two pocket, ultra slim fabric card case — insatiable need A few weeks ago, I went to Dallas for the wedding of a friend of mine from college, and unsurprisingly, the reception ended up doubling as a mini college reunion. Some of those people I literally hadn’t seen since graduation day. Naturally, the experience got me thinking about the thing I am always thinking about: sewing. (really). I already make a cute little single pocket card case/wallet thing that people love to impulse-buy at craft shows, but occasionally I get asked about one with two pockets, that would fold in half. why 19th street? Remembering our 19th street adventures made me think of that critical accessory (nobody carried purses when we went out), and how a handmade version would be pretty cute, and super useful. I also used lightweight fusible interfacing, but that’s also optional, especially if you use something a bit heavier for the outside. the pattern…is really just two rectangles. time to start sewing! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. And viola!
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. 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
Make a Frame Loom for Weaving This past spring, I spent a couple of weeks vacationing on one of the Gulf Islands. The islands are home to a lot of artist and the place I stayed at was showcasing some of their work in the dinning area and lobby. One piece that caught my eye was a woven tapestry, it was quite stunning. It occurred to me that I didn't know a thing about weaving. When I got home I did a bit of Google searching and payed a visit to the library to try to learn more about weaving. I actually did not find a lot of information for beginners wanting learn how to weave online and the library books were old and had to be retrieved from storage, but I did figure out how to make a simple frame loom and weave on it. Here is my instructable on How to Weave on a Frame Loom. I included a glossary to help with the weaving terminology. The following links were particularly helpful:
Gathered CLUTCH tutorial with GUEST: Noodlehead As I rounded up people to share ideas for Celebrating MOM, I knew I had to have Anna back again. She’s just……wonderful. And in case you missed her guest appearance before on MADE, she was part of our Celebrate the BOY series. I hate to sound like a broken record, but every time I go to Noodlehead, I am amazed at the details. And today she’s sharing something along those same lines and with a very girly vibe. All those details I was talking about? And while we’re at it, how about an adorable owl sewn to the inside pocket, just for fun. But of course I’m getting ahead of myself. It’s sometimes hard to imagine how my life has changed in recent years. That night I actually sat down and finished sewing the crib bumper if you can believe that! This project is for all you new and relatively new mothers out there. Here you go! Sounds dreamy. Don’t miss a lovely post today at Ruffles and Stuff.
Origami roses The sight of these classy chocolate roses got me into a serious mood to make roses, paperwise that is. And I ended up making 3 different kinds cos’ they look so beautiful that I couldn’t wait to learn to make them all! 1. I first tried the Kawasaki rose, named after its creator Toshikazu Kawasaki, by following this demo and cross referenced with another demo [part 2|3]. Notes: There were several steps I had no idea what to do, so after some struggling and hair-pulling, I finally figured out what was going on EXACTLY! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 2. I watched this demo to make the Bird base rose created by James Sakoda. 3. 3. Followed this demo to make this rose bud. Both centre creases must be well-creased mountain folds, so that the folding up of each quarter will be easier. The real beauty of all these three roses is they are not too complicated to make once every step is laid out clearly and every intended fold well-creased.
v and co tutorials Easy camera/cell phone/iPod pouch In light of recent camera tragedies, I thought it would be a good idea if I made some sort of little case for my camera. I came up with these last night. They were really fast, so I made a few. It was really easy to do. You'll need: 15 x 5 strip of fabric for the lining 15 x 5 strip of fabric for the outside 15 x 5 piece of fusible batting or fusible fleece Start by ironing the batting to the lining fabric. Pin lining fabric and outer fabric, right sides together. Sew, leaving an opening big enough for turning on one of the short sides. Clip corners, being careful not cut any stitches and turn rightside out. Press, being sure to fold in the opening. Topstitch the side with the opening, being sure to sew it shut. Fold, lining side in, to the size you want your finished pouch. That's it! I may eventually add a snap or a piece of Velcro to close it, but for now, folding the flap over works just fine to toss in my bag and go.
Wipe Off Weekly Menu Board I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries unloaded, I usually forget what I planned for, so I put together this super easy wipe-off menu board to keep track of what’s for dinner each night! Wipe-Off Menu Board Tutorial Supplies: Picture frame with glass front (I love these 12×12 frames I found at Ben Franklin for only $7!) 1. 2. 3. 4. Now everyone in the family knows what’s for dinner each week! I decided my frame would look better black in my kitchen, so I spray painted it black. Little Birdie Secrets are regular contributors to Make and Takes and was born from the crafting obsession of three friends living in the Pacific Northwest.
page corner bookmarks | I Could Make That This project comes to you at the request of Twitterer @GCcapitalM. I used to believe that a person could never have too many books, or too many bookmarks. Then I moved into an apartment slightly larger than some people’s closets (and much smaller than many people’s garages) and all these beliefs got turned on their naïeve little heads. But what a person can always look for more of is really cool unique bookmarks. Placeholders special enough for the books that are special enough to remain in your culled-out-of-spacial-necessity collection. Page corner bookmarks are cute, practical and deeply under-represented in the world.* They’re easy to make, easy to customize, and will set you apart from all those same-same flat rectangular bookmarks. If you like this tutorial, here are a couple others that might be up your alley. For the monster-loving adults in the room, try some googly-eyed paper monster wine charms. What you’ll need: Putting it all together: 1) Follow steps 2 and 3 from above.
Fully lined zippered box pouch - pattern and tutorial - its a Pretty Modern life I love the look of a zippered box pouch...so incredibly cute. I found many tutorials on the internet, but was disappointed after making pouches following these tutorials to find that they were not fully lined; looks so much nicer when you open your pouch and there are no seams. It took me a long time to figure it out and I thought and thought and thought...then I got it♥ I don't want to keep this knowledge to myself, so here it is. I'd like to thank Jane at Projects by Jane (the only other tutorial like this that I was able to find on the internet - wish I'd found it sooner). Her photos may help you out too if mine fail to communicate properly. ♥♥♥Thanks so much! The finished pouch is 3 high x 4 wide x 7 long (inches) Here's what you need: 1 twelve inch zipper 2 10x7 inch panels for the lining (my lining fabric is the green one) 2 10x7 inch panels for the exterior (my exterior fabric is the brown floral one) 2 4x3 inch pieces of complementary fabric for the pulls at the end of the zipper
Easy Origami Envelope | If you’d like to make these cute little “Flap Lock” Origami Envelopes–all you’ll need is a piece of square paper…any size. I used Christmas scrapbook paper. 1. Make sure your edges are even. 2. 3. fold the right corner about 1/3 of the way to the left. 4. 5. 6. 6. 7. 8. 9. And there you have it! Now scurry off and make a million of these–or at least 24 if you’re using them for the Family Advent Countdown Calendar. Not in the mood to fold your own? MADE: TUTORIALS by Dana on July 2, 2008 Click an image below for step-by-step instructions and easy sewing projects. Don’t worry…we won’t leave you hanging! We’ve got all the nitty gritty details. So click around and have fun. NOTE: If you’re looking for PATTERNS, they’re in the SHOP Leave a Comment Previous post: Advertise Next post: for ME SUBSCRIBE to MADE via EMAIL Enter your email address:Delivered by FeedBurner Purchase my new BOOKS! | Copyright © 2014 MADE * All Rights Reserved | Web Hosting By RFE Hosting WordPress Admin