Instructables: exploring - craft - sewing - popular Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:24:04 PST BLOX v1.01 Safely pack and ship a sewing machine.
Safely pack and ship a sewing machine. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Wrist Wallet - Quick and Easy - For Running - More DIY How To Projects]]> xxxBExHAPPYxxx Recently I have started to go running. My running tights have a back pocket with zipper. But if I put on a different pair of sports trousers then I have to go with the tie key on shoelace method and I find that very tedious as I always tie my shoes before leaving the house, only to remember that I n...
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Mon, 7 Sep 2015 14:58:01 PDT
Squirtle Plushie
Squirtle Plushie - More DIY How To Projects]]> RebekahsCrochet This cute Squirtle was very fun to make. This is the first time I tried my hand at making a pattern. I think it turned out great. I will include the pattern here. Squirtle Pattern –Approx. 6 ½ inches tall Material Needed- G/6 hook Turqua Yarn Carrot Yarn White Yarn Tan Yarn Felt Head- Using Turqua...
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:54:57 PDT
DIY Patchwork Scarf
DIY Patchwork Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> SewHomegrown Recently I bought a Liberty of London sample pack at the Tokyo Quilt Festival.  When I bought it, I wasn't really sure what I could make with 50 4"x4" squares, but I was so in love with the colors and it was a great price - I couldn't resist.  I'm glad I didn't, because this scarf turned out to be t...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:08:08 PST
Tummy Time Baby Quilt
Tummy Time Baby Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> karenelisam In order to decrease the risk of SIDS, babies are being laid on their backs to sleep. Because they spend so much time on their backs, babies also need "tummy time" daily to develop strong neck and arm muscles and learn to crawl. This quilt provides a safe, stimulating place for baby to develop and p...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 16:42:51 PDT
quick and easy bicycle seat cover
quick and easy bicycle seat cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Mend and Make Do: Repairing Small Moth Holes in a Cashmere Sweater - More DIY How To Projects]]> SaintSalvage How to repair small moth holes in a favorite soft, cozy and warm sweater.  I got one one of my favorite sweaters out of storage,and it had holes!!! Arrgh! Find all the holes on the sweater So.... find all the holes. Very simple, of course. Cover the holes with patches I bought a package of but...
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:46:58 PST
The Architecture of a Formal Gown
The Architecture of a Formal Gown - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laura Mae One of the many things that fascinates me about high fashion is the innards of a true couture gown.  The interior boning and stitching means that the dress can basically stand up by itself!  No double-sided tape or plastic strips along the top edge or Spanx is necessary.  The understructure is built...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 22:30:48 PST
Denim Frayed Lap Quilt
Denim Frayed Lap Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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!
How to sew a simple mobile pouch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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.
Easy poncho out of almost anything. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Little Lined Drawstring Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
how to shorten a zipper - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
sewing how to: backstitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Beginner Sewing - Make a summer hat pattern from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Sew Mens Shorts - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Really Easy Baby Booties - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
10 tips for buying a sewing machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> babybayrs Anyone thinking about starting to sew? The first thing you need to sew is a sewing machine. I wish I knew what I know now almost 7 years ago when I bought my sewing machine. So this Instructable contains crafting 101 tips for stepping out the big first step. How much to spend on a sewing machine?In ...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:58:44 PDT
How to make a stubby holder.
How to make a stubby holder. - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Threading the ITP Singer 534 Stylist - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Gift Bags for Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
DIY Cotton Bralette - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Long Sleeve Western Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to make a kitten sling - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Embroider Letters on an Embroidery Sewing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Fragrant Microwavable Heating Pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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!
Make your old jeans into a quilt! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
DIY Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to Sew a Fish Cat House - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to construct a slash pocket
How to construct a slash pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> OneGirlCircus Construct a slash pocket on a front closure pants or skirt with side seams. Prep: Assemble required pattern pieces. Cut out pattern pieces with desired seam allowance. For each pocket you will need one front piece, one pocket lining (or pocket bag) and one pocket piece. The only two that will sho...
