Instructables: exploring - craft - sewing - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:25:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sew a Thimble http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Thimble/
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Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:30:59 PDT
OLD SAREE FOOT MAT http://www.instructables.com/id/OLD-SAREE-FOOT-MAT/
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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 21:36:49 PST
How to Sew a Hot Water Bottle Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Hot-Water-Bottle-Cover/
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Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:21:03 PST
How to make a simple bear stuffed animal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-bear-stuffed-animal/
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:22:06 PST
How To Extend Your Pants' Pockets http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Extend-Your-Pants-Pockets/
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Sat, 5 Mar 2016 07:12:27 PST
Fabric Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Wallet/
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 11:28:48 PST
Hemming A Chiffon, Satin, Cotton or Silk Square Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Hemming-A-Chiffon-Satin-Cotton-or-Silk-Square-Scar/
Hemming A Chiffon, Satin, Cotton or Silk Square Scarf - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NZQ6/IBGCD74Q/FD6NZQ6IBGCD74Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NZQ6/IBGCD74Q/FD6NZQ6IBGCD74Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/NZQ6/IBGCD74Q/FD6NZQ6IBGCD74Q.SMALL.jpg Sewing Louise MacAdam This hem is fairly easy to do with a little practice. It is workable method to achieve a rolled hem on a chiffon, satin, cotton or silk square or other light to medium weight fabric. It uses the same method as I show in the video Hemming Chiffon On A Wedding Dress, but with special attention as to h...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 11:15:30 PDT
Make a totally unusual ROUND, circular, non-quadrangular bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-totally-unusual-ROUND-circular-non-quadra/
Make a totally unusual ROUND, circular, non-quadrangular bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/4DSY/G9NGTS5P/FJ74DSYG9NGTS5P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/4DSY/G9NGTS5P/FJ74DSYG9NGTS5P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/4DSY/G9NGTS5P/FJ74DSYG9NGTS5P.SMALL.jpg kaymcleod Round bag, 26 cm in diameter, with zipped closure and zipped pocket on the front. Adjustable strap. Note: is round! This is my latest and most frivolous sewing project. What use is a round bag, after all? Well, you can put things in it, and if necessary roll it down a hill. I had the idea for this ...
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Thu, 27 May 2010 00:47:32 PDT
How to Sew Velcro Handcuffs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-Velcro-Hand-Cuffs/
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Mon, 22 Mar 2010 17:01:50 PDT
Darn! http://www.instructables.com/id/Darn/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2009 23:19:03 PDT
Darn those Jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Darn-those-Jeans/
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:49:17 PDT
Making a 'Tea Cosy' http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Tea-Cosy-also-spelled-cozy/
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 13:21:46 PST
DIY Pants to Sweatpants http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pants-to-Sweatpants/
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:17:18 PDT
Designing the dress of my dreams. http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-the-Dress-of-My-Dreams/
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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:03:24 PST
Human Puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/Human-Puppet/
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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:51:28 PDT
Water bottle holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-bottle-holder-1/
Water bottle holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/RJO1/GBZYUQVA/FRVRJO1GBZYUQVA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/RJO1/GBZYUQVA/FRVRJO1GBZYUQVA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/RJO1/GBZYUQVA/FRVRJO1GBZYUQVA.SMALL.jpg sewnseattle Looking for a handy way to carry your water bottle and keep your beverage cold? Use your fabric scraps to make this water bottle holder. Measuring for pattern Measure bottle height and width with measuring tape. Add 1" to measurements. Example, if bottle measures 9' around and 8" tall, fabric is...
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Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:30:50 PDT
DIY Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Backpack-1/
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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:24:57 PST
Sew an easy, stress free Drunkard's path quilt block http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-an-easy-stress-free-Drunkards-path-quilt-blo/
Sew an easy, stress free Drunkard's path quilt block - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/YP14/GM9QLAAZ/F7GYP14GM9QLAAZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/YP14/GM9QLAAZ/F7GYP14GM9QLAAZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/YP14/GM9QLAAZ/F7GYP14GM9QLAAZ.SMALL.jpg cmskallen A traditional drunkard’s path block is made by sewing a concave curve to a convex curve, usually involving many pins and in my case lots of cussing. This instructable will show you how you can make a drunkard’s path block without all the stress.
