Pretty Quirky Pants http://www.prettyquirkypants.com DIY Projects Sun, 28 Jun 2020 11:38:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 29036395 How To: DIY Bias Tape / Trim – from a square http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2017/01/20/diy-bias-tape-trim-square/ Fri, 20 Jan 2017 01:00:38 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7318 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -How To: DIY Bias Tape / Trim – from a square

I have always wanted to make my own DIY bias tape, but the last time I tried, I completely failed and have avoided it like the plague until a recent project which required trim. The only difference between now and then, is that I now have a bias tape maker. It makes that last tedious bit […]

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DIY Felt Christmas Decorations http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/12/08/diy-felt-christmas-decorations/ Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:00:48 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7302 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -DIY Felt Christmas Decorations

With Christmas creeping around the corner I figured I should try and pretty up the apartment with some lights and Christmas decorations once again. I can also never put off the opportunity to DIY something so I figured this year I would do something in felt! Here I’ve shown how I’ve made felt baubles and […]

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DIY Masquerade Mask http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/12/07/diy-masquerade-mask/ Wed, 07 Dec 2016 01:00:17 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7287 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -DIY Masquerade Mask

One of my pole sisters had a masquerade themed party last weekend and so I figured I would DIY the masquerade mask! (unfortunately I was silly enough to leave it behind and went maskless to the party *facepalm* – but it shouldn’t go to waste!) So I documented most of the process. It’s really fairly […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 6. stem stitch http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/12/01/embroidery-6-stem-stitch/ Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:00:53 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7261 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 6. stem stitch

In this post you’re going to learn how to do the stem stitch. It is similar to the back stitch but has more overlap and therefore creates a twisting effect. If you’re interested in the other more basic stitches in this series have a look here: HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 1. prepping the hoop HOW […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 5. split stitch http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/11/30/embroidery-5-split-stitch/ Wed, 30 Nov 2016 01:00:32 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7253 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 5. split stitch

The split stitch looks a lot like a chain stitch, but thinner. If you missed out on previous posts in this series, here they are: HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 1. prepping the hoop HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 2. running stitch HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 3. back stitch HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 4. reverse chain stitch […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 4. reverse chain stitch http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/11/29/embroidery-4-reverse-chain-stitch/ Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:00:38 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7238 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 4. reverse chain stitch

The reverse chain stitch in embroidery looks pretty much the same as your regular chain stitch. But I find that this is an easier stitch to use when trying to achieve a neat finish on smaller pieces of work. I have not gone through the chain stitch itself because I pretty much never use it. […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 3. back stitch http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/11/24/embroidery-3-back-stitch/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 01:00:01 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7231 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 3. back stitch

Here is the third installment of the ‘learn how to: embroidery series’ which covers the back stitch. So lets get right into it! If you missed the first and second installments of this series, you can find those posts here: HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 1. prepping the hoop HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 2. running stitch […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 2. running stitch http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/11/23/embroidery-2-running-stitch/ Wed, 23 Nov 2016 01:00:55 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7218 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 2. running stitch

Here I will show you in pictures, the most basic of embroidery stitches. The running stitch! If you know how to sew by hand, you should know this stitch already and this will be a piece of cake! If you’re wondering how to set up your hoop, have a look at the first installment of […]

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HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 1. prepping the hoop http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/11/22/embroidery-1-prepping-embroidery-hoop/ Tue, 22 Nov 2016 01:00:18 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7215 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -HOW TO: EMBROIDERY – 1. prepping the hoop

I have been getting into the embroidery craze recently and I must say that it’s quite therapeutic. There are just so many ways you can create a piece of art and I love how with embroidery you can choose to be free-hand and super flexible about it or be precise and very detailed about your […]

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DIY Pillow Case http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/2016/08/28/diy-pillow-case/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:00:58 +0000 http://www.prettyquirkypants.com/?p=7183 New PQP Post at Pretty Quirky Pants - DIY Projects -DIY Pillow Case

I found some super adorbs fabrics in Spotlight when I was back in KL on vacay. When I spotted these lovely prints, I promptly made a bee line towards them . As  I stared adoringly at the kitties and trees, I knew I had to make SOMETHING using them! My first thought were cushion covers because of the perfectly […]

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