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The Friday Find DIY Boho Crochet and Knits

12 Nov

Today’s Friday Find is all about being crafty and making your own Bohemian Chic crochet or knit items. Normally every Friday it’s all
about handmade things. Now it’s your turn to roll up your sleeves and get your craft on. There are so many great things to make but today I have chosen just a few handmade patterns to get you started.

Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern

The first handmade pattern is a Bennington Cowl Neck Caplet Crochet Pattern by Shelby 1998. Basic knowledge of a few crochet stitches is necessary in order to create this Boho Caplet. There are variations of the finished edge available to make it truly yours. This is Boho at is best making it a must try pattern to make for yourself or to give.

Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern

The next handmade pattern is a Medusa Loop Scarf Knitting Pattern by Ruby Submarine. This lovely loopy creation is worked in a round so
basic knowledge of knitting is needed. This creation is the perfect combination of cowl meets scarf making it simply wonderful.

Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern

My last selection is a handmade pattern for a Vintage Boho Crochet Dress Pattern by Granny Takes a Trip. This dress takes a trip to the past with long sleeves and Granny square finishes. Suitable for beginners this pattern is a great option for finally getting the coveted Crochet Dress in your closet.

Today is dedicated to taking the time to make your own Bohemian style items. By making it yourself you get a custom piece that is exact color and fit you desire. Think of the savings you’ll have or you just may start crafting yourself. Just remember the Boho look is all about personal
expression and creativity. So come on give one of these projects or something else a try to get your craft on Boho Style!

Related Posts: http://sewchicboutiqueblog.com/2011/05/24/flowers-for-the-boho-fashionista/

To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

DIY Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Tutorial

10 Oct

Today’s tutorial is a versatile little shrug that you can sew in less than 1 hour. This little shrug can be worn with jeans or a great party dress for an evening out. Purchased from the store this piece may run you $30 and up. You can purchase the faux fur from your local fabric store and make this piece for a steal.

Faux Fur Tie-on Shrug Instructions:  Beginner

Makes 1 Fur Tie-on Shrug (approximately 2”
around) or 5 cm

You will need:

½ yard of Faux Fur

½ 100% cotton fabric

7/8” grosgrain ribbon

Tailors measuring tape

Color pencil or tailors pencil

Scissors

Pins

Matching Thread

  1. Gather all your materials (Fig 1.)
  2. Measure your body for the length of your shrug. Take your
    measuring tape and put it over both shoulders. With the tape in place measure
    from the bottom of your left rib cage to the bottom of your right rib cage.
  3. Write the length down and use this for the length of your pattern.
  4. Make pattern to size. (Fig. 2)
  5. Lay your faux fur out folded in half and place pattern on top. Cut one piece for top of shrug. Mark the location of the red dots on each layer with a pencil (Fig. 3)
  6. Repeat step 5 for the lining fabric. (Fig. 4)
  7. Pin the top and lining fabric together with right sides of the
    fabric facing each other. (Fig. 5)
  8. Using a straight stitch sew the side together leaving space
    between the red dots open for the ribbon. (Fig. 6)
  9. Turn inside out. (Fig. 7)
  10. Tuck the unfinished edges in 1” all the way around and press flat. (Fig. 8)
  11. Cut ribbon 2 pieces of ribbon measuring 20” at the most (you can adjust to your desired  length).
  12.  Place ribbon in the center of each opening in the shrug. Pin in place and slip stitch closed. (Fig. 9)
  13. Press the entire shrug with the lining side up. Smooth fur side and you’re done! Wrap the ruffle behind your neck and then under your armpits and tie around your back.

If you love this and any of the other tutorials please comment & feel free to share pictures of your finished creations which I will post on this blog!!

These tutorials are for personal use only and not for resale, or commercial distribution. To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique  Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Peacock Feather Earring Tutorial

28 Sep

Want to score today’s hottest trend feather earrings on a budget? Make them yourself with this Peacock Feather Earrings Tutorial. These earrings are Bohemian Chic and are inspired by the 1970s. You can purchase all the supplies to make your earrings at your local craft store. Feeling inspired use whatever kind of feathers you like to make this project really unique!

