Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - Fabric Thu, 2 Jul 2015 05:42:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Easy Summer Dress
Easy Summer Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> klari999 Making your own dress is probably the most liberating feeling you can get as you get to decide on everything such as the dress pattern, to the type of fabric, the length of the skirt, the design etc, however all of this can be a little overwhelming and may seem difficult which is why I have created ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 01:11:34 PDT
Easy Spaghetti Straps
Easy Spaghetti Straps - More DIY How To Projects]]> seeblack Spaghetti straps can be hard to turn inside out, especially very narrow ones like the ones on this dress from Parasite Eve. Using this simple technique will make it more painless than you ever thought possible! This is especially great if you don't have a loop turner, or if you can't find yours at 4...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 15:18:15 PDT
Bias Tape Tutorial - Inner Corner
Bias Tape Tutorial - Inner Corner - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 19:48:31 PDT
Origami Fabric Panels
Origami Fabric Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> EvanBowman This Instructable covers the basics on how to create semi-rigid fabric panels which can be customized and folded like origami. This technique produces three dimensional tessellated patterns from woven materials quickly and efficiently.The following work is part of the prototyping phase in a student ...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 02:04:09 PDT
Velvet Cupcake Skirt
Velvet Cupcake Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
SWING - More DIY How To Projects]]> charlotte17 I'am a student "Industrial Product Designer" in HOWEST Kortrijk (Belgium)We need to design a swing that: weighs less than 5kg is portable is adjustable throw around a branch without using a ladderA MOVIE - how to use the swing. SUPPLIES 44 STRAPS 3cm x 9,5cm 2 RIBBONS 860c...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 13:29:23 PST
Mason Jar Pincushions!
Mason Jar Pincushions! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Mason Jar Pincushions!Make an adorable and totally functional pincushion jar!Perfect for filling with all kinds of sewing paraphernalia! Supplies! You will need:Ball Mason Jars...1/2 pint size Elite collection...wide mouth!They are so cute because they are so squatty!Best place I found to buy the...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 05:50:40 PST
Easy to make curtains for your sliding glass window
Easy to make curtains for your sliding glass window - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenn_huls I wanted some new curtains for my sliding glass window, and after shopping around to find something stylish the cheapest I could find was going to set me back around $55. Curtains are actually one of the simplest sewing projects you can do. These curtains are easy to make and even someone who is jus...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:09:03 PST
DIY Collapsible Zipper Box
DIY Collapsible Zipper Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> hank4444 This is an instructable on a fabric/cardboard box that i saw at some store and knew I needed to make one. Its great for organization because when you don't put stuff in them than they fit practically anywhere. All you have to do is unzip the bottom and it completely flattens out.NOTE: I didn't take ...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:07:28 PDT
On the Go Bag (never loose ur stuff ever again!!)
On the Go Bag (never loose ur stuff ever again!!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mchau2 Its September (October)!! For College student like myself.... School commenced, and a busy semester is about to storm its way... As a physics student I am gonna show u how to build a Hadron Collider !! haha just kidding we have more pressing issues...Some university students have a “smart phone” or ...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 14:44:00 PDT
Scrap Fabric Collage Bracelet
Scrap Fabric Collage Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> jolenew85 There are no scraps too small if you have the patience and interest. I have a bag full of scraps I've been saving up for years and I've made some awesome items with them. I've made most of my Sampler Quilt with them, scarves, and a TARDIS wall quilt and now these bracelets. Gather Materials • Sc...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:56:16 PDT
Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors
Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stephanie Soleil I used to use paper towels in between my pans to avoid them from getting scratched when stacked. Super ghetto! So I decided to make these extremely easy pan protectors which are incredibly fashionable in my pan drawer, especially when you find eggs & bacon fabric!These protectors are square. I found...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:55:23 PDT
Pillows with zipper (removable lining)
Pillows with zipper (removable lining) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicioGatta I do love pillows! I wanted some pillows on my bed to use when I read or watch TV, so they should have removable lining to be washed if/when dirty.Please, this 'ible will enter contests, vote for it if you like it (: Prepare the fabric Choose the fabric. I used a 100% cotton colourful fabric.Iron...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:50:07 PDT
Upcycled Pincushion
Upcycled Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Make a Draft Excluder from Scraps and Gathered Sand
Make a Draft Excluder from Scraps and Gathered Sand - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adeldor How to make a draft excluder from scraps of fabric and sand gathered in the wild. Quick to make, this is a very simple sewing project. The patchwork draft excluder (or draught excluder) is portable and very functional. For those who choose to use gathered sand for the filling, the video shows how to...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 13:41:55 PDT
Up cycled White Shirt
Up cycled White Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> sewyoung I have about a billion white long sleeve shirts. So I figured, I should configure one! The white shirt I chose was too short on the torso and too tight in the sleeves. We're gonna fix that in a minute. Gather Your Supplies You're gonna need:-Sewing Machine-Pins-Measuring Tape-Ruler-Pen/Fabric Ma...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:52:46 PDT
Drawstring Bag
Drawstring Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> momoluv Hey momoluvers! Its momo and today I'll be showing you guys how to make a cute drawstring bag, or a string along bag! This is great for going on vacation or going to the pool! Enjoy!Picture credit: Fabric Sizes 1- 5/8 yard in one color, and 5/8 yard in a different color2- cording...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:35:24 PDT
Custom Faux Batik Fabric
Custom Faux Batik Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pinafores and Pinwheels I was debating whether or not to make this seem really hard so that I look like a crafting genius, but I couldn't lie. It's so simple it's ridiculous!!!! I was part of a sewing contest and had to make something based on a color and this is what I came up with! Prepare your fabric For this projec...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:11:43 PDT
Sewing materials selection
Sewing materials selection - More DIY How To Projects]]> rlciavar Walking into a fabric store for the first time can be confusing and overwhelming. If you know a little bit about the world of sewing materials beforehand it can make the fabric shopping the fun and exciting experience it should be! This instructable will cover the basics of materials selection for s...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:10:25 PDT
Bibs from Used Towels
Bibs from Used Towels - More DIY How To Projects]]> elliew Use towels and some scrap fabric to make cute bibs. There are loads of videos on how to sew corners, binding, etc. online, so be sure to check them out if you get stuck or prefer a different method. If you use iron-ons or anything like that, please secure it so it won't come off. Materials Neede...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:31:29 PDT
How to make mini wings!
How to make mini wings! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Zappa The Spaniel Make these Super cute wings with scraps of old material! Cut out a template for your wings Cut out a simple paper template to the size of your choice and lay it flat on your material.cut around the template to create your first wing Layer. Repeat the last step until you have a complete set of...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:40 PDT
Super easy, quick-made, skirt
Super easy, quick-made, skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> AnnaGyn First of all, sorry for not having any better photos. Oh well! This skirt is one of my favourites to make! It requires very little sewing skills, if you know the basic on how to handle a sewing machine you should be fine. It also goes really quick to make it (it takes me about an hour if the sewing...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:19:15 PDT
Pillowcase "3D"
Pillowcase "3D" - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kion Designs This tutorial is based on my former sewing tip Sew It Yourself - Pillowcase.I've been asked to do a new tutorial for more thick and cubical pillows and here it is!Have fun and feel free to ask me if there is anything troubling you :) Preparing You need: - some fabric - new or big enough leftov...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:27:52 PST
Asthma Inhaler Case
Asthma Inhaler Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizziecharlton I love having pretty things made from fabric I love, and my inhaler case is no exception. I really wanted something with stiff sides to protect the inhaler as much as possible, and this case was the result of my testing. With the method outlined here, you too can make multiple inhaler pouches to...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:16:05 PST
Sew It yourself - Pillowcase
Sew It yourself - Pillowcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kion Designs Sew yourself some pillowcases. You need: - some lovely fabric - new or big enough leftover - your sewing machine +thread - zipper Preparing I am going to make a pillowcase for a 40x40cm pillow.So I need a piece of fabric which is laid double with 40x40cm+ 1-2cm seam allowance for 3 sides. Side ...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:10:08 PST
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder
Huge Pencil Draft Excluder - More DIY How To Projects]]> lindarose92 If you don't know what a draft excluder is, let me try to explain it. A draft excluder is kind of like a long snake made with fabric and wadding or upholstery foam. It is used to keep the house warmer during cold days, laying it on the floor at the bottom of a door or a window. That way the cold air...
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Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:51:53 PST
Easy Reversible Tote
Easy Reversible Tote - More DIY How To Projects]]> danibees Project bag, shopping bag, what-have-you, this reversible tote is no-frills but uber versatile.  Start with the base pattern and embellish to suit your needs.  Make something unique and never lose your bag again! Be sure to choose woven (not knit) fabrics.  I recommend cotton as so many colors and ...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:01:29 PST
Learn to Sew Inseam Pockets into Scarves
Learn to Sew Inseam Pockets into Scarves - More DIY How To Projects]]> ddefilippo Inseam pockets add sophistication and comfort to any garment. They also give scarves a professional touch since they are nearly invisible when closed. Materials you'll need: Fabric Scarf: 2 pieces of 64"Lx8.5"W or 1 piece 128"L x 17"W fabric of choice Pockets: 1/2 yard of fabric in contras...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 08:06:09 PST
Paper Piecing a 3-D Looking Pillow
Paper Piecing a 3-D Looking Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> antoniraj Paper Piecing, also known as Foundation piecing, is a method of quilting in which paper pieces cut to the required pattern are used to stabilize the fabric for stitching. These paper patterns helps in creating many quilt blocks of same size, each with precise, sharp points and perfectly matching in...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 05:44:13 PST
DIY Baby Blanket and Swaddles. hawkabee Good Day Everyone! When my best friend had her very first baby the first thing that came mind, baby presents and lots of them! I've never shopped for a baby before in my life but really, how hard could this  be? I was excited! My goal, to create the biggest craziest gift basket of all times! I th...
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:11:18 PST
Fold-over sandwich or snack bag
Fold-over sandwich or snack bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> flowercrafter Here's a nice reusable alternative to plastic bags for your lunch. It's waterproof on the inside.  You can wipe clean or stick it in the wash.   Supplies Fabric – one decorative piece for the outside and one nylon “windbreaker” type piece Thread Sewing Machine, Scissors, ruler Cut fabric ...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:17:39 PST
Make Your Own Hanging Flag Banner From Scrap Fabric
Make Your Own Hanging Flag Banner From Scrap Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> HomemadeisBetter This tutorial will show you how to create a banner out of scrap fabric. Finally, something to make with all of those scraps! What You Need What You Need: Scrap Fabric Sewing Machine (You can also hand sew the flags) Thread Scissors Twine or some type of cord to hang the flags Paint Paint Brush (a...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 18:01:45 PDT
Pretty hanging fabric bird
Pretty hanging fabric bird - More DIY How To Projects]]> winneyandrose There are lots of these about to buy and they are so easy to make. I have lots as i also sell them. They look great hanging around your home. They cost virtually nothing as you can use scraps or old textiles. 1, cut out a bird shape in paper. Lay 2 little pieces of fabric right sides in. Lay paper ...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:45:16 PDT
The Best Cap You Can't Buy
The Best Cap You Can't Buy - More DIY How To Projects]]> flavrt This is a fun headwear sewing project featuring a sleek aerodynamic design, a quick faux-felled seam,  and the most luxurious cuff. In the upright position you get 3 layers of ear protection. Folded down, the cuff will cover your face and neck. Goodbye premature sunrises. You will need a remnant of...
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 14:58:13 PDT
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - More DIY How To Projects]]> jelenamitic77 I hand painted this simple shirt with 3D-liners (they can be used for textile, paper, wood, glass and metal). After finishing the whole process, the shirt is ironed to fix the colors and the garment is hand washable at 40 degrees Celsius. Materials You will need: - about 1m plain fabric, 140cm wi...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:06:22 PDT
DIY - Boy Scout Neckerchief (Bandage Size)
DIY - Boy Scout Neckerchief (Bandage Size) - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse This article will focus on some neckerchiefs that I designed and made for the local Boy Scout troop.  They were designed to be bandage neckerchiefs to aid in the practice of first-aid emergency treatments.  In total 24 neckerchiefs were made. As it turned out, these were nicer, stronger and slightly...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 12:56:53 PDT
Father's Day Fabric Fortune Cookie
Father's Day Fabric Fortune Cookie - More DIY How To Projects]]> emily ann Here's a cute fabric fortune cookie that would be a perfect, straight-from-the-heart gift for Dad on Father's Day. It's really easy to make, and you can add your own personalized fortune! Gather Your Materials What you'll need for this project: -Some sort of thick fabric (felt is ideal, but I us...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:41:48 PDT
Fitted summer crop-top DIY
Fitted summer crop-top DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> Taliecara Hiya:)  This is a great way to make a little something to wear in the summer. It's fairly easy (though does require basic sewing skills), cheap, and quick to make! I got my fabric in the sale and overall the whole thing cost less than £3! I made mine in a floral print, but I think it would look grea...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 06:26:22 PDT
Pizza "Wings" Costume
Pizza "Wings" Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> Erratic.Chromatic I created this pizza costume for a volunteer fundraiser for charity.  I wanted to make a costume that would open and close/ expand and contract. After lots of brainstorming and trial and error... I made this!  This instructable shows you how to make the basic wings. You don't have to turn it into a ...
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Fri, 3 May 2013 02:59:43 PDT
Huge Plush d20 Exscaly Hey there! Here are some pictures of a huge plush d20 I made. It was my first ever sewing project so if I could do it, anyone can. For an indication of size, see the third picture below. This project is largely based off another project: I did not record...
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 23:08:37 PDT
Easy Bow Tutorial iimaginexthat I made a stop motion tutorial for this quick accessory. Bows are very easy to make and can be used in a variety of ways. I hope the tutorial is enjoyable and easy to follow :)
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 19:33:27 PDT
Gingham and Ruffles - Summer Tote Bag
Gingham and Ruffles - Summer Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> WagDoll Create a pretty & hardwearing tote bag for summer. I used a couple of yards of gingham cotton from my fabric stash but any non-stretch fabric would work. The seams and raw edges are all enclosed making the bag very strong and practically reversible. Read on for a step by step tutorial. 1 - Wash ...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:32:32 PDT
Sheepy Shopping Bag
Sheepy Shopping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> paynej1 This is how to make a fairly robust shopping bag. Firstly, you need to buy a fairly thick fabric with a nice design. Then cut out 5 pieces for the sides and the bottom.  In this instance, I cut: a 380 x 130 mm piece for the bottom 2 450 x 380 mm pieces for the front and back 2 450 x 130 mm piec...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 13:57:36 PDT
Shark Backpack
Shark Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> laislabonita Hi everyone! This instructables is gonna show you step by step how to sew this "Shark Backpack" .It is gr8 for kids and is a great extra bag, to carry your water around ,if you make it smaller with no stripes it can hold color pencils ,or you may as well make it bigger and store bigger thi...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 05:35:19 PDT
Magic Magnetic Curtains jm31181 Need: Tri folding curtain for patio door window Solution: Sew magnets into side wall of curtain at equal 1/3 lengths Materials: Fabric (thinner fabric is better to fold) thread sewing needle 6 flat circular magnets (strong enough to attract through the fabric) How To: 1) Measure length and wid...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 07:14:53 PST
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket
Cowl-Neck Sweater from Fleece Blanket - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellovillain In this tutorial, you will learn how to make a comfy sweater with a cowl out of one of those fleece blankets I'm sure you have lying about the house. The large cowl in this sweater has a nice, draped effect, and also doubles as a hood. Fleece is a great, easy fabric to work with in the winter becau...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 09:36:36 PST
laser etching on fabric
laser etching on fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> kwolff11 I spent a quick 4 hours at the TechShop playing around with different materials learning about them and the settings that are preferred. I decided I wanted to see what happened with fabric. SInce the laser cutters at the TechShop are made by epilog I have been browsing the...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:00:33 PDT
Quilting Basics : 4 Patch Block
Quilting Basics : 4 Patch Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> lizzyastro The four patch block is one of the simplest pieced quilt blocks.  It is made by sewing 4 squares the same size together to make a larger square.  Four patch blocks can be made using 2, 3 or 4 different fabrics depending on the effect you are after. The 4 patch block is a good starting place to mak...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:47:14 PDT
Over-sized t-shirt to tunic with bow headband.
Over-sized t-shirt to tunic with bow headband. - More DIY How To Projects]]> theprincessgeek For those who have t-shirts that are far too big for them. Materials Needed: -An over-sized t-shirt. (Depending on your size, choose something that is at least two sizes too big. -Scissors -Straight pins -Chalk/chalk pencil -Needle and thread -Sewing machine (if you own one) -(Optional) Items to de...
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Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:10:43 PDT
shabby rabbit HarrietW you will need:                       fabric                       needle(s)                       thread                       cottonwool / stuffing / lavender                       buttons                      *optional sewing mashine * draw out a rabbit shape (like the template in the photo ) on...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:08:54 PDT