How to turn jeans into a skirt - Portland sewing If you want a fun sewing project involving old blue jeans, you must try your hand at turning an old pair of jeans into a skirt. Recycling jeans by turning them into skirts is a great way to get a new life out of old jeans that might not fit the way you like anymore. And for young girls, you can turn jeans that are too short for them now and turn them into nice skirts that they can wear to school! CLICK HERE for full instructions including nice step-by-step photos on how you can turn a pair of jeans into a jean skirt! Sanford Shopping Tip: If you need some old jeans to turn into skirts, you can shop at the Family Thrift Store in the lower level of the Mid Town Mall in downtown Sanford. Sanford Craft Business: If you live in Sanford or anywhere in York County, and if you are at least 50 years old, you can sell all your sewn crafts (other crafts too) at the Old Timer's Shop located at 917 Main Street in downtown Sanford.
V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet i don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen. (my skin doesn't miss it. as a matter of fact, i now wish i listened more and DID put SPF on my face...hindsight is 20/20). my mom calls me from her walk on the beach almost every morning...*sigh*yeah, i get a little homesick around this time of the year. heck on my pinterest my "dreaming of summer" has the most pictures in it. ah yes. i miss my ocean. case in point. this bracelet, brought a flood of memories, not because i used to have one like it but because i can totally see me wearing it by the beach, not caring that it's gotten salty and wet, because i can totally make another one in like less than 5 minutes flat when i get home. *sigh* okay... *cut off excess tails!
Upcycled / Recycled T-Shirt Bangles (Tutorial) and Weekend Stuff….. I’ve got a LOT of scraps. So I’m always trying to come up with a way to use them. I made a few fabric bangles. For the larger bangles, I used Vanessa’s (from V&Co) tutorial (which you can find here). I used a bunch of different weight knits for a “wonky” effect. The braided bangle I made with the steps outlined below. Hope you are having a great weekend! Also….I have a 3-day listing up: LOVE HOO YOU ARE! Hope you had a great weekend! Top 15 Cleaning Tips What In The World Is Washi Tape?
Memorable Ways to Repurpose Old T-Shirts – Crafting a Green World Sewing Published on June 18th, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano We all have them- those t-shirts we just can’t let go of. It could be a concert t-shirt from your favorite band, or a college shirt that remind you of the good ol’ days, or maybe it’s one of your child’s tiny tees that they’ve grown out of. But they don’t have to. If you have some craft and sewing skills you can turn your old t-shirts into upcycled, repurposed and memorable items. Like a pillow. There are instructions all over if you need them and Savvy Seams has a nice tutorial to turn a t-shirt into a zip off pillow cover to put over a form. Maiden Jane has a fancier tutorial for creating a pillow with the t-shirt and other fabric. If you have quite a few t-shirts you’d like to save, consider turning them into a quilt. I am considering collecting some of my kids old t-shirts and creating a quilt for each child. Goosetracks offers free DIY t-shirt quilt instructions and if you’re a non-sewer they offer quilt making services as well.
My DIY Wedding My husband (and business partner) Danny and I are both very artistic and crafty people by nature. So naturally, a lot of elements at our own wedding were handmade. Here is a peek at some of what we did in the hopes it will inspire you to infuse a little bit of the do-it-yourself spirit into your wedding day. While I didn’t actually make my own dress (you gotta draw the line somewhere), I did make a few really easy alterations to it. I bought a whole bunch of various fake flowers from Michael’s craft store and fashioned these little guys. Our wedding was held at the Washington Park Boathouse. Since our theme was ribbon inspired, I attached a whole bunch of various colored ribbons across the tables. For our save the dates, I took photos of us with a blank sign. For our invitations, we designed and printed them out ourselves (which was a cinch compared to the save the dates). On the tables, we left out cards for our guests to fill out.
How to Make a Sailor's Knot Bracelet In order to create your Sailor's Knot bracelet, you'll need: cotton twine (at least 3 yds), a round object to put the bracelet around – Mason jar, can, bottle, anything circular with a similar circumference to your wrist, scissors, and Fray Check or clear nail polish. Please see the last slide for an itemized list of tools and materials. Patrones de Tejido Gratis
Tejidos y puntos para aprender a tejer Guía Para Tejer Bien El Punto Derecho es el punto más común. Si tejes en punto derecho todas las hileras lo que obtienes es un tejido en punto Musgo (también conocido como punto Sta. Clara o punto Bobo). Una prenda tejida toda en punto derecho luce de la misma manera por fuera y por dentro, lo que significa que es un punto reversible. Con el punto derecho el hilo del ovillo queda siempre por detrás del tejido, y se realiza en cuatro pasos. Cómo Tejer Punto Derecho con el estilo Inglés (el hilo en la mano derecha): El estilo Inglés, también conocido como estilo Americano, es el método de tejido más popular en Inglaterra, partes de Europa y América del Sur entre otros lugares. Este estilo es considerado el más sencillo de aprender, por lo que es la opción más popular en principiantes. 1. 2. 3. 4. Repetir estos cuatro pasos en cada punto de la aguja de la mano izquierda. Ver video Estilo Inglés: Cómo Tejer Punto Derecho con el estilo Continental (el hilo en la mano izquierda): 1. 2. 3.
DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. You’ll need (for a double wrapped bracelet) :* Lengths will vary depending on the size of your wrist (see comments for suggestions). Fold the length of leather cording in half to form a loop. Place the ball chain along the leather cording with the end of the chain meeting the end of the wrap. Continue wrapping while checking it for fit around the wrist. When you have reached the end of the ball chain wrap the linen cording around the leather strands 2-3 more times. Thread the hex nut through the strands and tie a second knot. Trim with scissors and your wrap bracelet is finished!! The materials are listed for a double wrap bracelet. It’s a party!
Tutorials for Recycling T-Shirts So way way back, in June, I wrote this Studio Organization post, about starting the process of organizing my studio by cleaning out the closet full of junk. Well, it's September and...let's just say the closet is a work in progress. Some of the things that are taking up space in the closet are shirts that I never wear anymore. I realized I could repurpose them into something else! Here are some tutorials for recycling shirts: Check out these t-shirt scarves! Create cute little bows for accessories or packaging with this tutorial. Gorgeous ruffled pillow tutorial here. Looks like I have a lot of projects ahead of me to keep me from cleaning out my closet!
DIY Woven Chain Bracelet Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course. You’ll need:a curb link braceletembroidery threadtwo bobby pinsa pair of scissors Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. (top images from here and here, rest of images by Honestly…WTF)