Project : Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Fiona Michelon

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Skill level
Beginner

Supplies needed:
– 1 x set of Fabric Tape in Afresh
– 1 x set of Fabric Stickers in Afresh
– 1 x Beige Twine
– 1 x Dailylike Lace DL06
– Fresh flowers
– Fabric napkins
– Small gift boxes
– Hole punch
– Metal napkin rings (optional)
– Pencil and Scissors

I love the idea of staying away from the traditional Christmas styles and just making a beautiful, homely entertaining space that feels really special for the festive season. With a combo of soft greens, fabric textures and fresh flowers you can make a space that still has a Christmas vibe, but will have your guests talking about your dinner party for years to come.

The trick is to choose just a few colours or patterns and stick with just those in a variety of applications. The end result will look really interesting but still uniformed thanks to the repeated colour scheme.

Mix a combo of fresh flowers and fake fabric leaves for a really pretty look.

Instructions:

Step 1
Sketch out some leaf shapes onto the back of your green fabric sticker and cut them out with scissors. For these green leaves, leave a tab shape that’s approx. 1cm at the bottom of the leaf. Repeat these steps with some extra leaves in the floral and grid pattern stickers too but just cut these with a rounded bottom. Punch a hole in the bottom of these coloured leaves.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 2
Use your Fabric Tape to decorate some plain linen napkins. Cut some mini triangles to decorate the bottom, and for others just apply a solid strip of tape across the bottom.
It can look really beautiful with mixed patterns in a similar colour scheme so have fun with it!

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 3
Now it’s time to put your napkin rings together. I tried two different styles:

– Style A
Cut some fresh flowers and tie them together with your twine leaving 15cm of twine either side of the knot. Use this twine to tie your napkin in the middle.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.
Tie a piece of lace around the twine too and finish with a simple knot.

– Style B
Place your metal napkin ring onto your napkin. Cut some fresh flowers and tuck them in behind the napkin ring.
Remove the backing area of the tab shape on your green leaves and stick these to place amongst your flowers.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 4
Use your remaining fabric stickers to decorate some mini gift boxes and use them as a favour box / place card.
The fabric stickers come with a brown paper backing which you can actually use to create little name tags. Punch a hole in the top and thread it on some twine along with your coloured leaves and tie it around your gift box.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

Step 5
Use the twine to tie a pretty bow around your cutlery too.

Christmas Napkin Rings & Placecards by Craft Hunter for Dailylike

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Project : Festive Wrap by Sam Dunne

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Christmas is my favourite time of year, the chance to gift wrap a whole lot of presents is like the icing on the cake for me.

I start by wrapping all of my presents in a neutral base paper (I have a weakness for brown paper) and then make a big pile of embellishments that way I can mix and match and try different layers and combinations. My favourite element of wrapping is texture and the mixture of paper and fabric is such a simple but effective contrast.

Here are a few tricks that I like to use to make my wrapping extra special.

Materials
Quarter Fabric Pack : Dear Linen
Fabric Sticker : Dear Linen – Grove
Cotton Ribbon : Leaf Line
Fabric Buttons : Wish Wish
Twine Bobbin : Beige

Fabric Ribbon
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaMake a small cut at the top of your fabric and then simply tear strips in a variety of widths to make your fabric ribbon.

Buttons
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaButtons are great way to add a pop of colour and some height to your wrap.

Fabric Sticker Rosette
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCut a 1.5 inch strip lengthways from the fabric sticker sheet.
Concertina fold the strip (you can pre mark even intervals on the back if you need).
Peel back the adhesive from just the last fold and attach it to the first concertina fold to create a ring.
Press the centre to create your rosette and affix with a little glue.
Attach a button to the centre.
Use your fabric and cotton ribbon to layer up and create tails for the rosette.
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

Herb Wreaths
Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike AustraliaCreate rings of herbs tied up with twine and embellish with a cute button.

There are so many wonderful combinations that you can create with just a few items. I hope this has inspired you for your Christmas wrapping this year.

Festive Wrap by Dunne with Style for Dailylike Australia

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Ice Cream Garland by Fiona Michelon

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Whip up a happy ice cream themed garland and matching cocktail stirrers for your next party with just a few basic supplies. I especially love the textured finish of these fabric stickers, it adds that extra special element that paper can’t give.

