DIY (83) – Pocket hanwarmers

Pocket handwarmers are a great last-minute Christmas gift you can sew for just about anyone on your list.  Just microwave the handwarmers and drop them in your pocket before heading out on a cold day to keep your hands warm!  

It’s a fast, easy project and you can use your scrap fabric!

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 83

POCKET HANDWARMERS

Materials:

cotton fabric scraps (Note that 100% cotton fabric and thread is recommended because you use a microwave to heat these. Polyester thread or polyester in fabric could meltUse caution and common sense and don’t leave these unattended in the microwave) – cotton thread – rice – the pattern (see below for details)

Video Tutorial

original post: https://mellysews.com/sew-handwarmers-a-scrappy-gift/

DIY (82) – Braccialetto con Pon Pon

Eccoci con un altro progetto super facile.

Vedremo come fare pom pom con una forchetta e poi inserire una catenina d’oro per una finitura super stilosa e alla moda a questo semplice braccialetto!

Potete prepararli con i bambini, si divertiranno un sacco.

Se non avete una catenina, potete usare in alternativa il filo che avete usato per fare i vostri pon pon (potete aggiungere una chiusura, o chiuderla con un nodo).

Iniziamo!!!

DIY N. 82

BRACCIALETTO CON PON PON

Materials:

Filato blu scuro – Filato bianco crema – Catenina dorata – Fermaglio – Tagliafilo – Pinza nasale piatta – Forbici – forchetta

Prepariamo i pon pon

Per prima cosa, avvolgere più volte il filo bianco intorno alla forchetta;

Raccogliete un altro pezzo di filato bianco, legare gli involucri di cui sopra e fissarli;

Tagliate i fili su entrambi i lati;

Togliete infine il pon pon dalla forchetta.

Ripetete la stessa procedura per gli altri due pon pon.

Ora attacchiamo i pon pon alla catenina

Per prima cosa unite i pon pon usando ago e filo

Attaccate su entrambe i lati un anellino.

Unite gli anelli alla catenina ed infine inserite la chiusura.

Il vostro braccialetto è pronto!

original post: https://craftbits.com/project/bracelet-pom-pom/

DIY (82) – Pom Pom bracelet

Here we go with another super easy project.

Make pom poms using a fork and then attach a gold chain for a fashionista finish to this simple bracelet.

You can prepare them with your kids, they’ll have lots of fun.

If you don have a chain, you can use the thread you used for making your pom poms (you can add a clasp, or close it with a knot).

Let’s start!!!

DIY N. 82

POM POM BRACELET

Materials:

Dark blue yarn – Cream white yarn – Iron chain – Steel fork – Clasp – Wire cutter – Flat nose plier – Scissors

Let’s prepare three pompoms

1st, wrap white yarn around steel fork several times;

2nd, pick another piece of white yarn, tie the above wraps and secure them;

3rd, cut the yarns wraps at both sides;

4th, remove the pompom off the fork.

Repeat the step and make the rest.

Let’s now attach pompoms to iron chain

1st, sew pompoms together with needle;

2nd, at both sides sew jump rings on;

3rd, attach iron chain to sides and add clasp to ends.

So the bracelet is done.

original post: https://craftbits.com/project/bracelet-pom-pom/

DIY (78) – Christmas tree made with tea bags

Do you want to give a gift to someone who loves to drink herbal teas and hot drinks? If so, this cute little tree made up of many different herbal teas is the right gift!

This is also very simple to prepare.

DIY N. 78

CHRISTMAS TREE MADE WITH TEA BAGS

materiali necessari:

polystyrene cones (you can find them in brico and / or on amazon, alternatively you can create them yourself with cardboard), tea bags, herbal teas etc., Christmas star

Let’s start by preparing colored sachets by cutting some cardboard into strips (a little wider than herbal teas).

Fold them and close them with colored adhesive tape (you can also create the ribbon with cardboard).

Take your polystyrene cone and, starting from the top to the bottom, cover it with tea bags (preferably of many different types in order to have a very colorful tree).

You can use pins to attach the bags.

If you want a safer version (where there are children), you can use clear tape or hot glue.

Your Christmas tree is ready!

If you want, you can also add poinsettia, glitter and colored ribbons.

DIY (77) – recycled book page Christmas angels

There are a lot of tutorials on recycled book folded Christmas trees but these angels made with recycled book pages are quite original…and they are so easy to make.

Let’s start!!!

