Archive for June, 2007

Singlet Shopping Bag

27 June, 2007

 

Made using this pattern and tutorial. Super easy, and can’t wait to make more! I’ll do a few man-friendly patterns for hubby, too.

In Stitches Apron

27 June, 2007

My first apron, made from the Amy Butler pattern in In Stitches.

TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag)

24 June, 2007

if image is not viewable, please click through to tutorial--it's a beauty!

TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag)

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, extensively illustrated tutorial–you provide the plastic shopping bag for a pattern
  • Post: TUTORIAL: Singlet Style Shopping Bag (like the plastic shopping bag)
  • Main Site: craftster
  • Artist/Author: queenofdiy
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: thorough instructions, tons of pictures. excellent tutorial! folds up into its own pocket for easy stowing. i want to make this right now, but my printer’s out of ink, and i’m not smart enough to remember more than a step at a time!
  • instructables : Awesome Messenger/Laptop Bag

    24 June, 2007

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, 18 page charmingly hand-written and -illustrated pdf for this hand-sewn awesome messenger/laptop bag
  • Post: instructables : Awesome Messenger/Laptop Bag
  • Main Site: instructables
  • Artist/AuthorTim
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: includes options for waterproofing, padding, additional pockets and straps
  • Green Kitchen: Stripe-y Patchwork Cat

    20 June, 2007

    Green Kitchen: Stripe-y Patchwork Cat

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, pattern and instructions
  • Post: Stripe-y Patchwork Cat
  • Main Site: Green Kitchen
  • Artist/AuthorMichelle
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Great for the beginner!
  • Disappearing 9 Patch Tutorial

    19 June, 2007

     

    Disappearing 9 Patch Tutorial

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes
  • Post: Disappearing 9 Patch Tutorial
  • Main Site: Quilts & ATCs
  • Artist/AuthorHelen in the UK
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Thanks to Amy at Ibby Bee Quilts for the pointer to this technique! See her beautiful blue and white variation here.
  • the purl bee – Purl Frog

    17 June, 2007

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    the purl bee – Purl Frog

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, click here for The Purl Frog Pattern Pieces and a set of printable directions.
  • Post: Rosemarie and Hilaire, The Purl Frog(s)
  • Main Site: The Purl Bee
  • Artist/Author: Rosemarie
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Another absolute gem from the wonderful folks at Purl.
  • Sigrid’s sewing projects: Making a bra

    16 June, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? This tutorial assumes you already have a bra pattern, and provides extensive instructions for sewing the bra
  • Posts:
    1. What you need
    2. Making the bra
    3. Making the bra, continued
    4. Making the bra, continued
    5. Finishing the bra
  • Main Site: Sigrid’s Sewing Projects
  • Artist/Author: Sigrid
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Sigrid also has an equally wonderful tutorial for making panties
    • Amy Butler Design–Nigella Yoga Bag

      13 June, 2007

      Amy Butler Design

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, pdf
    • Post: download free Amy Butler patterns in pdf format
    • Main Site: Amy Butler Design
    • Artist/Author: Amy Butler
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Other free patterns at this link:
    • Totally Stitchin’ – Projects – Sarong Wrap Pants

      13 June, 2007

       Sarong Wrap Pants

      Totally Stitchin’ – Projects – Sarong Wrap Pants

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, pdf
    • Post: Sarong Wrap Pants
    • Main Site: totally stitchin’ from baby lock
    • Artist/Author: totally stitchin’ from baby lock
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: “With just a few easy steps, you can turn two squares of fabric and some ribbon into this season’s comfiest trend – a pair of sarong wrap pants!”
    • QuiltingB’s Custom Made Welding Caps & Patterns

      8 June, 2007

      Chili pepper welders cap

      Link to QuiltingB’s Custom Made Welding Caps & Patterns

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, see below
    • Post: Custom Made Welding Caps
    • Main Site: Quilting B
    • Artist/Author: Quilting B
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? No
      • $6.45 for pattern and basic instructions
      • $10.00 for pattern, 12 page illustrated sewing tutorial, and unlimited email support.
    • Other: You can also order custom made caps and doo-rags in your choice of fabric and size.
    • Elemental Stitches: Tutorial: Change Your Winter Sweatpants into a Post-Workout Skirt

      8 June, 2007

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    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, instructions
    • Post: Change Your Winter Sweatpants into a Post-Workout Skirt
    • Main Site: Elemental Stitches
    • Artist/Author: Elemental Stiches
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Super-cute sweatpants mod.
    • Adorn Magazine :: web exclusives :: Tea Party Apron

      8 June, 2007

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes, downloadable templates
    • Post: Tea Party Apron
    • Main Site: Adorn Magazine
    • Artist/Author: Erin Harris
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Valori Wells: Solé Quilt Pattern

      4 June, 2007

      Solefreshblog

      Link to Valori Wells: Solé pattern

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? yes
    • Post: Solé Pattern (pdf) from Stitchin’ Post Solé Collection
    • Main Site: Stitchin’ Post
    • Artist/Author: Valori Wells
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Visit Valori’s new-ish blog at Valori Wells
    • Free Pattern from Yohji Yamamoto

      4 June, 2007

       

      Link to :: SHOWstudio ::

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? A pattern, with lots left up to the sewer to interpret
    • Post: Yohji Yamamoto Garment Design Download
    • Main Site: SHOWstudio
    • Artist/Author: Yohji Yamamoto
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: “Now you have the original pattern of a certain garment. It is hard to see what it is just looking at it. The fabric should be some kind of wool… Then, you have the photo that tells you a little bit more. Take a close look at the symbols that are inscribed on the pattern. They are important leads to construct the garment. Now, spread your imagination and good luck!” – Yohji Yamamoto, May 2002
    • How To Make a Necktie

      4 June, 2007

      Lady Harvatine: In the True Spirit of Whiplash: Confetti Miniature Quilt

      3 June, 2007

      Link to Lady Harvatine: In the True Spirit of Whiplash

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? tutorial for miniature quilt
    • Post: In the True Spirit of Whiplash: Confetti Quilt
    • Main Site: Lady Harvatine
    • Artist/Author: Lady Harvatine
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: I just LOVE Lady Harvatine’s quilts. I haven’t participated in whiplash before. I wonder what’s going on this month?
    • Tie One On: DIY Swimsuits at Blueprint

      3 June, 2007

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      Link to Tie One On: DIY Swimsuits

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? pattern, instructions, and several slideshows.
    • Post: Tie One On: DIY Swimsuits
    • Main Site: Blueprint Magazine
    • Artist/Author: Blueprint Magazine
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Includes a swimsuit coverup how-to.
    • Hourglass Top with zipper front and straps

      2 June, 2007

      Link to Green swirly and Pixel tops

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? very basic instructions
    • Post: Green Swirly and Pixel tops
    • Main Site: craftster.org
    • Artist/Author: cloudyweather
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • thriftstore pillowcase skirt at leahkramer.com

      1 June, 2007

      Link to leahkramer.com – thriftstore pillowcase skirt

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? no real pattern, but excellent, easy-to-follow instructions for the beginning sewer
    • Post: thriftstore pillowcase skirt
    • Main Site: leahkramer.com/craftastic
    • Artist/Author: Leah Kramer
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Toddler Sun Bonnet with a Ruffle Brim

      1 June, 2007

      Toddler's sun hat with ruffle

      Link to Toddler Sun Bonnet with a Ruffle Brim

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? downloadable pdf
    • Post: Toddler Sun Bonnet With a Ruffle Brim
    • Main Site: about.com: sewing
    • Artist/Author: Debbie Colgrove (?)
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Pillowcase Pencil Skirt

      1 June, 2007

      This is the image for the project

      Link to The ReadyMade Project Archive

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? no real pattern, but easy-to-follow instructions
    • Post: Pencil Skirt
    • Main Site: ReadyMade
    • Artist/Author: ReadyMade
    • Registration Required? Yes, requires first and last name, email
    • Free? Yes