Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 2 Oct 2014 10:17:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 how to make folds in leather http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-folds-in-leather/
how to make folds in leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/2L3G/I0R13KG5/FJF2L3GI0R13KG5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/2L3G/I0R13KG5/FJF2L3GI0R13KG5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/2L3G/I0R13KG5/FJF2L3GI0R13KG5.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink When doing leatherworking, it's common to run across patterns that involve folding or flaps. In this instructable I'll show you a couple of techniques I use to get nice folds into leather!The crispness of the fold depends entirely on how thick the leather is - but you can still get a nice graceful c...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:59:21 PDT
How to Sew a Dart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Dart/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:04:00 PDT
Small Zippered Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Zippered-Box/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:35:39 PDT
Upcycle your old sweatshirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-your-old-sweatshirt/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:52:42 PDT
High Waisted Gray Box Pleated Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Waisted-Gray-Box-Pleated-Skirt/
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:24:49 PDT
Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-and-Stylish-Fabric-Pan-Protectors/
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:55:23 PDT
Double Sided Infinity Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Sided-Infinity-Scarf/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:58:01 PDT
Duplicate your existing clothes! http://www.instructables.com/id/Duplicate-your-existing-clothes/
Duplicate your existing clothes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/FDHH/I0DOF2JR/FEXFDHHI0DOF2JR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/FDHH/I0DOF2JR/FEXFDHHI0DOF2JR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/FDHH/I0DOF2JR/FEXFDHHI0DOF2JR.SMALL.jpg SnazzyBot The tan coat was a ready-to-wear item that I purchased. The gray and white coat is one that I made myself. I didn't buy a sewing pattern to make the gray and white coat... I just traced the tan one!I'm sure there are many ways to trace patterns from existing items of clothing, but this is how I do i...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 08:04:21 PDT
Adventure Time Keyrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Adventure-Time-Keyrings/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:36:01 PDT
Cord Work Ebroidery Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Cord-Work-Ebroidery-Made-Easy/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:10:15 PDT
multi-zip pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/multi-zip-pencil-case/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:06:05 PDT
Zip-it-up pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-it-up-pouch/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:09 PDT
Leather tablet case http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-tablet-case/
Leather tablet case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/WN74/I05EUFG3/FDOWN74I05EUFG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/WN74/I05EUFG3/FDOWN74I05EUFG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDO/WN74/I05EUFG3/FDOWN74I05EUFG3.SMALL.jpg Nadja Steinmann A unike case for tablets or e-readers with a touch of steampunk.Things you'll need:-Tablet or e-reader to put into it and for the meassurements-piece of soft leather (the piece I have is normally used for furniture, one side is grain the other is sued)-good sewing machine-button-some gear wheels or ...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:55:04 PDT
Jewelry Pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Jewelry-Pouch/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:20:35 PDT
Pillows with zipper (removable lining) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillows-with-zipper-removable-lining/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:50:07 PDT
Another way to shorten a zipper (Jessyratfink's remix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-way-to-shorten-a-zipper-Jessyratfinks-remi/
Another way to shorten a zipper (Jessyratfink's remix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/IE53/I0454TSJ/FCZIE53I0454TSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/IE53/I0454TSJ/FCZIE53I0454TSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCZ/IE53/I0454TSJ/FCZIE53I0454TSJ.SMALL.jpg MicioGatta When I saw Jessyratfink 'ible on how to shorten a zipper, I thought that was one of the 2 ways my mom used to do it. The other one is used when the zipper is "openable". Measure Maesure the zipper and cut it. For this 'ible I do it for a cardigan. To avoid the zipper to undo, use a lighter to...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:19:21 PDT
Continues Zipper Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Continues-Zipper-Bag/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:35:19 PDT
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
DIY Heated Slippers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/MS6F/HZZRKIQI/FGZMS6FHZZRKIQI.SMALL.jpg LionelTheElephant Where I live it has started snowing in September so I figured I might be needing an extra bit of warmth this fall. That's why in this intructable I will show you how to remake your old slippers so that they can be microwaved for extra warmth! What you need:ThreadSewing needleSeam ripperOld slippers...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PDT
