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2:53pm September 18, 2014
questionablestitchery:

Download the zip file here: [x]
File includes a PDF and PNG version of a color pattern, bw + symbol pattern, color chart, STH file, and read me (READ IT).
Colors do not necessarily need to be followed. Use whatever you think looks good! (Like shiny or glow thread for the light!)
See a finished example here: [x]
P.S. On all my bookmarks I glue a strip of fat ribbon to the back to make them sturdy and protect the stitches.

questionablestitchery:

Download the zip file here: [x]

File includes a PDF and PNG version of a color pattern, bw + symbol pattern, color chart, STH file, and read me (READ IT).

Colors do not necessarily need to be followed. Use whatever you think looks good! (Like shiny or glow thread for the light!)

See a finished example here: [x]

P.S. On all my bookmarks I glue a strip of fat ribbon to the back to make them sturdy and protect the stitches.

2:51pm September 18, 2014
knitzilla:

Not the best pic, but really pleased with this. Love it. Took about 8 hours off and on. Stitched by me :)

knitzilla:

Not the best pic, but really pleased with this. Love it. Took about 8 hours off and on. Stitched by me :)

2:50pm September 18, 2014
questionablestitchery:

Download the zip file here: [x]
File includes a PDF and PNG version of a color pattern, bw + symbol pattern, color chart, STH file, and read me (READ IT).
Colors do not necessarily need to be followed. Use whatever you think looks good!
See a finished example here: [None yet]

questionablestitchery:

Download the zip file here: [x]

File includes a PDF and PNG version of a color pattern, bw + symbol pattern, color chart, STH file, and read me (READ IT).

Colors do not necessarily need to be followed. Use whatever you think looks good!

See a finished example here: [None yet]

2:49pm September 18, 2014
build-a-diy:

8-foot giant squid pillow.
You’ll need:
2 yards of felt
1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups)
1 medium piece of black felt, 1 medium piece of white felt (for the eyes)
white thread, black thread and thread of the same color as the felt you’re using
pins
about 5 lbs. of stuffing
a couple big sheets of paper to draw your pattern
You can find many of these things down at the many places on Fabric Row, on 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catherine. Pearl, at 417 South Street, sometimes has stuffing if you can’t find any.
First, you need to draw out your patterns. Here’s a basic template to get you started, although most of the measurements are reasonably fudgeable. If in the likely event you don’t have any four-foot-long pieces of paper lying around, just tape a few pieces together.

Once you’ve drawn out your eight patterns, it’s time to cut the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, laid flat, and cut out the following, leaving a half an inch or so of extra fabric around the edge of the pattern:
FOR THE ARMS: 8 felt and 8 fabric cutouts of piece 1
FOR THE, UH, LONGER ARMS: 2 felt and 2 fabric cutouts of piece 2
FOR THE BODY: 2 felt cutouts of piece 3
FOR THE FIN: 4 felt cutouts of piece 4
FOR THE HEAD: 1 felt cutouts of piece 6
FOR THE EYES: 2 white felt cutouts of piece 7 and 2 black felt cutouts of piece 8
So now you’ve got all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing them together. I did mine by hand because my sewing machine is busted and I get a kind of Zen buzz from sewing by hand, but if you have a non-busted one I recommend that you use it as it will be MUCH EASIER. You’re going to be sewing everything with the nice side of the fabric facing in, then turning it inside out to stuff it.
THE ARMS: (To make a quilted pattern that looks like suckers, see this other post). Pin together one patterned fabric piece 1 and one felt piece 1 (with the nice sides facing the inside). Sew down around the U-shape and back up, leaving the top open. Then turn the arm inside out, stuff it (it’s easiest to do both of these things if you sort of scrunch it up like you’re trying to put on a pair of tights, excuse the non-dude-friendly reference) and sew the top closed. Do the same for the other seven arms and rejoice in the fact that this is the most tedious part. Same deal with the two long arms, they’re just harder to stuff. 
THE FINS: Pin together two of your piece 4s and sew together the curvy outer edge. Turn the piece inside out, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside, and start sewing up the other side, stuffing gradually as you go along. You should end up with a triangle-ish puffy thing. Repeat for the other two piece 4s.

