Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Instantly Slimming/ All Stitched up tee

     This tutorial will give a baggy tee a makeover.
Level:  ○ 
  • too-big t-shirt (knits will work best for this project)
  • sewing machine
  • tailor's chalk + pins
  • shirt that fits 
Turn your shirt inside out and lay it on a flat surface. Place a tee that fits you on top of the shirt and line up the necklines.With tailor's chalk, trace the tee 1 inch from the sides. Do this on one side of the shirt.

Take the tee off and fold the shirt in half. Cut along the chalk line.

Unfold the shirt, pin, and sew with a strait stitch.
    When you turn it right side out and try it on, it should look like this.
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    Saturday, October 15, 2011

    Glovelettes tutorial

       Glovelettes are great for many costumes and those chilly winter months. You can wear them and instantly become a ninja, 80's rock star, or superhero. 

    •  8 inch. x 12 inch. of t-shirt fabric
    • sewing machine
    • pins
    • seam ripper
    Or you can cut 8 x 8 for a shorter glove.

    Fold lengthwise with right sides together and pin.

    Measure one inch down from the top. With a seam ripper, rip 1 inch of stitches. Turn right side out and try it on.
    Wear your new glovelette with pride!

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    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Thinking about Halloween costumes?

    Here are some ideas:
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    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    October's Necklace of the month!

    October's Necklace how-to: Clay ice Cream Necklace
    • scissors
    • oven
    • polymer clay- brown and pink
    • jewelry pliers
    • necklace chain
    • toothpick
    1. Preheat oven to what ever the clay packet instructions say. Make a cone shape with the brown clay and cut a pink clay sphere in half and attach it to the cone. With a toothpick, draw criss-cross lines on the cone to give it texture. Optional- pinch the pink clay on the sides to give it a "scooped" affect.
    2.  Cut a 1 inch piece of jewelry wire, fold it in half with pliers, and insert it in to the top of the cone. It should look like a charm.
    3. Bake it in the oven for 8 minutes and let cool. 
    4. Attach the charm onto a jump ring and then onto a necklace chain. 
    5. There you have it! A cute-enough-to-eat necklace! More pictures coming soon! 

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    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    No-Sew Greek Goddess Costume

    I know Halloween is like 30 days from now, but I wanted to share this quick and easy tutorial.
    • long white t-shirt
    • gold belt
    • 2 large safety pins
    • gold leggings or white flowy skirt

    Lay white tee out flat.

    Bunch up sleeve up to the collar and insert a safety pin.

    For the Greek goddess, wear hoops, add a gold belt and leggings for a tunic look or a white skirt for a "dress." To be an Egyptian, wear a bib necklace and bangles.
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