I had all of my makeup brushes in a cup.. but then my friend gave me this little medicine cabinet and the cup doesn't fit in there :( So I wanted to make something that I could keep out when I was home, but I could easily take it with me when I go out of town or stay at the boy's house.
I thought this was the perfect thing to hang on the inside of the medicine cabinet door when I'm at home, shut it away in the door when I'm done, then roll it up and take it with me when I'm on the go.
Measure out how big your square should be based on how big your biggest brush is
Make sure you have enough fabric to fold it half over the brush
Put the right sides together and sew around the edges, leaving a space un-sewn to flip it right side out.
Then once you flip it right side out, sew again around the edges (sewing up the hole)to keep it flat.
Then fold one side half over (the pocket for the brushes) and pin where you want each seam to be in between the pockets. (am I making sense??)
pin a piece of elastic into the edge seam to keep the bundle together. The stitch up to the pin points (where the red lines are) to separate the pockets.
Then you're done
You can roll it up when you are on the go.
or leave it out when you are at home.
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Origninally I wanted to make a wreath like on of these that I found on Simply Designing. I went to 3 Dollar trees and Jo-Annes to find a wreath base that was solid like that.. like a Styrofoam type... (what am I trying to say here??)
Anyway, At Jo-Annes they had these styrofoam wreaths but they were too small. I wanted a bigger one. Then I saw this "grape vine" wreath. I loved how rustic it looked and I thought it would be a nice contrast with the sparkly heart picks I had already bought and the yard I already had. Plus, it was only $3. Way better than the smaller $8 styrofoam wreath.
The heart picks I bought from the dollar tree (2 packs but I didn't use them all) The yarn was on hand and the wreath from Jo-annes. Total $5 (cheaper if I had a 40% off coupon)
I started by just placing the picks into the vines. Pretty simple.
I trimmed off any ends of the picks that stuck out. Then took yarn a few feet at a time and tied and wrapped it around the wreath.
TA-DA! I love it! I think its simple and cute.
It doesn't have any glue in it so when valentines day is over I can change it out for the different seasons. Its super cute and it seriously only took me 5 minutes and $5. Totally worth it
There are so many cute things for little girls and I feel like the boys get a little left behind. One of my friends, my cousin and my roommates sister(who's having twins) are all having boys! I wanted to make cute little girl things!!!
But I thought that this idea was super cute and not only that but it was also quick and easy. I used a onsie from the Dollar tree as a practice. The fabric was pretty thin so it made it hard to sew on. But I'm sure that yours will look much better ;) (and my next one).
First get a onsie and some scrap fabric (my total cost: $1). If you have a onsie or shirt that has a stain down the front this would be a perfect project for that.
Then fold your fabric in half and cut out half a tie shape. The fold makes sure that the tie is symmetrical. Then cut out a "trapezoid" shape for the knot at the top of the tie. Pin everything down.
Use a zig-zag or blanket stitch to sew the tie in place. You can also use stitch witchery for this.
I didn't use the right stitch for this, I should have practiced with my stitches first. I'm still learning the new machine.
I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Perfect for when your baby wants to be classy, yet casual ;)
I got this doily from a thrift store for $1. I've had it for a while with the intent of doing this and I've finally got around to it.
You will need:
Lace or crochet doily (you can get these at the dollar tree!)
Tank top (on hand)
First: Lay the lace over the back of your tank top.
Then: pin the lace to the tank top starting at the shoulders (or where ever it fits best) and trim off any odd parts. You can see I trimmed the top and bottom middle and also the sides of the bottom corners.
Then sew the top by the shoulders and the bottom edges.
Sew everywhere there are red lines
Then flip the tank inside out and cut out the portion of the tank top where the lace overlaps the tank.
Then you are all done. I LOVE IT! I love mustard yellow and I love lace.