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Bonnet Tutorial

6 Jun

Salaam,

This is part two of the under-scarf tutorials, the first tutorial was on the under-scarf and the second one here is on the bonnet style under-scarf. I prefer wearing the under-scarf over the bonnet, its comfortable and stays put. But everyone has their own preferences.

If you already own a bonnet and it fits you good, measure all the points I have mentioned in the video and use that to cut your pieces. If you don’t own one, then use the measurements that I provide. I think my head is a normal size, my husband thinks I have a big head and I think he has a big head lol…anyways, the point being is that using my measurements should work out fine.

I also wanted to mention that I will not be posting for a while, here and there maybe, an update on when my baby arrives and about the clothing line insha’Allah. I’m due on the 18th of JUNE, right around the corner, we can’t wait to meet our new addition insha’Allah!!!

Have fun making this bonnet, it’s not as hard as it seems. You can still email me with questions and requests, I will work on them as much as I can and I will definitely email you back.

🙂 Zeba Ramos 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

DIY Abaya

18 Jan

Assalaam Alaykum,

I finally finished the abaya tutorial, it’s been a crazy past 2 weeks for me! Allhumdulillah everything is okay, it’s just been hectic with both good and bad days! I am happy that I finally get to work on editing and uploading the videos. I have used sari fabric, this is fabric that Indian women wrap around their body, using draping and other methods, wearing a petticoat and blouse underneath. I used to wear it, I just found it uncomfortable, but it all depends on how it’s wrapped and many women find is really easy to put on and wear.

My mom had given me a bunch of saris years back to play around with, I never wanted to cut it up and make something but she did tell me to make something beautiful with them. So I finally took a chance and made an abaya with one of them. Let me tell you, I don’t really wear abaya’s, maybe to the mosque or for Eid, but I am totally in love with this abaya that I made. The patterns from the fabric worked to my advantage and it looks stunning. I didn’t use lining for this project, so if you do plan on making an abaya with light fabric, lining would be a smart option. I plan on pairing it with a long sleeved shirt and pants so it won’t be see thru. The sari is made up of 6 yards of fabric, I used my entire sari and the last yard and a half I will make a hijab to match my abaya.

For those of you that are comfortable with sewing, you won’t have any problems with this. For those that are new and may have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, leave a comment below, on my YouTube page or email me at hijabizlovefashiontoo@gmail.com. Using something in your wardrobe for a pattern is OKAY, when you are an expert, then you can make your own patterns.

What you will need for this project:

  • 5-6 yards of fabric (buy get 58″-60″ wide material)
  • sewing machine
  • matching thread
  • a shirt that you can trace from (should be loose fitting)
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • marking tool
  • pins

You will also need to measure: PLEASE DON’T FORGET TO ADD EASE, IF YOU WANT YOUR ABAYA TO BE LOOSE, AFTER YOU TAKE YOUR MEASUREMENTS, ADD AS MUCH EASE AS YOU NEED. I WOULD SUGGEST TO USE A VERY LOOSE FITTING SHIRT OR AN EXISTING ABAYA THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN YOUR WARDROBE AND THIS WAY YOU’LL ELIMINATE TAKING YOUR OWN MEASUREMENT AND JUST TRACE. 

  • shoulder measurement
  • bust measurement
  • waist and hip measurements
  • sleeve length
  • body length (to decide how long you want the abaya to be)
  • DO NOT FORGET TO ADD EASE AND SEAM ALLOWANCE!!!!
I tried my best to make this into one video, but I ended up making a part 2 video because it was too long. It’s really hard to do a short tutorial when you are making everything from scratch and even with eliminating a lot of sewing steps and just explaining the cutting, I still ended up with a really long tutorial. I had an hour of video on this and somehow I made it fit into two under 10 min videos!
PART ONE
PART TWO
Good luck with your projects, I would love to see pics!!! I am sorry about the video quality, I promise that one day I will have perfect lighting and an area all to myself to do the tutorials.
Mas Salaama xx
PS: Don’t forget to like my fan page http://www.facebook.com/zebaramosclothing :)…You will get updates on my collection and will be the first to know when my website is up and ready for you to browse and buy 🙂

How to sew a tube or infinity scarf

5 Oct

Assalaam Alaykum,

Here is a very simple and easy to follow tutorial on how you can make yourself a homemade infinity scarf. You don’t need much, some fabric, whatever size and length you desire, pins and a sewing machine or you can hand sew this. I’ve used left over fabric that I had from a dress I made.

Have fun making this, it’s a fun and easy project for even kids!!!

Mas Salaama,
Zeba Ramos 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

Ruffled skirt tutorial

4 Apr

I was in the fabric store last weekend and while looking for sample fabrics, I found and fell in love with this ruffle fabric! I used it to make a maxi skirt and the remaining fabric I will be using it for a hijab. The skirt is really simple to make and it really shouldn’t take too long, just as long as you follow these steps! NO HEMMING INVOLVED!!!!

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

2 yds Ruffle fabric
2 1/4″(wide) elastic
matching thread
sewing machine
measuring tape
pins
scissors

2 1/4" wide elastic


beautiful fabric!

1. Measure your hip and mark with pin on your fabric. Cut your fabric to desired length using your hip measurement plus 1″ for ease.

2. To make sure that your ruffles face down and don’t move while sewing the seam, do a baste stitch on your machine making sure that the ruffles face the same way.

basting ruffles in one direction

3. Pin along seam right sides together and stitch.

pinning

sewing

4. Wrap elastic around waist and pin, make sure that this feels snug but not tight. Cut elastic and sew the end with a zigzag stitch.

5. Mark four evenly spaced places on elastic and skirt. The fabric naturally will be slightly larger then elastic, stretch elastic as you sew the fabric and elastic together, rights sides facing together. It’s best to use a zigzag stitch as you sew these two pieces together.

elastic and fabric pinned together

stretch elastic as you sew

FINISHED RUFFLED MAXI SKIRT!!