How To Projects — DIY

Santa Apron

Posted on

Santa Apron

Supplies:

Red apron
Craft white fur trim
3 black buttons
5/8 yard of 1 ½” black ribbon
Glitter gold Foam sheet
Fabric glue

Directions:

  • Glue 2” wide strip of white fur along top edge of apron, turn ends to the back and glue in place, trim excess fur
  • Cut black ribbon 2-3” longer than width of apron
  • Cut a 2 ½” square piece from the glitter foam
  • On the back of the foam square measure ½” inside from all the edges and draw lines to form a 1 ½” square. Inside that square measure ½” in on 2 opposite sides to form the center bar of the “buckle”. Cut out the 2 small sections on each side of the buckle bar
  • Thread the black ribbon thru the “buckle” and center on the apron just below the waist ties and glue in place
  • Glue ribbon onto the apron and fold end pieces to the back, trim excess leaving about 1” extra to fold back under twice and glue into place on the back, repeat for other end
  • Glue 3 buttons in place between the fur and “belt”

Read more →

Fur stocking Topper with Wood Burned Name

Posted on

Fur stocking Topper with Wood Burned Name

Supplies:

Fur fabric (see below for amount)                            Wood burning tool
Plaid fabric for hanger 2x30”                                    Fabric glue
Wooden tree slices                                                   Ready-made stocking of choice

Directions:

  • Measure stocking cuff from top edge to bottom and add 2.5”
  • Measure stocking cuff around the top edge, add at least 3”, cut cuff accordingly
  • Carefully cut and remove stocking hanger loop
  • Fold under ¼” along bottom long edge of cuff and glue.
  • Start at center of back of stocking (determine which direction to have toe pointing); place bottom edge of new cuff so it covers the bottom edge of the original stocking
  • Work around the stocking keeping the bottom edge straight; pin along the top edge. When back to starting point fold top edge to inside of stocking; glue to secure. Overlap beginning edge (overlap  will be at an angle since stockings are narrow at the top. Just be sure new cuff is the same width all the way around)
  • For fabric hanger cut fabric 2x8” long, fold in half lengthwise, press, open and fold both edges to pressed line and press again; stitch close to 2 folded edges. Tie a knot in each end. Fold fabric piece in half and tie knot about 2” from fold to form loop. Glue or stitch to stocking
  • Use wood burning tool and burn name into wooden disc. Glue in place on cuff

 

Read more →

Santa Stocking Topper

Posted on

Santa Stocking Topper

Supplies:

Red fleece fabric (see below for amount)
1/8 yd white fur trim
2” piece of 1 ½” wide rhinestone trim
½ yard of 5/8” black satin ribbon
Ribbon for hanger 8”
Fabric glue
Ready-made stocking of your choice

Directions:

  • Measure stocking cuff from top edge to bottom and add 2.5”
  • Measure stocking cuff around the top edge and add at least 3”, cut cuff accordingly
  • Cut fur 1 ½” wide and same length as cuff piece above
  • Carefully cut and remove stocking hanger loop
  • Fold under ¼” along both long edges of fleece and press. Top stitch top edge (that will fold into stocking)
  • To attach new cuff to stocking start in the center of the back of the stocking (determine ahead of time which direction to have the toe pointing); place bottom edge of new cuff to cover the bottom edge of the original stocking
  • Work your way around the stocking keeping the bottom edge straight and pinning along the top edge. When you get back to your starting point fold the top edge to the inside of the stocking all the way around and pin to secure. Overlap the beginning edge (the overlap  will probably be at an angle since many stockings are more narrow at the top. Not a problem just be sure your new cuff is the same width all the way around)
  • Top stitch along the top edge about ¼” from the fold
  • Take hanger ribbon, fold in half to form ribbon and hand stitch in place
  • Take fur strip and glue (or stitch) to the bottom of the cuff starting at the back of the stocking where cuff overlaps; when fur is all the way around the cuff trim excess
  • Take rhinestone trim and cut to 1 ½” square, cut 2 slits the width of the ribbon and weave ribbon thru slits to make belt with buckle
  • Center belt and buckle on cuff and glue in place with fabric glue, overlap ends on the back of stocking and trim excess ribbon

 