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Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:28:58 PDT
How to sew a zipper pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-a-simple-zipper-pouch-for-beginners/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:16:20 PDT
Easy DIY Flower Girl Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Flower-Girl-Dress/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 23:58:33 PDT
How to Make a T-shirt Pillowcase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-T-shirt-Pillowcase/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2008 16:50:11 PDT
Puppy Love: How to Make a Bandana for Your Dog http://www.instructables.com/id/Puppy-Love-How-to-Make-a-Bandana-for-Your-Dog/
Puppy Love: How to Make a Bandana for Your Dog - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F66/G6KV/GXL5P30Y/F66G6KVGXL5P30Y.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F66/G6KV/GXL5P30Y/F66G6KVGXL5P30Y.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F66/G6KV/GXL5P30Y/F66G6KVGXL5P30Y.SMALL.jpg Love to Sew Studio Love to Sew studio offers this learn to sew project your pup will adore. We'll show you how to sew a quick and easy bandana for your dog or puppy. Your dogs can now be sew stylish during their daily walks! You will learn how to make a basic bandana and a reversible one, as well as how to applique on...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 19:43:59 PST
Rice Bag Foot Warmer / Bed warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-Bag-Foot-Warmer-Bed-warmer/
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 02:23:46 PST
Rucksack/backpack Repair: Replacing a Strap Adjuster http://www.instructables.com/id/Rucksackbackpack-Repair-Replacing-a-Strap-Adjust/
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Fri, 27 Aug 2010 06:09:56 PDT
Easy Spaghetti Straps http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Spaghetti-Straps/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 15:18:15 PDT
Halter bra http://www.instructables.com/id/Halter-bra/
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Wed, 20 Jun 2007 13:04:04 PDT
Wallet Sewing Pattern and Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Wallet-Sewing-Pattern-and-Tutorial/
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:18:45 PST
How to Get Perfect Tension on Your Longarm Quilting Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Perfect-Tension-on-Your-Longarm-Quiltin/
How to Get Perfect Tension on Your Longarm Quilting Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/DOBG/HTHKFDNM/F1EDOBGHTHKFDNM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/DOBG/HTHKFDNM/F1EDOBGHTHKFDNM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/DOBG/HTHKFDNM/F1EDOBGHTHKFDNM.SMALL.jpg andreab Quilting is fun and easy! Really, it's getting your tension right that is hard.... really, really hard! I use the HandiQuilter Avante at TechShop and this is my method for getting the tension perfect for each quilt no matter what thread, fabric or batting I am using. Tension Testing Sandwich I...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:46:20 PDT
Minimalist Changing Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalist-Changing-Pad/
Minimalist Changing Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/NO7D/FMMCYJB6/F5ONO7DFMMCYJB6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/NO7D/FMMCYJB6/F5ONO7DFMMCYJB6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/NO7D/FMMCYJB6/F5ONO7DFMMCYJB6.SMALL.jpg GeekLady I wanted a small changing pad that could hold a couple of diapers and a travel packet of wipes to keep in my purse. But every product was too big, they're designed for strollers, not purses. So I decided to make one myself. And it worked out so well that I made a few more to document the experien...
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Thu, 23 Oct 2008 13:34:46 PDT
Emery Pincushion - Keeps pins and needles sharp - Sew Useful Entry http://www.instructables.com/id/Emery-Pincushion---Keeps-pins-and-needles-sharp---/
Emery Pincushion - Keeps pins and needles sharp - Sew Useful Entry - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/5XF2/F1U8ZZ5X/F375XF2F1U8ZZ5X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/5XF2/F1U8ZZ5X/F375XF2F1U8ZZ5X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/5XF2/F1U8ZZ5X/F375XF2F1U8ZZ5X.SMALL.jpg dottyral Are you familiar with the little strawberry that comes along with the famous tomato pincushion? Do you know the purpose of that strawberry? It's an emery pincushion. Its purpose is to sharpen your pins and needles. It is filled with a mineral called "emery". Emery resembles fine metal shavings. It i...
