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Delusions of Grandeur: DIY Tulle Skirt Tutorial

Delusions of Grandeur: DIY Tulle Skirt Tutorial
"A store-bought belt can obscure even the sloppiest of home-sewn waistbands." ~Ancient Chinese proverb As promised, here is the tutorial for the tulle skirt I sewed for Thanksgiving! I share this with you along with one major caveat: At no point during the making of this skirt did I actually know what I was doing. This will be painfully obvious to those of you with real sewing skills, so please feel free to use this as the most basic of guides and to improve on it any way possible. Credits: My inspiration for this skirt came from a skirt in Anthro's winter line, and from this Etsy seller. What you'll need (total cost of materials was approximately $30): 1. 2. 3. 4" satin ribbon for waistband. 1 yard. 4. 5. Steps: 1. *Note - pleating each layer individually will result in a very full skirt (like mine). 2. 3. 4. Then, you will sew each layer onto a piece of scrap fabric (I used some of the excess liner fabric) that is the same length as your waist measurement, and is approximately 3" wide.

All Things Thrifty Home Accessories and Decor Painting furniture seems to be one of most favorite topics of a lot of questions, so today I’d like to teach you some “tricks of the trade” if you will about painting furniture. First of all, the brand of spray paint that you buy makes an ENORMOUS difference. And, yes to those of you who are wondering i did mean to say “SPRAY” paint. I’ll go into more detail about that in a minute. Do not buy the crappy $1.00 a can spray paint. In my experience, you need at least five cans of the crappy stuff to do one or two cans of the good stuff. What sheen should I buy? Another famous question that I see a lot is “Do you sand your furniture first?” Do you prime it first? Do you polyurethane over the furniture afterward? Does it need to be warm to paint? I also get a lot of questions about Glazing furniture. Good luck on all your painting projects in the future! 8021stumbleupon

Picture 206 « Sewing Tutorial: Piggy Pillow As promised, I have completed the tutorial and the pattern for the “Be My Valentine – Piggy Pillow”, which was published 3 weeks ago. This time I made a pair for my kids, they love it. You may not be able to do it in time for this valentine but as I said, if you have love in you, everyday is valentine. Besides as a pillow, you can use this pattern to make into other things, for example, pin cushion, smaller softy as gift, or a piggy back pack for little children. Material you need:1. Print out the PDF pattern of the piggy pillow. Use a pencil and trace the pattern onto the cotton fabric. Sandwich the towels in between 2 fabrics. Sew it up on the sewing line, it can be from sewing machine or hand stitching. Turn body, ear and tail inside out. Tie a knot at the tip of the tail as shown, mark a length of 4″ from the tip. Turn the body outside in and position the tail on the top part of the body. Embellish the body with a heart. Stuff the piggy with poly-fill to the fullness you prefer.

How to Make a Belted Skirt from a Men's Dress Shirt April 9th, 2009 Email 224 users recommend Your new skirt made from a men's dress shirt! Christine Haynes The original shirt, direct from the thrift store. Step 1. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Step 7. Photo: Christine Haynes I love being green, but I also want to look chic and modern. Much like that item, I started with a men's dress shirt. What you'll need: One men's dress shirt with a straight hem, wide enough to be gathered at your waist, long enough from the armpit to the hem for the skirtRulerScissorsSewing machine and threadPins1/2-inch elastic about 30 inches longLarge safety pin 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. View 1 member project gallery Learn How to Sew a Giraffe Doll at - Free Craft Ideas Project excerpted from More Softies Only a Mother Could Love: 22 Hapless but Lovable Friends to Sew and Crochet I based this giraffe pattern on a collage I made out of vintage paper. After being inspired by other "giraffe makers,” I decided to turn the design into a three-dimensional toy. Finished size: 25 cm × 10 cm (10 in × 4 in) Tools • Tracing paper • Fabric marker • Scissors • Pins • Sewing needle • Sewing machine • Stuffing stick (or chopstick) materials • Body fabric – a 30 cm × 40 cm (12 in × 16 in) piece of patterned fabric for the body, and a 20 cm × 25 cm (8 in × 10 in) piece of the same fabric for the gusset and ears Template Softies Giraffe Cut-Out Pattern Template Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Courtesy of More Softies Only a Mother Could Love - available at

