Today we have a guest blogger! She's an amazing seamstress and crafter! Please welcome Adeela from Sew Kool!Thank you Adeela for coming! Go check out Adeela's blog for cool crochet and sewing crafts! They're awesome. And you should follow her. Just saying... o(^__^o)
Hello blog lovers! I am Adeela from Sew Kool and I love sewing, crocheting and just plain crafting.
Here is a tutorial on how to make these beautiful ruffled fabric streamers.
You will need:
-fabric scraps (try to get one's with the selvedge)
-basic sewing supplies
First cut your pieces 3" wide along the selvedge (if you don't have the selvedge on it then just finish the edges however way you want to). Remember when cutting the pieces that it will end up half the length that you cut it.
If you need to, piece strips together to get the length you want. Then overlap two long strips about 3/4" like this: (just don't have that space)
Now to gather, most people do it by doing a basting stitch and pulling the threads, you can do that if you want to. But The way I do it is I set my machine to a basting stitch (lengthen the stitch).
Then I set my tension to the highest it will go, which is 9.
And sew away! But if you don't get as much gathers as you want, hold the thread and and just let it run through your fingers and you get perfect gathers.
After you finish gathering it you can finish the short edges. I used pinking shears.
Sorry for the minimal/next to nothing creative stuff. I'm just busy w/ school and stuff. And I've realized I've missed this blog's birthday. Whoops. Sorry, dear, we'll celebrate next year hopefully... (i was talking to the blog, not you... just kidding... sort of...)
Yesterday and today I crocheted cell phone cozies! One's in a mustard color, which I didn't get a pic of yet, and the second is for my sister's ipod. It's a teal color if you can't tell in the pictures. I didn't add a face to her cozy yet, though.
I've seen envelope-type cozies like these before, but didn't actually plan on making them till I saw this listing on Etsy.
I'll write instructions on how to make a basic envelope cozy, but you'll have to figure out how to do the arms and legs.
Basically, I chained however many till it could reach around my phone/ipod (make it an even number). Slip stitch into the first stitch so you have a loop. Then I started single crocheting in the round, so basically you're spiraling upwards into a tube. Keep going till it's about an inch and a quarter away from the height of your phone. Now you're making the slit. Divide the number of stitches you chained in half. (example: I had 22 stitches/2= 11) Single crochet that many stitches and stop (you'd crochet 11 stitches if you had 22 stitches). Now chain the half number (you'd chain 11), and single crochet back onto your work (or into the 12th stitch). You should now have a slit in your work. Start crocheting in the round again as usual till it's the height of your phone, along with seam allowance so you can seam the top and bottom. Bind off. Seam top and bottom. Done!
If it's confusing just leave a comment and I'll try my best to answer. :)