Instructables: exploring - living - sewing - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:38:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Adventure Time Keyrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Adventure-Time-Keyrings/
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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/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:10:09 PDT
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
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By: LionelTheElephant

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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/
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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/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:37:44 PDT
zippered pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/zippered-pencil-case/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:19:22 PDT
The Hammock Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hammock-Chair/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:51:09 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
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 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
how to glue leather for sewing http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-glue-leather-for-sewing/
how to glue leather for sewing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YJH9/HZOL0JIE/FF9YJH9HZOL0JIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YJH9/HZOL0JIE/FF9YJH9HZOL0JIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/YJH9/HZOL0JIE/FF9YJH9HZOL0JIE.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink One of the first things I discovered when I started leatherworking is that trying to sew leather together is TOUGH. However, there is hope! Gluing your projects together before you punch holes or sew makes the process much more simple.Gluing leather also comes with its own set of problems, but they'...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 15:06:54 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/
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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/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:13 PDT
hexagon piecing tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/hexagon-piecing-tutorial/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:20:59 PDT
Mini Pressing Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Pressing-Board/
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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/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:09:20 PDT
How to make a mono-kini http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mono-kini/
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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 11:43:25 PDT
Denim Rag Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Denim-Rag-Quilt/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 20:51:58 PDT
Sewing materials selection http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-materials-selection/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:10:25 PDT
Sew a Welders Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Welders-Cap/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:43:03 PDT
Simple Swim Vest http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Swim-Vest/
Simple Swim Vest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/UX3O/HXII56YP/FPTUX3OHXII56YP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/UX3O/HXII56YP/FPTUX3OHXII56YP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/UX3O/HXII56YP/FPTUX3OHXII56YP.SMALL.jpg Bethanael I love swim vests. They provide great support and they look good (what more could a person want in a swim suit?). Unfortunately finding swim vests is fairly difficult and the ones I do find are usually out of my budget. Luckily with a simple vest pattern, some time, and fabric anyone can make a simp...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 14:27:15 PDT
Patchwork Shower Curtian http://www.instructables.com/id/Patchwork-Shower-Curtian/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:55:25 PDT
How to make a backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-backpack/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:30:51 PDT
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Leather Sandal http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-Golden-Snitch-Leather-Sandal/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:57:05 PDT
Custom Faux Batik Fabric http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Faux-Batik-Fabric/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:11:43 PDT
Ribbon Zipper Bag (fully lined) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ribbon-Zipper-Bag-fully-lined/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:41:34 PDT
Twisted Bandeau Bikini Top http://www.instructables.com/id/Twisted-Bandeau-Bikini-Top/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:00:30 PDT
Shrunken Sweater Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Shrunken-Sweater-Backpack/
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Fri, 11 Jan 2008 18:06:36 PST
Shirred Summer Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Shirred-Summer-Dress/
Shirred Summer Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/C3LH/H3Z3VUMT/F87C3LHH3Z3VUMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/C3LH/H3Z3VUMT/F87C3LHH3Z3VUMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/C3LH/H3Z3VUMT/F87C3LHH3Z3VUMT.SMALL.jpg Etcetorize Learn how to add shirring to an easy to make summer dress to keep you looking stylish and keep you cool all summer long~ Materials Here's what you need: -Cotton fabric (the length that you want your dress + approximately 4" for hems) -scissors -regular thread, elastic thread, wooly nylon thread -...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:39:06 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
Leather iPad Air Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-iPad-Air-Case/
Leather iPad Air Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z36Z/HVMP5FHB/F9GZ36ZHVMP5FHB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z36Z/HVMP5FHB/F9GZ36ZHVMP5FHB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z36Z/HVMP5FHB/F9GZ36ZHVMP5FHB.SMALL.jpg Phiske You finally got your new iPad Air and but don't like any of the store bought cases. You know you'll end up dropping it and crack the screen. You don't want to just shove it in your backpack to get all scratched up. Sleeves are pretty lame. So what are you to do?Stop crying and make your own you ...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 16:43:23 PDT
A Simple, Unpadded Native-style baby pouch ( or sling ) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Unpadded-Native-style-baby-pouch--or-sl/
A Simple, Unpadded Native-style baby pouch ( or sling ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/OVAK/FEMHW0GO/F4COVAKFEMHW0GO.SMALL.gif Pink&BlueDesigns My thanks to Jan Andrea for the inspiration and guidance on how to make this. I had some issues following her directions, so I decided to post what I made here (with my alterations). My hopes are that my struggles won't be yours. Again: you can find the original instructions at Jan Andrea's webpage ...
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 07:41:53 PDT
Dragon Egg Plush http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Egg-Plush/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/RKJR/HUK2BFYX/FXMRKJRHUK2BFYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/RKJR/HUK2BFYX/FXMRKJRHUK2BFYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/RKJR/HUK2BFYX/FXMRKJRHUK2BFYX.SMALL.jpg Zabzab Hi guys, in today's video I will show how to make a Dragon  Egg Plush, this is not a compplicated DIY, but rather a a time consuming one!!!  For materials, I have used textured pleather and felt.  The pattern for the egg is available on my facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/craftgyver Enjo...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:06:28 PDT
How to Make a Card Key Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Card-Key-Case/
How to Make a Card Key Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/IY1F/HU0GPZB9/FC6IY1FHU0GPZB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/IY1F/HU0GPZB9/FC6IY1FHU0GPZB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/IY1F/HU0GPZB9/FC6IY1FHU0GPZB9.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu Since the original vinyl case is cheaply made, I made a card key case out of leather. Leather material gives it a more luxurious feel. Prepare the Template Prepare the template that is larger than the actual size of the card key case. Cut out the Leather Cut out the leather with a leathe...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:25:59 PDT
My lazy way in replacing a button http://www.instructables.com/id/My-lazy-way-in-replacing-a-button/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/PHR8/HTUS03MB/FIWPHR8HTUS03MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/PHR8/HTUS03MB/FIWPHR8HTUS03MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/PHR8/HTUS03MB/FIWPHR8HTUS03MB.SMALL.jpg mvillalpando This is my own lazy way of replacing a button that has fallen off with a more interesting one.  Enjoy the videos. Video one (click) on YouTube Video two (click) on YouTube Thanks, and post suggestions, improvements, and or other ideas. Manny V.
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:08:14 PDT
Game of Thrones Stark House Robe http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Stark-House-Robe/
Game of Thrones Stark House Robe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/FV6T/HTR6EJZP/F8TFV6THTR6EJZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/FV6T/HTR6EJZP/F8TFV6THTR6EJZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/FV6T/HTR6EJZP/F8TFV6THTR6EJZP.SMALL.jpg Danger is my middle name I'm a huge fan of Game of Thrones and the books that the show is based on, but my dad is the person who introduced me to it in the first place! He saw the Game of Robes I had made for myself and liked it so much that I decided to surprise him with one of his own! His favorite house is the Stark ho...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:25:46 PDT
How to Make a Clip-on Bow Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Clip-on-Bow-Tie/
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Mon, 30 May 2011 21:44:34 PDT
TUTORIAL: How to Make a Kid-Size 18th Century European Buckle Shoe http://www.instructables.com/id/TUTORIAL-How-to-Make-a-Kid-Size-18th-Century-Europ/
TUTORIAL: How to Make a Kid-Size 18th Century European Buckle Shoe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/LVW8/HTHKD4GQ/FBBLVW8HTHKD4GQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/LVW8/HTHKD4GQ/FBBLVW8HTHKD4GQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/LVW8/HTHKD4GQ/FBBLVW8HTHKD4GQ.SMALL.jpg hometownbetty Recently, I shared a tutorial to make a fake lace ruffle front shirt (part 1) for Piano Man’s historical school costume. For the next piece, I wanted to make a black boot cover over his rain boots. I researched online to find a tutorial to make a quick and easy boot for a child’s costume. However, I...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:28:57 PDT
Game of Thrones Melisandre Robe http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Melisandre-Robe/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:40:38 PDT
sew a laptop bag http://www.instructables.com/id/sew-a-laptop-bag/
