Thursday, 28 May 2015

BRACELET OR PONY TAIL BAND?



All you need is a discarded T

Cut horizontal strips of about 1 inch or 2.5 cm thickness
Now this is fun part
You just have to do it to enjoy it


Hold the two free ends of the strip and give a good pull
and you have a neat cord with free edges neatly folded in which just don't need to be stitched

I used some metal bells for glamour and cliNk.

Secure with few stitches three cords together at one end. Now plait the cords till the other end, and then neatly stitch the ends to form a band

Now you have a fancy bracelet

This is strechable and so can be used also as a pony tail band.

SUPERCOOL...
DO IT TO BELIVE IT...

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SUMMER TIE BACK T




At times its difficult with kid's clothes. This T just shrank one size after first wash. My daughter just adores the colour and 'Bambi" applique on it. So here, I just had to do something about it...
 
Had seen so many crafters on web doing stuffs with T. this time I had to try. So came out the scissors and...
 
Now from what was chopped away, I picked the stitches and lay the pieces straight flat on floor and
Chop, chop...
Cut horizontal strips of about 1 inch or 2.5 cm thickness
 
Now this is fun part
You just have to do it to enjoy it
Hold the two free ends of the strip and give a good pull
and you have a neat cord with free edges neatly folded in which just don't need to be stitched

Now as per your design stitch the cords to the T
I attached the cords for a neck tie and one back tie
 
Vow its done...
 
Also made a matching braclet with the left over cords which can do double duty as pony tail band Look here...
http://momdaslifehandmade.blogspot.in/2015/05/bracelet-or-pony-tail-band.html

Am a cotton/satin/silk stitched top person, but now am in look out for Ts.
Its so quick...
its addicting...

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Friday, 22 May 2015

A NEW BELT EVERYTIME TO MATCH YOUR DRESS :) !!!

I feel like as if I just woke up from a deep sleep, still stretching my limbs...Its been a long time since I wrote on my blog. Sorry:(. was bit tangled...

Well this is the fastest craft ever done by me...

A NEW BELT EVERYTIME TO MATCH YOUR DRESS :) !!!

All you need are buckles of your choice from craft shop.
The picture bellow shows front and back of the same buckle.
A flower bouquet buckle.

Next what you need are:
  • scrap pieces of clothes of your choice
  • measuring tape
  • sewing machine
  • matching or contrasting machine threads
Method:
  • Measure your waist using the measuring tape at the level where you wear your belt and add 3 inches or 8cm to it (say "A")
  • Measure the inside belt loop height and minus 0.8inch or 3mm(say "B")
  • Mark and neatly cut out your favorite length of cloth in size A x 4B
  • Now neatly fold in the cloth along the entire length as "M" and fold in the raw edges
  • Stitch the cloth with parallel rows of stitches. You can use fancy stitches as well. I was too excited that I did it all in simple run.
  • Now you have belt strip of size A x B
  • Fix the edges of the strip to buckles as directed
 Make belt strips in many colours, prints and even reversible


Change the strips as per your dress
And there, you are done