To make a bolster pillow, prepare the material pieces, sew the main piece into a tube, attach the end pieces to the tube, thread the ribbon through the end pieces, put the pillow in the case, and close the case by tying the ribbon on both ends. This process takes about an hour and requires 1 yard of fabric, scissors, a sewing machine, two ribbons and a filler pillow.Know More
Cut the main piece of the fabric according to the length and width of your filler pillow, adding 1/4 inch on each side for seams. Hem the main piece on all sides. Cut two end pieces large enough to cover the ends of the filler pillow, adding 1/4 inch extra on three sides and 1 inch extra on one side. Hem the end pieces on all sides, allowing for a larger seem on one end of each piece.
Fold the main piece of the fabric in half lengthwise. The decorative side of the fabric should be on the inside of the fold. Sew the ends together with a 1/4-inch hem. Sew each of the end pieces to the main piece.
Thread the ribbons through the end pieces. Stuff the filler pillow into the case. Close the case by tying the ribbons on each end.
To make Minnie Mouse ears some firm black felt, a polka dotted ribbon, two black headbands and a warm glue gun will be needed; the felt can then be cut into shape using a printout template and combined with the headbands to make a wearable set of ears. Using these everyday materials, a set of Minnie Mouse ears can be made quickly and easily.Full Answer >
One way to make a denim handbag is to cut off the legs from a pair of jeans, snip the crotch seam, sew across the bottom, add a lining, attach a strap and decorate the bag with ribbon. This two-hour project requires shears, thread, a needle, linen fabric, pins and fabric ribbon.Full Answer >
To make a pillow sham, choose the size of the pillow, cut out the fabric pattern, fold the hems and sides of the pillowcase, iron the folds, sew the hems and sides, and top stitch the flange of the pillowcase. Depending on the size of the pillow, the project should take about an hour.Full Answer >
To machine embroider hats, the artist should prepare a design in the machine's software program, secure the hat to the machine's stabilizer with sewing pins and guide the needle over the design, changing thread when necessary. For baseball caps and other "stiff" hats, it is sometimes necessary to use an embroidery hat hoop or to sew the material to the stabilizer until the project is finished.Full Answer >