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How to Make a Pattern from a Favorite Garment

How to Make a Pattern from a Favorite Garment

beltmaking 101 Finally–the long-awaited beltmaking tutorial! way I make my fabric-covered belts has been learned from a mix of trial-and-error and vintage manuals. The supplies are simple, and making a simple pass-through belt is quite easy. I have, however, included instructions for how to add a pronged buckle to a belt and add eyelets. I hope you enjoy, and as usual feel free to ask any questions in the comments! Supplies: 1″ wide stiff belting (available at JoAnns), 1/4 yard fabric at least 45″ wide, buckle for 1″ belt (see sources at the end), pattern paper, thread, scissors, ruler, pins. Begin by measuring your waist and adding 6″ to 8″ inches to the length (I tend to err on the side of more, especially for a belt using a pronged buckle). Cut the belting the length of your waist plus the extra. Using the paper pattern, cut one layer of your fabric. Fold the fabric around the belting, wrong sides out. Gently work the seam to the center of the belting width, and press seam open.

Ruffle Flower Scarf I took a couple of my favorite projects and combined them into something for me. After all that creating over Christmas for other people, it was fun to make something for myself. Not that I don't enjoy creating for others, of course. I sewed two long strips of white knit fabric together, one on top of the other, using the method from my tiered ruffle skirt tutorial. The flowers are made the same way as the ones from the ruffle flower leggings. Here I am wearing it. I'm debating whether I should make one with bright colors. Check out this post I did for some visuals of how to get the basic scarf.

10 Ways to Style a Plain White Tee Few things beat a classic white tee. Throw it on with a pair of jeans, cork wedges, a long necklace, and you’re good to go just about anywhere. Best of all, white tees are such a staple that you can find them at just about any corner store, grocery store, mall, or pharmacy. We went with a few 3-packs of men’s undershirts by Hanes but, for most of these tutorials, you can use any old t-shirt you’ve got. 1. Grab a pair of tricked out cutoffs and throw on this top for a day of summer fun. To create this look, You’ll want to cut off the sleeves and collar of your tee. 2. This look is definitely a romantic one and makes us think of a refined take on hippie chic. For the how-to, you can go ahead and consider your tee a piece of jersey fabric at this point. 3. Maybe it’s time to up your workout style game. For our top, we had an old hoodie with a tear in it so we cut out the hood as well as a strip of fabric for the drawstring and two pieces of fabric for the sides of the shirt. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Dip Dye Clothing DIY – Do It Yourself Dip Dye This week we’re sharing some of the blog’s greatest hits! These are some of our most loved posts by you, our amazing readers. “She drips in color” comes to mind whenever I see this trend — it brings a certain happiness to tees, dresses, shorts, shirts… almost anything! Follow these easy steps to create your very own dip dye tee — you can do it with cotton dresses too!! Inspiration: What you need: A tray, 1 measuring cup, salt, Dylon dye of any color (not the machine washable ones), heavy duty cleaning gloves and a basic white tee. Mix a quarter of the Dylon dying powder into the tray with 4 cups of warm water and 4 tablespoons of salt. Place the tee slowly in the color until you see the color running up. Hang to dry for 15 minutes until it’s damp. Take the leftover dye powder and sprinkle onto the tee as much as you like. Hang to dry. Other related posts: DIY Personalized Denim Shirt, Bleached Denim DIY

introducing my new Show! — MADE Everyday, with Dana I’ve been keeping a big secret for a while now…… I have a new show! Yes! A sewing, DIY, step-by-step, video-with-episodes kind of show! It’s called MADE Everyday. Here is our first episode! If you love our Basic Tee tutorial and free pattern, this is the perfect trifecta. Stay tuned for more MADE Everyday TV coming soon, which you can always watch here, or subscribe to our Youtube Channel for updates. Now go sew a t-shirt!

Drab to fab! 5 DIY ideas for t-shirt remakes Posted by ScrapHacker.com on tisdag, juni 5, 2012 · 5 Comments With temperatures rising so is the annual epidemic of fashion fever, making many of us feverishly hit the high street (although our wardrobes are already stuffed full…). This post celebrates the power of re-invention of a wardrobe staple – old t-shirts. Infusing and old tee with some contemporary style means that fashion quick fix is waiting in the dusty corners of your wardrobe…When you’ve found yourself a remake candidate, get crafty asap! Here are 5 easy peasy drab-to-fab projects from the D.I.Y blogosphere to get your own ideas flowing – enjoy! D.I.Y from ‘Free People’, check out the full DIY TUTORIAL HERE Lauren of ‘Calico Skies’ has made a great screenprint tee, to make your own, check out the DIY TUTORIAL HERE Rebekah of blog ”A little Sunshine when skies are grey” made an awesome DIY ombre inifinity scarf from an XL white t-shirt, to make your own, check out her DIY TUTORIAL HERE

Button Statement Rings It’s September and that means it’s time to add another statement piece to your collection…. obviously! I heart almost every piece Nicole Richie designs for House Of Harlow 1960, especially her oversized rings. As amazing as these rings are they’re also an easy DIY. My friend Jenni, from I Spy DIY, did a project a few months back where she transformed buttons into earrings. #SuperFab This got me thing…let’s transform buttons into statement rings! Buttons, buttons everywhere!! Materials: Buttons, Clippers, Glue, Rings With Flat Tops (available at the jewelry supply store) Use your clippers to remove the shank from the back of the button. Once you’ve made the back of the button flat, use an ample amount of glue to secure the ring to the back of the button. Here’s another hint: If you can’t find a flat ring base, Ring Pops are a fun alternative. Once the base has dried, glue on the button. I now thing I have enough new statement rings to get me through the month.

