Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I am not a purse carrier. So, I wanted to have something smaller that could fit just the essentials like keys, wallet and phone. I made a small, easy to carry, fully reversible messenger style bag: May I just say that it is probably the very first pattern that I have ever created on my own! So, I have created a tutorial for how to make this little beauty. Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial: Supplies Needed: Instructions: You should now have 4 pieces cut out. Almost done!
Sling Tote Tutorial This sling tote bag was fun to make because I was making it for a gift and it isn’t really my own style, so it was something different than what I normally sew. And the person I made it for loved it which is always great. It’s a sling tote bag: I didn’t have a pattern, just pictures of similar bags and I figured I could pull it off, but I was a little nervous. It worked out great though and was really pretty easy. Here’s What You Need: 1 yard main fabric 1 yard accent/inner fabric 1/4 yard lining (optional) Here’s How to Make It: Start out by laying out your fabric and cutting basically a half circle with these dimensions: 23″ across the top, 14.5″ from the top to the bottom of the circle. Now, to make the pleats in the bag you will start at the center of the bag and make one pleat that is about 2 inches. Then, working out from there do two more pleats on each side each about another 2 inches apart or so. Here’s what it should look like from the bottom: Then sew around the top opening.
Messenger Bag Tutorial and Pattern Who loves a good bag? I’ve got a thing for them. (In fact, see my posts about 25 Bags to Sew and 15 MORE Bags to Sew.) And for hot pink. And for Chevron stripes. That one’s my newest version which I LOVE. And now I have a new, School Messenger Bag: I think I have a thing for sewing new bags. I affectionately refer to my most recent bag as “the dungeon” because it is so large and full of so many random items. Well, I succeeded in making a cute bag, but I am not sure that it is going to be any less dungeony. Want to make it yourself? Messenger Bag Tutorial: Supplies: 1 yard of your main fabric1 yard of coordinating fabric1 yard of fusible fleece interfacing (this stuff is one of my favorite things to sew with! Final dimensions on this messenger bag will be about 16 inches wide by 14 inches high. Instructions: Start out by cutting out your pieces. The back of the bag is the same width but is 26″ tall. Cut 2 pieces that are 4 inches by 45 inches as well out of all of your fabrics.
Sew Crazy Challenge-March Recap & 15 Bags to Sew I LOVE sewing bags! Is anyone with me?! I just can’t seem to stop! I already did a roundup of 25 bags to sew, and I just love them too much-I’ve got to add more to the list! So here are 15 more free bag sewing patterns for you to enjoy! 15 More Bags to Sew: Summer Tote Bag: Cargo Duffel: Easy DIY Pocket Tote: Just the Essentials Tote: Scrappy Makeup Pouch: Laptop Bag: Bow Clutch: Pleated Tote: Leather Bottom Tote: Cross Body Tote: Car Trash Can: Fold and Go Bag: Leather Bag: Bucket Bag: Messenger Bag: So what do you think? You Might Also Like: Pin It!
How to Make Piping to Sew With Have you ever used piping in a project? It adds a nice flair to something as simple as a pillow or a cushion. And guess what? It’s super easy to make. Let me teach you today How to Make Piping and then you can use it in any project you want. (This is one project for our February Sew Crazy Monthly Challenge. How to Make Piping: Supplies Needed: Fabric-long and narrow strips cut about 1 and 1/2 inches wide (you can also use bias tape-just iron it flat)Cording (choose a width that is the size you want your piping to be) You should be able to find this by the yard at the fabric store. Instructions: Cut your fabric into strips that are about an inch and a half wide. Place your cording in the center: Fold the fabric in half over the cording and pin it: Put your zipper foot on your machine and move your needle as far to the left as you can (or to the right if you prefer to sew it that way). And that’s it! To sew it into your project you want to pin it along the edge of your fabric like this:
Learn to Sew Lesson #3: Turning and Top Stitching <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> You’ve done it! So, on to the lesson. Lesson #3: Turning and Top Stitching What do I mean by turning? I am going to demonstrate this idea with the strap of an apron. Then, as you can see in that picture, I am going to sew it together (of course where you are sewing will depend on what you are making. Important: You will always need to leave an opening in your sewing of at least a couple of inches. You can also reach inside the tube and pull from there a little: 1. 2.
Scented Mini Bunny Pillow I’ve been tidying up my sewing room and came across a tin full of pastel toned paper pieced hexies that never made it into my Hexagon Table Runner. All those pretty vintage florals got me thinking about Easter themed crafting, and after having a little play with the hexagon shapes, these cute little bunnies hopped right out at me. These Mini Bunny Pillows are fun to hand stitch and can be made with the smallest of fabric scraps. If you’d like them to scent your drawers or wardrobe, include some dried lavender to make them smell just as sweet as they look. They would make a great Easter gift that lasts all year round, add a pin to the back to turn your mini bunny in to a wearable brooch. You will need: How to: Make 4 hexie shapes as directed in this post – Paper Pieced Hexies + Template 2 x light colour for face 2 x bright colour for ears Ears A. Face 1. Start with left eye, make 3 small stitches, then nose, finishing with right eye and secure. Final Assembly 7.
