Fashion for kids: Pimp those baby pants!




 
Fashion for kids: Pimp those baby pants!
Sewing patterns
For the newborn pants shown above you’ll need to cut two rectangles of fabric 4″x7″ each.  For the Big Butt Baby Pants I use that size for the newborn size only. I usually cut 4.5″x8″ for the medium sizes (3-12 months) and 5″x9″ for the larger sizes (18-24 months/2T).  And good grief you can use these pockets for just about anything just by cutting an appropriately-sized rectangle: the length should be roughly twice as long as the width for pockets that are square or nearly square, just remember that you will lose 1/2″ on the width and length for seams. 

Craft flower for home: Scalloped Paper Lamp

  

Craft flower for home:  Scalloped Paper Lamp
(in only 1 hour and 25 minutes)
So, let's get on with the show...

Gift presents for women: Fendi Frill tutorial

yes on the amazing oversized, billowy, ruffled frills adorning the Fall 2010 runway looks at Fendi. We immediately wanted one and just couldn’t imagine having to wait another several months to actually see these frills materialize. With some research, persistence, and umpteen botched attempts, we finally figured out a fail-proofpattern. And obviously, we’re sharing it with you!
 Gift presents for women: Fendi Frill tutorial
Sewing patterns
You’ll need:
- 2 pieces of wool felt
- 2 pin backs
- a few buttons
- a few pins
- a hot glue gun
- a sewing machine
- a pair of fabric shears
- an iron
- our frill pattern

Crafty jewelry: Make Easy Two-Bead Earrings

Crafty jewelry: Make Easy Two-Bead Earrings
 Jewelry making
For the basic version, you'll need:
  • Two pairs of beads: one large, one small
  • Two eyepins, 2 inches long, around 21 gauge (.028 inch)
  • One pair of earwire hooks with open loops
  • Round-nose pliers

Crafty jewelry: Recycled Sweater Wool Jewelry!

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Crafty jewelry: Recycled Sweater Wool Jewelry!
Jewelry making
It’s a simple concept: cut a shape or two or more from a felted wool sweater, attach the pieces to jewelry parts – that’s it!  Well, that’s not really it though, you can make it so much more!
A little background – the yellow hoops were the first thing I made with this idea; when I made my embellished cardigan, I had some yellow ovals left over from the pockets, and I thought, hmm, I could make those into something… I cut the centers out, stuck on some earring wires, and that was that!  Rad!  I played around with the idea a bit further then, making those blue teardrops below, adding some embroidery this time:

Crafts for fashion: add a zip pocket to shorts in 5 easy steps and 15 mins!

You can add a useful pocket to your shorts like this in 5 steps and 15 mins! 
Just perfect for carrying your keys and phone when you go out for a walk or perhaps a jog!
Crafts for fashion: add a zip pocket to shorts in 5 easy steps and 15 mins! 
Sewing patterns

Recycling paper: the mystical book

so i was assigned to make three scupltures for school, and like any good student, i was putting it off 'till the last minute. then i saw the challenge, and thought i could totally do both! i got the book at a garage sale for 25 cents, so this is what i came up with (cut out pages for sea/garden, and used them in origami) im not sure what the font is, i think it's times new roman. i kinda made the origami up as i went/ remembered the ones i used to do as a kid, anyway, here it is


overall look

Gift presents for kids: Pimp those baby pants!




BASIC NEWBORN BABY PANT
 A sewing pattern and tutorial by Rae Hoekstra
Please read this first:
I’ve made this pattern available for free with the intent that it be used for personal (not-for-profit) use and that it be accessed here at Made By Rae and not copied or distributed elsewhere.  Please link back to this post to your heart’s content, but please don’t post this pattern, the tutorial or any of the images below on your own website. If you borrow any of the images above (that’s fine), please link back and give clear and proper photo credit. Thanks!

Gift presents for kids: Sweet Minky Tutorial

 
 Gift presents for kids: Sweet Minky Tutorial
Cut 2 sides and 1 back each for your outer cape and the lining (6 pieces total).

Craft lessons: snack bags! a sewing tutorial video

snack bags! a sewing tutorial video

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Craft lessons: snack bags!  sewing tutorial video
   We have been eating in the park, on the beach, and at concerts a lot this summer and needed some non-plastic reusable snack bags.   
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We have been eating in the park, on the beach, and at concerts a lot this summer and needed some non-plastic reusable snack bags.

