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How to Make a Simple Bow

How to Make a Simple Bow
These little bows are so simple and fun-- I make them all the time. They are so versatile-- you can wear them as shoe clips, hair clips, broaches, whatever you want! I've also attached them to headbands. (Photo from last year when I was obsessively watching Mad Men and attempting the bee hive hairdo. How to Make Simple Bows: Step 1: First you need to cut a rectangle of fabric with a little sliver of fabric to set off to the side. Step 2: Next you need to fold the fabric onto itself, lengthwise. Step 3: Now fold the fabric in the other way to to middle. Step 4: Stitch those bad boys together. Step 5: With a curling iron, straightener, or iron, press the sides of the little sliver of fabric together. Step 6: All done!

Top 100 Tutorials of 2009 It was a good year in the online crafting world. Here’s a list of 100 craft and sewing tutorials of 2009, not ranked in a particular order. I made a similar list last year that continues to be popular. This year I decided to include my own tutorials! Feel free to comment and link to your favorites, as I’m sure that I’ve left many off the list. Buttercup Bag from Made by Rae Phoebe Bag from Artsy Crafty Babe. Diana Hobo from Think Liz. Ruffled Messenger Bag from Between the Lines. Basic Messenger Bag from Mmmcrafts. Lunch Bag from Amy Karol for Etsy’s How-Tuesday. Kate’s Notebook Lunchbag from Design Sponge. Reusable Snack Bag from We Wilsons. Apple Backpack from Alpha Mom. Shoe Bag from Betz White. The Everything Pocket Bag from Chickpea Sewing Studio. Earth Day Spa Set from Stardust Shoes for Michael Miller Fabrics. Little House Pouch from The Long Thread Boat Tote from The Long Thread. Water Bottle Tote from The Long Thread.

Altering Jeans: Shorter (with Identical Hem) Can anyone on this planet find the perfect pair of jeans? There are so many things to look for in a perfect pair of jeans. First, there’s the waist. And then the fit in the legs. I’m tall. I usually have to lengthen our pants. But then my brother came over one day…….and showed me some pants he found. Okay, so I stewed and stewed over how to shorten them…….trying to figure out how to make them look like the original hem. So I looked online. Check out those newly shortened jeans: You can’t even tell that they have been shortened. And I think it’s my hemmed jeans that make my brother look smokin’…….totally not him. (And yeah, he’s single. Thanks Greg. I was at a loss as to how I was going to shorten your crazy long jeans. And it looks like we need to hem your daughter’s pants too. Anyone else need to hem some pants? How about the pants you bought (or will buy) for your little kiddos for the fall? Ready to hem some jeans? **Remember, this is a great technique for growing children. And that’s it.

Milk Crate Cover Milk Crate Cover for a title? I know boring. I wanted to write something clever changing "great" to crate..." Any who, here is a tutorial to turn those old ugly milk crates in your garage or basement into something you can actually use in your home. This cutie... is covering this dirty little crate that I stole from my husband. This tutorial is a method type pattern, because all crates are different sizes. First measure the bottom of the crate. Measure the side from the inside of the crate, over the rim and... Down the other side. Now measure all the way around. Any fabric works great, but Tool Time Tuesday has a touch of hardware store, so I used my drop cloth fabric I bought for $5.00. Here are your supplies...rectangle of fabric...the long length is the distance around the crate and the height of the fabric is the measurement from the inside and over the side.the square is your bottom measurement Hem ONE long edge of the rectangle. Sew down seam... You now have a tube. the right fold...

1 hour bag- tutorial This bag is so easy ! This is the new bag I made to take back to work this term. It took less than an hour from choosing the fabric to dumping my junk in it. This pattern is on a piece of A4 paper so I'm sure you can work it out from that. You will need: Using the pattern piece and cutting on the fold of your fabrics. 2 pieces in your handbag fabric2 pieces in your lining fabric2 pieces in wadding or batting to give your bag a bit of body.1 magnetic purse snap (optional)2 x 6 1/2 inch squares of fabric for the pocket (optional).2 strips of fabric 3 inches x approx 29 inches for the strap1 strip of wadding about 2 1/2 inches by 292 large Buttons Start with the pocket. Turn right sides out through the gap. . Pin your pocket to the right side of one of your bag linings. I like to do two lines - looks good and adds a bit of strength too. Now put your other lining piece right sides together with the pocketed one and sew around the bag, again leaving a turning gap at the bottom.

