Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:09:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Ballet Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Ballet-Bag/
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By: Latopia

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:29:16 PDT
How to make a Harvest Apron http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Harvest-Apron/
How to make a Harvest Apron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/PZHM/IBEWUG3V/FEVPZHMIBEWUG3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/PZHM/IBEWUG3V/FEVPZHMIBEWUG3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/PZHM/IBEWUG3V/FEVPZHMIBEWUG3V.SMALL.jpg The Rustic Barn Owl I love to garden and always wanted to make a Harvest Apron. A harvest apron is great to collect vegtables and fruit from the garden. Materials Materials:1. Two yards of fabric * I used 2 different fabrics a yard each2. Thread3. Shoelace 36 inches long4. Pattern *I found this pattern on pinterest...
By: The Rustic Barn Owl

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:36:15 PDT
The Simplest Shirt to Dress DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Shirt-to-Dress-DIY/
The Simplest Shirt to Dress DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/6AEP/IBDHLZ5Y/F3G6AEPIBDHLZ5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/6AEP/IBDHLZ5Y/F3G6AEPIBDHLZ5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/6AEP/IBDHLZ5Y/F3G6AEPIBDHLZ5Y.SMALL.jpg Mark Montano Turn a plain blouse (or thrift store find) into a simple, zip front summer dress! Watch the short video tutorial here! You'll need Shirt1 1/2 yards of fabric Sewing machine Matching thread 30" long separating zipper ScissorsStraight pins Cut and gather Cut across the shirt 1" below the wai...
By: Mark Montano

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:49:55 PDT
DIY Pants to Sweatpants http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pants-to-Sweatpants/
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By: awesometatiousful

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:17:18 PDT
3D Printed Clamps for Programmable Sewing Machines http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Clamps-for-Programmable-Sewing-Machines/
3D Printed Clamps for Programmable Sewing Machines - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/O2F6/IB4AY9H3/F1SO2F6IB4AY9H3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/O2F6/IB4AY9H3/F1SO2F6IB4AY9H3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/O2F6/IB4AY9H3/F1SO2F6IB4AY9H3.SMALL.jpg SaigeK Computer controlled cycle machines, or more commonly known as programmable sewing machines are vital to any cut and sew facility or textile manufacturer. They take complex slow sewing steps and turn them into fast, accurate and repetitive steps. This reduces time spent and allows manufacturers to be...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:51:28 PDT
The Look For Less http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Look-For-Less/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 08:40:17 PDT
Paracord Basket http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Basket/
Paracord Basket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MKNP/IAY0Y4H8/FCJMKNPIAY0Y4H8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MKNP/IAY0Y4H8/FCJMKNPIAY0Y4H8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MKNP/IAY0Y4H8/FCJMKNPIAY0Y4H8.SMALL.jpg Paige Russell This tactical / survival material is not only useful when in the wilds, it's also a really versatile and inexpensive material for making indoor projects like these durable paracord baskets.One of the benefits of using paracord vs. cotton rope is that the nylon paracord won't mold or get musty making...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:06:52 PDT
Piping http://www.instructables.com/id/Piping/
Piping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/4UMM/IAWC3K5E/F7H4UMMIAWC3K5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/4UMM/IAWC3K5E/F7H4UMMIAWC3K5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/4UMM/IAWC3K5E/F7H4UMMIAWC3K5E.SMALL.jpg katvanlew Have you ever wanted to make piping for a sewing project? It's not difficult and it adds a nice interesting detail to throw pillows and other decorative items around the house. Supplies For this project you will need:100% cotton clothesline, the package I bought was 100' longSewing machine, match...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 09:08:33 PDT
Easy Pillow Cases - Brighten up your bedroom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Pillow-Cases-Brighten-up-your-bedroom/
Easy Pillow Cases - Brighten up your bedroom! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SJ6G/IAQMGO4U/FYPSJ6GIAQMGO4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SJ6G/IAQMGO4U/FYPSJ6GIAQMGO4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/SJ6G/IAQMGO4U/FYPSJ6GIAQMGO4U.SMALL.jpg homesteadcat A fun, easy, fast way to brighten up your bedroom is to make some colorful pillow cases. This project can be done by anyone with a free afternoon. You can whip up these dazzling cases at a fraction of the cost of buying them. (Making six pillow cases cost me $15.00 at the fabric shop) It will be ...
By: homesteadcat