how to cut leather http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-cut-leather/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:37:44 PDT
Brain Slug! Sew with pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Brain-Slug-Sew-with-pattern/
Brain Slug! Sew with pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E69X/HZV3QVJ3/F0HE69XHZV3QVJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E69X/HZV3QVJ3/F0HE69XHZV3QVJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E69X/HZV3QVJ3/F0HE69XHZV3QVJ3.SMALL.jpg Random_Canadian You will never be alone again with your own Brain Slug!If you like this one, check out my other fun wearable!I would love to see your completed hats. I am offering to give 3 month pro memberships to the first 3 who post pictures in the comments section! Brain Slug Party... Join Now! Tools includ...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:01:00 PDT
zippered pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/zippered-pencil-case/
zippered pencil case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/7J6E/HZU0L0QI/FHO7J6EHZU0L0QI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/7J6E/HZU0L0QI/FHO7J6EHZU0L0QI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/7J6E/HZU0L0QI/FHO7J6EHZU0L0QI.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This pencil case is a great beginner's sewing project! If you make this zippered pencil case you'll learn to put in an easy zipper and how to turn a normal zippered pouch a boxy one.This zippered pencil case is lined and just the perfect size to throw in a backpack or purse. :)And once you master so...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:19:22 PDT
how to shorten a zipper http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-shorten-a-zipper/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:25:12 PDT
Watermelon Slice Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Watermelon-Slice-Bag/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
How to Make a Petticoat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Petticoat/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 01:06:55 PDT
how to glue leather for sewing http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-glue-leather-for-sewing/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:06:54 PDT
how to thread a leather needle http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-thread-a-leather-needle/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:26:54 PDT
Sew a Louise Belcher / Bob's Burgers hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Louise-Belcher-Bobs-Burgers-hat/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:04:43 PDT
The Hammock Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hammock-Chair/
The Hammock Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SMALL.jpg alisonamador WHAT DO YOU NEED? 2 yds. of resistant fabricA resistant stick/branch/tube, we recommend to use one with length of 35 inches or longerSpring snap or a quick link40 yds. of rope ''The Main Fabric'' Cut a section of fabric of 45 inches of length and 50 inches of width.Sew a hem on the 4 sides of the...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:51:09 PDT
Making a "Mountain Man" Fur Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Mountain-Man-Fur-Hat/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:32:14 PDT
Air Bag and Seat Belt Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Bag-and-Seat-Belt-Backpack/
Air Bag and Seat Belt Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/LREG/HZL3O1SK/FRGLREGHZL3O1SK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/LREG/HZL3O1SK/FRGLREGHZL3O1SK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRG/LREG/HZL3O1SK/FRGLREGHZL3O1SK.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger About four years ago, I got in a pretty gnarly car accident (everyone was fine don't worry). When I went to the junk yard to pick up my belongings from the car I noticed the amazingly strong nylon material the airbags were made out of. Fortunately, I had never come in contact with the material befor...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:42:39 PDT
DIY Bow Tie: Style on the Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bow-Tie-Style-on-the-Cheap-and-Easy/
DIY Bow Tie: Style on the Cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SMALL.jpg BrendanMH Howdy! In this instructable I am going to show you how you can sew your very own bow tie!These are great because you can pick out any fabric you want, and it doesn't cost much at all.The way I show you uses a sewing machine, but you'll also get by just fine with a needle, some thread, and patience. ...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:13 PDT
DIY Photo Pocket Cushion http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photo-Pocket-Cushion/
DIY Photo Pocket Cushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/4JM3/HZB3I0Z2/FF54JM3HZB3I0Z2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/4JM3/HZB3I0Z2/FF54JM3HZB3I0Z2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/4JM3/HZB3I0Z2/FF54JM3HZB3I0Z2.SMALL.jpg LD_P A beautiful and functional way to display photos in a room This project is a beautiful way to personalise room decor, and also can be customised, and changed frequently. This makes it a great addition to any room. It is also a fun way to display Instagram photos, which are the perfect shape for thes...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:48:24 PDT