How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Two facts about me: I'm cheap. I love dresses. I wear dresses probably 6 days out of the week. Back in November when I really started Talk2thetrees I kinda just wore pajama pants and sweat pants. Dresses are so comfortable, I can sit around the house and feel comfortable and cute. The only problem.. they are expensive! Here is a tutorial on a High Waisted Dress: For under 6 bucks! First you will need a ribbed tank top. I got mine from Walmart for 2.50 You could also use a t-shirt 3 yards of matching fabric. Clearance section is my favorite. Cut the tank top almost in half. (I cut mine a little too short.. oops!) For the bottom part of your dress take the fabric and wrap it around your waist about 1 and a half times, and cut in a straight line. I never measure, I never use patterns... Next you fold your fabric in half. You have kind of a big blocky rectangle skirt. (You are sewing the raw edges, not the bubble hem) This is where I didn't get pictures.. awesome. We are going to create a ruffle.

Amazing Wood Pallet Tranformation Well, hey there! Thanks for visiting Thriving Home. We want to make it easy for you to come back if you want. You can keep track of us in the following ways: Subscribe to our emails, join our Facebook Page , or subscribe to our RSS feed. When I saw this wood pallet makeover that my friend Jessi (and her husband) did I immediately asked her to share how she did it with us. I asked Jessi to share how they did this transformation. Ever since my church used pallets for a stage design in the Spring, I was itching to do some sort of pallet project. After browsing on Pinterest for some inspiration, I decided I wanted to use a pallet for some sort of storage/display for my cookbooks, as well as to hang my aprons on (I love all things kitchen – aprons, cookbooks, kitchen appliances…everything!). We first sanded the entire pallet to get rid of any rough spots and also made sure all of the nails were hammered in fully. That’s it! Thanks for sharing, Jessi! Share this post!

Tutorial: Gathered Round Basket I had a few requests for instructions on how to make the gathered round basket that I made last week. This is an easy project and the baskets can be made in any size, are fully reversible, and are useful for so many things. Materials: (to make a basket measuring 4 1/2 inches diameter and 1 3/4 inches high) 2 pieces of cotton fabric cut into circles with a 8 inch diameter (I used a small side plate as a template)1 piece of fusible wadding (such as parlan or pellon) cut into a circle with an 8 inch diameterstrip of fabric measuring 2 1/4 inch x 14 inch (for binding) Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Edit 07/ 2012 – Just wanted to clarify in response to a few emails – The circles are 8 inches in diameter (the measurement you get if you rule a line through the centre of the circle) and when they are gathered they measure 12 inches in circumference (i.e all around the outside of the circle).

the Circle Skirt I used to think that a gathered skirt was the easiest skirt to sew. But I may have changed my tune. A circle skirt is possibly even easier!….especially if you leave the elastic exposed. If you’ve ever made a poodle skirt before, it’s the same concept. Your fabric is cut in a circle, like a donut. Once you’ve created your pattern, you can whip up 4 skirts in an hour! Okay, let’s get started. What you need (for a little girl’s skirt): * about 1 yard of fabric* appx 3/4 yard of 2-inch wide elastic FABRICS to use:* Rayon* Polyester Charmuese* Simple Cotton* Thin Corduroy* Lightweight WoolMany fabrics will work for this project. ELASTIC:Wide elastic from fabric stores typically comes 2 inches or 3 inches wide; white or black in color. If you’d like to add a colorful twist to your skirt, check out our easy Tutorial for Dyeing Elastic HERE. Measure around your waist. PATTERN:This requires a bit of geometry but don’t worry, we’ll break it down for you. draw another 1/4 circle: Like this: Try it on,

7 Amazing Ways to Recycle Wood Pallets ... Finding ways to recycle wood pallets is my latest obsession and, honestly, I had no idea you can do so much with these things! So many opportunities to get creative, furnish your home with something truly unique and save a bunch of cash that would normally fly out of your pocket faster than you can say “home improvement.” Apart from being good for one's budget, recycling is eco-friendly too and that's another great reason to check these following ways to recycle wood pallets out and maybe cook-up a DIY of your own: One the cheapest and easiest ways to recycle wood pallets ever! And so chic and versatile, too!