Terry Cat / How to make Soft stuffed cat of towel. It's washable. 17cm in height. Advertisements Materials Towel. Sponsored links Pattern Print out the pattern on A4 paper. First side body & tail. Making >> Terry cat making DIY avec des épingles à nourrice 1. DIY Safety Pin Lamp // Inspire me – 2. DIY project bead and pin baskets // Design Sponge Deux tutos en couverture pour deux inspirations radicalement différentes : ambiances punk/rock ou girly, au choix, le tout façon DIY avec des épingles à nourrice. Hé oui, l’épingle à nourrice n’est pas seulement synonyme de Dexys Midnight Runners, mais si, « come on Eileen ». Vous pouvez aussi viser le style papier vif colorée ou perles dorées bling bling. Allez, en 15 DIY & en images : De simples perles de rocaille à enfiler sur les épingles à nourrice, le tout sur des élastiques, et zou, un bracelet : 1. Idée géniale pour allonger un bracelet, l’épingle à nourrice bien sûr ! Et des bijoux avec strass et perles dorées : 1. Quelques charms à accrocher partout, avec des perles, du papier, du fil à broder, de la laine : 1. Des épingles à mettre en forme sur tous les vêtements ou pour customiser des trous ^-^ 1.
freebies Archives | Angie Makes These fonts technically can be considered both icon fonts and/or dingbat fonts. I’m just calling them dingbats for simplicity’s sake. Anyhow, here’s The list of downloads for these wonderful guys. For more icon fonts, see Chris Coyier’s awesome roundup of icon fonts here. He also makes a pretty convicing case for using social icon fonts… Read More Today it’s time for another website of the week! These free vector cupcakes are some handmade lil darlings that look good enough to eat! Update: No longer free. Some things sound too good to be true. It’s yet another freebie Friday. As some of you may be familiar with, Google Web Fonts is a fantastic open source supply of free fonts to use on web design projects or download to have on your desktop. These are just a few of my favorite, trendy, quirky, and cute fonts. Feast your eyes on these beauties! As always, links back are appreciated but certainly not required. Freebie Friday alert.
Subtle Patterns | Free textures for your next web project. Nothing like a field of beautiful flowers. Download Download These lovely water-colorful dots will make your designs pop. Download More leaves from another angle. Download Download Look at all these bubbles! Download Download Download Tiny little flowers growing on your screen. Download Subtle oriental tiles pattern, with a mystic vibe. Download Amusements // Pugly Pixel Overcast and cloudy, or rather, "Mostly Cloudy," is the forecast that I pray for as I squint into my iPhone weather app at 5:30 every morning. But, just my luck, I usually get "Sunny" or "Partly Cloudy", which usually turns out to be "Mostly Sunny". Oh, but not so today, my friends. Today I got "Rain" --- glorious afternoon rain! Ok, ok, the perfect day would have been a day without precipitation, but I'll take what I can get. Why?
5 Minute DIY: Fabric Poppy Flower Gift Toppers In the last minute craziness of finishing Gifted Magazine a few weeks ago, I completely forgot to add a note about the cover image (photo by me) and the poppy gift toppers I made for it. Oops! In any case, today I thought it would be fun to share a simple how-to with you so that you can make your own DIY Fabric Poppy Flower Gift Toppers. Be forewarned that these little blooms are incredibly addicting to make. In fact before I knew it I had made so many of them that my studio looked like the field of poppies from the Wizard of Oz (minus the opium haze of course). If you’re on board for making your own, here’s what you’ll need: A ventilated work spaceCandleLighter or matchesChiffon or lightweight satin – your fabric needs to be 100% polyester in order to work properlyTulle in black (optional)Fabric scissorsEmbroidery thread in blackMatching red thread (optional)Button (optional)Seed beads (optional) Step 1: Prep your fabric. Step 2: Creating the petals. Step 4: Finishing.
DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern I’d like to introduce to my little friend here, Frédéric. He took one foggy afternoon to whip up and has been lazily resting on my shoulders ever since. He is made from the finest of flannels and the coziest minky, and boy is he toasty. The best thing about this pattern is that you can make a variety of different animal scarves with it: raccoon, wolf, or skunk perhaps? Keep reading for the full DIY Fox Scarf tutorial and pattern… DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern Begin by downloading the Fox Scarf Pattern. You can make the fox scarf body as long as you want, just use the pattern to shape the head and tail. Sew just the face together on the inside and flip right-side out. Cut out the ears, sew and turn right-side out. Place them where the pattern ear line is and zig-zag stitch them down to the flannel fabric only. Here they are popped up. Use Black Embroidery Floss to hand stitch the nose only through the top flannel fabric. Do the same for the legs. Pin the arms and legs to each other. Voila!