Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tutorial: Studded Jeans

This tutorial is super simple and also super self explanatory. But it was too adorable not to do a post about! 

First take a pair of worn out skinnies!

And fold up the bottoms, whether to capri length or like me just ankle length since I am short!

Then lay out studs where you want them!

Open up all the prongs..

And puncture them through both layers of the jeans! Make sure not to go through 4 layers though! Only 2! Then fold all the prongs down!

And you are DONE! Some fresh new jeans!

Happy Studding!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Matching Shorts?

Sometimes you just have to have matching shorts with someone. In my case it was my 9 year old little sister Kuki. She loved my pair like this so I whipped her up a pair!

And of course she adores them! 

Happy Sewing!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tutorial: Shorts with Built in Apron Pockets

Am I obsessed with shorts?

I thought I was obsessed with skirts. Then I made a pair of shorts. How. Addicting.

Start by whipping out your high waisted shorts pattern that we made here and trace around it to create a new pattern!

Then place a ruler like so on your pattern and trace that line. This is going to be your pocket!

Cut your pattern out!

Now use your front pattern again and trace around the top and two sides, then lift your pattern and connect the 2 side lines. This is the inside of the pocket.

Now you have your front shorts piece and your inside of your pocket! You can use the back piece we made in the tutorial linked above for the back of these shorts!

Fold your fabric in half and lay your pattern pieces on it. You will be cutting 2 of each.

Now fold and pin down the pocket slant on both pieces and sew!

Now lay your inside pocket pieces on top of your shorts piece right sides both down and sew around NOT sewing up the slanted piece. 

Now you created your pocket!

Now repeat on your other shorts piece. Lay your shorts pieces right sides together and sew down the curved seam not the crotch. 

Now sew the back, crotch and hem all the same as my other shorts' tutorials. I still took pictures but the instructions are in all other tutorials! I did the flat front with elastic back as shown in this tutorial!

Happy Sewing!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Tutorial: Wool Dryer Balls

A tutorial. Finally. I feel as if I have been away from Blogland for a very long time but really it has only been a week. 

Today we are going to learn how to make wool dryer balls! If you haven't heard of these they are amazing! They literally make your clothes dry in about 10-20 minutes! So for five dollars we will save hundreds in electricity. 

I used one skein of Northampton Sport Wool which was around $5!

And a ripped pair of panty hose which I'm sure everyone has!

Start by wrapping around your hand a few times then scrunch it up  in your hand and start wrapping the yarn around it.

Creating a ball!

 Keep wrapping until it it 4-5 inches then tuck the loose end in somewhere!

It should be the size of your palm, remember it will shrink when we felt it!

Then place the ball in the end of the panty hose and tie a string around it like so!

Now wash and dry it! Set your washer at the hottest heat possible I added a pot of boiling water to mine because it doesn't get that hot! After drying take your dryer balls out and see that they are felted!



Now throw one...or three in with your clothes and see how fast they dry now!

As you can see mine dried within 12 minutes!

Happy Saving!