Pillowcase Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillowcase-Dress/
Pillowcase Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SMALL.jpg katvanlew I absolutely love making pretty dresses for my Granddaughter. I found a beautiful embroidered pillowcase at a local antique shop. I paid less than $5 for it. This project didn't take very long at all! It's the perfect Summer dress for a little girl. My Granddaughter is 4 years old, but you can adjus...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:36:12 PDT
Steering Wheel Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Steering-Wheel-Cover/
Steering Wheel Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/EK91/HZ6T7DCV/F0NEK91HZ6T7DCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/EK91/HZ6T7DCV/F0NEK91HZ6T7DCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/EK91/HZ6T7DCV/F0NEK91HZ6T7DCV.SMALL.jpg katvanlew I live in the American Southwest, and the Summers can get pretty hot here. It's important to have a steering wheel cover, not only to keep the steering wheel clean but sure helps when the temperature gets up to 110 degrees! Here is an easy way to make an inexpensive and washable steering wheel cover...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:53:59 PDT
Pillow case out of a sweatshirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillow-case-out-of-a-sweatshirt/
Pillow case out of a sweatshirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/6ZZJ/HZ2IW7HD/F5Y6ZZJHZ2IW7HD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/6ZZJ/HZ2IW7HD/F5Y6ZZJHZ2IW7HD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/6ZZJ/HZ2IW7HD/F5Y6ZZJHZ2IW7HD.SMALL.jpg hinagiku It's a great way to reuse the clothes that you don't wear anymore :) Materials Cutting decide what size you want the pillow to be and cut the sweatshirt Sew or Glue Sew it OR YOU CAN GLUE IT if you don't have a sewing machine or you don't want to sew.Use fabric glue it works as well ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:02 PDT
Jean Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Jean-Skirt/
Jean Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/W64K/HZ13JNWU/F0XW64KHZ13JNWU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/W64K/HZ13JNWU/F0XW64KHZ13JNWU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/W64K/HZ13JNWU/F0XW64KHZ13JNWU.SMALL.jpg katvanlew Here's how to make a pretty skirt out of an old pair of jeans. These skirts were quite popular in the 1970's and as they say, "Everything old is new again". You can make one in an hour or 2. Supplies You will need an old pair of jeans and either some fabric, about 1-1/2 yards, or an old skirt fr...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:24:35 PDT
10 Instructables for Sewing in an Apartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Apartment-Sewing/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXP/WUB1/HZ13G6FA/FXPWUB1HZ13G6FA.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXP/WUB1/HZ13G6FA/FXPWUB1HZ13G6FA.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FXP/WUB1/HZ13G6FA/FXPWUB1HZ13G6FA.SMALL.jpg MsSweetSatisfaction Sewing is space consuming. From the supplies to the laying out of the fabric. This collection will be a gathering of some of the awesome instructables to help those of us living in a space constraint to still be able to sew to our hearts content. Mini Pressing Board An ironing board that's as e...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:26:42 PDT
hexagon piecing tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/hexagon-piecing-tutorial/
hexagon piecing tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NRMH/HYZX5SWM/FHBNRMHHYZX5SWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NRMH/HYZX5SWM/FHBNRMHHYZX5SWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NRMH/HYZX5SWM/FHBNRMHHYZX5SWM.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Hexagon piecing is super easy and fun! It's a great craft to do while hanging out on the couch, and it's extremely portable, so you can craft pretty much anywhere! :DYou can use the sewn hexagons for all sorts of things: patches on clothes, as applique on other sewn goods, as a quilt top, as placema...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:20:59 PDT
Graphic Animal Silhouette Pillows http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphic-Animal-Silhouette-Pillows/
Graphic Animal Silhouette Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/DQAC/HYVDNE66/F89DQACHYVDNE66.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/DQAC/HYVDNE66/F89DQACHYVDNE66.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/DQAC/HYVDNE66/F89DQACHYVDNE66.SMALL.jpg Mark Montano Make fun, graphic animal silhouette pillows with bright fabric and iron on glue. Watch the video tutorial here! You'll need Silhouette of animal you likeE-6000 StitchLess Iron On glue Paintbrush Graphic fabrics in black and white Cotton fabrics in bright colors Sewing Machine Pillow stuffing ...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:10:22 PDT
Mini Pressing Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Pressing-Board/
Mini Pressing Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6VPV/HYJ0V9XE/FUE6VPVHYJ0V9XE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6VPV/HYJ0V9XE/FUE6VPVHYJ0V9XE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUE/6VPV/HYJ0V9XE/FUE6VPVHYJ0V9XE.SMALL.jpg mekinch I love to have this handy tool right beside me when I am sewing and pressing small quilt pieces. Materials Needed 1. A small wooden carving board with a grooved channel. This is one item to be sure to purchase new so that it is grease free. 2. Batting. 3. Staple gun.4. Pencil and paper for templ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:13:09 PDT
