Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 25 Jan 2015 04:37:29 PST BLOX v1.01 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
How to Make Awesome (and Easy!) Throw Pillows http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Awesome-and-Easy-Throw-Pillows/
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Wed, 26 May 2010 21:42:16 PDT
Awesome Jean Shortening Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Jean-Shortening-Technique/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2008 17:14:51 PST
Winter Survival Hooded Blanket with many functions http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-Survival-Hooded-Blanket-with-many-functions/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:08:10 PST
How To Professionally Sew On A Button By Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Professionally-Sew-On-A-Button-By-Hand/
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 18:01:26 PDT
How to saddle stitch leather http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-saddle-stitch-leather/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 10:39:04 PST
Eye mask + pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Eye-mask-pattern/
Eye mask + pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/V2SZ/H2WEUGVP/F8NV2SZH2WEUGVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/V2SZ/H2WEUGVP/F8NV2SZH2WEUGVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/V2SZ/H2WEUGVP/F8NV2SZH2WEUGVP.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink This instructable will teach you how to sew your own eye mask. It's a little oversized and has excellent light defeating properties. :D You can fill it with anything you like - my personal favorites are jasmine rice and dried lavender, but this time I am choosing to just line it with felt. I've inc...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 23:47:05 PDT
Otter will crush your soul cross stitch +pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Otter-will-crush-your-soul-cross-stitch-pattern/
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:36:31 PST
Fuzzy Footies out of Old Blankets! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fuzzy-Footies-out-of-Old-Blankets/
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 14:23:37 PST
Wall Mounted Sewing Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Sewing-Station/
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 12:37:40 PDT
Roadkill Raccoon Dog Pillow http://www.instructables.com/id/Roadkill-Raccoon-Dog-Pillow/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:09:10 PST
Hot Pocket Snood http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Pocket-Snood/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 09:02:59 PST
leather case for your device http://www.instructables.com/id/leather-case-for-your-device/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:42:24 PST
Soft-circuit LED Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-circuit-LED-Bracelet/
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Sat, 9 Feb 2008 17:26:04 PST
Vegan zombie cross stitch + pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Vegan-zombie-cross-stitch-pattern/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 15:30:32 PST
Strapless firewood tarp http://www.instructables.com/id/Strapless-firewood-tarp/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:55:31 PST
Easy Fur Scarf http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Fur-Scarf/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:52:26 PST
how to prepare leather for sewing http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-prepare-leather-for-sewing/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:19:15 PST
how to dye leather http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-dye-leather/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:35:37 PST
NASCAR SEWING http://www.instructables.com/id/NASCAR-SEWING/
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Sun, 8 Aug 2010 20:38:53 PDT
How to sew a hooded scarf or scoodie! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-hooded-scarf-or-scoodie/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2009 20:53:08 PST
How to Sew a Set-in Sleeve With Ease http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Set-in-Sleeve-With-Ease/
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:08:09 PDT
Cat Sweater with Zipper-Mouth http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Sweater-with-Zipper-Mouth/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:19:32 PDT
Rolltop Waterproof Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolltop-Waterproof-Backpack/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:58:26 PDT
To Infinity and Beyond Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/To-Infinity-and-Beyond-Dress/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:44:22 PDT
Easy Giant Zipper Hoodie http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Giant-Zipper-Hoodie/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:38:15 PDT
Cherries Jubilee http://www.instructables.com/id/Cherries-Jubilee/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:47:42 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
Leather MD Briefcase (Doctor's Bag) http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-MD-Briefcase-Doctors-Bag/
Leather MD Briefcase (Doctor's Bag) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/1B45/I1B64AI0/F0H1B45I1B64AI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/1B45/I1B64AI0/F0H1B45I1B64AI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/1B45/I1B64AI0/F0H1B45I1B64AI0.SMALL.jpg Phiske One of my favorite style of briefcase is the doctor's bag. Basically that refers to any bag that has an internal metal frame that is hinged to hold the mouth of the bag open. These frames can be bought but are expensive and of bad quality. So being a Maker I figured I'd make my own. Tools and...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 19:30:11 PDT
Leather Tree Tote http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Tree-Tote/
Leather Tree Tote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NXBQ/I155AWAY/FFLNXBQI155AWAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NXBQ/I155AWAY/FFLNXBQI155AWAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/NXBQ/I155AWAY/FFLNXBQI155AWAY.SMALL.jpg Phiske Here I'll show you how to make a simple leather tote. You don't need a lot of leather experience here. But some sewing experience would definitely come in handy. Materiales/Tools You'll need a bare minimum of tools and material for this.ToolsKnife ( Utility is fine )Cutting boardSewing machine...
