Free crochet cardigan pattern … Slightly adapted for the ‘catwalk’!

I am loving this technological world!!!

My free crochet baby cardigan pattern is proving to be exceptionally popular and I absolutely love hearing from everyone that uses it!

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Thank you so much everyone for all of the positive feedback!

Well, tonight I decided to adapt the sizing of the pattern …

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Fu is such a poser! She absolutely loves it! I couldn’t take it off her, and when I did finally manage to … She sat there pawing at the tiny cardigan as if asking me to put it back on, the rolled onto her back in my arms, just like how I put it on her! Hehehe! Crazy kitty! X

So here are some pictures, bearing in mind it is dark and the flash on my iPhone was blinding Fu … She really wasn’t plotting to kill me!

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I think I may have to make her a few more!

I also made To (Toe) a hoody as he is a boy, but its a tad too big for him, but, he is growing really fast … So in time he will be a model too! Bless x

Christmas Stocking Patterns

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With Christmas fast approaching I have been a busy little elf working on some more patterns and tutorials.

I am currently adding them to my website so be sure to have a look! I will post again when they are ready to buy on my website:)

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Large patchwork stockings and mini stocking garland. All fully lined!

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Mini garland … You can have as many mini stockings as you like on the garland. I can also make coordinating, personalised and any colour way you like:)

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Single mini stockings are great on the Christmas tree filled with candy canes and sweet treats!

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I also crochet mini stockings:)

I will be selling the stocking via my website shop

Price guide for sewn stocking
Mini stocking £7
Three mini stockings on a garland £20
Each additional mini stocking to garland £5
Large stocking £20
LuxuryVelvet with fur trim
Mini stocking £10
Three mini stockings on a garland £30
Each additional stocking to garland £8
Large stocking £30
Extra options
Personalisation (embroidered name) £3
Appliqué £5
Fur trim £3

Make your own
With this kit you will learn how to make the stockings and have everything supplied. The patterns are designed to be reusable so you can purchase more fabric and get into elf mode!

Sewing pattern only £5
Sewing kit £20 (includes everything you need to make three small stockings or one large stocking)
Luxury sewing kit £30 (includes everything you need to make three small stockings or one large stocking out of luxury velvet and fur trim)

Price guide for Crochet Stockings
Mini stocking £5
Three mini stockings on garland £15
Each additional mini stocking £4

Make your own
Crochet pattern only £5
Crochet kit £15 (includes pattern, tutorial, hook, 3 mini balls of yarn – enough to create at least three stockings)

Some images of the crochet tutorial

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I’m in the middle of writing up the sewing tutorial, but I will update when everything is up and running:)

Let me know what you think x

Free halloween cross stitch patterns

Booger booger booger!

Halloween is nearly here so I thought I wold design some freebies..

Here are some free cross stitch patterns for you to try.

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Frankenstein … Add back stitch mouth and stitches across top of head.

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Frankensteins bride… Add back stitch mouth and stitches across top of head.

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Zombie … Add back stitch mouth.

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Dracula… Add back stitch mouth, and maybe some blood dripping from teeth.

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Mummy … Back stitch bandages to define them.

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Ghost… Back stitch mouth.

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Pumpkin… Appliqué your own design or use buttons and back stitch face of pumpkin. Back stitch mouth.

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Witch…back stitch mouth.

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Spider … Back stitch legs and mouths. Use buttons or beads for spiders eyes.

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Cat … Back stitch mouth and whiskers.

Happy Halloween x

Fabric Teddy Bear Kit

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Yet another productive day! I am so proud to have been able to knuckle down! I am making the most of this creative burst whilst it lasts!

So I also managed to make a fabric bear and photograph every step! So now I will have two different teddy bear kits to offer on my website.

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I also managed to write up 2107 words of instructions! Phew! Busy bunny!

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Now I have the task of laying out the pages for the step by step tutorials and placing over 400 pictures after spending nearly three hours editing and cropping every photo! It’s a good job I love doing this!

