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Nested Fabric Buckets Tutorial

Nested Fabric Buckets Tutorial
I didn’t invent the idea of the fabric basket/bucket–nothing like–but I am certainly more than happy to walk you through how I made the ones I’m using in my studio. After discovering–purely by accident–that a smaller (prototype) bucket fit neatly inside the larger size I settled on, it occurred to me as I prepared to put together a tutorial that a set of nested buckets would be pretty cool. So, here they are: a set of three nested fabric buckets to mix-and-match at will. I’m really digging on the graduated sizes, and still completely in love with the idea that these can be used as dividers, so that the biggest basket isn’t so super huge that there’s a ton of wasted space. These are all batted with a fusible fleece that I had on hand (supplemented when I ran low with some off the bolt at the shop), so they’re fairly soft-sided. The steps are delightfully simple–I made all three of these in a single evening, between when supper ended and when I went to sleep. Supplies Now for the straps. Related:  tuto de sac en anglaisSac, besace, ...

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials Totes make great handmade gifts. Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Every tote needs a matching pouch. Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. elm street life: DIY: Bow clutch sewing tutorial. And fiiiinally... the tutorial you've been waiting for. This is my first real sewing tutorial - which scares me a bit, because I've never actually taken a sewing class, so I don't know all the terminology. What I do know is that I've learned to sew lots of things by reading tutorials, so hopefully I can make this simple enough that even you beginners can feel confident making a bag. And yes, a bag with a zipper! It can be done, I promise.There are plenty of photos, so hopefully that will help. **Also, please note except where I say, "Sew close to the edge," I am using a 1/2" seam allowance throughout. Ok, let's get started! Supplies you'll need: 1/2 yard exterior fabric* 1/4 yard interior fabric (I recommend a quilting cotton) 9" zipper that matches your exterior fabric 1/4 yard #808 Pellon Craft Fuse interfacing Sewing thread that matches your exterior fabric Sewing machine Scissors Pins Iron & ironing board *I recommend a medium to heavier weight cotton for this. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Charming Window Pillows Hi! I’m Angela from My Three Sons and I was a mechanical engineer in my life before kids. Really an engineer to the core, I’m all about optimized processes and well-utilized materials. I tried to figure out the best way to make the elusive cathedral window block. We’re going to make two pillows here – most efficient use of materials and all. 1 Just Wing It Charm Pack 1 3/4 Yards Bella Solid Snow 4 Just Wing It Fat Quarters Washable glue stick 2 Square pillow forms – 20″x20″ 2 18-20″ zippers (optional) Pink and Blue Matching thread (optional) Step One: In which you fold fabric and steam it into submission First, from the white yardage cut 5 strips the entire width of the fabric and each 10.5″ wide. Subcut each of those 5 strips into 10.5″ squares so that you end up with a total of 20 pieces. But you do need to make a perfect 9″ square out of poster board. Find a washable glue stick – or go out and grab a Sewline glue pen. Fold that edge over the poster board and hot steam iron it. Done!

the library tote tutorial Here's a fun tote bag project I thunk up (yes, thunk) the other day. Of course there are tons of ways to make a tote bag, but I thought this one was fun and gives you a lot of options no less! | The Library Tote Tutorial | Whether you like things scrappy or streamlined, this bag is ready to go when you are. Ready to make one (or a few?!) Materials: 1/2 yard exterior fabric 1/2 yard lining (if you choose to use any) 1/2 yard for straps, or cotton webbing or a handle type you prefer bias tape - handmade or store bought thread, sewing machine water soluble pen {1/2" seam allowances throughout, unless indicated differently} Cut and prepare pieces: Cut two pieces from the main pattern piece out of the exterior fabric. Cut two pocket pieces. Cut strap pieces: cut two pieces 6" tall by 24-27" long, depending on how long you want your handles to be. Cut reinforcement pieces: these are on the inside of the bag, they can add a decorative or fun touch if you'd like, cut two pieces 3" tall by 13" wide.

PATCHWORK : Le quilting ou matelassage Vendredi 6 novembre 2009 5 06 /11 /Nov /2009 22:08 Si vous avez essayé d’assembler les faces du patchwork comme je l’expliquais ici, peut-être souhaitez-vous le quilter à la manière traditionnelle ? Pour cela, il faut prévoir un tissu de doublure un peu plus grand que votre patchwork. Choisissez-le de préférence assez souple pour faciliter le matelassage à la main, à moins que vous ne préfériez utiliser une machine à coudre. Les deux tissus seront positionnés envers contre envers. Pour quilter, il faut maintenir les trois couches entre-elles en les cousant à très larges points avec un fil à bâtir. Le motif du quilt peut tout simplement être un motif géométrique simple réalisé à l’œil, ou bien suivre les coutures des blocs de patch. Si vous n’avez pas le courage de le découper au cutter, pensez à le décalquer sur votre tissu en vous aidant d’une table lumineuse, ou simplement d’une vitre bien éclairée. Ces derniers sont de simples points devant.

