Saturday, December 8, 2012

30 Days For 30 Dollars: Day 10

Day 10:  Gifts For Girls

This one is pretty easy and made entirely from items I had on hand:  scrap fabric, a tiny bit of narrow ribbon, a button, and a chain that I stole from a necklace that I no longer wore.

1.  Draw out a pattern, adding a 1/4 inch seam allowance
2 .  Cut out fabric - 4 pieces (a front and a back for each side).  For one side you will have to flip your pattern over to the back and use it in order to get 2 pieces facing the right direction.  Pin right sides together
3.  Slip a small piece of narrow ribbon around a jump ring and pin it to the inside of 2 pieces, in between layers, at each point.
4.  Stitch around, using 1/4" seam, leaving an opening for turning.
5.  Turn right side out, press, and top stitch as close to the edge as you can get.
6.  Stitch the 2 finished pieces together, adding a button.
7.  Attach a chain to the jump rings.

Total spent:  Zero dollars

Day 1:  Pretty Hair Ties 1.00
Day 2:  Pin Cushion 1.00
Day 3:  Cowl 1.50
Day 4:  Apron 1.00
Day 5:  Baby Hat .75
Day 6:  Wine Charms 1.00
Day 7:  Pot Holders 0.00
Day 8:  Easy Tote  1.00
Day 9:  Lunch Sack 2.00
Day 10:  Peter Pan Collar Necklace 0.00

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I love the whole "30 Days for 30 Dollars" thing, and this just looks super polished and cute. It's not tacky or crafty-looking. It's a hard balance to strike (between crafty and polished) when working with tiny budgets, but you nailed it!

    A job well done. Thanks for the share.