DIY Cartoon Character Sweatshirt Tutorial

I am always looking on Pinterest or Youtube for Great DIY and Crafting Projects to do with my kids.  Well I found a great one and now it’s time to share.

So the character for this tutorial is BADTZ-MARU (from Hello Kitty)

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Here are the supplies

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You can sew on the felt pieces or use glue.  We sewed the pieces onto the sweatshirt to ensure that the pieces will hold up well  after being washed.

A sweatshirt ( I purchased this item from Walmart for $6.00) If they don’t have the color or size you want in women’s or girl’s…….check the men’s & boy’s section.   My daughter wanted black but it was not available in her size…..so we headed to the men’s section and found just what she needed.

Felt in (white, black, yellow or orange) I purchased 5 pieces of felt for $1.00 @ Hancock Fabric’s.

Coordinating thread to match the color of the felt if sewing on.

Now for step by step directions check out this video below.

My kid’s really enjoyed this project and wore them the next day.  They already have the next shirt in mind.  So all in all this was a really fun and simple project.

Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

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DIY LOUNGE/ PAJAMA PANTS TUTORIAL

So this week I have been getting through some sewing projects. It feels good to check another one off the list.

My 14 year old pick this fabric up over the summer for just $1.95.

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It is a flannel. A project like this is great with a woven cotton or flannel. Which requires about 2- 2 1/2 yards of fabric.

I used a pair of her existing pants to make these.

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You can also use a store bought pattern such as this, which is very easy to follow.

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This is a great beginner project.

To make these from an existing pair of pants click here.

To make these from a store bought pattern click here.

Happy Sewing & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable

Tutorial for 2 DIY Tops with on trend accents

A few days ago I saw a great DIY T SHIRT TUTORIAL.  I had to give it a try right away. I went through my fabric stash an I already had everything I needed.  It’s a great feeling to want to dive into a project and have all the supplies you need, so you can start right away. A first time for everything. ..lol.

The shirt’s took me about an hour for each.  You can get as creative as you like.  The tutorial I followed she used one color for the top and genuine leather.  For the exclamation top I used two different fabric’s and faux leather.  For the lace and striped knit I simply followed the tutorial without adding any of the embellishments.  You will be given the option of pockets or exclamation point. You will enjoy the ease of this DIY.    It was a great and I must try it again soon.

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Thank you to MimiGStyle for Michael Levine for the excellent tutorial.

To make this DIY check out the video below.

FABRIC & SUPPLIES NEEDED: 1.5 -2 Yards of Purple Double Knit HEREBlack HERE  / 1 Leather Hide  HERE / Optional: Trim HERE

DOWNLOAD the pocket and exclamation point template (other supplies covered in the video)

Enjoy Happy Sewing & Until Next Time

Sewloveable

DIY JEAN VEST

Ok so one of my good friends was interested in turning her jean jacket into a vest.  So I explained it over the phone but when the weekend came and it was time for her to do it, she was nervous.  This would be her first DIY EVER.  So I decided to make a tutorial and show her just how easy it would be, by making my daughter her requested vest.

The easiest DIY I have ever done.
I ordered my daughter a new Jean Jacket, and she wanted the old one turned into a vest.

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Simply cut along the sleeve seam line.

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Do this to each sleeve.

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Ta da your all done!!!!

Now the only thing you need to do is pair it with a great outfit.

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Here my daughter has paired it with a yellow tank top, diy pink high low maxi skirt.

Now back to my friend…….she followed the tutorial and made the vest.  It turned out great and she was able to wear it to the JAZZ FESTIVAL as she planned…….now she is looking to re-fashion another item from her closet…….I think she may be hooked…..LOL.

Happy DIY(ING)!!!!

DIY Chevron Print Shirt and Refashioned Shorts Tutorial

DIY Chevron Print Shirt

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A few days ago I had on this cute Turquoise and White Chevron Print Top that I made a while back.  My daughter said I want you to make me a shirt like that.  I am always flattered when my children ask me to make something for them.  So I gladly told her yes and the next day headed to Hancock Fabric to find just the right fabric.

To make this shirt click on this tutorial here.

Refashioned Jeans into embellished rolled hem/cuffed shorts

For this tutorial click here

Happy Sewing!!!!