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Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial

Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial

A friend has a BBQ party for the 4th of July every year. This year I am making the decorations; simple, patriotic, and fun is on my agenda. To start we need a Tablecloth. Of course I wanted red, white and blue for the colors and you can never go wrong with bandanas. The 4th of July Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial is born.

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Materials:
8 Bandanas
Pinking shears
Pins
Basic sewing supplies
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Step 1
Layout your bandanas in the pattern you want for the tablecloth.
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Step 2
Line up your seams. Bandanas are not all exactly the same size so match up the best that you can. (You will trim the excess away later.)
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Pin in place
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Step 3
Straight stitch leaving at least 1/2″ seam allowance.
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You can chain stitch this step. I match up one top and one bottom and stitch each together one after the other. Then trim the thread between each pair.
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You now have 4 rectangles. Lay each out in the original order.
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Step 4
Match up each pair the same way you decided at the beginning. Layer them right sides together.
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Match up the center seams. Fold the seam allowances in opposite directions marrying the seam.
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Pin at the seam allowance then out from there on each side.
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Remember the bandanas are not all the same size so keep the bandanas straight from the center out and pin. You can cut away the excess later.
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Step 5
Straight stitch. Remember to go slowly over the seam marriage.
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Back stitch over each adjoining seam.
Follow the same steps adding the other rectangles one at a time. Refer to the original design to make sure that you do not flip your order.
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Step 6
Trim away the excess fabric from the center seam. Try to leave 1/4″ to 1/8″ seam allowance
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Optional: If you are worried about the strength of the seam or it you accidentally clip a thread. (Yes i did clip through my straight stitch ūüôĀ ) Zig zag stitch the edge.
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Step 7
To clean up and even out the edges you can hem all the way around or you can do what I did and use pinking shears.
Star by measuring the shortest distance from the center.
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Measure up from the center and mark along both sides.
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If you choose pinking shears cut along the line. If you choose to hem the edges you will need to fold along the line, trim the excess, and iron in place. Then hem as usual.
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As you can see measuring out from the center when trimming the edges squares everything up nicely. Marrying the seams helps the tablecloth to lay flat.
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Remember to trim the short side too. If the short sides are not even follow the same steps. Find the shortest point and mark on both ends and trim.
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Save your scraps from the table cloth and I will show you how to make a door decoration Base on Wednesday and Stars on Friday.

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Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls

Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls

Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry
Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

This weeks Mouthwatering Monday Recipe is Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls. These yummy sweet breakfast treats will be a hit at any brunch and are simple enough to make for an every day breakfast. I hope you guys enjoy them as much as we do. Continue reading Chocolate Chunk Croissant Rolls

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Minecraft Creeper Pillow

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Minecraft Creeper Pillow

Since the Kiddo is at camp I have redecorated her room. She wanted a more grown up room with an old school Paris feel. I took care of the Paris feel but the room felt a little to old, so I decided to add a few fun pieces that I know she will love. She loves Minecraft and wanted me to make a creeper for her forever. I decided on a pillow.

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Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

This is yet another of my Brother’s yummy breakfast recipes. There was such a great response to his Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant Cups that he agreed to make another recipe for Mouthwatering Monday the Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole. This stuff is delicious and is a meal in its self and makes a great side dish to bring to a pot luck brunch. The beauty of a recipe like this is that you can customize it to fit your mood or tastes. If you do not like sausage add more bacon. If you want veggies add veggies onions are delicious. Choose your favorite cheese and add as much as you like to the top.

Recipe:

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

1 bag of Hashbrowns
1 lb sausage
4 strips of bacon
4 eggs
2 cups of cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
9″ x 13″ pan
Bake 350* for 45 – 60 minutes
Oven temps and times may vary

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Cook the bacon and sausage until almost completely well done They will continue to cook in the casserole.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Spray the pan with non stick cooking spray.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Break up the bacon and sausage into small pieces.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Mix the eggs milk salt and pepper whisk well and set aside for later.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Layer 1 – Spread half of the frozen to partly thawed hashbrowns in the bottom of a 9″ x 13″ pan.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Layer 2 – Layer half of the cheese over the hashbrowns.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Layer 3 – Layer all of the meat evenly over the cheese.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Pour half the egg and milk mixture over the base layers cover everything

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Layer 4 – layer the remaining hashbrowns over the top.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Pour the remaining egg mixture over the top layer of hashbrowns.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Cover with the rest of the cheese and bake.

