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MADE: TUTORIAL: NO-Sew Flowers. If only your man brought home fresh flowers for you every day? Well, show him a surprise and make your own NO-Sew flower bouquet! I scoured the internet, looking for a simple “fabric flower” tutorial and though some of them were “simple”, there were still too many steps! There had to be an easier method. 10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials. Totes make great handmade gifts.

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials

Hip To Piece Squares. The Shirt Skirt. July 28, 2010.

The Shirt Skirt

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers. Jessica of Wednesday Inc shows us how to make those gorgeous twine chandeliers from the inspiration shoot she shared with us this morning.

Do-it-Yourself DIY String Wedding Lanterns Yarn Chandeliers

Using balloons, glue and twine, you can also make these lanterns for your wedding – and then bring it home and use it as your very own mid century lampshade. What you will need are: balloons, glue, yarn, tray for glue, corn starch 1/2 cup of Corn starch, 1/4 cup of Warm water, clear fast drying spray paint, hanging lamp cord or fishing line (depending on your desired final product), and a lighting kit if you’re looking for a fully functional lantern. Jessica recommends using a sharpie to mark on the inflated balloon how much room you need to leave for the lighting cord. She also recommends coating the balloon with vaseline prior to wrapping the yarn coated with glue so it doesn’t stick on the balloon once it’s dry. 40+ Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials.

[Updated 2012] Whether you’re looking for something frilly, fancy or just plain practical, this apron collection has you covered!

40+ Free Apron Patterns & Tutorials

Stitch & sknitch. How to make fabric storage baskets. Here are 10 terrific ways to make fabric containers, baskets and buckets.

How to make fabric storage baskets

These fabric storage basket tutorials will get you organized in style! 1. Fabric Storage Bin Tutorial 2. Sturdy Fabric Storage Bins 3. 4. 5. 6.Fabric Scrap Baskets 7. 8. 9. 10. New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial. Here's what you will need: Main body -2 pieces of home dec weight fabric or corduroy measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric A) Main body-2 pieces of contrasting home dec weight fabric measuring 14" x 12" (Fabric B) Flap- 1 piece of Fabric A- 12" x 11.5"

New Green Mama: Reversible Messenger Bag Tutorial

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.

make your own 6-pocket mini pocketbook and stay organized — insatiable need

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. It is a distilled version of the Holland Cox pocketbook, and is a breeze to make. 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. ¡The AntiCraft! Art by Zabet Stewart Letter from the Editrices If anyone is interested in what the hell we're doing, this would be the thing to read.

¡The AntiCraft!

Technique: Wire Knitting Learn something new. Project Details Click here for definitions of difficulty levels. Heart Shaped Box MoonPrincess RavenDark Finally, a place to store all your industrial love trinkets. Skeleton & Skin Scoutmaster Euclid First, build a skeleton using your sewing skills. Curse Your Boyfriend MoonPrincess RavenDark To remove boyfriend: Mix one handknit sweater with a generous dash of the appropriate runes. Bad Juju MoonPrincess RavenDark Marie knitted effigies of the offending pair and set about exacting her revenge. Eternal Embrace Strong Intermediate Something to wrap its arms around you and keep you warm.

45 Awesome Free Bag Making Tutorials. Just say no to boring cardigans — insatiable need. The fabric fairy has recently blessed me with an unusual windfall: more ribbon, zippers, trim and other notions than I know what to do with.

just say no to boring cardigans — insatiable need

Included in the stash was bolts and bolts of vintage lace trim…everything from sweet little eyelet lace, to elastic lace for lingerie, to hand crocheted trim probably originally intended for someone’s wedding trousseau (the picture above is about one third of the collection). I had an idea to use some of the lace in a t-shirt refashion that would turn one of my many plain, long sleeve t-shirts into something more interesting: a pretty cardigan, perfect for fall days when you need another layer but want something a little special…anything but yet another hoodie.

My vision was simple: lace ruffle, followed by a smaller, chiffon-type print ruffle, and finished off with a velvet ribbon. I wanted an ultra feminine look that was all about varied textures, so I knew I didn’t want all three trims to be the same, flat black.