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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

The Easiest Skirt in the World (x2) « handmademess I’m the queen of cheap and easy sewing projects. If there’s a fun fabric around and I can make it wearable, in garment form, in an hour or less, I’m going to go for it. This weekend I found some fun printed upholstery fabrics at my local shop that suggested immediate and simple fashions with barely any effort required. There’s no garment more simple to sew than an elastic-waisted skirt, and I’ve found that if I skip the casing and buy elastic that can serve as a waistband, unattended, I can simplify the “simple” even farther. This skirt takes only four seams to make, and requires no measuring. Materials: 3/4 yard fabric of choice 1 yard (or waist measurement length) 2 1/2″ wide elastic thread Directions: 1) zigzag the top edge of your fabric 2) cut the elastic to be just long enough to fit around your waist and sit comfortably, slightly stretched, at just the height you want to wear your skirt. 3) fold the elastic in half and mark the center with a pin. 7) Try on your skirt. Like this:

D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf // Gettin' Crafty! | Ninth and Bird D.I.Y: Recycled T-Shirt Scarf 1} Gather a few old t-shirts you don't wear anymore; thrift them or buy new -- but choose thin, soft (preferably worn out) t-shirts. Find two t-shirts of different colors that go well together. 2} Lay the shirt flat on the table or floor. 3} Cut 1 1/2 inch strips, remove the hemmed edges. 4} Cut off the sleeves of the shirt and save them for the end. 5} Organize the strips by length and gently pull on them. 6} NOW GET CREATIVE! 7} Tie together, trim ends, and wrap with the excess sleeve fabric you saved.

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

The Little Giggler: Pink Skinny Jeans {a re-fashion} Are you loving pastel skinny jeans as much as I am?I've been seeing them everywhere and I just had to have a pair! I had this pair of dark jeans that someone gave me. I love dark jeans too, but these were a freebie so I figured "what the heck". They had a little flare, so I started by taking in the legs with my serger. Then I bleached them. *UPDATE: I used a plastic rubbermaid tub. All jeans are not created equal. Can someone please tell me why thread doesn't take bleach? Next, I used Rit dye in Rose pink to dye the bleached jeans. I love how they turned out! What do you think? I like to link up to THESE parties! DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)

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. DIY Anthropologie-Inspired Photo Transfer Polaroid Shirt with Mod Podge It's no secret on this blog that I am a huge fan of good old Mod Podge, so when I got the chance to review some of Plaid's new products in the Mod Podge line, I was really excited. Those Mod Podge scientists have been concocting some really cool new formulas. :) Some of the new ones: There's now Outdoor Mod Podge, Antique Mod Podge, "Dimensional Magic" Mod Podge that behaves a lot like resin for jewelry-making, Hard Coat Mod Podge, Super Gloss Mod Podge, and so many more. For this project, I used the incredible Photo Transfer Mod Podge, and I was seriously blown away by the results. Here is my inspiration: My version: I bought my shirt at Goodwill, and I chose to go with a chambray shirt instead of a white one because white shirts tend to be short-lived in my closet. ;) -Shirt -Photo Transfer Mod Podge -Fabric Mod Podge (Optional. First you need to cut out the photo and lay your shirt out flat. Then you need to lay the image in place flat on your shirt. And now to the magic part. And voila!

PENCIL-PURSE I saw this photo the other day and fell in love with the wallpaper... I wish I knew where it was from! And because my handbag has slowly been converting into a giant pencil-case (I actually found three hole punches, a craft knife and two gluesticks in it the other day!) I decided to make a pencil-case out of fabric inspired by the wallpaper. So I got some calico and painted tiny little triangles all over it with fabric paint and then set it with the iron. I ended up making quite a mess! Loving this teal colour at the moment. PS. the lovely Soné from polliblog invited me to share a post on her blog. Hope you are having a lovely day xx

How to Make Lavender Sachets {Tutorial} Lavender sachets are my favorite! I’ve sold hundred of these beautiful sachets over the last couple years on Etsy…they make the best gifts EVER! Lavender sachets smell fabulous and you can make them out your favorite designer fabric. It’s an awesome way to use up those pretty fabric scraps, too! I thought you might like to make some for yourself…and everyone you know. This simple sewing project is great for Mother’s Day, teachers, thank you gifts, housewarming gifts…you get the idea. Linen sachets have always been one of my favorites…they match everything and make great wedding favors! Here’s how to sew up a batch of beautiful sachets for yourself… Cut 5” fabric squares {I usually cut a bunch at once}Stack two squares with the right side facing inside. Start sewing about 3/4 of the way down one side and continue around until you have a couple inches left and backstitch with your machine. Cut the corners off carefully. Be sure not to add too much or it will be hard to sew closed!! That’s it!

10 Cool DIY Sneakers Pimp Up Projects DIY Glitter Converse One Star Sneakers (via lovemaegan) Are you bored with traditional sneakers on the market or with your own sneakers? Pimp them up! In case you already have too many sneakers but still want some more check out our creative shoes storage ideas! DIY Marimekko Sneakers (via blog)