Cute motifs like ice creams, popsicles and sprinkles are really on trend at the moment, which is great news for us adults as it means we can now enjoy a bit of cuteness all to ourselves! Of course it’s also a perfect theme for kids parties and you could substitute the cocktail stirrers for little cupcake toppers – everyone’s a winner!

dailylike craft hunter diy icecream garland

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials:
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Sugar
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Macaron
1 x Fabric Sticker in Ice Cream – Cone
1 x Masking Stickers in Ice Cream
1 x Fabric Tape in Stripe – Beige
1 x Twine in Beige
Skewer sticks
Scissors
Pencil
Hole punch
Piece of plain paper

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On the piece of plain paper, sketch out your ice cream design and cut out the individual pieces.

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Use this as your template to trace onto the back of your fabric stickers then cut them out. (Don’t forget to trace your design in reverse so that it is the right way when you turn it around!)

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The fabric stickers come with a piece of white cardboard in the packet which you can use as a backing for your garland (love that – hoorah for using leftovers!) Place your cut fabric stickers onto the cardboard and then cut around them.

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I chose to just go one-sided as they’ll be hung against a wall but you could definitely do both sides if you wanted it hung across a room.

For the popsicles I used the Stripe Beige fabric tape for the little sticks.

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Punch two holes in the top of each ice cream, about 1cm apart then just thread your twine through them all. Remember to leave enough twine either side for hanging! Secure on the back with a bit of the fabric tape.

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For the cocktail stirrers (or cupcake toppers if making for kiddies!), simply pop a few of the sticker dots onto some skewer sticks. Put them on either side of the stick so they form a little double-sided sticker. Use the left over dots to decorate your glasses or coasters.

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Fiona Michelon of Craft Hunter.

Q & A with our newest addition – Fiona Michelon

If you’ve been following us on Instagram, you would have heard that we’ve got a special addition to our already fabulous Dailylike Design Team! We are super excited to be welcoming Fiona Michelon from Craft Hunter to our little family.

Fiona Michelon - Craft Hunter

Her project style – beautiful, yet simple and achievable. We love it and we’re itching to see what she brings us for her her very first project. Can’t wait that long? Make sure you check out Fiona’s blog for (in her words) lots of happy DIY ideas and creative inspo. There’s lot of goodness already waiting to be made.

Craft Hunter - Dailylike Design Team Member

And finally – in true new-design-team-member style, we got busy interviewing Fiona so we could bring you all the goss on our latest addition.  Read on as Fiona gives us some insight into what lead her down the creative path and what’s in store for the creative playground that is Craft Hunter.

What is your favourite part about crafting?
Shopping for supplies! I love finding new boutique paper stores or spending hours in Spotlight buying supplies I may never use. It’s also the downtime that crafting provides that I love. By day I’m also the director of PR site Press Loft which keeps me nice and busy so crafting is a chance to step away from the computers and phones and get creative with my hands. Making stuff soothes the soul (unless it’s a DIY which requires power tools, then it’s just down-right exhilarating!)

What is your first or favourite childhood memory of getting crafty?
I was always a creative kid and had a crack at things like cross stitch and knitting here and there (much to my Nanna’s excitement) but, just like now days, it was always the quick and easy projects that I enjoyed the most – like painting up a plaster statue or making collages for my school book covers. I always loved decorating and re-arranging my room too – I’m pretty sure we painted my bedroom at least 3 times before I was 12 including a delightful shade of dark aqua blue (my poor parents)

How would you describe your crafting style?
I’m definitely drawn to modern, trend-led designs, usually with lots of happy colour and geometric shapes. I especially love making things for my own home lately, or decorations for parties. I’m all about simple DIY projects that anyone can achieve, whether they consider themselves to be crafty or not.

Where would we likely find you in your downtime?
Trawling through op shops or markets, brunching by the water, taking photos or going for long drives with my lover to escape the city noise.

What is your most inspiring quote?
Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn then always be a unicorn.