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Fri, 24 Aug 2007 16:53:02 PDT
How To Make a Flask From Old Jeans and a Bottle
How To Make a Flask From Old Jeans and a Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> Waldemar Sha So if you're an alcoholic, like me, you must be a pretty crafty one. But also you'll need a flask. A handcrafted flask made from a bottle and old jeans. Bacause you really love those jeans. First of all grab the materials. Here I'm using a glass bottle from a... juice... a wheat juice... ferment...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:26:46 PST
Easy T-Shirt Blanket
Easy T-Shirt Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> gamerboymedia Got a pile of T-shirts you don't wear, but can't bring yourself to toss em? I know that feel. Moving out of my parents house left me with a pile of shirts from my 22 years of being in the nest. And when they're too small or ragged but too sentimental, you get creative! After maybe 8 hours of work, I...
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Sat, 12 Sep 2015 15:16:35 PDT
Quilting - More DIY How To Projects]]> maicoh This instructable details various quilting techniques. In order to cover different construction methods, I used photos from a couple of projects of varied styles. There are lots of ways to go about piecing together any concept and all techniques come in handy at one time or another.The creation of a...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 00:55:48 PDT
How I prepare pointe shoes
How I prepare pointe shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicioGatta I searched on Instructable but I didn't find any tutorial about pointe shoes. I'm trying to do it myself, but I have to warn you: I'm not a professional dancer, I just dance and I like to dance. This is how I prepare my pointe shoes. Note that I do not cut the inner sole as Natalie Portman does in ...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 11:18:50 PDT
Make a Muppet Puppet!
Make a Muppet Puppet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> The Oakland Toy Lab Oh yay! Get ready to up the glee factor for errrrbody around you. Problem at School? Apply Puppets. Hard day at the Office? Puppets. Tired? Puppets. Sad? Puppets. Angry? Double Puppets. Happy? Probably because of Puppets. This starting Muppet puppet project is a great introduction to sewing and craf...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 16:02:15 PDT
How to make a fitted cloth diaper with snaps
How to make a fitted cloth diaper with snaps - More DIY How To Projects]]> brookpritt These instructions explain how to make a fitted cloth diaper. Here is a list of what you need: 1. Fabric for the diaper- Fannel or Fleece works great2. Fabric for the soaker- I use Terry Cloth, you can also use a cotton prefold diaper or an old towel. 3. Elastic- I prefer 3/8 inch thick4. Cloth Diap...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:34 PDT
DIY Bow Tie
DIY Bow Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> debump Professionally made bow ties are fairly expensive, and it can be frustrating to find patterns that you like. If you have some free time (an hour or two, depending on your sewing skills), you can make your own bow tie from fabric that you've picked out, and end up with a one-of-a-kind bow tie for un...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 20:15:01 PST
Hair Scrunchie
Hair Scrunchie - More DIY How To Projects]]> bekathwia Behold, the humble hair scrunchie! This fabric hair accessory has a somewhat contested reputation in fashion history, but there's no denying its practical use as a gentle hair tie and fun DIY sewing project. Whether you're planning a 90s throwback party or just want to wear something soft while slee...
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Wed, 8 Mar 2017 08:45:14 PST
Hidden Jacket Pocket
Hidden Jacket Pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mythbuster Kid This is a hidden jacket pocket.  This is similar to that seen in movies. Materials What's Needed:  Thread that Matches the Color of Your Jacket; Sewing Needles; Jacket; Felt or Some Type of Thin Cloth; Optional: Sewing Machine Sizing It Up Place your felt or cloth on the inside of your jacket....
