Instructables: exploring - living - sewing http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:54:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Upcycled Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Pincushion/
Upcycled Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XMCM/HY7T8GUV/FJ0XMCMHY7T8GUV.SMALL.jpg 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
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
Arming cap / helmet padding http://www.instructables.com/id/Arming-cap-helmet-padding/
Arming cap / helmet padding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/J0V3/HY4KO6L1/FQ9J0V3HY4KO6L1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/J0V3/HY4KO6L1/FQ9J0V3HY4KO6L1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/J0V3/HY4KO6L1/FQ9J0V3HY4KO6L1.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd This story will be a two ible story, the first part(this) will be about the padding of the next ible.Spoiler alert: it'll be a helm ( not telling you what kind though;) ).This part of the project doesn't take that long and only requires basic sewing skills so its an easy way to add to your armour co...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:21:46 PDT
Hamster Hacky Sack http://www.instructables.com/id/Hamster-Hacky-Sack/
Hamster Hacky Sack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/FY70/HY21Y768/FLQFY70HY21Y768.SMALL.jpg miss_who In this 'ible, I'll show you how to recycle old, outgrown socks into adorable hamster bean bags! These hamsters require no food or water, are highly portable, and can be thrown around and played with for hours. (Mine currently reside on my desk.) Plus, it's a perfect hand sewing project for beginni...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:08:33 PDT
Renaissance Costumes - Celtic Warrior Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Renaissance-Costumes-Celtic-Warrior-Costume/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:21:46 PDT
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Dress-made-out-of-Potting-Soil-Bags/
Dress made out of Potting Soil Bags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/KN57/HY0DP159/F0GKN57HY0DP159.SMALL.jpg amandaggogo So, you need a dress, one that stands out from the crowd, for maybe a themed party? You hate your bridesmaids? Prom? Halloween? Just didn't know what to do with all those leftover bags from where you laid dirt in the garden? Well, this dress is certainly not of the norm. So let's get started! Sup...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:48 PDT
Sew a Welders Cap http://www.instructables.com/id/Sew-a-Welders-Cap/
Sew a Welders Cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/GAHE/HXXYHPKJ/F1UGAHEHXXYHPKJ.SMALL.jpg ckeeling This instructable is to make a “Welders Cap”. This is a dual purpose hat. You can wear it bill front as a cap or you turn it around and let the bill protect your neck from flying sparks while welding. What you will need: Outer Cloth - about ¼ yardLining Cloth - about ¼ yard Batting - Scrap (or...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:32:39 PDT
How To Make: EASY POMPOMS WITH A DINNER FORK http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-EASY-POMPOMS-WITH-A-DINNER-FORK/
How To Make: EASY POMPOMS WITH A DINNER FORK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/H3H7/HXX4QX6C/FYYH3H7HXX4QX6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/H3H7/HXX4QX6C/FYYH3H7HXX4QX6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/H3H7/HXX4QX6C/FYYH3H7HXX4QX6C.SMALL.jpg abby5 This is a little thing I learned from my nanny and I thing it's really cute,plus heaps fun.You'll needOne short string A small ball of woolScissorsAnd of corse the dinner fork 1 First thread the short string threw the slot between the middle two fork prongs 2 Then hold the end of the wool fro...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:28:26 PDT
A Simple Tool Roll http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Tool-Roll/
A Simple Tool Roll - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/MBM6/HXLMV2Y9/F6MMBM6HXLMV2Y9.SMALL.jpg nomuse If you are like me, you end up with a lot of little hand tools cluttering up the gig bag. And if you have access to a sewing machine, a few hours of work can save a remarkable amount of hassle later on. I did this thing to learn more about my new Bernina, but it has paid for itself many times over i...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:43:03 PDT
Backless One Piece http://www.instructables.com/id/Backless-One-Piece/
