Archive for June, 2008

Homegirl Laptop Sleeve

29 June, 2008

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  • Post: Homegirl Laptop Sleeve
  • Main Site: Crafty Chica
  • Artist/Author: Kathy Cano-Murillo
  • Registration Required?: No
  • Free?: Yes
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    • The meerkats have landed

      29 June, 2008

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    • Post: the meerkats have landed
    • Main Site: roman sock
    • Artist/Author: wibit
    • Registration Required?: No
    • Free?: Yes
    • Via: craftster
    • Other:

      • 16 bright red, XXL t-shirts = one awesome dress

        29 June, 2008

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      • Post: 16 bright red, XXL t-shirts = one awesome dress
      • Main Site: craftster
      • Artist/Author: bleachrainbow
      • Registration Required?: No
      • Free?: Yes
      • Via:
      • Other: weighs ten pounds!

        • Laptop bag from a pillow case

          29 June, 2008

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        • Post: Laptop bag from a pillow case
        • Main Site: Craft Chi
        • Artist/Author: Amy
        • Registration Required?: No
        • Free?: Yes
        • Via:
        • Other: actually made from a quilted pillow sham

          • Spock Ears Knitting Pattern

            29 June, 2008

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          • Post: Yarn Songs
          • Main Site: Yarn Songs
          • Artist/Author: Josie
          • Registration Required?: No
          • Free?: Yes
          • Via: Craftzine
          • Other:

            • Sally Stitch

              28 June, 2008

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            • Post: A series of vintage sewing instruction comics
            • Main Site: Bitter Betty Blogs
            • Artist/Author: Bitter Betty
            • Registration Required?: No
            • Free?: Yes
            • Via:
            • Other: some of the tutorial pages aren’t tagged with “Sally Stitch”, so be sure to do a search on her blog to turn up more pages.

              • Mexican Dress

                28 June, 2008

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              • Post: Mexican Dress
              • Main Site: http://www.themexicandress.com/
              • Artist/Author: “the Mexican Dress Lady”
              • Registration Required?: No
              • Free?: No, but nearly! $5.00 for pdf download
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              • Other: In my family, we’ve always called these Mexican wedding dresses—in fact, my not-at-all Latina mother wore one at her wedding in 1980

                • Recycled Felt

                  28 June, 2008

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                  From Crafting in a Green World, Skye Kilaen writes about Recycled Felt (and More) from Hart’s Fabric:

                  “…

                  EcoSpun felt is made from post-consumer recycled PET plastic bottles. It’s sold in a 72″ width for $5.99 a yard with a minimum order of one yard.

                  PET, in case you were wondering, is polyethylene terephthalate. PET is the plastic used to make #1 bottles. There are issues with plastic recycling, and I’d rather see fewer plastic bottles made and used in the first place, but since they exist I’m glad there are some options for using them to make new products.

                  Here are the color choices for EcoSpun felt: blue, yellow, gold, orange, baby pink, shocking pink, fuschia, red, ruby, baby blue, cadet blue, royal blue, navy, grape, orchid, purple, apple green, pirate green, kelly green, white, antique white, cashmere tan, cocoa brown, silver grey, charcoal, and black.

                  They also carry organic cotton and organic cotton blends (woven, stretch jersey knit, fleece, several lovely colors of canvas, and terry), hemp and hemp blends in some nice warm colors, and eco-friendly pillow forms and batting.

                  Crafting a Green World is a new-to-me site that will go straight into my feed reader, and Hart’s Fabric will go right to my favorites. Hooray for wonderful new sites!

                  Little Shopping Bags

                  28 June, 2008

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                • Post: Little Shopping Bags Tutorial
                • Main Site: oh fransson
                • Artist/Author: Elizabeth Hartman
                • Registration Required?: No
                • Free?: Yes
                • Via:
                • Other: direct link to pattern pdf

                  • Bed Pocket

                    28 June, 2008

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                  • Post: DIY Project—Bed Pocket
                  • Main Site: Five Whys
                  • Artist/Author: Neale McDavitt-Van Fleet
                  • Registration Required?: No
                  • Free?: Yes
                  • Via: stumbleupon
                  • Other:

                    • Tissue Holder Tutorial

                      28 June, 2008

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                    • Post: Lifting the tone…
                    • Main Site: Craftapalooza
                    • Artist/Author: Craftapalooza
                    • Registration Required?: No
                    • Free?: Yes
                    • Via:
                    • Other: Thanks, Craftapalooza for all the linky love!

