Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tutorial: How to Make your Own Clothing Labels

So today we are doing a tutorial on how to make your own clothing easy and cheap! All the labels I have found were super expensive so after some research here is what I came up with!

You will need a fabric ink pad, alphabet letter stamps, and some cotton ribbon! I ordered mine from an Etsy shop here!


Cut about a 2 inch strip and fold in half. 


Iron down!


Stamp on your initials, the size, the name of your business, etc!


Set with heat if necessary. 


That is how you make a small tab label. 

If you want a long label for the back of your clothes iron down the 2 edges. 


That's it!


Happy Labeling!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My OFFICIAL Website

Well guys it's official. My website is LIVE. As in.....MY website.

It took lots of dedication, frustration, and editing. 

But here it is. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tutorial: Reusable Lunch Sack


Today's tutorial I am super duper excited about for a few reasons, it involves a few new techniques for me and it turned out amazingly! 

All you need is 2 different cotton fabrics and coordinating ribbon! 


First cut 2 rectangles, one of both of your fabrics. They should be your width of the bag you want times 2 and your height. I used 12x18" which is a bit small but perfect for just a sandwich, some chips and a granola bar! I added interfacing to mine to make it a bit stiffer, which is new technique #1 for me. I loved the way the interfacing turned out!


Afterwards, serge the edges, which isn't necessary because they will be on the inside but this is new technique #2 and I wanted to practice!


Place your rectangles right sides together and sew around leaving a small hole on one of the shorter sides so you can flip inside out!


Flip inside out and poke out your corners!


Fold it in half hamburger style and sew one short side and one long side. Don't worry about sewing the hole closed because sewing around will sew it right up! Make sure that the fabric you want on the outside is INSIDE when you sew your 2 sides!


Pin the corners like so, so that the bottom of the lunch bag will be flat. (New Technique #3!)


Sew across to secure. 


Trim and serge the edges, if you don't have a serger then zig-zag stitch, use pinking sheers, or use some non-fray glue.


Flip inside out, here is what the bottom should look like!


Now put a ribbon in the middle, make sure it is long enough to tie around your bag. Sew on bottom like shown!


That's it! 
This is perfect for a small lunch that doesn't need to be kept at a certain temperature!


Enjoy and Happy Lunch Bagging!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Tutorial: Reusable Makeup Remover Pads

If you are anything like me you go through these cotton pads like no other. I buy a pack every few weeks because I use 2-3 a day! And the other day I was thinking how wasteful that was.
 
So here are my very own reusable ones, and can I say...I am in looooovvvvveeeeeee.
 
 
All you need is a hand towel that you don't mind cutting up, and some cotton fabric.









 
First find a template or make one that is about 3"x3".
 


Then cut out your squares, I did 20 of each.
 


Now pin them together right sides together. (For the towel it doesn't matter which way just make sure the cotton is facing in!)
 


Sew around leaving a small opening like so.
 


Flip inside out and poke out your corners. Fold in the raw edges of your opening.
 


Top stitch around, either Zig Zag or Straight Stitch!
 


You can see that what you have is about the same size as a regular cotton pad!

TIP: Sew with the towel side down, so you will be sewing on top of the cotton.
 


That's it! After use I throw in to a container and every week I put them into a lingerie bag and wash! Easy, and green!
 


Happy Recycling!