The GoTo Knit Top Pattern

This is one of my favorite “go to” tops right now. I can use thin jersey fabrics for a dressier look, or upcycled old tees for a casual every day look.

I recommend a serger for knits but this can be sewn with a regular machine as well. Perfect for tweens and adults.  The instant download PDF pattern includes the basic style and tips for piecing.

Here’s one I made from an old t-shirt, some yardage and a few knit scraps:

The GoTo Knit Top Pattern via lilblueboo.com/shop

 

 

Here’s my friend Katherine in the top she made. I love the bright colors!

DIY Women's Knit Top Pattern via lilblueboo.com/shopPhoto credit Bebe Gear

 

My friend Olivia made a striped version. Love those boots! [Read more...]

DIY Sweatshirt Refashion

DIY Sweatshirt refashion tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

It’s so hard for me to find sweatshirts that fit exactly like I want them to……so I decided to make my own. I bought this oversized hooded sweatshirt in the men’s section at Marshall’s for $14.99 and remade it into a new fitted non-hooded sweatshirt. It was a super fast process so I’m on the lookout for more! [Read more...]

Packing Tape Image Transfers

How to make image transfers with packing tape via lilblueboo.com

I love image transfers.  It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them.  All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape.  You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner.  So take some photos to the copy machine or tear some pages out of your favorite magazine to get started.

 

How to transfer images (materials) via lilblueboo.com

First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: [Read more...]

DIY Reclaimed Wood American Flag

DIY American Flag Home Decor from Reclaimed Wood Pallet via liblueboo.com

 

Here’s another painting I did last weekend from reclaimed wood….a rustic American Flag for our outdoor living area. It took under 45 minutes to paint:

Flag Home Decor from Reclaimed Wood Pallet via liblueboo.com

 

The only labor intensive part was making the canvas from a reclaimed wood pallet. First, the pallet was dismantled and then the pieces were attached to two boards: [Read more...]

DIY Studded Jeans or Leggings

DIY Studded Jeans or Leggings Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I added a little flair to a pair of Boo’s black skinny jeans recently…..by adding metal studs down the sides and onto the back pockets.  Here are the basic supplies needed to add them to your own jeans or leggings:

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The Lil Journal Project | Day 14

The Lil Journal Project Day 14 (Family Tree) via lilblueboo.com

The Lil Journal Project Day 14 (Starting a Family Tree) via lilblueboo.com

How to Make Layered Transfer Applique

How to Make Layered Transfer Applique via lilblueboo.com

I made these cute little transfer appliques today:

Woodland Creatures Layered Transfer Applique via lilblueboo.com

 

I used graphics by Rebekah Ginda. [Read more...]

How to Make a DIY Custom Instagram iPad Cover

How to Make a Custom Instagram iPad Cover via lilblueboo.com

Boo and I made this iPad cover highlighting some of our favorite Instagram photos from the last year.  Wouldn’t this make a great holiday gift for family members? You can have custom iPad covers made for around $55 online but this one cost me around $20 to make.

I used this blank “transfer ready” iPad case: [Read more...]

Fun DIY Kids Clothing to Make For Fall

Fun Clothing to Make For Fall via lilblueboo.com

I rounded up a few of my favorite tutorials from that past that are fun for fall clothing!  Remember any of these? [Read more...]

DIY Suede Fringe Handbag

DIY Upcycled Suede Fringe Handbag Tutorial and Template via lilblueboo.com

I see so much suede at the thrift store….I have a few jackets, a skirt, a few pairs of pants….it’s all outdated and just waiting to be cut up and made into something amazing. Here’s my first suede remake project……an old pair of suede pants and a thrift store belt into a fringe handbag. It was actually a fairly easy project. The key is to not cut the fringe until the handbag is finished. If you can’t find suede at the store you can also check Etsy and Ebay for remnants. You can also use leather or microfiber. Here are the original pants:

Original Suede Pants via lilblueboo.com

And here is the finished bag: [Read more...]

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