Backless One Piece - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/W6Z0/HXLD92LL/FFMW6Z0HXLD92LL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/W6Z0/HXLD92LL/FFMW6Z0HXLD92LL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/W6Z0/HXLD92LL/FFMW6Z0HXLD92LL.SMALL.jpg tesla94 WHAT I USED:Old Golf Shirt (Extra Large) Old Pair of Bikini Bottoms Extra Fabric (Same Color as Bottoms)Don't Forget the Thread MATERIALSSewing Machine Scissors I've attached the two pictures that inspired my project as well. I'm still looking for the perfect beads to add to my suit! Bottoms F...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:25:19 PDT
How to Attach a Cloak or Cape Clasp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Attach-a-Cloak-or-Cape-Clasp/
How to Attach a Cloak or Cape Clasp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/LK0U/HXLD8D1S/F93LK0UHXLD8D1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/LK0U/HXLD8D1S/F93LK0UHXLD8D1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/LK0U/HXLD8D1S/F93LK0UHXLD8D1S.SMALL.jpg jamera This is for the kind of clasps you find for capes and cloaks like here:http://www.treasurecast.com/index.php?l=product_li...http://www.cloakmaker.com/avail_clasps.htmlWhich are difficult to simply sew on "button style". To attach these you will need the following tools and supplies:Your choice ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:40:22 PDT
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-T-shirt-Sleeping-Beauty-Dress/
Upcycled T-shirt Sleeping Beauty Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/SUO5/HXHRJ2QU/FOCSUO5HXHRJ2QU.SMALL.jpg fivemarigolds Turn old unused shirts into a magical princess dress comfortable enough for her to wear every day!You'll need approximately 4-5 large adult t-shirts, depending on the size of dress you'll be making. Sew the Bodice To piece the sleeves and bodice, I worked with Simplicity pattern 5695 - but any pa...
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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/
How to take in a Carhartt jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/8Q5C/HXHRIY05/F9P8Q5CHXHRIY05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/8Q5C/HXHRIY05/F9P8Q5CHXHRIY05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9P/8Q5C/HXHRIY05/F9P8Q5CHXHRIY05.SMALL.jpg satiredun I have had this Carhartt jacket for about 8 years, and have attached all my patches to it (a giant pain in the tuchus). I love it, but it's not fitted at all for women- even though this was a 'woman's' model. Having it more fitten would encourage me to wear it more often. They've improved their cut ...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 16:19:03 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
Gambeson / Aketon / Under armour http://www.instructables.com/id/Gambeson-Aketon-Under-armour/
Gambeson / Aketon / Under armour - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/YSVH/HXHRF49X/FGDYSVHHXHRF49X.SMALL.jpg knutknackebröd Fourth ible, yes another armour themed one, here we go!The decision to make a gambeson came as soon as my girlfriend convinced me to wear my chainmail shirt to the fantasy fair. It got really uncomfortable because all the padding I had was a t-shirt, so in need of some more comfort and more realisti...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 09:32:13 PDT
Patchwork Shower Curtian http://www.instructables.com/id/Patchwork-Shower-Curtian/
Patchwork Shower Curtian - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/SMY3/HXHREUOI/FRTSMY3HXHREUOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/SMY3/HXHREUOI/FRTSMY3HXHREUOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/SMY3/HXHREUOI/FRTSMY3HXHREUOI.SMALL.jpg katvanlew Do you love Shabby Chic décor as much as I do? Whether you sew your own patchwork, or do like I did and purchase one in an antique store, you can make an adorable shower curtain. Supplies For this project, you will need a Quilt top, Sewing machine, thread, scissors, fabric for back and edges, (I...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:55:25 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/
Ruffle Bandeau Bikini Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/C4CC/HXHR7UA8/F2GC4CCHXHR7UA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/C4CC/HXHR7UA8/F2GC4CCHXHR7UA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/C4CC/HXHR7UA8/F2GC4CCHXHR7UA8.SMALL.jpg CraftyRex It's summer and hot and I am always wanting to wear a cute new bikini to the beach. I feel like in stores right now I have been seeing so many bandeau style bikini tops and they looked so simple to make- so I thought I would try! A little cheaper on your wallet, and you can pick out whatever color...
