• Waxed Cotton: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Waxed Cotton

    Waxing Cotton. Why? To waterproof something, to add structure, or because you like the look. Waterproofing is the most common reason, but I find it gives items, like bags or totes rigidity that helps them stay sturdy. This waxed cotton tutorial will walk you though all you need to know. In my pervious post I made a woodworking apron and I waxed the cotton. This is how I did it! What You Need mason jar 1/2 beeswax and paraffin wax small brush stove pot water…

  • Cozy Duvet: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Duvet

    Looking to modernize or change up a bedroom? Can’t find the right duvet cover? Make one!! I got this fun white and black fabric at Ikea and thought this project would be perfect – unfortunately, I didn’t have enough for one whole side. Who cares. I just added in some weaved white and grey fabric, and the back is all a fleece black – perfect for staying cozy. What You Need 1 zipper as long as you like (mine is only 24 inches) 2 pieces…

  • Picnic Blanket: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Picnic Blanket

    Who doesn’t want summer to get here fast? One of the lovely things about summer is spending so much time outside and that means picnics! Make this homemade picnic blanket to match your style, decor, or as a lovely summer housewarming gift. What You Need 4 yards of fabric that is at least 60 inches wide coordinating fabric – 1/4-1/2 a yard 8 inches of tongue and groove velcro matching thread machine Step One Your first step is to wash and dry your fabric. This…

  • Boot Cuffs: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Boot Cuffs

    Boot cuffs in April? Well, it just snowed 1 inch, so yes, boot cuffs in April. Most boot cuffs are made out of old sweaters or knitted by hand. Not really my thing…I have so much jersey cotton I gave it a try – super cute, I’d say! Wouldn’t you? What you need fabric – about 1/8-1/4 of a yard machine elastic – about 8-12 inches scissors matching thread Step One First you’ll want to pick out some fun fabric. Nothing too plain, but nothing…

  • Pleated Skirt: 3ten.ca

    Tutorial: Pleated Skirt

    So – this is some of my favourite fabric! I bought a lot when I saw it over a year ago at Ikea. Ikea, I know. The nice thing about their fabric is that it’s huge in width! This stuff is more than 80 inches across. Perfect for this project. What you need fabric – a yard or two machine scissors pins matching thread zipper Step One First step – measure your waist. Double it. Measure your waist to where you want the skirt to…

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    Tutorial: Maxi Skirt

    Maxi skirts are always a spring and summer staple. This tutorial takes a few yards of jersey knit fabric and turns it into a stylish and versatile piece in under an hour. What you need jersey knit stretch fabric – 2-3 yards machine matching thread pins scissors measuring tape First – check to see if your fabric is sheer or not. I’m using this white knit that I got on sale 90% off!!!! I paid 2$ a yard, so this skirt cost me about 4…

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    Tutorial: Bow Tie Jersey Shirt

    Have a couple of long T-shirts that you love? Or maybe a meter of jersey knit laying around that you don’t know what to do with…but you just love the fabric? The bow tie jersey shirt – make it! I’m sure you’ve seen a few tutorials like this out there – this one is better. There are a few extra steps, but it creates a more polished and professional looking shirt. It has finished edges and doesn’t look so raggedy. Maybe it’s me, but I…