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Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY: Easy Home Made Scrub (Uniform) Tutorial

I been looking for a cheaper scrubs online for my MA program. I found a couple of plain color scrubs that are on sale at Amazon. But I'd like to have one that is printed. For me, more than $5 is expensive. So, I decided to make one. It was easy.

Material that you need:
1. Make your own pattern ( use your lose t-shirt to make a pattern. Make sure you leave 1/2 " or 3/4" for seam allowance. Take a piece of paper [ mine is the drawing paper of my kids] and lay your t-shirt flat on the paper. Then trace around the perimeter of your shirt and then add the seam allowance. Make sure you make the back piece too. 
2. 1 1/2 yards of fabric ( you can use coordinating fabric for the pocket if you want).
3. Cut 9 x 8 " for pocket
4. Coordinating threads
5. pattern weights or pins
6. scissors or cutter
7. bias tape (optional)
8. sewing machine :-) obviously

Okay let's make your own scrub:

1. Lay your own pattern on the fabric, put the pattern weights to prevent the pattern fro sliding around.

2. Cut the fabric. The front piece and the back piece on fold.
3. Cut 9 x 8 " for pocket
I made mine double fabric so that it will look thicker and I did not need to serge the seams.
4. Attach the pocket to the front piece. Remember to fold all around the pocket 1/2" and sew it first. 
5. Then sew the shoulder, arms, and sides. 
6. Attach the bias tape on the neck line. I did not put bias tape on mine because I made the lining inside.
7. Sew the hem the bottom part 3/4" seam allowance and arm circle.

AND your done!

DIY School Backpack for Kids Tutorial

Materials that you need:
Make your own Pattern pieces
    * front and back piece 12" X 11" ( seam allowance included)
    * pocket piece  8" X 7"
    * zipper piece and zipper 20" or etc. (mine was sports zipper)
    * nylon webbing for backpack straps or make your own straps 2- 22" x 6"
    * handle piece 16" x 31/2" cut 2
    * side piece all around measure from the end of the zipper to the other end of the zipper
    * bias tape 3 to 4 yards (optional)
    * sewing machine
    * coordinating fabric ( what ever you what, but the outdoor fabric is better)
    * scissor, pins and thread flat iron and ironing board

Lets do it:
  1. Make your own pattern and cut(very easy you can change the  measurements if you like)
  2. Lay the pattern on your fabric. Use pins (as shown to prevent the paper pattern from moving) the cut. Once you cut all you pattern piece
  3. Serge or zigzag the edges or wait until you put them all together and use bias tape 
  4. make the handle fold the fabric in half. Then fold 1/4" on both side and sew
  5. prepare the pocket. but fold a 1/4 inch all around the pocket piece and then  press it so that it will lay flat. 
  6. center the pocket on the right side of the front piece. Sew.
7. attach the handle on both front and back piece.
8. Prepare the zipper. This one a little confusing for me. You have to kinda play it a little bit before you sew it together. Put both right side together and sew. Once you finished sewing the zipper onto the fabric turn it over and then sew it again. Here is a great tutorial video of how to install a zipper.



9. Then attach the zipper to the front piece and the all around side piece using pins as shown. I sewed the zipper in placed first leaving an 1" on both ends. Sew.
This is what it looks like after you sew the zipper and the side piece.
10. Then attach the back piece. Make sure you open the zipper so that you can turn it over.
11. U can use a bias tape to sealed all the edges inside of the back pack or serge/ zigzag them.
Then that's it! You have you child a nice home made backpack. They will love it believe me!

If you have any questions please leave me a message. I am not a good teacher when it comes to a project tutorial. I would gladly help you if you decided to make one.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, July 11, 2014

DIY: Rectangular Fabric backpack

Hello , hello, hello I am back and excited because I finished a children s school backpack today. I love it and I will make another one for my self too. I made my own  measurements but I use the  full tutorial from this website http://www.petitapetitandfamily.com/2013/08/diy-rectangular-backpack.html#comment-form. I love her backpack. I wish I have patient to make such a great back pack. 

Fabic Children's backpack

Monday, May 20, 2013

Boy's Patriotic Shirt

I made my very first boy's shirt. It took me awhile to figure out how to attached the collar. I was following the instructions that came with the pattern but it seems too hard for me to follow. I guess ESL is my problem hahaha. But I came up with the idea to find an old boy's shirt and just take a look at how it put together and it took me 2 minutes to figured out to put the collar together. I read the instruction and trying to follow it it took me maybe 3 hours :(.
aw this shirt cost me $1...my time is priceless!
I used butterick 3475 size 5 for pattern.
Patriotic shirt
My boy wearing the new mommy made shirt!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Tote bag with zipper and a matching wristlet

A simple and easy mother's day gift ideas. For tutorial visit craftystaci.com for a ruffled tote bag. With this tote bag I added a zipper.
Happy MOther's to all moms out there!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Ruffled Tote Bag

A great gift ideas for teacher's appreciation week...a ruffled tote bag.
I made this for my son's teacher and I hope she like it!
I was very easy and cheap to make.
Thanks to CraftyStaci.com for a great tutorial. So, if you would like to make one for your child's teacher of for you mom for this coming mother's day head over to craftystaci.com for her tutorial. You will love it! Oh, it is reversible :) how cool is that 2-in-1 tote bag.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Yellow and Black Flowers on White Easter dresses

I made couple dresses again today. I used the same pattern from the previous sewing post. I used simplicity 2432 and the pattern the I made from my daughter old dress.

I used the pattern that I made with this dress.





 Simplicity 2432 and modified the front bodice. I added ruffles in the middle area for change a little bit.

She loves it but she said she need a pocket too :)
Floral dresses by Nelda

Happy sewing and have a great one!

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