Tulip for Mother’s Day!!

Mother’s Day is around the corner and it’s time for you to give your mom something special.

So I’m going to show you how you can sew a colorful and beautiful bouquet of tulips yourself.

You can combine your favorite colors or Mamas and the best part is: it will always remain fresh and an eye-catcher.

Instructions

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Materials

  • fabric, stick, glue, cotton, scissors, felt, needle, thread,circle cutter

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The Flower

  • Cut circles out of the colorful fabrics with a diameter of 20cm. A circle cutter is a great tool but if you don’t have one just use a bowl similar diameter.
  • Then, fold one of them in half and cut it.
  • And now take the semi-circle and fold into half and sew it with sewing machine or hand at the open edge.(0.5 cm)
  • Turn the fabric into a cone and proceed with other semicircles.

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The Stem

  • Cut the green fabric into strips (3 cm wide) and the length slightly shorter than the stick. Repeat it till the numbers of tulips you want.

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  • Take the green fabric you cut earlier and turn around and stick double sided tape or use glue to stick it around the stick to create a stem of a tulip.

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The Tulip’s Head

  • Take the earlier fabric you sew into a cone and stuff it with cotton.
  • Then, take a needle and thread to sew the open edges.

 

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  • Put the pointed side of the stem into the tulip(you can put some glue to it too) and sew it just like the picture above.

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The Leaf

Cut the green felt into a leaf shape and glue it to the stem. Use a peg to peg the leaf and the stem together till the glue dries off.

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Let it dry well and you will have a bouquet of tulips ready for Mother’s Day!

 

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SCRAP FABRIC PROJECTS for EARTH DAY!!

Towels

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Instructions

Step 1:

Cut scrap fabric into 8 pieces by 2.5″ squares per hand towel.

Step 2:

Sew them together, then lay it on the towel to make sure it fits.

Step 3:

Iron sides in 1/4″ to the underside, like a seam.  Lay patchwork onto the towel and pin it down.

Step 4:

Measure 4.5″ from the bottom of the towel and make sure it was straight.

Step 5:

Stitch on patchwork strip, folding under the very ends of the strip when you get close.

 

Tote Recycle Bag

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Instructions

Step 1:

– Cotton T-shirt (heavy weight fabric & Youth size XL or Adult S or M work best)

~ 3- 5 straight pins

– Pencil or pen

– Dinner plate

-Scissors

– Sewing machine

Step 2:

Choose an old t-shirt and smooth it flat on a table. Cut and remove the sleeves and make sure you leave the seam in place—this keeps your tote strong!

Step 3:

Position a plate about halfway over the neck opening of the shirt. Trace the plate with your pencil or pen. This will be your cutting line to create the opening for your tote bag. Cut along the traced line.

Step 4:

Turn the T-shirt inside out and pin the bottom of the T-shirt along the hem.

Step 5:

Sew the bottom of T-shirt hem closed. Reinforce your tote bag by sewing over this seam a second time!

Step 6:

Turn the shirt right- side- out. YOU just made your own recycled tote bag!
Fill it with groceries, gym clothes, pool supplies, library books, etc! Keep one handy in your car!

T-shirt Totes are Machine Washable, Reusable, and Strong! Just say NO to “paper or plastic”!

 

Bookmark

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Instructions

Step 1:

Cut the scrap fabric into a triangle shape and place it above a bookmark.

Step 2:

Sew them or glue them into the bookmark.

Step 3

You have yourself a custom made bookmark and it could be a gift too.

 

Photo Frame

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Instructions

Step 1:

All you need a wooden photo frame.

Step 2:

Cut the scrap fabric into strips approximately 1 inch in width and place them on the photo frame and make sure it fits.Then sew the strips together.

Step 3:

Place them again on top of the photo frame and glue it, then cut a square hole in the middle for the picture to be seen.

 

Keychain

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Instructions

Step 1:

First off decide what scraps you’d like to use, and iron on the medium interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.

Step 2:

If you’re going to do an applique or buttons, trace around your pattern onto the right side of the fabric so that you know how to place it.

Step 3:

Added a quick appliqued C to this one.