THE BODY: Put down one piece 3, then place the two fins you have down with the point up and the curvy side pointing in, then make a sandwich by putting the other piece 3 down on top. Pin it all together and sew around the edges with the two fins still inside, as shown. Turn it inside out and move on to…

THE HEAD: So take piece 6 and the ten arms you’ve already done. Lay the arms, fabric side facing you, out with the arms’ top seams in a line half an inch from the top of piece 6. The order should be arm arm arm arm BIG ARM arm arm arm arm BIG ARM. The legs should be almost entirely covering piece 6. Pin them in place and sew a straight line through the individual legs seams to attach the legs to piece 6.
When you pick up the other side of piece 6, you now have something resembling a really weird untied hula skirt. Sew together the two 9-inch ends of piece 6 with the fabric side of the arms on the outside, and keep it inside out for the moment.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Fit the open end of the body through the arms (still fabric side facing out) and pull the edge all the way through the felt cylinder so it’s even with the edge that DOESN’T have arms attached to it. Sew around the diameters of the head cylinder and the body cylinder to attach them, then pull the legs down over the head and you’re almost done!
Stuff the body, then seal it off by sewing piece 5 over the open end (even if you do have a functional sewing machine, you’ll probably have to do this part by hand).
THE EYES: Sew the black circles on the white circles and whipstitch the eyes onto the head. You do this last because you can’t tell where they’re going to end up on the end product if you put them on before stuffing the body.

build-a-diy:

8-foot giant squid pillow.

You’ll need:

  • 2 yards of felt
  • 1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups)
  • 1 medium piece of black felt, 1 medium piece of white felt (for the eyes)
  • white thread, black thread and thread of the same color as the felt you’re using
  • pins
  • about 5 lbs. of stuffing
  • a couple big sheets of paper to draw your pattern

You can find many of these things down at the many places on Fabric Row, on 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catherine. Pearl, at 417 South Street, sometimes has stuffing if you can’t find any.

First, you need to draw out your patterns. Here’s a basic template to get you started, although most of the measurements are reasonably fudgeable. If in the likely event you don’t have any four-foot-long pieces of paper lying around, just tape a few pieces together.

These aren't to scale.

Once you’ve drawn out your eight patterns, it’s time to cut the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, laid flat, and cut out the following, leaving a half an inch or so of extra fabric around the edge of the pattern:

FOR THE ARMS: 8 felt and 8 fabric cutouts of piece 1

FOR THE, UH, LONGER ARMS: 2 felt and 2 fabric cutouts of piece 2

FOR THE BODY: 2 felt cutouts of piece 3

FOR THE FIN: 4 felt cutouts of piece 4

FOR THE HEAD: 1 felt cutouts of piece 6

FOR THE EYES: 2 white felt cutouts of piece 7 and 2 black felt cutouts of piece 8

So now you’ve got all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing them together. I did mine by hand because my sewing machine is busted and I get a kind of Zen buzz from sewing by hand, but if you have a non-busted one I recommend that you use it as it will be MUCH EASIER. You’re going to be sewing everything with the nice side of the fabric facing in, then turning it inside out to stuff it.

THE ARMS: (To make a quilted pattern that looks like suckers, see this other post). Pin together one patterned fabric piece 1 and one felt piece 1 (with the nice sides facing the inside). Sew down around the U-shape and back up, leaving the top open. Then turn the arm inside out, stuff it (it’s easiest to do both of these things if you sort of scrunch it up like you’re trying to put on a pair of tights, excuse the non-dude-friendly reference) and sew the top closed. Do the same for the other seven arms and rejoice in the fact that this is the most tedious part. Same deal with the two long arms, they’re just harder to stuff.

THE FINS: Pin together two of your piece 4s and sew together the curvy outer edge. Turn the piece inside out, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside, and start sewing up the other side, stuffing gradually as you go along. You should end up with a triangle-ish puffy thing. Repeat for the other two piece 4s.

THE BODY: Put down one piece 3, then place the two fins you have down with the point up and the curvy side pointing in, then make a sandwich by putting the other piece 3 down on top. Pin it all together and sew around the edges with the two fins still inside, as shown. Turn it inside out and move on to…

THE HEAD: So take piece 6 and the ten arms you’ve already done. Lay the arms, fabric side facing you, out with the arms’ top seams in a line half an inch from the top of piece 6. The order should be arm arm arm arm BIG ARM arm arm arm arm BIG ARM. The legs should be almost entirely covering piece 6. Pin them in place and sew a straight line through the individual legs seams to attach the legs to piece 6.

