Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lined Zippered Pouch

I had so much fun making this pouch today. I saw the idea on a friend of mine's Facebook page and it looked so cute I had to try it. I was afraid it was going to be hard but it turned out to be rather easy, thanks to the wonderful tutorial here (and the great advice on doing corners without a quilter's tool here). I used 15x9" fabric pieces and a 12" zipper, next time I'll try to make it deeper and use heavier interfacing (used light-medium weight kind this time). You can't tell in the pic but the lining is deep purple. I still need to press the sides.

And in my true fashion, I sewed the handle in backwards at first, I always do this and double-checked myself and still put it in backwards. But that's the beauty of sewing, you can always rip it out and try again! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Hooded Towel

I used this tutorial at Obsessively Stitching to make a hooded towel for my son. It was so quick and easy and best of all, less than half the price of the hooded towels I've seen in stores!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

5x7 Magnetic Board

I made the magnetic board using the tutorial found on this blog. Angie's things are always so beautiful! The board itself is galvanized steel flashing and I couldn't find it anywhere locally (only aluminum) so I went in with a couple of other friends and we ordered 100 pieces from a seller on Amazon. Anyway, mod podge will not work to adhere the paper to the metal so I used my Glue Glider Pro and it worked just fine. I used PP and ribbon found in my scraps and the magnets are just white flat marbles that I inked to match glued on round magnets from Wal-Mart (although I think those magnets are too large, will use the smaller ones when I get some). You can attach pictures, notes, recipes...anything to this. Very quick and easy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

T-Shirt Dress

I tried my hand at a t-shirt dress and think it looks pretty good. I used the directions on this blog. I wish it was longer but it can also be worn as a shirt. The flower is another reverse applique, the edges will roll back in the wash.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dinosaur Reverse Applique

I did this shirt today. I'm going to make the elastic waist shorts to match (like the Lightning McQueen shorts). I love this little dinosaur! I found the template online (can't remember where right now, will post when I find it). I did the eye, spots on the back and toes by hand since they were so small. I learned about this technique from a fellow mommy on a message board I'm on but can't get her blog to link here. :(

Friday, July 9, 2010

Reverse Applique

This is a shirt I just finished for my son, he loves Lightning McQueen! There are a ton of tutorials out there on how to do reverse applique, here is one close to what I did: I really liked how this turned out and I think my son is going to love it. He saw it halfway done and wanted to wear it right away, I told him to wait b/c I needed to add some more "Kachow" to it. :) I think he's going to love the lightning bolts on the sleeves. I added the # on back for fun, it doesn't look as good as I hoped but it'll do. I'm making elastic waist shorts to match.

The "Kachow!" lightning bolt on the sleeve is his favorite part!