Top Sewing Tutorials From Mother Huddle The Mother Huddle Top Sewing Tutorials Hey friends! I am working on a complete index for the sewing tutorials broken down by category. I thought I would start with the most popular and go from there! The Fat Quarter Pillowcase Dress Custom Laptop Bag, Or Any Size Bag/Sleeve With This Tutorial (ipad?!) Bracelet Purse With Free Pattern Twirling Whilst Standing Still Skirt in 2t, 3T, and 4T Simple Tied Comforter With A Faux Piping Technique Central Park Swing Coat – Free Pattern Simple Pieced Throw Pillow Cover Ruffle Chiffon Flower Clips with a great ruffling technique Buttoned Up Throw Pillow Gathered Neckline Sweater Dress Hanging Fabric Baskets Salt Pouches For The Shower Or Bath Pleated Apron With Built In Hot Pads Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets ~ You can make them any size Ruffle Cuff Pant Legs Easy Sweet Summer Top ~ All you need is a chest measurement! Super Cool Boys Belt Turn A Vintage Pillow Case Into A Bag Gathered Bloomers or Knickers Waterproof Park Blanket ~ Nobody like a soggy bum ;) Recipes

Urban Renewal DIY Fringe Scarf | Lakeland Local Everyone needs a go-to fringe scarf in their fashion repertoire. Here’s an easy way to make your own. What You Will Need: -Old T-Shirt -Good Scissors Step 1: Go through your old T-shirts and find a daring print or color combo. Step 2: Cut horizontally across the shirt, just below the armholes, to create a rectangular tube. Step 3: Working your way around the tube, make a series of vertical cuts that extend from the raw edge upward. Step 4: Tug down on each strand to elongate it. photo credit: Cathy Hayes for Lakeland Local

Lots Of Best Sewing Tutorials Alina's Adventures sew everything A P indicates a printable tutorial or pdf pattern. An F indicates a personal favorite. PET CARECatnip fish toy (Martha Stewart)Clothespin apron (Pick Up Some Creativity)Cool and cozy pet bed (Sew4Home)Country gent dog coat with pattern (Craftzine)Collapsible travel dish (Craft Stylish)Color spectrum pet bed (Design Sponge)Custom-fit doggy coat (Pretty Little Things)Dog leash (The Purl Bee)Embellished doggy sweater (Miss Lovie)Fabric dog coat pattern (Cut Out & Keep) PFabric pet bed (Inspiration & Realization)Fabric pup tent (CasaSugar)Family connection writing center (Craftzine)Fleece dog bed (Dog Under My Bed)Pet pouches (The B Line)Sweater dog toys (Craft Stylish)Squeaky doggie bone (Laura Griffin)Water resistant doggy coats (Martha Stewart) FOR THINGS WITH TWO WHEELSBicycle bucket (Noodlehead)Bicycle frame lunch bag (Evil Mad Scientist)Bike seat cover (thimble)Good old bike seat cover (Pickles) Key wristlet (Chickpea Sewing Studio) Tweet This! Comments

» DIY: Tank Dress with Pockets! academichic At long last, I present a tutorial for the tank dress I made a few weeks ago before the end of the semester blindsided me. I’ve been seeing these tank+patterned skirt all over the place lately, but frequently they were too short or too short-waisted for my particular proportions. After some googling, and studying the really excellent skirt tutorial and t-shirt dress tutorial at Ruffles and Stuff and the skirt with pockets tutorial at Freshly Picked, I decided that even my fairly rudimentary sewing skills could handle this project. And since I celebrated my height yesterday for Dress Your Best week, it seems appropriate to post a sewing project prompted by my need for a longer-than-in-stores dress. Supplies: a tank top2 yards or so of patterned fabricscraps of a coordinating fabric for pocketsmatching threaddisappearing fabric pen or chalk Steps: 1. 3. 4. Pin and cut out a pair. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. A note of warning. I can imagine so many fun variations on this.

Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn Another tutorial to help save our Mother Earth by turning unwanted items into something useful. This is the yarn ball I made out of an old T-shirt which I have been wearing for 10 years day-in day-out, wash-in wash-out. It finally broke down and tore at the collar and sleeves. Waste not, want not, I decided to recycle it. I have finished making the drawstring bag as shown above. {CLICK HERE to get the Recycle Tutorial – Making Of T-Shirt Yarn.} Pages: 1 2 Print / Download PDF My Pattern Fitting Secrets I have picked up a handful of fitting hints I should not keep secret! Sewing should be FUN. That is why we buy and use Lutterloh. When you think about fitting a garment the first thing to consider is:"what does everything hang off of?" Starting at my head my next widest part is my shoulders. My handy tool is a tracing of my neck and shoulders. This is the paper tracing. Let's start with getting the shoulder correct. 1) Collect a piece of paper wide enough and long enough to capture a tracing of your shoulder and neck. 2) Make a straight line down the center of the paper. 3) Tape the piece of paper on the wall at a level you can stand at and easily be traced fromStand so you are in the middle of the center line. 4) Have someone trace you by holding the pencil straight up. Have your helper put a nice big dot at your neck just as it turns to your shoulder (where a neckless chain would rest) and then at the peak of your shoulder. This is the tidied up shoulder that I traced on cardboard. 1. 2.

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