Sunday, October 26, 2014

DIY: Yarn Rug

I've been seeing tutorials for yarn rugs for awhile and after realizing I was running out of storage space for yarn in my apartment I figured it was time I tried the project out for myself.
12 Skeins of yarn
1 Non-Skid Rug Pad 2 ft W x 3 ft L
Cardboard from toilet paper roll
Step 1: wrap yarn roughly 30 times around the card board from a toilet paper roll
Step 2: Pull yarn off the cardboard roll and cut a long piece of yarn to tie around the center of the yarn ball
Step 3: Cut both ends of the yarn
Step 4: Run fingers through yarn
Step 5: Make about 100 more pom poms
Step 6: Tie pom poms onto rug pad


Sunday, October 12, 2014

DIY: Leather Bracelet

Hi Guys! Today I have an easy 5 minute DIY project for you.
All you need are a few simple materials:
revolving punch
9'' of leather trimming
1 round screw back stud
Step 1: Use the stencil and trace in your desired text, in this case eagles
Step 2: Use the revolving punch and punch a hole at the bottom and the top of the leather strap
Step 3: Screw the stud into the hole on the bottom of the strap

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DIY Sew: Cloth Bag with Leather Straps

1 yard of fabric (Ralph Lauren home fabric purchased at Mood)
2 yards leather trimming (purchased from leather impact)
Revolving Punch
Sewing machine
Step 1: Cut the following pattern pieces:
2x 34" by 16"
1x 7" by 9"
Step 2: Fold fabric in half with right sides of the fabric touching (piece should measure 17" by 16"), pin sides and sew (do this to both pieces)
Step 3: Create depth to your bag by making corners. Measure 2 1/2 inches from the end on every corner (4 in total), mark, pin, sew, cut off excess
Step 4: Turn one of the fabric pieces right side out, attach pocket by folding in edges, pin around all three sides and sew.
Step 5: With one pattern piece right side out and the second (lining) piece inside out place the lining over the right side out piece
Step 6: Pin and sew around the top leaving a 5'' opening
Step 7: Pull fabric right side out through the 5'' opening
Step 8: sew up the 5'' opening
Step 9: Stuff the lining into the bag
Step 10: cut 2 leather straps 31 1/2'' long; next use the revolving punch to punch two holes in the bottom and top of each strap
Step 11: mark where you want the straps to attach to the bag by marking through the holes on the strap, punch holes using the revolving punch
Step 12: Screw a stud in all holes (8 holes)
Step 13: Push studs through the holes in the leather straps, done!