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Fri, 18 May 2007 14:08:16 PDT
SewUseful, easy and practical a pin cushion made using just 1 square of fabric. http://www.instructables.com/id/SewUseful%2c-easy-and-practical-a-pin-cushion-made-u/
SewUseful, easy and practical a pin cushion made using just 1 square of fabric. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CF64/F2FRVDTQ/FFJCF64F2FRVDTQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CF64/F2FRVDTQ/FFJCF64F2FRVDTQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/CF64/F2FRVDTQ/FFJCF64F2FRVDTQ.SMALL.jpg raggyrat SewUseful, easy and practical, a pin cushion in lovely lilac woollen fabric made using just 1 square of fabric.Why ever didnt you get one before, or make one even, really i should have done this years ago, as i dropped my pin-pot so regularly! Too regulalry for a mum with young children... oops.to s...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2007 16:39:45 PDT
Blanket or pillow? You decide! http://www.instructables.com/id/Blanket-or-pillow-You-decide/
Blanket or pillow? You decide! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/P607/FU6LTP3T/FDFP607FU6LTP3T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/P607/FU6LTP3T/FDFP607FU6LTP3T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/P607/FU6LTP3T/FDFP607FU6LTP3T.SMALL.jpg QueenElizabeth This is a great craft if your mom, like mine, spends a lot of her time sitting on hard bleachers, or out in the cold, watching your game. It is a large fleece blanket that folds into a comfy fleece pillow. You can even add straps out of reinforced fleece for her to use it as a lightweight purse!This...
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Tue, 5 May 2009 00:42:42 PDT
sharpen your pinking shears with aluminum foil http://www.instructables.com/id/sharpen-your-pinking-shears-with-aluminum-foil/
sharpen your pinking shears with aluminum foil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/1KN8/I2CV7ABV/F421KN8I2CV7ABV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/1KN8/I2CV7ABV/F421KN8I2CV7ABV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F42/1KN8/I2CV7ABV/F421KN8I2CV7ABV.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This sewing tip is highly contested, but it has worked for me many times! Cutting through aluminum foil (or sandpaper!) isn't a replacement for a good professional sharpening, but a quick fix for when your pinking shears decide they don't feel like cooperating in the middle of a project. It also won...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 09:36:22 PST
Reverse Applique http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Applique/
Reverse Applique - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/BUDP/H3QETMVK/FNQBUDPH3QETMVK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/BUDP/H3QETMVK/FNQBUDPH3QETMVK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/BUDP/H3QETMVK/FNQBUDPH3QETMVK.SMALL.jpg TheJuteBox Reverse applique is very easy depending upon the design you wish to use. I wanted to share with you how I take a design from the fabric I'm working with, enlarge it & create a cute accent to whatever it is I'm making. For this tutorial I'm making an A-line skirt from a thrift store sheet & adding so...
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:38:42 PDT
DIY Yoga Bolster http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Yoga-Bolster/
DIY Yoga Bolster - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/1QPO/I6H7FYO9/FTG1QPOI6H7FYO9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/1QPO/I6H7FYO9/FTG1QPOI6H7FYO9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/1QPO/I6H7FYO9/FTG1QPOI6H7FYO9.SMALL.jpg livenotorious A bolster can enhance your yoga practice. I started using one while pregnant. But they can be used at any time.See my article on LiveNotorious. Materials Cotton FabricStuffing - Cotton batting or unused blanketsThread - Color to match fabricSewing Needle to match fabric typeSewing Machine to make...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:37:13 PST
Old fashioned muff http://www.instructables.com/id/Test-9/
Old fashioned muff - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M41Q/G5703U9S/FF6M41QG5703U9S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M41Q/G5703U9S/FF6M41QG5703U9S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/M41Q/G5703U9S/FF6M41QG5703U9S.SMALL.jpg belsey I cannot understand how these amazing hand warmers ever fell out of fashion. They are superior to gloves or mitts in all ways: they keep your hands warmer, they allow you  to quickly pull an unencumbered hand out to unlock a door or answer a call, they keep change, chapstick, keys and your cell safe...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2010 20:36:09 PST
DIY jean purse http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-jean-purse/
DIY jean purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/9VWW/H2MYJZRL/FIB9VWWH2MYJZRL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/9VWW/H2MYJZRL/FIB9VWWH2MYJZRL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/9VWW/H2MYJZRL/FIB9VWWH2MYJZRL.SMALL.jpg nnylyak_717 For this tutorial I will be making a purse from a pair of old jeans. This project could also work with a jean skirt. First we need to get together all our materials. First you will need a pair of old pants, shorts, or even a jean skirt. I will be using jeans. You will also need: 1-needle and thr...
