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Dyeing Fabric - Shibori Techniques Shibori is a method of resist dyeing that includes stitching, clamping and binding techniques.This Howto explains stitching techniques to create patterns and shapes, and then how to dye your fabric. Fabric made of cotton, linen or rayon Pro MX dye powder- 2oz will dye 14 yds of muslin a medium shade. Salt, Synthrapol, or a light soap, Soda Ash – the dye activator, 5 gallon bucket or large stainless steel pot – not used for cooking!! Triangle Corner Trick I was piecing these blocks with triangle corners (like the corners in this block) yesterday and thought I would share a quick trick. Usually a pattern (including my own) will recommend drawing a pencil line from corner to corner on the wrong side, and sewing along the line. Like this one:

Enlaces para liberar patrones de costura japoneses The other day I spent some time poking around Japanese Sewing Books, the blog of Yifarn, a mom of two girls in Singapore. Like many of us, she adores Japanese sewing books for their distinctive aesthetic. Along with articles on how to use the books and a glossary of common terms, the website offers lots of links to free sewing patterns. Yup, they're all in Japanese, but it's possible that clever sewists might have enough to go on to make some of the projects. I'm definitely not one of those people, so I'm content just to admire the pictures. The projects above can be found here, here, here, and here.

Tutorial: Sprocket Pillows These are my favorite new pillows. They are fast and unbelievably easy to make…and I hope you love them as much as I do. I did my best to simplify the instructions/pattern so they are beginner friendly, and super fun to make. If you’ve never worked with a template or curves, and your nervous about it…these pillows are a perfect place to start. The only problem with them is that you can’t make just one…trust me …I tried. There are pattern templates for two sizes:

DIY: sketchy pleat clutch Simple DIY today… Drawn with fabric markers, cut from a curved pattern, and constructed with a single pleat for a handy sized zipper clutch. Suitable for sunglasses and a few other spare parts. Finished Dimensions: 5.5 inches tall x 9 inches wide makelifesweet We are so excited to show you our newest fabric collection. But before we do, a little background about the collection. Remember this? As some of you know, that is Authentic. Our very first fabric collection for Moda. French Desk Set: Basket Liners I adore being organized. Actually ... I adore dreaming about being organized. I pour over my catalogs from , and , picturing my life neatly tucked away into matching bins and buckets. I even drool over those circulars from Target that show up this time of year when all the plastic tubs are on sale.

Redfly Creations: Go-Everywhere Mini Messenger Bag My kiddos and I have really enjoyed biking on the trails here in our neighborhood. Sometimes we are biking for nearly an hour. During those longer rides I like to make sure I take my keys, phone, and some change with us. Not every pair of shorts or pants can accommodate all those items, so I decided I needed to make a solution. It needed to be a little bag that wouldn't get in the way and wasn't too heavy, but could still hold more than a pocket could. I came up with the idea of a mini messenger bag. Honeybee Vintage: pillowcase challenge I found this cute pillowcase a while back and I even paid a whole dollar for it! I know..what a splurge:) I went back and forth about what to do with it. At first I was going to make an apron and oven mitt set for the Little Miss...but I decided I wanted to be selfish and make something for myself:) I started a new Bible study for moms at our church...so I decided my bible could use a cute cover:) This could also work for any other book you want to dress up. I so would have done this with all my textbooks in college if I knew how to sew back then! Ha!

Tutorial: Scrap Buster Fall Pillow This is my favorite thing to do with my little scraps, and since its Scrap Buster month over at Sew, Mama, Sew, I made a quick tutorial so you can make your own. This pillow cover is 16" square with an envelope back & the design possibilities are endless! I added some pillows I’ve previously made with this same method at the end of this post.

Pequeña bolsa zippered tutorial This bag was designed to carry a small notebook as the largest item but you can adapt it to any size. It can even be turned into an iPad or e-book reader bag. It has two external zippered pockets and 3 internal ones. It was designed to carry a sketch notebook and a number of swipe cards without needing to take them out of their pockets. It has also a key holder. Instructions Diary of Regular Moms: Baby Clothes Quilt I recently had a quilt made out of baby clothes for each of my sons. I have a hard time getting rid of things with sentimental value (and to me everything is sentimental!), especially baby items.

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