DIY Jack Skellington Minnie Mouse ears

DIY Jack Skellington Mouse Ears – easy mouse ears tutorial and template for your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth!

Hello friends, I have an exciting post to share with you today! I’m going to demonstrate you my DIY Jack Skellington Minnie Mouse Ears Tutorial.

I wanted to share with you this no-sew mouse ear tutorial. This method is really easy and the template can be used for sewing or no-sew mouse ears. So let’s get started!

How to make sew/ no-sew Jack Skellington Mouse Ears

Supplies:

1/2 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for ears

(I got all of my fabric from JoAnns. This is not a sponsored post, I just love their selection. They also have the largest selection that I have found of liscensed Disney fabric. And they always have coupons. Or any leftover fabric you have at home.

1/8 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for bow or bows

1 sheet of 5mm foam (you can find this in the craft section)

1 headband (JoAnn’s also has these.)

1/2 yard of batting or stuffing

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Sewing machine

Color choice of thread

A ribbon

Ear Templates by my favorite Disney DIY YouTuber Auntie Tay. She specializes in Disney or makes things herself to save money and loves to show all her subscribers to make Disney DIY related projects on her channel https://www.youtube.com/user/tetetakneea

Tutorial:

Step one: print & cut mouse ear template, or make your own ears with any circular object. Cut your fabric using the large mouse ear template. You will need 4 pieces of fabric.

Step two: cut two pieces of foam and batting using the smaller ear template.

Step three: Using one of the circles you cut out for your ears, apply a thin line of glue gun to the perimeter of the side of the fabric you will want to show. You can also sew your ears with a sewing machine as an option.Step four: Now, lay your second piece of fabric on top lining it up perfectly. You will eventually turn the fabric inside out so be sure that your pretty sides of the fabric are facing each other. Now, repeat this process for your second ear.

Step five: Once your fabric is glued or sewn, it’s time to iron. Placing a thin towel over your ears gently iron over your glued circles in order to form a perfect seam.

Step six: After your fabric is cooled, its time to cut a small opening into the circle. Line your headband up with your circles allowing a small piece under the headband. Once your ears are the size you prefer trace below the headband and cut along the line. Flip your ear inside out with the pretty side of the fabric showing. Your ears will now have an opening to insert your padding later.

Step 7: Now, we will get the insert ready. Take your pre-cut foam and insert it inside the ear. You can also insert some stuffing if you would like a more fluffy look. Next we create a bow shape. Use either a piece of ribbon or cut a piece of fabric to hold the center together.

Step 8: Now, glue your bow to the center of your headband, add extra embellishments based on your DIY Mickey Ear theme and you are ready to go!

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DIY Panda Onesie 2017 🐼🐼🐼

Hi Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas weekend with family and friends this year. Today I just to share of my favorite projects that I’ve been working for 2 week before Christmas break. My winter project is a DIY panda onesie that you can make at home rather than buying any animal onesie online or any retail store in general. I’ve spent my money about $18 for the materials that I purchased from Joann’s fabric store for about 70% off for all the fleece fabrics with my coupons. After I bought the supplies, I started off my project by sketching my idea of creating my own onesie. While I was sketching, I had to measure myself with a tape measurement. After that, I was ready to start pattern making my project piece by piece with soft dotted paper. Once I was done drafting all my patterns, I was ready to start placing my patterns to the fabric and then all around before I start cutting them out. Then it was sewing time. This project took me 2 weeks just to document my talent and my video. I know I recently posted this video on to my YouTube account and Facebook last weekend, but I also didn’t to forget to post this to my blog site. Everyone on my Facebook were really impressed with my video and I feel the same way too. Well that’s pretty much everything to say. I hope you all enjoy this tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Remember to Like, comment & subscribe!! Love you bye!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Back to Fashion Blogging after 1 year

Finally, the wait is over. I’m back to fashion blogging and I realize now how much I miss it. It’s been so long since the last time I posted a blog. The last time I posted was my DIY tattoo Choker tutorial from last year of September 2016. For more than two months, I had to take a sudden break from blogging. That’s quite a break from blogging and I’m not sure why my motivation disappeared.

The reason why I’ve been gone for a year and not being able to make new fashion posts on my WordPress was because I’ve been so busy with my personal daily life. I’ve been working full-time from my graveyard shift at Walmart neighborhood for about 5 months and I’ve been working for the store about 2 years now. So far I’m enjoying my job and I love working well with my fellow coworkers. I have been focusing on myself which is exercising every day, eating healthy, living a happy lifestyle, spending time with family, and I still continuing my passion for fashion design. If you have been following me on insta @avonleafashions or my personal page @oavonlea, I still continue to post my ootds, share my life, and continuing on my passion for fashion sewing and patternmaking.

I really don’t know what happened, except that I was literally in a complete different world. I mean, seriously, I was just out of all scope!!!!

It was that bad phase of my life when you feel everything has fallen apart. But, I am just so proud of myself to put all my courage together again to move on.

Now I’m happy that I am boosted enough to clear all the fog and get the momentum back in life after this long break, I’m ready to get back on track to posting and sharing my designs, fashion tips, DIYs, tutorials, creative projects and more.

