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Using a necklace as a hijab pin

18 Nov

What to do when your wearing all black with a printed sweater???? Add a necklace to your hijab! That’s what I did here, I wanted to wear a necklace but with nursing it is difficult, my daughter pulls on my hijab, shirt and necklaces, I don’t want her little hands to hurt or get scratches. What I’ve done here is added a cute pin and weaved it through the clasp(closure for necklace), and I used another pin underneath my hijab so it’s hidden and pinned the loops that the closure would go through. You have to play with it a little to make sure it hangs properly.

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Hope you try it out!!! x

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Under-Scarf Tutorial

6 Jun

Assalaam Alaykum,

I have been crazy busy trying to prep for baby and my clothing line and I’ve been procrastinating on so many things. I have been promising this under-scarf tutorial for a very long time and I’ve finally done it. I have done 2 tutorials, one on an under-scarf and the other on is on a bonnet. I’m not sure I was very clear in my video on how to make an under-scarf so I made a diagram that is easy to follow along with the video.

 

 

Good Luck with making this very simple under-scarf.
Zeba Ramos xx

Recycled Tee-shirt pillow case for your little one

28 Feb

My son is obsessed with Thomas the Train Engine and other cartoon characters. He has outgrown two of his favorite tee shirts, I wanted to recycle them, so I am making pillow cases out of them. I went to IKEA and bought two 14″ by 14″ square pillows and now I will make pillow cases out of his tee shirts for them.

During the process my son was a bit upset that I was cutting up his tee-shirt and he wasn’t very happy, but now he loves his pillow case and sleeps with it at night. My son is 2 years and  4 months old and he has to wear size 3 unless size 2 looks BIG. He isn’t heavy, he’s just tall and has long arms and a long torso, so everything looks short on him. A lot of his tops and bottoms are too short on him and that’s where the tee-shirt comes into play, this is one of his favorite tee shirts and I didn’t want to donate it because he loves it so much. 😉

Here is the step by step on how I made the tee-shirt pillow case. It’s so simple and my son is extremely happy that he still has his Thomas Tee. You can even use a dress that you can’t part with and make a cute pillow case for your daughter!

YOU WILL NEED:

  • kids tee-shirt
  • small pillow (I bought my pillow from IKEA, ‘IRMA cushion $1.99, Length 14″, Width 14″ ‘)
  • stitch ripper
  • pins
  • ruler
  • marking tool
  • scissors
  • point turner or pencil to push out corners
  • sewing machine

Some of the items you will need

Using your stitch ripper, remove the hem on the bottom of the tee-shirt

remove all the thread that you have just ripped out

Insert your pillow into the tee-shirt

Pin the bottom

Now pin across the top shoulder to shoulder, try to make it a snug fit

Remove the pillow and using your ruler and marking tool, draw a straight line from the bottom of the tee-shirt to the top of the sleeve. Make this as straight as possible.

Trace over the shoulder to shoulder pins, remove the pins now and draw a straight line across.

Pin all your markings

Insert your pillow and check the fitting and if you need to any needed adjustments

Stitch where you have made all your markings (shoulder to shoulder, top of sleeve to bottom of tee-shirt on both sides), also stitch the bottom closed, leaving a 3-4

Trim off all excess fabric, leaving 1/2" seam allowance and clip the corners, so that when you turn the corners it'll look nice and clean.

Turn the tee-shirt right side out and push out the corners.

Time to insert the pillow through the bottom opening.

Once the pillow is in, start pinning this opening, remembering to turn in the 1/2" seam allowance.

This is what you should end up with once you've pinned the bottom together.

Stitch the opening closed.

TA DA!!! There it is, really simple and easy to make!!!

This was a fun project for me, now I will make him another one and I’ve decided to make him a blanket with all his other character tee shirts once he’s grown out of them, and so far I have a nice collection!!! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!!

xx

My beaded necklace

9 Feb

Salaam All,

I was feeling very creative, but I wanted to do something other then sewing. So I started digging in my drawers and found my bead box and I thought why not make a necklace. My project took me a total of 3 hours. At first I thought, this is going to take me forever and I almost stopped. I walked away, got something to drink and made my way back to my table where I continued to bead and I realized that once I got a hang of it, it didn’t take as long as I antisipated. This is a great project to do with young girls and it turned out to be fun for me too. My little munchkin loved it so much that he made me try it on him too, lol.

Beab box, the beads I used once lived in the boxes that are empty

The clear necklace wire I used, and a sample of one small strand of beads

I used long cylinder beads

So that’s it, I hope your inspired to make something too!! 😉

xx
Zeba Ramos

My flower art hijab…

3 Jan

A little fuzzy hijab art…I wanted to show off my latest creation…my hijab art, I know this is huge in Egypt and I was fascinated with the flower hijab art when I was in Egypt. I’ve made the flower plenty of times, the first time was when I attended my sister’s wedding, it turned out all right and I have been practising ever since. So after a million tries I finally made it perfect!!! And here it is, too bad the pic isn’t clear enough but you can still see the flower.

fuZZy wuZZy

LOVE ZEBA RAMOS xoxo

DIY plaid hijab with lace pleated applique

25 Oct

Assalaam Alaykum,

It’s been a while since my last post and the reason for that is MY CLOTHING LINE!!! It’s been so insane running around trying my best to get everything done on time and in the end it looks like I’ve missed my fall deadline. But Allhumdulillah everything is going well. So as of now I won’t say it’ll be done by this time, because I want everything to be perfect and I don’t want to give it a time. Doing the production locally is a benefit because I can go see what’s happening and I am more hands on. And my little guy can come with!!

OKAY, moving on, I went on a hunt for unique hijab fabric, I wanted to make something different and I found this gorgeous plaid fabric in the men’s suiting side of the fabric store. I fell in love and so I couldn’t put it down. Then I went searching for lace and I found this gorgeous black lace that I used as pleats on one end of the hijab, as you see in the tutorial. With the remaining left over lace I used it as trims for cushion covers that I made. My living room needed a color boost. It turned out really nice!

FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:

1/2 YD FABRIC
1/2 YD LACE
SCISSORS
PINS
SEWING MACHINE

Mas Salaama,

Zeba x

Infinity Scarf FUN!!!

29 Jun

Salaam

You know when you have that favorite tshirt that you just can’t get rid of…well, I may have a solution for you lovely ladies!!! I have been doing this for a while, cutting up my shirts and it’s soooo much fun!!! I think you all should give it a try!! 😉

Infinity scarves are the circular tube like scarves. I first purchased one from AVON 6 years ago and wore it pinned up as a hijab and I remember going to a store and people were asking if it was my hair. Seriously!!! Anyways, I still have that one and my father in law bought me 3 from Peru. These scarves are so much fun because you can play around with it just like a hijab but you can also turn these scarves into shrugs!!!

So in my video I show you how you can make one by cutting up your shirt. I will insha’ALlah show you how to make one from scratch.

PS: So I didn’t realize that I was just recording the lower half of my face. My son sort of took off with my tripod and now I don’t know where it is…although I have a good idea what might have happened to it. Also, my son wanted to help me out with my voice over, so he does make a voice appearance in the video for a while and he’s LOUD!!! And lastly, it’s hot here and I had a fan on in the background and for that reason I had to voice over because the loudness of the fan took over my voice.

 

Mas Salaama

xx