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:35:33 PDT
DIY Nautical Tote with Repurposed Leather Straps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Nautical-Tote-with-Repurposed-Leather-Straps/
DIY Nautical Tote with Repurposed Leather Straps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/BGU1/IANRUXO7/F02BGU1IANRUXO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/BGU1/IANRUXO7/F02BGU1IANRUXO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/BGU1/IANRUXO7/F02BGU1IANRUXO7.SMALL.jpg Sewloveable I am particularly excited about this post because I was able to repurpose an item to make this tote. Which cut down on the time it took to make this project. I admit it I’m an impatient sewer who loves to sew. Supplies To make this tote you will need:1/2 yd – 1 yd of outer fabric ( depends on th...
By: Sewloveable

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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 16:27:24 PDT
Transform your Art into a Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-Art-into-a-Quilt/
Transform your Art into a Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XGYM/IAJHIL4M/F81XGYMIAJHIL4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XGYM/IAJHIL4M/F81XGYMIAJHIL4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XGYM/IAJHIL4M/F81XGYMIAJHIL4M.SMALL.jpg laece Art! Fabric! I think a bedroom is so much more cozy when it is personalized to your specific tastes and preferences. Sure, it's cheaper to buy a comforter from a big box store. However, creating a beautiful quilt to adorn your bed is a sure fire way to wake up with inspiration and joy in your heart....
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 22:07:46 PDT
Fully Lined Fox Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Fully-Lined-Fox-Purse/
Fully Lined Fox Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/2KA9/IAEK9BQ9/FVZ2KA9IAEK9BQ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/2KA9/IAEK9BQ9/FVZ2KA9IAEK9BQ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/2KA9/IAEK9BQ9/FVZ2KA9IAEK9BQ9.SMALL.jpg Mark Montano Make a fully lined foxy zipper bag for the summer! Watch the video tutorial here! You'll need IronE-6000 Stitchless Iron On Glue 1/4 yard cotton canvas 1/4 yard cotton fabric Black American Multi-Surface Satin Paint Scissors Sewing Machine 10" zipper Cut and iron Pin and cut the lining and...
By: Mark Montano

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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:15:09 PDT
Herringbone Chevron T-Shirt Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-T-Shirt-Quilt/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 08:24:11 PDT
Fab Rehab http://www.instructables.com/id/Fab-Rehab/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 16:33:05 PDT
Digitize a work of art http://www.instructables.com/id/Digitize-a-work-of-art/
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By: Tcdevine

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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:01:46 PDT
How to make Emoji Coin Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Emoji-Coin-Purse/
How to make Emoji Coin Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/R8PI/IA5IXEHM/FGDR8PIIA5IXEHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/R8PI/IA5IXEHM/FGDR8PIIA5IXEHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/R8PI/IA5IXEHM/FGDR8PIIA5IXEHM.SMALL.jpg Vikalpah In this smartphone world, everyone uses emoji's in their conversation to express their mood whether it is a love Materials Required Solid yellow cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)Red printed cotton fabric (A fat quarter is sufficient for four coin purses)Interfacing...
By: Vikalpah

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Tue, 26 May 2015 23:11:36 PDT
Sew And Appliqué A Circle Easily! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-And-Appliqué-A-Circle-Easily/
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By: 786Ayesha

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:45:03 PDT
“Forget-Me-Not" Phone Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/-Forget-Me-Not-Phone-Wallet/
“Forget-Me-Not" Phone Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/HDOP/I9YBRQX6/F1PHDOPI9YBRQX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/HDOP/I9YBRQX6/F1PHDOPI9YBRQX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/HDOP/I9YBRQX6/F1PHDOPI9YBRQX6.SMALL.jpg summerhurry Hi there! This is a tutorial for medium advanced sewers (you should be able to use the basic functions of a sewing machine) to make what I like to call “The Forget-me-not Phone Wallet.” As you can see in the pictures, the wallet is predominantly a phone case at the front, but it also unfolds to make...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:20:42 PDT
How to make a fitted cloth diaper with snaps http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fitted-cloth-diaper-with-snaps/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 01:00:34 PDT
DIY Muppet Puppet http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Muppet-Puppet/
DIY Muppet Puppet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/7G2D/I24M0L0U/FQT7G2DI24M0L0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/7G2D/I24M0L0U/FQT7G2DI24M0L0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/7G2D/I24M0L0U/FQT7G2DI24M0L0U.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 It's time to play the musicIt's time to light the lightsIt's time to meet the Muppets on the Muppet Show tonight!Chances are, if you've been a child in the last 50 years or so, you may be familiar with the bright and colorful world of Jim Henson's fleece-skinned friends known as The Muppets. I made ...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 12:04:38 PDT
Summer Top Knockoff http://www.instructables.com/id/Summer-Top-Knockoff/
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By: The Rustic Barn Owl