What’s next? Any exciting plans in the pipeline for 2014 and beyond?
Who knows! Since starting my blog just late last year it’s been a bit of a crazy whirlwind full of amazing creative opportunities. I hope to continue contributing for a few magazines, grow Craft Hunter, hone my photography skills and just see where this happy journey takes me. I recently moved out with my boyfriend too so I’m really excited to decorate our new apartment with handmade and up-cycled pieces.

Want more Craft Hunter action?  Follow Fiona’s creative adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Project : Wrap It by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Receiving a well wrapped gift is (to me!) a gift in itself – give me gorgeous gift wrap and I’d be quite happy with an empty box!! Good looking gifts don’t have to be put in the ‘too hard’ basket though, with a few quick embellishments and my top tips you’ll have the art of gorgeous gifts all wrapped up.

My top tips for simple yet gorgeous gift wrap:

1. Colour combinations : Keep it simple
2. Prints : Mix them up
3. Texture : Is a must

The great news is that Dailylike has done all of the hard work for you in sticking to my top tips. Shop their ‘stories’ across products and you’ve got co-ordinated colour combinations and prints across a range of textures and elements.

Dailylike Gift Wrapping by Dunne with Style

Skill Level
Beginner

Materials
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Daily Gray
Dailylike Wrapping Paper – Winter Forest
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Deep Yellow
Dailylike Twine Bobbin – Gray
Dailylike Fabric Buttons – Petit

Embellish It

:: Paper tassels ::
Dailylike Paper Tassels

Cut a piece of paper double the width you want your finished tassel length:
Small tassel 3 inches x 4 inches
Large tassel 4 inches x 6 inches

Fold your paper in half.  Using scissors or a blade, cut at regular intervals leaving approx. ¼ inch uncut at the top (where the folded edge is).  Roll up your tassel and secure the end with double sided tape.

Dailylike Paper Tassels

Give it as much or as little ‘fluffing up’ as you desire.

:: Twine Poms ::
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Use the twine pom tutorial from my Dailylike Easter project and add a few twigs for stems to create a bundle of pom blooms to your gifts.

:: Twine Tassels ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished tassel length.  The more you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.  I used the width of my 3 fingers and wrapped around 50 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the top off with a second piece of twine.  Take another piece of twine and wrap around the bundle about ¼ inch from the top.

Cut the bottom of the loops and trim as desired.

Dailylike Gift Wrap Twine Tassels Tutorial:: Twine Bundles ::
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Wrap your twine around something the width of your desired finished bundle.  I used the width of my 2 fingers and wrapped around 15 times.

Slide your bundle off and tie the centre with a second piece of twine.

Affix button to the bundle centre with a piece of twine.  Gently pull the loops open and around the button.

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:: Buttons ::
Dailylike Gift Wrap Fabric ButtonsA few buttons and twine are the quickest cutest fool-proof embellishment, thread through and ta-dah!

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Dolly Pincushion by Magdalena Franco

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion by The Craft Revival

Sewing definitely seems to be making a come-back at the moment, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to bring you this handy sewing tool DIY.  Design Team member Magdalena has definitely stepped things up in regards to the humble pin cushion – transforming the functional but sometimes boring sewing aid into this little delight.  You won’t want to hide this one in the sewing cupboard!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Supplies Required
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Leaves
1 x Dailylike Fabric Sticker – Alley
Template
Embroidery needle
Embroidery thread in various colours
Hobby fill (stuffing)
Felt (A6 piece for base of pin cushion)
Scissors
Rice

Instructions

Print and cut out the template pieces.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 1

Pin your template pieces to your chosen fabrics and cut them out. The base of the pincushion is to be cut from felt.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 2

Place the hair fabric piece onto the face fabric piece, pin in place and stitch around the hairline using a sewing machine or by hand-sewing.

Use the facial feature markings on the template as a guide to embroider onto your fabric face using embroidery thread to backstitch and long stitch. Cut two small circles from the fabric sticker and attach to the face to create rosy cheeks, or you can embroider some cheeks on instead.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 3

Lay your body piece over the bottom of the neck, pin in place and stitch around the collar leaving the raw cut edge of the doll’s clothes visible. Repeat with back of head and body.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 4

Sandwich your front and back doll pieces (head and body stitched together) with right sides facing each other. Pin and stitch around the edges leaving the bottom edge unstitched.