Step 4:

Then  iron on the Peltex to the wrong side of the fabric according to the directions.  Make sure you iron it to the side you want to be the “front” of your key chain.

Step 5:

Cut it out, along with the back of the key chain.

Step 6:

Place wrong sides together, and place two pins about 1″ or so apart on the bottom.

Step 7:

Sew from pin to pin, around the circle, about 1/4″ away from the edge.

Step 8:

Then trim the edges all the way around with pinking shears.

Step 9

Cut a piece of your twill tape or ribbon about 2″ long.

Step 10:

Fold it over your key ring, insert into the opening on the bottom of your key chain, and sew the opening closed, backstitching at the beginning and end.

 

Map

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Instructions

Step 1:

PULL your scrap fabric out. You can just throw them all over the floor for this one. And don’t weed out fabrics if they are unique. I used a fleece for North Dakota (you can use any map you want), a knit for Kansas and a silk in Illinois. It adds some neat dimension to use different fabrics.

Step 2:

Print off the map, in poster size.

Step 3:

There will be a bunch of sheets like above picture.

Step 4:

Tape it together, overlapping and trimming as needed.  Now find a piece of fabric that you think represents the state in some way.

Step 5 & 6:

Cut out a piece of heat n bond, large enough for the state and iron it to the back of your fabric.

Step 7:

Let it cool and peel off the backing.

Step 8:

Pin the state to your backed fabric.

Step 9:

Cut it out.

Step 10:

Repeat it as the states in the map as been cut it out.

Step 11:

Then iron to a piece of muslin in its spot. I made sure to cut out one state at a time so I didn’t get any mixed up. Keep going until you have all the states on there!

When they are all ironed on, topstitch around each state.Just remember that because this tedious. Backstitch where necessary to keep your stitches sturdy.

Final Step

Stretched it around a piece of plywood and glued the back.Then glue on a piece of lace on the back and you’re ready to hang it!

 

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EASY EASTER PROJECTS

Have a little time to sew and want to make something quick that packs a big punch? Here are some easy sew Easter projects that will have you hopping out the door in no time with your finished projects! Grab your favorite fabrics and get to work!

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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:

Prepare burlap and twine.

STEP 2:

Cut TWO layers of burlap into a rectangle.  Size depends on how big you want your bunny to be but I’d say anywhere from 5-7″ in width and 10-13″ in height is great.  Then cut a deep “V” at the top for the ears.

STEP 3&4:

Put right sides of burlap together and pin in place.  Sew a straight stitch along the three straight sides of a rectangle, leaving the top open.  Clip corners.

STEP 5:

Turn inside out and then sew a straight stitch up the sides of each ear.

STEP 6:

Fill burlap “sack” with dry beans, rice, etc. and then tie closed with twine, yarn, embroidery thread, etc.  And then you’re done!

 

Bunny Ears Napkin Rings

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:

Prepare the tools,

  • Fabric
  • Fusible Web
  • Bunny ear pattern for fabric and fusible web, cut apart.  Download HERE.
  • 26 Gauge wire
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Iron

STEP 2:

Pin two layers of fabric (wrong sides together) and the bunny ear pattern together and cut out.

STEP 3:  Cut out

Cut out fusible-web with the pattern for the fusible web piece and place between the two pieces of fabric as well as a piece of wire 7-8″ long.  Follow the directions on how to use your fusible web.

STEP  4:

Place another fabric piece on top and iron pieces together, making sure wire is running down a center of pieces (again, follow the directions for your brand of the fusible web here).

STEP 5:

Wrap around napkins and twist together to make your cute little bunny ears!

 

EASTER BUNNY BASKET

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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:

Here’s what you’ll need to make an easter bunny basket;

– round kraft box with lid
– fabric
– batting
– ribbon
– fabric glue
– hot glue
– scissors
– wool
– scrap cardboard
– paintbrush

STEP 2:
Start out by smearing fabric glue around the outside of your box and then wrap the batting around it.

STEP 3:
Start out by smearing fabric glue around the outside of your box and then wrap the batting around it.

