Sunday, May 29, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make Stars and Stripes Eggs
Show your colors with these Stars and Stripes eggs this summer

Tutorial at Happier than a Pig in Mud Blog

"How about jazzing up the backyard BBQ with some Stars and Stripes Deviled Eggs. Instead of dying the whites, this time I colored them with food writing markers, it was easy and fun. You're only limited by your imagination and um, patience.  Cut the hard boiled eggs in half and pop the yolks into a bowl, mix up your favorite deviled egg recipe, set aside".... Read more

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Bunting Banner
Sew a cute, double-sided bunting banner

Tutorial at Apple Green Cottage Blog

"Hello crafting friends! Another beginner sewing tutorial is waiting for you today. I'm excited to show you how to sew an easy fabric bunting banner. It's double-sided and so cute!  Make your own fabric bunting to hang as decoration. It's a great use of your fabric scraps".... Read more

Friday, May 27, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Rope Headband
Cover ends with hot glue to prevent unraveling

Tutorial at Mary Martha Mama Blog

"Some of you are probably sick of me and the headbands.  But for me 2016 is the year of the headbands.  Well, at least it’s the year of beefing up my headband collection.  My hair accessories tend to grow legs, walk away, and hide around here.  So I’ve been busy making a few styles- knotted, ruffle flower, braided, and now a rope headband.  This one is so so simple to make.  I cannot over-exaggerate that.  And it’s inexpensive to boot.  Here’s what you need"....Read more

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Dupatta Design – Cape Style
Get creative styling your DIY cape

Tutorial at AKI 1 a.m. Blog

"Today’s DIY is an easy dupatta design in the trending cape style, inspired by the likes of Tarun Tahiliani and Pratyusha Garimella. I converted a basic off-white hand-loom dupatta into a edge dye (natural dyeing) dupatta cape with placement embroidery. You could use net dupatta with ready embroidery, printed Georgette dupatta, multi-colored silk dupatta or any fabric of 2.5 mtr of your choice. I will be showing a step-by-step tutorial of the dupatta cape – from neckline shaping, embroidery attaching to edge dyeing".... Read more

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make an Empress Cord Necklace
Jewelry adaption to create a cord necklace in 10 minutes

Tutorial at Jewels of Sayuri Blog

"As a mixed media artist, whenever I come across a labor intensive technique exclusive to a particular medium, I look for ways to simplify the process by which I can combine it with another material or technique. I try to come up with alternate methods that might imitate or bring about the concept or simply the look of the piece but from a different perspective. By doing this, I mean no offense to the original craft, artisan or the process. Instead, I try to establish a new, previously unsought route to practicing a familiar craft. In this case, I thought, why not adapt the concept of  'capturing a focal using a cord bezel' from Soutache jewelry and morph it into something modern by using round cords and wire wrapping".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Zumba Belt
Make an upcycled dancing belt from silk scarves

Tutorial at Flash Fit Trainer Blog

"I love the idea of Zumba belts. I love the idea of wearing jingly Zumba belts for other dance programs too. I also have a stack of silk scarves that I’ve collected from thrift stores over the years. They’re usually something like 50 cents, so it’s hard to resist their ornate designs. Problem is, it’s hard to know what to do with them. I’ve seen neat curtains and skirts made out of them, but that’s about it. Well, you marry your love of Zumba belts and your love of thrifted silk scarves, and you’ve got yourself an upcycled dancing belt".... Read more

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Tutorial - Turn a Branch into a Towel Rack
Bring nature into your bathroom decor

Tutorial at A Crafty Mix Blog

"You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a towel rack, it’s easy to make one from an old branch. Here’s how we made this one. All you need is a sturdy curved branch and some curtain accessories similar to the one shown in the picture below. It’s the bits you screw into the wall that keep the curtain rod up.  We cut the branch down a little and removed the side growths".... Read more

Tutorial - Multiple Items From 1 Yard of Polar Fleece
Make 2 each of hats, scarves, and neckwarmers