By: Phiske

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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:12:15 PDT
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-555-Timer-Chip-Backpack/
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For the aspiring engineer, make this cool integrated circuit shaped backpack to carry your assortment of little electronic goodies. This can also be used as a debug-out bag with essentials such as a multimeter, 30 watt soldering iron, solder, solder pump, third hand, pliers, tweezers, screwdriver, w...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:03:31 PDT
Convertible Briefcase/Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Convertible-BriefcaseBackpack/
Convertible Briefcase/Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KL4D/I12KGWTE/FU0KL4DI12KGWTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KL4D/I12KGWTE/FU0KL4DI12KGWTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/KL4D/I12KGWTE/FU0KL4DI12KGWTE.SMALL.jpg Phiske I've always wanted to create a convertible briefcase/backpack and just wasn't sure about how exactly to construct it. I did some brainstorming and came up with this idea. It's a basic briefcase that has a removable strap that doubles as your shoulder straps when reconfigured as a backpack. As fa...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:26:25 PDT
Adult Car Bib http://www.instructables.com/id/Adult-Car-Bib/
Adult Car Bib - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/GAZ0/I10JE0VL/FGFGAZ0I10JE0VL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/GAZ0/I10JE0VL/FGFGAZ0I10JE0VL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/GAZ0/I10JE0VL/FGFGAZ0I10JE0VL.SMALL.jpg Tcdevine Don't you hate it when you are in the car and you drop food on your shirt or in your lap. My husband was always complaining about getting food on his clothes and I tried to get him to just use a towel for a bib. He did not like driving around with a bib on in the car. So I created an Adult Bib fo...
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 05:47:00 PDT
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
On the Go Bag (never loose ur stuff ever again!!) http://www.instructables.com/id/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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/3K1K/I0TV9UOG/FKP3K1KI0TV9UOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/3K1K/I0TV9UOG/FKP3K1KI0TV9UOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/3K1K/I0TV9UOG/FKP3K1KI0TV9UOG.SMALL.jpg 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
how to burnish leather edges http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-burnish-leather-edges/
how to burnish leather edges - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/J217/I0TV6CU4/FGPJ217I0TV6CU4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/J217/I0TV6CU4/FGPJ217I0TV6CU4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/J217/I0TV6CU4/FGPJ217I0TV6CU4.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Burnishing leather edges is a great way to make a leather project look AMAZING. If you're unfamiliar with the term, burnishing is basically polishing the rough edges of the leather. Burnishing can be a pretty time consuming technique, but the way it finishes a project is well worth it. In this instr...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 18:14:15 PDT
the one seam wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/the-one-seam-wallet/
the one seam wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/PKZC/I0R0YI23/FS9PKZCI0R0YI23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/PKZC/I0R0YI23/FS9PKZCI0R0YI23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/PKZC/I0R0YI23/FS9PKZCI0R0YI23.SMALL.jpg kyle brinkerhoff the one seam wallet is a attractive option for those who hate their pockets cluttered by the everyday requisite collection cards and cash. Choosing your leather for this to come out the best, you will need to choose a relatively thin piece of leather, it also needs to be something you really lik...
