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American Apparel Circle Scarf Knock Off (tutorial)

American Apparel Circle Scarf Knock Off (tutorial)
My friend was wearing this super cute circle scarf from American Apparel and I wanted one!! Circle scarves, also called infinity scarves, are so popular this fall! I love the look of them! And they are so cozy and warm! The hardest part of making these circle scarves is finding the right fabric. I got this pile of fabric all for under $20! Super cute, right? And super easy!! I think for the scarf to look good, you need to have a really wide piece of fabric so that it is extra plush and voluminous. Once you cut out the fabric into a rectangle, fold the scarf in half so that the top edge is aligned with the bottom edge, right sides together. You can leave the edges raw because they won’t fray. These scarves are so versatile, too!! The American Apparel gave these other options on how to wear it, though I can’t imagine wearing it as a dress! (source) The American Apparel website also says that the scarf is unisex!! *Thank you to my friend J who took these photos of me! You might also like: Related:  Craft ideas

snowy day hat pattern (free!) Friday morning we woke up to a blanket of white snow. I’d been enjoying the snow-free weather, but then I remembered how pretty snow is. So pretty. To celebrate the first snow I made a hat from an old sweater. I made a printable pdf for you! Fold your sweater back along the side seam so you have the front and back layers on top of each other. Cut along the pattern piece, adding about 1/2″ for seam allowance. You’ll have a big pattern piece. Fold it on top of itself with right sides together and sew where indicated: Flip your hat open so both back piece are face up and sew the top seam together. Repeat with your lining fabric. With right sides together, pin the lining into the sweater fabric. For the braids, use your sleeve to cut 3 strips. Then sew them together at the top and braid until you are almost finished. Now unpin the earflap part where your lining and outer fabric meet and stuff in the braid. Sew it up, leaving a 3″ space to turn it. Done! If you make one of these, let me know!

DIY Sherpa Boots? Oh Yeah!!! I know it's not green or shamrock themed, but I had to share my latest project: DIY Sherpa Boots! Microsuede on one side & fluffy sherpa on the other = soooo wonderful to wear. I had this two-sided fabric left after I made some cuddly baby pants a while back. First I looked over my winter boots, measured for height, width & angles and made pattern pieces for the front & back leg, heel, top and sole. I also cut out extra sole pieces from some non-skid fabric. Then with right sides together, I sewed the upper boot and sole pieces together. These babies have become my new favorites for lounging. I added a little cupcake ribbon for a dash of color. These have definitely made this long winter more bearable and with my "always cold" issues, I will probably be wearing them well into summer;) Sharing these creations with my FAVE LINK PARTIES too so check them out HERE!

Put Up Your Dukes: braided scarf tutorial i have a tutorial that is forty thrillionty times easier and better than my previous (ahem, first ever...give me some grace!) tutorial. it is accessible to infinitely more people (you dont have to have a baby, OR a dress to start out with). and it is really simple. there are only 4 lines of stitching total. oh, did i mention it's mega cute and chic also: 5 weeks ago i saw this scarf on pinterest. it was pinned by a VERY popular pinner that i follow under her DIY board. i knew i had to make one for myself. but when i followed this "DIY" link, it actually led to a german store where the scarf was 35 euros ($60 shipped!). LOVE these colors. must make a yellow and gray one for me. source the more i thought about it, the more i wanted this, and wanted it CHEAP. i said out loud in our living room, "i am GOING to figure out how to make this for myself." high on our success and planning the tutorial that would certainly be "my big break," i tweeted the following: here's how! what you need: oh, hi!

Homemade Lip Balm Recipe & Printable Labels {DIY Gift} Homemade lip balm is a fabulous DIY gift that can be made it minutes! These little tins of lip balm fit easily in your pocket and will help keep your lips super soft during the cold winter months or days at the beach. I love the way these turned out. I always knew making lip balm would be easy, but I didn’t know it was THIS easy. I don’t think I’ll ever go without homemade lip balm again! I made two different types of lip balm…Sweet Lemon and Orange Kiss. Homemade Lip Balm Supplies (w/ links to buy on Amazon): This should make about 8 little tins of lip balm. Here’s just how easy it really is… Melt your beeswax, almond oil and shea butter together in a glass container in the microwave. It starts to harden quickly so work fast once you’ve melted your mixture. This is what it looks like in about 10 minutes. For the last batch I shaved a little lipstick into the mixture for color. You can see a slightly different shade in some of these. Download the printable labels here! Handmade gift rock! ~Kim

Tutorial: Messenger Bag from Cargo Pants Want to make one of these? From a pair of these? Here's the tutorial! Materials: 1 pair cargo pants (from the going to Goodwill pile of course) 1/2 yard lining material bias tape (store bought or make your own) thread {1/4" seam allowances throughout} Getting started... Take your pair of cargo pants and cut the inseam of each leg of the pants up to the crotch area. Cut the bag exterior pieces: front flap (this is where the cargo pocket comes in handy - cool pockets you don't have to sew!) Cut the same size pieces from the lining material. Make the strap by placing the long pieces right sides together, sew down each side. Now make the front flap. Assembling the lining: Take gusset pieces (2 sides and a bottom) and sew the short ends together. Lay your connected gusset pieces right sides together on top of the front of the bag piece, pin, sew. Lay the back of the bag down and set the front/gusset piece on top, pin in place. Make the exterior just like you did the lining of the bag.

