Thursday, September 23, 2010

If the shoe fits tutorial

Here is the tutorial that I put together for my cute "If the shoe fits" witch legs!



Ok...I want to start out by saying that I really don't know what I am doing when it comes to sewing.  This is how I made it, but there are probably better ways out there.




You need:

4 pieces of black fabric {I used cotton} cut into a boot
2 pieces of colored fabric {mine is green} cut into 6 1/2 inches by 14 inches
12 1 inch x 6 1/2  strips of black knit to make the stripes

{not pictured...ribbon for hanging & stuffing to fill your legs & a little fun ribbon for the laces on the boots}




I pinned my 1 inch strips 1 inch apart on the green pieces.  Then I sewed the strips on using a zig zag stitch.



After the strips were sewn onto the green pieces...I cut each rectangle in half length wise.


I made sure to hem the raw edge of the top of the witch's boot.  Then I sewed one piece of the boot to one piece of the leg.  Now you will have 4 legs pieces.

{Now...I didn't take pictures....sorry!!!}

Pin your ribbon for hanging on the right side of one piece of the leg leaving it tucked down against the leg.  I cut my ribbon in half & just tied a bow to attach the two legs together.  Sew right sides together...leaving an opening to turn your leg right side out.  Do this to both legs.

Stuff each leg as full as you would like.  I just used the filling of an old pillow.  Sew up the opening.  I also used little strips of ribbon to make the laces on the boots.  I just hand sewed these on & then tied a little bow & hand sewed that on too.  Now you can hang up your cute witch legs.

On the wood sign...I just used an old sign that I had bought at the dollar store.  I painted it purple & then added the green dots with a round paint brush.  I wrote the words with a black sharpie!

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12 comments:

  1. Great job! Love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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  2. Those are the cutest and for a person who "says' that they can't sew....just fab! Joni

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  3. This are way too cute! I need a pair for my house because sometimes these shoes "fit" me. I will feature this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  4. Wow, this is so cute!! Great job!!

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  5. this is so great! I'd love to make it in a Wizard of Oz theme. (it's my favorite movie)

    Saw you mentioned on Someday Crafts :)

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  6. great job on the tutorial
    Helen

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  7. I always love a tutorial! Thanks for posting!

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  8. I love this idea! Thanx for sharing :)

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  9. Love it! I'm going to try to make some for my family!

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  10. This is so cute, I featured it on my blog if you want to check it out and grab a button.
    sassysanctuary.blogspot.com

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