Category Archives: How-to

How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

Drawstring bags are a great way to turn your fabric scraps into something useful. You can use them to organize your handbag, store earphones, usb-sticks, accessories, hair-ties, and so much more. They also make great reusable gift bags!

Here’s a little size guide (please note: 0.5cm seam allowance on each long side and 1.5 cm S.A on the short sides is already included)

  • Small: 25 x 10 cm (i.e. use for jewelry or hairpins)
  • Sunglasses case: 36 x 10 cm
  • Large: 25 x 60 cm
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New Sewing Vlog: Attempting to Make a Tailored Woolen Coat

This is my first attempt at making a tailored garment, and I did encounter a few hiccups before long. In the end, I’m very pleased how it turned out, and I think I’d give it a 9/10.

For fabric I used a burgundy/plum wool blend with around 30% of actual wool content which I like very much. I got it on eBay, and it was just about £7/metre it’s also a great “practice fabric”, since you don’t want to risk a £20/metre wool on the first try.

For lining, I found a pretty matching polka dot print, which gave the coat just the right mood so to speak. A little playful and quirky, but at the same time enhancing that vintage fell I was going for.

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An Easy Christmas DIY: Patchwork Stars

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3 Easy Flower Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

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Spread Love with your Fabric Scraps this Valentine’s Day

Who else has a huge pile of tiny fabric scraps they don’t want to throw away? I know I have. With this quick and easy DIY you will be able to convert some of them into cute heart hangings or garlands, perfect for Valentine’s day. Watch the video to find out how!

Download your FREE template here.

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How to Sew a Drawstring Bag

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DIY Muttertagsgeschenk selbermachen: Blumen-Karte Basteln mit Papier

Ein Echter Hingucker: DIY 3D Pop-up Karte zum Muttertag Selberbasteln

Mit wenig Aufwand großen Eindruck machen: diese 3D Blumen-Pou-Up Karte ist ein perfektes selbergebasteltes Muttertagsgeschenk. Der Zeitaufwand liegt bei 10-15 Minuten, was es zu einem tollen last-minute Geschenk macht.

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3 Easy Flower Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

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3 Easy Flower Embroidery Stitches for Beginners

Flower embroidery can seem quite daunting, especially if you’re a beginner. In today’s video, you’ll learn three easy and beautiful flowers to embroider. The great thing about these is that they take so little time, so you’ll not get tired of them easily, and lets you break down your project into small portions.

Supplies needed:

 

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Nikolausstiefel aus Filz: Ideal zum Befüllen und als Deko!

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3 Easy DIY Easter Decorations | Origami Edition

Here are 3 cute Origami Easter decor ideas!

  • Origami Easter Egg Basket
  • Origami Butterfly
  • Origami Easter Bunny

Scroll down further, to find each tutorial. All you will need for each of these is one, or sometimes two, sheets of Origami paper.

Origami Easter Egg Basket

Perfect for Easter egg-hunting, or as a decorative centre-piece. You will need two squares of Origami paper, best in different colors. One color will be used for the basket, the other will create the decorative elements.

Origami Butterflies

These can be made in multiple different sizes and colors, to create a beautiful effect.

Origami Easter Bunny

Very cute, and perfect to go with the first idea, the Origami basket, to create an Origami Easter landscape.

And these are all ideas for today, hopefully there was something in them for you.To view all of my Easter tutorials (not just Origami) check out my Easter playlist

Happy Easter!

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easy origami paper bookmark (origami butterfly) tutorial

DIY Origami Bookmark

The second Origami bookmark tutorial I had in the making is now live: the butterfly version!

All you need is some rectangular Origami paper  (or any colored paper), I cut mine to 15x10cm (6x4in). When you’re done, don’t forget to share the finished bookmark with me, either on Facebook or on Instagram using the hashtag #aroundtheyear! I’d love to see your versions.

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How to Fold an Origami Flower Bookmark

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DIY Frühlingsdeko: Papertulpen Windspiel

Diese süßen Papiertulpen sind schnell gebastelt und eignen sich perfekt als hübsche Frühlingsdeko, Osterdeko, oder als Muttertagsgeschenk.

Ihr braucht:

  1. Mithilfe der Druckvorlage jeweils zwei Blätter und zwei Blüten ausschneiden.
  2. Jedes Stück einmal längs in der Mitte Falten, so daß ein Knick entsteht.
  3. Wieder auffalten, und je ein Blatt und eine Blüte leicht überlappend aneinander kleben.
  4. Beide Tulpen direkt aufeinanderlegen und auf dem Knick in der Mitte 5-6 Mal zusammen tackern. Wer eine Nähmaschiene hat, kann auch auf dem Knick entlangnähen!
  5. Die Tuple einmal in die Andere Richtung auffalten, damit sie dreidimensional wird, dann oben einen Faden zum Aufhängen anbringen, und fertig.
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DIY Valentine’s Day Glitter Nails

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to go a little crazy with sparkly pink nails. If you don’t have any glitter nail polish at home, you can easily create your own using a clear nail polish and some craft glitter.

I used a natural/vegan nail polish, as there are less toxic ingredients in it than in regular nail varnish. Check it out here: Happy Nails Clear Nail Polish.

 

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