When you pick up the other side of piece 6, you now have something resembling a really weird untied hula skirt. Sew together the two 9-inch ends of piece 6 with the fabric side of the arms on the outside, and keep it inside out for the moment.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Fit the open end of the body through the arms (still fabric side facing out) and pull the edge all the way through the felt cylinder so it’s even with the edge that DOESN’T have arms attached to it. Sew around the diameters of the head cylinder and the body cylinder to attach them, then pull the legs down over the head and you’re almost done!

Stuff the body, then seal it off by sewing piece 5 over the open end (even if you do have a functional sewing machine, you’ll probably have to do this part by hand).

THE EYES: Sew the black circles on the white circles and whipstitch the eyes onto the head. You do this last because you can’t tell where they’re going to end up on the end product if you put them on before stuffing the body.

2:49pm September 18, 2014
2:47pm September 18, 2014
Anonymous asked: (Assuming you watch new Who) Who is your favourite New Who doctor & companion

Fav companion: Martha

Fav Dr: Capaldi (he’s super fucking hot)

2:46pm September 18, 2014

 Free Cape Pattern and Tutorial - The Cottage Mama

questionablestitchery:

I bought some wool remnants the other day that were about 1 5/8 yd and I think I’m going to make reversible capes out of them, but I wanted something something super simple so I think I’ll go with something like this. I will use buttons not ribbon, and they will be as long as they can, but the whole start with a circle skirt thing is really cute, and I like how it looks. (Maybe add a collar too? Hmm hmm)

2:37pm September 18, 2014

questionablestitchery:

I finished my cape thing! :D

Basically, I mashed together this tutorial and this tutorial. It is not as long as I would have liked, but I was working with remnants (they were a bit under 1.5 yards each, and weren’t the same size) so it was the biggest I could get it. It’s pretty much a circle skirt with a line cut down one side and a collar added. The way I cut the edges then just gives it some shape (I didn’t want a perfect circle cause I’m weird like that).

Then I went through my extensive button collection, found the awesome silver button, and hand sewed on some elastic cord. That is the most janky thing on this whole thing because it was not a planned thing (I had no plans for the button, which was an accident). If I had known what I was going to do I would have sewn the elastic into the edge of the cape of course. It doesn’t bother me, but I could always add a button hole if I really wanted to.

In the end though, I love it! It’s my first real big clothing thing I’ve made and I’m happy with how it turned out. It’s made from wool, so it’s super warm too. :3

2:35pm September 18, 2014
etonia:

hexachloride:

Star Trek, everybody

This pattern is by the amazing pixystitches and can be purchased here.

etonia:

hexachloride:

Star Trek, everybody

This pattern is by the amazing pixystitches and can be purchased here.

2:15pm September 18, 2014

lyric-nor-lute:

zoevioletbenson:

This website teaches you how to make these awesome scarves! Click this

Oh man- the snake.

2:14pm September 18, 2014

anonymityblaize:

Finally got around to stitching my Doctor definition pattern. I think it turned out pretty nice.

Get your own from my etsy shop!

1:28pm September 18, 2014
xchrononautx:

fuckyeahviralpics:

It’s never too late to learn the right way to do things: button sewing technique via imgur → more…

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE

xchrononautx:

fuckyeahviralpics:

It’s never too late to learn the right way to do things: button sewing technique via imgurmore…

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE

1:22pm September 18, 2014

 http://questionablestitchery.tumblr.com/post/90031695752/yarntastic-ok-so-heres-how-i-use-mod-podge-on

yarntastic:

Ok so here’s how I use Mod Podge on my cross stitch.

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^^ Here’s my finished piece. Let’s wash it.

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^^ I use fabric Mod Podge as a sort of Fray Stop as well. It works really well to make the edges stay put. I actually did this before washing it, but it doesn’t matter.

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1:21pm September 18, 2014

questionablestitchery:

This goes out to that anon asking for a “Please dont do coke in the bathroom” with skull border pattern. Since they never replied to me again I just had to improvise with that! So here’s three different versions, choose one you like, mix and match, whatever~

The big skull and filigree flower are from google images and the other skulls from pinterest.

Finished size for Version 1: 99 x 69 stitches approx 7 x 5in

Finished size for Version 2: 90 x 62 stitches approx 7 x 5in again

*** PLEASE NOTE *** There are different versions of the skulls included (see the two on the top row?). Choose which ever style you like!

Finished size for Version 3: 187 x 150 stitches approx 14 x 11in
Try using color on the flower!

Download the zip file here: [X]