I am absolutely in love with this dress. Its so cute but they dont have my size and I'm weary of ordering online. So, this is where you all come in!! I'd love to make this dress myself, but I have no idea on where I can get a pattern similar to this one. I've looked online but alas, nothing is really jumping out at me.
Not the pretty patterned piece (because obviously you all do!!) but the actual quilting portion that keeps it all together? I tried making a super simple striped quilt, but had a super hard time fitting everything under the arm of my machine (the quilt was a lap sized one) and then to actually try and make some sort of design was just impossible.
Do some of you send your off to get quilted by professionals? Do you hand quilt, and how do you do that? Or do you have a special machine? If you have a regular machine, which is it and do you use any special accessories for it?
Thanks for answering my questions!! I'm determined to make some lovely quilts this fall/winter (seems like the perfect activity when its cold out).
I'm making a couple of hoodies for my sister and fiance for Christmas. I got these two great patterns, have made them both for fun but now its time to do the real thing. But I have a question - how in the world do I do make these bands I totally do not understand the instructions on how to add the bottom and sleeve finishing bands....help please!!
Well, its not made of feathers, but the fabric has em! I fell in love with this fabric the second I saw it (in the bargain bin, of all the places). I've been waiting for something to make with it, until last night, while I was at the fabric store (yet again), I saw a pattern for a shoulder bag. Now, I'm just a beginner so as of now, I make everything from patterns. One day though....I'll make my own stuff! Yey.
But until that day comes, here are some pics of my new bag:
And the famous bathroom mirror shot:
I used a burda pattern, and for a beginner, it was really easy. I did have some trouble figuring out how to get the lining into the bag and then how to sew it all together, so I just winged it and it looks fine by me! I'm so excited and cant wait to use it.
I don't have an Ipod. I'm one of the minority who went out and got something other than an Ipod
So today, while fabric shopping, I came across this amazing green and yellow Japanese garden inspired print. But, when I saw the price tag, I said 'heck no!!'. Then the very informative saleslady told me its 70% off so I said 'ka-ching' and bought 5 meters of this amazing fabric (along with some other Pucci-inspired fabric).
Once I got home I realized my poor Zen Micro had no home, so I thought I should whip up a little home for it using my newly purchased fabric. And here is the end result:
So I've just started sewing and am rather proud of myself for actually getting something done. I bought the new Amy Butler book and my mission is to make at least one of everything she has in that book (cuz everything is sooooo cute!!).
So here is my newbie interpretation of the apron in the book:
(Sorry for the crappy pic but I'm in a hurry but had to share it...)
PS - I welcome any and every suggestion/tip/comment/criticism....
As a beginning Sewing Goddess I had to share my first official sewing project!!
Its not anything too fancy but I love the colors and the way it turned out. Its a small pouch with ribbon drawstrings. Its pink and brown with a cute pink-white-brown ribbon to match. I had just bought the new Amy Butler book and there was a pattern in it for this litte diddy, so I figured I might as well try my hand at this sewing phenom. I had so much fun!!
Here are some pics of my completed project:
Yey for me
As I'm a newbie on Craftster.org, I cant post pics (yet) but please take a look at the links and let me know what you think!
I've seen quite a few of girls on here (in their pictures) with one of these things. Now, I have no idea what they're called or where I can get one or how to even make one so thats it fits my body size/measurements.
Any help/ideas/suggestions is greatly appreciated!!
Hello all! This is my first post. I have to say, I really enjoy this website. Its great
So earlier today, I came into possesion of 2 house plants. Not wanting them to get eaten by my adorable felines, I decided to hang them. But, I couldn't find any plant hangers at any store. So, I grabbed some thick hemp, started making knots, and made this very simple looking plant hanger.
Its my first "baby steps" craft project, and I figured I might as well post a pic of it here too: