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DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial : cheek and stitch

DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial : cheek and stitch
32.9KEmailShare Hello all! Today, I put together a fun tutorial for you: DIY Totoro Plush Tutorial. It’s a little different than the Totoros I made earlier, but still just as cute. Materials you Will Need 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1 Needle 7. 8. 9. These materials can be found at your local craft store like Michaels, Joann, etc… Ready? Step 1: Download the Totoro Pattern (See materials) and print it out Step 2. Step 3: Cut out cardstock templates: Step 4: Trace templates on felt with pen or chalk pencil: Step 5: Cut out belly, eyes, nose, and belly marks directly on traced line: Step 6: Pin 2 sheets of gray felt (for body) inside traced line before cutting. Step 7: Sew marks onto the belly with black thread using a basic or whip stitch Step 8: Sew pupil on eyes with black thread using a basic or whip stitch: Step 9: Pin belly onto body and sew it on with white thread using a basic or whip stitch: Step 10: Sew eyes onto body with white thread Step 11: Sew nose onto body with black thread: You’re Finished! Related:  Couture

Un bandana qui tient toute la journée (pour de vrai) Je ne sais pas si vous avez remarqué, mais cette semaine je suis légèrement obsédée par les accessoires à cheveux... D'une part parce que j'en ai marre de mes habits d'hivers mais pour cause de printemps absent, je dois bien faire avec (ou choper une pneumonie), et donc je cherche à donner un peu de nouveauté à tout ça, et d'autre part parce que pour mon travail, je dois m'habiller bien, mais neutre. Comprenez pas de jeans, pas de couleurs trop vives, pas trop de motifs. (Un jour je vous parlerais de mon travail et on rira bien) Mais il y a une espèce de "passe-droit" pour les accessoires à cheveux et les vernis à ongles (mais je suis nulle en pose de vernis) (Je compte m'améliorer) du coup j'en profites à donf... Aujourd'hui donc, je vous montre comment faire tout bêtement un bandana qui tient TOUTE la journée sans bouger. Parce que j'adore les bandanas, et le tissu dans les cheveux de manière générale. Le matos à collecter : Un bandana (ou un bête bout de tissu plus ou moins carré) Ciseaux

How To Break Up With A Friend Feel a familiar itch to break free that you had previously thought only arose in romantic relationships. The tedium, the emotional drain, the fundamental feeling that this isn’t good for you all abound, but as you are not in some qualified “relationship,” how to go about removing yourself from it seems a vague, unrealistic concept. You’d never before considered having to break things off with a friend, but efforts to find common ground becoming more and more futile, it seems the only thing left to do. Realize, in a moment of profound sadness, how much we actually do have tied up emotionally with our friends, even if we don’t realize it. Life pulls us in different directions, and you realize that having become incompatible with someone is not necessarily a good or bad thing, only a truth of relationships. Wouldn’t it be so convenient if life made it so that you could drift away painlessly from the people you no longer wanted to be with?

Easier not to, DIY Killer Comic Book Heels Pricetag: Around £15... Twisted Turban | Filoute Pour coudre ce turban twisté (le fameux "twisted headband" qui fait fureur dans la blogosphère mode), rien de plus facile ! Un peu de tissu, du fil, une aiguille et quelques minutes suffisent. On peut même coudre son turban twisté sans machine à coudre. 1) On coupe un grand rectangle de tissu. Comme on est sur du tissu stretch, inutile de rajouter 2cm pour les marges de couture. 2) On plie dans le sens de la longueur son tissu, endroit contre endroit, et on pique au point zig zag (car on coud du tissu stretch : la couture ne tiendra pas si on coud droit !). 3) On retourne le headband, pour avoir l'endroit face à soi. 4) On replie le headband en deux en son milieu (sens de la largeur) pour venir coudre, endroit contre endroit, les deux petits côtés. 5) On peut ensuite tordre (twister) deux fois son headband... ... et faire passer une boucle dans l'autre. le twisted turban prend forme ! 6) Pour le maintenir en place, il ne reste qu'à faire un point de fixation à la base du headband. Tadaaaaa !

So, You’re An Adult. How Do You Make Friends Now? Let’s be honest: school is a never-ending merry-go-round of potential friends and relationships. From pre-school to college, all of the essential ingredients for building lasting, open friendships are all around us at all times. We have the constant proximity, the ability to let loose and be ourselves in social settings, the lubrication of alcohol (towards the later years of our studies, I should hope), and a certain fearlessness about trying new things. We are still in a part of our life that we expect will be changed and molded each day; there is almost nothing about us that is completely settled. And it seems that the friendships formed during these years are often imbued with an inexplicable but incredibly powerful durability. But as we launch into the worlds of professionalism, propriety, responsibility, bills, and sensible happy hours — where do our new platonic love affairs come from? This year, I made a very good friend by simply meeting her in a bar.

How To Make a Secret Hollow Book: The first step into making the hollow book is to select a book. Make sure this is a book your own, and not one belonging to the library, or your family. I suggest rummaging through books at yard/garage sales. Make sure it is a hardback; otherwise you will cut all the way through the other side when you are cutting out the insides.You'll also need: Elmer's white gluea container to hold glue solution (I've chosen a film canister)X-acto knife, and/or box cutter. Mix a solution of white glue and water. Holding the remaining pages together, brush the edges with the glue solution - enough to soak in pretty well, but not too drippy. Allow this to dry, but use a spacer so the first couple pages, and the front cover don't get stuck. When dry, open the book to the first glued page. Draw out a half-inch boarder around the edge on all four sides. Using a strait edge and knife, cut out along the inside of the line. Continue cutting down through the layers. Remember that first page we saved?

