Thursday, August 20, 2009

Craft of the Week

Trimming a Tee:
Leftover snippets of ribbon and rickrack can make that T-shirt yours, and yours alone. Follow the curve of a neckline, the perimeter of a pocket, or the edge of a sleeve with a straight stitch, using thread that matches the trim. Easier still, use iron-on ribbon. When measuring the ribbon, add about 1/4 inch extra at each end so that raw edges can be turned in or overlapped when they're sewed.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Craft of the Week

~Beach Towel Bonus~

Keep track of beach essentials -- sunscreen, novels, flip-flops -- by sinking them in a corner pocket. To make four pockets, take a sheet or a lightweight blanket and two 14-inch squares of linen or cotton. Cut each square into two triangles. Fold all edges over 1/2 inch, and press. Fold long edge of each triangle over another 1/2 inch, and sew across to hem. Pin the triangles to the corners of the blanket. Sew the short sides of the triangles to the blanket's corners, and start packing.

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