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DIY: HALLOWEEN TREAT BAG

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The best part of halloween is definitely the candy! So why not dress up your treat bag in its own little costume? We’ve put together two simple DIY tutorials for fun treat bags that you can fill with all the sweets you can get.

BAT SILHOUETTE BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

White Felt

Bat Iron-on Patches

Scissors

Fabric Glue

dsc_06721. Trace a circle on the felt to make the shape of the moon. Make sure it’s proportionate to the bag and the patches.

dsc_06772. Cut the circle out and using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

dsc_06783. Place patches as shown.

dsc_06794. Iron the patches on high heat for 20 seconds each. Repeat if necessary.

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And you’re done!

FRANKENSTEIN BAG

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What you’ll need:

A tote bag

Felt – Green and White

Two black buttons in different sizes

Vinyl trim

Scissors

Fabric Glue 

dsc_06841. Draw a zig zag line on the long side of the felt sheet.

dsc_06882. Cut the felt along the line. Using the fabric glue, glue it onto the bag.

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3. Cut two differently sized circles from the white felt for the eyes. Make them larger than the buttons.

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4. Glue the two circles onto the felt.

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5. Glue the buttons onto the white felt, placing them closer to the bottom of the circle.

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6. Cut a strip of vinyl trim to make the unibrow.

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7. Cut vinyl trim into thin strips for the scar details.

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8. Cut a curved mouth shape and glue all the details onto the bag.

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Trick or Treat?

Re-design What You Already Have!

Join us Sunday, November 22nd and re-create your old wardrobe 

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M&J Trimming

1008 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 

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Twilight Fever

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By Blerona

To get into the spirit of the ‘New Moon’ premiere on November 20th , I wanted to make some kind of jewelry that represented the Twilight Series. I had in mind the charm that Jacob made for Bella in ‘Eclipse’, but I came across this picture of Alice. She has on this cool necklace that looks like a pendant attached to ribbon. So I decided to make a necklace like hers instead.

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Here’s what I came up with

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Materials all from M&J Trimming:

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Directions:

  1. Cut the ribbon in half to make two smaller ribbons each should measure 9-10inches
  2. Take apart snap and sew one part onto each end of both ribbons.
  3. Make one slit 2inches from the other end of both ribbons
  4. Insert shank through slits and glue together
  5. Let it dry and enjoy the movie.

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Mother’s Velvet Ribbon Wedding Corsage

By Kristin

 

 

 

The mothers of the bride and groom are just as important as the couple, if it wasn’t for them, you probably wouldn’t be the person you are today.  Why not give your mom something she will be able to use again?  Corsages are a great way to get crafty.  I made one from 50mm Velvet ribbon in Scarlet with Moss leaves.  This was very easy to make and only took about 20 minutes.  I then sewed on a pin back (item #32247) to anchor it to a 16mm velvet ribbon wrist tie.  This way, after the wedding, the rose can be worn on a jacket, pinned to a pillow, or added to a purse!

                       

Materials

·      1 yd of 50mm Velvet Ribbon – Scarlet (flower)

·      Two 6” pieces of  50 Velvet Ribbon – Moss (leaves)

·      1 Pin Back #32247 – 1 ¼” Nickel

·      ½ yard 16mm Velvet Ribbon – Scarlet (wrist tie)

·      Needle

·      Matching threads for ribbon colors

 

Instructions

  1. Start by threading your needle with the flower colored thread.  Make a knot on the end.  Start threading through the bottom edge of the length of the ribbon until you reach the end – about 1 stitch every ¼’.  Pull the ribbon down the thread until it is scrunched up all the way, knot the thread securely.
  2. Simply roll the ribbon into a flower shape and sew the bottom together to keep it’s shape (from the underside).
  3. The leaves are a little trickier.  Start by threading your needle with the leaf color thread.  You have to take the ribbon in the middle top edge and pinch it to a point, sew the point down.  Now you have to gather the ends and shape them with your fingers to create the leaf shape.  Sew the ends to secure.You are ready to sew the leaves onto the bottom of the flower.  Sew the ends of the leaves to the middle of the flower.
  4. Sew the pin back to the middle of the flower.
  5. Pin the flower to the wrist ribbon.  You can pick a pretty keepsake box to present it to her   in so she has somewhere to store it for years to come.

Photos of M&J Trimming’s NYC Location

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M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018 

Nearby Subway Stops
B, D, F, N, Q, R, V, W
At 34th St. – Herald Square

 

For those who were curious about M&J Trimming’s location, we hope these photos would help.  M&J Trimming is conveniently located in the garment district.  Which is steps away from both the fashion district and the broadway theatre district.  It’s on Avenues of Americas, between 37th and 38th street.  With our coloful banner on the exterior, you can’t miss it.  Feel free to drop by and visit us anytime.  We’re open seven days a week.