Archive for November, 2013

Circular Pocket Keychain

Posted: November 23, 2013 in Tutorial

113I love key chains! My favorite one is a wizard made by a blacksmith at a Scottish Games and Gathering in Woodland, CA way back in the day.

I’ve made square ones and advertised them as condom holder key chains… They are a hit bachelorette parties!

You can make these in any shape I suppose. Same concept.

This is a great scrap fabric buster! My scrap fabric bag is OVERFLOWING!!!

Here is how I made them.

You will need:

  • Fabric
  • 2″ long – Ribbon (1/8″-1/4″ wide)
  • Key chain ring
  • Sewing pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Circle template (Mine is 3 1/8″ in diameter)
  • Half circle template (use the circle template, find the half way mark, and add 3/8″- 1/2″)     105

Here’s what you do:

  1. Cut out 2 circles. I cut out two contrasting colors. One outer fabric and one liner fabric.
  2. Cut out two of the half circles using the outer fabric.
  3. Press a small seam (1/4″) on the half circles
  4. Sew a top stitch over those half circles106
  5. Stack the circles wrong sides facing each other
  6. Fold the ribbon in half (now 1″). Pin to the edge of the out fabric pointing towards the center.             109
  7. Pin the half circles (right sides) to the out fabric circle.The straight edges should be overlapping.            110
  8. Sew close to the edge around the circle.111
  9. Remove pins, turn right side out. Press.
  10. Sew a top stitch close to the edge.112
  11. Install the key chain ring.

C’est tres facile!


1970’s Barbie Dream House Bed Set

Posted: November 18, 2013 in Tutorial
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A friend of mine asked me to make her bestie a new bed set for her Barbie doll bed. They were re-doing the theme of the entire doll house and this room has reds, golds, and greens! Awesomeness.

barbie doll bed

Here are the dimensions:

Pillow – Cut a piece of fabric 6″ by 4.5″. Fold this in half on the long side and sew all but one side. Turn rightside out and stuff with poly fiber fill. Turn under your seam and sew shut.

Comforter – Cut a piece of fabric 15″ by 10.5″. Turn one shorter end under by about 1″ and sew across it. Turn under the remaining sides about 1/4″ and sew along those edges

Fitted sheet – I did not add elastic to the corners but this pattern worked. Cut a piece of fabric 14″ by 6.5″. Turn under 1/4″ around all edges and sew along these edges. Put the mattress pad in center of the piece of fabric on the wrong side. Mark where the corners are with a chalk pencil. On the wrong side, sew a 90 degree dart on each corner. Do this by pinching  each dot you made and align the side and top seams near that dot. Sew down towards the seam. Trim the excess off and turn to the right side.

Enjoy and be creative!