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Sat, 26 May 2012 16:51:47 PDT
Costumes http://www.instructables.com/id/Costumes-1-2/
Costumes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/L5X4/HWH2IFNE/F6JL5X4HWH2IFNE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/L5X4/HWH2IFNE/F6JL5X4HWH2IFNE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/L5X4/HWH2IFNE/F6JL5X4HWH2IFNE.SMALL.jpg abugslife99 This post is to share the fun we have making costumes at home, at work and with others.Here is one costume we made for my son which we entitled the "Conan the Barbarian" outfit. His broken arm was incorporated into the design.I have included a photo of my oldest son sewing .... yes sewing is a usefu...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:52:32 PDT
Two-Tone Quilt Binding http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Tone-Quilt-Binding/
Two-Tone Quilt Binding - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/MUWE/FLKK0QXA/F0RMUWEFLKK0QXA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/MUWE/FLKK0QXA/F0RMUWEFLKK0QXA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/MUWE/FLKK0QXA/F0RMUWEFLKK0QXA.SMALL.jpg NHquilter An Instructable for people who already know how to put a binding on a quilt, but want to mix it up a bit. Sometimes your quilt needs one color binding on the front and another on the back - this will take care of it for you! Shouldn't cost any more than a regular binding. Cutting your strips Cut ...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2008 05:38:50 PDT
Sewing Napkins http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-Napkins/
Sewing Napkins - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/F23R/HQOJ9C8I/FLJF23RHQOJ9C8I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/F23R/HQOJ9C8I/FLJF23RHQOJ9C8I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/F23R/HQOJ9C8I/FLJF23RHQOJ9C8I.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell Although store bought napkins are inexpensive and readily available, sewing your own is often the only way to get exactly the color you're looking for - AND it's super easy to do!What you'll need to make 4 napkins:- 1.5 yards of linen or cotton fabric (see next step for fabric breakdown)- matching t...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:06:59 PST
Grocery tote bag made out of 40lb birdseed sack http://www.instructables.com/id/Grocery-tote-bag-made-out-of-40lb-birdseed-sack/
Grocery tote bag made out of 40lb birdseed sack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/IO3J/G30NFPQ6/FAUIO3JG30NFPQ6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/IO3J/G30NFPQ6/FAUIO3JG30NFPQ6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/IO3J/G30NFPQ6/FAUIO3JG30NFPQ6.SMALL.jpg artquilter This tote bag is made with the pretty sack our birdseed came in.  The finished bag is about 15" tall, 14" wide and 9 inches deep.  It's made with one plastic birdseed bag thread and sewing machine quilt batting (poly, cotton, wool, doesn't matter) about 6 x 40 inches rotary cutter, ruler and mat, ...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 20:44:22 PST
Embroidery Tips and Decorating Plain White Dish Towels http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Embroidery-And-Tips-For-Decorating-Plain-/
Embroidery Tips and Decorating Plain White Dish Towels - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/KO4W/H4AGIV2R/FJBKO4WH4AGIV2R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/KO4W/H4AGIV2R/FJBKO4WH4AGIV2R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/KO4W/H4AGIV2R/FJBKO4WH4AGIV2R.SMALL.jpg sunshiine This instructable will teach you a few tricks that I have learned from my mother on how to turn an ordinary white dish towel into a beautiful master piece. I am a very active person.  I can't sit still to watch a movie so I usually have some hand sewing near by so I feel like I am accomplishing...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:41:32 PDT
How to make a pillow with corded trim http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-pillow-with-corded-trim/
How to make a pillow with corded trim - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/PLSS/FL611YID/FZ8PLSSFL611YID.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/PLSS/FL611YID/FZ8PLSSFL611YID.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/PLSS/FL611YID/FZ8PLSSFL611YID.SMALL.jpg sewcrafty I have been sewing for quite awhile and I get alot of questions on how to sew, I know this is simply for some of you but for those that are new to sewing or just want to learn or try it, this is a good place to start. Alot of people wonder how they get that nice cord in there pillows, well I am her...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:04:01 PDT
Make a Skirt from Neckties http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Skirt-from-Neckties/
Make a Skirt from Neckties - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/Q8EE/F3KMNVX6/FR2Q8EEF3KMNVX6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/Q8EE/F3KMNVX6/FR2Q8EEF3KMNVX6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/Q8EE/F3KMNVX6/FR2Q8EEF3KMNVX6.SMALL.jpg two2blue This gives detailed instructions on how to make a sturdy, non-fraying necktie skirt, which is flattering to every figure.All you need to know is how to use a sewing machine to straight-stitch and zig-zag... I'll explain everything else in detail!I've got a few up for sale on Etsy... or you can just...
