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Easy full skirt (and a little tutorial) | :: verypurpleperson :: This is a super easy skirt I whipped up in literally a few minutes. It is very easy, and I will say it again, very easy! You can make it and you will make it! Err… anyway, the black fabric is Japanese fabric, made of thick cotton with brownish swirly pattern on it. Actually I wasn’t really sure what I was going to make when I bought the fabric, I was thinking of making a bag with it. Then I suddenly had this idea and proceeded to make it. I also had this vintage Tais fabric, it’s a form of traditional weaving from East Timor. The skirt is basically a pair of rectangles with elastic. Disclaimer: You may use the finished products for both personal and commercial use (craft shops or markets only – no mass production). The tutorial I’ve made a simple diagram for making the skirt. Materials: Fabric for skirt. The length of the skirt will be a little bit shorter than half of the fabric width (for hem allowances), so please pay attention to the width of the fabric. Instructions: Some ideas:

365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars diy tutorials All images of my art are copyrighted. Please no copying, stealing, get it. Thanks. Fabric Covered Buttons The origin of buttons is difficult to establish, but the word itself probably stems from either the French bouton for bud or bouter to push. The French were passionate about the potential of the button and by 1250 had established the Button Makers Guild. The Guild produced beautiful buttons with great artistry, much to the delight of the aristocracy. The peasants, however, weren’t allowed to join this button fest, even if they could afford it. The aristocracy passed laws to limit buttons permitted for common usage to thread- or cloth-covered buttons. Jump seven centuries to the twentieth century, and fabric covered buttons hit great heights in popularity, particularly self-covered buttons. When home sewing is concerned, I don’t know about you, but I find adding a detail that aids the polished finish of one of my creations is no bad thing!

Closet Case Files | A sewing blog for the modern maker tutorials Guess what, YOU CAN PRINT ON FABRIC! Without special paper, without special backing, without soaking your fabric in special solution. Here's what I did and what you need to know to..... Before we get started, four things.... First off, this is important, the fabric I used to print on without any backing was like a heavy weight WHITE canvas (not exactly canvas but something like it. Secondly, it did not work perfectly every time. Thirdly, you can print on lighter weight fabrics but you'll have to iron on freezer paper to the back or use something to stabilize it. Fourthly, I recently bought a brand new wide format printer recently, Epson Work Force 7520. I'm going to start by showing you how I printed the fabric on these curtains. Then, I cut a piece of white heavy weight fabric 12.5"x44". That's it! Some tips.... You might have to play around with the color to get a saturated enough look. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Multipack= $47.49 Black= $18.99 Maegan: my DIY DIY Spirit Fingers | Sequin & Beaded Rings inspired by Ralph Rucci Spring RTW 2014 After seeing these AMAZING bedazzled fingers created by Max Kibardin for the Ralph Rucci RTW Spring 2014 runway collection, I just had to recreate… DIY Dolce & Gabbana Bejeweled Gold Headband {Crown} I am LOVING everything Dolce & Gabbana is doing right now. DIY Leather Cat Ears Headband | A Lil’ Cute & A Lil’ Meow I know, I know, everyone and their mother has done a DIY cat ears project and tutorial, but none like this {maybe?} My InstaLife Recap | Week 8/25–9/1 in Photos Follow me on Instagram to see these in real time. DIY Leather Butterfly Pins Inspired by Lanvin Fall RTW 2013 Flipping through my September issue of Bazaar from back to front, the way I always read magazines, I quickly spotted this gorgeous deep teal… New Acquisitions | B-day Gifts & Summer Goodies My birthday came and went this year without much fuss, which is mostly how I like it. Thoughts & Things | Loves & Links | Birthday Edition

DIY: Crafty Book Binding by Janis Nicolay Hello all! Janis here, from Pinecone Camp. I'd like to share a simple, and fun, crafty project with you. I used to shoot weddings, and my partner and I would also make the albums for our clients. The materials used for this little book. Tools used for this project. Cut and fold paper and cardboard to the size you want the book to be. After scoring the back side of both the front and back covers (about 3/4" from side), clip all pages and covers with bulldog clips. For a 5"x7" book punch three holes with the awl: one in the centre and one on each end about 1" in. Using book binding thread or a sturdy cord or ribbon, start stitching. Cut out shapes with your scrap paper. My niece wanted a place for "secret messages and stickers", so I made an envelope for the inside back cover. You can do so much with a few bits of scrap paper and some book binding tools. All images by Janis Nicolay at Pinecone Camp.

August 2009 Craft Catch Up There is so much to see and do in the craft world at the moment. Here’s a quick rundown of dates to put in your diary. Saturday 15th August sees The Handmade Expo celebrating their 1st Birthday at their new home, The Ipswich Turf Club, Brisbane Rd Bundamba. Continuing at the Pine Rivers Art Gallery until the 22nd August is That Felted Feeling, an exhibition of works by the Qld Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists. From 21st August – 29th Sept the Henzell St Quilters are holding their annual exhibition at the Redcliffe City Art Gallery. The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre will be hosting Crust, a travelling exhibition of international contemporary ceramics from 5th August 31 August. Still at The Bribie Island Community Arts Centre, there is a series of 2 day workshops on offer. At Artisan until 5th September is Living Treasures, a sublime exhibition by Marian Hosking. If there is any other craft news you would like to share please email me.

Sown Brooklyn | Making shit and talking shit. Since 1979 "Teecycle" Dress Tutorial and GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED. Are you like me? Do you have a box full of old tee shirts. Some are too sentimental to throw away. Others are just too big, too stained or too tight. First 'Teecycle'- a child's tee-shirt dress tutorial. This idea works well for soiled shirts. Since this was such an easy, simple piece. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Since this was such an easy, simple piece.