background preloader

How to Make a Knotted Belt

How to Make a Knotted Belt
Related:  knotting, macrame and string

Felt Camelia tutorial and pattern Remember when I shared that I wanted to celebrate spring? Well the celebration has begun =] First I am going to share flowers made out of felt. And these particular ones are very easy! I know I am kind of biased with the color combination but all the felt flowers I will be sharing are going to end up in projects for my office so you will see those colors a lot. One of my favorite flowers are Camelias (Spanish name) and even tho just with 2 layers they don’t look much like Camelias if you use 3 or more, it will begin to resemble them =] Download the pattern (You will find 5 different sizes for you to play with! **The download on the left is a PDF format file, so you will need to have Abobe Reader installed on your PC or MAC. This is how I used the pattern. Here you can see a close up of how I sewed the back of my flowers, I left the center open because when you add a lot of layers it’s easier to put the pearl or any other embellishment in the center.

Animated Knots Tutorials By Grog How to tie a 5 Strand Turk's Head Knot How to tie a 5 Strand Turk's Head Knot Below is a picture of the finished knot. It's about 1" in diameter and has a marble inside. Start with about 8 feet of 1/8" nylon line. Loop around fingers. Position of line is important. (I usually use only two fingers but am using three here for clarity.) First loop viewed from back of hand. This pass goes over the starting line. Line now goes parallel to first pass. Coming up from the bottom, go over line as shown. Line goes under and then over this pass. Leave it a little loose as you'll need room later on. The working end comes from the far left now and then goes under and then over, passing to far right at the top. Making sure line is looped to the far right still, pass it over, under and over again as shown, and end at the far left side. Do not attempt to take up any slack yet. Starting from the far left, pass line over, under and over as shown, again ending up on far right of existing loops. Pass line under and over as shown. consuming and tedious task. Home

make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need I’m sure that many of you, like me, are on an eternal quest for organization. I know I’m not alone in finding the Container Store’s promise of a perfect, organized life utterly seductive. But here’s the thing…I don’t really like purging, I love my stuff. Therefore I also love pretty things in which to stash my stuff, so I get to enjoy my fantasy of being organized and contained. This tutorial is about helping you stay organized, in a quick, easy, and super-cute way. the pattern …is only four rectangles. the body is 7.25″ tall.the large pocket is 5.5″ tallthe medium pocket is 4.25″ tallthe small pocket is 3″ tall materials needed I chose a vintage cotton canvas for the body in a bright retro floral, and quilting weight cotton in a matching color for the interior. You’ll also need a button and a bit of elastic for the closure, and a bit of ribbon for the pen. I used two layers of mid-weight interfacing on the body to give it some heft. start with the pockets 1. 2. the closure 3. 4. 6. 7.

The dress I made Silk Lotus Flower The silk lotus flower is easy to construct, but looks very luxurious. You can make it in any size, but pick fabrics that tend to be stiff, like silk taffeta or dupione. You can singe the edges of the petals with a flame, or just leave the cut edges raw. After you master the basic technique, you can experiment with different petal shapes. Become a Threads Insider today to get access to this and other exclusive Insider-only blog posts. Become an Insider and enjoy unlimited access to: All-time favorite articles from Threads Special Insider discounts and offers Digital access to our most recent issues And so much more! Knot Trivet last month i bought lauren a set of “the family creative workshop” books for her birthday. we’ve been having a blast learning all sorts of new things as we make our way through the incredible variety of projects collected in the volumes. one section we were particularly excited to explore was all about knots, which we’ve long admired both for their usefulness and their beauty. this project is based on a “carrick bend” and is great for creating trivets and placemats, but you could just as easily hang it on your wall to be admired for its decorative charm. have fun!derek & lauren CLICK HERE for the full project after the jump! here’s what you’ll need: -14 feet of 1/2” rope for an approximately 8” trivet (we recommend you play around with different lengths and thicknesses of rope until you find a size and style you like. the cotton rope is great for this project, but we couldn’t resist the nylon rope with its amazing patterns and colors.) 2. form a loop with the right (longer) piece as shown.

