12/28/2011

Easy DIY iPhone Case Tutorial

My husband gave me new iPhone 4Gs for a Christmas gift (lucky!)... and It's been almost a week now and I haven't get any new case so I thought of creating one and why buying. 




Materials:
2 pcs fabrics size 10 x 4 inches
2 pcs fusible interfacing 10 x 4 inches
1 pc fabric size 2x2.5

 

STEPS:

1. For the tab, fold the 2.5” tall by 2” wide tab piece lengthwise in fourths and edge stitch. Sorry I forgot to take picture how I did it but you can see on the next first picture how the tab looks.

2. Place the fuse interfacing to the wrong side of fabric. Like sandwiching the two fabic.  Be careful and make sure that the right side of the fabric are facing each other.  And place the tab righ away (see pic below) so you won't forget the tab.
 

3. Run a stich all round it with 3/8 seam allowance and leave at least 2 - 3 inch open so you can turn it out the right side of the fabric. See the picuture below where I stop and left a 2 inch open.

4. Clip corners and trim a little.

5.  Turn the right side of the fabric out. Top stitch the top and bottom.



6. Fold in half with the tab at the back. Stitch as close to the edge as you can while catching all of the layers.



7.  Add a Key Ring.




Now I am less to worry about my iphone in getting scratched, and pluss I can add my key on my case for easy find. 


 

Mod Podge and Shoe for Upgrade

I found this video at http://craftzine.com/ and love the way she updo her shoes.  You might want to check it out!

http://youtu.be/ySqKohG_m7U

Winner of my First Giveaway

Thank you for dropping by and joining the giveaway.  Sorry this is a little bit too late, I was out of the country during the holidays.  I hope everyone had fun with their family and love ones.

I choose the winner by using the random.org site. 


 So out of 6 people who drop by for comments the lucky winner is comment #2 majorasue.  

Congratulations your 3 Orange Cream will be delivered to you soon.  I will send you email to get your address or where to ship.

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Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting a giveaway to which anyone can contribute this week. What a fun event! We get a chance to know other people's blog.


The actual Giveaway Day was Monday, but it is open until the end of the week. I am giving away this natural 3 LIP Balm, which I made.


If you would like to enter to win this tote you need to leave me a comment on this post. Only one comment per person, please (I will remove extra ones).  I will draw a random winner after 6 pm on Friday December 23, 2011. If you have not attached an email to your profile, please leave it in the comment. If there is no way to contact you, I will draw again immediately. I am happy to ship within US and Canada.

. Also, don't forget to hit up Sew Mama Sew and enter other great giveaway

12/18/2011

DIY Key Ring Holder


I posted a headband project here last month.  The fabric folding and size to be use in this project are the same.  Click here for the details.


This project is very easy to make just follow the direction I used on my headband project and instead of putting a rubber band to close the circle you put the key ring instead. 

To start with after creating your band fabric insert the key ring before close it.

Run a zigzag stick to make sure it is securely close.

Get a 4 inch long ribbon, I used brown with 1 inch width.  Wrap around the ribbon and cover the zigzag stitch.  Fold the end of your ribbon in one of the side.

Run a stitch both side to close it securely.




12/16/2011

Would you like naturally made flavored Lip Balm? Giveaway Day begins

Sew, Mama, Sew! is hosting a giveaway to which anyone can contribute this week. What a fun event! We get a chance to know other people's blog.


The actual Giveaway Day was Monday, but it is open until the end of the week. I am giving away this natural 3 LIP Balm, which I made.


If you would like to enter to win this tote you need to leave me a comment on this post. Only one comment per person, please (I will remove extra ones).  I will draw a random winner after 6 pm on Friday December 23, 2011. If you have not attached an email to your profile, please leave it in the comment. If there is no way to contact you, I will draw again immediately. I am happy to ship within US and Canada.

. Also, don't forget to hit up Sew Mama Sew and enter other great giveaway




12/15/2011

Family Stick (Free)

Create your family sticks and copy and paste the code to your blog.


My Stick Family from WiddlyTinks.com

3 Dollar Hurricane Vase


Lastnight, before going home from long day of work, I decided to drop by to the Dollar Tree Store near our house to buy some christmas ribbons for my gift wrapping.  And ofcourse there are great cheap finds at this store, I thought of  William Sonoma hurricane glass with letter W etch on it that I always wanted to buy, but it will cost $68-$78. I know lots of craft blogger already do this project, but I always to add it on my project list and thought other cheap way to do this.



And this what I found at candle/glassware aisle:




First, take out the sticker tags attach on it.
Plug the glue gun to heat up



Fill-in hot glue around the side of the candle holder.

Attach the candle stick holder at the button of the vase.
Make it sure you centered it.

You can put candles, pebbles or pine cones.  Maybe I should etched our lastname initial next time when I have more time :)








12/14/2011

15 minutes DIY Kleenex Tissue Holder

They really are so easy and fast to make!  I thought of this project initially what is usuable for this season, with allergy and cold in full swing other than that tissue pouches are great any time of year!  They are so easy to make as well.  You can create this in less than half an hour (probably closer to 15 minutes!). 

What you’ll need:-2 pcs of 6” x 7.5” piece pattern fabric
STEP ONE:
Take your tow fabric, I used two color and place the right sides of the lining and outer fabric together.

STEP TWO:
Run stictch along the side.  Leave one side open so you can turn it out.



STEP THREE:
Turn right side out.
 STEP FOUR:Stitch a 1/4” seam to the open side. 


STEP 5:Take one of the sides and fold in to the middle of the fabric.  Repeat with other side with little bit overlapping and stitch a 1/4” seam.  
Viola! All done and so simple.




12/06/2011

Easy DIY Cosmetic bag

Before I never knew how to make zipper's, and because I like to share knowledge, I decided I’d write up a little tutorial for my method (and probably the method of others, too). I hope everybody who has used and enjoyed this tutorial!

I didn't mentioned any size of the fabric cut, because you will decide how big or wide you want on your project.
 
Step1: Lay down the inner fabric, I used a canvas fabric here.  If you used another printed fabric put the right side down.
Step 2: Lay another layer of fabric with right side or prints on top.  It will be easy and neat to pin it together.
Step 3.  Lay down the zipper on to (right side)
Step 4:  Sew it and don't forget to use zipper footer.


Step 5: Flip it back and sew it again with 1/8 inch. 
 
Step 6: Do this again to the other side. 

Step 7:  After sewing the fabric and zipper all together it will be look like this (below) when you spread out.  Don't forget to open the zipper halfway or it will be hard when you flip into the right side later.

and the back looks like this....

Step 8: After sewing the zipper, align altogether like sandwiching the zipper.

Step 9: Run a stitch on each side but leave one side open (see pic) of the inner fabric.



Step 10:  Cut the corners but don't cut the stitch.  I'm doing this so it's not so bulky when I turn it out.


Step 11:   Then go ahead and turn the whole thing right-side-out. Turn under about 1/2″ of the bottom of the lining, press it flat, and sew it closed. No more raw edges!



Tuck the lining into the pouch, and it’s practically finished!
All you have to do is iron out any wrinkles and then admire your lovely new pouch with its perfect zip and you are done!  Congratulations!