The promised tutorial Here it is! This is another of my tutorials for knits, for which you need to use an existing fitted t-shirt pattern as a base. I think most people will have one or more of those in pattern stash, and if you don't, you can always go and get Burdastyle's Lydia. I'm using my knit sloper, which has more waist shaping than Lydia. As ever, I recommend using a tried and tested pattern as a start for alteration. Unlike most other cowl neck designs, mine has a standing collar at the back which adds even more drape to the front.
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How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. The buttons. Fresh Off the Bolt: The Bella Dress: Free PDF Pattern and Tutorial Yeppers- I actually finished cleaning up my Bella dress pattern last night so that I could share it with you today! I originally hand-drafted the pattern when I first made it but I would've been too embarrassed to share that ugly mess with you so I worked for a few hours on Illustrator to get it all prettified for all you sewing enthusiasts! This is my first pattern I'm offering for free and it's made to my daughter's specific measurements. She's a small 4T with a 19" waist. The finished waist on the dress measures approximately 22" for a comfortable but not too loose fit on her. Okay- so once you've downloaded, cut and taped your pattern together, let's go through a quick tutorial on how to put it together!
pattern drafting You need 1 18″ reversible nylon closed zipper2.5 yds. of shell fabric, 60″ wide1.5 yds. of liner fabric, 60″ wideCoordinating thread1 roll of kraft paper or pattern-making papper1 tracing wheel On a sheet of kraft paper, draw a straight line about 2″ from the edge along the length. In the middle of this line, mark point 1. 2 from 1 = 29″ 17 Best DIY gadget projects of 2013 We do love a good gadget project. From tinkering with Raspberry Pi microcomputers to automating our own homes, to coming up with cool renewable energy projects... we can't stay away. Here are our favorites from this year. David Hunt/Video screen captureRaspberry Pi hack unlocks door when it hears a dog's bark Maker David Hunt created a clever hack for a door for dog owners who are tired of getting up to let Fido outside. Called Pi-Rex, it is a bark-activated (note, not voice activated, but bark activated) door.
contiguous [the series 7] seelie pattern : seelie by me yarn : recycled cotton (white) needles : us 8 so here is what the sweater came out looking like. i got bored with the stockinette and buttonholes half way down and switched to just garter for the bottom of the sweater. buttons are from my stash. they are size 1 inch. Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. 23 Free Multi-sized PDF Sewing Patterns for School Need a few new free sewing patterns for kids or just a little inspiration for your back to school sewing? I’ve rounded up over 35 Free Multi-Sized PDF Sewing Patterns that are perfectly school appropriate to share with you today! And the best part? All of these tutorials come with multiple sizes mast have downloadable sewing patterns!
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