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Covered Notebook with Matching Pen Tutorial « by small means

Covered Notebook with Matching Pen Tutorial « by small means
This tutorial has instructions to make any sized notebook cover and a matching pen. All of my measurements and what not will be in red. Supplies Notebook – I used a spiral bound Fat lil’ Notebook by Mead Fabric (see your measurements to determine the amount needed) Fusible interfacing ( use appropriate interfacing for the weight of fabric you choose) Adult hair elastic/ponytail holder Button Pen – one that has a clear tube * Plus the regular supplies like: sewing machine, thread, needle, pins, mearsuring tape, rotary cutter and board, and an iron. Ready – Set – Go First off you need to measure your notebook. Measure from the back side edge, around the spine, to the front edge of your closed notebook. 9.5 inches. The height 5.5 inches and how deep you want your pocket flaps to go in. 3 inches Notebook measurements Cover/Lining – This is the length around your notebook by the height. 9.5 x 5.5 Pockets flaps – This is double the depth by the height. 6 x 5.5 Cut Interfacing Cut Fabric Cut and sew in elastic

Projects Growing up, we had a very special Little Golden Book® that only appeared during the Christmas season. It was called Santa's Toy Shop. It had a thin plot line, but we loved it. Santa was sad because he never had time to play with the toys he made. So Mrs. Claus convinced him to stop at the last house on his route.

knitting tips If you can locate a join at a seaming location, that is always best. You can just run the ends along the inside of the seamed edge, and it's invisible. All other joins are slightly imperfect, so best to locate them inconspicuously if possible, like under the arm of a sweater. Felting will only work with wool, and some other animal fibers. Always try a test sample first with your yarn to see if it will work, and to see if you like the results! If you are using a smooth, shiny wool, felting will give it a dull look where felted, and a stiffer feel. For non-felted joins, you will have an end that pops out of work slightly; make sure this end is where you want it, by leaving a bit of yarn (1/4"-1/2") sticking out on the inside of the garment, or in as inconspicuous a place as possible. Joining the Same Color Yarn Knit-in Join. Joining a New Color Yarn Duplicate Stitch Join view video (shows how to Weave in the Ends).

Picture 311 « Sewing: Note Book Cover {Tutorial & Pattern} | Let’s dressed-up your note book and personalized it to your taste with a new cover!!!! I made mine after buying a cheap note book from the stationery shop! Why spend more on the cover that I will throw away upon finished up the whole book? This pattern is for A5 size note book, if you have other sizes, don’t worry, you can still adapt to this pattern or you can make a non sew-up back cover with a strap for adjustment to suit different width. {Get full details on next page.} Pages: 1 2 Get all updates via email: Highlights from Our Partners transfer techniques How-To: Dark Fabrics Part 1 How-To: Dark or Stretchy Fabrics Part 2 How-To: Tracing Paper & Transfer Pens

Sew Like My Mom glow in the dark paint Postcards Click here to download Making Fabric Postcards (PDF file) These instructions were written for our family postcard exchange. There are lots of different ways to make these, this is just how I do it. If you have problems opening the above link, right click on it and save it to your computer and then open it. Email me with any questions or problems at The following are postcards I’ve made for our family exchange, there are NOT specific instructions for making these cards. headband Our headband had a flower that was starting to look a little tired and worn so we made it new again! This braided ribbon could embellish many things— a hair clip would be cute too! These headbands would make great handmade gifts for little girls to make each other! Woven Ribbon Headband Gather a headband and about 4 1/2 yards of ribbon. Begin by finding the middle of the ribbon. Now bring the bottom ribbon up and make a loop and send it through the beginning loop that you just made by crossing the ribbon. Pull the right side snug. Now repeat for the other side, picking up the right side, making a loop and sending it up through the loop just made on the other side. Pull the left side snug. Pull right side snug. Continue braiding until you have a piece long enough to cover the headband. Bring the other side over and then trim. Hot glue ribbon to headband. Finished!

Funky CD Case Tutorial Funky CD Case Tutorial You know I love to use up every little scrap of fabrics I love. Remember how we pieced together this apron? So, here is another project for all your fabric scraps you've been afraid to throw away (despite all the eye rolling from your husband...). It will look cool in your new car! (or my new car) Funky, Fabric Scrap CD Holder Supplies: Fabric Scraps (cut into 8x5 inch strips)Sewing MachineThin Cardboard or Sturdy Interfacing (cut into two 12x6 inch rectangles)Two additional pieces of fabric (cut into 8x14 inch rectangles)ScissorsHot Glue Gun Instructions: Roll one long edge under and press to create a hem and avoid fraying. Use a piece of fabric as a base (about 8x14 inches), and begin to layer your strips of fabric onto it. Pin and run a stitch along the edge. Flip your sewn strips over and center your cardboard or interfacing. All these layers were thin enough to sew through, but too thick to pin...soooo I pulled out the duct tape to hold it in place! See?

paper patterns "Sugar and spice and all things nice, that's what little girls are made of". So goes the old rhyme and while we are not sure how accurate it is (although Joy did have cravings for fruit tingles while pregnant with her daughter!), we certainly know that little girls love pretty things. The Ultimate Girly Giveaway hosted by Tout Mon Amour, is chock-a-block full of prizes perfect for the little sweetheart in your life, including gorgeous tutus, a play house, fairy door, stylish clothes, room decor and lots, lots more. We've included this pink blossom artwork in the giveaway too. 6 lucky people will share all these prizes... Visit Tout Mon Amour to see full details of the prizes on offer (open for Australian residents only this time) and follow the link to enter. the mondocherry girls xxx

Citrus Holiday: Reversible Gift & Wine Bags - Sew4Home We all know how it goes. In the fall, we make a resolution to give only handmade gifts for the holiday season. Then, December rolls around, and you don't have the tree up, you have a full queue of holiday parties to attend, and the kids are begging to make cookies all weekend. The main instructions below are for a generously sized gift bag. Our bag is designed to have a defined inside and outside, and the drawstring comes out through buttonholes along the top of the outside of the bag. Our Citrus Holiday projects were made using Heather Bailey's delightful Pop Garden & Bijoux Collection. Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Magnolia 7318) Sew the sides of the bag Fold the piece of fabric for the main bag in half with RIGHT sides together along the 29" side.Using a ½" seam allowance, sew up the right and left sides of the fabric. Repeat steps 1-2 with the liner fabric. Create the gusset Repeat steps 1-6 to create the gusset in the liner fabric. Stitch the buttonholes Finish the bag

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