How to Make Friendship Bracelets - in 7 Easy Steps Anyone can learn how to make friendship bracelets with beautiful intricate patterns. Let me show you how, with easy step by step instructions. Which design would you like to make? Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can make a pretty bracelet like one of these: It’ll probably take you an hour or so to make your first bracelet. There are some great books on making friendship bracelets, like the enormously popular Klutz Friendship Bracelet Book , but to make the bracelets on this page you won’t need to buy any books or special equipment. On this page, I’ll show you how to make friendship bracelets in 8 different designs. Friendship Bracelet Designs Here are all 8 friendship bracelet patterns: Hearts - great for Valentine’s Day Flowers Diamonds Rainbows Stripes - great for sports team colors Stripes and Dots Chevrons Checkered The trick is something called a braiding disc, or braiding loom. Ready to learn how to make friendship bracelets? How to Make Friendship Bracelets: Materials Step A:

celebrate the boy tutorial: basic boys wallet I first want to say thank you to Dana and Rae for hosting such an awesome event. If you haven't been indulging in all the fun already, go check out both of their blogs for lots of great inspiration. There has already been so many great ideas! Today I'm sharing a basic boys wallet tutorial because... every boy needs a place to keep his stuff! So I know, you're probably thinking, 'What? It's a great time of year to make these wallets. Materials: 1/4 yard fall suiting fabric (tweed, plaids, etc., usually made from wool and/or synthetic materials)1/4 yard lining fabric scrap of leather (optional)rivets, grommet (optional)scrap of medium weight fusible interfacing {1/4" seam allowance throughout unless otherwise noted}Cutting the pieces: From the exterior wallet fabric cut one piece 8.5" wide by 4" tall. Also from the lining fabric, cut one piece 8.5" wide by 10.5" tall (this is for the card holder slots) Assembling lining: To create the card holder pockets, take the 10.5" tall lining piece:

The Shirt Skirt | Sew Like My Mom July 28, 2010 I’m so excited to post about this! When I met Dana, I fell in love with the skirt she was wearing. She made it herself (obviously) and she showed us how simply she’d shirred the waistband. The next day, during the mystery workshop at Whipstitch, we were encouraged to use thrifted tees. I’m devastatingly terrified of knits so I steered clear and made my (award winning) cotton fabric dress. I developed an idea in my head I thought just might be crazy enough to work. The Hubs thought I was a little crazy when I explained my idea to him. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do! The shirt skirt perfect for summertime. I wore the green and white one to Sofie’s birthday party. I had 2 women in Walmart stop me to tell me how comfy my skirt looked and when I told them how I made it, they demanded I call Rachael Ray immediately! The process is so easy. I do my shopping at Goodwill for 1 reason. So, get your super cheap thrifted shirt. Now, I break a rule of shirring. And that’s it!

Expect Moore: Yo Yo Bangle Bracelet A couple weeks ago, Arrow Cabinets sent a call out on their blog for contest entries in their Yo-yo contest. You might ask, what is a yo-yo? Essentially, it is a little gathered fabric circle. Each bracelet uses about 25 mini yo-yos, and took a couple hours to make. If you want to make your own, here is a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how… Supplies:Scrap fabricFabric marking pen Quarter Needle & thread Bangle braceletScrap of feltGorilla Glue I started out by tracing my quarter on the fabric. I then cut out the circles, just outside the marker line. I grabbed my needle and thread and started stitching. This is what it looked like after I stitched all the way around. I carefully pulled the thread tight. Using the hole as the top center, I squished the little fabric ball between my fingers to make it flat. Using coordinating thread and tiny stitches, I started attaching the yo yos to the bangle. Here is the bracelet with all the yo-yo attached. Finished… now time to make some more!

How To Make A Paracord Leatherman Pouch For best results use genuine 550 Paracord. I purchase mine from supplycaptain. As with anything in life you get what you pay for, if you want your pouch to last a long time you want to have the best cord available and with suplycaptain they guarantee the quality and authenticity of their cord. Many online retailers sell similar looking but poor quality cord with no guarantees on the durability ofthe cord. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Tutorial: Viking Wire Weaving I hang around bad influences. My friends get me to try all sorts of stuff that I wouldn't even think of on my own. But you know, it is kind of fun! In the most recent case, a dear friend of mine has been teaching Viking wire weaving anyone who will sit still long enough to look at what she is doing. To learn the technique, I made a practice bracelet out of some scrap copper wire I had lying around. Here's what I did: Materials:craft wire in two sizesa wooden dowel (or fingers, or allen wrench)a draw plate (make one by drilling different sized holes in a board)wire cutterspliersawlhammer For this necklace, I made a 5 loop chain. Twist the ends of the loops together. Spread the loops out evenly, and kind of squish them into long ovals. Now, bend the petals around your mandrel. Cut a working length of wire, somewhere between 18" and 3'. Bring the other end in one loop and out the next door loop. Pull the wire through, and tighten up the resulting loop. And here you go!

Related:  Craft IdeascarolinelinnaeAccessories