by Dannielle Cresp on November 24, 2010
It’s the 4th Wednesday of the month and that means it’s project time!
Today I wanted to share with you a DIY project from the lovely Pilgrim from draw!pilgrim.
Back in February she shared how to make Felt Flower Clips on her blog with this great tutorial.
So why not pop on over and have a look at her fantastic work! They are very cool!
Have you made these? Tell me in the comments how you went.
Also, it’s my Dad’s birthday today! Happy Birthday Dad!!
by Dannielle Cresp on October 20, 2010
I’ve got another project for you this month! And this time it’s one I actually did for you myself!!
This is what we will be making:
This one has lots of photos because I can’t bare to leave anything out and for you to be confused, so get ready for a long post!
Lets get started!
What you will need for to make this:
- A heart shape – cut one out of plain paper, doesn’t matter what size. Mine measures 10cm at longest point
- A gel pen or air soluble marker
-Scissors, a sewing machine and a needle & thread for hand stitching
Fold the fabric with right sides together and pin the pattern to the wrong side. This will make the two pieces you will need.
Cut carefully around the edge of the pattern. Note in this picture where the two round marks are to the top of the screen, as I will use them next.
Where the two round marks were I use the pen and added two dots to the pattern. They are 3cm a part, leave at least 2cm from the base of the heart when placing your own.
Now cut the ribbon to 22cm long (or longer if you please) and pin it, folded in half to the right side (the outside) of the fabric.
Line the two ends with the dip in the heart. Make sure that the pin is on the wrong side of the fabric, as shown.
Fold should be at the base of the heart.
Now grab the folded part of the ribbon and move it so that it is sticking out between the two marks we made before and pin as shown.
This is so we don’t sew this part in.
Re-attach the other heart piece so that the outsides are facing each other and the ribbon is in the middle. Pin them.
Now it’s time to sew them together. The seam allowance for mine is 6mm from the edge, set yours to what ever you feel comfortable with, remembering that the bigger the seam allowance the less in left showing.
Put your needle in the fabric at the lower mark and forward stitch 3, backstitch 3 and then sew around the heart following the edge as a guide. Read on before starting this step.
Following the edge as you’re sewing be sure to catch the ribbon at the top. Keep following the edge until the upper mark. Stop backstitch 3 and forward stitch 3.
Hooray, the machine part is finished!
Now cut off the loose threads.
See that the ribbon is attached at the top of the heart, but is free at the gap and the backstitching at each end.
Carefully snip around the heart. About 0.5cm ruffly. Not at the gap though. Don’t cut the thread. (see next picture)
See how the snips have been made all around the seam, you can cut a straight line at the base of the heart (not through the thread). This is so the heart will bend into shape.
Turn the heart in the right way through the gap.
Add stuffing through the gap. Add as much as you like. The more in there the squishier it is.
Now your softie is stuffed there is only one more step. Close the gap.
Slip stitch the softie closed. If you need help with this try this site
Hooray! You have your own softie ornament for your tree or christmas gifts or even to liven up your desk!
I hope you enjoy making it!
What did you think? Was it easy to follow? Will you be making one this year? Tell me in the comments.
by Dannielle Cresp on September 22, 2010
Today, I thought I’d mix things up a bit! By showing you a tutorial that I found.
Have you ever wanted to know how to turn a photo into a sketch in photoshop like this:
If you are interested you can do this with any photo, and this tutorial is free! Go here!