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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Fox stole/scarf with tutorial. on: August 17, 2006 09:57:44 AM
Thank you all of you! I'm happy you like it. It was a very easy project.
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Fox stole/scarf with tutorial. on: August 17, 2006 06:09:40 AM


I made this recently for my blog Style Bytes where I sometimes share my DIY ideas. Here's a summary:

It's not my idea originally, but in the stores they cost $100, I made mine for $5.  Its all hand sewn so you wont need a sewing machine.

You'll need:

Fabric - The easiest is to use a blanket. A thick wool blanket is best. I used a fleece blanket from Ikea. Colors used originally are blue, red and gray.

Yarn - The color doesnt have to be the same, its nicer if it gives a little contrast.

Buttons - Two buttons in wanted color and size.

How to do it:


Since I used a fleece blanket I put it double before I put on the pattern. If you use a thick wool blanket this isnt needed, but you should still do the stitching as itll look nicer. Draw a pattern and pin it on. I kept the pins in while sewing so that the fabric pieces wouldnt move out of place.

Once the pieces are ready you can start with the stitches. Its up to you what you think is nicest. I used something called blanket stitches. This is fast and easy and looks nice. You dont have to be too careful about having it looking perfect either. Stitch around all the edges.

Once youve stitched the pieces you can sew on the buttons. Then all you need to do is fasten the head to the body. Leave the ears free.

You can use the pictures of my pattern pieces below to make an approximate pattern. The width of the scarf is 23 cm (about 9″) and the length is 150 cm (about 59″). The head is 17 cm wide (about 6.5″) and 18 cm high (about 7″). You dont need a pattern between the upper body and lower body because its all one straight line. You can just cut from one end to the other without marking it up before.

You can make this in one night but it may take more like two. These are perfect christmas gifts.

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Easy Made Fanny Pack on: July 13, 2006 04:12:00 AM
http://stylebytes.net/wp-content/uploads/2006/07/026.jpg

I don't know if anyone in here have made this before, but I got the idea since the fanny pack is coming back in fashion: It's a fanny pack you can attach to an ordinary belt.

I wont post a tutorial for this cause frankly mine didnt work out very well. The shape is off, I made some serious mistakes and my sewing machine just didnt cooperate. However, I think the idea is good, so Ill post a picture so you see what Im talking about. It's pretty easy to make, so it should be no problem.

The idea is a little pocket that you attach to a belt you already have to make something like a fanny pack. All you need is to sew a pocket in a wanted shape and size and youll need to sew on a piece in the back of the pocket to put your belt through - kind of like a wide version of the belt loops on jeans. This doesnt have to look very nice as its hidden in the back. You may also want a button or something to close the pocket with.

All in all its a very easy thing to make, and since its so small you dont even need a sewing machine. What to keep in mind is that you should sew on the loop in the back first.


4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Bra :) on: January 05, 2006 01:05:31 PM
It's really cute, I love it! I've been thinking of making my own underwear, but fear it might be too difficult. Any tips?
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Pouffy capelet and "skirt" in one on: January 05, 2006 09:54:34 AM
Thanks for your comments! Cheesy

I tried out a different version, and I also took pictures while wearing the first version. So here it goes:



For this one I used less soft tulle than for the first one and I used four layers. I also sewed the ends together to make it less pouffy on the sides. I think it is kind of a funny 80's thing, but don't know if I would wear it... As a capelet it has a very dramatic effect which is more suited for Halloween.



As a capelet. Since it's less pouffy it works fine.



As a "skirt" I haven't really figured out what I think yet... I think it might work with the right outfit.

As I mentioned I wrote about this in my blog, but I will write some tips on the second version soon.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Pouffy capelet and "skirt" in one on: January 04, 2006 12:57:16 PM
This is more of a quirky creation and I don't know if it really can be worn. At least you can dress up for your boyfriend as on the pictures. Wink Anyway, here's the inspiration:



And here's how mine turned out:



It's softer tulle so it's not as pouffy, but then again it makes it look better as a capelet. It might work over a cute dress or jeans as well, but I haven't tested it out much yet. I am also making one that is more pouffy in black tulle. I think it might look good with dark skinny jeans and black pumps for an 80's rock look. I'll post it when I have it done. But before I start, maybe you guys have some ideas or thoughts? You can read how I did it here: http://stylebytes.net/2006/01/04/pink-pouffyness/
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easy Made Cape on: January 01, 2006 12:24:42 PM
Thanks again all of you and happy new year!

The cape was super easy and really fast to make. I will propably make more of them soon. Smiley
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Reversable Handbag with TUTORIAL on: December 29, 2005 09:16:03 AM
thanks Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Easy Made Cape on: December 15, 2005 01:16:59 AM
Hehe, you're right is a little Sherlock, but thanks guys, I'm glad you like it.  Cheesy
10  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Easy Made Cape on: December 14, 2005 01:34:59 PM
I decided to make a cape since the ones in the stores usually are expencive. I have little sewing experience, but thanks to this link http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/eo_sew_cape.html I managed to pull it off. The one on the site is an Halloween outfit, but it works for an ordinary cape as well. I was very surprised by how simple it was and how good the result ended up to be. I used a wool fabric allthough I wish it had been a thicker fabric.



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