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. 


Saturday, 22 July 2017

How To Make a Palazzo from an old Duppatta/Saree

Anyone can do this. This is no rocket science. So, have you paid the boutiques and tailors to make you a palazzo and waited many days before you could have them? Have you bought a fancy palazzo from the market or online only to find that it is way too big for you? Worry no more! Today i'm going to tell you a recipe to make a palazzo all by yourself and that too in 30 minutes only.  You don't need to be a tailor master for this. Anyone who knows how to use a scissor and a sewing machine can do this. Yes.

Note: Even if you don't have a sewing machine or don't know how to use it. You can use tapestry needle and a thread to sew by hand. It will take a little longer to finish though. :)

Materials:


Old dupatta or saree.
Scissor.
Sewing Machine/ Tapestry needle and thread.
A palazzo for measurement.

Steps.




1. Fold the dupatta into half. Fold it again so that you will have 4 layers of fabric. One end will have two open edges of dupatta and one folded end. The other end will have one single folded end only.

Place the measurement on the dupatta. Put the back of palazzo from the open sides of the dupatta. Mark and use scissor to cut as shown in the picture.



I have cut it close to the line because i want my palazzo to be a bit tighter than the measurement. If you want to make it of the same width cut 1 inch from the marked line.

If you are using a saree, cut out 2 meters or 200 centimeters from it before making a palazzo.








2. Now open the cut out fabric and stitch the ends as marked in picture below.

Sew along the dotted lines.













3. Bring the stitches in the center. Can you see the shape of palazzo coming? We will now stitch the legs thus formed. Refer to picture.

I have marked the picture to guide you to sew the legs.

4. I'm not hemming it from the bottom as the dupatta had the lacy border already made and I preferred to keep that but I still had to do the belt of the palazzo.










In this picture you can see that i have already stitched the palazzo and its almost made.
















5. To make a belt fold the top of the palazzo to about 1 cm and sew all along.






Now fold it again to almost 1.5 to 2 inches and sew at the edge leaving a small gap of 2-3 inches for the elastic to go through.







6. Measure the elastic around your waist and pull through the belt of your palazzo. Join. Sew the gap in the belt you kept for the elastic to go through.
















Sew the left out gap after inserting and joining the elastic.















7. Iron the creases of your palazzo.

And you are done.









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I have made three of these and you can see how perfect they look. I have styled them differently and wore them on different occasions. Do tell me what you think about this tutorial. It's a very handy and easy to follow. If you have some spare fabric or duppatta or an old saree lying around go and turn it into a flirty palazzo. Just 30 minutes of your time. Nothing else.




 


Friday, 14 July 2017

Waterproof faux leather embroidered apron

I have been through the internet and you too can google out nearly 10,20,000 search results to see for yourself that the leather aprons are in vogue and expensive too. In this post I'm showing you how I used the faux leather in a classic fashionable way that was able to serve the purpose with style.

Besides being waterproof and durable they are easy to clean and store.



What materials i used:

> Faux leather( also Rexene)
> Tapestry needle and thread.
> Sequins
> Decorative ribbon.
> Fabric for straps.
> Sewing machine.

you can check my tutorial here to make one for yourself.

I decorated it with the self fashioned leather embroidery. These are colorful leather pieces cut in various shapes of flowers and leafs assembled and attached to the apron with the thread and a needle accompanied with colorful and cute sequins.



It looks stylish and beautiful.


Saturday, 10 June 2017

DIY easy gift pouch. No sew.

Hello my lovely readers. Its a fine and pleasant Saturday afternoon and we are having light showers and grey skies. This weather is kind of  soothing as it is mid June and Ramadhan. *Blessings* , *Blessings*. But hey, wait, are we talking about weather in this post? Nah. not at all! This post is about the super cute and super easy gift pouch that I have made and in this post I'm sharing the tutorial with you all.


What is a gift pouch?

Well. Its a small pouch made of fabric that you can use to put your gifts into before giving them to your friends. These add charm and make your gifts more presentable. 
I think they also give the sense that the person is indeed much loved. 

What are the materials used?

Just few.
1. Fabric of your choice.
2. Leather stripes. in case you don't have leather stripes you can use ribbons.
3. scissor.
4. Stapler.
5. Marker.

How do you make one?

I have uploaded a nice video on my youtube channel. Watch below.


If you make one for yourself don't forget to share with us.
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Thankyou.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

DIY Starburst boots.


So here we are again with the granny hexagon post. This time we are joining them to make a boot from them. It's colorful, super easy and super cute. 

We will need 6 granny hexagons and 2 slipper soles to complete this boot. I have already uploaded detailed tutorials for both of them. Click on the pictures below to get to them.



Step 1: Take 3 hexagons and join them in a way as in picture below. 




Step 2: Put this arrangement on the slipper sole and stitch them as shown in picture. the black dotted line joins with the edge of the sole. and the white lines joins together to form the back of the boot.



Step 3: This is how it will look from the side. 1 hexagon will cover the foot and 2 others will cover the ankles.



Step 4: Make a row of single crochet over the rim of the boot and if you wish you can make a string and tie them up when you wear these classy boots.




The final picture.


Leave your comments and tell me what you think about this pattern.
Thank you and keep crocheting.