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry

Bake at 350 for 45 – 60 minutes until the egg is fully cooked and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Ready to eat.

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Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole

Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry
Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole
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Servings Prep Time
9 - 12 servinggs 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 - 12 servinggs 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 - 60 minutes
Mouthwatering Monday Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole Recipe from H&P Artistry
Bacon and Sausage Hashbrown Casserole
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
9 - 12 servinggs 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 - 60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 - 12 servinggs 20 minutes
Cook Time
45 - 60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servinggs
Instructions
  1. Bake 350* for 45 - 60 minutes Oven temps and times may vary
  2. Prep the ingredients Cook the bacon and sausage until almost completely well done They will continue to cook in the casserole. Spray the pan with non stick cooking spray. Break up the bacon and sausage into small pieces. Mix the eggs milk salt and pepper whisk well and set aside for later.
  3. Layer 1 - Spread half of the frozen to partly thawed hashbrowns in the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan.
  4. Layer 2 - Layer half of the cheese over the hashbrowns.
  5. Layer 3 - Layer all of the meat evenly over the cheese. Pour half the egg and milk mixture over the base layers cover everything
  6. Layer 4 - layer the remaining hashbrowns over the top. Pour the remaining mix over the top layer of hashbrowns. Cover with the rest of the cheese and bake.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 - 60 minutes until the egg is fully cooked and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
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Bowl Cover Tutorial

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Bowl Cover Tutorial

I have just become acquainted with bowl covers. I LOVE THEM! You can even put your plastic wrap over the bowl and then the cover and everything stays in place. A friend bought a pair from a home-goods store and I immediately thought I can make those. When she told me what she paid for them I knew I could make them for way less. I will say hers had extra ruffles and special frills that I’m sure made the cost more acceptable but I like simple so here you go.

Materials:

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1 fat quarter – For a large bowl You will have some left over. A fat quarter should also work for a large salad bowl.

Elastic – I used 1/4″ elastic for both small and large bowls.

Marking Utensil – (chalk, pencil, marker)

Pinking sheers

Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

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Position Bowl open side down on the wrong side of the fabric. Leave a 2 to 3 inch gap along the edges.

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Trace the bowl and add an inch or 2 to the outer circle.

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Small Bowl trace edge the same way. Depending on how much ruffle you want on the edges depends on how much space you add to the edges. I chose 1″.

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Draw a second line by marking .5″ on your marking tool and follow the first line. Then do the same thing again with the outer line.

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Outer line

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As you can see the extra spacing is 1″. Cut along the outer line and line up your elastic along the middle line.

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Trim the edges with pinking sheers

Step 2

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Measure the elastic by stretching it around the bowl. You want to stretch a bit or subtract an inch to add extra snugness to the final product. Stitch the ends to make a circle.

Step 3

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Stitch the elastic in a loop. Do not twist the elastic. Mark the fabric round and the elastic in 8ths. Fold each in half and mark the points then in half again and mark those points. Find the center of each of those points and mark it or pin it. For a more detailed example click here.

Step 4

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Pin the elastic matching up the 8th points in the fabric and elastic. Line up the elastic with the inner line markings.

Step 5

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Stitch the elastic in place using a stretch stitch. (Zig zag, honeycomb etc.) Pull the elastic between the pin points. this will help the puckers evenly space. You will have to go slowly to keep the elastic lined up with the middle line. Stretching both sides of the elastic and fabric helps You may also have to stitch in smaller segments.

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Don’t forget to back-stitch.

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Ready to go. By stretching the elastic and stitching slowly the fabric bunches with the elastic.

You are ready to go to your next picnic with security and a little flare.

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Large cover side
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Large cover top
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Small Bowl side
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Bowls top view
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Bowls Side View Stacked
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Picnic Basket Liner Tutorial

Picnic Basket Liner Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Picnic Basket Liner Tutorial

My Aunt gave me a big picnic basket recently and I wanted to dress it up a little for memorial day. I had this Beautiful dessert fabric that worked out great.