Sew a composition book cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-composition-book-cover/
Sew a composition book cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/F2G2/HYNYNXN2/F0GF2G2HYNYNXN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/F2G2/HYNYNXN2/F0GF2G2HYNYNXN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/F2G2/HYNYNXN2/F0GF2G2HYNYNXN2.SMALL.jpg Wreqage Composition books are a staple in back to school supplies, but disguise them in pretty fabric and they can infiltrate other areas in your life and serve a purpose at the same time.Although I do appreciate them and their black and white marble existence, I do not think they fit my sense of style and ...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:09:20 PDT
Denim Rag Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Denim-Rag-Quilt/
Denim Rag Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/S7TB/HYC6GNWF/F70S7TBHYC6GNWF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/S7TB/HYC6GNWF/F70S7TBHYC6GNWF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/S7TB/HYC6GNWF/F70S7TBHYC6GNWF.SMALL.jpg sjolley2 Common Quilt / Comforter DimensionsStandard Crib 32 x 50 “ 5” squares needed: 70Twin 68 x 89” 5” squares needed: 238Twin XL 68 x 94” 5” squares needed: 252Full/Double ...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:51:58 PDT
Upcycled Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pincushion/
Upcycled Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SMALL.jpg Brooklyntonia I found these adorable vintage chocolate molds at an estate sale and turned them into adorable handmade pincushions. They'll be great for organizing different types of pins. Materials small chocolate or jello moldsfabric scraps (stretchy is best)needleembroidery threadbuttonsstuffingpiece of pap...
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:23 PDT
Hamster Hacky Sack http://www.instructables.com/id/Hamster-Hacky-Sack/
Hamster Hacky Sack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SMALL.jpg miss_who In this 'ible, I'll show you how to recycle old, outgrown socks into adorable hamster bean bags! These hamsters require no food or water, are highly portable, and can be thrown around and played with for hours. (Mine currently reside on my desk.) Plus, it's a perfect hand sewing project for beginni...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:08:33 PDT
Sew a Welders Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Welders-Cap/
Sew a Welders Cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SMALL.jpg ckeeling This instructable is to make a “Welders Cap”. This is a dual purpose hat. You can wear it bill front as a cap or you turn it around and let the bill protect your neck from flying sparks while welding. What you will need: Outer Cloth - about ¼ yardLining Cloth - about ¼ yard Batting - Scrap (or...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:39 PDT
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-made-out-of-Potting-Soil-Bags/
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo So, you need a dress, one that stands out from the crowd, for maybe a themed party? You hate your bridesmaids? Prom? Halloween? Just didn't know what to do with all those leftover bags from where you laid dirt in the garden? Well, this dress is certainly not of the norm. So let's get started! Sup...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:48 PDT
A Simple Tool Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Tool-Roll/
A Simple Tool Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SMALL.jpg nomuse If you are like me, you end up with a lot of little hand tools cluttering up the gig bag. And if you have access to a sewing machine, a few hours of work can save a remarkable amount of hassle later on. I did this thing to learn more about my new Bernina, but it has paid for itself many times over i...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:43:03 PDT
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-T-shirt-Sleeping-Beauty-Dress/
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SMALL.jpg fivemarigolds Turn old unused shirts into a magical princess dress comfortable enough for her to wear every day!You'll need approximately 4-5 large adult t-shirts, depending on the size of dress you'll be making. Sew the Bodice To piece the sleeves and bodice, I worked with Simplicity pattern 5695 - but any pa...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:55:39 PDT
Gift Bags for Bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Bags-for-Bottles/
Gift Bags for Bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Q8SP/F3PIEPB7/F3UQ8SPF3PIEPB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/Q8SP/F3PIEPB7/F3UQ8SPF3PIEPB7.SQUARE.jpg http://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
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Swimsuit-Cover-FIVE-Different-Ways/
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SMALL.jpg ryeomans1 Looking for a fast, easy, breezy swimsuit cover? How about five different swimsuit covers in one?This is a sew simple project that anyone with a little sewing skill can master. You can personalize it by using different fabircs, adjusting the length, adding beads etc. The best part is the cost is...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:42 PDT