By: kyle brinkerhoff

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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:11:51 PDT
How to Sew a Dart http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sew-a-Dart/
How to Sew a Dart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EQQV/I0R12I7K/FSWEQQVI0R12I7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EQQV/I0R12I7K/FSWEQQVI0R12I7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/EQQV/I0R12I7K/FSWEQQVI0R12I7K.SMALL.jpg push_reset What is a Dart? Darts are one of the most basic structural elements in dressmaking and garment construction. They are used to build, into a flat piece of fabric, a definite shape that will allow the fabric to conform to a particular body contour or curve. For the female form, darts occur most often ...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 13:04:00 PDT
Make your own grocery bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-grocery-bag/
Make your own grocery bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/F8YF/FKX1AIMP/FQKF8YFFKX1AIMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/F8YF/FKX1AIMP/FQKF8YFFKX1AIMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/F8YF/FKX1AIMP/FQKF8YFFKX1AIMP.SMALL.jpg compwalla I've seen a lot of tutorials for grocery totes and bags and the like but I never found one that I thought was easy enough for someone like me to follow. There is an excellent one on Craftster that makes a t-shirt bag almost exactly like this one but it uses a very different technique for constructin...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2008 20:08:35 PDT
Upcycle your old sweatshirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-your-old-sweatshirt/
Upcycle your old sweatshirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/HRSR/I0IK92N0/FI9HRSRI0IK92N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/HRSR/I0IK92N0/FI9HRSRI0IK92N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/HRSR/I0IK92N0/FI9HRSRI0IK92N0.SMALL.jpg hinagiku So here is how you are going to upcycle your old sweatshirt:) MATERIALS A sweatshirta tshirt(that you don't wear anymore)scissorspaperpen sewing machine(you can sew with your hands too)chalk (or something to mark the fabric) Measurements of the pockets measure the pocket and create the pocket...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06:52:42 PDT
Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-and-Stylish-Fabric-Pan-Protectors/
Easy and Stylish Fabric Pan Protectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/ZOO1/I0HYQGQD/FFTZOO1I0HYQGQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/ZOO1/I0HYQGQD/FFTZOO1I0HYQGQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/ZOO1/I0HYQGQD/FFTZOO1I0HYQGQD.SMALL.jpg 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
Frayed Denim Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Frayed-Denim-Quilt/
Frayed Denim Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FGBL/G68GXPUY/FMUFGBLG68GXPUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FGBL/G68GXPUY/FMUFGBLG68GXPUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/FGBL/G68GXPUY/FMUFGBLG68GXPUY.SMALL.jpg Qlibrarian I love to make quilts, especially ones that don't require batting, hand sewing and finished edges. This instructable will show you how to make an easy frayed denim quilt that you can size to fit whatever bed, couch, wall, etc. that you can imagine.  It does take some sewing abilities but can be com...
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Sat, 6 Mar 2010 10:34:39 PST
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/
Adventure Time Keyrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/I2A3/I07YODKO/F6OI2A3I07YODKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/I2A3/I07YODKO/F6OI2A3I07YODKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/I2A3/I07YODKO/F6OI2A3I07YODKO.SMALL.jpg LD_P These keyrings make perfect best friend keyfriends for Adventure Time fans! They could also be turned into brooches, tree decorations, or even necklaces. They're simple to make, but really cute, as the string is perfect to use to represent the wibbly wobbly limbs of Finn and Jake.What you'll need:Fe...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:36:01 PDT
Zip-it-up pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-it-up-pouch/
Zip-it-up pouch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/5CVL/I06J7MO0/FNL5CVLI06J7MO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/5CVL/I06J7MO0/FNL5CVLI06J7MO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/5CVL/I06J7MO0/FNL5CVLI06J7MO0.SMALL.jpg CarlotuDesign Make this small pouch with just a zipper and a ribbon! With the zipper open, it's just a flat, long thing, but by closing the zipper, it zips itself up to form a pouch. Choose a colorful ribbon for a cute pouch, and (optional) finish the inside with second ribbon for a smooth look.The idea for this ...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:09 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
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
how to cut leather http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-cut-leather/
how to cut leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CFI/HZWJ5CX1/FV68CFIHZWJ5CX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CFI/HZWJ5CX1/FV68CFIHZWJ5CX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV6/8CFI/HZWJ5CX1/FV68CFIHZWJ5CX1.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Cutting leather is super easy with the right tools. It can seem pretty daunting if you're trying to go at it with a pair of scissors, though.In this instructable I'll show you how to cut both thick and thin leathers, and give some tips on how to get the best cut. :)Check out my other leather ibles f...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:37:44 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