Thursday, June 27, 2013

how to sew a fabric headband

To make the fabric headband you will need 1/8 yard of fabric, an iron and one fourth inch wide elastic.

Next, you will need to measure your head and subtract two inches. After your material is cut out then lay wrong side facing up and fold in 1/4 inch on the short sides. Sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance along the lengthwise part of the material. Turn inside out, and press seam so that it is in the middle.

Cut a piece of elastic that is three and a half inches long. Then insert it into the end. Now take the top part and fold down to the seam in the middle. Then take the bottom and fold to the middle seam as shown in picture. Sew across being sure to catch elastic inside.

Repeat on opposite end.

the original pattern can be found here.

I just tweaked her pattern a little.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tgv, first timer's shawl and embroidery pictures to share

Here are the pictures I promised!

Just a back view of the TGV-

 Up close picture of back
To get the pattern, click here.

 back view of "Easy First Timer's Shawl"

The two bird squares I've done so far. Everything but the french knots. 

I bought my quilt kit locally, but you can also order them online here.  

Thursday, June 13, 2013

No flour peanut butter cookies

These are the easiest peanut butter cookies I have ever made.
You'll need:
Preheated oven set to 350 degrees.
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of smooth or crunchy peanut butter
1 egg
Mix together. Drop by spoonfuls, and flatten with fork. Bake 10 minutes.
That's it!

Cell phone zippered pouches

Last week a friend asked me to sew her a cell phone holder that she wanted to give to a friend. So I took out my supplies and started to d...