Make a mask to pull on without ties or elastic. This mask has a split head strap based on scuba masks along with a wire in the top for a snug fit. Learn how to retro fit an existing mask to put a wire at the nose. See component options in case you have trouble getting the items you really want.
Do you have a sentimental sweater you no longer wear? Maybe it's a gift from Valentines Day, Halloween, Christmas, or any other special occasion. Take it out of storage and make it into a pillow that you can use in the appropriate season.
Do you have a favorite top or dress and you wish you had another? Learn how to copy an existing garment and sew a new one just like it.
You can sew a hair turban from a bath towel, two hand towels, terry fabric, or a stretchy micro-fabric. It packs easily for travel for accommodations that only provide one bath towel per person.
Whether you want to keep hair strands out of your dive mask, protect your hair from tangles, or limit the water that gets in your hair, a scuba hood is easy to make. This can be an alternative to a traditional swimming cap, too.
Every piano should be serviced once a year, or at least every two years. This goes beyond the simple idea of "having your piano tuned" by adjusting the wires. As a complex process, you will want to research technicians in your area to find a competent and experienced professional.
Here are several scissors, snippers, and shears, along with when and why to use them with a focus on grooming.
We all cut something. We cut fabric, thread, food products, plants, paper, and lots of other things. For the best results of the task at hand, it helps to use the best tool. Here are several scissors, snippers, and shears, along with when and why to use them.
Do you have silver jewelry that tarnishes? Would you like to keep it shiny after you polish it? It's easy to transform a container of your choice into a protective case. This is an easy project that can be completed in a short amount of time, even without a sewing machine.
Do you have a sentimental but tattered quilt? Is there enough of the interior that can be salvaged? My Grandma made this Dresden Plate Quilt decades ago. The edges were frayed, and the perimeter blocks were torn. I decided to cut it down, finish the edges using my serger, and have a cozy, new quilt.
Create a log cabin square that can be used for either a finished pillow or a block for a quilt of any size. This is a versatile project you can make again and again.
Does your family gather every year for an event? Does your neighborhood hold a BBQ each summer? If food is involved, consider making an apron for everyone (or a special few) to remember these times. This is an easy project for a beginner because exact measurements are not essential.
Do you have a sweatshirt that's just too large? Do you also have a sweatshirt (or other knit shirt) that fits well? I'll show you how to improve the larger one and make it something you'll want to wear.
If you've been storing favorite t-shirts - likely never to be worn again - create a snuggly quilt that will be used often and bring back fond memories of times gone by. This one is for our son who now lives in Berlin.
Learn how to make small quilts out of well-loved sweatshirts or fleece using a sewing machine or serger. These directions comply with the requirements designated by Operation Quiet Comfort.