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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/
Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/0L27/HXG6QBW0/FW70L27HXG6QBW0.SMALL.jpg doodlecraft Shirred Towel Cover-up Dress!The perfect Beachwear!Everyone likes to wrap themselves in a towel after swimming! This cover-up dress is best!With simple straps that match her swimsuit...she is ready to go from the beach or pool!Perfect for wearing to a picnic or fun place that you "might" get wet! Ju...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:33:13 PDT
How to make a Pencil Pouch. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Pencil-Pouch/
How to make a Pencil Pouch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/3BMX/HXEZ8TX8/FU43BMXHXEZ8TX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/3BMX/HXEZ8TX8/FU43BMXHXEZ8TX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/3BMX/HXEZ8TX8/FU43BMXHXEZ8TX8.SMALL.jpg Anusree I used my old torn denim to make this pouch. One can use any scrap fabric. :) Things you will need. Denim fabric.ButtonsThread and a needle.ZipperScissorA penScale Measure and cut fabric. The pencil pouch we are going to make is of rectangular shape.The measurements for the cutting required ar...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:52:33 PDT
Make a Draft Excluder from Scraps and Gathered Sand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Draft-Excluder-from-Scraps-and-Gathered-San/
Make a Draft Excluder from Scraps and Gathered Sand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/Z88N/HXG6LU0R/FREZ88NHXG6LU0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/Z88N/HXG6LU0R/FREZ88NHXG6LU0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/Z88N/HXG6LU0R/FREZ88NHXG6LU0R.SMALL.jpg 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
Can I sew a bike jersey? http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-I-sew-a-bike-jersey/
Can I sew a bike jersey? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/CFC9/HXDOPO9B/FI5CFC9HXDOPO9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/CFC9/HXDOPO9B/FI5CFC9HXDOPO9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/CFC9/HXDOPO9B/FI5CFC9HXDOPO9B.SMALL.jpg tatartt Hi,This is my first project in instructables.I sew lots of things but this is very special for me.I love cycling and I think this for many monhts.Finally I decided to sew a jersey and I made it :) First, this is an old dress :)I used them in this project. I ironed it. I have a bike jerse...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:09:01 PDT
Swim Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Swim-Skirt/
Swim Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/PZJ8/HXDPBMEG/F5OPZJ8HXDPBMEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/PZJ8/HXDPBMEG/F5OPZJ8HXDPBMEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/PZJ8/HXDPBMEG/F5OPZJ8HXDPBMEG.SMALL.jpg RebekahP I wanted to add some personality to an otherwise basic suit. I designed this with as few seams as possible with no elastic and no hem. This flirty number has a yoga style drop waist and circle skirt. What you will need Rotary cutter and matRuler preferably grid style Swimwear fabric Quality th...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:38:16 PDT
DIY skater/circle skirt in 3 steps! (No zipper/no elastic band) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-skatercircle-skirt-in-3-steps-No-zipperno-elas/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ZEPV/HXDP4CAA/F0XZEPVHXDP4CAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ZEPV/HXDP4CAA/F0XZEPVHXDP4CAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/ZEPV/HXDP4CAA/F0XZEPVHXDP4CAA.SMALL.jpg DIYlover89 Hi guys!! Today I'm goin to show you how to make this beautiful skirt. As you see in the video is actually reall simple. Some important things: - Use a fabric that is a little bit stretchy and to sew the waistband use an elastc thread. This way you won't have to use a zipper and the proccess will b...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:15:39 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
Mario Mushroom T-shirt Recon http://www.instructables.com/id/Mario-Mushroom-T-shirt-Recon/
Mario Mushroom T-shirt Recon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/SZBG/HXDE1LJD/FB8SZBGHXDE1LJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/SZBG/HXDE1LJD/FB8SZBGHXDE1LJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/SZBG/HXDE1LJD/FB8SZBGHXDE1LJD.SMALL.jpg MsSweetSatisfaction I love t-shirt recons and I love Mario. So I decided to combine the two to make a t-shirt recon geek style. Gather Your Materials 1. Fitted white t-shirt2. X-Large Red Shirt (or any color you like)3. Scrap black t-shirt material4. Fusible Webbing5. Scissors6. Sewing Machine 7. Measuring Tape8....