I did make a mistake when I positioned the casing that folds over the sides and holds the ties. Just another time when I’m reminded we all make mistakes. And all mistakes can be fixed.

Materials:

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Materials

Fabric:

1 yard print for sides, 1/2 yard for the bottom and casing

Ribbon for ties (I was going to use this rope ribbon and instead went with red shoe laces)

Basing sewing supplies – Pins, scissors, etc.

Step 1

Find your measurements. My basket was thick so I did not have to add a seam allowance because the thickness did that for me. If you are not sure add an inch to the number. If the basket has a lid tape the lid up and out of the way.

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Tape basket lid up
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Ready to measure

54″ around top (Measure the outside top circumference of the basket)

50″ around bottom (Measure the outside bottom circumference of the basket)

10″ height add an inch or 2 for seam allowance.

Step 2 Cut Fabric

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Line up bottom fabric
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Top view position basket

Position the basket over the bottom fabric.

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Trace bottom of basket

Trace the bottom of the basket. You will have to add a seam allowance if the basket does not have a lip like mine. Tip for seam allowance: rubber band two pencils together (or two pens, a pen and a pencil what ever combination you choose) trace the line and you have your seam allowance.

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Cut out the oval

I washed and ironed the fabric when I bought it, a few weeks ago, and did not Iron the fabric again before I cut it out. I would recommend ironing first to have a smoother and more accurate measurement.

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My Helper

Strudel decided to watch my progress from inside the basket.

Step 3

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Measure liner sides 27″ top 25″ bottom 11″ height

Cut the fabric in two¬† 27″ x 11″ rectangles. Best way to do this is to fold the fabric in half. Right sides together. I photographed it right side out because It showed up better. To get this measurement I took the 54″ top and divided by 2 = 27″ and the bottom 50″ divided by 2 = 25″.

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Cut the angle 1.” in on the bottom angle up.

To find your angle subtract top and bottom 27-25=2 divide the answer by 2 = 1″.

Measure 1″ (or your number) over on each side of the bottom and mark.

Line up that mark and the top corner and either draw a line and cut or cut with a rotary cutter.

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Angles cut

I ended up cutting a little extra (1.5″ instead of 1″)so that you can see the angle better.

Step 4 Casing

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Iron casing in half along the length.

Cut your 2 casing strips the length of the top if the lining. Cut the height to at least 4″. My height is a little shorter because I used scraps for the casing.

Fold it in half and iron.

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Fold under the ends by 1/4″ to 1/2″ (The amount turned under determines the gap for the handles to fit through) and Iron. The folds will be on the outside while stitching so that they will tuck under when you turn the tube out.

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Stitch casing right sides together and turn out. Iron flat

If your are using a patterned fabric be sure to sew the tubes right sides together. I used a chop stick to help turn out the strips after stitching along the length.  Iron the strips flat.

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Iron to make a smooth opening

As you can see the folds are securely tucked under when turned out.

Step 5 Assembly

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Iron oval in 4’s
Strips for casing 4″ to 6″ Ironed in half
Sides positioned right sides together

A. Lining sides

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Pin sides

Pin the liner sides right sides together.

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stitch the side seams

I fake serged (straight stitch then zig zag edge) the seams to make clean edges.

B. Attach bottom to lining

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Find the center point of the lining by folding it in half

Fold in half and iron a crease down the center. The crease then marks the center of the top and bottom.

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Match center points

Line up the center points of the bottom and sides. I lay it out like this first to make sure I am pinning the right sides together (Long sides together). then pin with the right sides of the fabric together.

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Pin bottom to sides right sides together
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Stitch remember to back-stitch. I fake surged.

Take your time sewing the curves and remember to back-stitch.

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Fake serge

C. Casing

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Pin the casing in place. Lining up the center points. Remember the opening will line up with the handles.

Here is where I went wrong. Normally I would position the lining in the basket to test out placement. I did not do it here and lined up with the wrong center points.

You will double check that the openings line up with the handles.

Pin the correct center point to the center point of the casing right sides together.