Read more →

Stocking Topper with Ruffle and Bells

Posted on

Stocking Topper with Ruffle and Bells

Supplies:

Fabric (see below for amount)                           One yard ribbon for jingle bells
Ruffle for ribbon (1 yd. of 1 1/2” wide ribbon)    Jingle Bells
Ribbon for hanger 8"                                          Ready-made

Directions:

  • Measure cuff height & add 2.5”. Measure around top edge, add 3";  now cut
  • Fold under ¼” on both long edges, press, top stitch top edge that folds to inside
  • Gather ribbon with needle & thread to fit edge of cuff, pin evenly around cuff with pressed edge of fabric covering gathering stitches, stitch close to pressed edge.
  • Start at center back of stocking and place bottom edge of ruffle so it covers the bottom edge of original stocking.
  • Work around the stocking keeping the ruffle straight; fold top to inside and pin along top edge. Overlap beginning edge 
  • Top stitch along the top edge about ¼” from the fold
  • Fold ribbon in half to form hanger, stitch in place. String 3 jingle bells on ribbon, push to center, tie in a bow, knot each end of ribbon, stitch bow & bells in place or use glue gun

Read more →

Latte Costume

Posted on

Latte Costume

Supplies:

Ribbed tank top
Latte colored fabric (waist measurement plus 12”)
2 white boas
2 yards of sequin trim (for caramel)
2 yards of ribbon for belt
2 yards of ribbon for waistband
Green Felt
Green Foam sheet (for straw)
White foam letters
1 yard of 1/8” wide white ribbon
Plastic headband, & 1 1/2 yards of green ribbon
Fabric glue
Scissors
Large safety pin

Directions: Read all the way thru BEFORE beginning!

  • Fabric will come folded in half on the bolt in the store. The folded edge will be at waistline. Open fabric and smooth flat, fold under 1/2” to the wrong side along one cut edge and iron.
  • On work space lay fabric wrong side down, fold both cut ends (one will be folded in 1/2") towards the center, lay waxed paper under the area where the two cut edges meet (you want to protect the fabric from glue), lay folded edge down first and flat edge will go on top so that raw edges meet (only pressed edge will be showing when completed)
  • With raw edges lined up and in place gently open the edges, put a light stream of fabric glue on the 1/2” folded section and lay top piece back down and finger press (you don't want so much glue that it seeps thru the fabric, just enough to hold it together) glue about 6 inches at a time all the way across the 45 inches of fabric; you now have a long tube.
  • Fold the fabric along the original fold line so that the waist is at the top and the selvage edges are hanging at the bottom and the right side of the fabric is on the outside “skirt” and on the inside touching the body, that half will now be the “lining”
  • Both “skirt” and “lining” will be turned under and each pressed to the wrong side (when you are done selvages will be touching each other and no raw edges will be visible.) At this point hold skirt up and determine the length, trim if necessary. You will turn under an inch or so on the “skirt” and about 1 1/4” on the “lining” this way you'll be sure the lining doesn't hang below the skirt. 
  • After both “skirt” and “lining” have been pressed go back and open the hem edge of the skirt, add glue and refold, press to secure then do the same to the lining (be careful to just use a light stream of glue)
  • With seam at the back of the skirt, snip a tiny hole on each side of the seam about 1/2” from the top of the skirt, attach safety pin to one end of ribbon and thread thru top edge of skirt and poke thru the second hole, tie together so it doesn't go back, try on and adjust gathers and tie ribbon into bow.

 Belt

  • Cut 8” diameter circle out of felt (use round object like plate to trace)
  • Use fabric glue and glue white ribbon about 1/8” from edge
  • Peel and stick foam letters in place around the circle
  • Find center of belt ribbon and glue to back of green felt “buckle” (be sure to glue above the middle of the circle so that the top half won't fold over the bottom half)

Straw Headband

  • Wrap headband with ribbon and glue as you go
  • Cut a piece of green foam about 6×12”, roll, glue along the long edge to keep tube shape and glue the base in place on headband, hold until secure

Whipped cream and caramel drizzle

  • Wrap boas around the neck
  • Glue ends of sequin trim (caramel drizzle) together to form "necklace" and wrap around several times!

Read more →