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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

DIY Sleep Mask


 I will admit, this is a project for me just as much as it is for you. I have been wanting a sleep mask for awhile...thinking I would make one.....you know how that goes, it's a year later now and I am getting to it.

Why did I want a mask so badly? We officially have two teenage boys in the house. On the weekends, I am always in bed before they are. Lights are on, there's tv, music you name it, so I have to gear up with earplugs and a mask to get some shut eye. You should see me, I am quite a sight because I also have a bite gaurd and wrist brace....yep looking good! Is that TMI? Maybe we should get to the tutorial.

The downloadable pattern pieces can be found here.

You will need:

Fabric for the top of the mask
Fabric for the bottom and back of the mask
Batting
Felt for eyelashes
1/2" elastic

Instructions:

1. Cut out One top and one bottom for the front of the mask. Go ahead and cut out the felt eyelashes as well.

2. Next, pin the eyelashes onto the bottom of the mask, When pinning, flare them out a bit, so there is separation between the lashes. The notch at the top is there to help.

3. Pin the top fabric face down on to the bottom so the straight edges align. Sew across using a 1/4" seam allowance.

4. Press open the front of the mask. Place it on top of the backing fabric and use the front as a pattern piece for the back. Cut around the outside. Us the backing fabric to cut out a pice of bating the same size.

5. Measure and cut the elastic to the size needed for fitting your head. My elastic ended up being 15" long just in case you're making his as a gift. Pin the elastic just above the middle seam on each side of the front of the mask. Be sure the raw edges are facing outward.

6. Place the two right sides of fabric together, make sure the elastic band is tucked inside the two layers and pin. Place a layer of batting on one of the sides and pin as well.

7. Sew around the outside of the mask, leaving a 3" opening across the top for turning. Clip all of the seams and turn right side out. Press and hand stitch the opening closed.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Coloring Marker Tote Bag and Printable Coloring Page


Hey Hey I am back to blogging here. I has taken a short hiatus and just posted news over at my website, but it wasn't the same as blogging here. So I am back and today I've got a free coloring printable for you.

If you are in to coloring like lots of folks seem to be these days, here's a way to store your markers or pencils and take them on the go. 


Originally, I created this design for sewists to take there supplies to class. I have several myself that I use all of the time, most of the time I am carrying my art supplies. You can see the pattern here. It's called the Class-Y Storage pattern.


The printable can be found at this link. Have fun coloring and when you finish, post a picture on Facebook or Instagram and tag me please, I would love to see how you color it.

                                                                  

Have a great day,
Jennifer


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Monday, August 17, 2015

A New Blog

Hello! I have started blogging over at my website instead of on the blog here. All of the projects and posts have been moved over too. So if you follow my blog here, you'll want to sign up to follow the new one since you won't receive any updates from this one anymore.

This is where all of the new projects will be posted as well. Newsletters are the best way to get the latest DIY, sign up here for those.

Have a great day,
Jennifer








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Monday, August 10, 2015

Quilting Arts Holiday



Have you caught a glimpse of the Quilting Arts Holiday Magazine? That Trio of Trees is a project I created for Quilting Arts Holiday. I'm super excited to be on the cover of a magazine, it's the first time ever. And you know how I love the holidays, it takes the cake that I made it on the cover of a holiday issue. When the holiday mags start appearing in the grocery store, I start scooping them up. You can scoop this one up on August 23rd. You can see a list of all of the projects here on their site.

Have a great day,


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Friday, August 7, 2015

Wonky Striped Improv Quilt Block


Hello, Hello, I'm going to start a new weekly post on the blog featuring quilt blocks. Every Friday I will feature a new quilt block, I got a little carried away with my first few blocks and the tutorials. I even sewed up a mini quilt with nine wonky blocks. Wonky blocks are my favorite for a couple reasons. The first reason I like wonky blocks is that there no measuring. The second, they are a great way to use up scraps. The third, which kind of goes back to measuring, is that you can make them any size you would like. 

So were going to start today with the striped block. Some quilters call them strings. The blocks in my mini quilt are all 4 inches when finished, just in case you want to make them the same size. In this case I wasn't using small scraps so I cut some squares to roughly 6 inches in size to allow for seam allowances, etc.


I stacked up two of the blocks and cut them in to four strips. You could cut them straight or at an angles. Yay for wonky blocks! It doesn't matter.


Sew two strips together with right sides facing and a 1/4" seam allowance. Do this for as many sets as desired.

                                     
Press them open In my case I wanted every other strip to be white so I had to put them together in order. If you're going scrappy, then the strips can be sewn any way you like.



Press all of the seams open and trim the block to the desired size you would like. I'll be next week with a new wonky quilt block. In the meantime, be sure to follow me on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram, I'll be showing you more striped or string blocks this week. If you sew any up your self, be sure to tag me #jenniferjangles so I don't miss it.

Have a great day,





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Thursday, August 6, 2015

And the Winner is...

I randomly selected the winner for the fat quarter stack and it is Susan C. I have emailed you so look in your inbox :) because I need your address.

Thanks everyone for entering, I hope you enjoyed Christmas in July. Make sure you are signed up for my email newsletters, new Holiday Projects start on October 7th!

Have a great day,


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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Christmas Ornaments and Decorations to Make, Part Two - It's Christmas in July!


Don't forget about the Jolly Holiday Fabric Giveaway. Today is the last day to enter!


I'm also having a huge sale on patterns. Now is the time to stock up on projects you think you might like to sew this month, next month, or next year. All of my PDF patterns are marked 30% off during Christmas in July. You can find all of them in my Jennifer Jangles Shop as well as my Etsy Shop.


It turns out I have so many ornament and decoration tutorials I had to break them in to two blog posts. I hope you have enjoyed Christmas in July this week. I will be back tomorrow to let you know who the winner is of the fat quarters. Thanks for stopping by the blog.




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Friday, July 31, 2015

Jewelry Projects to Make - It's Christmas in July!


Don't forget about the Jolly Holiday Fabric Giveaway. You can enter here all week long.


I'm also having a huge sale on patterns. Now is the time to stock up on projects you think you might like to sew this month, next month, or next year. All of my PDF patterns are marked 30% off during Christmas in July. You can find all of them in my Jennifer Jangles Shop as well as my Etsy Shop.


Here's a list of jewelry tutorials to get you inspired.






















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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Accessories to Make - It's Christmas in July!


Don't forget about the Jolly Holiday Fabric Giveaway. You can enter here all week long.


I'm also having a huge sale on patterns. Now is the time to stock up on projects you think you might like to sew this month, next month, or next year. All of my PDF patterns are marked 30% off during Christmas in July. You can find all of them in my Jennifer Jangles Shop as well as my Etsy Shop.


Here's a list of accessories that would make great gifts.

Enjoy!










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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Things to Make for the Home - It's Christmas in July!


Don't forget about the Jolly Holiday Fabric Giveaway. You can enter here all week long.


I'm also having a huge sale on patterns. Now is the time to stock up on projects you think you might like to sew this month, next month, or next year. All of my PDF patterns are marked 30% off during Christmas in July. You can find all of them in my Jennifer Jangles Shop as well as my Etsy Shop.


Now onto a list of free projects that you can sew for the home.
















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