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Pin all the way around lining up the edges. You will notice there is a gap between one casing and the other. The handles fit in this gap. and the ribbon will tie around the handle.

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Stitch in place. You can do a straight stitch but I almost always zigzag or serge the seams.

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Turn out
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Iron casing flat

Iron the casing flat and turn under the raw edge of the opening.

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Opening for handles
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Top stitch casing down. Stitch opening.

You can use a straight stitch but I chose a decorative stitch for my top stitching.

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Top stitch
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Lining back of top stitch. Neat edging

The top stitching leaves a beautiful seam on the inside of the liner as well as the outside.

D. Ties

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Shoe String Tie

I used two red shoe strings for the ties. One for each casing.

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Thread casing
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insert lining and tie in place

Insert the lining and position the ties around the handles. Tie in a beautiful bow.

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Liner in place
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oops

To fix the mistake I trimmed away part of the center of the casing and re threaded the shoe string over the handle. I could have ripped out the seams and realigned the whole thing but I decided not to worry to much. I think I will go pick up some more ribbon and cut it in 4 pieces to tie a bow at each gap to cover the raw edges. I may get some frey check to clean up the raw edges (But if the bow covers it I will not worry to much.) If I were giving it as a gift I would realign the whole thing.

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Fix

Ready to go on a picnic!

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Ready to go

 

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Crockpot Meatball Subs

Crockpot Meatball Subs for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Crockpot Meatball Subs for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Crockpot Meatball Subs

Today’s recipe for Mouthwatering Monday is one of my favorite comfort foods Meatball Subs. It is one of those foods that I do not have often but when I crave one I must have it. The great thing about this recipe is how easy it is to make. Since it is a crock pot meal it is even an easy and fast pot luck option for those days when you just do not have time to put a big recipe together.

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Bottled Water Carrier Sling

Bottled Water Carrier Sling Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

I told you guys about the Kiddo going to camp this year. I have a crazy list of stuff that she has to bring. 14 of every clothing item, then shower shoes, water shoes, 3 pairs of tennis shoes, all of her volleyball stuff. I am making as much as I can (as much as she will let me). She needs a drink carrier for her water during hikes (I did not like the ones with the rubber o-ring and a carabiner – and I had fabric scraps) so I decided to make her one. (and I made one for me.) We tried them out at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and they worked great.

The pocket design is from Urban Threads

Materials:

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This is a great up cycle for old jeans and fabric scraps.

2 rectangles of fabric 10″ x 12″¬† (I based my measurements on a store bought water bottle and the Kiddo’s water bottle. Just measure around + 1 or 2 inches and Measure the height – an inch or so depending on where you want the top of the bag to be.)

I used Jean fabric for the outside (I recommend a sturdy fabric for the outer layer) I used a left over piece of cotton from a baby dress project. (The lining is not necessary but it add a pop of color and makes the project look finished.)

Pocket – I used a pocket from an old pair of jeans. A cargo pocket would be cool too. If you are embroidering the pocket remember Embroider First. (The pocket is not necessary either but It is nice to have to carry a snack or iPod.)

Strap – I used a belt I made out old ribbon for the Kiddo and repurposed it. You could use ribbon, belting, cording. Really and strappy material you like.

Basic sewing supplies

Step 1 The Pocket

If you choose a pocket carefully use a seam ripper to remove the pocket from the pants. I use a piece of tape to remove the little threads after snipping the seams. If you choose to embroider or use an Iron on decal do it now before you start the project.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryA.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI chose to trim the pocket and allow the edges to eventually fray with time and use. If not fold under the edges and iron

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place in the center of the outer fabric. To find the center fold both pieces in 4 and mark the center point with a pin or chalk. Then line them up. Be sure the height is the 10″ side and the width is the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStraight stitch in place.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack-stitch your corners and zig zag stitch over the straight stitch for more stability.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryYou may want to back-stitch the top corners a few times to add structure so the pocket will not tear away with use.

Step 2 Outer Layer

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the Rectangle in half along the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the bottom and side seams. I straight stitched and then zig zag stitched (or you could serge). You want your seams to hold up really well.

B.  Square up the Bottom

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the corners flat and pin 1″ in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistrySew the corners the same way as the seams and trim the excess fabric.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryNow your outer shell is ready.

