Instructables: exploring - craft - sewing - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:37:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Magazine Paper Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Magazine-Paper-Dress/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:37:46 PDT
How to Sew a Baby Penguin. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Baby-Penguin/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 06:20:52 PDT
Sew a Dr. Horrible Jacket/Coat http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Dr-Horrible-JacketCoat/
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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 23:06:12 PDT
Sew a Simple Scrunchie! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Simple-Scrunchie/
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Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:49:13 PST
How to Make a Weighted Blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Weighted-Blanket/
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Mon, 8 May 2017 22:04:18 PDT
DIY Wooden Bow Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wooden-Bow-Tie/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:16:30 PDT
Rain or Shine Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-or-Shine-Solar-Charger/
Rain or Shine Solar Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/BZ6W/F46WOG92/FRXBZ6WF46WOG92.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/BZ6W/F46WOG92/FRXBZ6WF46WOG92.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/BZ6W/F46WOG92/FRXBZ6WF46WOG92.SMALL.jpg blondietheblond Have you ever wanted a waterproof, weatherproof, lightweight portable solar charger for small electronics? Whether you're a backpacker, a survivalist, or just trying to preserve the planet so you can enjoy it outdoors a little longer, this is the project for you. About a month ago I was on an 8 day ...
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Mon, 16 Jul 2007 23:29:56 PDT
How to Attach a Cloak or Cape Clasp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Attach-a-Cloak-or-Cape-Clasp/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:40:22 PDT
The Guys Guide To Sewing Machines http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Guys-Guide-To-Sewing-Machines/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2009 18:14:34 PDT
NO SEW FLEECE LAP BLANKET http://www.instructables.com/id/NO-SEW-FLEECE-LAP-BLANKET/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2009 18:42:41 PST
Sew a Quick Catamaran Trampoline http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Quick-Catamaran-Trampoline/
Sew a Quick Catamaran Trampoline - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/DO7Q/FVW223R4/FRBDO7QFVW223R4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/DO7Q/FVW223R4/FRBDO7QFVW223R4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/DO7Q/FVW223R4/FRBDO7QFVW223R4.SMALL.jpg TimAnderson This method wraps Sunbrella cloth around the old grommets so you don't have to do any grommeting. This catamaran is a Hobie 16.I used a similar method to re-tramp my Hobie 18 with PVC/Polyester truck tarp. If your tramp is totally gone, there's an easy method for that too.Catamarans you get for chea...
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Sun, 7 Jun 2009 10:42:42 PDT
How To Make Ribbon Flower? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Ribbon-Flower/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 03:46:31 PST
How to sew burp cloths http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-burp-cloths/
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Tue, 30 Mar 2010 10:51:45 PDT
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Sail-Canvas-Gym-Bag/
Recycled Sail Canvas Gym Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F89/HTPZ/HQCWGMO0/F89HTPZHQCWGMO0.SMALL.jpg geo526468 The following instructable details how to build your own gym/duffel bag.  The pattern is simple, and easy to make. I chose to create my gym bag because I had an old sail that I wanted to re-use the canvas from, and I was in need of a new gym bag for school. This is my second time creating a duffel ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:23:44 PST
How to sew a round hem http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-round-hem/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:53:45 PDT
DIY Cloth Dopp Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cloth-Dopp-Kit/
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Wed, 10 May 2017 18:28:42 PDT
How To Make A Python Puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Python-Puppet/
How To Make A Python Puppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/YLXG/HAWBWLBP/FROYLXGHAWBWLBP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/YLXG/HAWBWLBP/FROYLXGHAWBWLBP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/YLXG/HAWBWLBP/FROYLXGHAWBWLBP.SMALL.jpg jarednielsen Making your own python puppet is easy. Just follow these 66 simple steps and you’ll soon be entertaining and delighting audiences. Our puppets name is Guido. You can see him in action at http://www.thehelloworldprogram.com. Here’s what you’ll need:     green fleece, ½ yd. (if your fabric store wi...
