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Do you want to give your pet something fun to nap on? Then this is the project for you. The vintage fabrics used in this pet bed prove that your dog doesn't have to be dull. This project also uses sturdy upholstery-grade fabric that will stand up to years of use. Once you have the right fabric, scissors and tools, the ease of this construction allows for this project to be finished in only one afternoon.
When you think of brooches, you probably picture ornate pins that are best worn with dresses and corsets from the 19th century. Brooches have moved into modern fashions, however, with a variety of funky and interesting styles. You can easily give your standard wardrobe a whole new look with lovely brooches in a variety of designs. Consult these tips to figure out how to integrate brooches and pins into your jewelry collection.
Before you can start sewing, you'll need the tools and accessories known as "notions," everything from the scissors with which you cut your fabric to the buttons you sew on to finish your project. You'll need many small items, so sewing organizers such as baskets or storage bins are helpful, too. New sewing supplies are always being invented; as you learn more advanced procedures, you will learn about more sewing accessories, but you'll want to start with these basics.
A pincushion ring is a practical accessory for any sewer or quilter. A pincushion on a ring will help keep your pins and needles right at your fingertips and in a safe place, no matter how busy you get or how involved your sewing and quilting project is. A pincushion ring is also great for working on sewing and crafts in the car or anyplace away from home. Pincushion rings are perfect for sewers and quilters who are less mobile, because they ensure that a pincushion is always nearby and reduce fumbling for pincushions that have rolled out of reach. Use our tips to make a pincushion ring for yourself and see how helpful one can be for sewing and crafts.
It's truly amazing to own something lovely from the past. A gorgeous ring, a fabulous hair pin or a stunning bracelet that adorned a stylish woman from another decade or century connects you to history and humankind. Estate jewelry collections are filled with antiques that you can wear. Whether you are shopping for fashion jewelry or fine vintage jewelry, the common jewelry terms of the past may be new to you. Our estate jewelry glossary will help you shop for vintage jewelry and antique jewelry for your fashion jewelry collection.
Whether you're a budding seamstress or just beginning to learn to sew, you may sometimes feel lost in sewing and crafts stores. With so many sewing supplies to choose from, looking for the right tools and fabrics can be a bit overwhelming. This basic Basic Sewing Supplies Buying Guide is designed to give you help with buying sewing supplies for many different crafts, no matter your skill level.
It's time to restring your guitar if a string has snapped or lost its brightness. It's important to change your strings out whether you own an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar. There is some debate about whether it's better to change the strings one at a time or all at once. If you decide to take all the strings off your guitar, it gives you free access to the fretboard so you can give it a good cleaning. However, some people fear that the sudden loss of tension can damage the guitar. Proceed with caution whichever you choose. These step by step instructions will teach you how to string a guitar with ease.
Creating decor items for your home through sewing can be more satisfying than simply purchasing them, and making your own home accessories will let you create exactly the look you want. One of the simplest ways to add your own personal touch to your home decor is through the use of homemade pillows. Homemade pillows are simple to create and can completely change the look and style of your home for very little cost. All that is required is a sewing machine, a few sewing supplies and fundamental sewing skills.
Canvas bags have always been a popular choice for beach gear, baby supplies and casual purses, as they are well-liked for their durability. The recent upswing in environmental awareness has also made canvas totes a must-have replacement for traditional paper and plastic shopping bags. Canvas is strong and easily washed, and it is a natural, breathable fabric that lasts a long time. Commercial canvas bags are available in many styles, but you can sew your own canvas bags at home using a sewing machine and a few affordable supplies, saving money and having fun getting creative at the same time!
Stock up on the best accessories for Singer sewing machines so you're always prepared for new projects or missing accessories. Most sewing machines come with a few basic accessories to get you started. Purchasing more sewing machine needles, bobbins and other sewing accessories that are compatible with your Singer sewing machines means you will always have a replacement when you need one. Keep reading to learn more about Singer sewing accessories for your sewing machine.
Wrestling a king-size duvet back into its duvet cover after washing is a battle that can require super-human patience and several extra limbs. The enormous area of king-size bedding usually makes washing or changing your duvet cover a two-person chore, but with a few modifications, you can make switching out your king-size duvet cover much simpler. The easiest solution is to create ties that attach to your duvet insert and keep it secure without holes or extraneous metal parts. For instructions on making this bedding alteration, keep reading.
Rubber stamps can be used for more than simply stamping ink on paper. You can make beautiful craft items to give as gifts and display in your home with stamping effects. Using rubber stamps such as wood stamps, you can easily create special effects on fabric, clay and paper. The embossing effects you create with stamping are perfect for scrapbooking, making your own cards and adding creativity to clothing and accessories.
First-aid supplies are essential to emergency preparedness. When disasters and emergencies strike, you and your loved ones can be exposed to dangerous situations, and you will need to be able to respond quickly. Having a emergency first-aid kit to take care of burns, cuts, rashes, and other injuries will help you and your family get through the unexpected. This checklist shows you the basic first-aid supplies to have, so you can be prepared for anything.
When you are shopping online for knives, it is important to know what makes some knives better than others. With fixed-blade knives, folding knives and other types to choose from, you'll realize that each knife has its benefits. This buying guide will help you find knives for hunting, outdoor sports and accessories to your camping and hiking gear.
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