STEP 4:

Next up lay your fabric right side down on the table and measure off a section the same height as the sides of your box (mine was 7cm). Paint that section with fabric glue and then wrap around your  box.

STEP 5:

Once you’ve folded all that fabric in it’s time to make the inside base (which will cover up all that extra folded fabric).

STEP 6:

Take your lid, cut the lip off of it and then trim it down so that it will fit snugly inside the box. Using your fabric glue again stick some more batting to the circle and trim it into shape.

STEP 7:

Then cover your circle in some more fabric.

STEP 8 & 9:

Leave it to dry for a couple of minutes before pushing the circle down into the inside of your basket.

STEP 10:

Attach some ribbon to the underside of your basket with hot glue and then secure the ribbon up the sides of the basket using some more fabric glue.

STEP 11:

Glue a thick ribbon around the base of your basket.

STEP 12:

Last but not least make a sweet little pom  for the bunny tail and hot glue it to the front of your basket.

STEP 13:

Done! One very sweet little Easter Bunny Basket!

STEP 14:

You arrange your easter eggs into the easter bunny basket.

VINTAGE EASTER BUNNY EGGS

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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:

Prepare the tools such as plastic eggs, newspapers, PVA glue, paint brush and scissors. Then stick on a layer of plain paper on the plastic eggs due to the  lurid colours.

STEP 2:

Instead of cutting the newspaper tear them into long strips to get a softer edge which blends into each other better when pasted down and glues them on the plastic eggs as shown on above picture.

STEP 3:

Once all the layers were completely dry, it was time to get creative. Find images such as botanical, butterfly and etc to create a themed version easter eggs.

STEP 4:

Cut out your chosen image, being sure to trim the design as closely as possible. Then  place the image on your egg using more of the watered-down PVA glue.

STEP 5:

You will have nice vintage easter eggs for this Easter Day!

 

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SEW A FABRIC BOOK COVER ON WORLD BOOK DAY

IF YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY BOOK AND YOU HAVE A SEWING MACHINE AT HOME?

THIS WOULD BE A SIMPLE PROJECT YOU CAN DO ON WORLD BOOK DAY!

SIMPLE STEPS TO MAKE A FABRIC BOOK COVER

STEP ONE

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Gather your fabric and sewing supplies.

STEP TWO

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Measure the length and width of an open book.

STEP THREE

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Cut fabric to your desired length and width, allowing for a half-inch seam allowance on all sides. Add an additional two inches in length for “each” pocket, that will be created at both ends of the cover. This should create a long rectangle.

STEP FOUR

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Cut an identical piece of iron-on interfacing and iron it onto the wrong side of the fabric.

STEP FIVE

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Turn over the two short sides of the rectangle twice, to form quarter-inch hemlines. Stitch them in place.

STEP SIX

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With right sides together, fold over two inches at both ends of the rectangle, to create pockets. Stitch the upper and lower seams of each pocket.

STEP SEVEN

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Turn the pockets right side out and iron them flat.

STEP EIGHT

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Between the two pockets, turn over the remaining raw edges twice, to form quarter-inch hemlines. Stitch them in place.

FINAL STEP

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Slide the front and back cover of your book into the pockets.

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HEART CHARM LOVE NOTES POCKET!

 

This Valentine’s Day make your own Heart Charm Love Note Pocket for your LOVED one.

MATERIAL THAT YOU NEED:

  • Wool Felt Bundle
  • Needle & Thread
  • Cotton Stuffing
  • Chinese Knotting Cord
  • Heart Shape Template

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PATTERN

CUTTING

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Using the Template cut out two heart and half heart for the pocket just like the picture above.

Cut a 7-inch length of the Knotting Cord. Fold the cord in half and tie the ends together in a simple overhand knot to create a loop.

SEWING

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Place one heart piece on top of the other and then place the Pocket piece on top of them both.

Pin all three pieces together with a straight pin.

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Sew around the entire perimeter of the heart with a whip stitch.

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Whip stitch around the perimeter until you reach the divot at the top of the heart.

Insert the knotted end of the cord loop between the two felt layers at the divot’s point and continue stitching.

