Sunday, May 22, 2011

One Yard Wonders by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins

I ABSOLUTELY love this book. It has so many great projects. I got it from Borders.
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sleeveless Collared Cardigan Vest

Five-Step Sleeveless Collared Cardigan Vest

  • shirt that fits you or a little too big
  • Sewing machine
  • fabric shears
  • tailor's chalk
  • pins

  • Try on shirt inside out. Looking in a mirror, draw a strait chalk line down the center of the shirt.
  • Take the shirt off and cut on the chalk line on the top layer of the shirt. Cut the sleeves to desired length.
  • With the shirt still inside out, fold, pin, and sew a double fold hem on the sleeves and turn right side out.
  • With the shirt right side out, fold the split neckline outward, exposing the wrong side. Sew this "collar" down with a strait stitch. (See pic # 1)
  • Pic #1
  • OPT- With shirt right side out, sew a strait line down the sides to prevent fraying.

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Wrist Pincushion

Supplies Needed:
  • 6-7 inch piece of elastic (any width)
  • 6x6 piece of cotton fabric
  • 1 1/2- 2 inch (diameter) plastic bottle cap
  • needle & thread
  • handful of fiberfill
  • OPT. hot glue gun
  • Prepare supplies listed above
  • On piece of fabric, cut a small triangle off the corners to make an octagon.
  • Thread your needle and sew a running (regular) stitch around the perimeter of the octagon as if making a fabric yo-yo.
  • "Squish' and place fiberfill inside bottle cap and hold. (Hot glue it to the bottle cap if wanted)
  • Holding the fiberfill in place, place it and the bottle cap face down inside the yo-yo. Gently pull the needle and thread to close around the top of the bottle cap. Stitch and knot closed.

  • Using a running stitch, sew short ends of elastic together, forming the wristband.
  • Hot glue or hand-sew the band to the cushion. Finally, try it on!

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