387 posts tagged sewing
There’s nothing worse than wet feet. Well there are quite a few things worse but wet feet are still pretty high up there. These wraps not only add a touch of girly-ness to your boots but will help keep your feet warm and dry. Unless you are a habitual puddle stepper-inner like myself…
My sewing box is a terrible, disorganised mess right now, so it seemed to be a touch of kismet to come across these free printable labels! Grab yourself some mason jars and glue and get organised yourself. And if you’re feeling brave, you could even attach the lids of the jars to the underside of a shelf so you can screw on/off your jars and keep all your other crafty stuff above! Hmm, I just inspired myself…
If your goal for this year was for healthier snacking, then these reusable snack bags are the thing for you! These lovely little bags are made from oil cloth which is easy to clean, and you can get it in some really cute patterns. Fill them up with your favourite snack and chuck it in your bag for those moments you get peckish!
First off - how adorable are those little girls!? Second, how adorable is that little dress!? Actually I would love that dress too - luckily this tutorial teaches you how to make the dress using a dress you already have as a template. You will need a bit of experience with sewing to create this dress, but practice makes perfect!
Here’s a two-fer DIY for y’all - not only how to create your own flippy, comfy elastic waist skirt, but also a great how to on stenciling it! I love the Peter Pan stencil, but if it’s not your thing, you could go for hearts, geo print, stars, letters… try googling or pinteresting ‘stencilled skirt’ and get inspired!
I’m loving on this amazing sewing project! What a cool way to upcycle an old and loved book (or a vintage book with a cool spine!). And to my pleasure, this project does not involve any sewing! That’s right, no sewing, just some glueing with some super strong E6000. Just make sure you use that glue in a well ventilated area to avoid headaches!
I don’t think I’ll ever get the hang of tying on a turban from a scarf, so this tutorial is great because it’s made from stretchy headbands - just pull it on and you’re done!
Candy Themed Christmas Tree Decorations | The Purl Bee
I’m sure you’ve all put up your tree by now, but if not may I suggest you collect a ton of felt, get out your crochet needles and whip up some of your own decorations? The two felt projects are super easy - if you’ve made accordions out of felt then you can make the garland and candy felt ornaments, and though I don’t crochet, I’ve been told the crochet candy ornaments are quite easy too! And they look amazing on the white Christmas tree too!
I will remember 2013 as the year of neon! And wouldn’t it be good to end the year with this mod clutch at your New Year’s party? That little hint of neon gives it a bit of a kick, and should be pretty easy to whip up for experienced sewers.
I know some people think coin purses are naff but I think they’re sweet and incredibly handy. Mainly because I have a terrible habit of chucking my coins straight into my handbag and then having to scrabble around to find them. A coin purse is a much better solution! Though I think I would have to sew onto mine ‘don’t spend me’.
On the front cover of the new Mollie Makes magazine is a little doxie printed pillow that I immediately sewed and stuffed. He is adorable and now sitting on my side table. But then I wanted more, and after checking out etsy I found lots of pre-made kits… then I saw this adorable DIY on TFF! It’s fate. Once you check out the gorgeous pictures of Norway, scroll down and download the free pattern. I think once I’ve made one for myself I’ll make one for my cousin’s baby - perfect!
edit: In my excitement I forgot to add the link! All fixed!
Before I started on ‘proper’ projects, I just used to chuck my threads in a container. They all got tangled, and I couldn’t tell 112 from 113. Now I realise the importance of properly wrapping and tagging my threads! These sweet little cats are a fun afternoon project, and perfect to keep your threads in check.
Y’all know how much I love pom poms, so of course I fell in love with these napkins! i don’t have a lot of cocktail parties so I think I would make these in a larger napkin size or even use them as coasters as Maegan suggests.
This is like the mullet of sweaters - party in the back, business at the front! It’s really sweet and pretty, perfect for wearing on those weird days where it’s not quite warm, not quite hot.
I get asked a lot about sewing, but to be honest, I’m a straight stitcher kinda gal and that’s about it. As I always say though, if you don’t know, go to the experts! So I was super excited about this free series on learning to sew by Tilly & The Buttons. It covers absolutely everything from how to set up your machine to learning how to read patterns and easy sewing projects to start on.