Monday, March 26, 2012

DIY Sew: 15 minute Infinity Scarf

I extremely over bought this fabric, (as you can probably already tell because every project is in this pattern!), so I decided to use some extra to make a scarf. The project only took about 15 minutes once the pattern was cut; really really easy.

Here is how I did it:

2 yards of cotton fabric
Sewing Machine

Process: Cut two pieces of fabric 12'' X 60''

Hem the width of each piece of fabric by a 1/2 inch (4 in total; top and bottom of each piece of fabric)

With Right Sides together sew down both long sides of the fabric, use a 1/2 inch seam allowance

Turn right side out

Overlap the two ends by an inch and a half, and sew


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring Clothing Inspiration: GAP

So, I know I just started sewing and I'm still a novice, but I saw all these amazingly cute dresses on, and I can't help but wonder if I can possibly make a few myself(different patterns of course, I don't want to run into my mirror image all over nyc). I haven't even attempted a sleeve yet, but some of these don't look too difficult.

My new goal is to make one or two by the start of the summer

Sunday, March 18, 2012

DIY Sew: Envelope Clutch Purse

Project 2 of my March Sewing Class is an Envelope Clutch Bag

Tori Burch


Here's what you'll need:
1/2 yard upholstry fabric for the outside
1/2 yard satin fabric for the lining
1/4 yard heavy interfacing
magnetic snap

To begin: Make a pattern using the following measurements:

Use the pattern to trace 1 outer fabric, 1 inner, and 1 interfacing

Place the inner and outer fabrics good sides touching and then place the interfacing on top of the inner fabric

pin, and sew all three sides, leaving the bottom unsewn

turn right side out

Fold ends in an inch and pin on both sides on the bottom

Fold up the bottom to where you want your bag to hit, pin on both sides to mark

Install the snap, place your washer on where you want the snap to be on the top and mark with a pen, take scissors and cut tiny holes, place top snap in, stick your hand under first layer and push in washer, push down ends

Fold bag over with washer on snap, see where it lies, then mark, cut holes, stick bottom snap in, put your hand under the first layer of fabric and place washer on the back of snap and fold snap into place

sew bottom across

Fold up, sew sides as close to the edge as possible


Sunday, March 11, 2012

DIY Sew: Fabric Headband

Get ready for the easiest sewing tutorial there is!

Here's what you'll need:
6 inches of elastic
4" by 18" piece of fabric
Sewing Machine

Fold Fabric in half with the right sides touching,and pin


turn the piece right side out

fold 1/2 inch in on each side, place elastic in one end, and sew

Then place elastic into the other side and sew


Monday, March 5, 2012

March Month of Sewing

In an attempt to learn how to sew, I decided to sign up for a sewing class for the month of March. Which means if all goes as planned I'm going to have a bunch of great new tutorials for everyone to enjoy!

Here are a few projects I'll be learning to make:
Fabric Belt
Envelope Clutch
Messenger Bag
PJ Pants
Wrap Skirt

Class starts tonight, so stay tuned...