Snip all around the edges being careful not to cut through any stitched lines. Turn right side out and use hobby fill to stuff the head and neck.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 5

Hand-stitch a running stitch around the outside of the circle and gently pull the thread to gather the circle into a dome shape. Insert some stuffing and pull the dome shape closed. Repeat with second circle to create two buns for your doll’s hair

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 6

Use a ladder stitch to attach the buns to each side of the dolls head making sure placement of buns is symmetrical. Add some hair ties by wrapping some embroidery thread (in a contrasting colour) around the base of the buns.

Insert more stuffing through the base of the doll’s body and hand stitch the felt piece onto the bottom of the fabric body using ladder stitch. Before closing the gap, insert some rice between the stuffing and felt to give the bottom of the pincushion some weight and stop it from tumbling over.

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 7

Stick your pins into the buns and create a “necklace” by inserting pins around the dress collar

Dailylike Dolly Pin Cushion - Step 8

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Magdalena Franco of The Craft Revival.

Project : Patchwork Pocket Apron by Lisa Tilse

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Have you heard that aprons are back on trend? Make something that’s pretty and practical and in keeping with the ever-popular retro revival. This apron would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift, or a lovely present for a friend. Give it on it’s own or together with a handmade ceramic coffee cup or a cookbook. You can’t go wrong with handmade.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Skill Level
Intermediate

You’ll Need
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Beach
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Sometimes
1 x Bias Tape Bobbin – My Buddy
Rotary cutter
Fabric scissors
Self healing cutting mat
Fabric ruler
White thread
Sewing machine
Pins
Iron

Dailylike Apron with Pocket Materials

Instructions

Press all the fabric pieces and trim the edges slightly if necessary to make them square.

Set aside the lime green and linen fabrics – these won’t be cut and will be used for the front and inside of the apron.

:: Patchwork Pocket ::

Take the remaining four fabric pieces and cut a strip from each that measures 20cm tall x the full width (long side). Set aside the other pieces of fabric.

From the 20cm tall strips cut the following:
Blue floral – 2 strips. 20cm x 10cm, and 20cm x 5cm
Blue raindrop – 2 strips. 20cm x 10cm, and 20cm x 7cm
Orange with white circles – 3 strips. 20cm x 10cm, 20cm x 7cm and 20cm x 5cm
White with orange dots – 3 strips. 20cm x 7cm and two strips 20cm x 5cm

Lay the strips out in order to match the photo. With right sides together, piece them together using a quarter inch seam allowance. Press the seams flat and all in the same direction.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 1

Turn the pocket over and press the other side.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 2

Take the piece of white fabric you set aside and trim it so it’s 20cm tall x the full width. This is the pocket lining. Place the pocket lining right sides together with the patchwork pocket and sew them together with a quarter inch seam allowance. Open out and press the seam to one side.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 3

Now fold the piece in half along the seam with the right sides facing out, and press along the folded edge. Make sure the top raw edges of the patchwork pocket and the pocket lining align. If they don’t, trim them so they align and are straight.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 4

Cut a piece of bias tape that is a couple of centimeters longer than the top of the patchwork pocket. Lay the bias tape and pocket down and starting at one end, open the tape up and place the top raw edges of the pocket and lining inside the fold. The top of the pocket should sit along the fold of the tape. Work your way along the tape, opening up a bit at a time and sliding the pocket in. Pin the tape and pocket together as you go.

Sew the pocket and tape together close to the bottom edge of the tape.

Set the pocket aside.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 5 :: Apron ::

Take the piece of orange fabric you set aside and cut a strip 10cm tall x the full width. With right sides together sew it to the long side of the linen fabric using a quarter inch seam allowance. Now sew the piece of lime green fabric to the opposite side of the orange strip (as shown). Press the seams flat.

Fold the whole piece in half, bringing the lime and linen fabrics to meet at the top. The orange strip will be folded along the centre and will form the bottom hem of the apron. Press the fold.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 6

Trim the sides of the apron if necessary.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 7

With the right side of the apron facing up, place the patchwork pocket on top. The bottom of the pocket should be 11cm from the apron hem. Pin in place.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 8

Sew the bottom of the pocket to the apron, a few millimetres in from the pocket edge.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 9

Baste both sides of the pocket to the apron by sewing a few millimetres in from the edge. Trim off any excess fabric on the sides of the pocket.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 10

Now we are going to divide the large pocket into three sections. Counting in from the left hand side of the pocket, ‘stitch in the ditch’ between strips 3 and 4, and between strips 7 and 8. This means that you position the sewing machine needle so that it stitches exactly along the join of the strips and the stitches won’t be visible.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 11

There will now be three smaller pockets.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 12

Cut two lengths of bias tape that are a couple of centimetres longer than the sides of the apron.

Open out one end of one piece of tape and fold in the raw edge. Align the folded edge with the bottom hem of the apron. Pin the tape in place along the side of the apron in the same way as on the pocket. Sew together.

Repeat with the remaining piece of tape on the other side of the apron.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 13

Fold four half centimetre pleats along the waistband and pin in place. The pleats are 10.5cm and 19.5cm from the left edge of the apron, and the remaining two are the same distance in from the right hand edge of the apron.

Baste along the top of the apron and set it aside.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 14 :: Waistband and Ties ::

Take the piece of blue floral fabric you set aside and cut two strips 12cm x the full width of the fabric.

Take the piece of blue raindrop fabric you set aside and cut a strip 12cm x the full width of the fabric.

Join the raindrop fabric between the two pieces of floral fabric to form a long strip (as shown). To sew together place right sides together and use a quarter inch seam allowance.

Fold the top and bottom edges of the strip over by 1.5cm and press.

Fold the strip in half lengthways and press.

Open one end of the strip and fold each corner in on a diagonal (as shown). Fold the strip over again to from a pointed end and pin in place. Repeat on the other end of the strip.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 15

Lay the waistband strip out and open the centre raindrop section. Place the apron, right side up, so the top raw edge is centred on the raindrop fabric and overlaps it by about 1cm. Pin in place.

Baste the top of the apron to the raindrop waistband. Remove the pins.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 16

Fold the waistband down over the apron to enclose the raw edge and pin it in place. The floral apron ties should still be folded in half. Pin the folded ties and starting at one end, sew along the bottom of the entire length of the ties and waistband stip. Your stitching should be about 4mm or an eighth of an inch in from the edge.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket - Step 17

Press the apron and admire your sewing skills.

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

Dailylike Apron with Pocket by The Red Thread

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Lisa Tilse of The Red Thread.

Project : Surprise Snailmail Garland by Rin Dawson

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland by Papered Thoughts

We all know how wonderful it is opening up your mailbox only to discover a pretty little package waiting just for you! But here’s something even better.  Mail that you can put up on the wall – yes please! Create this lovely little garland for Mum, pop it in a mailing tube and you have a little surprise “I Love You!” reminder for her wall.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials
1x Collecting Paper – Childhood
1x Masking Tape – Murmur
1x Mailing Tube
1x Sheet Kraft Cardboard
1x Bobbin of Twine
Scissors
Double Sided Tape
Pen

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Instructions

Using the double sided tape stick some small square cuts of the patterned paper to the kraft cardboard. I used a few of my most favourite designs – but there are 16 in each paper pack to choose from!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 1

Write out your message on the reverse side of the patterned paper. Make sure you write it as a mirror image! Otherwise it’ll turn out back to front!  I went with a very simple “I Love You Mum” but you can get as creative as you want!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 2

After all your letters are cut out – line them up and use the washi tape to attach the twine to the letters, creating a hanging garland.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 3

Add some washi flags for an extra loveliness by folding a piece of washi tape over the twine and trimming the ends.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 4

Take a moment to admire your fantastical “I love you” garland up on the wall before we create the mailing tube to house it through the post!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 5

Take your mailing tube (I upcycled one that was sent to me) and use the double sided tape to adhere a sheet of the patterned paper to cover it. Use the Washi tape to cover each end of the tube (it’ll make it look a little more professional).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 6

Attach the twine to the end of the mailing tube lid by poking a small hole with the scissors and AFTER threading the twine through the WHOLE tube thread it through the lid of the tube and tie and knot (this will ensure when they pull open the tube it doesn’t fall all the way out).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 7

Attach the other end of the twine to the other lid of the mailing tube using the same method. Now when they open the tube the garland will pop out all untangled!