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:57:17 PST
Make A Denim Purse With Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Denim-Purse-With-Cardboard/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 15:15:12 PDT
Mermaid Stocking Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Mermaid-Stocking-Tutorial/
Mermaid Stocking Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/8T2F/IHHLDNCS/FJZ8T2FIHHLDNCS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/8T2F/IHHLDNCS/FJZ8T2FIHHLDNCS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/8T2F/IHHLDNCS/FJZ8T2FIHHLDNCS.SMALL.jpg Charmedbyashley Print and cut out the pattern if you wish to have the same shape as mine - if not drawing out a mermaid tail can be pretty easyDownload the PDF provided in step 3 and print! Choosing your fabrics! I used a total of 5 different fabrics for this stocking (two of which were scraps)For the main sto...
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:53:43 PST
Zig Zag Table Runner http://www.instructables.com/id/Zig-Zag-Table-Runner/
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 17:28:18 PDT
How to make a single signature book, a 5 minute project (okay, maybe 8) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-single-signature-book-a-5-minute-pr/
How to make a single signature book, a 5 minute project (okay, maybe 8) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/300H/FF7IHE5C/FZF300HFF7IHE5C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/300H/FF7IHE5C/FZF300HFF7IHE5C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/300H/FF7IHE5C/FZF300HFF7IHE5C.SMALL.jpg littleputbooks I love this book, it is simple, classic, a great place to start and can be used in 10000000s of ways. To get started you'll want to cut your papers to preffered size, this one is 4x8 (4x4 when folded), the inside pages can be flush with the cover or you can cut them smaller to create a border. Rem...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2008 09:01:04 PDT
Safely pack and ship a sewing machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Safely-pack-and-ship-a-sewing-machine./
Safely pack and ship a sewing machine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/K536/FCEIJ78S/F2HK536FCEIJ78S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/K536/FCEIJ78S/F2HK536FCEIJ78S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/K536/FCEIJ78S/F2HK536FCEIJ78S.SMALL.jpg rupamagic Okay this is pretty niche, but if you ever have to do it you'll be glad you saw this. Maybe more importantly, if you ever need to have someone else ship one to you, you can point them here before they do. It takes some time to do it right, but you can't even imagine the horrors that could happen t...
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Tue, 12 Feb 2008 08:20:53 PST
Wrist Wallet - Quick and Easy - For Running http://www.instructables.com/id/Wrist-Wallet-Quick-and-Easy-For-Running/
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:58:01 PDT
Squirtle Plushie http://www.instructables.com/id/Squirtle-Plushie/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:54:57 PDT
DIY Patchwork Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Patchwork-Scarf/
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:08:08 PST
Tummy Time Baby Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 16:42:51 PDT
quick and easy bicycle seat cover http://www.instructables.com/id/quick-and-easy-bicycle-seat-cover/
quick and easy bicycle seat cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/EEMC/F25MEEC3/FAVEEMCF25MEEC3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/EEMC/F25MEEC3/FAVEEMCF25MEEC3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/EEMC/F25MEEC3/FAVEEMCF25MEEC3.SMALL.jpg mintyfresh This easy (and quick!) waterproof 'raincoat' for bicycle seats beatsbikes wearing grocery bags as rain covers, and definitely tops sittingon a squishy-just-been-rained-on seat. A perfect gift for thecommuting cyclist, the bike enthusiast, or just someone who you knowwould love their bike to look tha...
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Sat, 26 May 2007 18:16:57 PDT
Mend and Make Do: Repairing Small Moth Holes in a Cashmere Sweater http://www.instructables.com/id/Mend-and-Make-Do-Repairing-Small-Moth-Holes-in-a-C/
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:46:58 PST
The Architecture of a Formal Gown http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Architecture-of-a-Formal-Gown/
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:30:48 PST
Denim Frayed Lap Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Denim-Frayed-Lap-Quilt/
Denim Frayed Lap Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/7EL8/FYYNEIHB/F2O7EL8FYYNEIHB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/7EL8/FYYNEIHB/F2O7EL8FYYNEIHB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/7EL8/FYYNEIHB/F2O7EL8FYYNEIHB.SMALL.jpg amnartist With this project, you will get lots of practice learning to sew a straight line; one of the most basic things to learn when using a sewing machine and control of your fabric. You will also get a very unusual and pretty lap quilt in the process. This would be a good grown-up+kid project. The one sho...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2009 15:55:00 PDT
How to sew a simple mobile pouch! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-simple-mobile-pouch/
How to sew a simple mobile pouch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/PRQN/G3JEQ4DC/FBLPRQNG3JEQ4DC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/PRQN/G3JEQ4DC/FBLPRQNG3JEQ4DC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/PRQN/G3JEQ4DC/FBLPRQNG3JEQ4DC.SMALL.jpg aruna.m  Here is how you can sew a simple cloth pouch for your mobile. It is totally inexpensive.I pulled the wooden button out of one of my dresses and the cloth is actually the a sleeve that i got as optional for a sleeveless top. Things you'll need: A pair of scissors Two small pieces of cloth: one [...
