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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Easy DIY Infinity Scarf

Pinterest is officially the most inspiring website ever created and I love getting friends addicted to the madness. A couple of pins inspired Stephanie and I to spend the day making infinity scarves. So simple!

All you need is 1.5-2 yards of fabric (roughly 36 inches by 70 inches) but we experimented with bigger and smaller pieces to see what we liked best. After experimenting, we decided we liked the bigger the better! Cut your fabric to the desired size and sew (right sides facing eachother) the long width of your fabric. Next, fold inside out (right fabric facing outside) and sew together the short ends and cut excess fabric close to seam. Ta-Da! It's that easy. The hardest part is picking out the next fabric.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Expensive Meets Affordable

I consdier myself to be very thrifty. I think if I won the lottery it wouldn't change how I price shop. I will price check, compare, make notes and wait for a better deal. I will now be sharing my excessive need to save with you through my inexpensive finds that mock their pricey siblings. $119.99 $29.99 $179 $109

Unfinished Business

I wish I could honestly say that I finish every project I start. But..... I don't. I know this is common. You set out to do a project and priorities change, you don't have the supplies you need or you lose interest. My basement has several very sad unfinished projects. I thought by including them in my blog it would show that I'm not perfect and maybe slightly inspire me to finish them.

I have put at least 5 hours of labor into this chair. I removed nailheads and fabric, sanded, primed. painted, reupholstered and just have nailheads left. I cannot find sturdy, high quality nailheads that will help me complete my project.

This chair is a fantastic find and has a lot of potential. I didn't notice it was missing a support piece until I was priming the chair. Until I get that fixed it will be in my sad basement.

I think I may have offically given up on this chair. I don't like it anymore. I struggled for a good amount of time on doing the fabric for the back support and I think I gave in and tossed the back support out. This way be my paint testing chair in the future or be recycled by someone else.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway Winner

The winner of the Brett Bara's Sewing In Straight Lines is.......


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ten Minute iPad Case Tutorial

Basic iPad Case

Materials Needed:

Scrap fabric (about 1/6 yard)
1/6 Yard Felt
Sewing Machine
Measuring Tape

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Measure and cut your fabric and felt into two pieces 8.5 inches by 10 inches. You should have two pieces of fabric and two pieces of felt. Next, pin one piece of felt to one piece of fabric and sew the narrow ends together, this is creating the top seam. Third, sew together the two pieces on the three ends that do not include the top seam, creating a pocket. When sewing pieces together make sure the outside fabric called the ‘right’ sides are facing each other and the felt should be out the outside. This will create the look you want when you flip inside out. This allows your seams and felt to be inside for a clean and professional look. Lastly, flip inside out and take a pin to pitch your inside corners for a crisp look. You are done!