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Sat, 16 May 2015 09:09:41 PDT
Bias Tape Tutorial - Endings http://www.instructables.com/id/Bias-Tape-Tutorial-Endings/
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By: seeblack

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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:17:10 PDT
No Sew Pin Sharpening Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sew-Pin-Sharpening-Pincushion/
No Sew Pin Sharpening Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/6BAU/I9O1FJTE/F9N6BAUI9O1FJTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/6BAU/I9O1FJTE/F9N6BAUI9O1FJTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/6BAU/I9O1FJTE/F9N6BAUI9O1FJTE.SMALL.jpg pizzidave I was going to title this "World's Best No Sew Pin Sharpening Pincushion!" but I felt it was too long and pompous. This is however, a very easy instructable. It will take you longer to read it than to actually do it! I was in need of a pin cushion and this was the result. Materials 1 cloth zippe...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 09:47:34 PDT
Bias Tape Tutorial - Inner Corner http://www.instructables.com/id/Bias-Tape-Tutorial-Inner-Corner/
Bias Tape Tutorial - Inner Corner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZWX9/I9NE4TIP/F2BZWX9I9NE4TIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZWX9/I9NE4TIP/F2BZWX9I9NE4TIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/ZWX9/I9NE4TIP/F2BZWX9I9NE4TIP.SMALL.jpg seeblack Several years ago, I made this quick tutorial to help out a long-distance friend who was making a Blazblue costume. I figured it might come in handy for others, too, so here we are. Note: It's probably best if you know how to do straight bias tape and outer corners first, since those are much easie...
By: seeblack

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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:48:31 PDT
Bias Tape Tutorial - Outer Corner http://www.instructables.com/id/Bias-Tape-Tutorial-Outer-Corners/
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By: seeblack

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Wed, 13 May 2015 22:46:24 PDT
How to Make a Simple Blanket Coat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Blanket-Coat/
How to Make a Simple Blanket Coat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/13JQ/I9GWD0F1/FI013JQI9GWD0F1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/13JQ/I9GWD0F1/FI013JQI9GWD0F1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/13JQ/I9GWD0F1/FI013JQI9GWD0F1.SMALL.jpg LeahKathleen This (red) coat was made for a child 52 inches tall. There are a few pictures of a larger (yellow) coat made for a child 55 inches tall. Both coats fit a small woman, 62 inches tall and roughly a ladies' size four. Both coats are made from twin sized wool blankets. The red blanket measured 60 inche...
By: LeahKathleen

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Sat, 9 May 2015 23:12:53 PDT
Make a Muppet Puppet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Muppet-Puppet/
Make a Muppet Puppet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/KXKL/I9ABB0CW/FGGKXKLI9ABB0CW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/KXKL/I9ABB0CW/FGGKXKLI9ABB0CW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/KXKL/I9ABB0CW/FGGKXKLI9ABB0CW.SMALL.jpg 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...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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Mon, 4 May 2015 16:02:15 PDT
Weighted Blanket http://www.instructables.com/id/Weighted-Blanket/
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By: Grahamwithimps

