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Make Your Own Pattern

Make Your Own Pattern
People often ask how I sew without Store-bought patterns. It’s not hard to do and you can do it to too!I’ll show you how. First off, I don’t totally “wing it”. If you’re new to sewing, the best way to understand clothing construction is to actually deconstruct it. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I made patterns for: and Turn a men’s T-shirt into a little boy’s shirt. I love the envelope sleeve look (found on baby onesies).A) they just look cuteB) they make for an (almost) mistake-free way of sewing on sleeves. Probably every mom has an old onesie that their baby has spit-up on, stained, stretched, and well, it’s ready for the trash. This will serve as our “pattern”. If your child has outgrown the onesie (like my little guy had), use some of his current shirts to help guide you along. Trace that onesie piece with the added sizing onto paper (or old scrap fabric) and then cut it out. Okay, for the sleeves….just take the sleeve piece you cut off of the onesie and trace it! Related:  pillowcase dressSewing

Drafting We are continuing the Sewing 101 series. One of the questions we get asked a lot is about pattern drafting. Yes I draft all of my own patterns. No I don't have a problem with sewing from a pattern. I like to find a basic tee that fits my kids well. A key thing to remember is if you are drafting from a tee shirt, they stretch, so if you are making a pattern for a top without stretch you may want to draft the pattern using a top without stretch. Next tuck the sleeve of the shirt inside the top. Next fold the top down the middle. Then Line the fold up along the edge of the paper. You also want to be sure and add extra length where you will hem, like the bottom of the top. There you have a bodice piece ready to cut out on a fold. Let's move on to the sleeve. Then flip the shirt over so it is covering the sleeve and so the sleeve seam is exposed. then trace the curve of the seam. There you have a sleeve pattern piece. Next let's move on to the ever tricky pant.

TUTORIAL and PATTERN: Kid Pants, the basic pants Welcome to our series on KID PANTS. All the styles that are shared are adaptable to any size pants….from babies up to adults; for boys and girls. We’ll show you the ins and outs of making pants and we’ve got a downloadable pattern for size 2-3 toddler. Today we’re starting with the Basic Pant, with an elastic casing waistband. This is similar to a pair of comfy pajama pants or a sweat suit. And when you’re ready to mix it up, try out our other simple pants tutorials: But first, let’s talk about pants. Elastic waist-band pants/shorts are one of the easiest things to make. Pants are made of 4 pieces (2 different pattern pieces). If you’ve never made pants before and you’re drafting your own pattern (from an existing pair of pants), you may want to sew a trial pair first….just to see if you’re creating the pattern properly. And that’s all you need to understand about pants. First, you need a pattern. What I love about this pattern: * Style and comfort. Let’s talk about fabrics. Elastic.

Free Sewing Patterns - Over 2000! Welcome to the Free Sewing Patterns & Projects section at! Providing easy access to over 4,500 of the best free sewing patterns online (many with printable templates). And organized by category so you can easily find the sewing projects you’re looking for. How this section came about: I saw that there were tons of amazing free sewing patterns and tutorials out there on the web (especially from quite a few very talented craft and sewing bloggers) but many of these patterns were scattered and couldn't easily be found through doing a quick Google search. So I decided to gather as many of these patterns as I could find and put them "all in one place," so to speak. And because bloggers and sewers are out there creating and posting new sewing projects all the time, I'm constantly updating the pages in this section, adding new patterns as I find them. Happy sewing!

Baby coverlet quilt pattern. Quilting Patterns - Baby Coverlet You will most likely find all the supplies you need for this project in your linen closet or scrap materials from past projects. The plaid flannel pieces can be cut from old shirts. 206 Patchwork Quilt Patterns: The Famous Ruby McKim Book Plus A Bonus Of 105 Vintage Patterns. You will need: 40 x 27" blanket for center layer sheet for backing fabric scraps, enough to make 54- 5 x 5" squares 1- 5 x 5" square paper pattern 1 pkgs. double fold quilt binding and matching thread. Miscellaneous: Scissors pins, tape measure What to do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Back