I’m excited to get back on my blog life and I hope you follow along!

Thank you for stopping by! It’s beyond appreciated! 😘😘😘

Tattoo Choker Tutorial 

Hello everyone! It’s good to see everyone again. I hope you have an awesome summer season this year. Sorry I took so long being away from fashion blogging. I’ve been so busy with my life and have been working overnights at my part time job in neighborhood Walmart. Anyways This summer I recently have been obsessed with seeing tattoo chokers all over social media or Pinterest. You now, those 90’s kids accessories that EVERY cool kid had? Yes girl. They’re now making a comeback on every look. Growing up in the 90s, I never knew that these chokers were so in style for many young women in my age. 25 years later they’re coming back in style. Tattoo chokers are plastic necklaces worn tight around the middle of the neck. They are so close to the skin, in fact, that they look just like tattoos. From all the jewelry trends that were created, one of the biggest jewelry trends was the 90’s tattoo choker. It was simple, stretchy, and pretty much made of either fishing line or really thin plastic string but everyone simply loved it. Chokers were mainly the playthings of the rich and famous, encrusted with pearls and dripping with jewels. It wasn’t until the 1990s that chokers became antiestablishment once again. These days, the prices on etsy, ebay etc are ridiculously pricey to afford online. Instead of buying an expensive Choker, I decided to make my own. AND IT WORKED.

Here is my take on the tattoo choker necklace that I just made at home today.


Today I’m gonna show you a tutorial of how you can make this Choker by hand  and hopefully you can follow along.

Materials:  Black Elastic String, Lobster clamps, Pliers, and  Jump Rings

1. Take you elastic string and place it under a heavy object or a clip. – something to hold the string still.

2. Now this is the confusing part. The 1st string on the right is “A” and the 2nd string on the left is “B”. Take Line A and loop it then thread B through the loop, take line B and loop it. Thread line A through the loop and carry on alternating.

3. Once you think your Choker is the right length, measure around your neck to be sure. The tie it off many times and for extra hold dot some glue on the knot to be sure it will keep its hold. The other alternative is to get some necklace clasps and attach the clasps and you’re good to go.

The Finished product!  

DIY Mickey Mouse Ears Tutorial

Hello you Disney fanatics! I hope you all are having a fantastic day as I am. Today, I am super excited to share with you a tutorial for DIY Disney Mickey Ears that anyone can use. These Mickey Ears are no sew (sewing is optional) and can be made for under $10. That’s a lot better than $30, don’t ya think!

Mickey Ears have come a LONG way from when we were kids.

Did you know that there are now Mickey Ears themed for almost any character you can imagine? Well, there are and they are EXPENSIVE! So, instead of splurging and spending $30 per pair at every Disney theme park, I decided to figure out how make my own.

Here is what you need:

1/4 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for ears

(I got all of my fabric from JoAnns. This is not a sponsored post, I just love their selection. They also have the largest selection that I have found of liscensed Disney fabric. And they always have coupons. Or any leftover fabric you have at home.

1/8 yard of Fabric of Your Choice– for bow or bows

1 sheet of 5mm foam (you can find this in the kids craft section)

1 headband (JoAnn’s also has these.)

1/2 yard of batting or stuffing

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Color choice of thread

Ear Templates by my favorite Disney DIY YouTuber Auntie Tay. She specializes in Disney or makes things herself to save money and loves to show all her subscribers to make Disney DIY related projects on her channel https://www.youtube.com/user/tetetakneea


Tutorial:

First you have to start by getting all of your fabric ready. Using the 1st template by auntie Tay, trace 4 circles onto the fabric you selected for the ears and cut them out. Now, using the 2nd template, trace and cut 2 pieces of foam. Once you have all of your pieces cut, the fun part begins!

Using one of the circles you cut out for your ears, apply a thin line of glue gun to the perimeter of the side of the fabric you will want to show. You can also sew your ears with a sewing machine as an option. Now, lay your second piece of fabric on top lining it up perfectly. You will eventually turn the fabric inside out so be sure that your pretty sides of the fabric are facing each other. Now, repeat this process for your second ear.

Once your fabric is glued or sewn, it’s time to iron. Placing a thin towel over your ears gently iron over your glued circles in order to form a perfect seam.

After your fabric is cooled, its time to cut a small opening into the circle. Line your headband up with your circles allowing a small piece under the headband. Once your ears are the size you prefer trace below the headband and cut along the line. Flip your ear inside out with the pretty side of the fabric showing. Your ears will now have an opening to insert your padding later.

Now, we will get the insert ready. Take your pre-cut foam and insert it inside the ear. You can also insert some stuffing if you would like a more fluffy look. Next we create a bow shape. Use either a piece of ribbon or cut a piece of fabric to hold the center together.

Now, glue your bow to the center of your headband, add extra embellishments based on your DIY Mickey Ear theme and you are ready to go!

The possibilities are endless with this fun little project.
All you Disney experts out there, I hope you find this Tutorial much more fun and magical.

Avonlea Fashions 1st Blog Anniversary!

  

 Hello world! I just give the time to wish a Happy 1st blog anniversary to “Avonlea Fashions!” March 16 was the day I started this blog a year ago. This first year’s anniversary is very important to me and even though the last few weeks have been busy, I wanted to take time to acknowledge it, update the readers and thank those that have been instrumental in helping me with my blog over this last year. I want give a BIG thank you to Janice Sarte for encouraging me to start my blog and for giving me guidance on where to begin and how to make it great. Also another BIG thank you to Sheila, the person who runs her own blog: A B and Me. She helped me take my writing, creativity, ideas and blog to the next level!! 
When I first created this blog, I had no idea what I was going to write about or if people would even care to read it. Before I started this blog, I have been continuing my passion for sewing clothes after I graduated from college to earn my certificate in fashion school. After graduation, Over the past year when I decided to start a blog, I’ve written about what I’ve currently write and post in terms of trends, a garment or accessory, street fashion, exclusive events, or something that I’ve seen on television or a magazine because sharing looks on Facebook or Instagram isn’t always easy. I wanted a place to where I get to share my personal style of fashion, home, beauty and more with others. Starting this blog has helped me to fall in love with sharing my work of creativity to the world. It provided me with a platform to share my testimonies to encourage others. 
Thank you to EVERYONE who has ever visited my blog, posted a comment and forwarded my posts to their friends and family! I REALLY REALLY appreciate it!! If you haven’t yet subscribed to my blog, I encourage you to do so now! The subscribe button is located at the top left corner of the blog. Once you enter your email and hit “sign me up,” you will have to open your email and confirm the subscription. Thank you in advance for your support. Also please continue to share my blog link to your loved ones https://avonleafashions.wordpress.com
XO Avonlea 💋💋💋

2015 Best Nine Highlights

    Hey loves! 2015 is about to come to an end. It’s the last day of 2015. Where did the time go? This year I created Avonlea Fashions where I get to share my love for fashion, looking for inspiration, sharing a few fashion tips, DIYs, creative projects that I’ve done and many more and sharing my designs to the world. It has been amazing, and memorable. I’m so excited about this new adventure coming up and I can’t wait for what the future holds for me. My resolution is to continue my passion for fashion and many more. Avonlea Fashions is coming for you 2016.
Happy New Year! 

Xoxo, Avonlea 💋💋💋

Jacket over-the-shoulders

Hey loves! Happy #FashionFriday to all the fashion lovers out there! Today I would like to share something that really caught my attention when it comes to fall fashion. I’ve been looking through photos on Instagram or Pinterest of so many young women and celebrities wearing “jackets over the shoulders” rather than putting on a jacket regularly. I never thought this kind of fashionable street look could be cool and feminine on many girls. There are many ways to dress up with different kinds of jackets you can wear over the shoulders with any look you like. 

  You can wear a jacket over the shoulders with a pant and top.  Dress up with a pair of shorts  

 
Pencil skirt & crop top 

 
Top & flared skirt 

 
You can also wear a jacket over the shoulders with a flared dress.  

 Fitted tight dress 
Maxi dress  
  

Crop Top & maxi skirt 

Jumpsuit 

 It’s also ok to wear a jacket regularly whenever you like. Completely optional to you.

  

Wearing your jackets over the shoulders than putting on a jacket regularly could be fun, but sometimes women dress up one look with 2 jackets. The 1st layer is just wearing your jacket regularly, and the 2nd layer is wearing another jacket over the shoulders.

    

    
 

How to mend a hole in your jeans: Crotch Area

 The crotch is usually the first area on your denim to show wear and tear, so patch up the problem with a few simple steps.

I know what it’s like to be completely attached to one pair of jeans. But if you wear the same denim day after day, at some point it will wear out and more often than not, it’s the crotch area that’s the first to “blow out”. I restore and repair denim professionally, but here is a quick guide to making an emergency repair at home. Professional repairs last anything from one to five years depending on usage, and – if you get the repair right – your own DIY attempt could be just as successful.

Damaged jeans  

  You may need:

Sewing machine

Thread

Fusible interfacing 

Scissors
1) Fuse interfacing behind holes & damaged areas 

 
2) Trim the fusible to size, or cut a swatch.
3) Turn your jeans inside out and iron your fusible patch of denim cotton-side down to the affected area. Make sure your iron is hot and full of water and gently steam the patch in place. Move the iron from side to side over the patch for one minute on each side. Allow to cool.

4) With the jeans still inside out, secure the patch by stitching in the outer edges using a sewing machine. Then turn your jeans right-side out and sew over the damaged area to reinforce the repair.

Choose a thread as close in colour as possible to the jeans – this is key to a decent, discrete repair. You could hand sew the patch but because denim is thick, a sewing machine makes this repair much easier.

   
   
5) Now you can carefully trim off any loose threads from both sides of the patch and give the repair a quick press. Good as new! 
 

I Hope you like my DIY sewing demo. Let me know what you think, or if you have any questions about my fashion tips. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram – @avonleafashions

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