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Water Bottle Carrier Tutorial

Water Bottle Carrier Tutorial
This water bottle carrier was inspired when I found myself carrying everyone’s water in my backpack for the 4th of July parade. Next time, everyone carries their own! This is my first tutorial so please feel free to send me corrections or comments on how to make it better. 1. Cutting Instructions Cut one piece of fabric for the exterior and one piece for the interior each 10 3/4 wide x 8 inches tall. Cut 2 circles of your lining fabric, the circle should have a 3 3/4 inch diameter. Cut one piece of Insul-Brite 9 x 7 inches. For strap, cut one length of twill tape and one length of ribbon, both 42 inches long. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Step One: Pin WRONG sides of sides together and stitch a 1/4 inch seam. Step Two: Turn tube wrong side out. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Tips: This carrier fits a small 500 mL bottle of water. The formula for sizing the diameter of the bottom circle is: the circumference of the circle divided by 3.14 (or pi). Related:  Bags and Pursesarts & crafts

Cat-Eye Zippered Pouch {free pattern & tutorial} | Thread Riding Hood I’m excited to finally share a pouch pattern and tutorial with you! I figure all good sewing blogs generally have a free pouch tutorial and here’s mine. It’s high time after 2 1/2 years! My sponsor Double Decker Fabric supplied the fabrics for this project. This pouch has been in my “ideas” envelope for a good long time now. The finished pouch is 8″ wide and 5 1/2″ deep. * Update: Don’t feel like sewing a pouch yourself? I love the little leather tassel. Head on over to Double Decker Fabric and use the code” march10″ to get 10% off your purchase (including sale items!) Double Decker Fabrics provided the following Art Gallery fabrics free of charge for use in this project. As usual, please feel free to use my patterns/tutorials for your personal projects and gifts and for charitable fundraising events. Materials: Printing the Pattern: Download the Pattern Pieces using the link in the Materials listing. Prep: Helpful Notes: Pouch Front: Place Front-Inside Pleat right side up. Zipper Ends:

Homemade Charging Dock, Pod, Cradle etc. DIY How-to First the finished product: OK, So the reason I did this was because my sister-in-law is visiting for a couple weeks and she forgot her charger to her new 8900. I said that's fine 'cause my wife and I have an 8320, and an 8120, thinking that all Blackberry's used mini-USB.... that's when she showed me the side of her phone with a MICRO-USB port!! Well, not wanting to spend $20+ on another charger, I immediately thought of the two contacts on the back for a charging pod, and quickly looked online for any DIY charging pod how-to's, but didn't find any.....So, I decided to make one of my own...1. Find old USB cable (or 5v, <1A cell phone charger) that you're not using anymore and cut off the end that went to whatever device it went to... (USB cables will be a little easier because the wires inside are already color coded for + and - whereas with an AC charger you might need to use a multimeter to figure out which side is +)2.

Victoria Wallet Instructions/Tutorial As promised here are the instruction for the wallet I posted on September 23.Victoria Wallet (4 ¼”h x 7 ¼”w, closed) (10 ¼” h x 7 ¼”w, open) Materials: ½ yard of cotton fabric ¼ yard of interfacing (I used Pellon décor Bond® 809) Snap fastener (or no sew hook and loop tape) Matching thread Evaporating pen or chalk marker (I prefer chalk markers) *** All seams are ½” unless otherwise noted Cutting: 1. Assembly: 1. 4. 5. 9. 11. 12. 18. 19. 21. 23. 27. 28. 30. Enjoy! I have received several comments anonymously. If I have not contacted you, it's because I have no way to do so. Let's do a Ruffle Tote . After a week, it is only today that I have been able to raise this second part of the tutorial. Prepare the post it takes time, especially when it's a tutorial. Maybe you're not going to believe me, but every time I write a post, the first thing I'll do is write all my text in Spanish and then, translate it into English. In my previous post that you'll find it here, we finished the exterior of the tote and the handles. Create a label Before we start I want to tell you something, one of the things that I was trying to do last week was, make labels to add to my projects, I made many tests, I took several photos and I have the intention to prepare a tutorial to show you how to do custom labels.Today I'll show you what I decided to do, although I created several varieties of labels, after several attempts, trying to make labels for this tote, I decided to do a transfer of my label directly to the fabric, instead of making the transfer to a ribbon and then have to sew it into the tote.

