Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Crochet Slippers

Summer is coming to the end, perhaps the fact that school starts soon, made ​​me eager
to start knitting crochet slippers.
Since I did not have a pattern or instructions, I decided to do an Internet search.
Of all the places I visited, there were two that interested me, the first place is
her tutorial, I could make these slippers for me.

Her instructions are clear, with lots of photos, and is a free tutorial. I think that I will make slippers
for the whole family and for my friends too. What was new to me was the magic
adjustable ring, but once I tried it, I loved it!
Here I found a video on you tube that explains it clearly
The other pattern that I liked was from here and is also a free tutorial
and I made two pairs that I show here
I found this pattern a little more difficult than the previous, maybe because  I don't have much experience in crochet and I had to start several times , but once I understood the steps, then I had no problems making the second pair and I liked the result.
 As I like to knit while watching TV at night, and considering that the fall would come soon and I love to knit, I will make a few!
I hope that I have provided some inspiration and that the links will be useful. Now I'm finishing some pillowcases and as the tutorial is ready I will share it with you. In the meantime I wish you a beautiful day and we'll be seeing soon.
Have a nice day.

I'm linking this project to Sarahndipities

Saturday, August 18, 2012

I was featured on Pattern Pile and on Threading My Way!

I have great news !!! I have the pleasure to tell you that my project "How to sew a cell phone case" was featured on the site of pattern pile.

It's a place I love, there are always new patterns, free tutorials. It gave me a great joy to find my project  among all these beautiful creations! If you want to take a look this is the link:

This project was also featured on the site Threading My Way, this is a  site that I visit frequently and that I recommend to you. In this link you will find several projects for refashioning Denim ...grab a cup of tea and enjoy all those beautiful projects ( the latest project is mine) is the link:

 Let me take this moment and thank all the new followers who have joined the blog lately, it is you who inspire me with your messages and for being here with me. Thanks for taking the decision to be a follower is really appreciated, as are also appreciated all the beautiful comments I get from you all.

I wish you a beautiful day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to sew a crazy quilt clothespin bag.

Finally I can share photos of my clothespin bag with all of you, I just want advise you that the clothespin that you see in the pictures is longer than the previous one I showed in my previous publication.

I will upload pictures of the two for you to understand. What happened was that
when I finished sewing the first time the clothespin, I found that it was not long
enough, here are the photos:

This is before

This is after

It was at  the end that I decided to do it longer so,  it took me a few more days to finish this
project, now the clothespin measures 16.5 "and is large enough for all my

Now that this is explained, I can start with the tutorial
In my previous post I shared with you all the steps that I did before starting to
sew my project. Click Here for the first part of the tutorial. Today I will share with you some photos I took during the creation of my project.

Once I finished drawing my pattern, I began to create my crazy quilt,
and I used the technique which I explained in this tutorial, but I'll show some
stages that I did.

To begin  I cut a 5 sided piece of fabric, and a piece of lace, put one over the

Then I used my technique, SEW, FLIP, IRON and CUT the surplus of fabrics.
I'll show what I mean, I cut a second piece of fabric and I will place this piece
on top of the first piece, wrong sides togheter.

sew using 1/4" seam allowance and trim to obtein a straight edge

Flip the second piece of fabric over to conceal the seam and expose the right side
of the fabrics, and iron.

cut another piece of fabric and repeat the same steps, if you want to add a piece
of trim, what we do is position the trim and match the edges

add another piece of fabric on top of the trim, match the edges one more time

and sew, flip, iron and cut the excess of fabric.
For questions about this technique I invite you to read the tutorial with every
step that I published previously and that is *here*

I put together my crazy quilt in this way, adding pieces of fabric each time and
sometimes adding a piece of lace or trim

Every so often you have to go checking the form that is taking this crazy quilt, to
see how it's going on, to do this I will  put the crazy quilt fabric, on my
pattern, this allows me to see where I have to keep adding fabric.

I created several pieces of crazy quilt and I'm going to put them together later.

When all the pieces are joined, it will look something like this

I put the  pattern paper on the fabric and cut, the center and the outer edge.

Now I have a more nice pattern to work on.

I started to make the embellishment, to do that I made a sandwich with a layer of
stabilizer first, then a layer of batting and finally the fabric, I added decorative stitches,
crochet flowers and buttons.

To finish the front, I cut a piece of lining with the shape of the pattern, I put
the wrong side in front of me, put the crazy quilt on the lining and I finished the
part where the hole is, using a piece of trim that I sewed all around it.

The back side of the front panel it looks like this

Then I prepared the back side of the clothespin bag, I placed a piece of backing
fabric, batting and the outer fabric,

and sewed together using a running stitch

I added a bit of trim on the top of both sides to hide the hole where it will come
out the hanger

To continue I placed the front and back, right sides together and sew the two
pieces together using a ¼” seam allowance, leaving about 8 "unstitch  at the
bottom, to leave enough room to get through that space the hanger,

and I also leave without sewing the upper side where I added the trim.

Then slide the hanger through the space we had left open

What remains now is to hand sew the bottom

So I ended my first version of this project

Then, I lengthen as I told you in the beginning, because I did not have much room
for my sticks!!!

Here I'll  share with you more pictures I took, I liked this project so much that I've
taken a few pictures from all sides, top, bottom, middle, if there are many I
apologize, I could not resist!!!

Here ends this tutorial, I had great pleasure in creating this clothespin and also
in creating this tutorial to share with you all. I hope you liked it, if there were
spelling mistakes, I apologize, I tried to do the best I could.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I always appreciate your comments and I always hope that this blog continues to grow with new followers, do  not hesitate, you are welcome!!
I'm linking this project to Positively Splendid , Creating my way to Succes, and to Threading My Way, Quilting and Patchwork ~ Link Party.
Have a happy sewing day!!!!!


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