thegreendeceiver:

So if you’re anything like me, you spend more time looking at sewing tutorials than doing actual tutorials, and it’s led to quite a backlog of bookmarked how-tos. Figured I’d compile some of them together, see if anyone can get some use out of them! And…yes, this is only part one. I’ve got another one on the way (this is just how much of a packrat I am).

Italicized links are projects that use only a yard or less of fabric; Starred links are really simple projects, good for beginners.

Dresses, and Bottoms
Circle Skirt****
Convertible Dress To Skirt
Front Bow Maxi Dress
Burlesque Bustle Skirt
Basic Gathered Tulle Petticoat****
Bloomers****
Wrap Dress
Pinwheel Skirt
Bubble Skirt
Tops
Pantsuit Vest
Lace Neckline Shirt
Wool Winter Coat
Bow Tank Top****
Draped Shawl Cardigan 
Square Wool Coat
Drafting a Hoodie Pattern
Accessories
Socks/Stockings
Mittens**** 
Ruffled Flower Headband****
Gathered Panel Scarf****
Bow Headband****
Felt Slippers****
Sweater Spats****
Simple Fleece Spats****
Vintage Style Apron
Ruffled Trim Apron
Bags and Purses
Basic Zippered Pouch****
Pear Shaped Coin Purse
Heart-shaped Pouch
Piano Tote Bag****
Bow Clutch 
Mini Tissue Holder****
Travel Bag
Messenger Bag
Triple Zippered Messenger Bag
Plushies and Toys
Sequined Octopus
Tiny Fawn
Itty Bitty Bunny
Tiny Hedgehog****
Simple Dragon
Complex Dragon
Beanbag Dragon
Toothless Plushie
Cosplay Specific
Swim-able Mermaid Tail (!!!)
Sylladex Messanger Bag
Sailor Senshi Breastplate
Armsock Made From Tights
Madoka Magica Petticoat
Katniss Sweater Cowl****
Adventure Time Finn Hat****
KH Sora’s Shoes
General Sewing Tips and Tricks
Super Sharp Pleats
Tracing and Sewing Darts
Making Puffed Sleeves
Scalloped Hem Tutorial
Blind Hem Stitch
Invisible Closing Stitches
Adding Pockets to Skirts and Pants
Satin Stitch Applique Tutorial
Making And Using Piping
Built In Bras 

thegreendeceiver:

So if you’re anything like me, you spend more time looking at sewing tutorials than doing actual tutorials, and it’s led to quite a backlog of bookmarked how-tos. Figured I’d compile some of them together, see if anyone can get some use out of them! And…yes, this is only part one. I’ve got another one on the way (this is just how much of a packrat I am).

Italicized links are projects that use only a yard or less of fabric; Starred links are really simple projects, good for beginners.

Dresses, and Bottoms

Tops

Accessories

Bags and Purses

Plushies and Toys

Cosplay Specific

General Sewing Tips and Tricks

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phannywiggles:

rrrramsey:

tedkordisanasshole:

I found this great blog today and had to share it :D 

Refashionista is an amazing seamstress who refashions awful thrift-store finds into new clothes and some of these results are so amazing?? Check her out! :D

she is a goddess

 I will sacrifice a noble plaid to her so i may make a successful cosplay. 

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samhawke:

How To Turn Craft Foam Into Leather

(Or not really but close enough. Also a side order of armour.)

I picked up this technique from this tutorial years ago, then adapted it further. You can use it to imitate leather, and with a few changes also to make thin armour parts, such as Vincent Valentine’s gauntlet as in the last picture. It won’t really work for thicker armour; there are plenty of tutorials on how to make EVA foam armour to be found online.

Back to fakey leather; you need the standard 2mm craft foam/fun foam/EVA foam/foam of many names, white glue, a brush, shoe polish, mod podge/podgy glue and a sponge.

You want to have most of the shaping and decorating done before you start. For example, for Athos’ pauldron I had already glued the three layers of the main piece and the fleur de lis shield together (UHU glue works well, all purpose glue is also okay), but had left the two upper strips and the straps separate to be attached after everything was done.

It is also easiest to do any embossing when the pieces are still flat. Foam won’t take an awful lot of detail, but with some patience the results can work quite well. You can use paper embossing tools for this, but make sure that the point isn’t too sharp or it will tear the foam. The back of a knife also works. My favourite tool for it so far is actually a letter opener. Drag across the foam for the first shallow line (it will spring back a bit) and repeat as many times as necessary without cutting the foam.

One layer of craft foam isn’t very strong by itself, so you either want to have at least two layers glued together or a single layer backed with fabric. If the final result includes stitching, definitely attach fabric or the thread may pull right through the foam. Cover the back of the foam piece with white glue, then smooth fabric onto it. Use cotton or linen (not synthetics), so that the glue can come through the fabric. When it is dry, cut the fabric along the edges of the foam, then brush another layer of white glue on the fabric. This makes sure that the fabric is firmly stuck and that the edges won’t fray.

