- a curb link bracelet
- embroidery thread
- two bobby pins
- a pair of scissors
Originally posted from the genius that is HonestlyWTF, check out this embroidered bracelet tutorial: With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet. And one for your bestie too, of course.
What you’ll need:
Cut 2 sets of 15 strands of embroidery thread, with each strand measuring four times the length of the bracelet. Knot the all the threads at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Sandwich each set between a bobby pin – this will help you easily weave the threads through the links of the bracelet. Lay the threads to the left of the bracelet. Pull the first color (coral) from under the first link and over the top of the left side.
Lay the second color (blue) over the first color (coral). Pull the second color (blue) from under the same link and over the top left again. Repeat the steps, moving onto a new link: put the first color (coral) on top of the second color (blue) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left. Lay the second color (blue) on top of the first color (peach) and pull it out from under the 2nd link and over the top left again. Because the links of this particular bracelet are large, I wove the threads through twice on each link.
If you are using a smaller linked bracelet, you should weave through each link once, as pictured above on a different bracelet.
Repeat the steps until you reach the end of the bracelet. Finish it with a knot and trim the ends.
Cool video showing you how to convert a mens button up into a dress. Very cool.
"This video is about the transformation of the shirt, which once was lost in Ira's place by some guy. She made a new dress of it and you could do the same. It's simple and easy but looks just great!"
Music: Amplified Orchestra - I Want You
Been a while! But Ashlin KATASTROPHE dropped off a menagerie of new patterns for anyone out there who still likes out DIY section.. and you should. Because it's awesome. Meet your new Asymmetrical Vest Capelet Pattern.
These instructions are based on VOGUE PATTERN No. 8426, published c1943.
There are only two pattern pieces (well, the pattern does include one for the hat band, but since that's made of grosgrain ribbon, it seems redundant). The top of the hat, as you can see, is slightly oval shaped, and measures 7 1/4" by 6 1/2". The side piece is about 19" long. There's a 1/2" seam allowance on these.
Cut one of each piece out of your chosen fabric, a stiff interlining fabric (the pattern calls for buckram; I used a stiff felt-like pelmet interlining, which is very easy to work with), and lining fabric (I actually dispensed with lining the hat since no-one's going to see the inside).
Mooove over acrylics, milk paint is back. In recent years, this medium has been popular for historical furniture reproduction, and even as a natural alternative to latex for interior walls, but have you considered using it for your latest DIY creation? Found in everything from cave paintings to King Tut’s tomb, this handmade substance was a predominate component in decorative art for at least a few millenia, until the industrial revolution came along. Casein, the protein found in milk, makes an extremely durable binder for pigments to adhere to most porous surfaces. The rustic finish is not usually desirable for fine art, and it fell out of favor all together with the advent of convenient, but far more volatile, canned paint.
High demand in the home improvement market for water-based low or no VOC coatings has brought eco-friendly technology to mainstream retail stores, but I have yet to see it available in the small sizes that artists and crafters lean towards.
Making your own milk paint can be an inexpensive, natural alternative to collecting a zillion little plastic bottles of mass produced polymers. If acrylics are not disposed of correctly, synthetic resins can seep into ground water. Although most craft paints are non-toxic and water-based, their manufacturing and shipping contribute to pollution as well.
There are as many different ways to make milk paint as there are applications. It can be created quickly from dry powdered milk as needed by mixing 1 part powdered milk to 1 part water, and adding a color concentrate to achieve the desired shade. You could experiment with food coloring, Kool-Aid or cake dyes to start, but to go au natural, you’ll need pigments. I’ve listed some good tutorials and recipes below, as well as natural pigment suppliers. If I’m not mistaken, many of these pigments serve a dual purpose to dye fiber. I’ll be covering this subject in an upcoming post.
So, consider the possibilities… create your own textile designs on organic cotton, brighten up some old furniture, turn plywood trash into an art piece, or give your pet rock a bit more personality. Whatever the application, this is an eco-friendly alternative for one of the most problematic commercial supplies in existence:
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Easy to sew and even cuter to wear, the Haute Top gives the everyday, basic top a chic twist. Make this project your own by choosing a bold print with a vintage feel or a basic go-to color that goes perfectly with your favorite statement necklace. Either way, the light knit fabric makes this top so versatile—wear it with a pair
of jeans or a pencil skirt for a night out on the town.
These two patterns are pretty much the same, but one is for holding on to your crochet hooks and the other is for circular needles. Both take about two fat quarters of fabric, one of each color. It takes about an hour and a half to make if making your own bias tape.
Great DIY oversized Cardigan with loose front pockets. Very professional looking. Printable pattern and instructions included! This is great for throwing on whenever you want to be comfortable, but still stylish.
Calling all crochet masters! I've got a Chanel Logo Pattern Crochet Template just for you. If you can't afford the real thing, make it yourself!
Straight-forward instructions equipped with illustrations on how to make an envelope clutch bag, with wallet like inserts for credit cards and money. Straight-forward instructions equipped with illustrations on how to make an envelope clutch bag, with wallet like inserts for credit cards and money.