Monday, May 4, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a No-Sew Pillowcase

http://thecuriouslifeoflisa.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/diy-no-sew-pillowcase.html
Restyle a pillow using this quick and simple idea

Tutorial at Life & Lisa Blog

"If you are looking for a quick way to refresh your living room/ bedroom/ car/ anywhere you please, here's the way. As you've probably realized, I love a good quick and easy tutorial and this no-sew pillowcase fits the bill! The beauty of this is that you adjust it to fit your requirements. So I recommend buying the pillow first, then getting the material to fit it. I bought material 4 times the length of the pillow, also make sure the height is long enough to wrap around the pillow".... Read more

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Crossover Top

http://so-sew-easy.com/free-crossover-top-pattern/
Video lesson in adjusting a pattern style

Tutorial at So Sew Easy Blog

"I like to offer up a new free sewing pattern. But so many people have been asking me recently about how I make the patterns, how they can make their own, and how they can adjust patterns to fit them better or slightly change the style, that I thought a change was in order for this month".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Flower Planter Decorations

http://www.patchworkposse.com/flowers-on-a-stick-tutorial/
Embellish with some beads if you like

Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"Spring is the time of flowers!  All kinds of different ones…..but just in case the weather isn’t cooperating with you, here is something super quick you can sew up today and give yourself some little Spring hope!  There are two shapes– a simple 6 petal flower and a tulip.  These would be perfect to stick in a little flower pot on Mother’s Day".... Read more

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Tutorial - How to Fix a Broken Plastic Lid

http://greenissuessingapore.blogspot.sg/2015/05/making-good-polymorph.html
Moldable plastic beads can be shaped as needed

Tutorial at Green Issues by Agy Blog

"I usually repair a lot of textile related possessions and have featured several on my Fix It Friday series. I love how you can create a piece of art when you mend a garment. However, when it comes to the techie fixes, or anything that uses anything from the tool box, I usually leave them to my husband. But not today, I'm trying something different. I have decided to tackle a non-textile related fix".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Knit a Color Blocked Afghan

http://www.smilingcolors.com/2015/04/the-color-blocked-afghan-i-knit/
Step by step on how to knit a colorful and comfy afghan that uses just one stitch

Tutorial at Smiling Colors Blog

"This afghan is comfy, chunky, colorful and it’s the right size for two people to cuddle in. This afghan (or is it blanket?) let me combine two of my loves; yarn plus color. I wanted a simple pattern, but vibrant colors and this handmade knit blanket is what I came up with.  Handmade knits make an absolutely wonderful gift for someone near and dear. If you haven’t ever knit before, its not as difficult as you think and I have an older blog post here that will walk you through the steps and help you learn to knit".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Popsicle Stick Earrings

http://curlymade.blogspot.pt/2015/04/diy-popsicle-stick-earrings.html
Searching for mother's day gift ideas? Why not try these inexpensive and lightweight earrings

Tutorial at Curly Made Blog

"Today, I wanted to experiment a little with popsicle sticks and since I haven't made earrings in a while this was the perfect opportunity to try a new idea. Use your creativity and try as many color combinations as you want, I was in the mood for some light colors, so I slowly mixed the paints together to create pastel shades.  Since I already had all the materials, this project cost me absolutely nothing and was super quick to make".... Read more

Friday, May 1, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Recycled Oven Mitts

http://yogurthydro.com/blog/combat-kitchen-linen-fatigue/
Search your closet for fabrics to make a set

Tutorial at Yogurt Hydro Blog

"My kitchen was looking drab. I haven’t replaced any kitchen linens in years, and frankly my oven mitts and tea towels were a bit on the embarrassing side. I’m going to show you a picture, and you’ll know why these items have not previously appeared in any posts!!  They poke at me, pester me, and generally make a nuisance of themselves until I do something about it. Once the kitchen linens were on my radar, the results were inevitable. It had to be done".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Draw Plants

http://thetendergarden.blogspot.co.nz/2015/04/how-to-geometric-plants-drawing-studies.html
Draw everyday if you really want to see yourself improving

Tutorial at The Tender Garden Blog

"Do you love plants and drawing?? I've always loved drawing and sketching things but plants weren't really the things that I drew often. I would say it's easier than drawing faces, people or animal so maybe this will be a good daily quick task for you to do if you just started getting in to drawing or doing croquis. I'll be sharing how I practice drawing plants and this tutorial is more about for you to see how you improve on drawing plants as you practice more, rather than making a perfect drawing".... Read more

Tutorial - Simple Yarn Container

http://www.breadandwithit.com/diy-yarntainer/
Great for keeping your yarn from rolling across the floor, collecting dust, etc.

Tutorial at Bread & With It Blog

"I was doing my weekly stroll through Jo Ann’s the other day, (It’s become a second home for me, since they just built one by my house, and homeschool moms qualify for Jo Ann’s 15% teacher discount. These are all things that make me very happy.) and I came across the famous Yarntainer. The Yarntainer is seriously one of the best inventions I’ve seen in a long time".... Read more

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tutorial - How to Weave a Mini Key Fob

http://thecraftymummy.com/2015/04/mini-weaving-project/
Mini weaving project is a great way to try out this popular craft

Tutorial at The Crafty Mummy Blog

"I’ve been wanting to try some weaving after seeing lots around the Net recently, and I also needed to replace the fob on my keys so I created a tiny woven piece that will hang off my keys and help me keep track of them".... Read more

Tutorial - Make Homemade Spider Repellent

http://theseamanmom.com/how-to-make-your-own-natural-spider-repellent/
Ingredients won’t harm your family or pets

Tutorial at The Seaman Mom Blog

"I truly, deeply hate spiders! (although some of them are so incredibly small and cute, I might change my mind about them one of these days). So here I am now, armed with a bottle of this homemade spider repellent, frantically spraying the windows and doors, almost every day, in what it seems a successful attempt to keep these little, wild creatures away from our human, domestic world.  This homemade spider repellent is quite nice, really and extremely quick and easy to do".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Stitched Card

http://www.thecuriouslifeoflisa.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/diy-stitched-cards.html
All you need is a needle and thread

Tutorial at Life & Lisa Blog

"Around 2 years ago I helped plan my friend's wedding. It was high pressure. Don't get me wrong she wasn't a Bridezilla, although I could tell the temptation was strong. It was a stressful time and organisation was key. One of our fears was that people would open the envelope and see the invitation but not the additional information such as maps, as this was on another piece of card. Ultimately we decided to stick the cards back to back. Looking back, I wish I'd used this tutorial to connect the information. It ensures that all information was connected. Birthdays, weddings, celebrations of any kind- it's perfect for any event".... Read more

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Tote from a Sweatshirt

http://www.makery.uk/2015/02/diy-sweatshirt-market-tote-bag/
Repurpose an unloved sweatshirt into a useful and stylish market tote bag

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"This sweatshirt was no longer as slouchy as I would like (one too many tumbles in a too hot dryer…yep!) and was languishing unloved in my wardrobe. So I thought I’d turn it into a handy little market tote, (complete with reinforced handles) ready for my next shopping trip… here’s how".... Read more

Tutorial - Wedding Photography Ideas

http://www.breadandwithit.com/wedding-photography-ideas/
Remember, if you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right

Tutorial at Bread & With It Blog

"Using natural light makes a huge difference with the quality of your photographs. The only thing better than natural lighting is softened natural lighting. For most of the ceremony, we were in a hotel conference room. While it was lovely, the room was not light friendly. Right before the ceremony though, I snuck into one of the hotel rooms with the bride and groom as they were getting dressed. It was here that I snapped some of my favorite poses. There was a large beautiful window in this room. It only took a second to pull open the curtains and BAM, perfect lighting".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Crochet a Washcloth

http://www.patchworkposse.com/crochet-dishcloth-pattern/Play with yarn and achieve a practical result at the same time
 
Tutorial at Patchwork Posse Blog

"One of my favorite things in my kitchen is my crochet dishcloth.  This thing works wonderful!  I have a few in the drawer and I am always finding really there isn’t enough of them around.  Of course this led me to make a few more and now share the crochet dishcloth pattern".... Read more