For the rest of the designs I only posted the final looks. I wish I had more time to do tutorials. Maybe soon :-) Meanwhile, you can check out these Youtube channels where there are step by step tutorials. These ladies are the best:
It’s been at least 7 years since I got this pair of mint green jeans. Found them when I was moving and wanted to wear them again. Mint green is back in this summer anyways but they looked…wrong some how.
So I decided to turn them into a pair of skinny jeans using my favorit pair as template :)
What do u think? They look better this way, right?
DIY home decorating is so fun and exciting! I love having little touches here and there that I made myself. As you know I’ve been making throw pillows for the couch and everywhere else I feel that one can cozy up with a pillow :-)
First up, starburst pillow :) This fabric already has all the fun and games going on but to add some very small touches of texture, I made some starburst designs. Just simply fold the lines (I chose to have them symmetrical), iron it down and use some pin to hold it in place…
Take it to the sewing machine to place a straight stitch down on the fold as close to the edge as possible. Look closely at the image below, the needle is down to show you how close it is to the edge of the fold. This is especially fun to do…I felt like a little kid again trying to color inside the line. But hey, if you don’t feel like being a pain in the neck perfectionist, sew a complete “wonkie” line and the design will come out just as interesting. Having fun is the whole point here :-)
Here is the final product…I love it!
Next, I wanted a hippie pillow :-) Instead of making a new pillow case, i added the peace sign to the other plain envelope pillow I had made. Here I’ll show you have to add applique to a completed pillow…
I used a plate and a bowl to draw the circles and finished the rest with my ruler
Cut it out…
I placed my paper template on the wrong side of the pillow, aka, inside. On the outside, I pinned on a piece of fabric, aka, an old yellow tanktop :-P
The I sewed a zigzag stitch along the shape of my applique from the inside. I went really slow and making sure everything was in the right place. It would have been a lot easier if the pillow wasn’t complete and I only had a square piece of fabric to work with. I wouldn’t have to do the applique backward like this…
Then, I trimmed out the excess fabric after sewing. Again, an applique scissors would have been a dream but the key is to do everything nice and slow…enjoy the process.
Ta-da, not bad eh?
So this is the couch with the lovely pillows :-)
Last but not least, my latest pillow, the cute, rustic, ruffly pillow that is now an accent to my bed. Watch the video on how I made it here
Hope you enjoyed our pillow talk. Until next time…
I paid $0.99 for a bunch of nails and this is what I did: I measured, marked, and pulled out my hammer to put some nails directly onto the side of my sewing nook. I put each nail 1.5 inch apart from each other and 2 inches in between the rows. And, of course they’re nailed in at an angle.
Putting the threads on there as I go to make sure I put just enough nails, no more, no less.
and here is what I ended up with…
pretty eh? I like! :-)
What I like about this “thread rack” is that it doesn’t take any space at all. I have all my pretty threads out on display and at my finger tips without having to compromise the tiny space I have for the sewing nook.
By the way, I said I would give you guys updates on the nook…here is the left corner of it. I have my card making supplies on those shelves. When I want to paper craft, I can just put the sewing machine on the floor and free up some space on the table. Look at this post here to see the before.
Hope you like this cheap DIY idea and hope you’re having a great Tuesday! :)
Thanks to your support, I won the BurdaStyle Fashion Challenge as one of the 4 First Prize winners! Yay! (Check out the result of the entire challenge here to see all the awesome projects listed). That means this is my prize (check out all prizes of the challenge here):
If you just joined in and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about…uh…please go back a few posts!
I’m feeling great and as promised, there will be giveaways coming! Look out!