Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Amy Butler Hampton Bag Give Away!!! Just leave your name and email address in the comments section to be included in our drawing. Will ship to out of town customers. This bag is large and wonderful for toting sewing supplies, kids stuff, and much much more! Suggested Retail Price $172.00
Tall, sleek styling absolutely loaded with compartments and long, deep pockets. Plenty of room for projects and supplies with multiple zippered pockets and tool channels to keep things well organized. Will hold a laptop and work or school files, too; zippered cell phone pocket on the exterior.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here is what you will need:
- 5" Styrofoam Ball (or whatever size you wan to do)
- 2-3 yards of fabric depending on full you want it
- Box of straight pins
- Scissors, fabric cutter, or rotary cutter
- Small hook with screw for hanging
- Place fabric doubled up inside out on table
- Draw 5" circles using a pencil as close together as possible to maximize fabric usage. ( I traced an old cd for this)
- Cut circles out using a fabric cutter, rotary cutter, or scissors
- Fold circles into 1/4's with outer fabric facing out
- Using a straight pin, pin point into styrafoam ball as displayed in picture below
- Continue to pin folded circles in fabric all around ball switching directions every so often until ball is covered.
- Place hook screw in top of styrafoam to hang ribbon from.
They look great as Holiday Decor and are easily hung from lighting.
Here is what you need:
- 24 " Straw wreath with plastic over straw (can buy at any craft store)
- 3 yards of fabric
- Cut fabric into 3” x 3” squares (fast tip: we marked every 3”, then ripped ours length wise, then cut pieces into 3”) Squares do not need to be perfect
- Using a screwdriver place fabric on end with screwdriver in middle of fabric
- Insert fabric with screwdriver into wreath (with plastic still on) and twist setting fabric in place
- Repeat step 3 starting on the outside an filling inward
- Decorate with a matching bow or flower
Monday, September 27, 2010
To purchase kit click picture link below.
To purchase kit click photo link below.
Friday, September 24, 2010
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
To purchase Halloween Hauntings complete sewing kit click the picture link below.
1 yard and 4 inches of Fabric A (top layer)
1 yard of Fabric B (bottom layer)
Sew-on Velcro (2 inch wide)
A rotary cutter is very helpful, but you can use scissors.
2. Set aside 4 “of fabric A for straps.
3. Lay both fabrics right sides together. Make sure they are nice and smooth. Cut all corners to make them rounded. You may use a large dinner plate as a guide.
4. Sew around both fabrics leaving about 8 inches so you can turn it right side out. Before you turn it snip the corners to prevent bunching.
5. Press the turned cover with an iron making sure the top layer is slightly over the bottom layer, so it will not show from front.
6. Top stitch all the way around also sewing shut the open portion. Set aside.
7. Cut two pieces 4” X 17” out of your top fabric for the straps.
8. Fold straps in half, right sides together.
9. Sew around all three edges, leaving a couple inches for turning.
10. Turn, press with iron and top stitch all the way around.
11. Sew on velcro. I use 1 1/2" by 2". Make sure the hook side of the velcro is sewed on one end and the fuzzy side sewn on the opposite flipped side so it with attach around the car seat handle.
12. Take finished canopy fabric to attach straps.
13. Find the exact center of the fabric canopy by folding it in half one way and in half the other way.
14. Sew each strap on 2 1/2 to 3 inches from center (leaving about 5 to 6 inches between them).
15. Pin center of strap to center of canopy.
16. Check on carseat to make sure it has the right fit as some may have different shapes.
17. Sew straps onto the canopy. Make a 1" by "width of strap" box around the centered pin.
To purchase sewing kit including fabrics, velcro and instructions click picture link below.
Monday, July 26, 2010
A stylish and practical nursing cover. The dimensions are slightly larger than most nursing covers, which gives added coverage and less chance of someone getting an uninvited sneak peek!
You will need:
1.25 yd fabric
16” boning (in fabric casing)
2 D-rings (1.25”-1.5”)
Continuous Bias Binding A bias binding is used to edge quilts with scalloped edges or rounded corners. Because you are working with the cross grain of the fabric, it will curve smoothly around rounded quilt edges. Any woven fabrics will do. Stripes and plaids give a unique and pleasing effect when cut on the bias.
Step 1: Straighten the width of your fabric by tearing off one end. This will give you a true straight grain to work with.
Step 2: To get the true bias, hold the straightened end. Bring the upper right corner down to the lower edge. This fold is the true bias. Press this fold so you have nice crease to follow. open up fabric and cut on this creased line.
Step 3: Take this triangle of fabric and move it to the opposite edge of your fabric. Your fabric should look like a parallelogram. Stitch right sides together. Press.
Step 4: With a ruler and pencil, mark a line parallel to the bias, the width you would like your bias to be. This width will depend on your preference for binding. I cut my binding wide enough that I can fold it in half, sew it to the front of my quilt with a 1/4" seam allowance. I then turn the folded edge of the binding over to the back and stitch by hand. For a finished binding that is approximately 3/8" wide, I cut my strips 2 1/2 inches wide. Again this width depends on the finished look you like the best. if you desire a wider edge, cut your strips wider, and take a 1/2' seam allowance.
Step 5: Make the fabric into a tube by bringing the marked edge of end 'A 'to edge 'B.' Move corner 'A' along the edge until the marked line and corner' B' are together. Sew these lengthwise edges together. Your tube will lookout of shape.
Step 6: Lay tube flat and continue to mark the line you started in step 4.. This works very well with a quilters gridded ruler.
Step 7: Carefully cut along your line. This strip is your bias. Finish your binding by pressing it in half with right sides out.