DIY: Sew Your Man a Tater Tots Vest

created on: 08/13/08

Nothing says “I love my man!” like a handmade Tater Tots vest and hat.  A bachelor eating Tots night after night, a long distance relationship, what else could she do to seal the deal? 

To sew this one-of-a-kind handmade dapper man-vest, she collected empty TT bags, stitched them together to make Tater Tot fabric, laid the pattern on top and cut out the pieces just like it was fine Italian wool.

* Note that the pattern even lines up on either side of the buttons.  Continue Reading

Last Minute NO-SEW Halloween Costumes from Craftzine

Craft Magazine senior editor, Natalie Zee Drieu, was featured on the CBS Early Show this weekend sharing some fabulous tips on how to make last minute no-sew Halloween costumes, with items we just might have on hand. Chose from a pirate, bee, monkey, sushi (!) and especially appropriate for Curbliers everywhere–a Lego. Along with the video, there are posted instructions for each costume.

The Fix Its: On The Road at No Coast Craft-O-Rama

Still shot from Fix Its video tour of No Coast Craft-O-Rama.Well, it was a busy weekend for Alicia and me with a disappointing trip to the Target Center and a not-disappointing trip to the No Coast Craft-O-Rama, the Midwest's premier independent craft extravaganza!

Ben joined us as we browsed the amazing assortment of local crafty vendors and got the low-down on this grassroots gathering (see Ben's write-up here).

Check the video, yo:

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