This little blog 'experiment' that I thought might last a month or two is getting bigger and bigger. I had to make a Pinterest board for the 'Solved Un-Tutorials' because now people are emailing me asking where to find them, lol! Who knows how many we will solve? So from now on, you can find all of the 'Solved Un-Tutorials' here.
Happy February! Winter is almost over, friends... time to sew for spring! Can you believe we're on our 14th month of UnTutorials? Un-Tutorials are those sneaky pins that lead you to believe there's a tutorial behind them - and then there's not. Or maybe there's a bunch of pictures with no real instructions that you can understand. Those kinds of pins are so common that I gave them a name and started a Pinterest board.
So this month I searched for UnTutorials that made me think of spring. How about a new spring tote bag, a sweet yo-yo table or bed runner, or a heart qpplique quilt? Well, it's up to you to decide.
So now it's time for YOU to vote for the Un-Tutorial that I'll solve (aka write a new tutorial for) this month!
I LOVE this tote bag. It's simple, but with thoughtful details like quilting on the main panel, subtle piping, and a sweet curved edge. If you vote for me to show you how to make this I'll probably change the handles to easy DIY handles that I've made before.
(The pin that I found lead to a spam download site that seemed unsafe, so I did not link to it here.)
Or how about a spring table or bed runner? This one is absolutely darling and I'd love to sew it up with over-sized yo-yo's. Maybe layer cake size? The original pattern is here. I don't intend to copy it - just sew up my own version. Do you want to see what I have in mind? Then vote for it!
Now, you might have noticed that this project wasn't always a quilt - I had originally put up a butterfly potholder. But a reader brought to my attention that the 'untutorial' that came from a Chinese website was actually copyrighted material from a pattern. So I maybe I'll buy the pattern and make it.
But to give you something to vote on, I grabbed a past UnTutorial project that I'd love to make - this heart qpplique quilt. I'm not sure how the Etsy seller of this quilt made hers, but I'd fuse all my hearts first and let the applique stitching also be the quilting to save time. This would make a great memory quilt!
Remember... you only have a week to vote! Whatever project wins, I'll be sewing my own knock-off version and then giving you a tutorial the week after that. So vote below for the project that you'd like to see me sew!
Next Wednesday voting will close and I'll announce the winner. Then I'll get started sewing it up. On the 3rd Wednesday this month I'll share pictures of our finished project and soon after that I'll share a tutorial of my version.
P.S.... Lots of people will assume I picked these projects because I couldn't find another tutorial for them. They will send me links to similar tutorials. Before you do that, read my opinion on the subject:
1. You will probably find similar tutorials online to the ones I am suggesting.
2. I'm writing this blog series mostly to have fun with my readers and to find out what they want me to write next - not really to write a tutorial for something that hasn't been written before.
3. I love to see how different bloggers put their own spin on easy projects.
I hope you do too and you decide to keep reading!
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Food for thought, huh?