Riley Blake Designs Blog: Project Design Team Wednesday~Bohemian Skirt Hi. I'm Char from Today I am sharing a super easy skirt tutorial using Lila Tueller's new First you'll want to measure the waist of the intended wearer. Yardage requirements Provided the waist of the wearer is under 29”, you will need 2 times the finished length plus 5”. Additional notions Thread 1 1/2” or 2” elastic piece equal to 1/2 the waist measurement plus 1”. For the waistband Cut 5” high: Waist measurement/2 + 1” For example, if your waist measurement is 24”, you’d take half of that (12”) and then add 1” for a cut length of 13”. Waist measurement plus 1”. So, you have a 5” X 13” piece and a 5” X 25” piece. For the rest of the skirt Cut 2 pieces the length you want the finished skirt to be X the width of the fabric. Assembly Press both waistband pieces in half horizontally (so they’re now 2.5” tall with the pressed/folded edge at the top. Edge stitch top/creased edges. Stitch bottom edges, 1/4” ish. Gather skirt body pieces and pin to waistband pieces. Stitch in place using scant 1/2” seams.

the quick little bunny tutorial I really wanted to make the sock bunny that Heidi (from My Paper Crane) created, but I didn’t have any of those fantastic red and brown monkey socks. What I do have is baby socks: tons of cute, mismatched, totally useless, never stay on baby socks. Now that my littlest is very much not an infant and too soon will be a toddler it seems kind of silly to keep all those teeny tiny socks. This is indeed a quick little bunny. Materials: baby socka handful of stuffingheavy duty threadscissors Make that bunny: Before you start sewing take second to look at the sock you have. the body: Take some stuffing and stuff the foot part of the sock–not too tight! the tail: On the top of the bunny’s back, sew a circle about an inch in diameter with a simple running stitch. the head: To make the head, put a little stuffing inside the sock and sew a running stitch around the top of the heel. the ears: Cut a big V shape out of the top of the sock. The attitude:

Valaan villapaita: Tee se itse -valas You can find the tutorial in English here. ETA in February 2012: Hi! Nice of you to stop by! There will eventually be an English translation of this tutorial, so please have some patience:) In the meanwhile, I'm sorry to put up this disclaimer: It's OK to link back to this post, but it is not OK to copy all the photos and the tutorial, or translate it to another another language. Ja mainittakoon sama myös suomeksi: valaitten ompelu omaan käyttöön tai lahjaksi on OK, mutta kaupallinen käyttö ja kopiointi on kielletty. Denimvalaan ohjeesta tuli useampikin kysely, mikä ilahdutti kovin ja kauhistutti vielä enemmän – en nimittäin tule kovin hyvin juttuun ohjeitten kanssa. Valaaseen tarvitaan laje vanhoista farkuista, pikkutiplu sinistä puuvillaa silmiä varten, täytevanua, ompelukone, lankaa ja hiukan kärsivällisyyttä. Aloitetaan leikkaamalla farkunlahkeista valaan selkäpalat (2 kpl), vatsapuoli (2 kpl), pyrstö (2 kpl) ja evät (4 kpl). Vatsapuolen muodon voi kopioida selkäpalasta. Tadaa!

Charming Window Pillows Hi! I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block. We’re going to make two pillows here – most efficient use of materials and all. 1 Just Wing It Charm Pack 1 3/4 Yards Bella Solid Snow 4 Just Wing It Fat Quarters Washable glue stick 2 Square pillow forms – 20″x20″ 2 18-20″ zippers (optional) Pink and Blue Matching thread (optional) Step One: In which you fold fabric and steam it into submission First, from the white yardage cut 5 strips the entire width of the fabric and each 10.5″ wide. Subcut each of those 5 strips into 10.5″ squares so that you end up with a total of 20 pieces. But you do need to make a perfect 9″ square out of poster board. Find a washable glue stick – or go out and grab a Sewline glue pen. Fold that edge over the poster board and hot steam iron it. Done!

