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  • Crafts tutorial: Make Your Own Leather Passport Holder

    Bags, Sewing  |  0 Commentcrafts tutorial: make your own leather passport holder

    Crafts tutorial: Make Your Own Leather Passport Holder What You Need: passport holder pattern (pdf available online) 3/4 oz. vegetable tanned leather (one square foot) waxed linen thread (~110” total) scratch awl stitching awl utility knife cutting mat ruler wool dauber leather conditioner 2 craft needles (~2 3/8” long) soft cloth *Many of these items are available from Springfield Leather Company (www.springfieldleather.com). Time: ~ 2 hours Print and cut out pattern. Make sure to print the pdf in actual size. Uncheck the auto scale box in your print window. The large pattern piece (shown in Step

  • Charming pillow, sewing patterns

    Pillows, Sewing  |  0 Commentcharming pillow, sewing patterns

    Charming pillow, sewing patterns You need a square pillow or pillow form or poly-fill, enough fabric to cover the pillow, contrasting fabric, cording to go around the edges plus create the tie, and tassels. You will need to measure your pillow to figure out your exact yardages. Start by cutting a front and a back to fit the pillow. Be sure to leave a seam allowance. Sew on the cording to one side. Measure the edge of your top pillow fabric. They should

  • Sewing patterns: Upcycled Laundry/Vegetable/Grocery BAG

    Bags, Green crafts, Recycle, Sewing  |  0 Commentsewing patterns: upcycled laundry/vegetable/grocery bag

    I've had my grandson for the last couple of weeks so I've "been away".  He's headed home today and has some dirty clothes to take with him so we decided to do this little project together before he left. Sewing patterns: Upcycled Laundry/Vegetable/Grocery BAG What could have been a twenty minute project, if not for Noah's "help", turned into a good forty-five-er... but where's the fun in fast? We upcycled an old sweatshirt into a bag that he'll use for his dirty clothes. 

  • Sewing patterns: Durable Leather Squeaky Dog Toy

    Sewing  |  0 Commentsewing patterns: durable leather squeaky dog toy

    Sewing patterns: Durable Leather Squeaky Dog Toy We have an issue in this house. Chloe and Buddy aren't very tolerant. Of shabbily made squeaky dog toys, that is. I am determined to make them something that will last longer than 2 minutes. :-) Wanna see what they can do to a regular squeaky in 2 minutes???? I had to get that squeaky out of Buddy's mouth before he swallowed it. :-) So, here is my solution to the shabby squeaky: It a leather lion with a squeaky

  • Halloween crafts: Bag Tutorial & FREE Pattern

    Felt, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Sewing  |  0 Commenthalloween crafts: bag tutorial & free pattern

    Looking for a quick, easy, Halloween gift idea?  These no-sew goodie bags were super easy and took me less than 2 hours to make both.  These would be perfect if you're planning on visiting a neighbor or even for a teacher gift! Halloween crafts: Bag Tutorial & FREE Pattern All you need is the pattern printed out (links below), felt, a glue gun, and a few straight pins. Ghost pattern Frankenstein pattern  First, pin the pattern onto the felt and cut out the shape.  Next, cut

  • Crafts tutorial: Printed Ribbon Hair Bow

    Making flower, Sewing  |  0 Commentcrafts tutorial: printed ribbon hair bow

    Crafts tutorial: Printed Ribbon Hair Bow get started on your summer projects by making an adorable printed grosgrain ribbon bow. Materials Needed: Scissors Needle & Thread T-pins One 15mm hole Fashion button 15mm Yellow (1-9-800-MJTRIM) 2 – 4.5″ strips of 7/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon in Lemon Grass 3 – 6″ Strips of 7/8″ Butterfly Printed Ribbon 3 – 6″ Strips of 7/8″ Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon in Apricot (1-9-800-MJTRIM) First step: Sew the two 4.5 Lemon Grass strips together. Be sure they are making a small X when before sewing middle. I call these the leaf pieces because

  • Pretty cluch tutorial: sewing tutorial

    Felt, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Sewing, Wedding day  |  0 Commentpretty cluch tutorial: sewing tutorial

    Pretty cluch tutorial: sewing tutorial {Update: scroll to bottom to find out our Make Believe’N giveaway winner!} Happy afternoon, my love muffins!  Summer seems to have arrived slightly late, since it’s like, what – OCTOBER right now?  (WOW.  I need to put the petal to the metal on Halloween costumes for Bam.  We were thinking *bunny* but that wouldn’t require a costume…)  But you don’t hear me complaining, because it’s the perfect temperature right now for outdoor lovemaking, clothing optional.  I mean,

  • Felt Owl : give a hoot for the holidays

    Felt, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Making toys, Sewing  |  0 Commentfelt owl : give a hoot for the holidays

    Felt Owl : give a hoot for the holidays But I did do a little felt hand sewing.  I made the little gnome from the last post and a few other things for my tree.  I’m doing a woodland theme this year.  Hopefully it will be all set up soon for you to see.   Anyway, these are the little owl ornaments I made.  And it’s a simple tutorial, just for you! Download Owl ornament and all you do is cut it out from felt

  • Gift for fashion: sewing ruffle

    Sewing  |  0 Commentgift for fashion: sewing ruffle

    Adding that extra touch to a simple handmade dress ! Gift for fashion: sewing ruffle The past few days I've been working on these two dresses (with nap times getting shorter it takes me a bit longer to accomplish anything!) So I got out my good old simplicity pattern Made a few changes, sewed on the front ruffles and I ended up with this! I haven't done the shoulder button yet (I need to go to the thrift store and find some vintage, am

  • Halloween crafts: Monster Mash-up Felt Face Activity

    Felt, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Sewing  |  0 Commenthalloween crafts: monster mash-up felt face activity

    Halloween crafts: Monster Mash-up Felt Face Activity   I had an idea to use cheap craft felt to create this Halloween monster mash-up felt face activity for the kids. The activity is played on a 9×12 piece of felt,which is actually one side of the felt pocket where all the pieces are stored. This activity has inspired lots of giggles at our house in the past week as they made Dracula have hair bows,Frankenstein have a pumpkin mouth and the Witch girl

  • Halloween for kids: DIY Tinkerbell Fairy Costume

    Dress, Fashion, Hallooween's day, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Sewing  |  0 Commenthalloween for kids: diy tinkerbell fairy costume

    Halloween for kids: DIY Tinkerbell Fairy Costume So I have mentioned that Miss S requested a Tinkerbell costume for Halloween, and you guys know me, I had to take that as a challenge and make one, instead of spending like two dollars to buy one (seriously, maybe you should just buy one). I took inspiration from a bunch of places, including this awesome homemade costume I found through some creative googling.  I already shared with you how to make Homemade Fairy Wings and the Tutu I whipped up

  • Sewing tutorial: Strawberry Mini Pin Cushions

    Sewing, Soft toys  |  0 Commentsewing tutorial: strawberry mini pin cushions

    Sewing tutorial: Strawberry Mini Pin Cushions One problem I have while hand sewing are the pins.  I mean, sure there is that little tomoto where pins can go, but a lot of times I'll wander off with my pinned project, I'll be cutting, and sewing, and I don't want a loose tomoto.  I saw these mini strawberries (and the tutorial here) you can attach to your tools to solve this little problem. These also help identify which tool belongs to you in a group of sewers.