Friday, August 30, 2013

DIY Friday: Necktie Glasses Case

DIY glasses case via tweenidy

Hi, my wonderful readers. Welcome to DIY Friday. 
Today we are going to make a glasses case out of old or thrift store neckties.

The supplies you are going to need are:
One necktie
A pair of  scissors
A needle and thread 
A sewing machine (optional)
 A button or Velcro
And a seam ripper 

These are the ties I bought.

First, you are going to need to cut the end of the tie off approximately 1 1/2 inches larger than your pair glasses.

Next, turn the tie inside out and rip the seam. Once you have done that remove the lining (the white part that you see pictured above).

Hand stitch the (green)edges together as shown below

Turn right side out and fold in the bottom about 1/2 to 1 inch and top stitch (I did mine with a sewing machine).

Once you have top stitched across the bottom choose your closure. I chose a button.  

Stitch the button on.

Make a button hole in the point of the tie... 

and your done.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and don't forget to try it yourself.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tip Tuesday: Where to get neckties for crafting

Hi, my wonderful readers. Welcome to Tip Tuesday.

   Today's tip answers the question: Where is the best place to get one of the supplies you are going to need for this weeks DIY? NECKTIES!

   The best place to get neckties is your local thrift store. I went there just the other day "treasure hunting", as my family calls it, and found some awesome ties for only 99 cents. What a deal! So if you want to be prepared for this weeks DIY then head to your local thrift store and pick some up. 

These are the  neckties I chose. 

     p.s. don't be afraid to do a little hunting for the best deal and the cutest tie. Also don't forget to check back for DIY Fridays. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Origami Stars Tutorial

Hi my wonderful readers. It's DIY Friday and today I have an origami star tutorial for you.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Let me know how yours turn out!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Welcome To Tween DIY!

Hi my wonderful readers. Today, we are going to be showing you a preview of some of the types projects I be showing you how to do here on Tween DIY.

Origami heart bookmark

polymer clay pandas
glasses case 

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