I know I am a little behind the curve on this, but with the girls being homeschooled, this food packing stuff hasn't been a big issue—no lunches to pack everyday and all that. Of course, we have to carry our food in something. Food folded up in cloth napkins in a wicker basket doesn't always cut it—you know what I mean? It's all cool to play Little House Old-Timey Lunch until a sandwich falls in bark dust.

So, after dorking around this morning I made some cloth baggies. These were so easy and fun I made a little tutorial for them. There's no velcro on these—super easy. All you need is a sewing machine and some fabric. Here's a link to it if for some reason the player below is busted.

Crafts for summer: Sleeves and a Shirred Top tutorial

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Crafts for summer: Sleeves and a Shirred Top tutorial
Sewing patterns
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Crafts for autumn: Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern and tutorial


  Crafts for autumn:  Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern and tutorial
Free knitting patterns
Materials Needed:

Yarn in lovely Autumn tones.
Knitting needles.
Wool needle for sewing up.
Double pointed needles.

Gift presents for women: gathered clutch tutorial





Gift presents for women: gathered clutch tutorial
Sewing patterns

Materials needed:

  • 1/4 yard each of three coordinating fabrics (you'll definitely have scraps leftover)
  • 8" zipper (you can always purchase a longer zipper and shorten it, just follow the directions on the package
  • scraps of medium weight fusible interfacing

Gift presents for women: Crochet with the New Sashay Yarn tutorial

This is such a pretty lightweight scarf. I love all the ruffles. It’s the perfect accessory thrown over a t-shirt in warmer months or worn with a jacket when it’s cooler. It is really simple to make too!
Materials:
• 1 skein Red Heart Sashay yarn
• J crochet hook
• Needle and thread for finishing
This specialty yarn creates ruffles with very little work. If you are comfortable making chain stitches and single crochet stitches you can use them to quickly create a scarf, just be aware that you’ll work with the yarn a bit differently. With a specialty yarn such as this your work is less about the look of the stitches—it is about using crochet to gather the yarn, forming ruffles, and securing them so they maintain their ruffled shape.
all crafts Basic Crochet Stitches: Beginner Ruffled Scarf Pattern
Gift presents for women: Crochet with the New Sashay Yarn tutorial

Body gifts: Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial

Sewing patterns and tutorial
Body gifts: Little Red Infinity Dress Tutorial

Recycling ideas: Skirt tutoriral

Recycling fashion for women:   

Gift pfesents for women: Heart Cut Out Dress

Gift pfesents for women: Heart Cut Out Dress
Sewing pattens

Kids craft ideas: Let's Make a Snake!


Making toys home with children is stimulating and fun activity for everyone. In addition, we promote creativity and accustomed them to be reused.

Kids craft ideas:  Let's Make a Snake!

Gift presents for a little girl: Scrap Ribbon Hair Tie tutorial


Gift presents for a little girl: Scrap Ribbon Hair Tie tutorial
Supplies:
-elastic hair tie
-lots of scrap ribbon
-scissors

Cut your ribbon into 3-5 inch pieces. 
Don't you love the ballet shoe ribbon?

Spring crafts: Tissue Paper Blossom Tutorial


 Spring crafts: Tissue Paper Blossom Tutorial 

Crafty jewelry: Make Beaded Hoop Earrings


the perfect pair of dress-up earrings to wear 
 Crafty jewelry: Make Beaded Hoop Earrings
Jewelry making

Gift graduation: mini grad cards tutorial


 
First of all, don't forget to enter my sewing box and matching pin cushion giveaway here. Promise you, you want to win this :)

It's that time of year again - graduation season. I don't know about you, but every year we know of quite a few graduates. To save money, and to add a personal touch to what is usually a card full of money, I made these mini graduation cards. 
 
