Posts Tagged ‘DIY’

Saturday Dec. 12th and Sunday Dec. 13th 2009 12:00 PM – 6:00PM at the San Francisco County Fair Building Golden Gate Park, SF. $2.00 Per Adult ~ 12 & Under free, 50% of Admission Fees Go To Charity. For $5 and a bag of clothes you can enter Swap-O-Rama-Rama. D.I.Y. experts will help you cut, sew, print and personalize your up-cycled fashion finds! 50% of this year’s door fees will be donated to the Out of Site Center For Arts Education and Keep Turning Heads.


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It is pure craziness, but Charity from BluePrints brings you directions on how to make children’s way cool pants out of an adult’s long sleeve shirt. Stripped pants? Corduroy pants? Flannel pants? The possibilities are endless!

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• ½ yard 1” wide stretch sequined trim
• 1/8 yard ostrich feathers
• 1 large decorative rhinestone or appliqué
• Needle and thread


1. Sew the stretch trim end to end, overlapping ends slightly.

Flapper headband Step 1

2. Fold the feathers in half twice so that they form a shorter, thicker bundle.

Flapper headband Step 2Flapper headband Step 2.5

3. Sew the feathers together at the bottom, and tack them over the seam, covering it.

Flapper headband Step 3

4. Sew the decorative rhinestone or appliqué over the feather end & headband seam.

Flapper headband Step 4

5. Now you are well on the way to becoming the cat’s whiskers. Shimmy into a frock, pull up your silk stockings, get all dolled up, hussy on down to the Fairmont Hotel, and Bunny Hug the night away to the “Memphis Blues “.

Flapper headband Finished product

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Open Source Embroidery Show, Oct. 2 — Jan. 24, Museum of Craft and Folk Art, SF, CA, The Open Source Embroidery exhibition presents artworks that use embroidery, thread, and code as a tool for participatory production and distribution. Open Source Embroidery includes workshops and exhibitions that investigate how the open source software development model has been incorporated into the language of cultural participation. This major exhibition brings together individual and collectively made artworks by artists, makers, computer programmers and html users that explore the relationship between craft and code through social and digital networks. The works experiment with interdisciplinary approaches to modifying patterns, the DIY culture of hacking and sampling in sound, GPS and mobile technologies.

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