Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Made It By Monday (on a Tuesday - shh!): The Easiest Circle Scarf

Hello again everyone! This week I want to share with you another super easy tutorial by Belrossa. I've had a hard time finding an inexpensive circle or infinity scarf lately, and after seeing this tutorial I had to try it.

First thing to find is a square scarf. I found mine for $0.25 at a thrift store (definitely beats some scarves I've seen for $25.00+).

I folded it with right sides in and pin down the sides to sew.

Turned it right side out and it was ready to wear!

Seriously, one of the simplest things ever with a satisfactory result. For more details, head on over to Belrossa!

Happy crafting!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Made It By Monday: Lace T-Shirt

Like a previous MIBM's Lace Earrings, here comes another project that is a great way to use an old lace table cloth or curtain.

I made this lace shirt following Yellow Suitcase Studio's Lace Top Tutorial. It was so easy to follow (especially for someone like me who has very little sewing experience) and I finished it in one night. She does a great job using photos and written instructions to help you out!

This is the first tshirt I've ever sewn myself so I'm very happy with the result. I didn't finish the sleeves partly because I like the unfinished look and partly because I was done trying to fiddle around with my very, very old sewing machine.

Tutorial Link: Click Here!

Total Time:
2-3 hours

What You Need:

  • Scraps of lace (enough solid pieces to make the front and the back)
  • Sewing machine
  • White thread
  • Iron
  • A bit of patience!

  • Have a great week! I'm heading back to school in two days so expect the next update soon!

    Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Knitting is Good for You: Knitting Behind Bars

    I've seen a lot of articles about how knitting is a great way to relieve stress, relax, and help those who are facing difficult times in their lives. I'd like to share some of them with you. This article comes from good.is and describes Maryland convicts who have taken up knitting while behind bars. Head on over to the article here to take a look.

    And, as always, happy knitting!