Circle Skirt

I got this fabric for my birthday and I thought of Fireworks and 4th of July.  I wanted to make a skirt out of it but I wasn’t sure what kind of skirt I wanted to make.  When I came across Made Circle skirt tutorial I thought that is perfect!  She shows how to make it for kids and adults.

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Upcycle Floral pants

I found these floral pants at my local thrift store.  They were a little to big for me but I loved the pattern.  The pants cost me just $2 and about an hour of my day.

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I used a pair of pants that I wear as my pattern and added extra for seam allowance.

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The pants had a side zipper and a small section of elastic on each side of the waistband.  I liked the elastic so I moved my pattern over so I could keep that part as well as the pockets that were there too.  This made it so I didn’t have to sew a zipper on.

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The pants didn’t have belt loops so I made some using some leftover fabric.  I made the belt loops about 1″ x 3″.  And I fold them under about 1/2″ to sew them to the pants leaving the belt loops about 1/2″x 2″.

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Origami Purse

I saw a tutorial on how to make an Origami Raglan Sleeves at Straightgrain.  I loved the idea and got inspired to make a purse. I used an old t-shirt for the material.  I made it for my daughter but I got to … Continue reading

How to make a Pillow Form

Making your own pillow is fairly easy.  All you need to do is decide how small or big you want your pillow to be.  I like to use muslin cloth as my cover (just 2 pieces of the size dimensions of your choice), and a poly fill stuffing.

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Sew all sides leaving enough of an opening to fill the pillow.  If possible serger the edges or zigzag so the material doesn’t fray when you need to wash it.  Then sew the opening closed.

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