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:13:18 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
Seahorse Tote Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Seahorse-Tote-Bag/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:01:53 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
Ruffled Tote Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruffled-Tote-Bag/
Ruffled Tote Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/SJ8R/HWXKEEYV/F40SJ8RHWXKEEYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/SJ8R/HWXKEEYV/F40SJ8RHWXKEEYV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/SJ8R/HWXKEEYV/F40SJ8RHWXKEEYV.SMALL.jpg craftknowitall I saw a bag like this at a craft boutique. I loved it, but being the person that I am, I just had to make my own. So here is my version of a ruffled tote bag. Finding four different print fabrics in the same color scheme was the hardest part. So here is how I make it happen. Supplies:A tote ...
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:31:04 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 ...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:30:51 PDT
Sari Scrap Kerchief http://www.instructables.com/id/Sari-Scrap-Kerchief/
Sari Scrap Kerchief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/YFZP/HWVATW9A/FQMYFZPHWVATW9A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/YFZP/HWVATW9A/FQMYFZPHWVATW9A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQM/YFZP/HWVATW9A/FQMYFZPHWVATW9A.SMALL.jpg danibees I'll be getting my hair braided prior to going out to Burning Man, and a friend suggested that I stock up on bandannas etc to keep my "halo" of breakage under control. Plus, you can do so much with them. I think that's a great idea, but I want to take it a step further. I love beautiful textiles, an...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:28:10 PDT
sewing http://www.instructables.com/id/sewing-2-3-4-5-6/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/ZDX4/HWVAN5IA/F37ZDX4HWVAN5IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/ZDX4/HWVAN5IA/F37ZDX4HWVAN5IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/ZDX4/HWVAN5IA/F37ZDX4HWVAN5IA.SMALL.jpg rlciavar This collection is a guide to the world of sewing! It covers everything from selecting fabrics to using a mannequin and sewing a backpack. Whether you've never threaded a needle or regularly sew wedding gowns I'm sure there's something in here for you! For beginners I suggest starting with my "sewin...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 16:57:32 PDT
Handed Rolled Handkerchief http://www.instructables.com/id/Handed-Rolled-Handkerchief/
Handed Rolled Handkerchief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/YST1/HWS3RZOH/FPGYST1HWS3RZOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/YST1/HWS3RZOH/FPGYST1HWS3RZOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/YST1/HWS3RZOH/FPGYST1HWS3RZOH.SMALL.jpg 1uncertain3 Whether you're looking to jazz up a suit or simply wipe your nose, handkerchiefs are one of those timeless utility item I feel every person should own. With a spare hour, you'll be able to personalize your own!Things you will need: Fabric of your choice A needle and thread A few pins Scissors A ru...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:22:34 PDT
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Leather Sandal http://www.instructables.com/id/Harry-Potter-Golden-Snitch-Leather-Sandal/
Harry Potter Golden Snitch Leather Sandal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QAMR/HWS3MQQ1/FRMQAMRHWS3MQQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QAMR/HWS3MQQ1/FRMQAMRHWS3MQQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/QAMR/HWS3MQQ1/FRMQAMRHWS3MQQ1.SMALL.jpg mactothefuture Seeking a new pair of shoes? I was, so I decided to make a pair of leather sandals inspired by the golden snitch from Harry Potter (One of my favorite things!)When I wear these I'm wicked fast and damn near impossible to see : ) Mocking Up The Sandal The first step was to mock up the sandal, I ha...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 23:57:05 PDT
Bridal Hat with netting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bridal-Hat-with-netting/
Bridal Hat with netting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/SD93/HWRZ3QEO/FH2SD93HWRZ3QEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/SD93/HWRZ3QEO/FH2SD93HWRZ3QEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/SD93/HWRZ3QEO/FH2SD93HWRZ3QEO.SMALL.jpg katvanlew This is the perfect accessory for a 1950's themed wedding. If you are having someone make your wedding dress or sewing it yourself, you could very easily make this hat out of the leftover scraps of fabric. Supplies You will need 1 sheet of plastic canvas, scissors, scrap of white fabric, measuri...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:00:49 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
Diy No Sew Fruit Slices! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-No-Sew-Fruit-Slices/