Wallet-to-Tote On the Go ~ Tutorial Lorraine from ikat bag is a favorite around here… She has tons of fun tutorials on her blog and she’s joined us before with this wonderful Back to School Pencil Case tutorial. Today Lorraine shares a tutorial for a new summer essential, the On the Go Wallet-to-Tote! Construction includes three main parts: Assembling the Wallet, Assembling the Outer Bag and Making the Lining. The tote zips into a convenient wallet in this unique and handy design. From Lorraine: Hello, Everyone. These little bags have been around for as long as I can remember, and I thought they’d be a useful addition to the arsenal of summer gear I stash in my car and/or purse. I have three little girls, aged 3,4 and 6, and we’ve found that summer always takes us on adventures we hadn’t planned for– detours to farmer’s markets, dancing in the rain or treasure hunting en route to the park. We always appreciate an extra bag or two for our loot (and wet clothes)! Part One: Assemble the Wallet:You will need: Fold it up… Bags

Sling Bag Tutorial - Part 1 I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to projects, that's why I like making a variety of things. My Etsy shop has an assortment of stuff in it for that very reason...I don't want to make the same style of the same product over and over! Bags are one of my favorite things to make when I feel like changing up the pace a little. I whipped up a few of these hobo/sling bags to put in the shop. The fun thing about these totes are they are reversible! Fun! It will look like this when you open it up. We are going to be very thrifty with our use of fabric, and use the cut out pieces from the straps as the pockets. Measure down from the top straight edge, nine inches. Trim off the rounded bottom. Cut a strip of narrow elastic, 8 inches long. Your pocket should now look like this. Do that to all four pockets. Now sew just the outer edges of the bags together. With RIGHT sides together, stuff one bag into the other. Sew the two bags together. Stuff one of the bags into the other.

Moda Bake Shop Small zippered bag tutorial | Sewn Up by TeresaDownUnder This bag was designed to carry a small notebook as the largest item but you can adapt it to any size. It can even be turned into an iPad or e-book reader bag. It has two external zippered pockets and 3 internal ones. Instructions This project can be made with scrap fabrics. Seam allowance is 1/4 in. To customise the size, you need to measure the largest item all the way around, height and width. Divide each figure by 2 and write down. Now add 1 inch to each figure. I used the following measurements: Fabric 2 outside panels: 8 in x 10 in each2 inside panels: 8 in x 10 each43 in x 2 1/4 in for the strapone inside pocket: 8 in x 8 1/2 in folded in half and stitch into a tubefront pocket: 2 pieces measuring 8 in x 4 1/4 in Interfacing 2 panels for the outside panels: 7 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in each1 in x 43 in for the strapone 7 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in for the pocket and one 7 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in for the pocket opening Other Making the inside pocket Take the inside pocket piece and fold it in two. Prepare the bag Pin.

Spotted Stones: quilts It's that time of year! Amy at Amy's Creative Side is hosting the Bloggers' Quilt Festival. And I've got something new! I made this quilt as a gift for my brother-in-law, PJ, and his wife Danielle. The blocks are simple log cabins, sashed in a thin border of Essex linen blend. It's backed in one of my favorite Cloud 9 fabrics, Hydrangea. This is the first time I've had someone else do my quilting-- the quilt measures 62" x 78", and I wasn't sure I wanted to do it on my own machine. In order to keep the colors from being too "autumn," I decided to bind the quilt using a teal crossweave with a couple of shots of olive green. This quilt is being gifted tonight. Make sure to check out the other quilts in the Festival!

sac(s) de piscine le retour ! - on va voir si je m'y tiens! pour emma, la copine d'adèle. pour capucine, ma filleule. toile cirée petit pan, toile enduite à pois eurodif (rayon nappe !)biais rose eurodif et biais marron à pois blanc fait maison.j'en vois qui lèvent le doigt et crient et moi, et moi ! alors voici un petit tuto parce que je ne compte pas passer ma vie à coudre des sacs de piscine même si, c'est évident au vu de vos commentaires, il y a un marché à prendre ! mr et mme petit pan, vous savez ce qu'il vous reste à faire ;-) (un clic dessus pour mieux voir)