Monday, December 19, 2011

DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt…

This tutorial has been floating around Pinterest, and my good friend made one and I just had to try it.  It was a tedious project, but totally worth it!  The directions in the tutorial are for a no-sew skirt, but I used my machine to ruffle the fabric strips first, then hot glued them down.   I imagined I saved myself from hours of gluing. 

To ruffle fabric: Set tension to the highest it will go (wheel dial about where you thread).
Set thread length the longest setting (mine is 5)
Remember to backstitch and away you go.
This will save you so much time when it comes to ruffles.

I then got to work gluing the rows of ruffles onto the base.  I LOVE IT!!!
Visit My Crazy Life for the tutorial.


Felt Stockings…

We have  A LOT of family coming to town for Christmas this year.  I wanted to do something for them, and figured since they were all coming from out of town stockings would be a good idea.  I searched around for something super cute, but decided for cost purposes that felt was the way to go (I made 18 of them).  Not only that, but it is super easy to sew.

3/4 yard felt – red (I got 11 stockings (front and back) out of this))
3/4 yard felt – green
1/4 yard felt – White (top part of stocking)


I found a stocking I liked on google images and traced it onto wax paper. I folded the fabric in half, and pinned the wax paper to the felt and used pinking shears to cut around it.2Guia Familiar 3622Guia Familiar 363Then I cut two pieces white felt (I guessed on the size…really whatever you think looks good).
2Guia Familiar 365Then put the white felt on the outside of 2 stocking pieces and start on one side, and sew all around the stocking.
2Guia Familiar 366When you get to the end stick a folded piece of felt and stick it inside the two sides of the stocking.
2Guia Familiar 371Then your done!
2Guia Familiar 370If you want, enlist a 4 year old who lost arts and crafts to help you decorate ;), then hang!

Merry Chirstmas!

Christmas PJ’s…

I found this super easy tutorial to make pajama pants.  I couldn’t pass up the chance to make them, and seriously they were the EASIEST things EVER!  I made a pair in about an hour start to finish.  The tutorial comes from My Cotton Creations.  I followed the tutorial exactly, but used a pre-ruffled fabric for the bottom.  That definitely helped speed things along.  003I measured a jersey skinny leg pair of jams for the little pair, and ended up with really skinny legs with no stretch.  I tried them on my 19 month old, and they fit, but they were snug.  I’d definitely measure wider next time.