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20 Easy Tricks For Improving Vintage Clothes

20 Easy Tricks For Improving Vintage Clothes
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Messenger Bag From Cargo Pants Want to make one of these? From a pair of these? Here's the tutorial! Materials: 1 pair cargo pants (from the going to Goodwill pile of course) 1/2 yard lining material bias tape (store bought or make your own) thread {1/4" seam allowances throughout} Getting started... Take your pair of cargo pants and cut the inseam of each leg of the pants up to the crotch area. Cut the bag exterior pieces: front flap (this is where the cargo pocket comes in handy - cool pockets you don't have to sew!) Cut the same size pieces from the lining material. Make the strap by placing the long pieces right sides together, sew down each side. Now make the front flap. Assembling the lining: Take gusset pieces (2 sides and a bottom) and sew the short ends together. Lay your connected gusset pieces right sides together on top of the front of the bag piece, pin, sew. Lay the back of the bag down and set the front/gusset piece on top, pin in place. Make the exterior just like you did the lining of the bag.

Free Plush Heart Pattern (Happy Valentine’s Day!) | Knitknoodler's Blog I Heart U/I Love You Valentine’s Day is next Sunday, and of course I would love for every knitter to make my “I Heart U/I Love You” plush valentine for that special someone. Free Plush Heart Pattern But money is a bit tight for most people this year. So below is a plush heart pattern for FREE. • Stitch a cute face on the heart for a child’s gift. • Personalize the plush heart by stitching your loved one’s name across it. • Sew a loop of ribbon into the top seam of the heart and stuff it with lavender to make a lovely sachet. • Nestle a jingle bell deep inside the stuffing (and make sure you sew the seams super tight) to create a baby’s rattle. • Stitch an “XOXO” across this sensuous red heart and prop it by your hubby’s coffee cup Valentine’s Day morning. • For your girl friends, add lace trim around the edges, and stitch “BFF” or “Friends” across it. I’d love to see what you end up doing with this plush heart pattern. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Dani Plush Heart Finishing: Like this:

The complete Gem and Jewelry Making Information Resource. Create the First Page of a Fairy Tale Story Book, with a Hint of Kitsch Once upon a time there was a tutorial. A tutorial which told of magical and enchanting ways to create Fairy Tale pages in Adobe Illustrator. Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin... Final Image Preview Below is the final image we will be working towards. Step 1: Setting Up The Document Size is arbitrary for this tutorial; it's up to you to decide how large or small you want to work. With your artboard made, place a rectangle of the same dimensions on it and align it centrally. Step 2: Guides Call this first layer "guides" - that's all we'll be placing on it. Paste the copied rectangle in place (Command + F) and offset it's path by -10mm (Effect > Path > Offset Path..). We're now going to split this smaller rectangle into a grid which we can use as a guide. Splitting pages into multiples of three is usually a sound way to build good aesthetics. Step 3: Layers With the benefit of foresight, I can tell you in advance what you'll need for the document and how best to organize things.

20-Minute Spring Sweater Redo -- Tatertots and Jello <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered wpgb_shadowed"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><img class="enable-pib-img-under" src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon" data-recalc-dims="1"/></div>Thanks for coming by! I try to feature a new creative tutorial every day -- and I'd love to have you follow along: <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to my email updates</strong></a> or <a href=" rel="nofollow">come follow along on Facebook</a>.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I had some leftover supplies from a few projects and decided to redo one of my Spring sweaters. I hardly ever wore this sweater before because it was always kind of — BLAH… So — if you want a quick, easy way to add some pizazz to a sweater — try this! First I covered the buttons with fabric. Have a great day! I’m linking up to:

5 Sexy Ways To Upcycle Old Clothing Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts. These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet.

Summer 2009 5.5 inches tall Use small amounts of worsted weight yarn in the desired colors for your project. This project is an excellent way to use up tiny leftover bits in your stash. In the photographed toys, the following yarns were used in very small amounts: Light Brown Bear Fur: TLC Essentials [100% acrylic, 312 yards/285 meters per 6 ounce/170 gram skein]; Taupe 2335 Shirt: TLC Essentials [100% acrylic, 312 yards/285 meters per 6 ounce/170 gram skein]; Dark Plum 2533 Vanna's Choice [100% acrylic, 170 yards/156 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein]; Colonial Blue 860-109 Red-Haired Doll Hair: Vanna's Choice [100% acrylic, 170 yards/156 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein]; Terracotta 860-134 Skin: Lily Sugar N Cream Solid [100% cotton, 120 yards/109 meters per 2.50 ounce/71 gram skein]; Soft Ecru 01004 Shirt: Lion Wool Solid [100% wool, 158 yards/144 meters per 3 ounce/85 gram skein]; Dark Teal 820-178 Gray Bunny Yellow Cat Brown-Haired Doll Recommended needle sizes US #7/4.5mm straight needles

Le président Barack Obama à laiguille marionnette par lauraleeburch The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels to Cheer You the Frak Up I agree that Pratchett is the ultimate pick-me-up, and one of the factors that I credit for keeping my mother alive four years longer than the 6 months she was originally given after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (Somewhat ironically, her favorite character was Death.) As for other feel-good books when you run out of Pratchett— Daryl Gregory's Raising Stony Mayhall has got to be the sweetest, most loving, zombie apocalypse story ever released in print. Another good one is Tibor Fischer's The Collector Collector. I suppose this qualifies more as magical realism than straight up fantasy, but it's still a heartwarming tale about a sentient pot who falls in love with an object reader, and psychically tells her stories about his previous owners. Actually, all of Fischer's stuff is brilliant, but if you're feeling depressed, you'd better watch which of his books you pick up.

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