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 16:28:52 PDT
POCKETS A-GO-GO Purse Organizer
POCKETS A-GO-GO Purse Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bitsi Want to change purses as fast as Clark Kent changes into Superman? Want everything in your bag to be convenient and in sight? Want to keep your phone and stuff from being scratched?These clever little pocket clutches will do it all!Puts everything within easy reachHas nine pockets in different sizes...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2008 08:27:06 PDT
Kutch work
Kutch work - More DIY How To Projects]]> 786Ayesha The embroidery of kutch work is varied and colorful.It flourished in the late 19th and 20th centuries and sample of the work of this period are in a class apart.Using simple darning, herringbone,button hole and chain stitches the embroiderers  of kutch turned out a fascinating range of motifs. The e...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:38:20 PDT
$5, 5 minute fleece hat!
$5, 5 minute fleece hat! - More DIY How To Projects]]> kcls To tell you the truth, this hat can probably be made for even less, depending on where you buy your material. I got a 1 yard remnant of black fleece from Jo-anns, and that is probably enough to make 2 adult hats depending on how big your head is. This hat fit my 9 year old sister and my mom. This is...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2010 10:06:02 PST
DIY MOLLE links - More DIY How To Projects]]> a_p_h_r MOLLE is now everywhere. Originally designed for armed forces, it is now popular in airsoft and paintball gear. You can also find it very useful for many other use si here is how to make your own MOLLE links.You need : A sewing machine and related sewing equipment Some 1" (25mm) webbingITW Nexus T...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:40:46 PDT
Add a Laced Back To A Dress
Add a Laced Back To A Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> SelkeyMoonbeam I have a princess-seamed dress which I love, but which is a bit too wide for me. I wanted to make it fit better through the torso, waist, and hips- so I decided to add a back lacing to gently pull the dress into a better fit. It worked great! Here's an easy way to tailor a dress so that it fits you...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:58:05 PDT
Sew a Woman's Summer Visor
Sew a Woman's Summer Visor - More DIY How To Projects]]> starshipminivan This custom sewn visor is the perfect spring and summer accessory. The long brim is both functional and fashionable. Once you've made your pattern, the hat is simple enough to create and embellish that you can make several to coordinate with your outfit or mood. Because it only takes 1/2 a yard o...
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Wed, 13 May 2009 20:40:46 PDT
Easy Drape Cardigan from Two Shirts
Easy Drape Cardigan from Two Shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> UrbanThreads It's time for that million dollar question... What are we going to make out of two boring shirts today? This question is second to none only behind "what weird thing can we hoop today" and "I wonder if you can thread this thing while it's running." The answer to the second one is no, by the way, r...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:33:42 PST
How to Make a Shirt Bigger by Adding Side Panels
How to Make a Shirt Bigger by Adding Side Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> cfremming Whether you've outgrown a shirt, ordered the wrong size, or find a shirt you love but it doesn't quite fit, here's an easy way to make a shirt bigger by adding coordinating side panels.So Women's clothing is tricky! Sizing at one store is different than at another store, and different depending on t...
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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 15:35:29 PDT
Yoga Mat Bag from Old Pants
Yoga Mat Bag from Old Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> bekathwia Here's an easy way to use an old, ripped pair of pants to make a drawstring bag for your yoga mat. Check this project out on Make: Projects! Materials: 1 pair unwanted pants thread Supplies: Sewing machine scissors several straight pins 1 safety pin Estimated time: 1 hour Assess your pants A...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 09:19:38 PST
Giant Stuffed Pikachu
Giant Stuffed Pikachu - More DIY How To Projects]]> WilliamBottini Does this ever happen to you: you want to get someone a doll of a certain character but you find that everything out there is subpar and/or $300? I needed to make a Pikachu doll for this very reason. I couldn't find stuffed animals that were high quality. What I did find were some great paper craft...
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 22:18:13 PST
Quilt Construction
Quilt Construction - More DIY How To Projects]]> mdhaworth I love to make quilts and it's much easier than most people think. This Instructable includes tons of photos and complete, clear instructions for constructing a simple doll quilt. The same process can be used to make a quilt of any size.Enjoy!MelissaFor more quilting fun, swing by the blog: http:/...
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Mon, 7 May 2007 01:18:58 PDT