Peacock Feather
Earrings Instructions:  Easy BUT requires
some patience

Makes 1 Peacock
Feather Earring (approximately 5 ½ ” long) or 15 cm

You will need:

1 Peacock Feather

1 French Hook for Earrings

4 beads (3 mm or smaller) of your color choice

2 crimp beads

26 Gauge Wire

Small Jewelry Pliers

Scissors

Directions:

  1. Gather all of your materials. (Fig 1.)
  2. Take the peacock feather and strip the feather
    off to up above the spots in the feather ( Fig 2.)
  3. Trim the top of the striped feather to 1 ¼” (3.5
    cm) (above the colored spots (Fig. 3)
  4. Cut a piece of wire to 1 ½” (4 cm) in length.
  5. Put a small loop in the end of the wire(Fig. 4)
  6. Insert stripped end of the feather through loop
    and gently wrap around feather once. (Fig. 5)
  7. Slide one crimp bead over wire and feather. (Fig.
    6)
  8. Flatten crimp bead with pliers to permanently
    close.
  9. Slide 4 beads over wire and feather (Fig. 7).
  10. Slide the last crimp bead on (Fig. 8).
  11. Bend wire and slide French hook onto the wire.
    (Fig. 9)
  12. Trim wire slightly.
  13. Then take end of wire and feed through the top
    crimp bead and green beads.
  14. Flatten top crimp bead and lightly shape loop
    (Fig. 10).
  15. Enjoy your earring or repeat steps 2 -14 to make
    into a pair.These tutorials are for personal use only and not for commercial use, sale, or distribution. To learn more about the author,  Boho-ista, and owner of sew chic boutique
    Cicely and see her creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr

Diy Romantic Lace Applique Shirt Kit

11 Jun

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- cream

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- black

Make it Yourself- DIY- Romantic Shirt Kit- with tutorial- black

Now you can make your own DIY Romantic Shirt with the latest kit from sew chic boutique. This shirt kit allows you to have the latest trend of laceand flower accented tank top or t-shirt for a fraction of the store price. This is a kit for an beginning (knows basic machine sewing) to advanced sewer.

This kit come in either black or cream. Included in each kit is one piece of 12″ x 11″ lace yoke, one 2 1/2″ across organza rhinestone beaded flower,  one 1 1/2″ across rhinestone silk flower, and step-by-step tutorial with pictures. This kit gives a quick spruce up to a plain shirt. The kit is available at: http://www.etsy.com/listing/75696172/make-it-yourself-diy-romantic-shirt-kit or http://www.etsy.com/listing/75696172/make-it-yourself-diy-romantic-shirt-kitin

More lace applique kits will be available Fall 2011!

Get Your Craft on with a new DIY Kit

30 May
Mini Clutch Purse Kit

Mini Clutch Purse Kit

What’s the thrill in making something handmade yourself? A sense of accomplishment, relaxation, or having something custom-made by you. Whatever the reason is it gives us a creative outlet. You are able to spend time doing something artistic and have a product in the end for your efforts.  I thought to myself how can I help people get their craft on? I am a seamstress and love to make clothing, hand bag,s and accessories. However, not everyone can sew their own bags. So in order to help people get their craft on sew chic boutique style there is a new kit just for you!

In the shop is a brand new Make it Yourself – DIY – Mini Clutch Purse kit. In this kit is a purse frame, shell, and tutorial for making a clutch just like the ones in the shop. You can provide your own fabric or purchase exclusive fabric designed by sew chic boutique. Best of all it’s a no sew project! If you can cut, glue, and fold then you can get your craft on like sew chic boutique.

I hope you’ll try some of the tutorials or a kit for fun. Most importantly get your craft on and give handmade a try for yourself! You just might like it!

Flowers for the Boho-fashionista

24 May

I think every Boho-Fashionista should have some romantic flower pins in her wardrobe. You can wear them on you hats, bags, sweaters, dresses, tank tops and even t-shirts!
Many are available to buy in the store at places like Charlotte Russe or any other accessory place. It is fun and inexpensive to make your own. I want to share some great tutorials to make your own.

Have fun making or buying your flower and get your
boho-fashion looks pretty and so bohemian chic!

Here are links to some fabulous tutorial for handmade flowers:
Felt Dahlia Flower: http://news.holidash.com//2010/04/23/mothers-day-corsage/
Chiffon embellished flower (my fave!):
http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2010/12/embellish-knit-month-day-30.html
Crocheted Flowers: http://www.measuredbytheheart.com/2011/03/spring-is-in-air.html 

Related Posts: Boho Crochet and Knit Projects http://sewchicboutiqueblog.com/2011/11/12/the-friday-find-diy-boho-crochet-and-knits/

To learn more about the author and Boho-fashionista Cicely and her
creations visit her shop at http://www.etsy.com/people/sewchicboutique?ref=si_pr