Perfectly Cute Project - Make Your Own Quilted Tote Bag! Perfectly Cute Project - Make Your Own Quilted Tote Bag! To anybody out there who thinks they have a handbag problem, we're with you. In fact, we're the worst offenders out there when it comes to the sheer size of our purse collection...we just can't help it. We're addicted and we know it. And this tote bag is possibly the cutest of them all! The saving grace of this addition to our (ever-growing) stash is the fact that we made this one ourselves, and boy, are we thrilled with the result.

Alphabet Flash Cards Play and learn ABCs with these free printable alphabet flash cards. This set includes 26 flash cards with our lovely original illustrations in high resolution PDF format. Simple to download and print on a PC or Mac. Each page has 4 cards and the last page has a template for the wallet to keep all your alphabet flash cards together. Tips Try printing them on card stock paper as they feel nicer to handle and survive longer after repeated use. Remember to select the correct page number you wish to print, or select ‘print all’ if you’ve loaded all 7 sheets of papers ready to go! Cut them out with scissors or a craft knife and ruler (yes, they have rounded corners and you may ignore them if it’s too fiddly but we think they look better and feel friendlier to the little fingers.) Print them as many times as you want – reprint them if they are worn out or you want to decorate your girl’s or boy’s room with them, or if you think the set will make a nice present for someone. Enjoy! Download

New Tutorial When I go away on holidays I like to take a small wallet and coin purse with me. This way I can carry just a bit of local currency and a card without my day to day stuff. I've just finished doing a tutorial for such a nifty small wallet and coin purse. Nursing Cover With Secret Pocket We've had several requests for a stylish nursing cover, and have risen to the challenge with this very easy-to-make version – complete with a hidden inside pocket for nursing pads or baby wipes. The more common name for this item out on the Internet appears to be: 'Hooter Hider' – uh, alrighty then. Makes me think of skimpy t-shirts and chicken wings, so I'm stickin' with Nursing Cover if it's all the same to you. Ours is soft knit on the outside with a woven cotton print on the inside, giving Mom something pretty to look at. The finished size of our cover is 24" x 36". To wear, simply place the cover over your baby, wrap the strap around your neck, and adjust it so the curve of the boning (encased in a channel along the top front) creates a little window. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 4120QDC) Make the pocket Fold under the two 9" sides of the pocket and the bottom ½" and press. Edgestitch loop piece in place. Make the strap Put it all together Contributors Section: Bath Linens

This fun little bag is a great way to use up some of your vintage buttons, or a wonderful project to have your daughter or granddaughter make with you. Get that BERNINA button foot out and lets make this bag together in an afternoon. Supplies One purchased canvas tote (the one featured measures 12″ x 12″)One 5″ x 5″ fusible interfacingEstimate 64 buttons (the one featured uses four different shades of the same color)Matching thread to buttons (the one featured uses simply color thread by V and Co.)Fabric glue (the one used is super stick)Button sew-on foot, BERNINA Button Sew-On Foot #18Washable pen Instructions Picking out the buttons is part of the fun of making this bag. Pick out any buttons close in size, if they are different is size your placement will be off but that’s okay! Use the inside part of the handles as your guide to draw vertical lines with a washable pen marker. Measure 3-1/2″ down from the top edge of bag and mark 9 horizontal lines 1/2″ apart. And voilà!

