In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 4 – Finishing The Rug!

Hi Everyone! As promised I told you I’d be back later in the week to wrap this Braid-A-Long up and show you the finish. Just remember, you can join the  Sewingforlife! Project Group  anytime to share with everyone your own braided rug.  I’d love to see your work! Finishing the braid is rather simple.  All… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 4 – Finishing The Rug!

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In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 3 – Attaching A New Color

HI Braiders!!! Did you finish your practice starter braids yet?  Are you ready to braid in some new colors? I sure hope so! Already we’ve had some questions about how to change colors so the timing is really perfect to show you how. The first thing I want you to remember is that the WRONG… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 3 – Attaching A New Color

In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 2 – Starting A Braid

Hi Braid-A-Longers and Freinds, It’s day 2 on our Braid-A-Long and I bet you are all getting super antsy to start braiding that t-shirt yarn you’ve cut up aren’t you? So today’s lesson is all how to START the braid, and here’s what I want you to do.  We are going to practice.  Yes, practice.  We… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 2 – Starting A Braid

In the Studio

Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 1 – Prepare Your T-Shirt Yarn

Hi all you crafters and up-cyclers out there!  Today is Day 1 of Braid-A-Long 2012 and I hope you are ready to take on this really fun little project! If you haven’t gathered your supplies just yet don’t worry, you can do that as we go along.  For a full list of what you’ll need… Continue reading Braid-A-Long 2012 Day 1 – Prepare Your T-Shirt Yarn

Sew-A-Longs

Who Wants To Do a Braid-A-Long?

Friends, I have been getting a lot of traffic lately and questions about that t-shirt braided rug I did last year (see the sidebar) and thought now might be a good time to do a fun sew-a-long (Braid-A-Long) with a braided rug as our feature!  So who’s in? And what better timing to get rid… Continue reading Who Wants To Do a Braid-A-Long?

Sewing, Textiles, Working with scraps!

The Rug Is Done!

The braided t-shirt rug is all finished!  I put the last stitch in this afternoon.  I decided I wasn't going to go an extra round of three more t-shirts as my hand was beginning to hurt from all the hand stitching.  It was really becoming a nuisance, with some sharp pain,  so I stopped. As… Continue reading The Rug Is Done!

Working with scraps!

How about some Irish Colors for my rug?

Oh Heya! Seeing that I missed Fat Tuesday and Ash Wednesday to inspire me with some color combinations, I'm taking my next cue for the rug from St. Patrick's Day! Three more t-shirts got cut up last night and the rug is getting bigger... For the braiding, I've been sitting in front of the TV… Continue reading How about some Irish Colors for my rug?

Sewing, Working with scraps!

More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!

They just keep coming. Even though I give plenty of them away, the closets just keep getting stuffed with those t-shirts! Here's a whole bunch of them pulled right from the drawers. Even though there's still more to give away I'm tempted to see if I can't make use of some of these and turn… Continue reading More Stash Bustin! Making A Rug With All Those T-Shirts!