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DIY Fox Slippers

truebluemeandyou:

whatiwore:

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WhatIWore: Embroidered slippers have been a big trend for fall, but they seem to be SO expensive. So I made my own and you can too!  I took my favorite critter (FOXES!) and embroidered them onto an inexpensive pair of slippers. Best of all, my mom and sis were in town and we all sat around the dining room table working on our respective crafts. Full DIY after the jump!

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— 7 months ago with 633 notes
tiny pocket tank sew-along part 9: binding, hemming, finishing

icouldmakethat:

image(You can see all the sew-along posts here. Don’t worry, non-sewers! I’ll have other types of posts up during the sew-along too.)

Hey, so let’s finish this baby up, shall we? I’m going to show you how to finish the neckline and armholes, then we’ll hem.

Do you remember these bias strips you cut up at the beginning? Let’s use those now. Make sure that any parts you sewed together have pressed-open seams, like so:

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Let’s start with the neckline. Measure the circumference of the neckline, and cut a length of bias strip equal to the circumference of your neckline plus one inch. Sew the ends of that strip together right sides facing, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.

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Press that seam open, and now you have a circle of bias strip that will fit all the way around your neckline.

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— 7 months ago with 185 notes
how to make a super quick bag holder!

bestdayofmylife:

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last weekend my mom requested that i make her a new tube to hold her grocery bags… so here it is!

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— 7 months ago with 177 notes
littlecraziness:

a reversible skirt! and with a scalloped hem! that’s too good a tutorial to pass up.
(via tutorial: how to sew a reversible scalloped hem skirt » Bored and Crafty)

littlecraziness:

a reversible skirt! and with a scalloped hem! that’s too good a tutorial to pass up.

(via tutorial: how to sew a reversible scalloped hem skirt » Bored and Crafty)

— 7 months ago with 1131 notes

scissorsandthread:

If you are wanting to give something other than sugar based treats this Easter, a sewn rabbit is the perfect substitute. There are tons of cute patterns out there, but these three are by far my favourites. How adorable are the little jackets on the Purl Rabbits?!

Stuffed Menswear Rabbit | Martha Stewart

Hoppy The Scarf Rabbit | Lark Crafts

Purl Rabbits | The Purl Bee

— 7 months ago with 554 notes

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Faux Suede Patched Cardigan Restyle Tutorial from La Vie en Rose here. Good tutorial: using contact paper as a pattern piece, anchoring patches with tape, and showing a no sew option for the elbow patches. Top Photo: Nicholas K sweater N/A now, Bottom Photo: DIY by La Vie en Rose.

— 7 months ago with 724 notes
necroticnymph:

stainedglassboots:

Let’s say you wanted to glue fabric to wood, but what do you use? What about glass to paper? This to That lets you choose two things you want to glue and lists what types of glue is best. (Because people have a need to glue things to other things!)

I use this website constantly. Much recommended.

necroticnymph:

stainedglassboots:

Let’s say you wanted to glue fabric to wood, but what do you use? What about glass to paper? This to That lets you choose two things you want to glue and lists what types of glue is best. (Because people have a need to glue things to other things!)

I use this website constantly. Much recommended.

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— 7 months ago with 50041 notes
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How-to: Eridan Scarf-Hood

caporalawesome:

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So you want to make one of these? Let’s get started.

First you need fabric. Pick one or two colors, one for lining and one for the outside. Fleece is a good choice. Get some felt for the desings. (here it’s the horns and hair curl, but you can get creative.)

Second, you need to make the pattern. Draw a hood shape. It’s easier to lay a hoodie on its side and trace around it. It should look like this:

Cut this shape in the fabric twice, reversing the pattern for the second piece. Do the same for the lining. You should have 4 hood shapes.

Next cut a long rectangle in each fabric. Make sure the are identical. They need to be about 4 to 6 inches wide, and long enough. It’s the scarf part, basically, so make it so that you’re confortable.

If you want, cut 2 rectangles out of the outside fabric that are the same width as your scarf and about 5 inch long, so you can make pockets at the ends of the scarf.

Finally cut the designs out of felt or fleece. You don’t have to make troll horns, just get crazy.

NOW onto the sewing part.

Pin the outside hood pieces right sides together and sew along the red line:

Repeat with the lining.

Now is the time to sew on the hood designs

Next, matching the outside pieces, open up the hood, aling the middle of the scarf to the middle seam, pin and sew.

Repeat with the lining pieces.

Now take the small rectangles and put them over the ends of the scarf. Pin the lining and the outside right sides together and sew the red line:

Turn everything right side out, and pin the hood together (fold in the edges for a nices finish) and sew:

And done :D

If you have any questions just send me an ask UwU

(Source: punkkaiju, via sweetartsandhellacrafts)

— 7 months ago with 393 notes
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Tutorial: Chain beading for pretty beaded jewelry

kaiami:

Howdee doo da! I come to you guys with yet another tutorial. This is a wire chain beading tutorial for making jewelry like how I made my necklace. My favorite necklaces and chokers from Angelic Pretty and Baby the Stars Shine Bright were all made by chain beading, but because I have little to no knowledge about jewelry making, it took me just about three years to comprehend how the technique is done. Once you know how, it’s super easy!

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  •  First, let’s start of with materials. The basic things you should have are wire, pliers, and beads. I am asked often about where my beads are from. I buy all of my pearl beads from Michaels craft stores. I buy Crystazzi brand ones in the 6mm size.

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  • Choose what wire color you want to go with for your project. use your pliers to cut a length of wire. It should be long enough to fit your bead and make two loops.

