Cat Doorstop Materials: Felt color A Felt color B Embroidery floss color A Embroidery floss color B 2 3/4” buttons with 2 holes for eyes Contrasting embroidery floss for sewing on eyes Stuffing (wool or polyfil) Beans, fish gravel or large grained sand for weighting the bottomPattern Directions: (All seams are 1/4″.) 1] Download pattern and make copies. 2] Cut out pattern pieces as follows: Fabric Labels Tutorial Many people have asked me how I make my labels so I have decided to make this little tutorial including pictures and any little tips that I have learned along the way. You will find that making your own labels is quite simple and much cheaper than purchasing custom labels. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Materials needed:computer, graphics program (I used photoshop) & inkjet printerregular printer paperiron-on transfer paperutility knife, cutting mat & metal rulerribbon (I used 1/2 inch natural cotton twill tape)iron & ironing boardscissors
Square(ish) Bottomed Hobo Lunchbag Tutorial Necessity being the mother of invention, I first made this bag because I wanted something that would have all the features of a plastic bag, except I wouldn’t want to throw it out. The features I really wanted were: ability to hold a square container in an upright position, tie-able, light, washable and squishable. Also cute. And so the Square(ish) Bottomed Hobo Lunchbag was born. sewing 101: zippered throw pillows Next up in our learn-to-sew series: throw pillows! Throw pillows are another fantastic way to incorporate cute textiles and DIY flair into your home without a great investment of time or money. If you’ve ever gone into a fabric store and wanted to buy everything because it’s just all so gorgeous, then pillows are a great way to put those fabrics to work in your decor.
Ladies Raglan Top Pattern - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom by Jamie Sanders Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. Be sure to grab your copy of this free sewing pattern! When paired with leggings and shearling boots, this Ladies Raglan Top Pattern is perfect for a morning of school drop off, running errands and snuggling on the couch! The length is tailor-made for me, but you can easily lengthen or shorten the pattern to whatever length is most flattering for you. *Update!! Make Your Own Clothing Labels This is part 2 of my 3 part label tutorial for textiles like clothing and bedding. Here are the 3 chapters: part 1 – what to say (or what the FTC wants you to put on your labels)
a craft blog: A Very Simple Bento Bag Tutorial : The Math Hello All ~~ I came across a very, very simple drawstring bento bag pattern; thinking it would be a delightful project to share as a tutorial. However, when the bag was complete, it seemed a bit small, barely fitting my 4.5" square bento box. Ultimate List of Free Sewing Patterns A while ago, when I walked along some vintage store in Manchester, I found some vintage sewing pattern. They were mainly from the 60′s and 70′s. If sewing is the language of fashion, the pattern should be the books. It recorded different style according to time.
Va-Voom Vintage with Brittany: Free Vintage Patterns For all of my fellow frugal crafters out there, I've collected a bunch of vintage or vintage-inspired free sewing, knitting and crochet patterns for you! I find new patterns all the time so this list will be updated constantly, so do check back! If you posted a free pattern to share that isn't listed here, please leave a link in a comment below. Also check out my Pinterest board, "Sew Vintage" for more beautiful free vintage sewing patterns and check the bottom of this page for free vintage millinery book downloads! Patterns from Va-Voom Vintage