Notes from the Patch: Tutorial Tuesday - #32 Sewing machine cozy Here's a quick project to make for someone who loves to sew. With our easy to follow measuring instructions a custom fitting cozy can be easily sewn in an evening. This formula will work on anything you need to cover, sewing machines, sergers, toaster ovens - just about anything. Simply follow this easy to follow formula for a perfect fit every time. We have included the measurements for most BERNINA machines in our PDF instructions - we're thoughtful that way. The full easy to print PDF instructions can be downloaded here. Let's get started. Measuring your machine: Machine Width (MW): Be sure to include the fly wheel in this measurement. Machine Height: (MH) Measure from table top to very highest point of the machine. Machine Depth: (MD) Measure from the front to the back along the side of your machine. Cut your cover, pockets and lining pieces using your measurements and the formula outlined in the PDF instructions here. Sewing your Machine Cozy: All seam allowances in this project are 1/2".

knotted jersey headband tutorial hey there LOVE STITCHED PEEPS!! it’s LESLIE from LITTLE MOOKIE back again with another fun tutorial, and while i’m a sewing contributor here, sometimes the best sewing tutes are the ones that involve ZERO SEWING! am i right? i’ve always wanted to learn how to tie celtic-ish style knots and this one was super cute so i started searching around for a tutorial and found this one. she used long crochet chains but i don’t crochet. so i figured, why not UPCYCLE something? what you’ll need:old tshirts – any color, combo (could also use fabric, rope, yarn, etc.)cutting mat & rotary cutter (plain ‘ol scissors would work just fine too)glue gun & gluemusic (i always work better when i can sing while i work) :) start by cutting your shirt just under the arms(you could also start at the bottom – cutting off the band and starting there) cut two 1″ strips(i chose to use different colors so you can follow along better, but one color is cute too) ready to go! getting closer… keep pulling gently… FINITO!!

DIY Zipper Bags to Organize Your Tote Happy Friday everyone! I am going to finish my June 2013 posts with this fun and simple zipper bag. I have been seeing these all over the web on other DIY sites, but they were all hand sewing them. Lovely if you don’t have a machine, but I don’t have the time or patience to hand sew something when it is easier to pull out my machine. I know there are a lot of you out there with sewing machines so I am going to share my machine stitched version of these little bags. Making reversible bag from top of straps to bottom of bag: 50 cm / 20 inchesheight: 28 cm / 11 incheswidth: 40 cm / 16 inches I don’t know because I used leftover fabric for my bag. You can print the pattern and place it on your fabric to make an approximation. It is only one piece of pattern. Fort similar bag, you can check Charlie bag by Burdastyle ($1.99). It is a bit bigger and has squared bottom. Please go to the bottom of this post to download the PDF pattern and tutorial. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). 1. 2. If you use my pattern, sew the darts before sewing the bottom and sides of bag. 3. 4. 5. Pull out each of the remaining straps. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. A reversible bag! Thank you for reading and I hope this post is useful for you! Click to download:

A Simple Kindle Fire Slip Case: kindle sewing tutorial series I received a Kindle Fire for Christmas, it was the perfect present for me, both unexpected and practical. I read that Amazon sold at least 4 million of these for the holidays – so there’s a good chance you got one, too. Besides reading books and magazines on the go, Kindles can play on the Internet. I have three tutorials in mind for the Kindle tutorial, one is a durable quilted zipper case (now available here), the second is a fancy pants clutch pattern, and the third is the easiest to make, a simple kindle slip case. Materials: 2 pieces of outer fabric cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 9 & 1/4″ tall2 pieces of pocket panels cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 6.5″ tall2 pieces flannel or other soft, non scratchy lining cut to 6 & 5/8″ wide x 9 & 1/4″ tallElastic, about 4-5″ long (we used 5″)Button Seam allowances are approximately 3/8″; Finished dimensions approximately 6″ wide x 8.5 inches tall. Finished! Nani Iro Button, found in our Etsy shop. Echino dot dot dot, found in our Etsy shop. Closure Modifications: