Archive for August, 2007

Apron Instructions

30 August, 2007

 apron

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Apron Instructions
  • Main Site: www.jcarolinecreative.com
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: the classic apron
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    Nini Makes: Very easy headband tutorial

    30 August, 2007

    Intropic_2

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
  • Post: Nini Makes: Very easy headband tutorial
  • Main Site: http://ninimakes.typepad.com/nini_makes/
  • Artist/Author: Nini
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: several other tutorials here: http://ninimakes.typepad.com/nini_makes/tutorials/index.html
  • Full Bust Alteration

    30 August, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Full Bust Alteration
  • Main Site: http://www.timmelfabrics.com/index.htm
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: (from instructions)

    Those of you who have a full bust (C or D cup rather than B cup) know the frustration of sewing patterns and finding the finished garment to be too large in the neck, shoulder, and armhole area. Rather than choosing the size to accommodate your full bust, this is what you should be doing to get a better fit….

  • stardustshoes: Sewing 101: The French Seam

    30 August, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: stardustshoes: Sewing 101: The French Seam
  • Main Site: stardustshoes
  • Artist/Authorjojo
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: I just recently discovered this handy skill, too, and if you don’t already use it, you’ll want to add it to your repertoire!
  • Child’s Sleeveless Top Instructions

    30 August, 2007

    child's sleeveless top

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Child’s Sleeveless Top Instructions
  • Main Site: http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Pants pattern and instructions available here.
  • Fabric Covered Magnets

    30 August, 2007

     fabric covered magnets

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Fabric Covered Magnets
  • Main Site: http://www.jcarolinecreative.com
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Jessica Jones had the original idea for fabric-covered thumbtacks. (See blog tutorial here).
  • Felt Monogrammed Pillow Instructions

    30 August, 2007

     felt pillow

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Felt Monogrammed Pillow Instructions
  • Main Site: http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: includes link to a stencil alphabet for monogram
  • Pillow Instructions and Calculator from jcarolinecreative

    30 August, 2007

     pillows

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Pillow Instructions and Calculator
  • Main Site: jcarolinecreative
  • Artist/Author: n/a
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: includes an online tool for calculating the size of the fabric pieces, especially helpful for the overlapped back
  • Bend-The-Rules Sewing Group on flickr + errata

    27 August, 2007

    Have you bought Amy Karol’s (aka angry chicken) fabulous book Bend the Rules Sewing? She has a wonderful flickr group for projects from the book and there are already 533 inspiring project photos listed! The accompanying discussion group includes a list of errata to the book. Be sure to print out the changes and slip them in your copy! I’ve got a library copy until I can afford the real thing, and I’m sending it back with the errata included.

    AfricanKelli » Blog Archive » A Junie Tutorial: Seatbelt Sleeves

    25 August, 2007

    Title Photo

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
  • Post: AfricanKelli » A Junie Tutorial: Seatbelt Sleeves
  • Main Site: http://www.africankelli.com/
  • Artist/Author: Junie Moon
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Update: Junie Moon now has her own blog! — http://junie-moon.blogspot.com/
  • Soft Baby Cube Tutorial

    25 August, 2007

     Soft Fabric Cubes

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Soft Baby Cube Tutorial – a photoset on Flickr
  • Main Site: flickr
  • Artist/Author: london mummy
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other:
  • Dioramarama: Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial

    25 August, 2007

     13. Finished!

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Dioramarama: Grocery Bag Dispenser Tutorial
  • Main Site: dioramarama.com
  • Artist/Author:
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other:
  • Easy Peasy Snap wallets

    25 August, 2007

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Easy Peasy Snap wallets
  • Main Site: craftster.org
  • Artist/Author: CheyElizabeth
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other:
  • Yarnmonster: A Drawstring Bag Tutorial

    25 August, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Yarnmonster: A Drawstring Bag Tutorial
  • Main Site: Yarnmonster!
  • Artist/Author: Jessica
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other:
  • Canadian Living : Crafts : Sew a stylish metallic handbag

    25 August, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes 
  • Post: Canadian Living : Crafts : Sew a stylish metallic handbag
  • Main Site: CanadianLiving.com
  • Artist/Author: Jocelyn Worral
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other:
  • This elegant industrial ventilator bag is made with a medium-weight, slightly metallic vinyl, practical for a bag and ideal for showing off the sculpted pleats. It can also be made with a soft leather or canvas, or even a heavy duchess silk satin.

    Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

    24 August, 2007

     Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Peter Pan Collar Tutorial
  • Main Site: wiksten-made.typepad.com
  • Artist/Author: Jenny Gordy
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: pattern/tutorial is for collar only. Modify an existing pattern. Says Jenny:
  • Welcome to the Peter Pan collar tutorial. If you have a pattern with a round neckline that just needs a little something extra, then you can whip up one of these collars and add it to the pattern in no time. Pattern making can be tedious, I must admit, but this collar is pretty easy and doesn’t take very long. Seriously, don’t worry about it, anyone could do it. So get out your pattern and let’s get started!

    Retro Doll Pajama Bag Pattern » TipNut.com

    24 August, 2007

     Picture of Pajama Bag - Tipnut.com

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  No pattern, but thorough cutting and sewing instructions
  • Post: Retro Doll Pajama Bag Pattern » TipNut.com
  • Main Site: TipNut.com
  • Artist/Author: Woman’s Day Magazine–November, 1969
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: I had a pajama bag very much like this ages and ages ago… probably around the same time this pattern was published in 1969!
  • making perfect circles or other shapes

    24 August, 2007

     

  • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
  • Post: Making Perfect Circles or Other Shapes
  • Main Site: stitch.rip.repeat.
  • Artist/Author: Beth Howard
  • Registration Required? No
  • Free? Yes
  • Other: Beth says:

    I’m always coming up with ideas for quilts that involve curves or otherwise un-patchworkable pieces. This it the best way I know to precisely attach shapes to one another without hand stitching it (which is also rewarding, just not so fast)

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      Printing Your Own Fabric

    • Montessori by Hand: Child’s Smock Tutorial

      24 August, 2007

       

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
    • Post: Montessori by Hand: Child’s Smock Tutorial
    • Main Site: http://montessoribyhand.blogspot.com/
    • Artist/Author: Meg McElwee
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: love the fabric!
    • Old School Acres: If the shoe fits–free baby shoes patterns

      24 August, 2007

      If the shoe fits, via old school acres

      The majority of hits to [her] blog are from searches for baby shoe patterns.  [She has] written about this topic before but [has] been adding to [her] collection since then.

      Free baby shoe/shoes patterns:
      1st step shoes (Japanese) for pattern click here (pdf)
      Bootie Pattern to Sew (pdf)
      3-seam baby footies
      Fleece Chinese slippers
      Fleece booties
      Tacky baby shoes
      Soft-sole leather baby shoes
      10-minute bootie pattern and instructions (very similar to the pattern I used for these)
      30-minute bootie pattern
      Heather Bailey’s Bitty Booties

      Pattern Bee vintage felt shoes

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes, links to 11 patterns for baby shoes
    • Post: http://oldschoolacres.typepad.com/old_school_acres/2007/08/if-the-shoe-fit.html
    • Main Site: http://oldschoolacres.typepad.com/old_school_acres/
    • Artist/Author: Laurie
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Some of Laurie’s own tutorials
    • Make Your Own Piping

      24 August, 2007

       string

      Howto | burdastyle.com

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? 
    • Post: http://www.burdastyle.com/howto/show/130
    • Main Site: http://www.burdastyle.com/
    • Artist/Author: Benedikta
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: learn to make piping in the fabric of your choice. Benedikta has several other tutorials listed at burdastyle, including:
    • Tutorial: Fresas en fieltro

      24 August, 2007

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    • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
    • Post: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7950510@N06/1213896697/
    • Main Site: via: Tutorial: Fresas en fieltro
    • Artist/Author: Elisa
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: in Spanish, but super easy to follow from the pictures
    • Mellebug’s soft book: tutorial

      24 August, 2007

       

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes, pdf
    • Post: Mellebug’s soft book: tutorial « mellebugandme
    • Main Site: http://mellebugandme.wordpress.com/
    • Artist/Author: Amelia’s Mom
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: I love the phrase ‘really chuffed’. I was born in the wrong country.
    • Food Plush Toys

      24 August, 2007

       

      cherrymixdotcom

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included?  Yes
    • Post: http://www.cherrymix.com/diy.html
    • Main Site: http://www.cherrymix.com/
    • Artist/Author: ?
    • Registration Required? No
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: 7 different plushie patterns for ‘japanese’ food
    • Vanessa Skirt at burdastyle.com

      24 August, 2007

      300x270

    • Tutorial/Pattern Included? Yes
    • Post: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern/show/302
    • Main Site: http://www.burdastyle.com/
    • Artist/Author: Benedikta
    • Registration Required? Yes, to download
    • Free? Yes
    • Other: Pencil Skirt with Pleats (Vanessa 6002), difficulty rated 3/4. Large downloadable pdf pattern, and separate instructions
    • via: craftypod