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How to Stencil a Bleached Ribcage Shirt – DiY Halloween Tutorial

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Greetings, ghosts and ghouls! Today’s project is this spooktacular bleached ribcage shirt which is perfect for the Halloween season… but also for everyday wear.

(In my humble opinion, one can never have too many articles of skeleton-inspired clothing in their wardrobe.)

This creepy skeleton shirt was a staple item in my shop for years, and now it’s your turn to make one of your own.

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How to Sew the Ladder Stitch – Hand Sewing Tutorial

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Good morning, class! Today lesson is on the infamous ladder stitch that I just can’t seem to stop mentioning in my other tutorials lately.

The ladder stitch is also called the slip stitch or the invisible stitch.

If you don’t have a lot of hand sewing experience, getting out the ol’ needle and thread can be a bit daunting. But I’ve got a few tips to make things a little easier for you!

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How To Make a Slouchy Hobo Bag – Sewing Tutorial with Free Pattern

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Today’s tutorial is for a nice roomy bag with a whole boatload of optional details that you can mix and match to suit your needs. Don’t want leather details? Skip it! Add a zipper pocket inside or a crossbody strap for extra functionality.

Two important notes before we get started: make sure you grab the free bag pattern here. And if you are adding leather/faux leather details, check out the tips I’ve posted here if you’ve never worked with this type of material before.

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Vintage Style Apron Pattern Instruction Guide

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Note: These instructions are for the printable PDF pattern available in my Etsy shop. I’ve split the instructions into 3 parts, and each part is accessible from the links below.

Scroll down for sizing, fabric requirements, and free add-ons available for this pattern!

Instructions

This cute vintage inspired apron is just the thing to make you a master of the kitchen! It has a full and flouncy circle skirt with a ruffled hem (perfect for twirling!), a sweetheart neckline, and adjustable halter straps and waist ties.

Let’s get sewing!

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How to Assemble a WhatTheCraft Printable PDF Pattern

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I remember being very intimidated the first time I bought a printable pattern. Printing and cutting and assembling all those pages sounded so daunting!

As it turned out, I actually enjoyed the process of assembling a printable pattern. It’s not much different than putting together a giant jigsaw puzzle, which I find kind of relaxing.

One of my favorite things about printable patterns is being able to print a new pattern for each size or variation, versus all the tracing and transferring you’d have to do with a standard commercial “all-in-one” pattern. So if a WhatTheCraft pattern is your first printable, have no fear!

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