Tutorial: The Urban Jungle Bag Welcome to another bag sewing pattern! I created this pattern for Pellon Projects, and it is intended for an advanced seamstress. It features leather handles and accent detailing on the front and side, as well as a top zip. There is a flap pocket on the front of the bag as well! Happy Zombie So I’ve been making homemade dog food, and now my dog thinks I’m practically the Pioneer Woman. At breakfast and dinner time I am a rockstar. My older dog, Liberty, a 12 year old Golden Retriever has been suffering her entire life from a bucketload of food allergies that affect her skin. While we did find a semi-good-for-her bagged food, it still wasn’t enough. artsy-crafty babe So yes, I’ve been knitting. You know how it is when the mood strikes. I blame the cold weather. Knitting just feels right in cold weather, doesn’t it? Because I tend to over commit myself, I decided to start off with something small, something easily finishable.
How to make a Tsuke Obi Someone asked for a tutorial on how I made my tsuke obi so here it is! Here is the list of things you will need. Two lots of 2 metres of fabric your choice (for reversible obi) 2 metres of stiff interface 4 metres of ribbon Sewing Machine Thread Pins Retro Travel Bag I was browsing through my Pinterest boards the other day and came across this cute Retro Travel Bag, perfect for my upcoming trip. I was suddenly inspired to sew! It was nice feeling that way again...I think maybe the idea of having something to blog about was also giving me a little push. I left off the piping since I didn't have any and added lots of pockets, including one on the outside. cathedral window pillow tutorial - Warmth in the North I couldn't find a tutorial on cathedral window pillows anywhere so I decided to make one of my own. If anything needs clarification please let me know and I'll try to fix things. It is very picture heavy but I'm hoping that will make things as clear as possible. You will need... 14 inch pillow form
Keeping Those Noggins Protected! Baby Sunhat... Upon finishing my Bubble Ruffle Dress, I knew it just wasn’t quite complete without a little something extra for those bright sunny days I am anxiously awaiting! I went through my eldest daughters old hats, and found a nice stained one that fit the bill in sizing and started the deconstruction process… Nice upgrade from the hand me down, if I do say so myself. How to Make a Vintage Dress: Tips for Sewing Success Anyone can sew a vintage dress, but having a plan of action certainly makes it easier. Picking the right pattern for you, the right fabric for your pattern, and the right fabric for the occasion are all important for sewing success, especially when sewing vintage dresses. I have a few tips to offer that will help set you up for sewing success before you even pick up a pin. These are not tips to follow in numerical order because they will all shape the bigger picture as you plan your project. However, I do think it’s important to start by evaluating your skill level.
Riley Blake Designs Blog: Project Design Team Wednesday~Retro Travel Bag did you notice... it's made from Laminated Chevron Fabric???? Oh- be still my heart love that laminated fabric! I combined it with my new favorite fabric line, Millie's Closet!! Just a note this project is an intermediate/advanced level... mostly because of the laminate and the interior lining. It would be a great one to tackle if you're looking to hone your sewing skills. It will also give you a great reason to use some of those feet that came with your sewing machine!
Cathedral Window Quilt Tutorial The Cathedral Window Quilt pattern is gorgeous. The Origami-like folding of fabric, the jewel like tones of the "windows", the layers of fabric and stitching - all combine to create an amazing, complex looking quilt. The reality is that the process is not that hard, and with a little learning and patience, you can do it quite easily. The Cathedral Window quilt is a quilt-as-you-go project, meaning that there is no backing or quilting to be done once you have finished the quilt top. Confessions of a Fabricaholic Wallet Tutorial See also the instructions I uploaded to BurdaStyle (they are the same, just in a different format). Download the PDF version here: Organizer Wallet *If you are interested in selling wallets made from this tutorial, please see the guidelines at the bottom of the page.*
How to Make Historically Accurate, Authentic Hakama There are quite a few hakama tutorials online and in print, but I was disappointed in most of what I found. Some were historically inaccurate, some were needlessly complicated and mathematical, and some were just on crack (“Just big skater pants”? Really? You’re kidding, right?!). So I decided to combine the best of the tutorials and information I’d found, plus my own innovations and research, and write my own tutorial.