the seam. I cracked the code for making seamed adult hats. Disclaimer: My pictures for this tutorial were taken in waning afternoon light. I started by taking a hat that fit me and folding it into quarters. This is a picture of the fabric folded into quarters: I traced and then cut around the hat quarter. Next, fold the fabric together, right sides together, matching up the points. Sew up the side. Then you’ll sew the opposite triangle. Next, I added some blue fabric inside the brim. I then pinned the blue inner brim to the base of the outer hat fabric with right sides together. Turn the hat wrong-side out. Here’s what the inside looks like:
RAWR Creatures: HOW TO MAKE A SOCK TEDDY BEAR Hi! I came across a cute tutorial last week on how to make a sock teddy bear. He looked so fun and easy, I thought I'd give one a shot. I stitched one up while Tim and I were watching a movie Friday evening so I snapped a few pics along the way and thought I'd share. You'll notice I had the help of a little kitty named Boo, who you'll see makes a couple of guest appearances in the step-by-step photos. :) Boo is a frequent sidekick while I'm sewing my RAWR creatures and does have his own drawer in my desk where he likes to curl up while I sew. On to the tutorial! • 2 socks (1 is the majority of the bear, the other you'll only need a small amount for the bear's nose) • scissors • thread • marker (or something to draw your shapes for cutting) • 3 small black buttons, 1 small white button, and any other little embellishments you want to dress up your little friend • stuffing • needle, stick pins • kitty foot on the left hand side of the photo is optional. On to the fun part! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
The Perfect Gift: Yarn Ball Bookmark Created by Jane from See Jane Blog . Edited by Amy Christie. Has the weather turned cold where you live? It was actually my daughter’s clever idea to make yarn pom pom balls in the style of a bookmark. Supplies: -yarn -scissors That’s it! *Before you start, cut an 8-10 inch piece of yarn and a 15 inch piece of yarn and set it aside. To start, hold the end of the yarn in your hand, and begin wrapping the yarn around your fingers – snug but not too tight. Cut the yarn after 90 wraps, and carefully slide it off your fingers. To add the bookmark ‘tail’, use the 15-inch piece of yarn, tie it around the same string you used to tie the 90 loops together, as seen in the pictures above. At this point, your yarn pom pom ball should look like the picture above. Next, holding the ball on it’s side, slide your scissors through the yarn loops and start cutting. This is what your pom pom will look like — it will start to resemble a ball, but is in dire need of a haircut! Voila!
Baby boots... Crash ? Here goes, I'm going to try and do this but my computer keeps crashing, if there are any glaring errors I'll put them right asap. Here comes a poor quality photo again, I still haven't sussed out what's wrong with the scanner. Enlarge to whatever size you wish, just measure the length of baby's ( or Mama's ) foot. Cut 4 boot pieces and 2 sole pieces as shown. The easiest way to do this is to lay your fabric right sides together, and then pin and cut out together. Pin and stitch the sides of each boot ( right sides together) And then stitch the boot to the sole as shown, don't forget to mark the front and back centre points on the soles - it makes it a lot easier to position correctly. Now turn under and press a small hem at the top of each boot and it's lining. Now slot the lining into it's boot with wrong sides together, Finish off with a decorative stitch to close and maybe some yo-yo's. See you then ! Have a sooper dooper weekend. xxx
CREATE STUDIO: How to Make An Elephant Doorstop (that's too cute for the floor!) Can I show you how to make an elephant doorstop that's bursting with so much cuteness you won't want to put it on the floor? The plan for this sweet thing was to have her hold my little girl Laney's door open, but the thought of kicking it out of the way every time I wanted to close the door made me change my mind... Miss. Elephant is now safely perched on top of Shel Silverstein on the bookshelf and far away from our feet. Are you relieved? Wanna make one? Use the pattern to cut each of your pieces out of felt. Now the fun part! One quirky thing about the elephant pattern is that it didn't include a tail pattern piece so I made up my own. The picture below is how I pieced the tail in. Keep whip stitching around the rest of the elephant. Now for my secret weapon... pull out that freebie can gripper that you got at the fair (the flexible plastic one) and use it to grip your needle when it gets really hard to pull it through two layers of felt and the fabric on the ears.