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Back to School Pencil Case

Back to School Pencil Case
LiEr and her ikat bag are constantly full of fun, new, kid-related ideas and sewing projects. Today she shares this Back to School Pencil Case, perfect for kindergarten through college! The added piping lends a special touch to this project. Learn more about LiEr in her introduction, and visit the ikat bag blog for more (check out the “Most Visited” section in her left sidebar, and her patterns too). From LiEr: I used home decor weight fabric and/or duckcloth/canvas for my pencil cases– They make a sturdy product. However, it can be tricky to manipulate in many layers and around small circumferences if you are not used to working with these. What you need (1/2″ seam allowance included in all pieces): For the Outer Layer: For the Lining Layer: One rectangle 9.5″ x 10.5″ in lining fabricTwo circles 4″ diameter in lining fabric Also needed: a sewing machine with a regular presser foot, a zipper foot, coordinating sewing thread, a needle for hand-basting and a seam ripper. Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Related:  Sacs, pochettes and co

Tuto de la trousse qui fait des heureux ;) ← Meloncollie Je n’ai rien posté ces derniers jours … ce n’est pas faute d’avoir fait fumer la machine ! Mais j’ai travaillé sur plusieurs projets pour des amis et je ne pouvais (et ne peux d’ailleurs toujours pour certains …) vous les montrer avant qu’ils ne les reçoivent ! Je vous ai donc concoté un petit tuto pour vous faire patienter :o) Il explique en images comment réaliser les trousses que je fais avec plaisir tant pour les autres que pour moi même … A l’origine, je me suis inspirée de plusieurs tutos trouvés sur le net comme celui d’Isastuce ou de Ma boîte à Trésors puis j’ai développé ma propre façon de faire. Voici le matériel nécessaire : – 2 tissus assortis – une fermeture éclair – un pied à fermeture qui simplifie grandement la tâche – une règle, des ciseaux, des épingles … Plier le sommet des rectangles vers l’intérieur sur 1 cm et repasser pour bien marquer le pli En faire de même à l’autre extrémité de la fermeture et les piquer à la machine. De près, voilà à quoi cela doit ressembler :

How About Orange Related to yesterday's coaster project, here's a template for making a larger modular felt trivet. No sewing or gluing required. Connect as many pieces as you like to make bigger projects, too--placemats, a runner, or sew two pieces together for a pillow cover. Download the pattern here. Begin locking pieces together by pulling the arrow-shaped tabs through the slots from the back through to the front side. To finish the trivet, trim off the excess felt around the edges and nip the points off the triangular tabs. Tutorial: Small Fabric Basket | Jillian In Italy 19 Mar {Here’s little simple sewing project from the Jillian In Italy archives. I think this would be a great project to do for Easter for the kids or even with the kids. Here is a very basic tutorial that a good friend of mine designed for a very sweet little fabric basket. Read on to get full tutorial. Like this: Like Loading... Tags: easter, fabric basket, gift, photography, sew, Sewing, tutorial

Teindre avec du Kool Aid Après avoir testé la teinture alimentaire Vahiné, j’ai voulu tenter l’expérience Kool Aid. Il s’agit d’une marque de boisson américaine artificiellement aromatisée. Pour celles qui ont connu la boisson « Tang », on pourrait dire que celà s’en rapproche. Mais cette boisson peut aussi être utilisée pour faire de la teinture ! Il faut tout d’abord savoir que Kool Aid ne fonctionnera que sur les fibres animales (laine, soie, etc…) et ne prendra pas sur les fibres végétales (coton, lin, etc…). En ce qui concerne mes essais, je suis partie sur une base de DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk. Pour ce tutoriel il vous faudra donc : Un sachet de Kool Aid. L’intérêt de la balance est double : si vous voulez faire plusieurs mini écheveaux d’à peu près la même quantité, il sera plus aisé de les peser. Fabriquer les écheveaux Si vous avez prévu d’utiliser un écheveau déjà présent dans votre stock, en entier, cette étape n’est pas nécessaire. J’ai voulu réaliser des mini pelotes de 5gr chacunes. Teindre la laine

Lined, zippered pouch / make up bag tutorial This morning I was in a rush to make a simple lined make-up bag and had a quick look on the internet to see if I could easily find any dimensions for such a thing. I could find instructions on how to make a pouch, but none with dimensions and none with covered ends to the zips, which is how I like my zips to be finished. It now seems quite illogical to me that I decided that I simply must write a tutorial for such a thing when I was meant to be 'rushing'...but it seems that most things can wait. So here we have a lined, covered zip ends make up bag / coin purse tutorial (for personal use only, see tutorial end for other terms). Photos are plentiful and instructions (hopefully) basic, in the hope that a beginner will be able to make this easily. This make-up bag will end up measuring: 7.5" x 5". Here are the ingredients you will need: Yay! Take one of the 3" x 1.5" pieces of material. Place your zip so that it butts up to the half way fold that you made. Pull the zip open halfway.

Pretty Pleated Purse Pattern It’s been a minute since we dropped a new Hot Mess Mommy tutorial on you. Why not, it’s mother’s day after all right? Don’t we deserve a little DIY treat? This is a clutch/shoulder bag that I thought would be fun for summer walks – just big enough for an ID, a granola bar, a wipes case, and a diaper. If this purse isn’t up your alley, you might still enjoy learning how to make a purse strap, which is useful for any bag (or even belt) you might want to whip up. Get the full Pretty Pleated Purse Pattern & Tutorial after the jump…Pretty Pleated Purse Pattern 1. 2. Fold in half and iron: Fold each side to the middle and iron: Fold in half again and iron: Sew along the open edge: Then sew along the other side: Set your strap aside. 3. Repeat with your other set of lining pieces. Set your lining aside. 4. Now draw marks 3/4″ to either side of each of those marks: Lift the fabric towards you until the two outer marks are aligned and the inner mark is right at the center (you’re creating a pleat) 5. 6.

