Monday, November 14, 2011

Infinity Scarf

I have been seeing these scarves everywhere lately. I love them. Here is my first shot at making one. I didnt use a pattern. I just made it up from single crochets then attached the two ends. I used a jumbo hook. It didnt take long at all. I am making a few more. Basically what I did was make a chain to my desired width, then did single crochet until it was long enough. It made a cute square pattern when it was stretched. Cool huh?

Pinterest Creation

This is my first attempt at a project from Pinterest. I was anxious at first because it requires the sewing maching and I hate my sewing machine. Well, I hate it because 1. I have no patience 2. I taught myself how to use it so technically I am sure I am not doing it right 3. I hate having to get it out and setting it up because I am lazy.

So, I decided to try to be positive about the whole thing and try it. It was going rather smoothly until my bobbin ran out of thread which really ticked me off. I was doing good, trying not cuss until that happened, oh well. 

Here is a pic of how it was supposed to look.
And... here is mine
It didnt get as ruffly as the original one but I am pretty pleased with how it turned out. I think it was the type of material I used.

Here is the link with the directions

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Tutu Dress Tutorial

As I posted before, I made some pretty cute Halloween costumes, if I do say so myself! Anyway, I thought I would post a tutorial on how I made them. This is my first tutorial so bear with me. It is really hard to explain things when you are used to just doing them, but here goes. Please message me if you have any questions or if I have just plain ole confused you. Also, forgive the pics. :)

Elmo and Cookie Monster Outfit Tutorial


Crochet tube top (I found mine on EBay $3.95)

3-4 Rolls of tulle of desired color 6 x 25”

¾ inch non roll elastic (desired length equal to waist)



Stick Pins

Ribbon – 1 inch wide


  1. Begin with making the waistband using the elastic. Cut to desired measurements of waist and sew together.
  2. Cut the tulle into strips 26” long.
  3. Attach the strips to the tutu. Fold the tulle two times to make it skinny, and then fold again in half. Making sure it is even.
  4. Holding the strips, insert folded side down in elastic; bring ends of tulle through the loop. Hold the knot and pull until snug. Continue this all the way around covering all of the elastic. ( I slide the pieces together while added tulle to make the tutu full and so none of the elastic shows)
  5. After the elastic is fully covered, we are going to another layer of tulle to make tutu super fluffy. In the knots made by the previous tulle, fold tulle same as before. Attach the tulle to the previous knots in same manor as before. Continue all the way around on each of the original tulle strips.
  6. Set tutu aside for now. We are finished with tutu.




Top (Face)

Since the top is already completed, all you need to do is attach the face to it.

  1. Find the picture of the character that you want to make. I searched under images on yahoo, zoomed in on the image. Then I held a piece of paper up to the screen and traced the eyes, nose, etc. (Very artsy I know!) or you could cut it free hand if you are really good.
  2. If you traced the face on the computer like I did, cut the pieces out and attach them to the felt sheets. Use a pin to attach to felt and cut around paper.
  3. Place the pieces of your face to the crochet top and attach with pin to hold in place.
  4. Sew pieces of felt face to the crochet top with coordinating thread.
  5. Yay! Now you are done with the top!

Attaching Pieces Together

Attach the bottom of the crochet top to the top of the tutu with pins. I turned the tutu inside out and connected the shirt to the inside of the waistband. (Kind of like tucking in the shirt into the tutu)

Sew the top to the tutu.

Flip the outfit right side out.

Cut the coordinating ribbon desired length to make a halter tie around the neck. Fold ribbon in half, and then sew onto top of crochet top to hold the dress up.

Fluff up tutu and Ta Da! You have a tutu dress costume!