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Wed, 23 Dec 2009 08:43:19 PST
Easy poncho out of almost anything. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Shawl-Out-of-Almost-Anything/
Easy poncho out of almost anything. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/JDXA/IJ3GM97A/FC9JDXAIJ3GM97A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/JDXA/IJ3GM97A/FC9JDXAIJ3GM97A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/JDXA/IJ3GM97A/FC9JDXAIJ3GM97A.SMALL.jpg Hippiesarah Shawls/Ponchos are timeless, and an easy project that can be made out of almost anything.... tablecloth, blanket, quilts. The white one in the pictures is a heavy tablecloth I found at a yard sale, and the pink is an old afghan I found at a thrift store. I've made several of these for friends and fa...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:11:20 PST
Little Lined Drawstring Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Lined-Drawstring-Bag/
Little Lined Drawstring Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/V5C5/IDYPDZ9G/FZ0V5C5IDYPDZ9G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/V5C5/IDYPDZ9G/FZ0V5C5IDYPDZ9G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/V5C5/IDYPDZ9G/FZ0V5C5IDYPDZ9G.SMALL.jpg Emma-G Two years ago my son was diagnosed with a very rare form of childhood cancer called Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Less than 10 children a year in the UK are diagnosed with this form of cancer. It is an extremely agressive blood based cancer, there are no options for surgery or radiotherapy, the on...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:52:08 PDT
how to shorten a zipper http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-shorten-a-zipper/
how to shorten a zipper - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0QQ9/HZNYJC3J/FOW0QQ9HZNYJC3J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0QQ9/HZNYJC3J/FOW0QQ9HZNYJC3J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/0QQ9/HZNYJC3J/FOW0QQ9HZNYJC3J.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink I don't know about you guys, but it seems that every time I need to put a zipper into something I end up needing a different size than I have. Thankfully, most zippers are super easy to shorten!Sometimes it's even more cost effective to buy long zippers in bulk and then shorten them yourself. This t...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:25:12 PDT
sewing how to: backstitch http://www.instructables.com/id/sewing-how-to-backstitch/
sewing how to: backstitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/LRNE/H7UR7PBP/FTOLRNEH7UR7PBP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/LRNE/H7UR7PBP/FTOLRNEH7UR7PBP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/LRNE/H7UR7PBP/FTOLRNEH7UR7PBP.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Backstitch is my absolute favorite stitch. It's smaller, stronger, and easier to keep straight than a running stitch. It is the closest to machine sewing that you can get by hand - which is great for hand finishing seams that are too tiny to do on a machine! It's also a great stitch to use when embr...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 11:23:09 PDT
Beginner Sewing - Make a summer hat pattern from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Sewing-Make-a-summer-hat-pattern-from-s/
Beginner Sewing - Make a summer hat pattern from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/5K02/GC4G8OFJ/F0W5K02GC4G8OFJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/5K02/GC4G8OFJ/F0W5K02GC4G8OFJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/5K02/GC4G8OFJ/F0W5K02GC4G8OFJ.SMALL.jpg weiblen.c A beginner can complete this project in one day. Things you will learn: How to visualize and create a simple pattern. How to pin fabric for sewing. When not to pin. Materials: About 1.5 yards of one fabric (or .75 yards of two fabrics) .5 yards of medium weight, double sided,...
