Every once in a while we stumble upon a site that makes us think “wow, you can make that?!”. Ikat Bag is one of those blogs, where we are always surprised at the creativity in the projects featured on the site. We’d like to share five fun projects with you that range from items for kids, to wearable accessories to jazz up your electronics.
Ikat Bag is written by a mother of three and features projects in all realms of craft, including sewing, paper craft, and cool science experiments. We love the variety, and it’s always exciting to see what she’ll come up with next. Her fun tutorials are easy to follow, but she also shares sewing projects she makes for her family which are great idea inspiration for a day of sewing and crafting. See our sewing tutorial picks below.
We love this tutorial for a “back to school” pencil case because it’s made in a tube with piping — which is a great skill to have someone walk you through if you’ve never sewn a cylinder, especially with piping. You can translate this same cylindrical shape into a larger scale project, such as making a gym tote or outdoor chair storage!
This lollipop looks good enough to eat! Fun for bedroom decor or photo props, this simple tutorial guides you through making plush lollipops usine only fleece, a pop stem, and thread — we recommend Coats & Clark Button and Carpet for extra durability in your hand sewing.
If you know someone that’s smitten for strawberries, this super cute bag is a perfect gift! We love unique bag shapes, and this one is a perfect summer accessory. Wouldn’t it be fun to bring it on a summer berry-picking outing?
This is one project that we never considered could be made — what a great idea! When you think about it, ballet slippers have a very simple shape and require very few materials, so they’re a perfect candidate for a simple handmade project. We love the idea of slipping in a fun print into the interior, a great contrast against the exterior pastel. You can find some great grippy materials at most major fabric retailers to make the bottoms of your ballet slippers non-slip.
In homage to the blog name, this ikat camera strap is a great way to make your photography just a little more stylish. Why not make the strap more fun? This is great if your strap is wearing down, and it even guides you through making it with the proper hardware to attach it to your camera.
About the Author
Handmade Charlotte offers a daily dose of DIY craft projects and design inspiration to help families live each day to the fullest. Named one of the Top 50 Design Blogs for Moms by Babble.com, the site has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Craftzine.com, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and more.