Instructables: exploring - living - sewing http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:54:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 Updated Glovebox First Aid and Sewing Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Updated-Glovebox-First-Aid-and-Sewing-Kit/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:54:43 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
multi-zip pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/multi-zip-pencil-case/
multi-zip pencil case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/S9XN/I05F5YY6/FW1S9XNI05F5YY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/S9XN/I05F5YY6/FW1S9XNI05F5YY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/S9XN/I05F5YY6/FW1S9XNI05F5YY6.SMALL.jpg Faitmain-Faitcoeur No, I am not mistaken in the title, this is a pencil case! No need to search for the opening, you can open it anywhere.Supplies : 9 non-separable zippers(done with18 cm long zippers but you can choose your size) Put the zippers side by side, overlapping slightly (if you look closely the edge, th...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:06:05 PDT
DIY Heated Slippers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Heated-Slippers/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:31:00 PDT
How to make a pillow: http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-pillow/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:14:52 PDT
zippered pencil case http://www.instructables.com/id/zippered-pencil-case/
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
how to shorten a zipper http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-shorten-a-zipper/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:25:12 PDT
Convertible shrug http://www.instructables.com/id/Convertible-shrug/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:20:22 PDT
Double-Bottomed Fabric Panniers http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Bottomed-Fabric-Panniers/
Double-Bottomed Fabric Panniers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BO0K/HZSTD51J/FGZBO0KHZSTD51J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BO0K/HZSTD51J/FGZBO0KHZSTD51J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/BO0K/HZSTD51J/FGZBO0KHZSTD51J.SMALL.jpg nasamuffin It's a new semester, and I have lots of homework I should be doing, so I decided to spend the afternoon making a set of panniers for my bicycle. I wasn't thrilled with the price of panniers I saw online, so these can be made with a little sturdy fabric and some time.My bike rack has a spring-loaded...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:15:47 PDT
How to Make a Petticoat http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Petticoat/
How to Make a Petticoat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DSCS/HZNYKLWC/F3QDSCSHZNYKLWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DSCS/HZNYKLWC/F3QDSCSHZNYKLWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/DSCS/HZNYKLWC/F3QDSCSHZNYKLWC.SMALL.jpg Laura Mae There are many, many different silhouette options for a petticoat; this is just one which happens to be very suitable for a 1960s bell shaped silhouette.Generally, I prefer more of an a-line silhouette in a petticoat with the poof starting at mid-hip (I find it more flattering), but I wanted to try ...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 01:06:55 PDT
how to thread a leather needle http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-thread-a-leather-needle/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:26:54 PDT
The Hammock Chair http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hammock-Chair/
The Hammock Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/EB6I/HZNYGVE7/FQNEB6IHZNYGVE7.SMALL.jpg alisonamador WHAT DO YOU NEED? 2 yds. of resistant fabricA resistant stick/branch/tube, we recommend to use one with length of 35 inches or longerSpring snap or a quick link40 yds. of rope ''The Main Fabric'' Cut a section of fabric of 45 inches of length and 50 inches of width.Sew a hem on the 4 sides of the...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 09:51:09 PDT
Making a "Mountain Man" Fur Hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Mountain-Man-Fur-Hat/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:32:14 PDT
DIY "Brown" Bag (waxed canvas lunch bag) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Brown-Bag/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:28:36 PDT
How to make harem pants (sarouel style) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-harem-pants-sarouel-style/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:40:49 PDT
Noren no biru Japanese Bricobart Beer Instructables Robot Banner http://www.instructables.com/id/Noren-no-biru-Japanese-Bricobart-Beer-Instructable/
Noren no biru Japanese Bricobart Beer Instructables Robot Banner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GGN6/HZH6X966/FGEGGN6HZH6X966.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GGN6/HZH6X966/FGEGGN6HZH6X966.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/GGN6/HZH6X966/FGEGGN6HZH6X966.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad Domo arigato, Instructables Roboto. Announce to visitors that you run a reputable establishment...wait, at least one that has beer. Noren are traditional Japanese banners/curtains hung up in doorways or entrances. They are utilitarian by providing some privacy and may block odors traveling to the ne...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 20:40:21 PDT
DIY Bow Tie: Style on the Cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bow-Tie-Style-on-the-Cheap-and-Easy/
DIY Bow Tie: Style on the Cheap and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/LG6Y/HZFDZSHH/F3SLG6YHZFDZSHH.SMALL.jpg BrendanMH Howdy! In this instructable I am going to show you how you can sew your very own bow tie!These are great because you can pick out any fabric you want, and it doesn't cost much at all.The way I show you uses a sewing machine, but you'll also get by just fine with a needle, some thread, and patience. ...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:49:13 PDT
How to Print Fabric at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Printing-Fabric-at-Home/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:08:37 PDT
DIY Cat Purse Using Custom Photo http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Face-Purse-with-Custom-Image/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:56:38 PDT
Circle Skirt with Pockets - Midi-Length http://www.instructables.com/id/Midi-Length-Circle-Skirt-with-Pockets/
Circle Skirt with Pockets - Midi-Length - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/0RRA/HZ9O8F3O/FVM0RRAHZ9O8F3O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/0RRA/HZ9O8F3O/FVM0RRAHZ9O8F3O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/0RRA/HZ9O8F3O/FVM0RRAHZ9O8F3O.SMALL.jpg push_reset Fall is upon us. All you need to get by is a good comfortable skirt with places to put your stuff (pockets!).This skirt is made in midi-length, which is the length you will see down the runways and in the stores for Fall. Pantone's color of the season for Fall 2014 is Radiant Orchid. Pantone is alri...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:52:59 PDT
Pillowcase Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillowcase-Dress/
Pillowcase Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/ROA1/HZ9O74X1/FG5ROA1HZ9O74X1.SMALL.jpg katvanlew I absolutely love making pretty dresses for my Granddaughter. I found a beautiful embroidered pillowcase at a local antique shop. I paid less than $5 for it. This project didn't take very long at all! It's the perfect Summer dress for a little girl. My Granddaughter is 4 years old, but you can adjus...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:36:12 PDT
Steering Wheel Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Steering-Wheel-Cover/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:53:59 PDT
Pillow case out of a sweatshirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Pillow-case-out-of-a-sweatshirt/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:02 PDT
Easy Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Pincushion/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:35:45 PDT
Recycled Purse from Denim Jeans http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Purse-from-Denim-Jeans/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:35:20 PDT
Sew a composition book cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Sewing-composition-book-cover/
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 14:09:20 PDT
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/
Easy Retro Tankini - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/F50F/HXLDCBZC/FIXF50FHXLDCBZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/F50F/HXLDCBZC/FIXF50FHXLDCBZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/F50F/HXLDCBZC/FIXF50FHXLDCBZC.SMALL.jpg alannaerm Hello! In this tutorial I'll teach you how to make a super easy retro tankini top. Pair it with a plain bikini bottoms, and hit the town!**Remember to use a zigzag stitch in order to ensure stretchiness** Measure a rectangle of fabric with the width being the circumference of you ribs, and the ...
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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/
DIY Bikini from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/C01T/HXMKJV7Z/FY2C01THXMKJV7Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/C01T/HXMKJV7Z/FY2C01THXMKJV7Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/C01T/HXMKJV7Z/FY2C01THXMKJV7Z.SMALL.jpg sternsam000 I was so excited to put my sewing skills to use this summer, and what better option than a custom bikini! I haven't gotten a chance to show it off yet, but I am planning to this weekend. This is a pretty simple design and concept, but I would suggest some sewing experience if you want to attempt th...
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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/
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 Ladycartoonist 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
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Swimsuit-Cover-FIVE-Different-Ways/
One Swimsuit Cover FIVE Different Ways! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/I7YI/HXHR8UQH/FCNI7YIHXHR8UQH.SMALL.jpg ryeomans1 Looking for a fast, easy, breezy swimsuit cover? How about five different swimsuit covers in one?This is a sew simple project that anyone with a little sewing skill can master. You can personalize it by using different fabircs, adjusting the length, adding beads etc. The best part is the cost is...
By: ryeomans1

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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...
By: CraftyRex

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:52:56 PDT
Towel Pants http://www.instructables.com/id/Towel-Pants/
Towel Pants - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/M9PP/HXG6MO8C/FBSM9PPHXG6MO8C.SMALL.jpg moon flower Turn a boring towel into a cool new pair of pants.Perfect for a pool party, swim meet, or water fight.These towel pants are simple and easy to make. Supplies 1. a large towel2. scissors 3. elastic4. thread (the same or similar color as your towel)5. pen or marker6. a large piece of paper7. pins8....
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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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By: doodlecraft

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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/
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...
By: RebekahP

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 17:38:16 PDT
Drawstring Bags for Haiti http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Bags-for-Haiti/
Drawstring Bags for Haiti - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/IMCJ/HXDOLR04/F5SIMCJHXDOLR04.SMALL.jpg Earnoursilveraward This project was done for the2014 Silver award of two Girl Scouts. It was designed to assist orphans living at the BeLikeBrit orphanage in Haiti. We hope that you enjoy this project, and please be sure to check out the BeLikeBrit website at belikebrit.org Have fun with this simple sewing project! ...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 14:15:32 PDT
Up cycled White Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-cycled-White-Shirt/
Up cycled White Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/R2PQ/HXCAQ32L/F94R2PQHXCAQ32L.SMALL.jpg sewyoung I have about a billion white long sleeve shirts. So I figured, I should configure one! The white shirt I chose was too short on the torso and too tight in the sleeves. We're gonna fix that in a minute. Gather Your Supplies You're gonna need:-Sewing Machine-Pins-Measuring Tape-Ruler-Pen/Fabric Ma...
By: sewyoung

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:52:46 PDT
Drawstring Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Drawstring-Bag/
Drawstring Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/JV9L/HX7P97VS/FRRJV9LHX7P97VS.SMALL.jpg momoluv Hey momoluvers! Its momo and today I'll be showing you guys how to make a cute drawstring bag, or a string along bag! This is great for going on vacation or going to the pool! Enjoy!Picture credit: thegreenwife.com Fabric Sizes 1- 5/8 yard in one color, and 5/8 yard in a different color2- cording...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 09:35:24 PDT
Cheap DIY Captain Hammer Gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Captain-Hammer-Gloves/
Cheap DIY Captain Hammer Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/AF2Q/HXBG4MSI/F5MAF2QHXBG4MSI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/AF2Q/HXBG4MSI/F5MAF2QHXBG4MSI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/AF2Q/HXBG4MSI/F5MAF2QHXBG4MSI.SMALL.jpg CaitlynLAG Hello! I'm back again (after almost two years) with a new instructable! Basically, I am going to MetroCon next weekend, and in order to complete my genderbent Captain Hammer costume (from Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog) I needed a pair of gloves. Being the broke college student that I am, I don't...
By: CaitlynLAG

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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/
Replace the Butt Pocket on Your Jeans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/Y00L/HX7OZ4YU/FPGY00LHX7OZ4YU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/Y00L/HX7OZ4YU/FPGY00LHX7OZ4YU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/Y00L/HX7OZ4YU/FPGY00LHX7OZ4YU.SMALL.jpg CobyUnger I had a big hole in the pocket of one of my favorite pair of jeans. I was starting to get afraid that my wallet would fall out while I was walking. I decided to take the old pocket off and replace it with a new one. It's quick easy and possibly stylish, I don't actually know. Remove the Old Pocke...
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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
dog collar neckerchief http://www.instructables.com/id/dog-collar-neckerchief/
dog collar neckerchief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/E31Z/HWZ9T8NX/F5DE31ZHWZ9T8NX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/E31Z/HWZ9T8NX/F5DE31ZHWZ9T8NX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/E31Z/HWZ9T8NX/F5DE31ZHWZ9T8NX.SMALL.jpg doodledoos in this - my first - instructable I will show you how to make a simple, but effective, neckerchief, that is great for sprucing up old or boring dog collars! oh my god we got featured!!!!! thank you so much :D what you'll need! • 1 boring dog collar, of any colour, but it's harder to do with leat...
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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/
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
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...
By: Pinafores and Pinwheels

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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:29:15 PDT