{5 Maxi Skirt Tutorials i would ♥ to sew} Maxi skirts, do you remember them back in the old days? Well I do because they were my favorite fashion item to wear in my teens i was obsessed with them, i had them in all colour ranges some were plain other were printed (told you obsessed) I wish that i had kept them because…. like with most fashion items they always tend to make a come back and they are now everywhere Want to know what i did last night….well i didnt get to sleep until 3am this morning because i was searching for tutorials on how you can make your own {I know, i know…you can thank me later} hee hee Lets get started then shall we? I feel in love with this skirt tutorial from {Lorenna Buck} and cant wait to make one or two! Can you imagine making a skirt in an hour? Another skirt i loved is this jersey skirt by {Megan Nielsen} Couldnt resist not sharing sharing this tiered maxi skirt tutorial by {Sew Much Ado} And that sums it up my lovelies my five favorite skirts that i would LOVE to sew.. comments

Tumbler Skirt Tutorial I came up with the Tumbler Skirt. First, I want to show you how I cut the tumbler blocks. The light in my kitchen was awful that day, so excuse the crap-tacular photos. Then I gave it a quick press with the iron. My tumbler die looks like this: I’m going to place my fabric right on top of the outline you can see vaguely. Then I put my cutting mat on top. The verdict on cutting 6 layers of fabric at once? If you want to make your own Tumbler Skirt, you’ll need to measure the waist of the intended wearer, and round up to the nearest multiple of 3”. You’ll need double that number for your 2nd tier. You’ll need double the 2nd tier number for your 3rd tier. And so on and so on and so on. My top tier was 9 tumblers. Sew the blocks for each tier together (1/4” seams), small sides up. The finished bottom width on each tumbler is 6”, aka double the finished top width. Install your zipper and have the wearer try it on. Have the wearer try it on again. It’s super twirly, too.

pretty fabric bin organization Here are 10 terrific ways to make fabric containers, baskets and buckets. These fabric storage basket tutorials will get you organized in style! 1. Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.Fabric Scrap Baskets 7. 8. 9. 10. Hot Packs These are great hot compresses that you just stick in the microwave for 60 seconds! So easy to make and you can be sure there aren’t any scary chemicals inside. My mother and Boo are responsible for this tutorial….I just took the photos for them! It’s the perfect use for those cute baby legwarmers your kiddo might have grown out of. Make some as gifts to add to a basket of bath products! All you need is white rice (or buckwheat if you prefer), long socks or baby leg warmers. needle and thread, and some essential oils: If you are using long socks you can cut the foot off or just skip this step. It’s such an easy sewing project a 4-year-old can do it: Here’s the closed end: Fill a measuring cup with white rice: Fill the sock or legwarmer to the top with rice: If you want to use essential oils, make sure you use pure, therapeutic-grade oils. Sew up the other end of the sock or legwarmer so the rice is completely enclosed. To heat the hot pack just put in the microwave for about a minute. P.S.

SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers...completed! - Sewing Daisies SEW Hip! Slouchy Slippers (issue 20) have been made... The SEW Hip! pattern is advertised as a beginner's pattern, and I wholeheartedly agree. The Slouchy Slippers are incredibly easy to make. If you are short on Christmas gift ideas and you fancy 'making' your loved ones a present, then this pattern is for you. Being Spring 'down under' I adapted the pattern a little... Instead of using fleece on the inside of my Slouchy's, I went for Osnaburgh Cotton; it's lightweight and works well with every colour imaginable. plus I have loads of it ... Of course, being Spring doesn't alter the fact that I need non-slip fabric for the underside of my slippers. Non-slip fabric is something I have never had to buy before... and judging by the look on the face of the assistant at my local 'you want it, we've got it' store, neither has anyone else in Sydney. It's interesting how much a blank look can convey. Not being one to give up at the first hurdle, I scuttled off to find something I could use instead. Hmmm...

Noel Home: Comfy PJ Pants for the Whole Family Our thanks to our creative friends at our Signature Sponsor, Janome for sharing this project with us. It was created last year for a special New Sewists Series they put together, and the instructions show you how to make pajama pants without a pattern; simply grab your favorite current pair and use them as a template. We added a jazzy bottom accent cuff to ours so we could mix and match our beautiful Michael Miller Bonnes Amies fabrics. This is a perfect project for beginners: super fast, easy and instantly gratifying. We thought it would be great fun to surprise the whole family on Christmas morning with matching PJ pants. Our thanks to the great folks at Michael Miller Fabrics for providing the Bonnes Amies fabric we used for our four pairs of PJ pants. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome 3160QDC) Buttonhole foot Amounts are for ONE pair of average adult jammie pants We used Dad's pants as our sample for these instructions. The main pant pattern Attach cuffs to pant legs Tags: