Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - sewing http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:18:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PDT
How to make a pillow: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-pillow/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:52 PDT
zippered pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/zippered-pencil-case/
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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
Double-Bottomed Fabric Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Bottomed-Fabric-Panniers/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:15:47 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 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
The Hammock Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hammock-Chair/
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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
DIY Bow Tie: Style on the Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bow-Tie-Style-on-the-Cheap-and-Easy/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:13 PDT
Pillowcase Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillowcase-Dress/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:36:12 PDT
Steering Wheel Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/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/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:02 PDT
Easy Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Pincushion/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:35:45 PDT
Recycled Purse from Denim Jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Purse-from-Denim-Jeans/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:35:20 PDT
Sew a composition book cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-composition-book-cover/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:09:20 PDT
Upcycled Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pincushion/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:23 PDT
Turn a Maxi Skirt Into a Cute Jumper http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Maxi-Skirt-Into-a-Cute-Jumper/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:24:53 PDT
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-made-out-of-Potting-Soil-Bags/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:48 PDT
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-T-shirt-Sleeping-Beauty-Dress/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:55:39 PDT
How to take in a Carhartt jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-in-a-Carhartt-jacket-to-make-it-more-l/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:19:03 PDT
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Swimsuit-Cover-FIVE-Different-Ways/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:11:42 PDT
Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruffle-Bandeau-Bikini-Top/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:52:56 PDT
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shirred-Towel-Cover-up-Dress/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:13 PDT
Can I sew a bike jersey? http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-I-sew-a-bike-jersey/
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:09:01 PDT
Swim Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Swim-Skirt/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:38:16 PDT
Drawstring Bags for Haiti http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Bags-for-Haiti/
Drawstring Bags for Haiti - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SMALL.jpg Earnoursilveraward This project was done for the2014 Silver award of two Girl Scouts. It was designed to assist orphans living at the BeLikeBrit orphanage in Haiti. We hope that you enjoy this project, and please be sure to check out the BeLikeBrit website at belikebrit.org Have fun with this simple sewing project! ...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:15:32 PDT
Up cycled White Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-cycled-White-Shirt/
Up cycled White Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Bag/
Drawstring Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SMALL.jpg 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: thegreenwife.com 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
Replace the Butt Pocket on Your Jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-the-Butt-Pocket-on-Your-Jeans/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:56:17 PDT
Diy Lolipop Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Lolipop-Bag/
Diy Lolipop Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/IWLM/HX41RBS6/FNFIWLMHX41RBS6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/IWLM/HX41RBS6/FNFIWLMHX41RBS6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/IWLM/HX41RBS6/FNFIWLMHX41RBS6.SMALL.jpg momoluv Hey momoluvers it momo. Today well be making a super cute bag you can carry as a clutch, or set it on a table and it stands up! {sorry I haven't done momo's shoutout Sunday this week, but I'll do it today} Fabric Lengths Print (main color)1- cut 1 strip 4 1/2" x 21" (outer bag)2- cut 1 strip 1 3/...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:43:20 PDT
How to make a backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/
How to make a backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/1YDQ/HWWNTHLH/FRW1YDQHWWNTHLH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/1YDQ/HWWNTHLH/FRW1YDQHWWNTHLH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/1YDQ/HWWNTHLH/FRW1YDQHWWNTHLH.SMALL.jpg rlciavar Tired of never finding the perfect backpack for you? This Instructable will show you how you can design and sew your very own custom backpack! It covers a broad range of sewing topics. Everything from drawing your design, creating a prototype and editing a pattern. To adding foam support structures ...
By: rlciavar

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:30:51 PDT
Koinobori no Instructables Roboto Carp Streamer Windsock http://www.instructables.com/id/Koinobori-no-Instructables-Roboto-Carp-Streamer-Wi/
Koinobori no Instructables Roboto Carp Streamer Windsock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/BFFY/HWRZ2NOM/F8LBFFYHWRZ2NOM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/BFFY/HWRZ2NOM/F8LBFFYHWRZ2NOM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/BFFY/HWRZ2NOM/F8LBFFYHWRZ2NOM.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Domo arigato, Ibles Roboto. Koinobori are carp fish shaped streamers or windsocks traditionally flown in Japan. Here, to celebrate the newly proclaimed Day of Making June 18, 2014 (USA), carp fish streamers in the shape of robots will be traditionally flown in honor of all makers big and small for a...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:16:01 PDT
Superhero Hooded Towel http://www.instructables.com/id/Superhero-Hooded-Towel/
Superhero Hooded Towel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8YUZ/HWRZ29H5/FHO8YUZHWRZ29H5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8YUZ/HWRZ29H5/FHO8YUZHWRZ29H5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/8YUZ/HWRZ29H5/FHO8YUZHWRZ29H5.SMALL.jpg Pinafores and Pinwheels I rarely sew anything for my poor neglected son, who gave me a guilt trip about it the other day...sheesh. He is obsessed with all things superhero right now, so I decided to go in that direction. He is also obsessed with his sister’s pink bear hooded towel {strange boy} so I figured I’d solve two t...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:29:15 PDT
Custom Faux Batik Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Faux-Batik-Fabric/
Custom Faux Batik Fabric - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/GIYC/HWQF1ECX/FGBGIYCHWQF1ECX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/GIYC/HWQF1ECX/FGBGIYCHWQF1ECX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/GIYC/HWQF1ECX/FGBGIYCHWQF1ECX.SMALL.jpg 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
A Sitting Instructables Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Sitting-Instructables-Robot/
A Sitting Instructables Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/U51H/HWP86ZLI/FV9U51HHWP86ZLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/U51H/HWP86ZLI/FV9U51HHWP86ZLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/U51H/HWP86ZLI/FV9U51HHWP86ZLI.SMALL.jpg craftknowitall I have been busy taking care of 3 little boys all winter. I would get excited about an Instructables project and I never had the time nor the energy to get the project done. I have been wanting to make this cute Instructables Robot for quite some time, and finally this weekend, I had a whole day t...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:03:33 PDT
Twisted Bandeau Bikini Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Twisted-Bandeau-Bikini-Top/
Twisted Bandeau Bikini Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MWT4/HWNUD8WQ/FCJMWT4HWNUD8WQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MWT4/HWNUD8WQ/FCJMWT4HWNUD8WQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/MWT4/HWNUD8WQ/FCJMWT4HWNUD8WQ.SMALL.jpg smori This self-lined bandeau bikini is super simple to make. It's only made of 4 rectangles and doesn't use very much fabric. I was able to make it with 1/4 meter each color. This bandeau could easily cost less than $10, or maybe even free if you have some scrap fabric laying around! Gather Your Suppli...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:00:30 PDT
Costumes http://www.instructables.com/id/Costumes-1-2/
Costumes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/L5X4/HWH2IFNE/F6JL5X4HWH2IFNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/L5X4/HWH2IFNE/F6JL5X4HWH2IFNE.SQUARE.jpg http://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
How To Make A Teddy Bear http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Teddy-Bear/
How To Make A Teddy Bear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PMC6/HWH2GBAD/F3UPMC6HWH2GBAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PMC6/HWH2GBAD/F3UPMC6HWH2GBAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3U/PMC6/HWH2GBAD/F3UPMC6HWH2GBAD.SMALL.jpg stellacox519 Materials x2 cutouts of head, body and legs2 buttons Needle and threadScissorsSome cotton Some pins null null Sew The Head Now that you have buttons you can sew the head. Put both pieces together backwards and sew. At the bottom leave an unsewed part that fits the top of your body. Wh...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:58:32 PDT
Onigiri Sushi Coin Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Onigiri-Sushi-Coin-Purse/
Onigiri Sushi Coin Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/99SO/HWES2WHP/FGF99SOHWES2WHP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/99SO/HWES2WHP/FGF99SOHWES2WHP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/99SO/HWES2WHP/FGF99SOHWES2WHP.SMALL.jpg momoluv Hey momoluvers it momo and today I'm going to be showing you how to make a cute sushi pouch. You can use it as an iPod case a make up pouch or a coin purse. ***keep in mind, you can also super glue this if you don't sew!*** Supplies 1- pink felt2- white felt3- tan felt4- dark green felt5- strings...
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:26:36 PDT
Pleather Fortune Cookie Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Pleather-Fortune-Cookie-Purse/
Pleather Fortune Cookie Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/E5O1/HWE9T0X2/F2NE5O1HWE9T0X2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/E5O1/HWE9T0X2/F2NE5O1HWE9T0X2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2N/E5O1/HWE9T0X2/F2NE5O1HWE9T0X2.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Every gal and maybe guy - not that there's anything wrong with that, needs a fun purse for a night on the town. When not out crimefighting with the Batgirl Birkin Bag, this fortune cookie purse is perfect accessory for casual wear.Inspired from wearables designer Diana Eng and her fortune cookie coi...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:01:43 PDT
Steampunk gear buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-gear-buttons/
Steampunk gear buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/FQVI/HW8SZWLX/FFMFQVIHW8SZWLX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/FQVI/HW8SZWLX/FFMFQVIHW8SZWLX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/FQVI/HW8SZWLX/FFMFQVIHW8SZWLX.SMALL.jpg glomscient This is a fairly simple instructable: if you can thread a needle (or have the tools to assist in doing so), you are probably qualified to make these. Before I begin, a little note on safety. When preparing the gear for use as a button (and when taking apart the clock to get the gear, but that's anot...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:34:19 PDT
Sewing materials selection http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-materials-selection/
Sewing materials selection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/HEH0/HW6T8PUT/FYXHEH0HW6T8PUT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/HEH0/HW6T8PUT/FYXHEH0HW6T8PUT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/HEH0/HW6T8PUT/FYXHEH0HW6T8PUT.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bibs-from-Towels/
Bibs from Used Towels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/J3ST/HZZRMTSI/FI0J3STHZZRMTSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/J3ST/HZZRMTSI/FI0J3STHZZRMTSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/J3ST/HZZRMTSI/FI0J3STHZZRMTSI.SMALL.jpg 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 a Glasses Case!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Glasses-Case/
How to Make a Glasses Case!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/GRCK/HW37KKGU/FQ8GRCKHW37KKGU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/GRCK/HW37KKGU/FQ8GRCKHW37KKGU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/GRCK/HW37KKGU/FQ8GRCKHW37KKGU.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu How to Make a Glasses Case!!Leather material gives it a more luxurious feel!! Prepare the Template Prepare the template that is larger than the actual size of the glasses. Cut out the Leather Cut out the leather with a leather cutter.Be careful not to cut your fingers! Needed to Complete Pro...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 04:23:15 PDT
How to Copy a Garment that Fits Perfectly Without Taking it Apart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Copy-a-Garment-that-Fits-Perfectly-Without-/
How to Copy a Garment that Fits Perfectly Without Taking it Apart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/11VR/HVVHEMRC/F8111VRHVVHEMRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/11VR/HVVHEMRC/F8111VRHVVHEMRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/11VR/HVVHEMRC/F8111VRHVVHEMRC.SMALL.jpg Mama Reni A friend asked me if I had tried this method to copy a garment. At first I was pretty skeptical because I have copied garments by taking them apart and by scratching off a pattern from clothing that I did not take apart. Either way there are several steps and accuracy is easier if you have the pie...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 17:39:03 PDT
Recycled Bobbin Winder http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Bobbin-Winder/
Recycled Bobbin Winder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/MLE4/HVTWFMNH/FI6MLE4HVTWFMNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/MLE4/HVTWFMNH/FI6MLE4HVTWFMNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/MLE4/HVTWFMNH/FI6MLE4HVTWFMNH.SMALL.jpg LoMac My Grandma wanted a dedicated bobbin winder. She liked the way one of her sewing machines wound them so I copied the setup it had. I made it with scraps I had lying around. Works pretty good. Materials little DC motorDowel that fits the bobbinWoodEpoxyWashers NutsBoltBasic tools Find a motor ...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:59:39 PDT
Pocket Bag with Printer Friendly Pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Bag-with-Printer-Friendly-Pattern/
Pocket Bag with Printer Friendly Pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/F55F/HVS16R04/F0WF55FHVS16R04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/F55F/HVS16R04/F0WF55FHVS16R04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/F55F/HVS16R04/F0WF55FHVS16R04.SMALL.jpg leftmusing The universal mantra for when you walk out the door is "Wallet, phone, keys." The holy trinity of not screwing yourself over for the day. A friend of mine had a pocket bag that held this and only this with a two pockets. One on the back for your phone and wallet and a smaller pouch under a flap for ...
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Thu, 29 May 2014 12:50:51 PDT