Wednesday, June 29, 2016

DIY Washi Tape Organizing Basket



Hello! Today is the day for a new project!

I love my washi tape but I was finding it all over my studio, it didn't really have a place. For awhile now, I have been thinking about a felt basket. I wanted something I could make any size I needed and it had to be sturdy. Now this little basket could store pencils and pens, embroidery floss, and more. Trust me on this one, you'll see more versions of this basket in the future I have plans for more.

If you don't own washi tape, it can be used for all sorts of things. I find myself marking things and holdings things all over the studio. First of all it is super cute and it can get addicting, I find myself collecting it in all colors. Second, when pulled off it doesn't leave a residue. Check out this project, where I used washi tape on my quilting ruler.

Enough of my chatter, here how to make your own basket.

Washi Tape Basket

Finished Size: 2” H x 2” W x 8” L
Holds approximately 12 washi tape rolls

Supplies:
2 Pieces of felt cut to 6” x 12” 
2 Pieces of Timtex  (heavy weight craft interfacing available from C&T) cut to 1.75” x 1.75”
3 Pieces of Timtex cut to 1.75” x 7.75”
2 Pieces of ribbon cut to 3”
Coordinating thread
Label (optional)

Instructions:

1. Cut 2” x 2” squares out of each corner of the felt pieces. For this basket I used National Non Woven's new felt color called Leaping Lizards (#2711) and White.

2. Arrange the Timtex pieces on to the felt, refer to the photo for placement.

3. Place a pin through all three layers to temporarily hold.


4. Tuck the raw edges of the ribbons into the three shorter side layers and secure with a pin.

5. Sew around the four outer edges using a 1/4” seam allowance. Do not sew the notches. Go back and stitch again using a  1/8” seam allowances.



6. Bring the notches together to form the corner of the basket. Pin all four layers together and sew together using a 1/8” seam allowance. Repeat for the three remaining corners.


7. Hand stitch a label on  the side if desired.





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DIY Washi Tape Organizing Basket



Hello! Today is the day for a new project!

I love my washi tape but I was finding it all over my studio, it didn't really have a place. For awhile now, I have been thinking about a felt basket. I wanted something I could make any size I needed and it had to be sturdy. Now this little basket could store pencils and pens, embroidery floss, and more. Trust me on this one, you'll see more versions of this basket in the future I have plans for more.

If you don't own washi tape, it can be used for all sorts of things. I find myself marking things and holdings things all over the studio. First of all it is super cute and it can get addicting, I find myself collecting it in all colors. Second, when pulled off it doesn't leave a residue. Check out this project, where I used washi tape on my quilting ruler.

Enough of my chatter, here how to make your own basket.

Washi Tape Basket

Finished Size: 2” H x 2” W x 8” L
Holds approximately 12 washi tape rolls

Supplies:
2 Pieces of felt cut to 6” x 12” 
2 Pieces of Timtex  (heavy weight craft interfacing available from C&T) cut to 1.75” x 1.75”
3 Pieces of Timtex cut to 1.75” x 7.75”
2 Pieces of ribbon cut to 3”
Coordinating thread
Label (optional)

Instructions:

1. Cut 2” x 2” squares out of each corner of the felt pieces. For this basket I used National Non Woven's new felt color called Leaping Lizards (#2711) and White.

2. Arrange the Timtex pieces on to the felt, refer to the photo for placement.

3. Place a pin through all three layers to temporarily hold.


4. Tuck the raw edges of the ribbons into the three shorter side layers and secure with a pin.

5. Sew around the four outer edges using a 1/4” seam allowance. Do not sew the notches. Go back and stitch again using a  1/8” seam allowances.



6. Bring the notches together to form the corner of the basket. Pin all four layers together and sew together using a 1/8” seam allowance. Repeat for the three remaining corners.


7. Hand stitch a label on  the side if desired.





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Have a great day,











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Friday, May 20, 2016

New Camper Kits and Pattern


Hey, Hey! Lot's of folks are at Quilt Market this weekend, but I'm here chugging away in the studio instead. Wish I could see all of the fun and new stuff at market, but I will watch on Instagram this time.

Even though I won't be at market this spring, I do have new products debuting there without me. My Happy Camper Pin Cushion Kit is flying off the shelves, actually the kits never make it to the shelves, I fill them and they pretty much go out the door in orders. It's been busy here in the studio and I am not complaining one bit! I felt like Happy needed a few friends to glamp with so please meet Kitschy and Little Sunshine


 

Little Sunshine has felt wings


Kitschy has her own flamingoes out front


Here's Happy just in case you can't decide who you like best

You can make all three and have your own little trailer park next to your sewing machine. That's what I have done.

And while were talking campers, the Happy Camper Bag Sewing Pattern is now available as a paper pattern. You can find it here in my shop.


Have a great day!

Jennifer


                                   

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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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