Gift graduation: mini grad cards tutorial
Making card

Food gifts: The Sweet Ballerina Snack

 Food gifts: The Sweet Ballerina Snack

Don't you love getting packages in the mail - the good kind with fun things inside that you ordered with a birthday or Christmas gift certificate?  Weelll, the delicate pink muffin cups you see in the snack above were part of said wonderful package.  :)  They were practically begging me to be part of a ballerina snack as soon as they left the box.

fun food friday: pinwheel flowers

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Pink baking cups:  "Pleez, oh pleez, Michelle!  We have leeved (lived) for dees (this) moment!"

Gift presents for a little girl: Birthday Hat Headband Tutorial

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Gift presents for a little girl: Birthday Hat Headband Tutorial
Kids craft ideas
These Birthday Hat Headbands were very fun to make.  Here is a tutorial so you can make your own.

Gift presents for girls and more: cute beret, free crochet paterns

 

Gift presents for girls and more: cute beret, free crochet paterns

Gift presents for knitter: a pin for the knitwear

Free-cut knits such as stoles, capes, boas, shawls and jackets, boleros and cardigans, often need additional fixtures, which is not provided initially. For this fit pins for knitting, but unfortunately, they are quite expensive. We offer a master class how to make a pin for knitwear in the minimum investment.
How to make a pin for the knitwear 
Gift presents for knitter: a pin for the knitwear

 Free crochet patterns
On the top photo we see the finished wooden pins, and we will make a hairpin bandaged (photo below).
How to make a pin for the knitwear
For this we need the wooden pins skewer (15-18 cm long), a ring for tying (5-8 cm in diameter) and hot-melt Melt 2 obnimatelya (supplies for jewelry), yarn, beads.

Crafts lessons: Make and Decorate a Diva Heart Cake

Make and Decorate a Diva Heart Cake

 

  
Video tutorial

Crafts for home and gifts: Panel "Birch" picture


 Crafts for home and gifts: Panel "Birch" picture

Free crochet patterns

Knitted baby: Kids craft ideas

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Knitted baby: Kids craft ideas
Pink dress for spring, free crochet patterns
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Gift presents for girls: Embroider Your iPhone, DIY Case Design

Design, connect, iphonecase
This iPhone case from Connect Design, a product design company in Seoul, let's you customize your phone's case in a new way. You can craft your design on a grid or use one of their plans and embroider the image directly onto the case for personalized phone protection.
Gift presents for girls: Embroider Your iPhone, DIY Case Design

Crafts for summer: Fashion for women



 

Crochet bib pattern
Free crochet patterns

Crafts for summer: fashion dress crochet for girls

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Free crochet patterns
Crafts for summer: fashion dress crochet for girls
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Craft lessons: Fondant Flowers TUTORIAL


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Craft lessons: Fondant Flowers TUTORIAL
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Flowers made ​​of paper

Flowers of openwork paper strips    
Flowers made ​​of paper

Recycling ideas: crafts bags, Sundress upcycle to shoulder bag

 

Sundress upcycle to shoulder bag

A couple of years ago, a friend brought back these beautiful dresses from Bali for my daughters. They did wear them a couple of times, but then told me they felt too scratchy and uncomfy, and so they've been hanging in their wardrobe ever since, unused and unloved! Which is a shame because the fabric is beautiful!  So I decided that we'd make use of them in a different way! Time for some upcycling!  And these bags are the result!

Gift presents: kari Haugen, child's sweater with a cat pattern

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Knitting sweater for ki

Gift for mothers: CLUTCH PURSE tutorial


The clutch purse is a small tailored stiffened handbag with a metal hinged-clasp or snap closure that has became the standard for business and special occasion activities. Clutch bag styling is often neat flat rectangles specifically designed to be carried in the hand because it has no handles. Leather clutches are most often cowhide leather or pigskin suede, but cloth purses could be of a colour and fabrication that complements a woman’s fashion ensemble.

Dimensions: approximately 6″ high / 12″ wide / 3/8″ deep with a 18″ [46 cm] optional carrying chain and fixed lining. [15 cm x 30.5 cm x 1 cm]

Gift presents for women: Beautiful and very easy scarf tutorial, Scarf connected to the line


Gift presents for women: Beautiful and very easy scarf tutorial
Crochet scarf tutorial
Knitting on the "knitting on the line."

Gift presents for women: Crochet Crocodile Stitch Headwrap Headband


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Gift presents for women: Crochet Crocodile Stitch Headwrap Headband
Free crochet patterns
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