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1  Cropped hoodie with lace lining in the hood (tutorial in blog) in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by amarok on: September 06, 2017 09:54:47 AM

The lace hoodie is not my idea, I just found it randomly a few years back, when it was "in fashion". I wanted to make a goth-style hooded crop top to wear to the gym. The wicked embroidery is designed by Urban Threads, and the pattern is from Joka tyypin kaavakirja, which I think is only in English. The lace came to mind, because I just joined Annika Victoria's Facebook group Make Thrift Buy Community Challenges, and the challenge of the month of August was using lace in a design.

You can read more, and get the tutorial at my website: http://stitchesandcuts.com/index.php?route=journal2/blog/post&journal_blog_post_id=39

You can also just go and watch the video I made about this project, it's on Youtube: https://youtu.be/phFYIRnSHQE

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2  Knitted scoodie in Knitting: Completed Projects by amarok on: April 21, 2017 04:46:02 AM

This knitted scoodie took me over a year to complite!  I thought I would tell anyone trying to make this scoodie, that you actually can knit the two parts on their own, and then knit them together after you have enough. The directions suggest you knit 96 cm (37,8 inch) of the scarf part until you start making the hood part. I have knitted a bit more by mistake, since it really started to be fast to knit after I started knitting the scarf parts one at a time! Next part will be attaching the two scarves together and starting to knit the hood part. 

Here's the first "Making Of"-video https://youtu.be/e6_VUNngxvA

Here's the knitting of the hood-part: https://youtu.be/NwV78nRNyt8

The moral of the story is, if something feels bad for you, don't do it. I really should have started knitting it one scarf at a time a LONG time ago! I really do think it would have been ready by now. The scarf pattern is quite easy to knit once you wrap your head around it, but it's not so easy when you have two pieces to make at the same time - at least not for my brain! Knitting is supposed to be a relaxing hobby that gives you results. This project has been really difficult for me, a boogieman in the project bag, I didn't want to think about it since making it was so painful. But now it is finally finished!

This is the final product: https://youtu.be/jxFISFCZBs8
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3  VKA embroidered patch + TUTORIAL in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by amarok on: April 21, 2017 02:02:17 AM
I love Veronica Varlow, and the idea of Veronica's Kissing Army. So again, I made a patch on VKA. I have made one before, but can't find a picture of it. This time I made it with lips that are being bitten, so when I started digitizing on top of a photograph, I knew that it COULD go horribly wrong. Thankfully it didn't and I have an embroidery to prove it. The VKA badge is a free download http://stitchesandcuts.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=95&product_id=317

Here is the tutorial on embroidering a patch: https://youtu.be/YwXxFf1oCqk

- See more at: http://stitchesandcuts.com/index.php?route=journal2/blog/post&journal_blog_post_id=36#sthash.RakRhaG8.dpuf

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4  A large bag for roller derby gear + TUTORIAL in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by amarok on: April 17, 2017 11:37:50 AM

I had trouble fitting all of my roller derby stuff into my bag, so I made a new one! I had all the materials lying around, so why not?

Here's what you'll need:

a ruler or something long and straight and a measuring tape
chalk or something to draw on the fabric
110 cm of 120 cm wide fabric plus fabric for the straps, or 145cm wide fabric 110 cm and you'll get a few quilt pieces left over...
needle and thread
sewing machine
Here's the video tutorial: https://youtu.be/S1oBW28_qkU

Start by measuring these pieces onto a fabric:

Cut the pieces out and then either serge the edges if you have a serger or use a zig zag stitch to make the edges neat.

Then sew the pocket pieces like shown:


After that, take the two longest pieces and attach the zipper.


When you have the top part sewn together, attach the pockets that will be at the ends of the bag. Sew them from the outer edges, and leave the previously finished top edge open, so it will become a real pocket.  

After that, add the side pockets to the larger piece. Make the straps and use them to attach the pockets.

After that the two pieces are ready to be sewn together. Remember to put your stitch length low, I had mine on the setting "2". This way the bag is less likely to fall apart Grin

Remember to leave the zipper open. After you have pinned the pieces together by their edges, just sew the bag and turn it inside out - or right side out Wink Then you'll have a really nice, big bag for all your stuff! Smiley

Here's the video tutorial: https://youtu.be/S1oBW28_qkU
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5  Knee pad covers for rollerderby in Knitting: Completed Projects by amarok on: April 07, 2017 07:25:39 AM
I train roller derby here in Kotka (shoutout to Kotham City Rollers, whoop!). Apparently (correct me if I'm wrong), the black plastic parts in knee pads are frowned upon by the people who rent us the spaces we train in. So to cover up the plastic bits some of our team mates had made their knee pads so much prettier than they first were. So I'm at the moment thinking of MAYBE putting something on mine (haven't had an idea yet), but Rsvilli (player number 314) loves all things rainbow so I immediately got an idea for her when I heard about this cover up-business. I bought the yarn in Helsinki at Lankamaailma, it is named Ville. These took a few hours since I had never done anything like this before. I used the 3,5mm needles and made a rectangular shape.

More pictures and a tutorial at http://stitchesandcuts.com/index.php?route=journal2/blog/post&journal_blog_post_id=34
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6  Yoga mat cover (no pattern) in Completed Projects by amarok on: February 02, 2017 02:12:36 AM

I made this yoga mat cover with no pattern, just eyeballed it. I used a bright green cotton, possibly from Eurokangas. I added a patch with an embroidery from Urban Threads on the side. http://www.urbanthreads.com/products.aspx?productid=UT5269

Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/r0-elUJrfy0

I cut one large rectangle, in wich the yoga mat will fit. If you want to, you can just cut one large rectangle and a small rectangle, make the strap and attatch it. Then just sew two of the edges of the larger rectangle and put the draw string opening on the other end and you're done. I wanted to do a circular (came out oval) shape to the bottom.

Below are pictures of the parts you need for this project. Further instructions are in the video. Happy sewing and have fun at the gym, friends! Smiley

The address to my blog, if you want to visit, is: http://stitchesandcuts.com/
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7  Tron hat in Machine Embroidery: Completed Projects by amarok on: December 16, 2016 06:45:23 AM
My boyfriend asked for a hat to wear when they go to a cottage with the guys on the weekend. The only instructions I got were something Tron-related and that it keeps him warm. Found the picture from Pinterest, searched for "tron", then made the embroidery off the picture using DRAWings 6 PRO.

Here's a tron hat I made. I shot a video of making it with my GoPro attached to my head, but the direction was all wrong, so I'm sorry for that! The hat was made with the earflap pattern from https://www.purlsoho.com/create/2016/02/22/wool-cotton-sewn-ear-flap-hat/ and it's a free pattern you can find at the bottom line of the "Materials"-section. It's a PDF that you just have to print out, cut and tape together. This is one of the easiest hats to make, ever!

I also made a YouTube-video on the making of the hat. https://youtu.be/z-65eEIEZxQ

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8  wider flap for my big calves in Shoes: Completed Projects by amarok on: January 31, 2014 09:54:33 AM
I'm a girly girl, so my calves are HUGE. WEEEELLL. Now I've gone and done it LOL
I bought these awesome boots, but my feet would not fit. So after consulting a shoe smith (hehehe I'm Finnish. what's the word? Cheesy) she said that I just needed a wider flap and I could use my local *shoesmith* to make them all better, she said her pay would be 50 euros. She is too far away for me to use. So since I don't trust any *shoesmiths* in my area, I decided to do it myself :DDDDDDD

Here are ALL the pics: http://susitaika.blogspot.fi/2014/01/uskomattomin-diy-projekti-ikina-d.html

Happy as a clam, I am!
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9  DIY needle stopper in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by amarok on: January 17, 2014 01:10:03 AM
this is so amazing i need to share. i thought this might be the best place for it, if not move it.

so i've been looking for good needle stoppers for ages. my works tend to unravel everytime i take them with me, no matter how careful i try to be with them. so when i saw this online i had to try it. i can't believe i didn't hear about this before 2013, it's so simple!

all you need is two pieces of fabric cut rectangularly and a piece of rubberband. i cut mine a little bit too long for this tutorial.

you new the rubberband in the middle of the two rectangulars like so

then you fold over the rectangulars. SO SIMPLE! and fast to do! and costs next to nothing Smiley i'm in love! all my stitches have been securely set on my needles since i've started using this Smiley

here's an action picture

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10  Clara from Doctor Who + PDF printable in Stenciling: Completed Projects by amarok on: December 20, 2013 11:20:57 AM
So I made this tutorial again, in Finnish. I googled a picture of Clara from DW and drew a black and white stencil-picture of it and made it into vectors in Illustrator. I adjusted the design a little bit when cutting, so that the stencil would be in one piece and I didn't really need to place the face and hair glee bits.. I also gave the PDF to download http://susitaika.com/tiedostot/clara.pdf



And here is the link for the tutorial:

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