Monday, October 23, 2017
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Pumpkin Patch Bear Pin

"After making my Pumpkin Patch Bear I had just enough orange yarn to crochet something small. I came up with a mini pumpkin bear! Im going to use mine as a festive little pin for my backpack. I think these would be so cute as a hair clip. Unfortunately, Im not that adventurous with my hair accessories. You can make these little bears into anything your heart desires! The majority of the project is crochet. You will need some felt or fabric scraps to finish off your work."

Easy Done In A Day Baby Blanket

"This baby blanket crochet pattern is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these easy baby blankets yourself. Feel free to change up the colors and customize for either gender or to go with the nursery decor. This baby afghan pattern makes the perfect baby shower gift. The pattern uses chunky yarn so it works up quickly. SKILL LEVEL EASY MATERIALS Hook U.S. L/8.00mm Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn I used Loops and Threads Charisma in the photos (93 yds each ball) 4 balls of White, 2 balls of Denim and 2 balls of Taupe Darning Needle Scissors."

Asymmetrical Poncho Pattern

"That makes this Asymmetrical Poncho Pattern the perfect choice for rapidly approaching sweater weather! Its lightweight, trendy, and versatile. Plus, it comes together really easily which makes this a great project for all levels. This poncho is perfect for crisp fall days when you need a little warmth without breaking out the North Face. It pairs perfectly with those cute fall boots I know youve been waiting to use, and is great for a casual wedding. So, what are you waiting for? Break out those crochet hooks and start working on your new, soon-to-be-favorite fall accessory."

Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves

"These fingerless mittens are easy quick to make, taking only an hour or two to complete. They are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. With the holidays on the way, they also make a thoughtful handmade gift to give to your friends and family. These make perfect texting gloves. This pattern is also quite adaptable experiment with different yarns and colors. So grab a skein of soft, pretty yarn and start on your fingerless crochet pattern this weekend."

The Beginners’ Guide: How to print and assemble PDF patterns

While this post might seem like review for some of our readers, we still see quite a few questions about printing and troubleshooting PDF patterns in the CSC Community Facebook group. In particular, to beginning or returning sewists who may have only worked with printed patterns in the past, PDF patterns can seem somewhat intimidating at first glance. In this post, we’ll demystify the process of printing your PDF patterns at home or on a standard office printer so that you can hopefully be a confident PDF pattern user! Configure your printer settings Probably the most common issue that I see online when people struggle with printing PDF patterns is getting their printer settings correct. The two main settings that you need to worry about are Scaling and Paper size. If you set this correctly, you should have no major issues with your printout. For the examples in this post, I will be using Adobe Acrobat Reader, the popular free PDF viewing application. If you are not using Acrobat Rea..

Crochet Purse Free Pattern

"Make an easy and colorful crochet purse using leftover yarn. This cute and stylish accessory was crocheted in one evening while watching a TV series. When I start this crochet purse I really didnt know exactly what I was making. I had some leftover yarn and strong desire to get rid of it. So, if you have the same problem this free crochet pattern for you. Also it is a great idea for a gift. Good luck!"

Bucktown Slouch

"The Bucktown slouch is great for gifting, but youll want to make one for yourself too! It features an open stitch pattern that allows for some airflow, and adds even more drape to the casual style. Make it extra cozy for winter wear, with luxuriously soft alpaca or wool. I recommend a softer / fuzzier alpaca or wool yarn for this pattern. The sample was made with Plymouth Juli, which is now discontinued. The pattern includes a few recommendations for substitutions."

Flower Table Runner

"This was one of the first patterns I designed I have updated it to make it easier to follow, and to use a yarn that is not discontinued. It was originally designed to take the place of a glass inset on a table at my friends tea shop. The ends can be made longer to make this a long table runner, or they can be kept as is for a short table runner or a table topper."

Tutorial and pattern: Pumpkin patch applique design

This pumpkin patch applique design is cute for Halloween and all the way through Thanksgiving! Lisa from A Spoonful of Sugar shares a tutorial and a free pattern. Stitch it out and frame it up for a pretty piece of… Read more ...

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Snowman Hat Candy Dish

"Use this Snowman Top Hat as either a candy dish or to hold a fragrant candle! The bottom is closed so that he top of the hat acts as a bowl. This would make an excellent last minute holiday gift! The pattern is easy and included is a short photo tutorial. The stitches you need to know for this pattern include single crochet, double crochet and triple crochet. The holly and berries are made separate and are stitched on using a yarn needle. You can make this pattern in one evening!"

15 Bulky Yarn Crochet Patterns

It's easy to feel like you are doing the same projects over and over again, especially if you constantly use worsted weight yarn. Break free of your patterns by trying these bulky yarn crochet patterns instead! You can find a variety of crochet projects here for you to try such as crochet scarf patterns, crochet hat patterns, baby crochet patterns, and more.

halloween inspiration

October is a popular month for costume sewing, so we couldn’t leave it without a little costume inspiration. To view a large collection of costumes visit Liesl’s Halloween sewing with Oliver + S Pinterest board. So many wonderful costumes have already been featured on the blog in the past, some of them even have tutorials. I’ve gathered a long list for you, be sure to click on all the links to see all of the examples. Enjoy this trip down memory lane. 1) Seven Costume Tutorials 2) Monster Hat Tutorial 3) Sewing for Disney 4) Don Juan de Austria, Halloween 2016 5) Halloween Sewing: King Carlos IV 6) Costume Linky Party 7) Halloween Wrap-up 8) Halloween Inspiration 9) Costume Round-up 10) Elsa Dress Round-up 11) Evel Knievel Costume 12) Miss Frizzle Jump Rope Dress 13) And remember these cute costumes? What are your Halloween costume plans?

Help needed! (McCall’s M7244) How do I improve the fit here?

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Machine Monday – Anything and Everything Machine-Related! – October 23, 2017

Do you have a question about sewing machines? Do you have any expertise when it comes to sewing machines? This thread is for you! Every Monday, you can ask and answer any question related to machines, including but not limited to: Should I upgrade my machine? What's the difference between a serger and an overlocker? Which brand of machine is the best? Does anyone else use the same machine as me? How do I clean my machine? When should I oil my machine? How many sewing machines should I own? And if you don't feel the need to ask any of these questions, or if you have any knowledge or expertise when it comes to machines, then please hang around, and help answer any questions you can. You're also welcome to show off your machine here, whether it's new, old, or your baby, we'd love to see it! submitted by /u/AutoModerator [link] [comments]

Dreamy Hat

"The Dreamy Hat is soft, fluffy and squishy, it is in fact dreamy. Its thick and warm for cold days, but remarkably light. I added a cuffed band instead of the usual band and a pom-pom for fun. The pattern stitch is a super easy one row repeat that creates a horizontal bar and nice texture. Ive used this stitch in blankets before and really love how easily and quickly it works up. This is a great stitch to work in stripes or self striping yarn too. Sizes Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium/Large Designed in worsted weight yarn."

Invisible Decrease Tutorial

"An invisible decrease is such an easy way to improve the overall craftsmanship of your crochet amigurumi. You might come across it abbreviated as invdec in a written pattern. The technique is worked in the front loop of your stitches resulting in a tinier stitch that is uniform with the rest of your crochet. When theres excess space between stitches, stuffing tends to pop out of the gaps. Invisible decreases put an end to this annoying issue."

Newborn Crochet Football Booties

It's not often that we are rendered speechless by a crochet pattern, but this design for Newborn Crochet Football Booties is almost literally too cute for words. The wee little laces! And the football-like motif! Even if you are not a fan of football, you can see these little footies are just adorable. This pattern would be an excellent gift idea for the next baby shower that you plan to attend. If you're a planner, you might even consider making a few pairs of this design to have on hand for any last-minute gifts for a new baby.

Jailen Puff Hat

"The Jailen Puff Hat was designed specifically for little girls with natural hair, but any little girl who loves wearing puffs or pig tails will enjoy this fun and fanciful hat. Featuring two side holes perfectly positioned to allow hair out the sides of the hat for warmth and adorable style. With bobble design and a knit look brim this trendy hat will be sure to become a favorite for your little one's winter weather wardrobe."

I embroidered the Run the Jewels logo!

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