Image via luvinthemommyhood; individual photos courtesy of the tutorial designers themselves
Luvinthemommyhood has a fabulous roundup of maternity sewing tutorials, hints, tips, and tricks. I’ve already used this awesome tutorial to turn a pair of fat pants into elastic-waist maternity pants (thereby doubling my pants wardrobe! Pathetic!).
Since a new pair of maternity jeans hovers in the $60 range, and thrift store pants are about $4 or $5, and I already have several yards of three-inch elastic … well! This is math even I can do.
» luvinthemommyhood: maternity sewing tutorial roundup.
Image c. MADE at dana-made-it.com
The first trimester is drawing to a close*, and I can actually begin to entertain the notion of sewing again, even though I don’t currently have a table to put my machine on any more, and even though I’m still falling asleep at 9:30. STILL.
Look how cute this toddler T-shirt tutorial is — and it’s made from a men’s T-shirt! Pardon me while I die from awesome.
MADE: the 90 minute Shirt.
*I’m 12 weeks in and feeling much better. My attempt at Nablopomo was a miserable failure, though, and I like to blame Mister Embryo. Heh.
I’ve been saving bags of old clothes, and now I know why: to make this rag rug. No sewing, no crocheting, just over-under braiding.
Photo credits: Little House In The Suburbs
» Little House In The Suburbs: Secrets of the No-Sew Rag Rug.
Vintage embroidery transfers, from the flickr collection of pinky and boo, via Colette Patterns’ blog. They’re enough to make me consider embroidering something just for fun. Check out the set — there are many more than this. Not sure on copyright, but I’m assuming these are good to go, at least for personal use.
» Embroidery transfer: leaves, on Flickr - Photo Sharing!.
Quick quick on my way out the door: I saw these great tips for recycling fabric on Burda Style, in a post about the new book Quilting For Peace (looks like a good one to put on the bookshelf).
Finding and Recycling Fabric for Quilts and Projects | BurdaStyle.com.
Just saw this on the purl bee — teeny weeny patchwork. I have a doll quilt I just finished a few weeks ago that is made of three-quarter-inch nine-patch squares, and this is way smaller than that. I love it. I still haven’t made a pincushion for myself, either.
But this makes me want to get started.
Miniature Patchwork Pincushions - the purl bee.
Came across this little idea on design*sponge. We have a stupid huge store of glass jars; making little covers for them would be easy, and then hanging them is such a good idea when horizontal space is at a premium.
Pattern by Lauren Anderson at the link below.
DesignSponge » Blog Archive » we like it wild: the hanging gardens of bernal heights.
Photo via design*sponge
This Re-Nest post reminded me of the two giant Rubbermaid bins I have stored in my studio upstairs, stuffed to the gills with old clothes I refuse to donate because Dammit, I’m Going To Make a Quilt.
I Mean It.
Apartment Therapy Re-Nest | 13 Ways To Repurpose Old Clothes. (Number 7: Quilt It)
I was bookmarking each individual pattern, tutorial and freebie from Jennifer Casa’s JCasa handmade before I realized I should just bookmark the whole page and be done. There are so many things on here I want to make!
JCasa : patterns + tutorials.
Well, we’re back from the wedding weekend in Columbus. We had a wonderful, wonderful time. I am whipped! The house is a mess, the laundry touches the ceiling and there are Pop-Tart crumbs showing up in mysterious places.
While I recover this week and half-heartedly try to get the house in order, you can get started on your holiday crafting, thanks to the link below from my absolute favorite craft book publisher. Or (if you’re feeling a little lazy, like me) just peruse the daily inspiration I’m posting at my Tumblr blog, Supafab. Projects, shop updates, actual writing — I’m going to cut myself some slack this week. After all, I just turned 30 on Saturday, and we old ladies need to take it slow.
Melanie Falick Books - News - Free Patterns for Holiday Crafting, Plus STC Craft Book Giveaway.