sew a laptop bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/D2WL/HT9B1HQ5/FYXD2WLHT9B1HQ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/D2WL/HT9B1HQ5/FYXD2WLHT9B1HQ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/D2WL/HT9B1HQ5/FYXD2WLHT9B1HQ5.SMALL.jpg sursula some time ago i made myself a protective laptop bag since i didn't want to spend money on something that seemed not too difficult to make. it turned out quite nice (i've included pictures at the last step), so a friend asked me if i could make her one, too. so here is how. this bag will fit perfectl...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:21:05 PDT
How to Make a Bankbook Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-the-Bankbook-Case/
How to Make a Bankbook Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/QM1A/HTC6900H/FLZQM1AHTC6900H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/QM1A/HTC6900H/FLZQM1AHTC6900H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/QM1A/HTC6900H/FLZQM1AHTC6900H.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu Since the original vinyl case is cheaply made, I made a bankbook case out of leather. Leather material gives it a more luxurious feel. Prepare the Template Prepare the template that is larger than the actual size of the bankbook. Cut out the Leather Cut out the leather with a leather cut...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:23:52 PDT
how to sew a baby bib + pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-sew-a-baby-bib-pattern/
how to sew a baby bib + pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/74AP/H5IRWL2H/FMF74APH5IRWL2H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/74AP/H5IRWL2H/FMF74APH5IRWL2H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/74AP/H5IRWL2H/FMF74APH5IRWL2H.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink I recently got a request for a custom embroidered baby bib through etsy, so I finally learned how to sew them. :D Sewing a baby bib is a really easy project! You can even sew it by hand if you don't have a sewing machine. It's a fantastic projects for scrap fabric, too - it takes very little to sew...
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 22:45:41 PDT
How to sew an envelope pillow cover! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-an-envelope-pillow-cover/
How to sew an envelope pillow cover! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/6WHS/FNNKCJYQ/FM46WHSFNNKCJYQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/6WHS/FNNKCJYQ/FM46WHSFNNKCJYQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/6WHS/FNNKCJYQ/FM46WHSFNNKCJYQ.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Pillows need updating?Don't buy new ones! Just recover them! I'm about to start recovering an entire couch and in the process of choosing fabrics I decided my pillows needed some updating as well. This is super easy and should take about a half hour per pillow once you get into the swing of things!P...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2008 15:47:14 PST
How to the iPhone Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-the-iPhone-Jacket/
How to the iPhone Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/6JS7/HT5CPBGB/FWU6JS7HT5CPBGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/6JS7/HT5CPBGB/FWU6JS7HT5CPBGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/6JS7/HT5CPBGB/FWU6JS7HT5CPBGB.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu I made the iPhone Jacket. Because it is the iPhone Jacket which is very simple made, I can easily make it!! Cut Leather along a Template I cut leather along a template. When I cut the part of the curve, I cut to turn a template. I can easily cut the one!! Prepare two Pieces of Leather I prepar...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 01:11:12 PDT
Create Couch Cushions for Less Coin http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Couch-Cushion-on-a-Budget/
Create Couch Cushions for Less Coin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/TCLC/HOHYE9W1/F50TCLCHOHYE9W1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/TCLC/HOHYE9W1/F50TCLCHOHYE9W1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/TCLC/HOHYE9W1/F50TCLCHOHYE9W1.SMALL.jpg mazzmn We Needed a Couch - Our hacker space, The RabbitHole, needed a couch for our creative design (ie bull) sessions. Luckily we have design tool skillz, woodworking skillz even nunchuck skillz but alas no sewing skillz...so we've had a bare naked plywood bench for quite some time, not exactly the comfy ...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:29:12 PST