Des modèles de porte-monnaie à coudre Des modèles de porte-monnaie à coudre Si vous désirez vous confectionner un porte-monnaie unique et tendance pour la fête des mères, des pères ou un anniversaire, vous trouverez ici plusieurs modèles faciles à reproduire grâce aux tutoriels proposés par ces blogueuses. Lequel sera votre coup de cœur ? le 05 mai 2014 - photo : Fotolia Avec diverses tailles proposées Trop craquante, cette petite pochette berlingot trouvera forcément sa place dans votre sac à main pour y ranger votre argent ou d’autres petits effets personnels. Aiguille à l'Ouest...aiguillealouest.canalblog.com Voici une blogueuse de plus qui nous émerveille par ses talents de couturière. Avis aux adeptes du style rétro. Avec une fermeture à glissière Voici un porte monnaie qui a du style ! Porte-monnaie asymétrique Pouic Pouicpouic c’est le blog de trois copines qui ont décidé de réunir leurs créations sur la toile. By Amelo

DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern I’d like to introduce to my little friend here, Frédéric. He took one foggy afternoon to whip up and has been lazily resting on my shoulders ever since. He is made from the finest of flannels and the coziest minky, and boy is he toasty. Want to make a Frédéric of your own? The best thing about this pattern is that you can make a variety of different animal scarves with it: raccoon, wolf, or skunk perhaps? Keep reading for the full DIY Fox Scarf tutorial and pattern… DIY Fox Scarf with Free Pattern Begin by downloading the Fox Scarf Pattern. You can make the fox scarf body as long as you want, just use the pattern to shape the head and tail. Sew just the face together on the inside and flip right-side out. Cut out the ears, sew and turn right-side out. Place them where the pattern ear line is and zig-zag stitch them down to the flannel fabric only. Here they are popped up. Use Black Embroidery Floss to hand stitch the nose only through the top flannel fabric. Do the same for the legs. Voila!

Des gabarits pour les fans de porte-monnaie crédit photo rukodelkilavka Il n’est pas si difficile de coudre un porte-monnaie avec fermoir. On trouve des tutos un peu partout sur le net et le plus difficile est peut-être de trouver un fermoir (on en trouve dans les bonnes merceries en général ou sur Amazon). Et en plus, avec un même fermoir, on peut fabriquer des porte-monnaie bien différents. crédit photo rukodelkilavka Le tutoriel est en russe et la traduction en français est ici. Si vous rencontrez des soucis dans la traduction, laissez un message dans les commentaires ou dans le forum. How to make a kanzashi flower These are 2 ways of folding the fabric square, in order to obtain the original Kanzashi flower, and a pleated variation. The red folded petal is the pleated variation, whilst the green is the original. Here we go: Take a 10 cm square. Fold in half. Fold in half again, keep fold towards you. Take the corner and fold it back to you, leaving it a bit aside so you have a pleat at about 2-3 mm from the point. Take the new corner and fold it again towards you, repeating the same 2-3 mm distance. Turn the whole construction. Fold the corner towards center, repeating the first steps, mirrored. Raise construction from table and put a pin in, to keep it together until a later stage. Cut the loose ends (be careful, not the point!) Now, the original flower. Fold both corners towards the center. Turn around, keeping the fold on the same axis. Fold in half... ....and mark well the center. Open again and take the corner... ...and fold it back to the previously marked center. Do the same with the other side. p.s.

Cerneriamo? =^__^= Riguardando il mio post sui porta fazzoletti, mi son detta..... "e se ci mettessi la cerniera per farci un astuccio?"... così.... partendo da quell'idea..... è nato questo: Un astuccio o piccolo beauty.... Ecco l'occorrente!! - Tessuto di cotone bianco per l'interno.. - Una cerniera! Tagliate due strisce da 4 x 25 cm e una da 12 x 25 cm dal tessuto blu e due strisce da 10 x 25 cm dal tessuto fantasia. Cucite insieme le varie strisce (io ho cucito a piedino ma spostando un pochino la posizione dell'ago dal centro verso destra in modo da avere un margine di cucitura di circa 5 mm e non di 7 mm come al solito) e stirare le cuciture sul retro tutte verso il tessuto blu. A questo punto, tagliate un rettangolo di 30 x 25 cm dalla stoffa bianca e cucitela, lungo entrambi i lati, al "rettangolone" fantasia. Eccolo qui... praticamente otterremo un grande cilindro! Adesso dobbiamo fare in modo che il bordo blu si "distribuisca" equamente su entrambi i lati... .... ricordate? Infatti... Ta dà!!!

5 Minute DIY: Fabric Poppy Flower Gift Toppers In the last minute craziness of finishing Gifted Magazine a few weeks ago, I completely forgot to add a note about the cover image (photo by me) and the poppy gift toppers I made for it. Oops! In any case, today I thought it would be fun to share a simple how-to with you so that you can make your own DIY Fabric Poppy Flower Gift Toppers. Be forewarned that these little blooms are incredibly addicting to make. In fact before I knew it I had made so many of them that my studio looked like the field of poppies from the Wizard of Oz (minus the opium haze of course). Anyhow, I certainly don’t need all of them, so I have listed a few of them in my shop for those of you who might not want to make them, or just don’t have the time to do so. If you’re on board for making your own, here’s what you’ll need: Step 1: Prep your fabric. Step 2: Creating the petals. Step 3: Dress up the middle of your flower. Step 4: Finishing. I hope you have fun and enjoy making these lovely flowers.

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