Creatively Crafty Link Party #245

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Creatively Crafty Link Party #244

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Creatively Crafty Link Party #243

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  • Giveaways, other link parties, Etsy shops, or business links are not accepted.​​
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Reversible Baby Shoe :: Tutorial and Pattern

How to sew reversible baby shoes, includes a free PDF and SVG pattern.

How to Sew Baby Shoes with this free reversible pattern. ​

One of the talented ladies I partner with at Creative Craft Blog Group (#CCBG) is having a baby. Since we can’t be with her to celebrate, we are holding a virtual baby shower. Each participant is making a special gift for Erica at Five Little Monsters, blogging about it, and sending her their creation as a baby gift. I chose to make baby shoes. The pattern I am using is reversible. Aren’t baby shoes just adorable? 

The fabric I chose to work with is blue and green since Erica is expecting a baby boy. I used cotton fabric since the baby is due in the summer but I have made baby shoes before out of fleece and they worked just as well. 

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Materials:

If you would like to cut the fabric out on your personal cutting machine, this post now contains the SVG file for you to download. It is saved as the small shoe size, just enlarge it as needed for different sizes. [SVG shoe pattern]

Instructions:

To begin, download and print the free pattern.



Download the free PDF pattern, do not print directly from the image above, the scale will be off.

cut pieces


Cut two of each shape from two contrasting colors. (four pieces of each pattern piece when finished)
Iron fabric to make sure there are no wrinkles.


Sew the contrasting heel pieces together. Then fold so the correct side is facing out. Iron if needed.

heel

Create a channel for the elastic to slide through. This should be approx. 3/4″ from the top edge.
I used a contrasting thread so you could see the placement.

Cut two pieces of elastic a bit longer than the heel. Using a safety pin, slide the elastic through each heel piece.


This next step is a little difficult so I hope the graphic helps explain it better.
Place the toe piece pattern B face up,
on top of that lay the heel piece with pattern B down and pattern A face-up.
Then layer the toe piece pattern A face down. Pin in place.

Place the sandwiched pieces, into the sewing machine and begin to sew along the top edge.  Stop sewing about halfway across and leave it in the machine. I have flipped up the top piece of fabric so you can see what is going on. Pull the elastic band slightly, take the exposed edge of the heel and align it with the other edge of the toe piece, pin it in place and continue to sew across the top edge of the toe.

cut elastic

This image shows the above step right after sewing. Cut off the extra elastic piece.

The shoes are starting to take shape and it is time to finish up by adding the soles.

sewing the bottoms

The first shoe is already sewn and the second one is pinned ready to sew. To do this place the sole piece pattern A face-up on the table. Now place the sewn toe and heel piece on top of the sole with pattern A facing Pattern A. Now place the sole piece Pattern B face down. You are creating a sandwich with the shoe inside the two sole pieces. Sew around the shoe leaving about an inch open to turn it right side out.

This image shows the shoe sewn around leaving an inch open to turn the shoe right side out.

need to hand finish

Both shoes are turned right side out with the inch opening still needing to be sewn closed by hand.
You will need to do this twice for each side of the shoe since they are reversible. Once done, they are ready to wear.

Additional Suggestions:

  • Before you begin to sew, you could add a decorative embroidery stitch to the toe pieces of the shoes.
  • You could decorate the shoes once the sewing is complete with the addition of a cute button, bow, or gem. 
  • Consider using different patterned fabric for the different pieces to create an eclectic style shoe. 
  • Use leather instead of fabric.

Are you interested in other baby shoes? Check out my free pattern for Crochet Baby Shoes.

Bloggers participating in the Virtual Baby Shower are: 
Try it – Like it :: Reversible Baby Shoes
Home Crafts by Ali :: Decoupage Wood Photo Frame
2 Dishing Divas :: Baby Bib
Life Beyond the Kitchen :: Paci Leash

Creatively Crafty Link Party #242

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2 Dishing Divas | Life Beyond the Kitchen | Try it – Like it – Create it

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  • Link to a specific post, not your homepage.
  • Link up something YOU made/wrote/created.
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How to Make Origami Boxes for Ornaments and Gifts

Making origami boxes that work for ornaments and gift wrapping. Learn how to make your own.

I enjoy Origami and when I saw this box form, I thought, “this would make a great ornament.” As I was making them, I then realized they could also double as wrapping for a gift because they can be opened up. What an excellent idea to hang little gifts on the tree or make a lot of them for an Advent!

Materials:

  • scissors
  • decorative paper
  • ruler

This post is a part of the Creative Craft Bloggers Group monthly craft challenge. For the month of December, we were challenged to make ornaments. At the bottom of this post, you can see all the entries and links to their tutorials. 

Directions:

six sheets
You will need six squares of paper. I used 6″x6″.

1st fold
Using one piece, fold it in half and then open it back up.

2nd fold
Fold each side into the centerfold.

both folds
Both folded.

flip it over
Turn the paper over.

fold
Diagram 1, fold C to F

fold
Diagram 1, fold B to E

fold
Diagram 2, fold D to E.

fold
Diagram 2, fold A to F.

Make six.
See the following video for an example of the folding and then how the pieces fit together.

Life Beyond the Kitchen    

Al Things Beautiful    

Try it – Like it – Create it    

  • Origami Boxes    
  • you’re here

2 Dishing Divas

3d Paper Christmas Ornament – Square

How fun to make your own Christmas ornaments? Make this 3D box ornament with a free SVG file.

I love the look of a decorated Christmas Tree. This year, my youngest daughter asked if we could make a lot of homemade ornaments for the tree and string popcorn. This ornament has the look of a quilt. I wanted to design an ornament that you could see into the middle and have it look different. To achieve this look, you will use scrapbooking paper that is two sided. 

materials

Materials:

  • personal cutting machine
  • free svg file
  • scrapbooking paper
  • Square stitch Glue Dots
  • Bakers twine
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors

SVG file:

Using your personal cutting machine, set all red lines to fold and black lines to cut. Cut two of this design to create an ornament. [SVG file]

Directions:

Cut out two of the designed SVG file on your personal cutting machine using paper that is different on front and back. 

fold up triangles

Fold in all the triangle shapes on each piece. If you want you can use one Square per fold to hold the triangles down or leave them so they add an additional dimension. 

using glue dots
triangles glued down

Fold all the long folds. 

3d part

Attach the one flap that will make the piece 3D.

Now join the two pieces together using the flaps and Glue Dots.

Cut a length of the  twine, fold it in half and tie a knot. Place a Glue Dot on each side of the knot and hid it in the corner of the ornament. 

This post is a part of the December Christmas Craft Challenge with the Creatively Crafty Blog Group. Please take a moment to visit all the other wonderful craft projects.

Life Beyond the Kitchen Holiday Citrus Centerpiece http://wp.me/p6irFq-s7

Try it – Like it  you are here https://tryit-likeit.com/entries/buy/3d-paper-christmas-ornament

2 Dishing Divas Tin Container Anytime Organizer http://www.2dishingdivas.com/tin-container-anytime-organizer/

Al Things Beautiful Doodled Holiday Ornaments https://althingsbeautiful.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/doodled-holiday-ornaments/