Ma combinaison Iris de Dessine moi un patron - Like A Bobo Voici Iris, une combinaison de Dessine moi un patron dont je suis plutôt fière. Certes, elle est largement perfectible, mais elle me plaît beaucoup. Elle ne restera pas au fond du placard. Ouf ! Je ne sais pas ce qui m’a pris de me lancer dans ce projet couture assez complexe. J’ai quand même acheté le patron, en même temps que celui de la blouse Violette ♡♡♡. Un peu flemmarde impatiente sur les bords, j’ai pris le gros risque de ne pas coudre de toile. Dans l’ensemble, sans faire de toile, on peut dire que je m’en tire plutôt pas mal même si je me suis fait une petite frayeur… En montant le haut, je me suis vite aperçu que qu’il était grand et qu’il bâillait. J’ai bidouillé un peu en prenant 1,5 cm de marge pour les coutures côté du buste au lieu d’un centimètre. Pour ce qui est du pantalon, je suis contente de l’avoir cousu en 38. Je me suis fait une montagne de cette combinaison mais finalement, le haut et le bas se montent très bien. Il ne reste plus que les manches, enfin !

Learning Chinese to fix the language barrier that leaves parents and son near-strangers Daniel Chen with his mother, Xiao Juan Liu, and father, Ajun Chen, in their Brooklyn apartment. Daniel speaks primarily English; his parents speak primarily Shanghainese. Patrick Marion Bradley The first time I meet Daniel Chen, it’s the fall of 2011, and he’s a freshman at American University. For my work there as a communications writer, I’ve invited him to my office to chat about being the first in his family to attend college. Before I can start my recorder, Daniel — with earnestness that grabs my attention — says, “No one’s really asked me to talk about my life before.” So, I do. He cradles a cup of water in his hands at the wide conference room table. At first mention of the language barrier, it doesn’t strike me what he’s actually saying. Daniel was born in Brooklyn to Chinese immigrant parents. Returning to the States would change everything. Once in Brooklyn’s public school system, Daniel found himself in an English-only situation. After that, Daniel says he shut his parents out.

35 Lifechanging Ways To Use Everyday Objects Party time : coudre une pochette à nœud | Filoute Dans ce tuto on va voir comment coudre une pochette à nœud ! Accessoire incontournable des soirées "chic & choc", elle permet d’avoir toujours l’essentiel à portée de main quand on est en robe et elle habille en deux secondes une tenue un peu plus casual. Pour coudre cette pochette, il est conseillé de s’être déjà un peu entrainé sur sa machine (et par exemple d’avoir déjà cousu un petit coussin à aiguilles ou encore un tote bag). Le matériel pour coudre une pochette à nœud Un tissu plutôt épais pour l’extérieur (laine, velours, coton à gros grammage …)Un tissu léger pour la doublure (coton avec un petit grammage, taffetas…)Une chute de similicuir (ici on a découpé dans la couverture d’un vieil agenda !) Comment coudre une pochette à noeud Le corps de la pochette 1) On commence par découper 4 rectangles de la même taille. 2 dans le tissu principale et 2 dans la doublure. 2) On va coudre la fermeture éclair contre l'un des deux côtés de la pochette. Le nœud ) on ne le place pas au milieu.

100 Healthy Study Snacks You Should Reach For Instead November 16th, 2010 Studying can be hard work, and you’ll need some serious brain fuel to get you through acing that exam and breezing through getting your degree. Yet the foods many students reach for when they’re deep in a study session are often not only unhealthy, but not exactly ideal choices for energy, concentration and boosting your brainpower. Instead of Potato Chips Those crispy taters are delicious, but these snacks are healthier and pack more of a nutritional punch. Popcorn. Instead of Unhealthy Dips and Spreads Just because you’re not loading stuff up with heaps of Cheese Whiz and ranch dressing doesn’t mean you have to go without. Salsa. Instead of Pre-Packaged, Processed Snacks These snacks may be convenient, but they’re often packed with sodium, sugar and a wide range of chemicals. Cheese. Instead of Candy If you’ve got a sweet tooth, there are healthier places to turn than an economy sized bag of gummy bears. Fruit Salad. Instead of Soda Water. Instead of Ice Cream

Kitchen Confections in Moda's Vintage Modern: Pleated Apron It's Week Two of our Kitchen Confections Series for Moda Fabrics! If you're a regular Sew4Home visitor, you know we love aprons. So of course there was no question we'd whip up a fab apron in Bonnie & Camille's Vintage Modern collection. Make sure you check out all the tutorials in this series. To round out this perfect package o' projects, we've also created a matching set of recipe cards and gift tags. Vintage Modern is hitting the shelves now at your favorite in-store and online retailers. 2 cuts from the Vintage Modern collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics plus 2 cuts of Bella Solids by Moda; specific yardage is shown below⅛ yard of lightweight flannel; we used white3 yards of jumbo rick rack; we used ¾" poly rick rack in Mint by Moda (RR41-530)All purpose thread to coordinate with fabrics:Machine quilting thread, 50 wtSee-through rulerIron and ironing boardScissors or rotary cutter and matFabric pen or pencilSeam gaugeSeam ripperStraight pins Specific Yardage Notes Skirt

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