Tutorial at Cheryl Lynch Quilts Blog

"Did you know that you don't have to finish the edges because polar fleece doesn't fray? Have you seen all of the bright and fun prints? I am sharing my method/pattern for making polar fleece hats, scarves and neck warmers en masse. Whether you choose to make these as gifts for your friends and family or use this tutorial to make them for the needy, you'll find this a quick and fun method. I designed this a few years ago for my quilt guild's community outreach to make the hat/scarf sets to distribute to the local homeless shelters. It is also a wonderful kids sewing project and a wonderful charity sewing project".... Read more

Monday, May 23, 2016

Tutorial - Hem Pants on a Sewing Machine
Step by step photo tutorial along with a downloadable PDF

Tutorial at Easy Sewing for Beginners Blog

"If you’re short like me chances are you are going to need to take up new pants before you can ever wear them. Booo! In this tutorial I’m going to show you an easy way to take up your pants using a straight stitch on the sewing machine. I’ve include all the steps from working out what the new length is going to be all the way to sewing the new hem on your sewing machine. This method can be easily used for skirts and dresses as well. I hope you find this video useful! It will save you tons of money since you won’t need to pay someone to take up all your new pants for you".... Read more

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Credit Card Wallet
Wallet has inner plastic window for card viewing

Tutorial at Le Stitch en Folie Blog

"Choose your fabric and iron it so that it lies flat. Cut two rectangular pieces with the following dimensions: Outer face: 10 cm x 23 cm, Inner face: 8 cm x 21 cm.  Lay the front of the inner face on the revert side of the outer face. Centre. Glue (just a few dots of glue to hold the fabrics in place".... Read more

Tutorial - Sew a Reversible Laminated Placemat
Design has subtle visual cues for glass and napkin placement

Tutorial at The Inspired Wren Blog

"As a family we don't dine out often, but we make dinners special by eating together and listening to music while we eat. And in the Summer we do it outside! Of course The Peanut sets the table for us and she still needs cues where to place the glass, the napkin, the fork and knife. So I created these happy, Summer-ready placemats with subtle cues for table setting. Now you can, too".... Read more

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tutorial - Make a Recycled Denim Drawstring Bag
Appliqued hexies add a nice touch

Tutorial at Threading My Way Blog

"Today I'm going to show you how to repurpose a pair of jeans and turn one of the legs into a drawstring bag. Pop a gift inside, and there's no need for wrapping. The bag becomes both a present and the wrapping. Read on for the tutorial.  I'll give measurements for the bag I made, but you can, of course make the bag any size you want, as long as you can find a pair of pre-loved jeans that is the required size".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Geometric Beaded Necklace
A lovely necklace to wear with summer outfits

Tutorial at Happy Girly Crafty Blog

"Lately I have a thing for necklaces, I like to keep my outfits simple and add a touch of drama with necklaces! But, I don't always want huge dramatic pieces - that's why I love dainty necklaces that are cute and easy-to-wear! Especially if you add geometric elements! So today I'm showing you how to make a (recycled) geometric dainty beaded necklace".... Read more

Friday, May 20, 2016

Tutorial - How to Make a Recycled Storage Container
Hard-wearing and practical storage

Tutorial at Bonjour Handmade Blog

"I got this idea when I was operating a home kindergarten. Laundry detergent bottles are so sturdy!! It’s a shame to throw them away!! We’ve also used them in the sand, to carry objects outside, etc. The handle makes it quite handy for children, and you can use them for anything you wish! So you will need an empty plastic laundry detergent bottle (liquid soap for cleaning clothes). The hardest part in this project is to remove the label! With some warm water, a small knife or a spoon, and lots of patience, you will have terrific results".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Peppa Pig Pencil Pouch
Cute, easy pouch is a cool craft idea for kids

Tutorial at Stylenrich Blog

"Getting your hands on DIY Easy Kid’s Craft is a fun art and craft activity for kids. In the process of learning how to make a Peppa Pig Pencil Pouch kids can make a smart and systematic storage idea of school supplies. A cool craft, this Peppa Pig Pencil Pouch is an enjoyable activity and is an absolute Do It Yourself at home craft, that kid’s can enjoy making with parents. Learn how to make a cute no sew DIY Peppa Pig Pencil Pouch because it is one easy handmade craft that is very useful".... Read more