|Materials:||Felt or other material which does not unravel.
Beads or craft eyes.
Crochet cotton or sewing thread.
Make this elephant toy as big or as small as you want simply by enlarging or reducing the pattern sheet before you print. Try different colour schemes; gray elephant with black stitching, red saddle and eyes.
Cut two of each piece, body, ears and saddle. You may either sew together and turn inside out or if using felt, sew with overcast stitches in contrasting colour. Stuff with cotton batting before final stitching. Sew ears to each side of head where indicated and sew saddle on each side. Sew eyes on each side of head.
Make in different colours, embroider a child’s name on the saddle and and you have a toy for a loot bag or stocking stuffer.
Try adding to the elephant to make a circus elephant. Stitch a ribbon around the head and insert feathers, dangling jewels (an old earring). Add fringe to the saddle. Be creative and you will have a decorative item rather than a toy.
When putting on eyes or other decorations, remember not to give to a young child as a toy, as they can choke on small parts.
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A rose, a five-petal flower and tulips to filet crochet, cross stitch or embroider. Use them to decorate linens such as towels, curtains, sheets and pillow cases, or embellish your clothing with edging, on pockets, aprons or dresses.
Each prints on an individual page. Choose your colour combinations and vary the size by using different sizes of yarn, thread or floss.
|Materials:||No. 13 or 14 knitting needles
Size 30 crochet thread
– choose larger sizes if you wish for a heavier edging
A lacey scalloped edging to knit with centre reminiscent of flower petals for use on towels, sheets and pillowcases, clothing or afghans. Use fine cotton thread and needles to create a delicate edging or use larger needles and heavier yarn to edge afghans, blankets or towels.
Row 1: K 4, O, k 2 tog, k 6, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 2: O, k 11, (edge of O, k 2 tog, k 2)
Row 3: Edge, k 7, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 4: O, k 12, (O, k 2 tog, k 2)
Row 5: Edge, k 2, eyelet, k 2, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 6: O, k 7, p 1, k 5, (O, k 2 tog, k 2)
Row 7: Edge, eyelet twice, k 1, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 8: O, k 6, p 1, k 3, p 1, k 3, edge
Row 9: Edge, k 3, slip the next 2 sts on an extra needle, wind thread around these 2 sts 12 times, then slip the sts back on original needle and k them, k 5, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 10: O, k 2 tog, k 13, edge
Row 11: Edge, eyelet twice, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 12: O, k 2 tog, k 4, p 1, k 3, p 1, k 3, edge
Row 13: Edge, k 2, eyelet, k 1, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 14: O, k 2 tog, k 5, p 1, k 5, edge
Row 15: Edge, k 6, k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, k 1
Row 16: O, k 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog, k 7, edge
Row 17: 15 sts on needle – same as Row 1.
Continue these rows for desired length.
Sew a star quilt for Christmas from blocks using your choice of colours. For a quilt measuring about 91 x 105 inches, with 11 blocks across and 13 strips up and down, alternate 72 pieced blocks with 71 plain blocks of the same size and add a double border (two strips, cut about 4 inches wide) all around. Assemble the block in strips, then sew the strips together with 1/4 inch seams.
|Size:||82 x 102 inches|
|Materials:||4 1/3 yards colour
5 1/2 yards white
1 1/2 yards for the 6 inch border
Make this popular Double Irish Chain Quilt by piecing appliqued shamrocks, hearts and bows to quilt squares.
Patchwork is a wonderful way to use scraps of fabric or old clothing. It was very popular during the depression and has become popular once again as a form of recycling. Pieces of fabric are sewn together into a design which are then usually quilted.
Patchwork is usually used to make quilts, but it can be used to make hand bags, clothing such as jackets or skirts. It can be embellished with embroidery or trim.
If you are artistic, you can design your own pattern, however there are many established patterns to choose from, each with a distinctive design and each with different variations.
