Monday, June 8, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Want to help save the planet and get cute stuff for FREE? :D Save your empty Capri Sun and Kool Aid Jammers juice pouches, send them to me, and I'll send you free purses and accessories!
Monday, October 27, 2008
This cute little wallet has a large pocket for money and two smaller pockets for cards.
What you'll need:
3 Empty, clean juice pouches.
Sewing machine set to zig zag stitch.
Step 1: Cut one of the juice pouches in half. This will be the smaller inside pockets. Fold down the top edges and stitch.
Step 2: Line up the bottom edges of the smaller pockets to the top and bottom edges of the juice pouch that will be the inside of the wallet. Stitch them together along one long edge of the juice pouch. The stitched edge will be the opening for the large pocket.
Step 3: Pin the outside pouch and inside pouch wrong sides together. Stitch around the outer edge of the sides and bottom.
Don't stitch all the way around or you won't have a large pocket!
Step 4: Add velcro to the inside.
Fold the wallet in half and enjoy! :D
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
..and I'm still up crafting. :P My 7 month old daughter has my sleep schedule all weird right now and instead of laying in bed wide awake I thought my time might be better spent making something cute.
This isn't the greatest tutorial ever but you should be able to get the idea. ;)READ MORE...
- Rectangle of Halloween fabric. Size is up to you
- Rectangle of clear vinyl for window
- Ribbon or cord for drawstring
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- Felt scraps and glue (optional)
Step 1: Fold the long ends of your fabric in 1/4" and press flat.
Step 2: Fold the short ends of your fabric in 1 inch, press flat and stitch closed along the bottom edge. This will be the casing for the drawstring.
Step 3: Measure down 4" from one end of your rectangle and cut. Fold down raw edges 1/4" and press flat.
Step 4: Pin the small piece of fabric to the top of the vinyl rectangle and the large peice of fabric to the bottom of the vinyl rectange. Stitch vinyl to the wrong side of the fabric.
Step 5: Fold the fabric in half right sides together and stitch up the sides. Make sure you only stitch up to the bottom seam of the drawstring casing.
Step 6: Turn the pouch right side out. Thread the ribbon or cord through the casing and tie the ends together in a knot.
The pouch is ready to go just as it is, but if you'd like to add a little something extra here's where the felt scraps and glue come in.
Cut out little Halloween shapes (pumpkins, ghosts, bats, etc.) and glue them onto the vinyl window.
Have fun! :D
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Today I thought I'd share with you how to make a super cute baby bib from a recycled food wrapper.
- Bib - to make a pattern
- Food wrapper of some kind
- Clear vinyl
- Flannel or Fleece
- Velcro or Snap
- Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine
Step 1: Place your bib onto a large piece of paper and trace around it to make a pattern. Cut it out.
Step 2: Place the pattern piece on top of your wrapper to make sure it will work. You can make almost any wrapper work just by cutting it apart and taping it back together in the right shape.
Step 4: Pin the pattern on top and cut around it.
Step 5: Remove the pattern and sew around the outer edge of the bib. If you're using a sewing machine this part can be a little tricky, so go slow. ;)
Step 6: Add VELCRO or a snap to make it close and you're all set!
This is a fun and easy project. They make great baby shower gifts! :D