Instructables: exploring - living - sewing http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 03:36:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
DIY Maxi Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Maxi-Dress/
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Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:10:41 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/
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
Easy Retro Tankini http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Retro-Tankini/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:03:28 PDT
DIY Bikini from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bikini-from-scratch/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:19:42 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
Towel Pants http://www.instructables.com/id/Towel-Pants/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:18:27 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/
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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/
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:52:46 PDT
Drawstring Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Bag/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:35:24 PDT
Cheap DIY Captain Hammer Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Captain-Hammer-Gloves/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:33:05 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/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:43:20 PDT
dog collar neckerchief http://www.instructables.com/id/dog-collar-neckerchief/
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:41:04 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
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/
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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/
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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
Practically free planter pouches http://www.instructables.com/id/Practically-free-planter-pouches/
Practically free planter pouches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/AS16/HWLD3XDC/FR7AS16HWLD3XDC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/AS16/HWLD3XDC/FR7AS16HWLD3XDC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/AS16/HWLD3XDC/FR7AS16HWLD3XDC.SMALL.jpg Humboldtartdept A super simple, quick, easy, and darn cute planter pouch project! Great for kids of all ages! Collect your supplies My local big box hardware store, Menards, has free sample pieces of outdoor carpet which is the basis of this project. Hopefully your local store does too though if not, the stuff...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:46:56 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
Ribbon Cushions!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ribbon-Cushions/
Ribbon Cushions!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/Q0IH/HW4ORUM7/FS3Q0IHHW4ORUM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/Q0IH/HW4ORUM7/FS3Q0IHHW4ORUM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/Q0IH/HW4ORUM7/FS3Q0IHHW4ORUM7.SMALL.jpg rajinder kaur Easy to make, super pretty cushion covers!! Things required!! 1. Basting Canvas2. Satin Ribbons 1/2" wide (Various colours)3. Cotton fabric (for back)4. Iron5. Scissors6. All pins7. Sewing Machine/ Needle and thread Cutting and Pinning Cut the basting canvas to the size of cushion you have,...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:28:50 PDT
Bibs from Towels http://www.instructables.com/id/Bibs-from-Towels/
Bibs from Towels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/CZLZ/HW4OMV0T/FWZCZLZHW4OMV0T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/CZLZ/HW4OMV0T/FWZCZLZHW4OMV0T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/CZLZ/HW4OMV0T/FWZCZLZHW4OMV0T.SMALL.jpg elliew Use towels and some scrap fabric to make cute bibs. It first took me about an hour to make one, as I was figuring out the best way to make them. The time shortened as I found little cheats and tricks. This can be done by people just starting out, or by those who have years of experience. There are l...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:31:29 PDT
Sand Removal Mitt http://www.instructables.com/id/Sand-Removal-Mitt/
Sand Removal Mitt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/MRYW/HW4OGV7Z/FFOMRYWHW4OGV7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/MRYW/HW4OGV7Z/FFOMRYWHW4OGV7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFO/MRYW/HW4OGV7Z/FFOMRYWHW4OGV7Z.SMALL.jpg jmaxwell5 ***update - tested today at the beach works very well. Works best as a wipe down instead of a mitt***Having recently moved to Southern California time at the beach is inevitable and lets face it there's no where I'd rather be. However, I do not relish the moment when we leave and have to dust the sa...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 20:38:31 PDT
Soft leather http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-leather/
Soft leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/2UOL/HW4OI5PH/FEW2UOLHW4OI5PH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/2UOL/HW4OI5PH/FEW2UOLHW4OI5PH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/2UOL/HW4OI5PH/FEW2UOLHW4OI5PH.SMALL.jpg mattiemack If youve read my other tutorials on snake hides youve seen mostly hard leathers and epoxy here i will show you what you need for soft leathers, this is a very short tutorial but hopefully it will be of some great GLUE Contact cement, not rubber, contact cement this is some amazing stuff and if yo...
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 07:43:47 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
Instructables Robot Patch Pocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Robot-Patch-Pocket/
Instructables Robot Patch Pocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/2RXL/HVQFD5PA/F9L2RXLHVQFD5PA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/2RXL/HVQFD5PA/F9L2RXLHVQFD5PA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/2RXL/HVQFD5PA/F9L2RXLHVQFD5PA.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 First off, I'll state the obvious. I'm terrible at sewing. This is more just an idea than a guide. I'm sure if you are actually good at sewing, this would be an easy and practical little project and shouldn't take more than a half hour at most to make.What you need:-An Instructables Robot patch-A ne...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 05:40:53 PDT
Envelope Pillowcases Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Envelope-Pillowcases-Tutorial/
Envelope Pillowcases Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/JPGC/HVQZIX9W/FUMJPGCHVQZIX9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/JPGC/HVQZIX9W/FUMJPGCHVQZIX9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUM/JPGC/HVQZIX9W/FUMJPGCHVQZIX9W.SMALL.jpg HOMEmade MAKEOVERS If you ever wondered how to make envelope pillowcase then this tutorial is for you. Supplies Here is what you need for this project:pillowfabric sewing machineoverlockpins, scissors, measuring tape, threads Before you start Having all the supplies ready in place you may start planning. First ...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 01:30:02 PDT
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Easy-Infinity-Shirt-Tutorial/
$5 Easy Infinity Shirt Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9DPA/HVO9TGM4/FHN9DPAHVO9TGM4.SMALL.jpg Kiriko Kikuchi [Photo by Ama Wertz]I came up with the idea for this shirt during the heat wave in San Francisco a few weeks ago. I had just started beauty school, with its "all black" dress code, and all of my black things were sweaters, because this is San Francisco and we only experience summer for thirty minute...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 23:55:21 PDT
Ironing Center for under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironing-Center-for-under-10/
Ironing Center for under $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/S6DX/HVGXX502/FO0S6DXHVGXX502.SMALL.jpg LutheranChick This is my FIRST "Instructable" that I want to share with all my sewing and quilting enthusiast friends! I just recently got married and moved. The room I use as a sewing/quilting area is also used as a spare bedroom, so space is very limited and needs to be "neat". I was using a standard ironing...
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Fri, 23 May 2014 08:40:18 PDT