Saturday, 12 August 2017

Throw Pillow with Ribbon Piping and Tassel Corners.

Here we are back on another weekend with a sweet and simple stitching tutorial.
Our today's craft is a throw pillow. I have too many of them and I always find a place for new ones. No one can say NO to one more cute pillow. can you?



In this tutorial I'm showing you how to attach a ribbon piping on the edges of the pillow and make your own new pillow in under 30 minutes.


Let's begin.


Material:



  • Fabric of you choice.
  • Scissor.
  • Silk thread.
  • Ribbon/lace.
  • Sewing Machine.
  • Tapestry needle and a thread.
  • Poly fill/Cotton stuffing.


Steps:



  • Cut the two pieces fabric of the (same) measurement of your choice. I had the dimensions of 15 X 20 "
  • Put them one over another with wrong sides facing outwards and right sides facing each other.
  • Take a ribbon/lace and fold it in half.


  • Put the lace between the two pieces of fabric and sew along all the edges of the pillow.

  • Alternately you can first sew the ribbon to one of the fabric pieces and than attach another piece over it.


  • Leave a nice gap for the filling to in.

  • Turn the pillow inside out. 

  • When you have stuffed the pillow take a tapestry needle and a thread and sew the gap.


  • Make some pretty little tassels and sew them at each corner. You can further add beads to decorate it further.
To know how to make a tassel click here!
  • How does your pillow look like? Mine looks awesome. 


Saturday, 5 August 2017

How to Make Shami Kebeb at Home.

It's a snack time. I haven't shared any good recipe since a quiet long time. As a matter of fact I'm not much into cooking but I do cook sometimes and it's good. I promise you that.
The recipe I'm sharing with you today is Shami Kebabs. It's a must have delicacy in Indo-Pak cuisine and for all the meat lovers around the world. 
It's suits well for both, who likes spicy and who prefer little less spices.



You will need.


  • Minced Mutton- 250 grams
  • Channa dal- 1 table spoon
  • Cooking Oil/ Ghee
  • Caraway seeds(jeera)- half tea spoon.
  • Deep fried onions- 3 table spoons
  • Garlic Chopped 2 cloves
  • Coriander leaves- Half cup.
  • Egg- 1
  • Salt to taste.
  • Ginger Chopped- 1 teaspoon.
  • Red Chillies.

Method.


  • Prepare the Channa Dal (split in half) by soaking it in water for about 2 hours.
  • Mince the meat in a mixer/grinder. 
  • Heat 2 tablespoons on cooking oil/ Ghee in a non-stick pan. Add Caraway seeds, Ginger, Garlic, Chillies, Minced Meat and drained Channa Dal. Mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add salt. Mix well and cook till all the moisture is dried up.
  • Add coriander leaves and Fried onions. Put the mixture in the mixer grinder once again and make a fine paste. 

  • Take out the mixture and make flat kebabs. 

  • Break the egg in the bowl and whisk it well.
  • Dip each kebab in the egg and shallow fry , turning the sides once.


  • Serve hot with green chutney.




Sunday, 30 July 2017

Different Ways of Making a Tassel.

You may get hundreds of videos and tutorials on making the tassel thing and here is mine. I mostly use tassels made of silk thread and tassels made of faux leather to use in my craft projects. In this post I will show you both with the projects I used them into.

The First one is the easier one: the faux leather tassel.



  • Take a rectangular piece of leather material you want to turn into the tassel. The height of which will determine the height of the tassel and width will determine the thickness.

  • Mark a line some 2 cm's away from one of the sides of the rectangle. Take a pair of scissor and start cutting out thin stripes till the marked line. Do this for the entire width of the fabric. 


  • Try to cut stripes of same width or otherwise your tassel will look ill made.

  • Cut out a thin stripe of the same material to use as a loop. Fold it into half and fix it to the one end of the fabric as in picture.


  • Start rolling the fabric tightly gluing at intervals and fixing tightly at the end. 



  • Here is your tassel made. 

I used one such tassel to accessorize my handmade bag and it looks damn hot. Isn't it?


Now over to the second one: It is a Silk thread tassel.




You can use any kind of thread to make this one, even yarn.


  • Wrap the thread over some solid piece of plastic, cardboard or wood. the width of which will determine the size of the tassel. I used an old phone that I don't use now.


  • Wrap the thread many times to the thickness you are satisfied with. I wrapped it some 80 times.

  • Tie the one end of the wrapped thread by inserting a piece of thread in the end or by putting a piece of thread in place before you start wrapping the thread.

  • Pull the wrapped thread from the phone and fasten at one end as in picture.

  • I secured the end with the hot glue.

  • Trim the other end with a sharp ended scissor.


  • That's your cute tassel made.
I used such tassels in my Jewelry project.

My very own tassel earrings.



I hope you enjoyed reading my blogpost. Keep sharing.