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 23:14:02 PDT
Quilting Basics : Flying Geese http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-flying-geese/
Quilting Basics : Flying Geese - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/D6WD/GI0TK4GB/FV8D6WDGI0TK4GB.SMALL.jpg lizzyastro Flying geese are a widely used subunit in patchwork quilts.  Each flying goose consists of a goose triangle (across the width of the block) and two sky triangles (at each side of the block).  This instructable shows 3 methods of how to make flying goose blocks. I don't know where the name comes fr...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 08:08:01 PST
Create a cushion from recycled stuffed animals! http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-stuffed-animals/
Create a cushion from recycled stuffed animals! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/LAXL/FOVXOU7K/FS4LAXLFOVXOU7K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/LAXL/FOVXOU7K/FS4LAXLFOVXOU7K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/LAXL/FOVXOU7K/FS4LAXLFOVXOU7K.SMALL.jpg Nymph Is your house overflowing with stuffed animals that your kids have outgrown or forgotten? Here's one way to recycle them. Collect Collect stuffed animals that your kids no longer use, are too worn or that they're happy to recycle. (please don't use their favourite ones!) We have way more in the...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2008 05:58:44 PST
Sewing a Steering Wheel Cover (aka: swimsuit elastic practice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-Basics-Steering-Wheel-Cover-swimsuit-el/
Sewing a Steering Wheel Cover (aka: swimsuit elastic practice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/MSQT/GBUGPA5M/F2EMSQTGBUGPA5M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/MSQT/GBUGPA5M/F2EMSQTGBUGPA5M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2E/MSQT/GBUGPA5M/F2EMSQTGBUGPA5M.SMALL.jpg Veska The interior of my car is black and I'm sure you can guess how hot  black vinyl become in the summer sun!  My first thought was to drive with oven mitts on, but a steering wheel cover seemed like a better idea... and it's great  elastic application practice for those of you who wish to make your own...
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Tue, 20 Jul 2010 09:38:02 PDT
How to make a perfect fit pants pattern just for yourself http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-perfect-fit-pants-pattern-just-for-y/
How to make a perfect fit pants pattern just for yourself - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WQ6O/GZ0BWIRB/F68WQ6OGZ0BWIRB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WQ6O/GZ0BWIRB/F68WQ6OGZ0BWIRB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WQ6O/GZ0BWIRB/F68WQ6OGZ0BWIRB.SMALL.jpg Stavroula Pants are here to stay. Women of all ages love wearing pants. Jeans, trousers, slacks, corduroys… whatever. Everyone wants them to look and fit great, while being comfortable. But when buying commercial patterns or ready-to-wear garnets, fitting problems arise. They will never be perfect to your bo...
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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:15:28 PST
Make a ribbon cockade http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ribbon-cockade/
Make a ribbon cockade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/B1JV/GJC42ROD/FJLB1JVGJC42ROD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/B1JV/GJC42ROD/FJLB1JVGJC42ROD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/B1JV/GJC42ROD/FJLB1JVGJC42ROD.SMALL.jpg Bully_4_You Making a cockade from ribbon or narrow fabric is a fairly easy thing to do once you know how, but I didn’t have any instructions when I figured this whole thing out. I had seen some lovely ribbon ornaments at a Renaissance Faire and wished I had purchased one- although at the time I couldn’t afford ...
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:36:50 PST
Make patches out of your old shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-patches-out-of-your-old-shirts/
Make patches out of your old shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/73KO/GV0KKYVT/FAA73KOGV0KKYVT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/73KO/GV0KKYVT/FAA73KOGV0KKYVT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/73KO/GV0KKYVT/FAA73KOGV0KKYVT.SMALL.jpg Michelangelclone Give your old and beloved shirts a second life by making some very nice looking vintage-style patches out of them. what you need... To make the patches you'll need: -some old shirts -Iron on (non)woven interfacing (stiff, but not to hard) -sewing kit or sewing machine (pro tip!) -scissors -...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 17:24:43 PST