(If you want to imitate metal armour, dilute the white glue a bit with water for the first couple of layers covering the whole piece; the fabric backing as well as the front and sides of the foam. This allows the glue to saturate the foam. Follow that with a few layers of undiluted glue, letting it dry in between layers until it’s stiff enough. The end result can be spray painted.)

Most importantly, when you glue layers of foam or foam and fabric together make sure that it dries in the shape it’s supposed to be. For Athos’ pauldron I wrapped a towel around a bottle to have something roughly the shape of my upper arm and then tied the pauldron around it while the glue between the layers was drying. Once it is dry, it will hold its shape. You do not need to heat the foam to do this! Heating it is inadvisable since foam is somewhat toxic. Foam is also a little stretchy, so you can carefully stretch it for an extra curve. Glueing fabric to it will help it hold its shape.

This is the point where I added battle damage to Athos’ pauldron by cutting grooves out of the top layer of foam with a stanley knife. The knife needs to be very sharp to prevent ragged edges, so use a new blade.

Now for actually making it look like leather! Rub several layers of shoe polish onto the foam, letting it dry between layers. The resulting colour depends on the colour of the foam and the polish. Use black foam and brown polish for dark brown ‘leather’, white or grey foam for lighter shades and so on (the Gondorian vambrace in the picture before last was made using white foam for the top layer and black foam for the bottom layer).

Then use a sponge to brush a layer of mod podge onto it. Mod podge is a glue varnish used for decoupage and is water resistant when it is dry. Two or three layers will do, and for a smooth finish dilute the mod podge with a little water for the last layer. Leave it to dry thoroughly. It will remain a little tacky, which can be solved by smoothing a little talcum powder onto the surface carefully. This also removes a bit of the shine, for a slightly more worn look.

Finally, assemble the piece, sew the bits that have to be sewn, paint decoration etc. As a general tip, if you want to make an object that looks like leather, treat it like leather! Add stitching, add metal grommets and so on. That goes a long way in making it look convincing.

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bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain
it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!
in 60 pages it covers
drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor
you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures
stay safe and healthy everyone!

bigfatbug:

hi everybody, recently i’ve been seeing a lot of people around the internet talking about experiencing drawing related pain

it feels like the right time to publicly recommend this extremely informative and well-researched minicomic by kriota willberg. i carry a copy with me everywhere and tell friends about it all the time because it is super helpful and has helped me unlearn some bad drawing habits and learn plenty of healthy new ones!

in 60 pages it covers

  • drawing positions that lessen stress on your muscles
  • a wide variety of easy exercises (and sample routines)
  • small lifestyle changes you can make to keep healthy
  • and when to tell if prevention isn’t enough and you need to see a doctor

you can buy it HERE and HERE. it’s very thorough, the author knows a lot about muscles and the body as well as about the specifics of drawing and it really shows. even if you haven’t experienced drawing pain yet, integrating this stuff into your routine is a good way to start taking preventative measures

stay safe and healthy everyone!

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GUYS I JUST FOUND A WEBSITE WHERE YOU GET TO PLAY WITH CATS ONLINE. LIKE REAL CATS IN SHELTERS AND YOU CAN PLAY WITH THEM THROUGH A CAMERA OMG

therainbowgorilla:

thevesselofmichael:

PLAY WITH CATS HERE 

I’M NOT EVEN KIDDING THIS IS THE GREATEST THING EVER.
Ok, guys, so click on the link above and it will take you to a website that allows you to click on buttons and it activates the toys inside the shelter and you get to play with the cats that are waiting for homes!!

Probably one of the COOLEST ideas ever!!!

WHERE HAS THIS BEEN DURING MY FUCKING LIFE

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tmirai:

fuckingmonsters:

figuring out complicated designs in perspective doesnt have to make you mad so here is good tips to keep in mind. can be used for all kinds of things

Bloody brilliant. Thank you!

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MBTI Personality Type Animals

fragile-beloved:

  • INTP: Owl
  • ESTP: Fox
  • ISFP: Sloth
  • ENTJ: Lion
  • ISFJ: Deer
  • INTJ: Octopus
  • ISTP: Cat
  • ESFP: Otter
  • INFJ: Wolf
  • ENFP: Dolphin
  • ESTJ: Honey Bee
  • ISTJ: Beaver
  • ENFJ: Dog
  • INFP: Meerkat
  • ENTP: Parrot
  • ESFJ: Elephant

What’s Your Animal Personality Type?

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makemusicsocial:

Lindsey Stirling takes an unsuspecting crowd on a spontaneous steampunk pirate adventure in her new video,”Master of Tides.” 
Watch this epic live performance powered by 25 wireless speakers and captured by 15 hidden cameras.

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