Showing posts with label Sewing. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sewing. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cat toys

Choose a critter and cut out pattern from the paper. Pin pattern pieces to the felt and cut out accordingly. Sewing- A ladder stitch is recommended for best results. 

1. Start out by sewing bird belly to one side of bird half and continue up and around over head until you reach the tail. 
2. Continue on with the tail in position until the end, knot, then finish the other side of tail. 
3. Now go back and finish sewing the other side of the bird belly. Wow you can see the bird taking shape! 

4. Sew about 3/4 of the bird base on leaving enough room open to stuff bird. 
Fill with fiber fill or a premium catnip, finish sewing base on.5.Now your ready for the eyes and wings. Knot thread to position of eye, slide on glass bead and go through to other side and slide on other the bead, pull tightly to create small indentation in felt. Go through a couple of times to securely fasten eyes. (You may choose to glue felt eyes on instead to prevent any injury to your cat.) Clip wings to give the illusion of feathers then fasten to bird body as indicated on pattern. 6. Stitch on bird feet. Voila your finished!! Now go make the other two critters, the same technique may be applied to those as well.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Russian Hippo Tutorial

Great tutorial and pattern
It is in Russian so be sure to use google translate to read and print 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bra Purse Instructions

The Famous Bra Purse

Directions for Making the Original Bra Purse

Materials List:
Under wire bra with personality and some "body", size to be determined by what you want to carry, whether it is a lipstick and a credit card, or wallet, hairbrush, and mouthwash.
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Basin of cold water to be used in conjunction with the hot glue gun. Ouch!
Heavy needle and thread

Embellishments: whatever speaks to you, sequins, beads, feathers, fringe, lace, birds, butterflies, flowers, etc.. Anything you can carry is appropriate.

The bra purse is extremely simple to make as there are no mistakes, only opportunities to express yourself and have fun! The first thing I did was to cut away the back of the bra, leaving perhaps 3/4 of an inch of Lycra that is then pulled over a thin application of glue and into the cups of the bra. The backs of the shoulder straps are severed at this point and left attached to the front to see if they will be of service later. The hinge at the front of the bra can now be tucked in and secured to the structure of the wires with a bit of hot glue. Now is an excellent time to attach any dangling embellishment from the bottom of the bra with the hot glue gun. By now you will probably have used the basin of cold water. Glue guns and sticks leave an immediate and painful impression, you may find toothpicks or other implements helpful. Fold the bra together, matching the curvature of the under wires, when you have a good feel for how it should fit, apply a healthy bead of hot glue and stick that rascal together. You will want to hold it firmly until the glue does it’s job.

You now have a bra purse, you still need to develop a handle, a closure and embellish. You will find that you can reattach the straps to the back of the bra with needle and thread, I took the back closure and glued both sides from the inside across the top of the purse for a "hook and eye" closure, if you choose to do this, just experiment with the length and cut away the excess from the already cut edges. You can also attach one side, apply a heavy article (perhaps a piece of jewelry) and let it hang across the top to keep the bra purse closed.

You have all the structural work done and now comes the fun part. Making it your own, one of a kind of "bra art" accessory. Tassels were my first addition (suggestion of the husband - now, what is that about?). Use the glue gun, use needle and thread, or if you are making an "office" model, paper clips. Your imagination is the only limitation to what you can accomplish.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sock Elephant Tutorial

Found this cute sock elephant tutorial over at

The link to this can be found HERE
Check out her other fun and interesting tutorials on the right hand side of the page while you visit this cute blog.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Raining Cats and Dogs

Found this site full of cute patterns for soft animals.
Cat tutorial and pattern can be found HERE

She also had this cute Doxy. HERE
Patterns are listed 
Be sure to click and copy all 4 sets.
Then scroll down and print out the instructions and how to sew directions.
Check out her other cute stuffed items.
Great site.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Stuffed Lamb

Again From Purlbee a darling kids project to make.
The stuffed Lamb instructions and pattern.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Cute Firefly Baby Booty Lightup

I wish I had a little one to make these for.
They would be really cute in a doll as well.
Find tutorial link HERE

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Time For Carrots

This comes from a very crafty quilters site.
I am a modest quilter but this gal can quilt.
This is her carrot creation.
Tutorial found HERE.
Easy , Quick Project just in time for the Rabbits

The Bag Knock Off Pattern

Found this last week and stalled posting it.
I thought I might get one done to show off but alas  have not.
My daughter has sent me all her old jeans and I think they will work very well with this pattern.
The pattern download is in the thin blue line at the link  HERE.
From Sewing mamas