Tuesday, February 28, 2012

An Easier Way to Set in Sleeves

Tutorial: An easier way to set in sleeves:

Most printed patterns have you setting in a sleeve by stitching in a tight little circle around the armhole. Sunni from A Fashionable Stitch shows an easier way to do it on her blog. This is the method I use when …

Monday, February 27, 2012

Recycled Sweater Head Wrap and Cowl Scarf

I knit & crochet but to recycle a sweater to a head wrap and a cowl scarf is much more easier & . quicker. Check out how Trudy did it!

Recycled Sweater Head Wrap and Cowl Scarf:
I made Emily a couple of head wraps from some old sweaters and matching cowl scarves. I also made a head wrap for her cousin's 12th birthday. Don't they look so cute together? The head wrap can be worn plain or embellished. They are so quick and easy to sew. You basically cut out long rectangles, apply fabric glue to the long sides and sew the short ends together and you're done. I got the idea from Disney of Ruffles and Stuff. She's made some great tutorials, click here for the head wrap tutorial and here for the cowl scarf. Thanks so much, Disney, Emily loves hers. They keep her warm and stylish.

They were made from these two sweaters.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Drama Tween Giveaway

Drama Tween by Vintage Couture, Inc. is a clothing line for fashion forward tweens who want styles that aren't readily available in their sizes. Giveaway ends 3/11/2012. It has very low entries. Hanging Off The Wire: Drama Tween *Giveaway*

Friday, February 24, 2012

Valentines Day Last Minute Refashon!

See what, Sew Country Chick did for her daughter. I'm getting some ideas...
Valentines Day Last Minute Refashon!:

This top is super easy and can be whipped together in about an hour if you have a mens T shirt hanging around. To see my tutorial visit me at
Happy Saint Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

DIY Accent Rings

DIY Accent Rings:

Made from old clip-on earrings. See more plus a full tutorial on my blog.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

How to sew a doll dress from a sweater sleeve

I had to share this... it's too cute.
How to sew a doll dress from a sweater sleeve:
Sewing for dolls can be so fun as they aren’t nearly as fussy about fit and you can use such small quantities of textiles without compromising on style and fun. This cute dress for an 18 inch doll designed by Bethany of the blog Finding Pins and Needles. Check out her tutorial on how to sew a recycled sweater sleeve dress for a doll.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Hanna Andersson Footless Tights Knockoff

Check-Out Hanna Andersson Footless Tights Knockoff:

Another online purchase I'd love to make, but at $16-a-pair-plus-shipping-plus-import-duties, I'd be paying about 90 bucks a leg. So I satisfied myself with a knockoff.

Good old Gymboree tights. Local and affordable (er, on sale).

Similar to making legwarmers, I cut out the ankle and toe section and discarded them.

I also amputated a pair of socks with pretty tops.

...folded the edges of the tights under and inserted the fancy sock top upside down.

Too frugal to toss the left overs, I remade the socks with the leftoever mid-section from the foot of the tights (just like the legwarmers here).

This was my test pair on my least favorite tights. Now that I know the technique works, I'm on the search for some spring-y colored tights to make over. Has anyone got a good source for spring colors?