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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

How-to Fashion Doll Purse

You know we LOVE to make things out of recycled materials and scraps... so... here is an easy one for you!

Grab some scraps and get ready to craft! we used some scraps from two cotton shirts and some ribbon...
cut two squares 3.5 X 3 inches, then hem the top side... then, cut a small square and fold all the sides in (iron flat) then sew across the toppin the small square to the front side of one of the larger rectangles, sew down the side across the bottom and up the other side to attach the pocket... then, take some ribbon and lay it on the good side on large rectangles and sew as shown, repeat on the other large rectangle.
place the large rectangles on top of each other good side to good side and then sew down the side, along the bottom, and up the other side, follow with a zig-zag stitch around the raw edges them turn your purse right side out and you are done!

Happy Crafting
recycle, reuse, and craft
:o)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Recycled T'shirt Softies

What to do with those old tee shirts?... Well, here is an idea... make softies!
Using two and a half tee shirts and some fluff we made this cute little pandas.
Cut out the front and back of each shape, with good side facing good side, sew around the edges of the arms legs and ears , but leave an opening to flip it right side out and stuff with fluffsew the dark spots on the face, then position the ears arms and legs inside the frame of the body on the good side of your tee shirt, place the other piece of the body shape on top and pin in to place, sew around the edges but leave an opening on the side to flip right side out and stuff with fluff.
Then I used some small pieces of felt and thread for the eyes, nose, and mouth.

...since I used daddy's old tee shirts, these two little pandas have special meaning in our house :oD Happy crafting