Diy No Sew Fruit Slices! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/BD0R/HWQN03G6/FP8BD0RHWQN03G6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/BD0R/HWQN03G6/FP8BD0RHWQN03G6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/BD0R/HWQN03G6/FP8BD0RHWQN03G6.SMALL.jpg momoluv Hey everyone it's momo and today I'll be showing y'all how to make cute slices of fruit. If you're not big on sewing, this instructable is for you! From pink lemonade to orange and lime, these felt slices are truly adorable! Have fun! Supplies 1- favourite colour of felt 2- squeezable glue3- scis...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:31:49 PDT
Ribbon Zipper Bag (fully lined) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ribbon-Zipper-Bag-fully-lined/
Ribbon Zipper Bag (fully lined) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/IDU1/HWQF1ID4/FXRIDU1HWQF1ID4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/IDU1/HWQF1ID4/FXRIDU1HWQF1ID4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/IDU1/HWQF1ID4/FXRIDU1HWQF1ID4.SMALL.jpg Mark Montano Make fully lined ribbon zipper bags (for pencils, change or cosmetics) with this easy tutorial. Watch the video tutorial here You'll need Scissors1/4 yard lining 1/4 yard fabric 4 colors of 1" wide ribbon (about 12" of each color) Sewing machine with zigzag stitch Iron 10" zipper Contrasting ...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:41:34 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
Conversion: Instructables Apron to Pouch http://www.instructables.com/id/Conversion-Instructables-Apron-to-Pouch/
Conversion: Instructables Apron to Pouch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/G1PI/HWQN0M2T/FJIG1PIHWQN0M2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/G1PI/HWQN0M2T/FJIG1PIHWQN0M2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/G1PI/HWQN0M2T/FJIG1PIHWQN0M2T.SMALL.jpg watchmeflyy One word that aptly describes me: practical. Thus, while I was elated to receive an Instructables apron as part of a prize package, my mind flashed to the minute amount of cooking (Having been proclaimed a hazard in the kitchen from an early age, I have had restricted access to the kitchen.) that I ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:53:22 PDT
Simple Finished Boxed Corner for Re-usable Shopping Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Finished-Boxed-Corner-for-Re-usable-Shoppin/
Simple Finished Boxed Corner for Re-usable Shopping Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/VU12/HWKK1DPG/F0EVU12HWKK1DPG.SMALL.jpg waggonswest Basic, shopping bags are great for toting around all your cool stuff. Even better they are simple to make. Use French seams on three sides of the square. Add some handles and hem to the top and you are done. Because of the French seams there is no need for a lining. Thus they use less fabric, f...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:50:47 PDT
18th Century Stay (Reversible) http://www.instructables.com/id/18th-Century-Stay-Reversible/
18th Century Stay (Reversible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4G0P/HWIMWCVT/F1M4G0PHWIMWCVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4G0P/HWIMWCVT/F1M4G0PHWIMWCVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/4G0P/HWIMWCVT/F1M4G0PHWIMWCVT.SMALL.jpg PaleoPunk The stay is supportive and versatile as a stand alone bodice or under a dress. I don't know if reversibility is historically accurate, but as a modern woman I find it a nice feature, especially since stays are rather time consuming to make. I sewed this one by hand, but machine sewing is certainly a...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:14:41 PDT
Paula dress free sewing pattern http://www.instructables.com/id/Paula-dress-free-sewing-pattern/
Paula dress free sewing pattern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/OL30/HWIMU13U/FGXOL30HWIMU13U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/OL30/HWIMU13U/FGXOL30HWIMU13U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGX/OL30/HWIMU13U/FGXOL30HWIMU13U.SMALL.jpg onthecuttingfloor Ok, so when creating a new pattern, I usually start with something not even similar to the final project. For example:- This dress was going to be a v-neck maxi dress :) (I am still thinking about making it though)- This dress was going to be called Sweetheart dress.- This dress was supposed to be ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:38:06 PDT
How to sew a round hem http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-sew-a-round-hem/
How to sew a round hem - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/9WLX/HWHMZRSJ/FN29WLXHWHMZRSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/9WLX/HWHMZRSJ/FN29WLXHWHMZRSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/9WLX/HWHMZRSJ/FN29WLXHWHMZRSJ.SMALL.jpg onthecuttingfloor Hello everyone!I am glad to share this technique with you today. If you have visited my website, you have probably noticed I really like circle skirts. In fact, most of my favorite free patterns are using this technique.For example, I have used them for the Arizona dress, the Amalia dress and more ...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 14:53:45 PDT