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  •  Take your needle nose pliers and wrap the bottom of your wire to make a little loop.

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  • Now thread your first bead in

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  • Determine a good length for another loop, and cut off the excess

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  • Loop the other side, and now you have the general idea!

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  • Here’s where the chaining comes in. To continue your chain, repeat what you just did by cutting another length of wire and making a loop at the bottom. This time, allow your loop to connect with the loop of your first piece.

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  • Tadaa! Just like that. After you get the hang of it, just keep going until you reach your desired length.

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  • Here’s the final piece!

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  • Remember that you’re not limited in your creativity! Your beads can be different colors, different shapes, and different sizes. For added fun, you can link charms into your piece also!

— 7 months ago with 502 notes
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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

beecurious:

This was a quick little project that I did this week while watching a movie.  I gave up dryer sheets many months ago when I found out how unhealthy they are, but never replaced them with anything. But I did miss the way those dryer sheets made my clothes smell. Dryer balls can be scented with any kind of essential oil you like. I used peppermint and the house smelled amazing!

Dryer balls are reported to cut drying time almost in half, saving time and energy. They also save money since you’ll never spend any on softeners or sheets. MOST importantly, they are a perfectly healthy alternative to toxic dryer sheets.  Click here for more info on why you shouldn’t use them. 

Wool dryer balls sell for about $19 online. I actually bought some and found out about making them in time to cancel my order. Free is always better! image

So here’s the process. I wound up 100% wool from my yarn scraps into balls about the size of a tennis ball. I used up different wool scraps, starting with different colors underneath and saving the green for the part that will show. image

I didn’t want to use traditional white unbleached wool because that’s what my daughter-in-law uses and we might get them mixed up in our shared laundry room.image

About halfway through, I dapped on my peppermint oil here and there, then kept winding.

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I took an old nylon stocking (I never wear them anymore so I was glad it was of some use), stuck in one of the balls, then tied it off and cut it. I knotted the cut end, stuck another ball in and did the same thing till all three were tied up inside the nylons.

I threw all three into a hot wash with some towels, and then into the dryer, and that was that! It took awhile for them to felt, but I figured I’d just keep throwing them in the dryer and eventually they’d be felted just right. 

Mine were just plain old green, but take a look at how beautiful you can make them if you have more time and patience than I did!imageimageimage

For those of you with stashes of wool in your yarn bin, why not make a few for gifts? These are about as simple and quick as a project gets!

— 7 months ago with 319 notes
scissorsandthread:

Woodland Creature Gadget Cosy | Mollie Makes
I just got myself a seriously cute phone cover… that does nothing to protect my phone! Grr. And as someone who has a habit of dropping my phone like a hot potato, I need to sew something together to protect it from pavements, floorboards, tiles, and everything else I drop my phone on. And that little deer is super cute! Even if you don’t want to stitch it onto a cover, it would still be a sweet design for decoration.

scissorsandthread:

Woodland Creature Gadget Cosy | Mollie Makes

I just got myself a seriously cute phone cover… that does nothing to protect my phone! Grr. And as someone who has a habit of dropping my phone like a hot potato, I need to sew something together to protect it from pavements, floorboards, tiles, and everything else I drop my phone on. And that little deer is super cute! Even if you don’t want to stitch it onto a cover, it would still be a sweet design for decoration.

— 7 months ago with 435 notes
scissorsandthread:

Cat Toe Shoes | Kittenhood
You’ve probably already see these shoes because they have been all over the DIY blogosphere right now - Pintrest, Tumblr, etc, etc! Well they are incredibly cute so you can’t blame anyone. And so easy to make too. These are the kinds of shoes you wear on a day when you’re not feeling the best - just look down at your toes and smile!

scissorsandthread:

Cat Toe Shoes | Kittenhood

You’ve probably already see these shoes because they have been all over the DIY blogosphere right now - Pintrest, Tumblr, etc, etc! Well they are incredibly cute so you can’t blame anyone. And so easy to make too. These are the kinds of shoes you wear on a day when you’re not feeling the best - just look down at your toes and smile!

— 7 months ago with 2227 notes
scissorsandthread:

Sheer Gathered High-Low Skirt | Prudent Baby
I know it doesn’t look it, but this is a very easy sewing project to do! The combo of sheer fabric and elasticised waist also means it’s going to be comfy and cool to wear in Summer. Oh yes, plus I love the way this is styled with the gingham shirt, so cute!

scissorsandthread:

Sheer Gathered High-Low Skirt | Prudent Baby

I know it doesn’t look it, but this is a very easy sewing project to do! The combo of sheer fabric and elasticised waist also means it’s going to be comfy and cool to wear in Summer. Oh yes, plus I love the way this is styled with the gingham shirt, so cute!

— 7 months ago with 598 notes
scissorsandthread:

Slate Coffee Sleeve | For The Makers
I really, really wish that I could subscribe to For The Makers, I would adore getting their little crafty boxes each month! Instead I will just have to make do with following their tutorials. We have a coffee machine at work and so many people buy cups that sometimes it’s hard to work out who’s cup is who - having my own sleeve will mean that no one is going to try and drink my moccachino!

scissorsandthread:

Slate Coffee Sleeve | For The Makers

I really, really wish that I could subscribe to For The Makers, I would adore getting their little crafty boxes each month! Instead I will just have to make do with following their tutorials. We have a coffee machine at work and so many people buy cups that sometimes it’s hard to work out who’s cup is who - having my own sleeve will mean that no one is going to try and drink my moccachino!

— 7 months ago with 110 notes