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Needle and Spatula: Pleated Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Needle and Spatula: Pleated Pouch Sewing Tutorial
I originally posted this project in August and have been meaning to make it again to do a tutorial ever since. This bag combines elements from a number of different tutorials and projects out there, I basically mixed and matched elements to come up with what I wanted. It has squared off bottom corners which give it a good amount of inside volume and a nice shape. It can stand up (and would stand up even more if made with home dec weight fabric or using interfacing). TERMS OF USE: For personal, non-commercial use only. What you will need: First, on the bottom outside pieces, mark lightly at the top (long) edge of the rectangle at 3.5", 4.5"(middle), and 5.5" from the edge. Fold the two outer markings so each comes in to the center point and pin in place as shown below. Pin the front bottom pieces to the top pieces and sew together (sorry these next two pics didn't turn out great - I was trying not to use my flash but they are kind of blurry, I think you can still tell what to do). Related:  couture créativetuto de pochette et trousse en anglais

tapis This Crochet rugs are made by Olga at All you need is yarn, old T-shirts & crochet hook. Now the images will guide you trough the process. And that is it simple but really nice! Thank you Olga for this tutorial! Source Click here... for more great ideas! Knitty Gritty Thoughts: Happy Thanksgiving and Free Fabric Styrofoam Ball Pattern! Supplies are easy, most of them you'll probably already have around the house. You'll need - Fabric - your choice of colors and prints. The amount you need depends on the size of the styrofoam balls you use and how thick you place the fabric. Start by cutting your fabric in 2 inch strips as shown above. After you've cut the strips, cut each strip into 2 inch widths so you end up with 2x2inch squares You'll have a nice pretty stack of squares! Now, pull up a chair, put on a movie and let's get pinning! Now, you're going to learn how to fold the fabric squares. Next, fold the fabric in half again and hold it as shown above. Now, pin. Now, pin the second one. You continue doing this around and around and finish the first round. Start a second round slightly offset from the first and continue on your way, round after round. Continue along to the bottom. Voila! Here's a sampling of the latest balls I've completed. Careful! Happy Crafting All!

open wide zippered pouch: DIY tutorial Doesn’t it ever get annoying digging through a zippered pouch? I love being able to see what’s inside and what I’m searching for. I spotted this little pouch the other day and had to make something similar. I also made a bunch of sizes, but today I’ll show you the small size, next time, I’ll share the medium and large sizes (not pictured) so you can make all three! Materials: fabric, 1/4 yard would be plentyzipper, at least 10″ long or longerthreadinterfacing of your choice, I used Pellon 101SF, or skip it all togetherscrap for zipper end pull Directions:(1/2″ seam allowance, unless otherwise noted) (Optional) Fuse on or baste on interfacing of your choice to main exterior pieces. Lay one exterior piece right side up, lay zipper (teeth side down) on top with the zipper pull at the left – aligning zipper tape edge to the raw edges of the top of the exterior piece. Use your zipper foot and a 1/4″ seam allowance. Flip so that the fabrics are wrong sides facing and press. That’s it! Ta-da!

DIY: sketchy pleat clutch Simple DIY today… Drawn with fabric markers, cut from a curved pattern, and constructed with a single pleat for a handy sized zipper clutch. Suitable for sunglasses and a few other spare parts. Finished Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall x 9 inches wide Materials: Crayola Fabric Markers from the May Whimseybox7″ zipperplain fabric measuring 15 x 12 for exterior (cut to 7.5″ x 12″ wide)lining fabric measuring 15 x 12 (cut to 7.5″ x 12″ wide)optional: 24″ bias corded trim/pipingusual suspects: pins, thread, needle, water soluble penThis Complimentary Pattern Preparation: Using fabric markers by Crayola begin doodling your pattern on two plain fabric panels measuring 7.5″ tall x 12″ wide. Construction: Note: Seam allowances are approximately 3/8″. Cut main fabric to Pattern Piece “1.” Stuff lining inside the bag. I took a cue from a Lisa Stickley design to make the yellow pattern (also similar to an older Denyse Schmidt print, and a new large scale print by Lotta Jansdotter). Other inspiration:

Sacs furoshiki Me revoilà enfin avec la suite des furoshikis. Pour rappel ce sont ces foulards savamment noués selon des techniques japonaises ancestrales pour tout porter et/ou empaqueter. Les furoshiki étaient un peu tombés en desuétude, mais devant l'ampleur des déchets de sacs plastiques, les associations écologiques japonaises et le ministère de l'environnement tentent de les remettre au goût du jour. Vous en avez eu quelques exemples dans mon articles sur les éco-emballages. Pour la solidité, le tissu est bien sûr important, mais les noeuds bien plus. Le sac d'écolier/sac à dos Grands sacs/cabas en bandoulière Sacs à mains et sacs de courses Il existe plusieurs modèles de sacs à provision selon la forme de ce qu'il y a à transporter. New 05/2007. Une société japonaises a, par ailleurs, lancé un sac multiusage type furoshiki à emmener partout. Vos réalisations Si vous faites un sac furoshiki, je veux bien une photo ou le lien vers celle(s) de votre blog Sources et autres modèles

Free Pattern Month Day 11 - Cakies: The A-Frame Tent Hello Monday! We have a great gal to start off a fresh week of Free Patterns! Please welcome Rubyellen from Cakies! I was introduced to Rubyellen's blog a very long time ago! Now she has THREE with one more on the way! What caught my eye was her ethereal photography and adorable softies! All of her projects and posts come from a place where crafting and motherhood intersect. I love reading about her thrifting finds! And clothing for her sweet little girls! Says Rubyellen, "I love making things and this blog originally intended to just document our everyday crafting, but it has turned into so much more. She's also super talented at hand embroidery! Rubyellen's life certainly does seem like a dream! Thank you Rubyellen for joining me in Free Pattern Month on Grosgrain! Hello Grosgrain readers!!! Drawn pattern for reference: Materials for the A-frame: 4- 1'' x 2'' x 48'' whitewood moulding 1- 3/4'' x 48'' poplar dowel drill with a 3/4'' spade bit measuring tape pencil (marker) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2.

500 posts :: craft day I've been busy making patterns and samples and here's what you could make (if you'd like to join in!) 2-layer handstitched cupcake purses! Complete with an easy sew-in zip that the most terrified zip-sewer can conquer! This post has A LOT of photos to guide you through the process, I hope they make the instructions easy to understand :: To print the pattern simply right click the picture, save to your computer and print. Cut out :: 2 purse pieces & 1 of each cupcake piece. On one of the purse pieces stitch the ribbon into position. Stitch the ribbon to your cupcake piece. Make sure the ends of the ribbon are tucked underneath and then they can't fray. Pin you cupcake into position and stitch at right angles to the edge. Pin your cupcake icing into position and again, stitch at right angles to the edge. Sew your button on using a two strands of thread (it's stronger) Once your purse is decorated it's time to conquer the zipper! pin the zip to the decorated layer of your purse. and tra-la!

Sewing Tutorial | Triangle Coin Purse With Zipper After being inspired by the wrapped glutinous rice dumpling (粽子, Zòngzi) of a Chinese traditional festival, DuanWu Festival (端午節), I sewed some triangle coin purses recently. In fact, today is the actual date of DuanWu Festival which falls on every 5th day of 5th month of the Lunar calendar. If you are new to this rice dumpling, scroll down to see the one my mom made… yummy delicious….. may be I should start a food blog for my mom with all her delicious cookings & recipes that I am lucky to eat & grew-up with. For the detail of how to sew a triangle coin purse with zipper closure, read more after this jump: This 3-D triangle purse is actually in the form of tetrahedron shape with 3 triangles on the sides and 1 triangle on the base, other name of tetrahedron is “triangular pyramid”. If you look closer to the main photo, I sewed 2 different positions for the zipper, one on the triangle slope (left) and one at the center of the triangle (right). Materials: 1. Get all updates via email:

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Newspaper basket Last night's project, a basket made from old newspaper. After seeing this post at CraftStylish, I was inspired to try one. Maybe I'll keep books and remote controls in it. 1. I cut the folded edge off a couple sections of newspaper and then cut those pages in half lengthwise. I used about 20 pages for this basket (about 40 strips). 2. 3. 4. 5. Travel Accessories: Roll-up Makeup Brush Case This handy case is not only great for travel, it's also dandy for everyday storage of your make up brushes. We used one of the four pretty laminates from Anna Maria's Loulouthi collection as our inside fabric choice so if any traces of make up rub off your brushes and onto the case, it can be quickly wiped clean. Laminates are traditionally made in the wider 54-55" width. So, you'll definitely have some pieces left over from this project. In fact, you may have enough to make our stylish insulated lunch bag. Our Travel Accessories series is sponsored by Free Spirit Fabrics, as part of our Artist Trio Series introducing Anna Maria Horner's amazing Loulouthi fabric collection. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 2160 Decor Computer) Take the pins out and remove and set aside the outside fabric layer (Loulouthi Butterberry in our sample).Pin the remaining layers back together.Fold these layers in half and mark the exact center with pins top and bottom. Creating the brush pockets Tags: