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Tricky Halloween Costume Making is now a Treat with Youcanmakethis.com

Save Money With Do-it-Yourself E-Books To Make Your Little Goblin Cute As A Pumpkin This Halloween

Cute As a Pumpkin

Salt Lake City, UT (October 13, 2008) Although many families are feeling the pinch of the economy this fall, the cost of outfitting your little trick-or-treater shouldn’t come as a fright on Halloween. Thanks to the innovative “how-to” website, YouCanMakeThis.com, parents can easily make affordable and adorable creations that are sure to please even the most discriminating goblins.

YouCanMakeThis.com features the expertise of “do-it-yourself” women who have shared their creative knowledge online in an eBook format. The website’s 34 make-it-yourself categories range from clothing creations, jewelry, home décor, “made from jeans” to twirl skirts.

Instead of watching another infomercial craft show featuring complicated sewing patterns and designs for children’s Halloween costumes, you can actually create your own without the fuss or frustration.

YouCanMakeThis.com offers tried-and-true projects on its website where moms impart their knowhow with you in an affordable, downloadable, easy-to-understand format. To eliminate the hassle of shipping, all of the guides are in convenient eBooks. These electronic files are available to download immediately after purchase without waiting.

Most of the eBooks on YouCanMakeThis.com are written by everyday moms who want to pass long their skills with others, making it the perfect site for craft-making this October. The site offers an array of creative and unusual ideas just in time for Halloween or a fall festival. Best of all, these creations are far less expensive than what you’ll find at party stores, and the love and satisfaction put into making them is priceless. Plus, your purchase puts money in the pocket of the mom who wrote the book.

Buccaneer Here’s a sampling of what’s new for Halloween on YouCanMakeThis.com:

Buccaneer & Pirate Hat - Crochet Pattern - $7.95
“Shiver Me Timbers!” Look out when you or your toddler are wearing this adorable hat! Fun for dress up and Halloween or just for going to the mall in your favorite pirate or even everyday outfit. This hat is sure to turn heads and make people smile.

The eBook includes tips to make a perfect starter hat for the beginning crotchetier, as well as a super fun hat to make for more experienced crotchetier! Shown in different color combinations - or make one to match your favorite pirate outfit. With one pattern, you can make a hat for a baby 12 months old or an adult.

Fancy Filled Tutu & 40 Tutu "Recipes" Too - $7.99
Now you can sew a tutu and fill it with all kinds of sweet treasures, rose petals, confetti, and more. With 32 photos and step-by-step graphics, those new to sewing or experienced seamstresses will enjoy making her a tutu for every occasion. Need a quick and easy Halloween costume? Filled tutus are perfect! In addition to these step-by-step instructions, you will also receive a bonus section to the eBook: 40 Tutu Recipes for Filling Your Tutu! We'll share "recipes" that will have you making filled tutus for every occasion. "Recipes" cover everything from a sunflower and pink princess tutu, to tutus for her birthdays, portraits, weddings, costumes, and Christmas! With a different length of elastic for the waistband and lengths of netting for the skirt, you can make tutus for every girl from just one pattern!

Appliques Printable Halloween Purse-Bag Topperz$1.99
Having a Halloween Party? Don’t forget the party favors! Great little gift bag idea. Just add your goodies inside your own little plastic bags and add these “oh so cute” topperZ. Includes two purse bag topperZ per sheet. If you want to create the topperZ without the handles, you can do that too. You are only limited to your imagination, so have fun with it!

Frayed Appliqué: Too Cute to Spook! 18 Halloween Patterns - $7.95
Who doesn't like to show a little spooky style during the Fall and Halloween season? And of course you'll want to celebrate with some unique appliqués to add to your child's clothing! These patterns could also be used on trickor- treat totes, or even on pillows as part of your October decorating!

All of the instructions, helpful tips, and step-by-step photos for demonstrating a "frayed appliqué" method are shown in this eBook. Use these on your découpage jeans, too! Patterns can also be created in a traditional appliqué method, as well. There are so many possibilities with this eBook. If you can sew a straight stitch, you can create frayed appliqués! It really is that easy.

Crochet a Bitty Pumpkin Purse and Hair Clip – Pattern $5.00
Crochet this adorable purse and hair clip sets for your little goblin! The finished Pumpkin Purse is about 4" tall and 4" in diameter. The pumpkin clip is about 2.5" wide. Rated EASY, but some basic crochet knowledge and the ability to read a crochet pattern is needed. Also available in a fun green and black “Frankie Stein” pattern. Bundle pack of Frankie Stein and Bitty Pumpkin crochet purses and clips for $8.00. Instructions for special stitches are included.


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ABOUT YOUCANMAKETHIS.COM
YouCanMakeThis.com was created with the goal of serving the curious, "do-it-yourselfer" by providing high quality, easy-to-understand guides. The company does this by partnering with designerauthors who share their expertise in a variety of eBooks and downloadable patterns. To eliminate the hassle (and waiting) of shipping, all of the guides are in convenient eBook format. These easy-to-use electronic files are available to download immediately after purchase. Founder Kim Christopherson encouraged the best ideas from “everyday moms” to write down their favorite sewing patterns, graphic designs, home decorating tips into crisp, clear eBooks that any mom could follow at home, all by herself. Her website boasts nearly 700 eBooks in 34 categories, each with helpful photos to virtually hand-hold anyone through each step of every project. See www.youcanmakethis.com for information.