Instructables: exploring - living - vintage - sewing Wed, 3 Sep 2014 01:26:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Upcycled Pincushion
Upcycled Pincushion - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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...
By: Brooklyntonia

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:58:23 PDT
Autumn Cape & Colorful Forests
Autumn Cape & Colorful Forests - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kion Designs It's getting colder and colder, the leaves are turning into reds, yellows, oranges and all the forests become an autumn wonderland! Why not join this event with your own colorful, warm and cozy AUTUMN CAPE?! Get Your Idea! Get Your Stuff! Starting from scratch also means to start with your imagin...
By: Kion Designs

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:21:21 PST
recycled vintage apron
recycled vintage apron - More DIY How To Projects]]> ms23 I'm pretty new at sewing, but the vintage contest inspired me to make something. I'm really happy I made my apron it cuz I had a lot of fun making it and I love the way it came out! I found old men's shirts that I used for the material. I didn't have to buy anything; all you need is material and a s...
By: ms23

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Mon, 27 May 2013 20:48:22 PDT
Vintage inspired tie front shirt:)
Vintage inspired tie front shirt:) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Taliecara Pretty much all you need is an old shirt, a pair of scissors,  cotton and a needle for this one! It's a great way to give something old a new look and is eco friendly too! :) I did my sewing by hand, but if you prefer you can use a machine. Also you can make a vintage head tie from the fabric from t...
By: Taliecara

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Sun, 26 May 2013 08:52:51 PDT
Victorian Ball Gown
Victorian Ball Gown - More DIY How To Projects]]> ccommissions Who wouldn't want a fabulous ball gown?   For Vintage Fashion and Sewing class, I made this JAN 1877 bodice and  1960's hoop skirt. Sewing supplies: Machine thread scissors paper 0-00 grommets 3 dz Purchased Hoop-skirt La Mode Illistree Jan 1877 with pattern page Fabric: Skirt 4- 5 yd Bodice 8 yd...
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Mon, 6 May 2013 21:52:03 PDT
How to Make Vintage Heart Pillows
How to Make Vintage Heart Pillows - More DIY How To Projects]]> Love to Sew Studio Handmade Heart Warming Ideas for Valentine's Day You will Need: scraps of red and cream fabric black embroidery thread fiberfill for stuffing basic sewing needs You will fall in LOVE with these vintage heart pillows! They are an easy to sew Valentine project and cross stitching has been added wit...
By: Love to Sew Studio

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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:11:08 PST
How to Make a Vintage Raggedy Heart Pillow
How to Make a Vintage Raggedy Heart Pillow - More DIY How To Projects]]> Love to Sew Studio Handmade Heart Warming Ideas for Valentine's Day Use vintage fabrics to make this 1920's era Vintage Looking Raggedy Heart Pillow.  Accent it with old buttons, lace, and pearls for a Victorian look. You will Need: about 1/2 yard of cream color fabric for front and back of heart pillow 1 fat quart...
By: Love to Sew Studio

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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 16:47:14 PST
Boudoir Tulle Christmas Tree
Boudoir Tulle Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> WagDoll Frothy, decadent and totally glamorous, the tulle tree can adorn your dressing table while you get ready for Christmas parties, or be your table centre piece on Christmas day. The base and 'trunk' of the tree are made from a wooden kitchen roll holder. Sand the kitchen roll holder and spray p...
By: WagDoll

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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 02:08:51 PST
Summer skirt made from a vintage blouse jazziefizzle What you need: Vintage blouse (with buttons) - Unless you are tiny, I would recommend that you ensure the blouse you buy is in a large size (or even go a large men’s shirt) as I was really pushing it to have enough material to go around my hips.  If you are a beginner sewer try to choose a cotton o...
By: jazziefizzle

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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 14:23:43 PST
A vintage apron inspiration
A vintage apron inspiration - More DIY How To Projects]]> artfulann I'm an art teacher and I wear an apron at school almost every day. I have several. But I've always secretly loved the frilly retro aprons from the 20's to the 40's. And, I also love little girl crossover pinafores/swing tops. Now anyone who knows me would be puzzled by the frilly ruffles as I'm not ...
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:11:37 PDT

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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:46:41 PDT
Black and White: Everything Old is New Again
Black and White: Everything Old is New Again - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laura Mae With the explosion of retro/vintage inspired television shows and movies, fashion is once again taking notice of the fabulous fashion.  And that suits me just fine! Matching fabric to the dress design. I think that the most challenging part of making an excellent garment is matching the right fab...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:05:40 PDT
Store your custom facial toner in a vintage jar with reusable cotton pads
Store your custom facial toner in a vintage jar with reusable cotton pads - More DIY How To Projects]]> brighterfusion This is a really fast little project which can brighten up your boudoir, save you some money, be green, and give you the freedom to mix your own beauty toner from a custom recipe (not included in this instructable). Compare to a store-bought product like the First-Aid Beauty (FAB) Facial Radiance P...
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Tue, 29 May 2012 07:22:59 PDT
Upcycle a 90's skirt into 50's outfit gtrachel I saw this skirt in a thrift shop and flipped out for the material: great print, nice lightweight cotton with a slightly stiff hand.  It had potential to be something I would love, so I took it home, refitted the waistband with interfacing, and hemmed 6" off the bottom.  That left me with a usable a...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 10:54:03 PDT
Make a Pin Cushion out of a Vintage Jewelry Box or Coffee Cup
Make a Pin Cushion out of a Vintage Jewelry Box or Coffee Cup - More DIY How To Projects]]> HomemadeisBetter This is a fast and easy way to make a pin cushion. This would make a great gift for any sewing lover. It takes only 10 minutes and looks cute as a button when you're finished! What You Will Need What You Will Need: -Vintage Jewelry Box, Coffee Cup, or anything that is round and has some depth to ...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 23:13:36 PDT
Simple Chic Winter Shrug vasarian I remember flipping through vintage fashion magazines and post cards, and seeing beautiful shrugs that creates volume and warmth.  This winter, I created a few for gift giving and myself. What better way to spread the love than to share the instruction with Instructable readers! You can dress up th...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 18:40:37 PST
Retro Reconstructed Dress
Retro Reconstructed Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> Strawberry Mia I found a big skirt at a vintage shop that was made of a beautiful fabric, so I bought it with the intention of making a 1940’s style inspired dress. This is the process of the reconstruction. Making the Pattern For the bodice, I drafted my own pattern roughly based on a couple of different patte...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 23:45:51 PDT
Decayed Elegance Rosette Necklace Tutorial Vintiquities How to make a fabric rosette necklace with found objects in an elegant vintage style.
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Fri, 10 Jun 2011 09:06:55 PDT
Upcycle a Men's Shirt into a Retro Summer Blouse
Upcycle a Men's Shirt into a Retro Summer Blouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> vintagebobbin Don't have a lot of cash? Or time? Get one of your boyfriend's or father's old shirts, make sure it's not one of his favorites (or do if it belongs to your ex-boyfriend or annoying brother) and make it into a nice top for summer. Only takes a hour or so. This tutorial is perfect for a beginner need...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 21:00:25 PDT
New Look Dress in Wool Crepe gtrachel Winter-weight wool crepe dress lined in cotton, shawl collar, vintage Bakelite buckle on the belt.  This dress is my first project sewing on this scale - those skirt pieces take up a lot of space.  It's quite heavy and has great movement; I'd call the pattern a success and this summer, a linen model...
By: gtrachel

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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:24:01 PDT
Custom Wedding Dress
Custom Wedding Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> scoochmaroo We took an antique wedding dress worn by the bride's mother and grandmother for their weddings, and revamped it for a modern twist on a classic look. Cutting apart a 3-generation-old dress was a daunting task, but to achieve our design for Elizabeth's perfect dress, it had to be done.  Much time a...
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Sun, 5 Sep 2010 17:35:23 PDT
Pretty Lace Hem
Pretty Lace Hem - More DIY How To Projects]]> happyseamstress  Add some vintage charm to your sewing projects with this delicate lace hem. This technique works best on lightweight fabrics, so use it for skirt and dress linings, or nightgowns and slips. Pin the Lace Pin the lace all the way around your hem. Keep in mind that the bottom edge of the lace will ...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 06:37:27 PST
Many alterations for a dress
Many alterations for a dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> uncoolpizza My friend bought this great old dress on the side of the road for $1. It was handmade, probably from a pattern, and altered a few times.The zipper was so corroded that we couldn't unzip it, and after some trying the zipper pull just crumbled off! Turns out the dress was tinier than it looked and did...
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Wed, 4 Nov 2009 17:19:51 PST
Vintage patio set into an awesome couch and chair! jessyratfink I haven't had an actual couch in about six months, but when I found this retro patio set at a local thrift store, I had to have it. It's perfect. Plus, at $70, it was really cheap. Yay!However - two small problems:#1 - Cushion covers were in bad shape, not to mention outdated and ugly to boot. ;)#2 ...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2008 14:55:20 PST