DIY Sewing- Batik & Embellished Linen Christmas Stocking

I was very excited with this project and couldn’t wait to see them above the fireplace. The complete tutorial can be found here : http://blog.fabricworm.com/2010/12/christmas-stocking-tutorial.html

Initially I was planning to have them all in linen fabric but later I found out it’s only enough for 1 stocking. While digging my fabric stash, I saw this mocha color batik and decided to pair it with the linen.. so here they are!

 

stocking 1

 

I did snowflake beaded embroidery to add some sparkle on the linen fabric.

stocking 2

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Also made mini wreaths.

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DIY Felt Donuts

My second felt project, Felt Donuts… they look pretty real to my little one she thought they are really for her afternoon snack 🙂

This is very fun project to make, you can personalized the frosting and sprinkles or toppings to whatever your imagination tells you.

 

Felt Donuts 1

 

The main material is brown felt for the donuts, as for the frosting I used whatever left over felt I had… you can also use scrap fabric.

Here is the tutorial, the pictures aren’t too good since I made them in the night.

 

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  1. Prepare the felt for the donuts and frosting. For each donut you need 2 brown felt and 1 frosting. People usually use Disc as template, for this donut I cut it a litte bit smaller.
  2. Cut the outer edge of frosting felt to irregular shape, attach the sprinkle or toppings( buttons, felt pieces, beads) then sew the piece to the brown felt as pictured.
  3. Put another piece of brown felt on the top, sew the outer edge together.
  4. Flip inside out.
  5. Fill it with stuffings and hand sew close the inner edges.
  6. Done!

 

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Crochet Chrysanthemum Pot Holder

This is a very pretty crochet pattern I got from RedHeart, here is the link: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/pretty-petals-potholder

I made this 2months ago, almost forgot to share it with you.

 

chrysanthemum pot holder 1

 

chrysanthemum pot holder 2


DIY Sewing Chair Slipcovers

Clipcover 1

This was the sewing project I did for my friend to rescue her chairs. The chair is still in good condition except for its seat area, as you can see the leather cover is slightly ripped. She needed a cover to protect them as her kids like to explore they might use the chairs as their creativity project and causing further damage 🙂

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Slipcover 2

First I made the template for the areas that have curve, drew it on large paper (this one was large shopping bag). Then I transferred the template onto the fabric. For the straight sided area I just measured and drew it directly onto the fabric. Next step was to sew all the pieces together. Didn’t take much time as I initially thought, really enjoyed making them.

 

slipcover 4

 

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DIY Rustic Picture Frame

Recently we just changed all the windows in our house, there were old one pane wood windows original to the house when it’s built. I actually like those old windows, though they look old and outdated but they were full of characters. Considering how much energy wasted if we keep using them, we decided to changed it, and our power bill went down right away the next month after installation.

I kept one window, picked the best looking one, and use it as picture frame. Instead of refinished it I used it as it was after cleaned it thoroughly. I like how its scratch, old paint, chips, dents, holes tells the story of it existence. Thank you for being the window for this house for 24 years and I’m grateful how it now serves its new role as Rustic Family Picture Frame.

 

Rustic Pic Frame 1

I printed the photos in black and white 6x8inch, I think this is the best in this project… Sepia will do well too.

Rustic Pic Frame 2

 

Make a mat to get a center and uniform position, so you don’t have to measure the frames one by one.

Rustic Pic Frame 3

Rustic Pic Frame 4

 

Love how it turned out. Hope this inspires you!

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DIY All Seasons Felt Strawberry

My little one was very excited when we visited strawberry farm during strawberry picking season last May. Since then she often says “petik strawberry” which means picking strawberry and tries to describe what she saw and did in that farm with her very limited vocabulary, so cute. So I made these felt strawberries last week, named it all seasons felt strawberries… she can now have strawberry picking whenever she wants. It’s very easy to make, also a cute addition to her kitchen play. The basket was made from recycled paper brown bag, I don’t have the tutorial here but it is also very easy to make, pinterest has lots of tutorial of it.

 

Felt Strawberry fb

A. Cut the red felt in half circle, to get the size of my strawberry the diameter is 3″. Cut the green felt in star shape. Some poly filling for stuffing.

B. Sew the half circle’s ends together.

C. Turn it inside out. continue to stitch around the opening.

D. Put the stuffing, pull  and tighten the thread that you sew in C, secure with stitches.

 

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The next step is to glue the Green felt onto the top to cover the opening, I use fabric glue. Done!

 


Blue Whales Dress

Lately I saw many whales pattern fabrics in store and online, they were all so cute made me hard to decide. In my opinion whales are not a cute creatures, they are big and mysterious. Often I associate whales with the words mighty and respect. It’s amazing how those giant whales images can be translated into cute lovely fabrics for children. This dress is a summer racer back dress ( like the one I made before) with tiered bottom. To differ it with previous Whales Dress I named it Blue Whales Dress… believe it or not, creating name for dresses sometimes is harder than sewing it.

Blue Whales Dress 1

 

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Blue Whales dress 3

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And this is always be my favorite part, seeing my little darling in mommy’s made dress.

 

Blue Whales Dress 2