Step 3 Inner layer

Do the same thing to the inner layer as the outer layer.

Step 4 The Strap

You can make the strap adjustable by adding an o-ring and a slider ring. I choose to measure it to her body. (As a cross body strap landing at her hip.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI layered two pieces of ribbon for her belt so I just kept them together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI zig zag stitched down the center to hold the two pieces in place.

Step 5 Assembly

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn your inside shell right side out and you are ready to assemble the carrier.

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFind your four quarter points. Decide which of these points will hold your straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin Straps in place right sides together. Be sure not to twist the straps when placing them inside the shell.

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin the inner shell in place matching up the seams right sides together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place at all four points. Be sure to keep the straps in place. (I leave an inch or so above the seam line to be sure I ketch the straps.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryMark your opening for turning.  When working with a small area you want to be sure to mark the start and stop points or opening so that you do not accidentally sew the seam closed.

C.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the top. Back stitch the beginning and end points.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack stitch over the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTrim the excess strap fabric.

D.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn out the carrier. It is a little easier to start with the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTuck the lining inside the carrier and fold the opening in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryE.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTop Stitch closed. I choose a 3 point Zig Zag because it is my favorite.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI went around the top twice to make sure the straps are well in place and sturdy.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Now you are ready for a day of hiking, craft fairing, or shopping.

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Ready with a snack
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Drink Sling Water Bottle carrier with pocket.

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Pineapple Chicken Skewers Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Skewers Recipe from H&P Artistry

Pineapple Chicken Skewers Recipe

Pineapple Chicken Skewers Recipe from H&P Artistry

Mouthwatering Monday almost did not have a recipe this week. We had our Spring Birthday Party this weekend and I made all the favorites from Pasta Salad to Pineapple Chicken Skewers and my Brother made the Best Steaks Ever. I planned to take photos of all the steps for each recipe and have all the Mouthwatering Monday recipes photographed for the next few weeks. That did not happen. Instead Miss D, my 13-year-old Niece, decided she wanted to help me cook. I abandoned all photo thoughts to spend time with her, because I refuse to miss the minutes with them. Once these moments are gone we can’t get them back and they should never be squandered. Continue reading Pineapple Chicken Skewers Recipe

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Bandana Skirt Tutorial

Bandana Skirt Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Skirt Tutorial

Today’s Bandana Skirt Tutorial is super simple and can be adjusted to fit any size by simply adding a bandana or adjusting the elastic.

I choose this tutorial because the kiddo has a pillowcase top that she could no longer wear. I realized that I could take the top, remove the ribbon casing, and turn it into a skirt.

I stitched the cut edge of the casing and turned it into a 2 headbands.

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Turn Right side out

Fun and flirty Bandana Skirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trim and stitch the ribbon casings

Fun and flirty Bandana Skirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Headband

I Serged the cut edge to keep the bandana from unraveling.

Materials:

Fun and flirty Bandana Skirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

2 Bandanas

3″ elastic – Cut to the waist measurement

Pins

Basic sewing supplies

 

Step 1

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Measure the elastic to the size of the persons waist. I just wrapped it around the kiddo’s waist and cut. You will want it snug.

Step 2

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Stitch the elastic in a circle. I straight stitched up and down once and then used a 3 point zig zag twice to be sure the waist is secure.

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Step 3

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Line up the two bandanas and stitch down both sides. You may have to square up the corners and sides. Bandanas are not naturally evenly spaced.

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Step 4

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Turn the skirt right side out and fold in half. Pin your center points.

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Fold in half again and pin those points.

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Do the same with the waist band. I used a fabric pencil to mark each point.

You will end up with 8 evenly spaced points on both the waist and skirt.

Step 5

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Line up the waistband and skirt right-sides together. Line up the 8 pin points and pin the pieces together. The fabric will gather.

Step 6

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Stretch the elastic between each pin as you sew. I used the Serger, but you can use a regular sewing machine as well. Here is a tutorial where I used this method with a sewing machine

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Step 7

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Turn the skirt waistband right-side out and you are ready to go. You can see the two headbands I made from the ribbon casing for the sleeves of the original pillowcase top.

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