Sunday, November 30, 2014

DIY: Makeup Holder


Get ready for a quick, cute, cheap 30 minute DIY project...
Step 1: find an old dip/salsa container or mason jar

Step 2: Wash out the jar, and soak in soap in water. After about a half hour you should be able to easily pull off the label

Step 3: Using twine and a glue gun, glue and wrap twine around the lip of the jar

Step 4: Use tape to wrap jar (I went around 3 times). I used Little B: Gold Foil Moroccan Window; found here; for sale at A.C Moore.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

DIY: Custom Cross Stitch Pillow

1/2 yard of Burlap
Cross stitch ring
embroidery floss
1 20"x 20" pillow form (purchased here)
Step 1: Cross Stitch eagles onto burlap
Step 2: Sew along the edges of the fabric (to prevent fraying)

Step 3: Sew pillow using this tutorial



Thursday, November 13, 2014

DIY Sew: Beach Bag

In preparation for my mini vacation this weekend for my fiancĂ©'s birthday I decided to make myself a beach bag.  I had some burlap laying around and figured it would be an easy enough project.

Step 1: Cut 1 piece of burlap 19" by 34" and a second piece 3" by 50"
Step 2: Fold the edges of the 19" by 34" piece in twice on both ends, pin and sew
Fold the 50" by 3" piece in half, pin and sew, your piece should measure 1 1/2" by 50"

Step 3: Cut the 50" by 1 1/2" piece in half; you should now have 2x 25" by 1 1/2 inch pieces

Step 4: Pin and sew the Straps onto your bag (straps 7 inches apart)

Step 5: With straps touching (wrong side up) sew up the right and left sides of the bag
Step 6: measure 2 1/2 inches up from each corner (2) pin and sew
Step 6: Turn right side out. Use a stencil and paint on the first letter of your last name (in my case, my future last name)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

DIY Sew: Canvas Tote

A few weeks ago, I made this tote bag. I was so happy how it turned out I wanted to make another, this time in canvas.
I purchased 1 yard of 9.3 oz black canvas fabric from the website
For the lining, I used some flower fabric from my stash
Follow this tutorial, the only exception is to install the pocket to the lining fabric and not the canvas.