Children's Size Chart for Clothes Tutorial: Classic Jumper | you and mie This post is long overdue! I made this jumper for Yuki for Thanksgiving (along with the Herringbone Short Coat) and I’ve been wanting to share this tutorial ever since. I hope you keep in mind that I just kind of make this stuff up as I go along, so I don’t know if this is actually the best way to make a jumper. It’s just the way that I did it and in case you’re curious – here it is! I’d been wanting to make a jumper for Yuki for some time. It’s just such a fun and classic style. You will need: Main fabric A little bit of fabric for lining 2 buttons For this 12-18 month size jumper I probably used 3/4-1 yard of the main fabric and 1/4 yard of the lining material. So first you need to draft your pattern. The red lines are alterations I made as I was sewing, when I realized the size/fit was all wrong. The pieces you’ll need are: Bodice front (1 main, 1 lining) Bodice back (1 main, 1 lining) Body front Body back Pocket (2 main, 2 lining) Pocket edge (2 main) Let’s start sewing! Like this: FREE overall pattern! Just wanted to make you feel good about your kitchens today. Here’s a peak at mine….its nice, but TINY! We live in a small apartment in Hong Kong and our kitchen is small too. Although, the place we lived before this was even smaller (when the oven door was open you couldn’t get out of the room) it had a 2×2 counter space (in the whole kitchen!). I do love our place now, but sometimes get envious of larger places to spread out when creating… Notice something strange in here as well? Scroll down to see if you are correct. Yep, There is a washing machine in the kitchen! Ok, now onto the features from last weeks party. I tried to create my dream meal here withe the features: Go check them out, and grab a button if you were featured! Looking forward to seeing you around the blog…. don’t be a stranger! The following two tabs change content below. Emily is a stay at home mom to two crazy boys {which she adores} and one amazing husband.

Steampunk Circle Quilt Tutorial | Jaybird Quilts I made this quilt for Elijah & Aliyah and gave it to them a few months ago. As you can see Jonah has already begun to claim it for himself! Quilt Details Pattern - Circle Quilt Tutorial Quilt measures - 52" across To easily create this quilt I used a 10° Wedge Ruler. Supplies 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Here is some pre-binding photos of the quilt that I recently found in my Project Life album. 14. How to make scrappy bias binding. How to bind curves. As I mentioned this quilt was originally a gift for Elijah & Aliyah. Here is my Dad helping Aliyah open the quilt at Hanukkah a few months ago. Aliyah's first move was to do a twirl on the quilt. Then they started searching for the books they have read. ...and then they went back to opening more presents of course! Jonah is a big fan of the quilt. My SIL Karin loves it because it is small enough to bring to the park, but big enough for Jonah to chill & have tummy time. Occasionally they still stake their claim on the quilt.

DIY: eyelet sweatshirt | I’m not sure if you knew, but Carven is my favorite high fashion label. Naturally, I was smitten by their cut out sweatshirt designs and decided to try my luck at making one. I didn’t wait it so read “Carven”, so I’ve considered puns like Carmen, Carved and Craved. In retrospect, I should’ve just used the buttonhole setting on the sewing machine to stitch the letters and then do the cutouts – I could’ve saved so much time! What you need: sweatshirtscissorsmatching thread & needlefabric chalk Using chalk, write the desired words on your sweatshirt. Next, carefully cut the inside of the letters. Using embroidery floss, stitch round and round each open space, so that the fabric doesn’t fray. I, for one, can’t wait to wear this bad boy! Like this: Like Loading...

Free Pattern, Tutorial and Sewing Video – A simple dress » Japanese Sewing, Pattern, Craft Books and Fabrics I said this would be up on Monday, and now it’s Tuesday, almost Wednesday. What happened, was that I had to do a little housekeeping on my mac as I was running out of space on my startup disk, and to my horror, all my previous backups disappeared because of some spotlight indexing issue. I shall not go into so much technical details right now as my brain is half fried, but I had to re-run Time Machine and recreate a new backup. It took up the most of Monday and while it was doing that, I was afraid to tax the system further asking it the process the movie (which was 1 hour long before editing!) This month is all about Girls’ Dresses. The patterns were drafted following the measurements in a well known pattern “textbook” Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear by Winifred Aldrich. Click here to download the tutorial I’ve drafted the patterns in the following sizes. And last but not least, here are the sewing videos! Just a word or two about the sewing videos.

Paper Loop Ornament If you are into scrapbooking, chances are you have lots of odds and ends of beautiful paper left over. Here is an idea for using some of them for beautiful Christmas Ornaments. Supplies 2 one inch by twelve inch strips of colorful scrapbook paper 2 decorative circles of scrapbook paper Filament Sharp scissors Ribbon Glue Instructions Cut two 1 x 12 pieces of decorative scrapbook paper and glue into two circles. Using a complementary scrapbook paper, cut out two circles. Attach the filiment to the inside of the loops. Make a bow and glue to the top of your ornament. Make lots of these easy ornaments in the same color to create a theme tree or lots of different combinations. Listed under: Christmas Crafts, Cut and Paste Crafts, Decorating Crafts Tagged as: