Category: Stitching

How to customize your best knitting tote

It you are looking for a subtle way to stand out when you leave the house, I have a great solution for you.  There is a simple craft you can make that will put a little bit of your individuality on display for people without being too far out there.  If this sounds like a stellar idea, keep on reading to find out how to customize your best knitting tote bag into a fashionable force of originality. Take a look at your knitting tote and brainstorm the varied crafting techniques you can use to customize it.  Remember, you want something that is

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DIY decorative pillow cases

If you love working on fabric projects and want to create custom pieces to accent your home, you can make a decorative sequin pillow. Here are the supplies you will need for this project: Pillow forms Fabric of your choice Beads, sequins, trimming, or embellishments of your choice Beading thread Scissors Head Pins Sewing machine Once you have everything together, follow these 3 easy steps: Step 1: Cut fabric Measure and cut your fabric according to the size of your pillow form. Cut a piece to cover the front of your pillow form, and one for the back. If you want

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DIY crib sheet

Have a baby on the way?  What theme are you going to go with for the nursery?  If you really want to make that room something special, the sooner you get started on it the better – particularly if you are interested in using some DIY decoration. That’s right, a great place to exercise your crafting skills is your soon-to-be child’s nursery.  For example, if you want your kid to grow up on a farm, make some him or her farm themed nursery bedding for the crib.  Making your own nursery bedding is not too difficult for an experienced crafter.  The first

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How to make your own cell phone wallet with shoulder strap

Most women carry a large tote bag with them when they are heading out. The advantage of carrying a large purse is that you can fit almost all your items but the disadvantage is that you never find the item when you need it. How many times have you heard your cell phone ring and not been able to pick it up as you cannot locate it in your bag? A solution to this problem is creating a cell phone wallet with shoulder strap that you have easy access to. You can also utilize it as a passport holder when you are

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Beginner’s sewing kit

  Being a beginner is fun, isn’t it?  Regardless of what it is that you are beginning, it is a time when you are excited by all the interesting things that you have to learn and discover. This is no different for someone who is just starting to learn how to sew.  It is the beginning of a long, patterned, colorful, and creative journey that never quite ends.  And, why would you want it to?  After all, every time you sew, you learn something new about the craft. Before you get started, you want to have all the tools you’ll

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How to make your own t-shirts

How to make your own t-shirts ? this is a very common question. A fun craft that is rarely explored is the idea of making your own t-shirts. While it’s common practice for those trying to sell their own merchandise, it’s a lot more fun when you make a shirt design yourself and wear it proudly. There’s so many amazing iron-on shirt designs that you can put almost about anything you want on them. And the best part is they’re very easy to make. Here’s ‘a quick how-to on what you’ll need and how you can make your very own

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Make your own sequined one shoulder dress

  Now that spring is here there will be plenty of outdoor get together and parties. You can take up making a fun party dress from a simple one shoulder dress for your daughter or yourself as a spring project. By making a few alterations, you will make a whole new dress that you will love to wear. The key to making your plain one shoulder dress more glamorous and interesting is by adding sequins to the shoulder and other decorative items to increase its style quotient. What you need: One shoulder dress Sequins Decorative chains for clothes Thread and

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Easy ways to create your own ankle wrap shoes

It is the perfect weather to slip into your flip flops or your favorite sandals to wear with your summer dress. In order to give your entire outfit a notch up you can add ankle wrap around your shoes which will add extra flair and glamour. This is an easy to do project which require little time and effort. Here is a couple of ways you can make your very own ankle wrap shoes. For all of the below ways, you will need a pair of heeled shoes that either has a strap or back around the ankle. You will

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