Baby closet dividers Happy Friday all! First, I wanted to say a big thank you to Rachel at One Pretty Thing and Anne from Craft Gossip for featuring my Baby Jean Jacket tutorial. Thank you ladies for sharing my tutorial! (And if you're stopping by from these links...welcome!) Today was a rainy, dreary, cleaning house kind of day so there wasn't much time for sewing or crafting. She is over 4 months from being born, and Baby G is already getting quite a stash in her closet! Closet organizers are a great way. So I made my own with some supplies that I had on hand, and couple of cheap extras from the craft store. I used 4 pieces of felt, a package of felt stick on numbers, ribbon I had on hand, and 4 plastic hangers that came with some outfits I had bought. I snapped the long pieces off of each hanger, and then wrapped the neck in ribbon. I made some quick felt rosettes and hot glued them on for a pretty little touch. It was a super simple project that took about 30 minutes and cost less than $3.

Easy Peasy Snap wallets - I'm so addicted! - TUTORIAL + SNAP TUTORIAL I made one of these for myself a couple years ago and it ended up being my everyday wallet that so many of my friends have asked for one justl ike it. I love them cause they are cute and don't use much fabric at all, and its something I can whip up in twenty minutes. EDIT! EDIT: I've had a ton of people asking me where I got my labels, so here ya go - go to and search for 'custom labels' The girl I got mine from is no longer doing labels but you're sure to find a great seller on there! TUTORIAL!! Here's the tutorial! Step 1: Give 3 year old daughter some crayons and paper and turn on Hannah Montana so she stays out of your way for 20 minutes =) (if you don't have kiddos in the house, you may skip this step) Now you need a pattern, I use tissue paper (and gold paper cause I'm awesome), but any paper will do. I've found that 8" x 5" is a good size for the wallet, so make it a little bigger for seam allowances. Now remember that hole we left? Now sew across that seam with the hole:

Blueprint Crafts » For Baby Britton March 28th, 2011 My beautiful roommate from JMU, Crystal, and her husband Chris are due to have a baby girl at the end of May. They’re naming her Britton, so cute :) Her baby shower was a couple of weeks ago, so I sent along a few gift for Baby Britton. The package included my typical round of baby gifts: a blanket, burp cloths, changing pad, and bibs: Isn’t that fabric adorable? To make these, here’s a list of tutorials: I also whipped up a nursing cover and binky leashes: The tutorial for these can be found on Sew4Home’s website: Congratulations to Crystal and Chris – so excited to meet Baby Britton!

Lazy Girl’s Guide to Zip Ends Samantha from At Home with Mrs. H writes bag sewing patterns and sells handbag supplies in her shop. Samantha joined us with a Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch earlier this year; she’s back with a simple way to make zip ends for pouches and bags, and now you can make them too! Find more from Samantha in her introduction, and on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. It all started with a friend of mine posting a photo with her zip ends nicely tucked into a shiny metal cord cap and the realization that there was an easier (lazier!) Here’s how you can finish your zipped pouch zip ends without the effort and precision of regular zip end tabs. Requirements: Finished zipped pouch (I used Noodlehead’s Open Wide Pouch tutorial.)1” (25mm) ribbon crimp end 1 x jump ring 1 x metal charm (or 4”– 10cm– piece of very thin ribbon) Pliers Scrap of fabric to cushion the pliers Because these ribbon crimp ends are so popular with jewelery makers, they should be pretty cheap and easy to find. Instructions: 1. 2. 3. 4.

DIY “Mommy and Me” Mother’s Day Project ( This happens to be the cutest craft project for Mother’s Day ever!! I stumbled upon this adorable project on pinterest and OMG I am loving it!! Truly making me wish I already had some children to make this with, or maybe more like definitely saving this idea to do one day. Well, it is sooo absolutely adorable that I just had to share this idea. You can make one for yourself and a nice present to give to your mother (nana, grandma) as well. 1/2 cup salt1/2 cup flour1/4 cup water (give or take)paint and clear gloss (optional)ribbon (optional) Preheat oven to 100 degreesMix all of the ingredients together (salt, flour and water)Roll out into your desired shapePress adult hand in first, then child’s handIf you are planning to hang from string, be sure to puncture 2 small holes in the top edges for hangingBake at 100 degrees for 3 hoursPaint desired border and designCover with gloss to preserve artworkAdd string, and hang Happy Early Mother’s Day!! Like this: