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.
When I first started this series, I defined Un-Tutorials as sneaky blog posts or Pinterest 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.
Well, this month, I'm changing the rules a little bit... two of the 'UnTutorials' are things I designed but never offered for free - until now if it wins! The other one is simply something that I saw in a catalog and put on my to-do list.
Read about the projects first and then scroll down further to vote... this is your chance to help decide which sewing tutorial I will write next!
I clipped this image from an old Thirty One catalog. The item is no longer available, so that's another reason to show you how to sew it - right? If I made these I'd make 4 and embroider my kids names on them instead of days of the week. Then when I have to clean all my kids crap off the counter I could dump it in these hanging baskets for them to put away later - genius!
This is my niece wearing my Pretty Pinafore little dress pattern. Isn't she the cutest? I designed and sold this pattern for a few years, but more recently I have been sharing all of my new ideas for free and supporting my business through ads on the blog. Anyway, I discontinued selling this pattern after looking at it as a more experienced photographer and thinking 'sheesh - those step by step photos are awful!' So if this one wins the vote, I'll take all new step by step photos share them with you along with the printable pattern. It comes in sizes 12 mo. - 7/8 girls.
Lastly, here is an Un-Tutorial that I unintentionally teased you with. I sewed up these teacher totes last May as thank you gifts for my kids teachers, but life got too crazy and I never found the time to perfect the embroidery file or show you how to make the tote bag with a sweet zippered top.
I really was proud of that zippered top design! These totes require canvas, duck, or home-decor weight fabrics because the body of the tote is unlined. The zippered top is two layers, so I used quilting cotton.
Vote for the Superhero Teacher totes if you want me to share with you both the embroidery design plus the cute tote tutorial!
So what will it be???
Remember... you only have a week to vote! Whatever project wins, I'll be sewing my own 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. In 2 weeks I'll share pictures of our finished project and soon after that I'll share the free pattern and tutorial.
P.S.... Some 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 might 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!