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Finally all you need to do it create a sweet mailing label.  Use the Kraft Paper and frame it with a different patterned paper! Oh and don’t forget a little “Open this end” sticker!

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.

Project : Zip Pouch with Frill by Sam Dunne

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill by Dunne with Style

There’s nothing more thoughtful than a handmade gift, so surprise your Mum this Mothers Day with a gift that is a step up from the days of making her paper chains and finger painted cards. This zip pouch is the perfect protector for an ipad, notebook and pen or even a travel make-up kit.  It is even keeping the contents of my Mary-Poppins-like handbag organised. Customise it to suit your Mum by choosing fabric that she’ll love from the huge Dailylike range.

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums, and if your babies are a bit too little to whip you one up for Mothers Day (as mine are!) steal a few moments of the day and make one for yourself, you deserve it!

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials
1 x Dailylike Quarter Pack – Wedding
1 x Dailylike Bias Tape Bobbin – Wedding
1 x Dress Zip 25cm

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill Materials

Prepare
Before you start sewing, cut your fabrics to the following sizes:
2 x pieces 29 x 23cm from print 1 (back and front of pouch)
2 x pieces 29 x 23cm from print 2 (lining)
1 x piece 55 x 12cm from print 3 (frill)

Instructions

Select one piece of fabric (print 1) and place facing up.  This will be your pouch front.  Lay the zip face down along the top edge of the front piece as per photo.

Place one piece of lining (print 2)  face down on top and pin together along the top edge.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 1

Sew along top edge as close to zip as possible.  If you have a zipper foot for your sewing machine, use it here, as it will allow you to sew closer to your zip.

Fold back lining, so that the front and lining are now back to back on one side of the zipper.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 2

Place your second piece of print 1 fabric face-up.  This will become the back-side of your pouch.  Lay the zip face down along the top edge of the back piece

Place the second piece of lining (print 2)  face down on top and pin together along the top edge.

Sew along top edge as close to zip as possible.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 3

Open up so that the front and lining are back to back on one side, and the back and lining are back to back on the other side of the zip.

Press with an iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 4

Sew 1/8” in from the zip along both sides.  This will attach the front and back to its respective lining.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 5

To make your frill, fold your piece of fabric (print 3)  in half along the long edge with right sides together.

Sew along the short edges.  Open up and press with an iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 6

Sew along the top (open) edge of the frill.  Increase your stitch length to 5.5, and sew a second line of stitching approximately 1/8” underneath the first line.  Make sure you do not knot/stop the thread at the start or finish of these rows otherwise your frill won’t gather!

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 7

Pick up the top threads only at one end and pull to create a gather. Gather enough so that the finished frill is 25cm long.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 8

Cut a piece of bias 31cm long.  Open up and lightly press.  Pin it to the front piece only (not the lining!), approximately 5cm below the zip.

Pin the frill so the top edge aligns with the centre of the bias.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 9

Sew along the frill.  Fold over the top of the bias and press with iron.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 10

Sew along the bias. I used a zigzag stitch reducing the width and length to 1 at the base of the bias, but you could use a straight stitch it you prefer.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 11

Open up the zip and lay flat so that the 2 pieces of lining are face-to-face and the front and back are face-to-face on the other side of the zip.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 12

Sew around all four edges leaving an opening of about 2” at the bottom of the lining side. Use the zipper start and end (where it opens and closes) as the guide for your seam allowance – it will be approximately ¾”.

Trim corners and any excess fabric in the seam allowance.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 13

Turn inside out through the opening in the lining.  Fold the seams in in the opening, press with iron and sew across the opening.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 14

Tuck the lining back into the pouch.

Dailylike Zip Pouch with Frill - Step 15

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Sam Dunne of Dunne with Style.

