How To Make An Easy Dress (For Cheap!) Two facts about me: I'm cheap. I love dresses. I wear dresses probably 6 days out of the week. Back in November when I really started Talk2thetrees I kinda just wore pajama pants and sweat pants. Dresses are so comfortable, I can sit around the house and feel comfortable and cute. The only problem.. they are expensive! Here is a tutorial on a High Waisted Dress: For under 6 bucks! First you will need a ribbed tank top. I got mine from Walmart for 2.50 You could also use a t-shirt 3 yards of matching fabric. Clearance section is my favorite. Cut the tank top almost in half. (I cut mine a little too short.. oops!) For the bottom part of your dress take the fabric and wrap it around your waist about 1 and a half times, and cut in a straight line. I never measure, I never use patterns... Next you fold your fabric in half. You have kind of a big blocky rectangle skirt. (You are sewing the raw edges, not the bubble hem) This is where I didn't get pictures.. awesome. We are going to create a ruffle.
DIY Christian Louboutin "Petal" Sandals 3 Simple Ways to Share What You Make With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts. Create on the go: Groups » Forums » Answers » Featured Groups Login share what you make > DIY Christian Louboutin "Petal" Sandals by loveMaegan Download 7 Steps + Collection Favorite Intro Intro: DIY Christian Louboutin "Petal" Sandals or view it on my blog ..www.lovemaegan. Step 1: What you'll need Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: or view it on my blog ..www.lovemaegan. Remove these ads by Signing Up Step 1: What you'll need Step 2: Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: Step 6: Step 7: Flag this comment as: Not Nice Inappropriate Spam "I Made It" comments require images. Foot Solutions4 months agoReply Amazing Idea! sarahlynnmurphy9 months agoReply AWESOME!!!!!! kangel110 months agoReply Ugh- SO adorable.
Skinny Ties One of Ralph’s requests for his birthday was skinny ties. They are surprisingly hard to find — either too long or too expensive for a 13-year-old’s wardrobe. So a few weeks ago, I had an idea: I would buy some old fat ties at a thrift shop and take them to a tailor to have them altered. Brilliant, right? But then, of course, I forgot about the idea till 3 days before his birthday. But since I had the ties in hand, and since they only cost $1 each, I figured I’d try it myself. Here is the before shot. Here is the after shot: DIRECTIONS: 1) Turn your too-wide thrift store tie upside down. Keep un-stitching till you get to the skinniest part of the tie: 2) Pull the tie form fabric out of the lining (there is probably a real name for this, but I don’t know what it is). 3) Trim one side of the tie-form fabric. 4) If you traced it, then cut out the second side. 5) Your tie-form material should now look like a skinny tie. 9) Now it’s time to iron the second side. And that’s it! Into these:
Won Park – The Master of Origami Paper Folding Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding. The goal of this art is to create a representation of an object using geometric folds and crease patterns preferably without the use of gluing or cutting the paper, and using only one piece of paper. Won Park is the master of Origami. One Dollar Koi One Dollar Butterfly One Dollar Camera Two Dollar Battle Tank Two Dollar Chinese Dragon One Dollar Construction Machine One Dollar Crab One Dollar Dolphin Two Dollar Jacket Two Dollar Spider One Dollar Turkey One Dollar Scorpion One Dollar Praying Mantis One Dollar Bat One Dollar Toilet Bowl One Dollar Penguin(Left),Two Dollar Angry Bear(Right) Euro Cockerel Rooster (Left), Euro Eiffel Tower (Right) Enterprise Bottom View Three Dollar Millenium Falcon Two Dollar Bird of Prey Dollar Tie Interceptor Vader’s Tie and Escorts Two Dollar X Wing One Dollar Shark One Dollar Jet One Dollar Hammer Head Shark One Dollar Stag Beetle One Dollar Stegasaurus
Easy Ruffled T-shirt Scarf Today was one of those rare, laid-back Sundays. I was even in my Sunday school class before all my little students, which almost never happens! :o) And since we had no plans after church, I took the opportunity to make this little scarf that popped into my head as I was making lunch. I intended to make it for myself, but I didn't have quite enough material from these two old, ill-fitting shirts of mine, so I made one for Paige! It was so easy. All you do is cut three strips, the same length, but each one a little wider. For Paige's, I made three 55" strips in 3", 4", and 5" widths. Then you lay them on top of each other. largest on bottom, smallest on top, and pin. Wind your bobbin loosely with elastic thread: Set your straight stitch to the longest length, and sew two rows, on either side of the middle strip, back-stitching at the beginning and end of each row. Ruffly! :o) I can't believe how quick it was! I can't wait to find a larger t-shirt to make one for me!
