Le weekender concepteur Week-end « Featured: Lex Trip Bag So this weekend will have you jetting off to the coast for sun & surf? For a weekend excursion you need a quick trip bag. » Free Car CD Holder / Case Tutorial You’ll love this little piece of sunshine in your car! Not only is it fabulously chic, it holds all your favorite Muse music and DVD’s. And as an added bonus, you get to use up a bunch of scraps from your stash! This free sewing tutorial was a winner of the Scrap Buster Contest over at Sew, Mama Sew! Enjoy! pattern drafting You need 1 18″ reversible nylon closed zipper2.5 yds. of shell fabric, 60″ wide1.5 yds. of liner fabric, 60″ wideCoordinating thread1 roll of kraft paper or pattern-making papper1 tracing wheel On a sheet of kraft paper, draw a straight line about 2″ from the edge along the length.
Triangle Zipper Coin Purse 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). Both of them are basically made from the same method, the only different is how to sew the sides of the purse (step-by-step photo #14). Triangle Zipper Coin PurseMaterials: 1. Fabric – 2pcs. of 5″ x 5″ 2. 20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations.
Couture This week I tackled a sewing project that truly scared me. A kind friend who is done having kids gave me her new-ish infant car seat. I am so glad I didn't have to buy one, but the old one was a little boyish: Simple To Sew: Backpack Sewing Pattern Backpack, rucksack, haversack...whatever you call it, this style of bag is having a moment in the fashion spotlight! Our easy backpack sewing pattern lets you make a simple carryall, in whatever fabric you want. An easy-to-follow backpack sewing pattern 1. Cut out the pieces of cotton fabric as per diagram, below.
CLOCHE HAT Featured: Cloche hat from Banana Republic A buckled cloche for Spring. Easy-peasy and pretty! You will need: 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: Color A (black) 2 body pieces (front and back) 1 face 2 ear pieces 1 tail Color B (white) 1 chest 2 ear pieces 1 tail tip
… it ain’t rocket science. You buy organic, ride public transit and recycle. It’s time to achieve the truly ultimate green lifestyle. Create your own reusable canvas shopping tote bag to replace your plastic and paper bags. Eco-friendly and reusable, you can design a wide-range of fashionable organic totebags — numerous styles, sizes, and colours. These sustainable alternatives to your traditional shopping bags are often made using hemp, bamboo or, most popular of all, organic cotton. What you will need: TUTORIALS Click an image below for step-by-step instructions and easy sewing projects. Don’t worry…we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve got all the nitty gritty details. So click around and have fun. NOTE: If you’re looking for PATTERNS, they’re in the SHOP.