Project : Rosettes 3 Ways by Magdalena Franco

dailylike fabric rosettes tutorial by The Craft Revival

Rosettes.  We’ve all seen them before, but lets face it – they’re pretty darn cute.  So this got us thinking, why let the kids have all the fun?  Let’s shower our beautiful mothers will rosette love! The very talented Magdalena from The Craft Revival has created these extra lovely Mother’s Day inspired twists on the humble rosette that we know you are going to love.

Skill Level
Intermediate

You’ll Need
1 x Fabric Sticker – First Love
1 x Fabric Sticker – Red Ribbon
1 x Twine Bobbin – Deep Yellow
Cardboard (either poster board or empty cereal boxes)
Circle template (if you don’t have one, trace around a small glass or something similar)
Sheet of baking paper
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Ruler
Pencil
Scoring tool or blunt pointed object (a ballpoint pen with no ink works well)
Scrapbooking embellishments
Felt
Alphabet stickers

dailylike fabric rosettes the craft revival tutorial supplies

Instructions

:: Basic Rosette ::
1.  On the back of a sheet of fabric sticker paper, rule two parallel lines across the longest side of the paper.  Use your ruler to guide your spacing.

2.  Now use your ruler to mark out 1cm marks across the top and bottom of the ruled sections.  Using your scorer or a blunt object, score lines between the 1cm marks which you made.

3.  Cut along the lines and you’ll be left with two long strips of fabric stickers with score marks along the entire length.

4.  Starting at one end, start concertina-folding along the score marks (think mountains and valleys).

dailylike fabric rosettes the craft revival tutorial step1-4

5.  Un-peel the end of one concertina strip and attach it to the second strip.

6.  Ensure that your valleys and mountains aren’t compromised and flow consistently – this might mean having to trim back to the next score line.

7.  Repeat with the remaining loose ends and you will be left with a zig-zag circle.  Flip the fabric side to the inside of the circle, so that the backing is on the outside.  It will make it easier to work with.

8.  Lay down a piece of baking paper on your work surface.  Gently gather the top of your circle and slowly lower it down into the centre.  This can be a little fiddly, so you’ll need to play around with it until it behaves.

9.  Whilst holding the rosette flat, gently bring the outside in so that you close the centre.  There will be a little gap in the centre, but that’s fine.

10.  With one hand holding the rosette together on your baking paper, carefully pipe some hot glue into the centre, pop your glue gun aside and use both hands to push the rosette together into the hot glue in the centre.   Hold it there for about a minute until the glue sets.

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11.  Attach a square of fabric onto a piece of cardboard and on the reverse of the cardboard, trace a circle onto it.  The circle should be smaller than your rosette, but large enough to act as a surface to embellish onto.  Attach your fabric covered circle to the front of your rosette using hot glue.

12.  Trace another circle onto a plain piece of cardboard.  Cut out and attach to the back of your rosette using hot glue.  This will provide more stability to your rosette and provide a surface to attach a brooch-back to make a pin or some twine for a hanging rosette.  Your rosette base is complete.

Variations

dailylike fabric rosette pin by The Craft Revival PIN

:: Rosette Pin ::

Embellish your fabric covered circle with stickers and scrapbooking embellishments and attach some lace trim close to the outside on the reverse before you attach your rosette.  Glue a brooch-back to the reverse, making sure you pay attention to placement so that your brooch won’t accidentally be upside down!

dailylike fabric rosette gift topper by The Craft Revival

:: Rosette Gift Topper ::

Cut a heart shape out of some felt and attach it to the front of the rosette centre with some hot glue.  Attach some foam alphabet stickers to spell out ‘MUM’.  Attach your rosette to a gift box using hot glue and place additional fabric sticker strips to create a faux ribbon on top of the box.

dailylike fabric rosette prize by The Craft Revival

:: Rosette Prize ::

Embellish the front of your rosette with a circle of felt and a 3D alpha letter.  Cut two strips out of contrasting fabric sticker 3-4cm wide and about 10cm long.  Cut a triangle out of each end to create a ribbon look.  Attach the ‘ribbons’ to the front of the cardboard circle.  Cut a length of twine, fold in half and tie a knot in the loose ends.  Attach it to the opposite end to the ribbons with some hot glue.  Attach the entire circle with ribbons and twine loop to the back of your rosette.  Now it’s ready to hang.

This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Magdalena Franco of The Craft Revival.