NEW VIDEO: Stenciling T-shirts

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardYou’re gonna have this song stuck in your head, so I apologize in advance.
But it will be worth it. And….maybe you’ll need a couple of things besides love for a custom painted t-shirt project, but not many!

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd I love that fabric paint is available in soooo many colors and textures. Even glow-in-the-dark and metallic! You can keep it simple, or go crazy.
Mix as many colors as you want, get the exact shade you’re looking for.
Who’s the boss? YOU are.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardFreezer paper stencils are awesome at jazzing up a:
t-shirt
onesie
• tote bag
• zipper pouch
• throw pillow
diaper cover

Or about a bajillion other things. You can buy an inexpensive item at the store for you to paint, or you can make your own.
Either way, you’ll end up with a custom design!

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardAnd I have a F R E E template for you!
You can be twinsies with Casey and me. Haah!
Download it here.

Okay let’s paint. Hit the play button below and enjoy!

If you’re new around here, MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh and fun sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.

To watch other episodes–Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’re updated as soon as the episode goes live.

For all your fabric paint needs, head to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.

Have fun with your stenciling! And your Valentines’ Day. All you need is love.
And paint.
Aaaand maybe red shoes.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana WillardYes, definitely red shoes.

How to Paint a T-shirt using a Freezer Paper Stencil | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana Willard

NEW VIDEO: How to Sew a Lined Sequin Skirt

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with DanaWant to feel like a sewing wizard? That’s how I feel about learning new skills. And today we’re going to make you a wizard of fancy fabrics. SEQUINS. LACE. SATIN. Bring it all.

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with DanaHave you oooh’ed and aaah’ed over fabrics like this at the store, but you didn’t know what you’d do with them? It can feel intimidating. I mean, it’s not like you would make a pillowcase out of sequined fabric.

OK, you could. But there are far more comfortable fabrics to sleep on. Haah.

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with DanaAnswer: Make a skirt!
YES. And then you’ll be ready for your next party. Or you know, your next trip to the grocery store.
Because why not be fancy every day??

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana

The extra awesome part about this skirt…is that it’s LINED, so it’s the perfect project for those textured, lacy, eyelet, or sheer fabrics. Now you know what to do with them! And, you can get extra wizardly and add a sash/tie around the waist (like the pink skirt above). Just follow this tutorial here.

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with DanaOkay let’s sew. Hit the play button below and enjoy!

If you’re new around here, MADE EVERYDAY with Dana is a fresh and fun sewing show, where we create everyday items you will love and use.

To watch other episodes–Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you’re updated as soon as the episode goes live.

For all your fancy fabric needs, head to your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft store.

How to sew a lined skirt from sequin (or other fancy!) fabrics | video tutorial from MADE Everyday with Dana

 

Wrap it Up!

Just a few more days till Christmas!
I hope you’re wrapping up the shopping, the making, the baking, and gifting.
I’m 3/4 of the way done.  The goal is to NOT be doing any of that on Christmas Eve….at 11pm….which is what has happened in the past.  I’ve vowed to be better.

Resolution for 12/24: to be sitting on the couch at 10pm, watching something Christmas-y with Casey (which may or may not be Die Hardif Casey is choosing)

If you’re still wrapping gifts too, I thought I’d share a few more bins I made this week, to use as gift boxes!

This was a fun thing I discovered when designing the Hold It Bin PatternTHE box totally works for gifts!

YESSSS. And even better….you can use the box to hold a fancy gift, OR, the box can be the gift itself. Fill it with something simple, or just a note that says, “love you friend!”

The boxes are great for socks, and ties, goodies, books, staplers, slippers, art supplies, you name it.
And I’m tooootally digging these boxes in vinyl. Ahhhh. Mustard vinyl?!
I couldn’t stand it so I made one in rose gold too (Heart eyes. Heart eyes).
I’ll have to share the details of that one in another post.

Of course it’s fun to wrap your box in paper too.
This little one is for Clara…with some fuzzy slippers inside.
She’s kitty crazy.

Now toss your gifts inside, and tie a bow on it.

If you need a bow-tying refresher, here’s my go-to method.
PERFECT BOWS. EVERY TIME.
Hit the play button below and enjoy….

Happy early Christmas friends!

So if Santa brings you fabric…we’ve gotcha binned.