I should just buy this stuff in bulk.
What had happened was…
1) I cut the bottom of my old shall up to where I wanted it to lay (allowing 4 inches for the fringe)
2) Twist up and rubber band for the tie dye
3) Dip banded portions in a pan of bleach, saturating the fabric you want tie dyed
4) Take out from pan, let sit until desired color is reached (bleaching black goes from red -> orange -> peach -> white)
5) With rubberbands stil on, rinse with cold water. Then remove the bands and rinse again. Wash with regular detergent in cold water, dry on low heat
6) Lay garment flat on table to do the no-sew hem and fringe trim. I went foot by foot, applying a thin line of liquid stich then finger pressing a half inch folded hem.
7) After you hem the bottom, start to apply the fringe trim (again working in small sections and using a thin line of liquid stich)
8) Continue around entire bottom. Lay flat and let dry.
Total Cost of this project = $6.00
1) cut a square of your fabric, larger then the pocket itself
2) glue a long line of the no-sew glue along top edge of pocket, as close to the seam as possible.
3) align the edge of the fabric with the top edge of the pocket and press
4) repeat steps 2 and 3 for each edge. put a book or something heavy over the pocket and let dry 30 minutes
5) using sharp fabric scissors, cut stray fabric along the line of the seams
1) Same process as the front, but since its a larger piece, i recommend pinning down the fabric while gluing to make sure it remains straight.
2) After it dries, I cut all stray fabric just under the seams except for the bottom hem. I glued the fabric right over the hem to create more of a seamless look.
fringe shorts, thats whats up.
what you’ll need:
step 1: cut the trim to desired lengh, i allowed for about 1 inch past the hem fo mo fringe
step 2: apply a thick line of liquid stich to side seam and carefully place the trim, hold down for a few seconds to allow it to bond.
step 3: allow each of to dry and set separately. lay flat and let dry
step 4: dance a lot.
I have always kind of hated backpacks. they were always so big, so lumpy, so …ugh. but with summer coming up and all the fun fests, bike rides, library trips (oh thats just me?) to go on, i have decided to get myself a backpack.
i found this ex-camper sad sack at my local Goodwill for $4.99.
i saw the craft potential.
pin or clip the fabric in place, wherever you want on the backpack. lift each corner one at a time to glue down.
Step 2) re-clip the fabric down until the glue dries. after about 10 mins, take the clips off and carefully trim off excess fabric from each section. nerd on!
spring has sprung! …on my face!
d&g spring 2012
cute, right? i would be the girl that wears flowers on her face.
cut the flowers so the bottom is level and sets easily to your glasses. hot glue flowers onto the frames in whatever patter you wish.
summertimmmme, and the livin’s easyyy…..
I don’t know where you live, but it feels like summertime here in Chi-city. 80 degrees in March? I’ll take it.
Tie dye is one of my guilty pleasures. Clothes, accessories, bed sheets, curtains, hair, all of it. gimmie. But sometimes (allthetime) I’m lazy and the whole process is a bit tedious for me to really get into. Until I saw THIS. My life as a crafter just got a little bit better.
Sharpie shorts? Get some.
But first, get this:
Step 1: Draw some designs on your shorts with the markers (dots, circles and lines make the best tie dye effect)
Step 2: Fill the syringe with rubbing alcohol and empty it on the middle of your design. (Note: i found the best way was to do one design at a time, so you can let the alcohol drip down and around as the ink spreads. If your design is still to bold, rub it in the fabric to create a faded effect)
Step 3: Continue this process however you want on your fabric. Who doesnt like peace signs on their booty? Did i just blog “booty”? Yes, yes I did.
Let dry completely and wash in cold water, hang dry. BOOM.