Basic Bow Tutorial 2 Ways

Supplies:

Grosgrain Ribbon: https://amzn.to/2Mha1by

Stiffen Stuff: https://amzn.to/2oK7vl7

I made this simple hair bow tutorial for one of my YouTube viewers. This tutorial is simple and easy and can be altered to fit your needs. I really like the combination of grosgrain ribbon and glitter it adds a little something extra to the bows. I show 2 different ways in the video below on how to put the bows together. If you have any questions about the video or would like to share your projects with me please do so in the comments.

DIY Cardboard Tombstone!

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I really enjoyed making these tombstones for Halloween out of boxes I had laying around the house. I actually never realized it would be so simply and easy to make them. Even better, once it stops raining and being wet here I can spray paint them and they will look so much better. In the meantime, I hope you like this tutorial. If you try them make sure to share your pictures with me, I would love to see them. Make sure to watch the video to the end.

If this DIY is not for you then check out some items I found on Amazon.

DIY Halloween Lollipop Spiders | Mummy Crafts!

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I always love getting into the fall season when I get to create tons of crafts. It’s just something about the cool weather that makes me want to create. It is slightly early to be thinking about Halloween but, I just can’t help myself. Below is a video showcasing just 2 simple ideas that I had to decorate lollipops. These tutorials are fun for adults and kids alike. I hope you like them too. Also, I provide step by step instructions on how to assemble the crafts.

~Nika xoxo

For the mummy. I use a toilet paper roll. I start off by placing a bottom on the roll to make sure whatever we put inside doesn’t fall out.
Next, we take scraps of fabric or streamer and begin wrapping it around the roll to give the appearance of a mummy being wrapped. It Doesn’t have to be perfect and I actually like the frayed scruffy look of the mummy.
Finally, we place the googly eyes on with the glue gun to secure the eyes on the fabric. Make sure to leave the top part open to place the treats inside. After you can close it off or leave it open. These would be great for a party, handing out to trick or treaters or simply decorations around the house.

You can check out how to make the spider legs for the lollipops in the video below.

DIY Pajama Pants Tutorial

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As fall approaches its time to start breaking out with the warm and fuzzies. For this week’s post, I made a video showing how to make your own pajama pants. In the video below the pajama pants, I made are for my daughter. She loves them by the way. Pajama pants are something you can make using different types of fabrics and styles. Whatever you like. I try to stick with fabrics I know my kids and I will love sleeping in. After you watch the video try this tutorial for yourself. Don’t forget to let me know how they turned out.

~Nika xoxo

DIY Felt Flowers

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It has been a long week for me already with getting the kids back to school. I am so ready for the weekend it’s not even funny. I have been working hard on getting content for my shop. These felt flowers are one of the many things that will be available for sell on hairbows and headbands. If you are like me and like to create. This video is simple and easy. You will be making a ton of these felt flowers in no time. If not, I will be announcing when my shop will be updated with all the new lovely pieces I plan on adding. I hope you like them.

~Nika xoxo

Items in the video: Circle Template, Felt Fabric, Roll-Over Elastic, Glitter Sheets, Flatback Pearls

Gathering Foot vs Ruffler Foot!

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I have been busy working on updating some of my older not so good quality videos on my YouTube channel. This being one of them. I initially didn’t think it was a difference between the two but after purchasing both of them I realized I was wrong. There are things the ruffler foot can do that the gathering foot cannot. Both are great extras to have on hand with your sewing machine. One thing they do have in common is they making sewing ruffles and pleats a lot easier. Watch the video below to see what each one can do. If you would like to purchase them for yourself check out the Amazon links below

Gathering Foot – https://amzn.to/2YYjwzC

Ruffler Foot – https://amzn.to/2H9xmcn

~Nika

Paperbag Waist Skirt Tutorial

This was a very simple tutorial to do and can also be made with pants and shorts. After I made this for my daughter she immediately put it on. She was very please which made me happy. This can be made with any type of fabric. Happy Sewing!!

~Nika xoxo

How To Make Leather HairBows With Silhouette Cameo

For the longest time, I have been cutting all my leather hair bows by hand. I knew it was a way or should be a way to cut them with my Silhouette Cameo. And what do you know, there is. Now, I’m going to share with you how I did so.

Resize to fit your needs.

The first step is by finding a template or pattern. I just did a Google search to find a template and used the trace feature in my Silhouette to resize my bow template. If you don’t know how to use the trace feature I have a post showing you how to do so. How to use trace feature in Silhouette Cameo!

Above you will see the proper setting to cut leather fabric with Silhouette. For the material setting I chose the Leatherette setting, the blade setting is 10, speed is set to 3, force is 33 and passes I chose 2. I also used the fabric blade also set that to 10. Once that is all set then go ahead and cut. Once you have it cut go ahead and put it together like you normally would.