Easy Chapstick Cozy sewing tutorial

Things you need

1.) Pretty fabric – Love this fabric? grab it here! Hobby Lobby

2.) Split ring

3.) fusible interfacing

4.) Chap stick to test for sizing

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 7″ x 2″, cut the same in a medium weight interfacing (not necessary but if you have it i would use it)

If using cotton i recommend the interfacing, if your using a canvas type fabric skip the interfacing


Cut 1 small square 2″ x 2″

Iron your interfacing onto the back of your fabric, fold down the sides 1/4″

place the two rectangles right sides together. fold the little square in half

Sew down three sides of the large rectangle leaving the folded side open, sew down the small square on one side

Flip both right sides out and iron Flat

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Super Cozy Zig Zag puff stitch Scarf

ZigZag Puff Stitch infinity Scarf

“I am in love with this scarf, it is so soft, puffy, comfy and cozy, you will love this scarf!”

 

1 Skein project

 I used the new Caron cake – http://go.magik.ly/ml/1vqf/

I used a 5.5mm hook

The pattern is in multiples of 3+2

Scarf

Chain 23

Row 1 – sc in each stitch, ch3 turn your work (23)

Row 2 – Skip 2 stitches, DC into the next stitch, ch2, puff stitch into the the first stitch in the row (the ch3), to puff stitch place hook through the stitch yarn over, pull through bring about 3/4″ of yarn, put your hook back through the same stitch yarn over pull through bring about 3/4″ of yarn, and again put your hook through the same stitch yarn over pull through bring about 3/4″ of yarn and then yarn over and pull through 6 loops, ch1 to secure the puff, * skip 2 stitches DC in the next, chain 2, puff stitch into the previous double crochet space, slip stitch to secure putt, * repeat till the end of the row, ending with a DC in the last stitch, Ch3 and yarn over.

I know this is a hard pattern to write, and maybe hard to read so i took the liberty of make a online tutorial so you can see exactly what you are doing, please  follow the link if you are having issues with the written pattern, thank you very much! 

Row 3 – (chain 3 counts as first DC), skip the first puff stitch and *dc into the next puff stitch space, chain 2, puff stitch into the first dc space, slip stitch to secure puff, *repeat till end of the row

Repeat row 3 until piece measures 60″ in length

sew the two ends together either with single crochets or with a darning needle and yarn (if you wish for it to be an infinity scarf

finish off the end if you wish to have a classic scarf with fringe!

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Easy Home decor Pumpkins!

This super easy tutorial only requires a rectangle piece of fabric (of any kind), some (yarn, embroidery floss, twine,string), glue, and needle and thread



I used FabriTac and some upholstery thread for my project, the upholstery thread is  very strong and since i will be tugging on it alot i dont want my thread to break

Cut a rectangle 20″ x 10″, Fold it in half and sew down the side opposite of the fold, this can done either by sewing machine or by hand like so

turn it right side out

take so me more thread and quickly sew around the raw edges, this doesnt need to be neat as we are just going to gather the fabric by pulling onto the thread. you wont see your stitches in the end so dont even worry about it not looking beautiful at this point.

This is how it will look once its gathered.

Grab some pillow stuffing  and stuff the pumpkin, you may have to add more stuffing after you start to sew the pumpkin shut

Again sew around the edge and then gather all the fabric into the centre. Now i am switching to my darning needle and embroidery floss

I will be putting my needle throw the centre of the pumpkin to create the lines on the sides

 

put the needle through the centre and around the pumpkin 8 times so it looks like the pumpkin has 8 different sections, pull it a little tight so it indents the side of the pumpkin giving it a more pumpkin form

I’m going to be using a scrap of burlap for my stem and im using fabritac and then i will roll up the burlap

using my glue i will glue on the stem of my pumpkin, if you dont feel comfortable using glue you can of course sew it on for extra security