Sailor's Knot Bracelets :: Etsy Blog With fall days of colored leaves, chunky sweaters and spiced cider in our future, it’s just about time to pack up the beach gear until next year. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be summer to rock these stylish (and easy to make) nautical bracelets. I’m Simone of Groundsel, and a member of Etsy New York Street Team team. I made the following sailor’s bracelet tutorial using a Turk’s Head Knot for you to share with your summer friends. So, read on, and get knotty… Supplies you’ll need: 3.5 yards of twine14 ounce can for a smaller bracelet or a 20 ounce can for a larger bracelet. Directions: Step 1: Wrap one end of the twine around the can to shape an X. Step 2: Wrap the long end of the twine around the can again and bring it up to the middle of the X. Step 3: Next, move the upper left leg of the X over the right leg of the X to create an oval shape. Step 4: Pull the long end of the twine through the oval shaped opening you just set up. Step 7: You will now find a three-stranded braid.
craft blog : My Kanzashi Hairpin My Kanzashi Hairpin Since I first saw Kanzashi on CraftyPod, I've admired them. They are gorgeous! I assumed, though, that they were difficult to make, so I didn't even add them to my list of crafts to explore. But now that I've had a chance to read the instructions in Kanzashi In Bloom and even make my own, I've found that they are simple and quick to make. They give the impression of intricacy, but no *hint* that they are handmade. I made this cute hairpin in about 15 minutes. These are the five 2-inch squares of fabric I cut to make my flower. These are my folded and trimmed petals. Next you string them on some thread. The hardest part is getting the flower to look right when you tie the thread. I picked a button from the tidbits Ester included in my Specky Surprise. To finish it off, I sewed a bobby pin to the back and stuck it in my hair. Love this post? SEE MORE POSTS ABOUT: other crafts
Turn an Empty Corner into a Storage-Packed Corner Desk Free Clothes Patterns Posted on | October 9, 2008 | 7 Comments I originally became interested in patternless sewing, many years ago, because I had a hard time finding patterns in my size. Nowadays, patterns in large sizes abound. Nonetheless, I still love my pattern free sewing. These patterns generally of three types. One type requires you to take your measurements and draw up the pattern yourself. Skirts are very easy to make without a pattern. I came across a few patterns that didn’t fit into any other category, so I gave them their own. We normally assume underwear is too complicated or to time consuming to sew ourselves. Aprons can usually be whipped up in less than an hour. Shirts and dresses are much more complicated to make than skirts. Coats can easily be the most expensive piece of clothing in your wardrobe. Click on the first link to get inspiration. Read More : Sewing or Home Comments
365 days. 365 items of clothing. 365 dollars Beyond the Basics | Embroidery | Knit Simple Magazine Embroidery is used to add another dimension to your work once the knitting and blocking is complete. It is most effective on simple stitch patterns—stockinette stitch is the best. Many types of yarn can be used for embroidery, but you should select one that is smooth enough to go through the knitted fabric. Make sure that the weight and content of the yarn is appropriate for the knit piece. Yarns that are too thin will sink into the fabric, and a too-thick yarn will stretch out the piece. Complex patterns can be drawn on lightweight non-fusible interfacing and basted in place. Work evenly and not too tightly, using a blunt needle with an eye large enough to accommodate the yarn but not so large that it will split the stitches.
Triple Stud Ring – a little tough, a little sweet, a lot cool We’re so excited to continue to add to our amazing crew of writers at we heart this. Today, we want to give a big welcome to Kirsten, who will be sharing her crafty ways with the lucky wht readers every month. A fan of vintage everything (but especially shoes) with a love of art, music, beauty, fashion, she’s a wht chick after our own hearts! As many of you creative ladies know, studs and multi-finger rings are some of the most well loved fashion trends right now. My love of studs and my love of jewelry making crossed paths (along with inspiration from high end, designer multi-finger rings) – and the triple stud ring was born. all photos: kirsten for we heart this Supplies: • Glue gun (or an industrial strength glue such as E6000) • 3 pyramid studs • Jewelry pliers • 2 adjustable rings** ** Any kind of adjustable ring blank will do. A quick glue note: If you use a glue gun, you must work quickly, as hot glue dries fast. Instructions: 1) These were my rings after I twisted off the loops.
DIY ruffly belt with Rachel from Heart of Light « 100 Layer Cake First off, Rachel is one of the craftiest gals in the blogosphere. If you’re in need of a little modern, down-to-earth Martha in your blog life right now you must visit Heart of Light. Next, she was nice enough to let us come over and do a little project with her that we are super-dy duper-dy excited to share with you all. Surely we’ve all noticed the crazy belt trend in the wedding world as of late (thank you, J Crew). Well it turns out you don’t have to spend a ton on said accessory. They are surprisingly easy to make. Supplies: Quality ribbon – as wide as you’d like your belt to be. Fabric – We used four different types/tones for this project. Needle Thread How to: Find the center point of your belt/ribbon and start there. For the complete tutorial, we’re going to point you towards Rachel’s detailed explanation of a similar headband on her blog. Make your petals. Stack 2 or 3 petals on top of each other (using a variety of fabrics and colors in each flower). Happy crafting!