Monday, November 28, 2011

Fabric Strip Tutu Tutorial

Okay, I know we have all seen this tutu on Pinterest:

I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it, but was sad that the link took me to Etsy instead of a tutorial.
I wanted to make my own version of the skirt, so I thought it would be a perfect Christmas dance costume idea!  We always keep our Christmas dance costumes simple, so handmade costumes are perfect!  I have 9 5th and 6th grade girls in my class that I teach, but this tutorial can be adjusted for any age and size.

3 yards of fabric total
Pinking Shears
Ruler / Measuring Tape
Sewing Machine

Step 1: Begin by prewashing and ironing your fabric.  Below are my nine coordinating fabrics.  I love these because they are different colors but they still go together.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Amy Giggles Designs!

I hope you have a great day filled with family, friends, and lots of food!  Whether you are watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or some football, I hope you find time to enjoy the holiday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Bunting Tutorial

Happy Birthday Bunting Tutorial 

Recently I was asked to make this banner for a special little boy turning one, so I thought that I would create my first tutorial with it.  This Happy Birthday banner was created as two pieces, but the tutorial could easily be customized with any saying and size.

Fabric for triangles: one yard total
Fabric for circles: 1/4" yard
Fabric for letters: 1/4"yard
Matching Thread
Bias Tape
Fusible Interfacing
Scissors or Rotary Cutter

For this bunting, there are four different fabrics used in the triangles.  We got a half of a yard of each triangle fabric.  The teal is used for the circles and we got a forth of a yard of it.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Blog

I am so excited to finally begin this craft blog!  Once I discovered how inspiring the online craft world is about a year ago, I knew I needed to be a part of it.  It has taken me a long time designing and preparing this blog so I am excited to be posting.  That's enough about's time to get my first tutorial ready.