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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:31:33 PDT
How to make your own patterns http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-patterns/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:11:29 PDT
Easy Decorative Wine Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Decorative-Wine-Bags/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:11:19 PDT
Create a Cuddly Memory Quilt (cat not included) http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Cuddly-Memory-Quilt-cat-not-included/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:34:47 PDT
Dragonfly Bunny Pyjama Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragonfly-Bunny-Pyjama-Bag/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:48:26 PDT
how to sew a zippered pillow cover http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-sew-a-zippered-pillow-cover/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:36:01 PDT
How to Make a Cool Leather Notebook Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cool-Leather-Notebook-Jacket/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 03:20:10 PDT
Fabric Diary Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-Diary-Cover/
Fabric Diary Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/VKI7/I7D60QN1/FD1VKI7I7D60QN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/VKI7/I7D60QN1/FD1VKI7I7D60QN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD1/VKI7/I7D60QN1/FD1VKI7I7D60QN1.SMALL.jpg Zabzab Hi guys, today we will be making fabric diary covers. These are really easy and quick to make. They make cute presents. As well as steo by step instructions with pictures, a video is also available. Enjoy =D The Pattern First, you need to measure your book/diary. Top to bottom and from cover to c...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:02:31 PDT
Sewet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewet/
Sewet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/8RKN/I6KNARFZ/F5C8RKNI6KNARFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/8RKN/I6KNARFZ/F5C8RKNI6KNARFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5C/8RKN/I6KNARFZ/F5C8RKNI6KNARFZ.SMALL.jpg ashley.brown.92372 Hello, today I will be entering my cozy sewing closet. I love to sew and I once had a room dedicated all to my sewing and then we had children, enough said. So since then I have had a sewing corner in the bedroom ( got in the way) and a sewing "space" at the kitchen table ( I had food stuck to my se...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 19:58:20 PST
how to add a border to a quilt block http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-add-a-border-to-a-quilt-block/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:59:26 PDT
Sandworm Body Pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandworm-Body-Pillow/
Sandworm Body Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QQ1U/I74LB3NF/FE4QQ1UI74LB3NF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QQ1U/I74LB3NF/FE4QQ1UI74LB3NF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QQ1U/I74LB3NF/FE4QQ1UI74LB3NF.SMALL.jpg gfish On Saturday I woke up to find, bouncing around in my head, the idea that a sandworm body pillow would be funny. (Based on Lynch's vision of Dune, of course.) I posted about it, as one does with throw-away ideas. That would have been that, except it quickly became one of my most RT'd tweets ever. Th...
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Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:25:56 PDT
Pyramid Pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Pyramid-Pouch/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:20:10 PST
Best Bunting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Bunting/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:51:00 PST
SWEATSHIRT BAG http://www.instructables.com/id/SWEATSHIRT-BAG/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:24:44 PST
How to Make a Cool Leather Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cool-Leather-Wallet/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 02:20:53 PST
DIY Yoga Bolster http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Yoga-Bolster/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 14:37:13 PST
Pincushion Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Pincushion-Ring/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:18:48 PST
Pretty Poppy Pillows http://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-Poppy-Pillows/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:52:25 PST
embroidery how to: french knot http://www.instructables.com/id/embroidery-how-to-french-knot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/46PA/H82UH8OP/F7U46PAH82UH8OP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/46PA/H82UH8OP/F7U46PAH82UH8OP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/46PA/H82UH8OP/F7U46PAH82UH8OP.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink These are considered to be a nightmare for most embroiders, but I love them. They're very delicate and cute and they never look the same. Their size can also vary greatly, so you can use them in a ton of ways. You can use them for the center of flowers, as eyes, for polka dots, and even as lines if...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:07:49 PDT
Super Easy Fingerless Gloves! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Fingerless-Gloves/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:49:28 PST
Sew a Patch on a Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Patch-on-a-Jacket/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:57:01 PST
Velvet Cupcake Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Velvet-Cupcake-Skirt/
Velvet Cupcake Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/JFHH/I55MUNMO/FPIJFHHI55MUNMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/JFHH/I55MUNMO/FPIJFHHI55MUNMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/JFHH/I55MUNMO/FPIJFHHI55MUNMO.SMALL.jpg MsSweetSatisfaction Sometimes you need a skirt that has a sense of drama. In my opinion a dramatic looks is achieved with a skirt that has a lot of volume. This skirts has volume in abundance, it's super ruffly and is a full circle skirt. Lastly because it's made out of crushed velvet the ruffles really stand out an...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:29:53 PST
Baby Banana Booties! http://www.instructables.com/id/Baby-Banana-Booties/
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 15:37:49 PST