Here are a few of the images.

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Do you think £29.99 is a fair price for the kit? It includes everything you need to make the bear and you get to choose your fabrics.

Teddy complete! Pattern next!

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One completed teddy!

So my productivity has been fab over the past few days, I have designed a pattern and made a teddy, plus taken photos of every step to put it all together in a step by step kit to sell on my website.

The kit will include:
All materials (that you choose from a selection… Truly a bespoke bear!)
Safety eyes and nose
Toy stuffing
Needles
Pins
Threads
Pencil
Pattern (on trace so you can match up patterns and grains easily)
Arm, leg and head joints ( so it will be a full jointed and possible bear)
Photo tutorial step by step
Detailed instructions

They will be categorised in a difficulty rating as it is far easier and less time is needed to make a fabric bear. A fabric bear would take around 4 hours from start to finish, whereas a fur bear could take up to 10hours if you are hand stitching.

I intend to sell just the pattern too as both a PDF and paper pattern, so you can use what supplies you may already have.

This is where I need your comments and suggestions:)

Pricing … Is it realistic?

PDF pattern sent via email £3.50
Paper pattern sent by snail mail with free postage £5.50
Full kit £29.99 plus postage of £5 within the uk and £10 worldwide

Would you buy the kit? It is suitable for 11+ so it could make a lovely Christmas present for a budding creative!

Also any suggestions for improvements would be much appreciated!

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Busy, busy, busy! Creating a teddy bear sewing pattern

I have had such a fantastic and productive day today! I am really happy with what I have achieved and I am really excited about what I have planned for tomorrow!

My partner is AMAZING on photoshop… Seriously! I am in awe.. All the shortcuts and magic he can do on that program! I was a very slow learner… But he hung in there and helped me so much in creating my first PDF pattern!

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I went to the printers at lunch today and I am so proud of how it has turned out! I have even had it printed on tracing paper so you can make sure your grain line is perfectly set, or if you have a patterned fabric it is perfectly aligned. It looks really professional! I don’t know why I am surprised by that as I am a professional! Hehehe!

I will be selling the PDF on my website , and tomorrow I will be making the teddy bear, taking photos and writing step by step instructions.

It seems as if I am having a very productive time and creative burst so, I intend to hang in there as long as it lasts … Hopefully I will achieve my ambition of publishing a craft book one day soon!

Free tutorial: Crazy patchwork

Here is another fun craft to try:)

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Choose complimentary fabrics

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Cut a square the size you want of a base fabric ( it does not matter what you use as long as it doesn’t stretch as you will not see it when finished)

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Cut a triangle of fabric and place in the centre of the large square you just cut for the base fabric. Place the triangle with the right side of the fabric facing the base fabric.

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Sew a 1.5cm seam allowance.

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Fold triangle of fabric over to hide the seam just created.

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Cut a second triangle of fabric.

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Place on top of other triangle right side facing down with sides matched.

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Sew a 1.5 seam allowance.

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Fold triangle over to hide seam just created.

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Repeat all around in circles with different fabric triangles. You can add trims and ribbons too.

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When your triangles start to overlap the edge of the base fabric, stitch the edges together to secure the layers … Then trim off the excess.

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Keep going!

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Trim all of the excess to match the base fabric.

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Ta da!!!

I went on to make my piece more elaborate and beautiful by adding lots of embroidery, sequins, beads, Suffolk puffs (yo-yo’s) and other fab textiley stuff. I then made it into a cushion after many hours of labour.

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The cushion is on my website in the shop section.:)

Selina Green

Enjoy!

Items I have made for sale: free Halloween patterns

So I have been really busy making lots of goodies and planning what lessons to offer to teach people.

I will be uploading these images to my website and adding buy it now buttons. If you would like custom orders in whatever colours, fabrics or yarns you wish, just drop me an email, comment on here or phone me:)

I look forward to hearing from you x

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Find them all for sale on my website within the next few hours … I will post again when they are available for purchase.

http://www.selinagreen.com

Xxx