Irish Chain quilts are a combination of different blocks pieced together. Variations include the Single, Double and Triple Irish Chain. Each uses a pieced and plain block sewn together in rows while giving the illusion of being sewn on the bias.
Trace each pattern on cardboard and cut out. Piece the blocks as illustrated, using white and a colour you choose. Colour is used for the shamrock and squares appliqued to the plain block; this is the same size as the pieced block. Alternate pieced with appliqued blocks. The bow and scallop makes a pretty border in any width from 6 inches up. Make the scallops of plain colour and the bows of a lighter shade.
Twenty-five 2 1/2 inch squares are required for each pieced block; 13 white and 12 coloured. One-quarter inch seams are allowed resulting in 2-inch squares; a complete block is 10 inches square.
A quilt of about 82 x 102 inches will result if 32 pieced blocks are used alternately with 31 plain white, or the white block with four 2-inch squares and shamrocks appliqued as shown. Use a 6-inch border all around and applique bows and scallops to this. 32 of each are required.
You will need about 4 1/3 yards of colour; 5 1/2 yards of white, and 1 1/2 yards for the 6 inch border.
1953 Vogue 7940
Pre-cut 1950s vintage sewing pattern to sew misses chemise dress or unlined coat. Front may be buttoned from neck to hem for chemise dress. Stand up band collar. Two large patch pockets with flaps. Three quarter length kimono sleeves or sleeveless. Novelty belt.
Go to all Vintage Sewing Patterns,
|Materials:||No. 30 crochet thread
Size 9 hook or finer
|Tip:||Where petals and diagonal lines join, a slip stitch may be used, but the effect is much prettier if the hook is removed from the work, inserted in the petal and the stitch drawn through without turning the work. This gives a right and wrong side.|
Ch 11, sl st into fifth st from hook to form centre ring or circle, ch 3, sl st in third ch beyond sl st just made, ch 3, turn, sl st in centre. This makes 3 stitches of a 4 st petal; make another petal (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, sl st) into centre; ch 3, 1 dc in centre.
This has made half a flower; ch 15, * s st in fifth ch from hook for centre, ch 3, sl st in third ch from sl st, ch 3, turn, sl st in centre. Make 3 complete petals – repeat sts in parentheses for each petal – ch 3, sl st at tip of first petal, ch 7, sl st to point from which other ch 7 was made. 1 dc in centre, ch 3, sl st in centre to complete third petal of first flower, make a fourth petal, ch 3, sl st into tip of first petal to complete it. *
Ch 5, sk 2 ch, dc for a sp, ch 8, turn. Dc over previous dc, ch 2, dc into centre st of ch 5; ch 4, sl st into tip of free petal, or remove hook, insert in petal and draw st through, ch 11 for new flower, sl st into fifth ch from hook, ch 3, sl st into third ch from sl st, ch 3, turn, sl st into centre.
Ch 3 to begin new petal, dc in centre, sl st into middle st of long ch (ch 7), dc into centre, ch 3, sl st to centre. Start a new petal with ch 3, dc in centre, then ch 4, remove hook, insert in middle or tip of next petal of end flower, draw loop through and ch 11.
Work another flower as from * to *.
You now have completed the second row of two flowers, ch 7 and sl st to point where other ch 7 joins dc sp.
Ch 5, dc in next dc, ch 8 for loop, turn, dc into dc, ch 2, dc in middle st of ch 5 sp. To begin next row of flowers, ch 8, sl st in fifth st from hook, ch 3, sl st to third ch from sl st to form petal, ch 3, sl st to centre; make half of next petal, sl st to ch 7 by removing hook and picking up middle st, complete petal. Make half the next petal, ch 4, join in tip of petal below, ch 11 to start a new flower, connecting as before.
When increasing number of flowers to a row always work half of each flower, then complete outside flower and finish others as you work back to sps. As you work along, all will seem easier and you can make width changes as desired.