Posts Tagged ‘Make it!’

Homemade Playdough

There is no Fearless Friday this week. Enjoy this guest post from Candice of Ragamuffin Design. Candice says: Yesterday was a beautiful day outside, but I was determined to stay inside and clean. My 4 year old despises when I clean so I knew he needed to be set up with a project. So, I…

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Knifty Knitter Long Loom Tutorial

Ivy says: You must congratulate us, this is our thousandth post here on Home Ec 101! So, y’all will get something special, a fab tutorial! Sorry it’s late, I was showing my mom how to “delete all” on my camera (she and I both have the same model) and I deleted everything instead of cancelling…

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Make It This Weekend: Basic Lined Tote/Purse

Ivy says: My kids constantly tease me about how many purses I own. Yes, I own a few. Okay, a few too many. And now that I know how to make a lined bag, I probably will own more than a few too many. But, I’ll make them for other people and give some away…

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Make It In An Evening: Ninja Tutorial

Ivy says: Long has the debate raged about whether ninjas or pirates are cooler. I like them both, but sewing a ninja plushie is a whole lot easier than sewing a pirate plushie. Check this coolness out: Awesome, eh? This project is good for the beginner sewer, and could even be a good first project.…

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Make it this weekend: Ultra Easy Rag Quilt

Ivy says: Technically, this isn’t a quilt, since it’s not quilted. You can quilt it, if you want, but that takes the easy factor down a notch and takes the fast factor down a few notches. As an intermediate sewer, this took me about 4 hours to make. Here’s what you’ll need: 5 total yards…

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Tutorial: Granny Squares

Ivy says: Awhile back, a commenter requested a granny square tutorial. Right on! I love granny squares. They’re versatile and fast, and you can make one with virtually no thought or counting, so you can watch television while crocheting. Now, this tutorial assumes you know three basic crochet stitches: double crochet, chain stitch, and slip…

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Sewing 101: Pattern layouts

Ivy says: Remember I said I was going to show you how to do something? Um, yeah. Well. Life kinda got in the way and now my camera won’t come on. I’m thinking it’s battery related- keep your fingers crossed. Once I finally get some batteries, there will be pictures with this post. Before you…

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Sewing 101: Picking your first pattern and material

Ivy says: The very best time to go buy your first pattern is when they’re having a hot sale. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns go on sale frequently at the fabric stores I go to- JoAnn’s and Hancock Fabrics. Don’t take any kids with you if that’s at all possible- you want some time to sit…

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Sewing 101: What equipment do you need?

Ivy says: So, to begin my “How to sew for people who have no clue” series, let’s talk about what you are going to need. The first thing that comes to mind usually, other than a sewing machine, is material and patterns. Because, come on, there’s nothing more enticing than a pattern for a gorgeous…

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Notes from the sewing table

Ivy says: I’ve been working on my sewing skills, so I can do some photo tutorials. I’d like to be able to show people who have no earthly idea how to sew or where to start with sewing, what to do. Now, my sewing skills are both rusty and new all at once (I’ve hardly…

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Quick gifts you can crochet this weekend.

Ivy says: Short on time and money? If you can crochet and have a few bucks for yarn, you can quickly and inexpensively crochet something. Most people really appreciate the handmade, and they never have to know the secret that these items are done very quickly. Let people imagine that you slaved away for weeks…

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