                      • Sewing Machine Cover: Pimp My Machine

                        28 June, 2008

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                      • Post: Sewing Machine Cover Tutorial
                      • Main Site: not nigella
                      • Artist/Author: Fern Treacy
                      • Registration Required?: No
                      • Free?: Yes
                      • Via:
                      • Other: Fern’s other tutorials

                        • Gumboots to Pixie Puddlers

                          28 June, 2008

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                        • Post: Gumboots to Pixie Puddlers
                        • Main Site: Homefree
                        • Artist/Author: ?
                        • Registration Required?: No
                        • Free?: Yes
                        • Via: email
                        • Other:

                          • Maternity Skirt

                            28 June, 2008

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                          • Post: Maternity Skirt Tutorial
                          • Main Site: See Mommy Sew
                          • Artist/Author: http://seemommysew.wordpress.com/about/
                          • Registration Required?: No
                          • Free?: Yes
                          • Via: whipup
                          • Other: other tutorials

                            • Cozy Quick Blankie

                              24 June, 2008

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                            • Post: cozy quick blankie
                            • Main Site: purlbee
                            • Artist/Author: page
                            • Registration Required?: No
                            • Free?: Yes
                            • Via:
                            • Other: made with organic cotton fleece from Michael Miller

                              • How to make a sock monster

                                24 June, 2008

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                              • Post: how to make a sock monster
                              • Main Site: monster-munch
                              • Artist/Author: Nicky
                              • Registration Required?: No
                              • Free?: Yes
                              • Via: neatorama
                              • Other:

                                • gathering apron

                                  21 June, 2008

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                                • Post: the gathering apron
                                • Main Site: the cottage at frog creek
                                • Artist/Author: sarah
                                • Registration Required?: No
                                • Free?: Yes
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                                  • Thread Catcher Tutorial

                                    21 June, 2008

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                                  • Post: Thread Catcher Tutorial
                                  • Main Site: mellebugandme
                                  • Artist/Author: mellebugandme
                                  • Registration Required?: No
                                  • Free?: Yes
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                                  • Other: Other mellebugandme tutorials
                                  • More Shoes, from threadbanger

                                    21 June, 2008

                                    check out their excellent post on shoe tutorials at shoes shoes and more shoes

                                    Jessica Bikini from Burdastyle

                                    21 June, 2008

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                                  • Post: Jessica Bikini 8038A
                                  • Main Site: Burdastyle
                                  • Artist/Author: Burda Mode
                                  • Registration Required?: No
                                  • Free?: Yes
                                  • Via:
                                  • Other: click on ‘instructions’ button and ‘print at home’ button to print out pattern

                                    • Cheeky Panties

                                      21 June, 2008

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                                    • Post: Cheeky Panties
                                    • Main Site: Burdastyle
                                    • Artist/Author: EmilyKate
                                    • Registration Required?: No
                                    • Free?: Yes
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                                      • Hobo Bag

                                        21 June, 2008

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                                      • Post: Hobo Bag
                                      • Main Site: jcaroline creative
                                      • Artist/Author: jcaroline
                                      • Registration Required?: No
                                      • Free?: Yes
                                      • Via:
                                      • Other: look at all her other how-tos

                                        • Statue of Liberty Cat Hat and Torch

                                          21 June, 2008

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                                        • Post: International Cat Hat: USA
                                        • Main Site: Spindles and Spices
                                        • Artist/Author: wildtomato
                                        • Registration Required?: No
                                        • Free?: Yes
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                                        • Other: I’m including the rare knitted pattern because it’s just too cute not to feature! and OMG there are other international cat hats from France (Beret), Japan (ninja mask), Thailand, and Turkey (fez)!

                                          • Business Card Holder

                                            19 June, 2008

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                                          • Post: Business Card Holder Tutorial
                                          • Main Site: Tamdoll’s Workspace
                                          • Artist/Author: Tamdoll
                                          • Registration Required?: No
                                          • Free?: Yes
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                                            • jane’s patchwork chair

                                              19 June, 2008

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                                            • Post: jane’s patchwork chair
                                            • Main Site: design*sponge
                                            • Artist/Author: jane schouten
                                            • Registration Required?: No
                                            • Free?: Yes
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                                            • Other: other diy projects at design*sponge