Embroidery Designs at Urban Threads - Projects - StumbleUpon Now it's time to grab that other sock, provided it hasn't disappeared. Don't laugh -- I have about a half dozen socks whose partners have mysteriously vanished. It can happen. Turn the sock inside out and flatten it the other way, so the heel is folded in half. This sock is much more picky as to what it turns into. The long front half of the sock is the tail. Before cutting anything, I'll give you a bit of advice I learned the hard way: You'll notice the tail and the arms are the uppermost section. Make Your Own Shapeable Ice Pack My youngest child re-injured his previously dislocated knee cap a couple of days ago attempting to do 6 backflips in a row on a trampoline!“Mother Of The Year” here forgot to have him wear his knee brace for his “Big Air” tumbling class. (A professional snowboarder comes in and teaches the boys how to do big air tricks. They LOVE it! But don’t call it “tumbling” to their face…they will deny having anything to do with it!) Guess what? To make your own shapeable ice pack: Mix 1 part rubbing alcohol with 3 parts water in a ziploc bag and put in the freezer. For those who like to take things to the NEXT LEVEL….you can even whip up a little pillowcase-style flannel cover for your ice pack like this one here at DisDressed. OR….you can even make several different sizes (for different sized boo-boos) and colors like I found at My Country Haven. Tip: If the mixture freezes too hard, just add a little more alcohol. Now you’re ready for life’s inevitable bumps and bruises! And that’s today’s….
Recovering A Baby Car Seat Do you love your infant car seat……but hate the cover? Is the material scratchy or stained? Torn or outdated? Well, then start picking apart that old one……and making it into a new one. You will be so happy you did. While searching for a new car seat, I wasn’t loving any of the fabric. We needed a new baby car seat anyway, so I found one online that had the frame/design that I wanted and then purchased the cheapest color and design. And then turned it into a fresh and original car seat cover. And I know, these little satin flowers are seen here, there, and everywhere. But I couldn’t resist a little girliness added to the seat. I even coordinated the little seat belt shoulder covers. And yes, the canopy was completely re-done as well……. ………..and collapses perfectly. The car seat cover tucks around the seat frame in the same way, keeping the seat nice and tailored to its specific size and dimension. And of course, a little label attached to the side……marking my work. The view from the back side. Wow.
Sew Serendipity: Don't Fear the (invisible) Zipper Today I am going to talk about the dreaded zipper. I know there are many of you out there who despise them....really they are not to be feared! Honestly, I avoided learning how to install an invisible zipper for a long time because I thought there was some sort of magic that I didn't know, so I continued to put in conventional zippers until I designed the Sabrina Tunic. I decided then and there (this was just LAST SPRING, people!) This was the inspiration for this post as well as a recent email conversation that I had with someone asking if my tunics required the installation of a zipper and that she really didn't get along with zippers too well. You will notice in the following photos that I use a regular zipper foot. It is also important to note that you can substitute an invisible zipper for a regular one in just about any article of clothing. Here goes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. And that is it! Happy Sewing!
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Tutorial: Invisible Seams, The Hidden Stitch | fern and freckle To close up a seam without showing any stitches you can use the hidden stitch, sometimes it is also called a ladder stitch. This is a really useful stitch to use when you are closing up stuffies, a turning hole or binding the edge of a quilt. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. Finished!