Gift No. 77

RECYCLED BOOK PAGE CHRISTMAS ANGELS

Materials:

paper from old books – glue – beads – decorations – thread for hanging

Take the cover of the book away and start folding page by page (follow diagram below)

If you want a faster version, follow the video on the following site:

https://mentootlet.blogspot.com/2019/12/ujsagpapir-angyalok.html?spref=pi

Decorate your angel with beads or other material, such as ribbons, bows, paper roses, etc.

original post: https://mentootlet.blogspot.com/2019/12/ujsagpapir-angyalok.html?spref=pi

DIY Gifts(76) – Fabric Christmas Trees

Learn how to make these easy and fun fabric Christmas trees for a sweet country farmhouse look anywhere in your home this season.

They are so easy to make and so cheerful!

Let’s start!!!

Gift No. 76

FABRIC CHRISTMAS TREES

Materials:

5 different coordinating fabrics – 5 dowel rods in varying sizes – burlap or similar fabric – fiberfill – ground walnut shells, sand or salt – twine – tree template (below)

Print the tree template in the measure that you prefer and cut the borders.

Trace around the tree onto two pieces of fabric with wrong sides together using a tracing pen or light pencil.

Sew on the traced lines leaving two inches (5 cm) at the bottom open. Then cut out the tree about 1/4 inch (1 cm) from the stitches. You could also cut out the tree and then sew a 1/4 inch seam (1 cm) from the edge leaving space open at the bottom center.

Stuff the tree with fiberfill or other stuffing material.

Decide how tall you want your tree and cut the dowel rod to fit. Paint or stain one end that will show. The other end will be inside the tree.

Push the rod into the center of the tree and hot glue the opening around the dowel.

Use a 6 inch (10 cm) round of burlap to create a sack. Sew basting (loose) stitches all around about 1/2 inch (1,50 cm) from the edge.

Pull on the threads to gather the burlap and tie together. Fill the sack with ground walnut shells, sand or other similar material.

Place the tree into the sack and hot glue the top of the burlap to the dowel rod. The ground walnut shells or sand will anchor and hold the dowel rod in place. For an added touch you can then tie a piece of twine around the top.

Display your trees on a table, mantel, or anywhere that you want to add a bit of whimsy and cuteness.

original post: https://hearthandvine.com/fabric-christmas-trees/

DIY(76) – Alberelli di Natale in tessuto

Oggi vediamo come fare questi questi alberelli di Natale in tessuto. Sono divertenti e durante le feste daranno un tocco di allegria ovunque in casa.

Sono così facili da realizzare e così carini!

Iniziamo!!

DIY nr. 76

ALBERELLI DI NATALE IN TESSUTO

Occorrente:

5 diversi tessuti coordinati – 5 astin legno di varie dimensioni – tela o tessuto simile – imbottitura in fibra – gusci di noce macinati, sabbia o sale – spago – modello di albero (sotto)

Stampa la sagoma dell’albero nella misura che preferisci e ritaglia i bordi.

Traccia con un pennarello o una matita la sagoma intorno all’albero su due pezzi di tessuto con rovescio su rovescio.

Cuci sulle linee tracciate lasciando due pollici (5 cm) in basso aperti. Quindi ritaglia l’albero a circa 1 cm dai bordi. Potresti anche ritagliare l’albero e poi cucire una cucitura di 1/4 di pollice (1 cm) dal bordo lasciando lo spazio aperto in basso al centro.

Riempi l’albero con fibra o altro materiale di riempimento.

Decidi quanto alto vuoi che sia il tuo albero e taglia l’astina per adattarlo. Dipingi o macchia un’estremità che verrà mostrata. L’altra estremità sarà all’interno dell’albero.

Spingi l’asta al centro dell’albero e incolla a caldo attorno al tassello.

Usa un tessuo di tela da 10 cm per creare un sacchettino. Cuci con punti di imbastitura (larghi) tutt’intorno a circa 1,50 cm dal bordo.

Tira i fili per raccogliere la tela e legarli insieme. Riempi il sacchettino con gusci di noce macinati, sabbia o altro materiale simile.

Metti l’albero nel sacchettino e incolla a caldo la parte superiore della tela sull’astina. I gusci di noce macinata o la sabbia ancoreranno e manterranno in posizione l’asta del tassello. Per un tocco in più puoi quindi legare un pezzo di spago intorno alla parte superiore.

Metti gli alberelli su un tavolo, una mensola del camino o ovunque desideri aggiungere un po ‘di fantasia e dolcezza.

post originale: https://hearthandvine.com/fabric-christmas-trees/

DIY Gifts(75) – How to make an infinity scarf from a recycled sweater

Learn how to make an infinity sweater scarf by upcycling a sweater! Use a soft sweater to make it cozy for this beginner sewing project!