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 21:40:24 PDT
Sew Mens Shorts http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-Mens-Shorts/
Sew Mens Shorts - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/T2E0/HUMRV8FF/FQWT2E0HUMRV8FF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/T2E0/HUMRV8FF/FQWT2E0HUMRV8FF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/T2E0/HUMRV8FF/FQWT2E0HUMRV8FF.SMALL.jpg busteroriginals This is a really rewarding project. Once you have mastered inserting a zip fly the rest is a doddle!(I don't mention it all the time, but, as a general rule: press everything as you go along!) Find A Good Pattern This one is from the Great British Sewing Bee book 'Sew Your Own Wardrobe'. I've sho...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:29:29 PDT
Really Easy Baby Booties http://www.instructables.com/id/Really-Easy-Baby-Booties/
Really Easy Baby Booties - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/UMV5/HFSH79J5/F1AUMV5HFSH79J5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/UMV5/HFSH79J5/F1AUMV5HFSH79J5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1A/UMV5/HFSH79J5/F1AUMV5HFSH79J5.SMALL.jpg Silas Atkin Some patterns say they are really easy to follow but then require all sorts of specifics in terms of materials, needles, tension squares, fancy stitches and so on.  These booties can be made in any wool, other than really thick wool, and with any needles other than really massive ones.  And you only...
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Fri, 3 May 2013 07:45:47 PDT
10 tips for buying a sewing machine http://www.instructables.com/id/10-tips-for-buying-a-sewing-machine/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:58:44 PDT
How to make a stubby holder. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-stubby-holder/
How to make a stubby holder. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/6806/I9OSLXS7/FRG6806I9OSLXS7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/6806/I9OSLXS7/FRG6806I9OSLXS7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/6806/I9OSLXS7/FRG6806I9OSLXS7.SMALL.jpg coolazstubbyholders Ever wanted to make a stubby holder at home? Perhaps for dad on fathers day or maybe even to sell at a local craft market.Today we will show you how to make a stubby holder easily, at home, with no industrial equipment!We will be working with blank materials, however you can make your stubby holder ...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 20:20:24 PDT
Threading the ITP Singer 534 Stylist http://www.instructables.com/id/Threading-the-ITP-Singer-534-Stylist/
Threading the ITP Singer 534 Stylist - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6SOK/URBEP27TI9V/FEW6SOKURBEP27TI9V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6SOK/URBEP27TI9V/FEW6SOKURBEP27TI9V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/6SOK/URBEP27TI9V/FEW6SOKURBEP27TI9V.SMALL.jpg carlyn We've added a classic singer 534 to the shop so y'all beginners don't have to wrestle with the Juki. Here is a guide on how to thread it. P.S. the pressure foot should be up before you start! Place the thread on the spool pin (over the felt) Notice that the tread is coming out underhanded, i.e....
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Wed, 8 Feb 2006 16:25:32 PST
Gift Bags for Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Bags-for-Bottles/
Gift Bags for Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Q8SP/F3PIEPB7/F3UQ8SPF3PIEPB7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Q8SP/F3PIEPB7/F3UQ8SPF3PIEPB7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Q8SP/F3PIEPB7/F3UQ8SPF3PIEPB7.SMALL.jpg grapeshot Sometimes you want to be able to present a gift bottle of wine nicely wrapped, rather than in a hokey paper bag. Even those special gift bags for bottles don't always fit, or aren't special enough, and cost more than they're worth. Here's a quick way to make your own gift bags for bottles out of s...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2007 18:54:46 PDT
DIY Cotton Bralette http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cotton-Bralette/
DIY Cotton Bralette - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/4TSA/IP08TNA1/FXW4TSAIP08TNA1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/4TSA/IP08TNA1/FXW4TSAIP08TNA1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXW/4TSA/IP08TNA1/FXW4TSAIP08TNA1.SMALL.jpg kia1047 I couldn't find a tutorial like this any where, so I made this for everyone else. I love wearing these bralettes! They have replaced all my store bought bras. I hope you can enjoy them as well.Supplies2 Cotton Fabrics (at least) 12" of lining and outer fabricPaperChalkRulerPen/ PencilElastic 2 yrds ...
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Fri, 3 Jun 2016 22:51:15 PDT
Long Sleeve Western Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Extra-Tall-Long-Sleeve-Western-Shirt/
Long Sleeve Western Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/F3X5/GY0J7UTM/FIYF3X5GY0J7UTM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/F3X5/GY0J7UTM/FIYF3X5GY0J7UTM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/F3X5/GY0J7UTM/FIYF3X5GY0J7UTM.SMALL.jpg sunshiine Tailored fit clothing can make any body type look great. This tutorial will show how to make a tailored fit retro style western shirt. This shirt is made from denim with front and back yokes, snaps, flat felled seams, and pockets with flaps from a McCall's western shirt pattern. My husband prefers s...
