Saturday, 22 March 2014

Tutorial: How to make an eight page mini book from a single piece of paper

Here is the tutorial

Works brilliantly and as B is now into writing (finally) we now have hundreds filled with scribbles thus saving me a fortune on notepads, and of course I'm more likely to have a spare piece of paper than a pad so its more convenient for when he suddenly decides he wants to do it too.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tutorial: Satin Flowers

I have seen these all over (including youtube) - how to make  a flower from polyester satin.  The secret is to singe the fabric with a lighter - although I used a wood burning tool with greater success (less likely to get burn marks on as well); this gives the curl to the edge of the petals.  The tutorial is for a three and a half inch flower but if you want it larger or smaller just adjust the size of the circle templates you use.

click here to go to the tutorial from Sister Stuff.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Tutorial: Denim rosettes

Proving that nothing should ever be thrown away click here for how to create these rosettes from a hem plus a little extra fabric.

The tutorial shows them made into a brooch but would also work for a headband or clip or as a decoration on something like a bag.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Tutorial:Fabric headband

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How to make a reversible headband from fabric, interfacing and elastic.  It even comes in wide and narrow versions. Click here for instructions.

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Tutorial: Loopy Puff Bow

More hair bows - this time one of many from the Ribbon Retreat - this one is simple enough for the kids to make if you seal the ribbons.

Click here to go to the tutorial.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tutorial: Tinkerbell Style Hair Clip

Ribbon sculpture hair clip tutorial
going to try and make :)
Click here for the tutorial

Friday, 29 March 2013

Tutorial: Fabric Flower

Cute flower tutorial using fabric

Click here to go to the tutorial