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home decoration

Handcraft by Grip on Instagram

Handcraft by Grip is on Instagram, check out the latest projects made by Maria Grip on #handcraftbygrip.


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gift scrapbook

Give away money in a cute way

Give away money in a cute way by making a small paper book. Beats handing over just an envelope!

ge-bort-pengar-bok-pyssel Make a book of money

  • Cut out a rectangle of hard paper to use as the booklet
  • Cut out a rectangle of decorative light weight paper to use inside the book
  • Fold the hard paper on two places, marking the binding
  • Glue on the decorative paper on the inside, fold it like the hard paper, let dry
  • Cut out a piece of small piece of thin paper to use as back of the binding
  • Fold the money, wrap a ribbon one lap around the stack then draw the ribbon around to the outside of the back cover and tie the endings together.

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fabric gift home decoration tutorial

Pennant Banner for a child

Make a Pennant Banner for a child to decorate the crib or room.
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Make a pennant banner

  • Cut out the pieces of fabric
  • Pin the pieces together, right sides towards each other
  • Sew the pieces together, leave an opening
  • Turn them right and iron flat
  • Pin onto the ribbon (bias tape) and sew, make sure the endings of the ribbon are sewn when fisnishing

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fabric gift toy tutorial

Make baby toy cube

Make baby toy cube, they are perfect to give away to newborns or small children.  With a bells inside they make a soft sound.

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Make Baby Toy Cube

It is easy to do a baby toy cube, cut out 6 square pieces of fabric of the same size. Add a couple of ribbons. Sew them togehter, one end at the time. I leave a hole in the bottom to fill the cube up with polyfill and the bell. Then stitch the hole and you’re done!

Fabrics for the cube

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Baby toy cube and bells


Ribbons

Stuffed baby toy cube.

Stuffed baby toy cube

Baby toy cube

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fabric tutorial

Make a purse

Make a purse to carry inside other handbags, to keep track of keys and other small items. This simplifies my everday life.

All you need is a few pieces of fabric, ribbons, lace and a zipper. The blue and flowered piece is from Laura Ashley. The rest from local dealers.

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Attaching the zipper is the hardest part, especially if you don’t have the right gear.

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One side of the bag, almost done!

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Bottom of the purse.

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See the tutorial of Make fabric bag with zipper for details.

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home decoration

Ladder as storage

Ladder as storage of shoes. It is a quick fix. This old wood ladder was found in an attic, it got repainted it before taking place towards a white wall. Place your pumps!

Here a ladder is staged with a re-make of the Ikea painting of Audrey Hepburn.trastege-forvaring-by-grip

 

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fabric gift pattern

Mobile case of fabric

A mobile case of fabric might be easy to do, I made this last night, took maybe just an hour because I skipped making lining which is recommended.

Make mobile case of fabric

Cut two pieces of the same size, one piece half the size for a pocket and a small piece for the enclosement. Zig zag around all the sides of the pieces.

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Fold in the side that is supposed to be the opening of the pocket and stitch.

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Pin the three pieces together. Make sure to place the pocket correctly. Stitch together.

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Stitch the smallest piece together with inside out, along the longer sides. Turn it right. Pin onto the back of the case and stitch after opening of the case has been folded and stitched.

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Stitch on velcro on the inside of the small piece and onto the front of the case. Just measure by closing the case and then stitch it on.

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fabric pattern tutorial

Make fabric bag with zipper

Make a fabric bag with zipper, since I am a beginner to using zippers in my projects I made this tutorial. Good for real amateurs like me. 🙂

The fabric I used comes from IKEA, it is old and served as a try out.

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Make fabric bag with zipper

Plan if  you are going to make a simple bag or one with lining.

Cut out two pices of fabric, one piece each for the bags front and back. I measured the fabrics short ends after the zippers length.

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I usually zig zag along all sides of the fabric. Then place the fabrics towards each others right sides and stitch together on all ends except the opening.

Place the both fabrics onto the zippers one side. The lining on the backside and the front fabric on the zippers right side. Stitch on.

Later stitch on the other end of the lining fabric onto the zippers other side.

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After putting on the linings two pices on the zippers backside, and one side of the exterior fabric on the front side of the zipper, you can sew the sides and bottom of the bag/bags.

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Almost all set, check out how the inside of the bag looks.

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Turn the bag right, while the last side of the exterior fabric is still loose.

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Put the last remaining side on the outer side of the zipper. Stitch on and your fabric bag is done!

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crochet gift granny squares

Crochet baby blanket

Crochet a baby blanket in small and cute granny squares. It can be used in a baby trolley as well as in bed. I’ve used organically colored cotton yarn, colors yellow, beige, pink, blue and brown from M&K (in Sweden).

Worked out the pattern by placing out all the squares meanwhile working. I rarely follow any pattern som this as well as my other items is one of a kind.

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Stich the squares together using the hook and finished the sides with three rowes of sc’s.

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To make it extra soft and warm keeping I sew on a piece of cotton fabric on the uglier side. The blanket is washable in machine.
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crafts gift scrapbook

Craft your own Birthday cards

Craft your own Birthday cards, I often do this to send or give to friends and family on thei anniverseries.

Get inspired!


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scrapbook

Scrapbook photos

I recently scrapbooked a small photo album using a package from Creative Club (in Sweden). They offer members of their club to recieve scrap material monthly, included is also an inspiration flyer to get you started.

Here is a kit for making a small photo album, scrapbooking paper and decorative items.


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fabric

Renew pillowcases

Want to get that hotel feeling in your bedroom? It is easy made with some ribbons.

Re-new a couple of pillow cases with ribbons on a sewing machine

  • Cheap cotton pillow cases can be found at Ikea.
  • Cut out a peice of ribbon and place out on the pillow case. Pin the ribbon when you shape it as a square.
  • Sew the ribbon on to the case.
  • Voila! A brend new fresch pillow case.