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:09:34 PST
How to make a kitten sling http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-kitten-sling/
How to make a kitten sling - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/1DCS/FH7UZNGN/F851DCSFH7UZNGN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/1DCS/FH7UZNGN/F851DCSFH7UZNGN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F85/1DCS/FH7UZNGN/F851DCSFH7UZNGN.SMALL.jpg jgodsey I had some recycled polyester fleece leftover and was still in a creative mood. I needed a sling to help me socialize the kittens. One which allowed me to use both hands to work while they slept, yet kept them close enough to my chest so they could hear my breathing and heart beat. This design keep...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 05:28:37 PDT
How to Embroider Letters on an Embroidery Sewing Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Embroider-Letters-on-an-Embroidery-Sewing-M/
How to Embroider Letters on an Embroidery Sewing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/9O3T/HABC7XB9/F249O3THABC7XB9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/9O3T/HABC7XB9/F249O3THABC7XB9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F24/9O3T/HABC7XB9/F249O3THABC7XB9.SMALL.jpg Groovy Green Gal I am making a new Christmas Stocking and I wanted to use the Janome 350E Embroidery machine at TechShop to machine embroider the name it.  This Instructable will describe how to set up the machine to embroider a word or words with a set of embroidery letters  purchased online. You will need the fol...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:30:38 PST
Fragrant Microwavable Heating Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Fragrant-Microwavable-Heating-Pads/
Fragrant Microwavable Heating Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/P8PO/G68HDPIM/F8SP8POG68HDPIM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/P8PO/G68HDPIM/F8SP8POG68HDPIM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/P8PO/G68HDPIM/F8SP8POG68HDPIM.SMALL.jpg kathrynl This is a cheap and easy warming solution!  You can make a heating pad from a variety of cloth, fill it with rice or oatmeal and add dried herbs (or in my case, a scented sachet from Jo-Ann Fabrics) for a fragrant scent.  Sewing a few lines to create a tubing effect allows the contents to stay evenl...
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Sat, 6 Mar 2010 21:13:05 PST
Make your old jeans into a quilt! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-old-jeans-into-a-quilt/
Make your old jeans into a quilt! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/4NCW/G5ZJQRXD/F6D4NCWG5ZJQRXD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/4NCW/G5ZJQRXD/F6D4NCWG5ZJQRXD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/4NCW/G5ZJQRXD/F6D4NCWG5ZJQRXD.SMALL.jpg cschwick Many times your old, worn out jeans just sit around taking up space while never being used.  This is an easy way to save all of your favorite pockets, zippers, grass stains, and rips and make them into a warm and very heavy blanket.  This quilt is a fairly easy to make.   Even as a very unexperience...
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Mon, 1 Mar 2010 12:44:08 PST
DIY Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Backpack/
DIY Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RADA/I2P3TFYV/FJLRADAI2P3TFYV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RADA/I2P3TFYV/FJLRADAI2P3TFYV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/RADA/I2P3TFYV/FJLRADAI2P3TFYV.SMALL.jpg TheDiyFan Hey Peoples! I hope you like this. Please vote, and feel free to leave comments if you don't understand something. Materials You will need: Main Fabric. About a yard. I used a .750 remnant. (you probably want a thicker fabric, I used printed denim)Lining Fabric, optional. On my second back pack, ...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:07:53 PST
How to Sew a Fish Cat House http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Fish-Cat-House/
How to Sew a Fish Cat House - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/WF4X/HHRZY5MZ/F0ZWF4XHHRZY5MZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/WF4X/HHRZY5MZ/F0ZWF4XHHRZY5MZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/WF4X/HHRZY5MZ/F0ZWF4XHHRZY5MZ.SMALL.jpg HollyMann Your cats will love this! As I began sewing it together - it's as though my cats knew I was making something for them. My cat Tommy (in the photos) loved the new home instantly! She was laying all over the material even before I began sewing things together. So the fishy cat house definitely looks c...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:46:29 PDT