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How to make a jumper pouffe MaterialsA very large jumper, with a front body area at least 56cm x 74cm and an arm 42cm around. If you can't find one this big, buy two. Make the pattern pieces (steps 1-7) before you go jumper hunting 120cm x 120cm of cotton fabric for lining; an old bed sheet would be idealSewing threadLots of stuffing such old pillows, towels, clothes, bedding etc, or you can buy foam pieces or polyester fibre fillTwo A2-size pieces of thin paper, such as newsprint Tools50cm piece of string RulerTape measureSewing machine Scissors Dressmakers' pins Final size 60cm x 26cm 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

10 Beautiful Fabric Flower Tutorials It is spring! If the flowers are not blooming yet here is a round-up of awesome tutorials to help you make your own flowers! Here you will find 10 beautiful fabric flowers, but don’t miss these five fabric flower tutorials! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. ..And how about updating your spring wardrobe with this beautiful rolled rose bracelet. 10. Just had to add one more! 11. If you need more flowers don’t miss the round-up of crochet flower tutorials and these darling fabric flowers!

magazine bowl - recycle project no. 7 This project took me so much longer than I thought it would. I may not be finished yet (I'll explain in a minute) but I want to move on to other ideas so I decided to post about it now. I certainly didn't reinvent the wheel with this one but it was something fun and super easy to make. Materials:- a magazine (I didn't use more than half of a magazine)- glue gun I started by making a tight little roll and making the flat circle that I showed you the other day. Each strip that I used is made from one page of the magazine. I added each strip to my piece by keeping the folded edge outside and the open side toward the inside. As you place each strip down only do so a short piece at a time because the glue dries really fast. I glued each strip of paper down, leaving a small piece unglued so that I could tuck in the following strip under it. Here's my unfinished bowl. A photo just to show the scale of the bowl.

Great Selection of Beads and Findings Supply by yadanabeads Rick Rack Rosettes A friend gave me this flower ring and necklace, when she handed them to me I thought they were porcelain–there’s a very vintage feel to them. From a distance you really can’t tell that they’re made out of rick rack! Yes, rick rack! She shared how to make them with me, and now I’m sharing with all of you readers! First, cut 2 strips of rick rack. Then twist the two pieces of rick rack together, like this. And then run a stitch down one side to hold it all together. Like so. And to make the flower, you just start from one end and roll it up. Keep rolling. Until you have this–and then tuck the little tail under and hot glue it down. You’ll notice all of the petals are closed, so to open them up you just peel them back one by one. And here it is on my finger. Awesome. (Please excuse my hands, my hand model moved to Indiana, so I’m left using what I’ve got

Girl's Gone Child: Gone Style: Fable's Homemade Dresses *updated with winner, below* Several months ago, my mom happened upon a local fabric store she hadn't any idea existed a few mere miles from her house. "Bec! You will not BELIEVE this place! You must come with me next time you come down!" So I did. "These would make perfect pockets!" "And this for the trim?" "Oh, totally. "High five!" I've been dying to sew ever since but haven't had the time nor the sewing-without-my-mom-nearby-skills (not to mention a sewing machine) to do so. And she did. Nine Dresses, Three Patterns 1. 2. This green dress is my favorite. 3. Okay so I lied about the green bird dress being my favorite dress. (My mom made it out of curtain fabric) I think it might be hers, too. So! *Congratulations to commenter #59, Emily!

Hobo Stove | Practical Survivor Urban survival is a tricky subject to discuss. There are advantages to urban survival. Anywhere you look there are items in trash cans and dumpsters that can be used to improve a survival situation. Keep an open mind during any survival situation. Whether backpacking, camping, or surviving, having a way to cook can make a huge difference. A coffee can or large vegetable/ravioli can will allow you to build a stove and cook. Items used to build this stove: * Coffee can * Can opener * Tin snips * Drill and drill bits * Metal coat hanger There are many methods that could be used to build this stove. We use a metal coat hanger to build rods which will help hold up the cooking pot. The top side of a coffee can is already opened. We then used the tin snips to cut a small door. We tried to use a can piercer (triangle can opener) to make the holes instead of a drill. For this project we used a drill with a 1/2 inch drill bit to make the larger holes at the bottom of the can. Materials:

How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry September 23rd, 2010 Email 419 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together! Diane Gilleland Magazine paper lends itself well to this colorful little project. There are tons of design possibilities... Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all Before you recycle those old magazines, turn some of their pages into pretty coiled pendants. What you'll need: Magazine pagesScissorsBone folderThin wooden skewerLow-temp glue gunWhite craft glueEye pinBlank cardstockClear acrylic sealerJump ring A note on glue: After much testing, I've found that my low-temp hot glue gun works well for this project. As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set. First, you'll need several magazine pages. View 3 member project galleries posted in: necklace, paper, recycled magazines Get special offers, FREE eLetters and your FREE PDF bonus now. Find us on:

Fleece Hat Tutorial by ~clearkid on deviantART Canning Jar Pincushion Tutorial Have you seen these new Ball® Wide Mouth Contemporary Styled Glass Preserving Jars? I love this little Half Pint size, especially if you turn it into a pincushion. I realize this is not a new idea and there are lots of instructions available for converting a jar lid into a pincushion, but I think maybe I should give you my version!Here’s the finished product: Supplies Needed: Fabric Scrap of your choiceJar with lid and bandCotton balls or fiberfillCard StockGlue gun, not pictured Step 1: Using the lid of the jar, cut out a circle of the same size from the card stock. Step 2: Using the lid of the jar, trace around it on the wrong side of your fabric. Step 3: Layer the fabric, cotton balls, and lid then place the “sandwich” inside the band. Step 4: Press the lid down so that the cotton balls and fabric form the pincushion on the opposite side of the band. Step 5: Trim away any excess fabric and hot glue the cardstock over the fabric edges.

Summer Dress Made this little dress yesterday for my five-year-old, just in time for the first day of summer. I based the design on a Liberty of London for Target dress that we bought in the spring — a very simple pattern with elastic at the top and simple straps (without elastic). I used just a 1/2 yard of fabric so added the gingham bit at the bottom for length. This style could be shortened to make a quick and easy shirt as well.

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