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Continue whip stitching around the perimeter until you’re midway through the second hump of the heart.

Stuff the heart firmly with the cotton stuffing. Whip stitch until you’ve made it all the way around the entire perimeter.

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Write your love note and placed it into the heart charm pocket before you hand it over to your loved one this Valentine.

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5 Easy & Simple Chinese New Year Crafts

Let’s make some easy Chinese New Year crafts to decorate the house and get in the festive mood. Here we show you some of the simple craft you can do it yourself like fortune cookies,cherry bomb,paper flowers,lantern and lucky red envelopes.

Fortune Cookies

This Chinese New Year, celebrate your friends and family with these DIY fortune cookie favors. And feel free to make the fortunes funny and/or personal for extra fun!Learn to make Chinese New Year fortune cookies HERE

 
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Cherry Bomb

These candy-filled bundles are a cinch to make: Wrap a handful of cherry sour balls in red tissue, twist closed, and add floral-wire stems and paper leaves. Learn to make candy filled cherry favors HERE 

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Paper Flowers

Just draw a spiral in a square red paper and cut it according to the shape and roll it to get a flower and stick them to tree branches for your Chinese New Year decoration.

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Lantern

Paint the stem and glue the satin or silk ribbon cherry blossoms (or other flowers) for oriental atmosphere or stick the paper flower just like the above ones.

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Chopstick Wrapper

To host your own Chinese New Year celebration with your personal touch to the plating decoration, make your very own chopstick wrappers made from origami! Learn make the chopstick wrapper HERE

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Handmade Angpau

Make this Chinese New Year celebration more personal by making your own Ang Pau packets. Just cut red/gold fabric into rectangle shape than fold it into an envelope shape and sew the side to get a homemade Ang Pau packets.

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Make Your Own Holiday Stitched Card

 

Things That You Need

  • Card Stock
  • Ribbon
  • Brad
  • Buttons
  • Thread
  • Adhesive
  • Ornament Punch

What To Cut

  • Cut piece of red cardstock, 8 1/2-inch by 5 1/2 and score at 4 1/4 inch

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  • Cut a piece of white card stock 2 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch.

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  • . Cut a piece of green cardstock 2 1/4 inch by 3 1/4 inch.

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  • Cut a piece of ribbon, 2 inches long.

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How To Assemble

Step 1

Trim bottom off white and green cardstock in the shape of a flag.

Step 2

Punch ornament into green cardstock.

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Lay green flag on top white and lightly mark the position of ornament opening and position ribbon in the center of marking.

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Set your machine for a straight stitch and carefully stitch ribbon in place. (NOTE: The more slowly you sew the more control you have guiding the cardstock while stitching.)

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Step 5

Position flags in place on main cardstock sew in lace at 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch from scored fold line.Remove the card from the machine and trim the thread tails.

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Step 6

Fold card stock in half at 4 1/4-inch. Pierce hole for brad placement and insert brad and your holiday stitched card is ready. Spread holiday cheer!

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn To Sew

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Sewing is a useful skill that is worth learning.

Below are a few reasons why I think Everyone Should Learn to Sew.

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It’s no secret that sewing can save you money. Knowing how to sew allows you to make simple alterations to garments like hemming your own jeans, sew on a missing button, alter an open seam. All of these will extend a garment’s life and save you a little money.

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Think about your holiday shopping list and imagine all of the gifts you can make for your friends and loved ones. Aprons, bags, pillowcases, and quilts make beautiful handmade gifts that everyone will love.

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Home Decor

Sewing can be a real door opener, with an inexpensive sewing machine you can take a builder’s grade home and turn it into something magazine worthy. And it doesn’t take a lot of skill or time either. If you can cut fabric and sew a straight line then you can make throw pillows and curtains for every room in your house.

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With a little practice, you can make a fabric-covered headboard, recover dining room chairs, slipcover an occasional chair, or make some custom kitchen towels.

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Not forgetting the holiday decor you can make with limited sewing skills. If you can sew a straight line you can whip up a seasonal table runner and some table napkins.In no time at all you’ve got a personal new look.

