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October 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Pattern Tracing Tutorial

So for years I have bought several patterns of one style so that I would have all the sizes I needed cut for that pattern and saved for all the sizes.…
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Added by Shannon on October 26, 2011 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

Fashionista Halloween Boot

I have to admit, I'm not much of a Halloween gal but my daughters friend, who's birthday is in October, LOVES it so I just had to make her something themed for her special day. I designed a door hanging (there is a small gromet in the sock portion) or it can be propped up on her desk. She loved it and so do…

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Added by Andrea Schlickbernd on October 25, 2011 at 8:00am — 10 Comments

Teeny Tiny Suede Mittens Tutorial

Ok, call me obsessed but I still have a shed load of leather scraps and then it dawned on me that I had an 80's monstrosity in red suede so I've been carving a path through that this weekend. I got busy with some teeny tiny pieces that were quick to make and would make such cute Christmas brooches, gift toppers or just Christmas ornaments and…

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Added by Ruby Murray on October 23, 2011 at 3:30pm — 10 Comments

happy towel-o-ween!

Still procrastinating on Halloween decorating? I whipped up a repurposed project that turned out to be so quick, it's spooky--floaty ghosts made out of old towels. Create two of these quirky ghosts from one towel in less than an hour. Simply trace, cut, and hang for…

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Added by Jenny Wilding Cardon on October 22, 2011 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

Victory at last!

I finally finished my girl's pants. Well, kinda of finished.

Pants!

I have to redo the top part of the pants 'cause she can't sit in them and they're a little wide. Must figure out how to accomplish this. Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated :)

Added by Jenny on October 20, 2011 at 9:54am — No Comments

FALL PEASANT DRESS

I was once again shopping at "MARDENS" yes my favorite surplus store in all of Maine. They had this Awesome book for $3.99 full of sewing…
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Added by Shannon on October 18, 2011 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

Inexpensive Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas: No Sewing & Easy

Christina Gregoire shares some excellent ideas for making inexpensive and easy Halloween costumes for both boys and girls:



For Girls:

  • Homemade Gypsy Costume
  • Cheap Princess Costume
  • Cheap Hula Girl Costume
  • Cheap Ballerina Costume

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Added by Susan on October 17, 2011 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Photographic Custom Quilt

I make custom quilts and this is one with lots of photographs.…

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Added by Carli Heinrichs on October 11, 2011 at 3:20pm — 2 Comments

Labels Reuse with Hemp Cotton Quilt

How many things can you do with labels from clothing? I'm on an adventure to figure this out and here is one example of something I did last year.

I also reused lace from garments, ric rac from some thrift store package and lots of labels.…

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Added by Carli Heinrichs on October 11, 2011 at 11:22am — 9 Comments

Lisa Sorrell Makes Art of Boot Making

Lisa Sorrell spent her childhood wearing dresses - not cowboy boots. 



Now the internationally acclaimed boot maker creates one-of-a-kind, custom boots that take more than a month to produce. Her skill and family story are part of a PBS documentary series, "Craft in America," airing Monday.

 

"What I loved about boot making - I was raised in a very conservative little church, where the girls all wore long hair and dresses - my favorite thing…

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Added by Susan on October 11, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Tote bags out of feed sacks

When making a tote out of feed sack, wash inside of feed sack with mild detergent, cut out tote bag as you would any other tote.  Use Jeans needle and heavy thread.   I used polyester webbing for straps.  I made a cell phone holder on inside of tote bag.

Added by Janet Keller on October 6, 2011 at 11:29am — No Comments

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