Monday, February 25, 2019

Felt Banner DIY, Carrot Banner Tutorial

Banners are something in the DIY world, that catch my attention quickly. They give the added charm and color to any decor. Come Easter, what more can you think of, than a quick and colorful carrot banner? Another of my favorites in the world of crafts is felt. You don't have to perfect your sewing skills to craft with felt. The edges do not fray and your sewing imperfections go unnoticed in this material!

This felt carrot banner was something on my mind, long long ago. But somehow, I kept it aside to do more complicated stuff 😥. This carrot banner is so easy that you can whip it up in less than an hour! So, if you don't have the time for those time-consuming crafts for this Easter but you still need to sew something beautiful and interesting, this is the right project for you!  Save it as your last minute project and whip it up in a few minutes, just as I said!

Let's start making it!

Materials Required:

The number of felt sheets given below are for eight carrots. You will need to increase the number of sheets and the length of your satin ribbon if you need a longer banner.

*  2 sheets of orange and green colored acrylic felt sheets that come in 9 x 12-inch dimensions 

* 1/2 inch wide, orange colored satin ribbon, 12 feet long.

Take the felt sheets.

Use the whole of the template to cut the green pieces and only the bottom part to get the orange ones. Transfer the marks for the slits to the green pieces.

You will need Eight of each.

Fold the green pieces and make slits along the marks (this is to insert the satin ribbon).

Layer the green and orange pieces, lining up the edges and sew around the edge to join, leaving 1/8 inch seam allowance.

Make 4-5 slits on the upper(green) part of the carrot for the leaves. Repeat the steps on the remaining carrots.

Turn the carrots over to the green side and insert the sating ribbon through the two slits, using a safety pin.

Voila, the banner is done!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Heart Pinafore Sewing Pattern, Scarlett Heart Pinafore for Girls

The pinafore version of my "Heart Romper" sewing pattern is here. The "Scarlett Heart Pinafore" is a vintage-inspired design, which is classy yet stylish. This is an all-weather design, which can be teamed with a simple short-sleeved t-shirt during the warm summer months and with a long t-shirt and leggings during winter. Mix and match different fabrics for the bib, waistband, skirt and ruffle to kindle the designer in you and create a stylish wardrobe for your little fashionista!

*The pattern contains detailed step by step instructions for ages ranging from 12 months to 12 years and can be used many times as your child grows.

* It is complete with a pictorial representation of the whole sewing process and is suitable for any beginner.

* This pattern includes printable pattern piece for the heart shaped bib, all you will have to do is print and cut them out.

* Detailed measurements for the front ruffle, hem ruffle, and straps are given in the form of a table.

Payment can be made securely through PayPal. Once the payment is made, the pattern will be emailed to you in 24 hours. If you have any questions or fail to receive the patterns please use the 'Contact Me' form in my blog. Please do not resell the pattern itself or pass it onto others. You are free to sell the finished items made from my patterns. All my patterns are protected by copyright.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Tree Cutlery Pocket Pattern, Cutlery Holder Tutorial, Diy Christmas Tree Cutlery Pocket

Christmas season is here and along with it comes the gifts season. What more can you give your loved ones than these pretty hand- made Christmas tree cutlery holders? These cutlery holders are so cute and lovely to adorn your Christmas table. Given the templates, a number of them can be sewn quickly and easily for yourself or as Christmas gifts. You can use up your fabric scraps in your leftover stash to make these holders.

Download the cutlery holder template here.

Materials Required

1) Fabric scraps for the main piece and the pocket.

2) Medium-weight fusible interfacing like Pellon.

3) Lace, ric rac or satin ribbon for embellishment (optional)

4) Sewing Notions.

 Take the fabric scraps and the interfacing.

 Cut the templates for the main and pocket pieces. Place the templates on the fabric scrap, mark and cut around it to get two each of the main and the pocket pieces.

 You will get your main and pocket pieces like the above.

Next, we need to cut the interfacing for the main and pocket pieces.

5) Draw a line 3/8-inch from the edge of the main pattern piece, all around. Cut along the line, to make the template smaller for the interfacing. Repeat with the pattern piece for the pocket.

Use the pattern pieces to cut the interfacing for the main and the pocket pieces.

Take one of the main pieces and the corresponding interfacing and place the interfacing on the wrong side of the fabric, leaving 3/8-inch all around (picture for illustration purpose). Fuse the interfacing onto the fabric, following the manufacturers instructions. Repeat with one of the pocket pieces and the corresponding interfacing piece.

Fold the top edge of both the pocket pieces towards the wrong side by 1/2-inch and press to set.

At this point, you may sew your trims like ric-rac or lace for embellishment (optional).

We need to join the two pocket pieces together.

Take the two pocket pieces and layer them, with the wrong sides together and aligning the edges (make sure that the embellished piece comes on top, if you opt for one). Sew around the edge, leaving a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Next, place the pocket on the right side of one of the main pieces (on which the interfacing is attached), aligning the edges.

Place the other main piece, face down on the layer, again aligning the edges. Sew around the edges, leaving a gap of around 2-inches to turn the holder inside-out.

Clip the corners and notch out the curves.

Turn the holder inside-out through the opening.

Pull it taut, poke the corners out and press to make it neat and crisp. Fold the raw edge of the opening inside while pressing. Top-stitch around the edge and our holder is done!