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Kids

Sewing for kids could be an entire blog post.

Minimal sewing skills can allow you embellish ready-made garments making them personal and unique especially during seasonal holidays. Plus, they will be unique to your child and his/her interests {such as vampire and princess}.

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Of course, babies are the most fun to sew for. Think bedding, blankets, and burp cloths to name a few. If you’re a young mom with kids you are going to need baby gifts for your friends. Learn to sew in a straight line and you will always have affordable gifts to share with new moms.

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Eco-Friendly

If you’re concerned about the environment then sewing should definitely be your thing. Sewing allows you to repurpose almost anything made from fabric.

Curtains become throw pillows for a bed. A used duvet becomes a new shower curtain. A sweater becomes a pillowcase. Add a piece of fabric to some repurposed curtains to personalize them for your home.

With minimal sewing skills, anything can be cut apart and turned into something unique.

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Sense of Accomplishment

The best reason for learning to sew is the sense of accomplishment that comes from creating something handmade.

Making your own clothes means you’ll never again arrive at an event and see someone else in the same outfit.

Clothes bought in the high street always need adjusting. Learning to do it yourself could save a tenner an alteration, meaning you’ll have more cash to buy other stuff.

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Sewing gives you power over a limited decorating budget. It opens creativity when you sew a simple garment. Over time, sewing can save you money by providing a means for making gifts. And, it ensures unlimited possibilities for repurposing almost anything made from fabric.

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DIY Star Wars Costumes

Princess Leia’s Costume

Step 1:

Prepare white sheet, scissors, white tape, fabric adhesive tape, and silver ribbon.

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Step 2:

Fold your sheet in half. Have the child (or grown-up!) lie on the sheet with the fold right at her neck.

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Step 3:

Use a pencil to trace a dress shape around, made the sleeves baggy and cut it out.

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Step 4:

Cut out a hole for the head.

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Step 5:

Start joining the edges with adhesive fabric tape or sew it.

Step 6:

Tie the silver ribbon around the waist.

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Step 7:

Princess Leia’s costume is ready!!

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Jedi’s Costume

Step 1:

Measure your Jedi!!

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Step 2:

Fold your sheet in half. Have the child (or grown-up!) lie on the sheet with the fold right at her neck.

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Step 3:

Use a pencil to trace a robe shape around and cut it out.

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Step 4:

Start joining the edges.

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Step 5:

Fold the robe in half.

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Step 6:

Cut down the middle.
Make sure to only cut ONE layer though!

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Step 7:

Now you have a robe instead of a dress.

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Step 8:

Cut out the hood with the measurement of 12×24.

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Step 9:

Fold the hood in half and sew along the edge.

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Step 10:

Sew the edges together as the arrow is pointing.

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Step 11:

Tie a black cloth or ribbon around the waist and you have Jedi’s costume ready.

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Simple Way to Make Sock Snowman

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Prepare scissors, wide tape, super glue, pins, thread, white terry sock, buttons, scrap fabric and about 1kg of rice.

 

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  • Cut off the foot part of the sock just a few inches before the heel. The foot part is going to be a hat later on.

 

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  • This part is going to be the body.

 

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  • Turn it on the left side before you tie the end with a thread.

 

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  • Take a piece of thread and wrap the end of the cut sock very tight with it.

 

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  • Now turn it back to the right side.

 

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  • Take the wide ring tape and pull the cuff of the sock through it. Stretch it over the ring tape to make it more comfortable to pour the rice into it.

 

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  • Pour the rice into the sock.

 

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  • Shape Snowman’s body a bit before you tie it on top and shape his head.

 

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  • Tie the top with a thread to close the body.

 

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  • Cut the thread leftover.

 

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  • Shape the head by tying a thread around the “neck” few times.

 

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  • Take a scrap fabric and tie it around the neck as a scarf.

 

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  • Fold the foot part of the sock 2 or 3 times to make a cosy hat.

 

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  • Pour a little bit of super glue onto the button and carefully stick it to his belly. Do the same thing with a second button.

 

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  • Take three pins and make this cute, little face appear!

 

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  • Now you are ready with your new snowman.

 

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