I have been keeping a little secret! MY sweet dear friend Charity and I have began a new blog collaboration. It is going to be full of tutorials, and other fun stuff! We just launched this week and here is today's post...
Ruffly Key Fob...oh yeah!
Come back on tomorrow for some fun She said She said and Thursday for another TUT ;)DON'T miss Friday...we have a special surprise!
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This was kind of like that...
Except when Hamburglar came out from the back he was a little sloppy and I believe he was stalling, since he kept bending over to tie his big shoes (which I don't even think had laces on them). Even through the costume he looked so uncomfortable.
Was he getting a massage?
Grimace on the other hand kept those childhood memories alive and danced with the kids.....
Wait! Is he trying to smother her?
**click on the pic to get over there!!**
THIS post shows you how to successfully adjust the sizing for your pictures. This is truly going to save me a huge headache. I was doing it by my tried and not so true method called "winging it", sometimes ending up with my pictures looking a bit wonky.
If you've ever been scared of knit neckbands, Charity gives a great tut below that will have you saying "Oh, I can do that!" ;)
Drum roll please.........(imagine Doris Roberts in Christmas vacation)
So for those of you who have purchased the Seriously ? Easy tank top pattern.... is'nt it crazy how easy and quick it is to create?? I am going to give you an easy tutorial here to use with your pattern, and with just a couple simple changes you can make a ummmm... Normal? tank top instead! :-) Follow all pattern instructions except your raw strips! follow this in the place of that portion of the pattern...
Cut strips of stretchy knit fabric (like jersey or rib knit) 4" long. I usually cut the strips as wide as I can using the entire width of the fabric.
Fold your 4" strips in half, making them 2". Match the raw edges of the strips with the raw edge of one of the the arm openings in your tank top front piece. Pin down all the way accross the arm opening. Once all the way accross trim off what is left to use on the next arm opening!
Go to your machine and stitch in place. I then serge the raw edges, if you do not have access to a serger no problem... just either zigzag or overcast stitch the raw edges with your sewing machine. NOTE... knit fabrics normally do not fray... so if you choose you can leave your edges raw as well! :-)
Now off to the sewing machine again... now you will need to top stitch your seam down... this makes for a much neater and more professional finished look!
Follow these steps with all arm and both neck and bottom openings. Now you will follow all instructions that came in your pattern to construct your top. I have decided to show you another option also... I am going to simply hem the bottom of this tank top instead of using our red band of fabric on the bottom...
I serged the bottom first, all the way around. Next, I folded up 1/2" all the way around. Now Press, and go to the sewing machine! Sew with either a zigzag or a straight stitch (its all in what you like the look of better) And your finshed!
The flower on this tank top was a lot of fun too... I just used strips of a t-shirt that I was using when making a matching skirt! Runched the strips up and stitched on! If you have any quetions OR would like to see a flower tutorial just comment and let me know! :-)
I just listed this enchanting little number on Ebay. It has a .99 start bid, and is truly magical! It has tons of hand applique, some hand embroidery, beads....and the best part.....