You can make different things out of a sweater, but I think the infinity sweater scarf is the best.

Upcycling is satisfying, and it makes sewing a gift cheap and easy!

Let’s start!!!

Gift No. 75

HOW TO MAKE AN INFINITY SCARF FROM A RECYCLED SWEATER

Materials:

Sweater to cut up (I recommend medium or larger) – Sewing tools – Sewing machine

Start by cutting the sweater into a tube by cutting across from armpit to armpit. Then cut the ribbing off of the bottom.

Cut the tube into a rectangle by cutting through one side seam.

Fold the rectangle if half lengthwise with right sides together. Sew the long side with a serger or a zigzag stitch.

Turn the tube right side out.

Line up the short ends with right sides together. You will be sewing the edges together, but you won’t be able to sew the entire seam.

Start at one spot and zigzag the edges together as far as you can go before it gets to close to where you started.

Pull the seam inside the infinity scarf. There will be a small hole still open.

Either handstitch or topstitch the hole closed. Hand stitching looks a lot nice, but topstitching is quicker.

You finished. You can wear it with one loop around your neck or you can wear it by doubling the loop around your neck.

original post: https://www.heatherhandmade.com/how-to-make-an-infinity-sweater-scarf/

DIY Gifts(74) – Christmas tree decorations made with paper

What about this handmade decoration for your Christmas tree?

It is so easy and you will need very few materials to make this project that also kids will enjoy

Let’s start!!!

Gift No. 74

CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS MADE WITH PAPER

Materials:

Vintage music sheets or other paper Cardstock – Scissors – Pen – Buttons and beads – Needle and thread – Glue stick

Create a circle template out of cardstock. I traced around the neck of a jar I found in the pantry to make mine. The circumference of my circle is 2.2 inches. Trace around the template on the music sheets and cut out each circle.

You will need six paper circles for each decoration. Fold each circle in half. Glue half of a circle and stick it to the half of another circle, lining each half up against each other along the middle fold. Continue with all six circles to form the shape.

Use a needle and thread to gently sew diagonal stitches over the top, as shown in the previous image.

Leaving enough thread to form a loop for hanging your ornament, thread a bead through and secure it with a small knot.

You can do the same decoration with a star.

DIY Gifts(73) – Fabric Bow

DIY fabric bows are quick to sew with a sewing machine and/or by hand. The small pieces make hand sewing fast and easy, so you can make one in every color!

Fabric bows are also popular items to make and sell since they are low-cost, simple and efficient to crank out in big batches.

The bows can then be attached to a variety of different items for various uses.

Let’s start!!!

Gift No. 73

FABRIC BOW

Materials:

fabric – clips – thread – safety pins – sewing needles – scissors – rotary cutter with cutting mat

Before beginning, be sure to wash, dry and press your fabric. Then use this easy method to quickly square up fabric.

First, cut your fabric to the following dimensions using a rotary cutter and cutting mat or sharp fabric shears:

9″ (23 cm) x 5″ (13 cm)

1.5″ (4 cm) x 2.5″ (6.5 cm)

Next, fold the large rectangle in half to make the short sides meet with right sides together. Clip to hold.

Start sewing about 1″ (2,5 cm) from the corner where the short sides meet with a 1/4″ (0,5) seam allowance. If you’re using a sewing machine, lift your presser foot to turn the corner.

Then continue sewing down the side and off the fabric. Repeat this on the opposite side.

After sewing, a 2″(5 cm) opening should remain between your lines of stitches.

Pull the fabric through the opening to turn it right side out. Use a turning tool to carefully push out the corners. Press.

Prepare a needle and a thread for hand stitching.

Then close the opening with an invisible stitch or ladder stitch.

Next, pinch the center of the fabric to form pleats and create the bow shape. You may need to use your fingers to make the pleats look the way you want. Clip to hold the center.

Then thread your needle through the center and stitch once or twice.

Now take the smaller rectangle that you cut and fold it in half lengthwise with right sides together. Clip to hold.

Sew down the longest side with your sewing machine using a 1/4″ (0,5 cm) seam allowance.

You should have a tiny tube of fabric at this point.

Insert a safety pin just inside the stitches. Then flip it into the tube to turn the fabric right side out.

Press the tube with the seam running down the center.

Then flip up each end 1/4″ (1 cm) and press.

Now wrap the fabric around the center of the bow with the ends tucked under. Hand stitch in place.

original post: https://sewing.craftgossip.com/diy-fabric-bow-sewing-tutorial/2020/09/03/