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Bandana Top Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Top Tutorial

Bandana Top Tutorial

A friend has asked for a bandana top forever and I finally had the chance to make it. I happened to have these two bandanas and thought the combination would be fun. Luckily she liked the idea too and now I get to share it with you.

I am sorry about some of the pictures. I’m not sure what went wrong but a few turned out a little blurry. I promise I’m working on it.

Materials:

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

2 bandanas
Ribbon – the final length after cutting is 46″
Basic sewing supplies.

Step 1
I marked 4″ in and 8″ down. This will depend on the size of the person wearing the top. I found the measurements by measuring the length from collar-bone to under arm 8″ and divided by 2 for the top measurement.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Once I drew the line I decided to add an inch making it 5″ and 9″. I wanted to be sure there would be enough space under the arm.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 2
Cut both bandanas with the same measurements.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 3
Find the center point on the back bandana and cut 5″ to 10″ Down from the top. I choose 6″ because I liked the look of a smaller opening.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 4
Iron
I used the ribbon to decide where to fold the top seam down. You want to make sure that the ribbon will thread through easily once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

When Ironing the sides I folded the fabric under twice to have a clean edge once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5
Sew all the edges down. I used a hem zigzag stitch because I liked the pattern and it helped the edges to lay flat.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Line up the sides. I did not pin but you can if you want.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 7
Sew the sides. I used the same stitch as the edges and then a straight stitch to add strength to the seams.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 8
Thread the ribbon starting in the center back.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 9
Trim and seal the edges of the ribbon. To seal the edges and prevent fraying run the edges through a flame. Check out the pacifier clip tutorial for photos of sealing ribbon.
Tie your bow and you are done.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Wishing you Luck and Love,

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3

Today’s Baby Bath Set Part 3 Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial is part 3 of a 3 part set. The Bath Set consists of a Bath blanket and wash cloth with a terry towel material on one side and a soft Minky fabric on the other. The bath blanket has the baby’s name and initial appliqued with an embroidery machine. The beauty of this type of gift is that you have many uses from one set. The bath blanket can be a hooded towel or a swaddle blanket. The Washcloth is both a wash cloth and burp cloth. When you are a parent the best items in you arsenal are the ones that do double and sometimes triple duty. Do you have a favorite baby item or gift that works for multiple uses? If so what is it and did you or someone else make it? I made this set as a gift for a friends baby and I hope they like it. The embroidery adds just a little bit of heart to any baby project and makes it unique to the child.

Click here for part 1 Wash Cloth

Click Here for part 2 Embroidery

Materials:

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Terry cloth – inside fabric 1 yard
Minky – outer fabric 1 yard
you will have some of each left over for wash cloths.
Basic sewing supplies
*Do not iron minky – You will loose the dots

Step 1
Measure 32″ x 32″ with 1/2″ seam allowance.
mark on the Terry cloth and cut.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 2
Cut a 12″ by 12″ square from the terry cloth and cut in half. This will be the hood.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 3
Use the terry cloth pieces as templates to cut out the minky.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Here are the cut pieces
1 terry cloth and 1 minky 32″ x 32″
1 terry cloth and 1 minky triangle 12″

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 4
The hood
Layer the hood pieces right sides together.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Straight stitch the long edge

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Turn right sides out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Top stitch down. This forms the edge of the hood.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 5
Layer blanket
place the 32″ pieces right side together and fold back the corner for the hood.
Place the hood raw edges out and right sides facing. Minky to minky and terry cloth to terry cloth.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 6
Pin being sure to leave an opening for turning.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 7
Sew
Back-stitch the corners and the edges of the hood. You will need extra stability and structure in these areas.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 8
Trim the corners and turn out.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 9
Hand stitch the closure. Normally I would top stitch a closure and all the way around the edges, in this case it is better to hand stitch.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Here is the completed blanket minky side out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Terry cloth side out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Folded

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

With Wash cloth

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

My Helper shows up anytime I use soft fabric.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

 

Wishing you Luck and Love

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial

A great up-cycle for baby is to take your well laundered towels and turn them into Baby bibs.
Materials for Pattern:
a baby bib
paper – I use large drawing pad paper or used wrapping paper (recycle). You can also tape together sheets of paper.
Step 1
lay bib out flat on sheet. I do not pin down because it warps the paper and pattern.

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Step 2

Trace

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 3
Cut out pattern.
Materials for Bib:
Pattern
old towel
Pins

Step 1
Layout pattern and pin

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 2
Cut out bib
All you need to do now is attach Velcro on opposite sides and you are done. I choose embroidery and button holes. I also choose not to trim the edges, but you can add bias binding, ribbon, even lace would be beautiful.

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Optional – You can use sticky Velcro and hand tack stitch or Hot Glue it into place and use an Iron on Design patch instead of embroidering a design. A fun idea is to put your child’s hand print on the center of the bib with fabric paint and write their age in puff paint. When the child grows out of the bib you have a keepsake.

If you have an embroidery machine or like to hand embroider, these are the steps I follow and stabilizers I used.
Hoop and Embroider designs on bib front. The terry cloth I used was thin and easily hooped. If you use a thicker terry cloth you may want to use a sticky stabilizer instead of hooping the towel.

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

Crankenstein, All you Need is Love and Cupcakes and I love You Deerly.

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

I embroidered button holes using sticky stabilizer because you can not hoop the small part of the bib.

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

Here are the completed bibs.

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

towel to baby bib up-cycle from www.HandPArtistry.com

The embroidery designs purchased from Urban Threads and www.urbanthreads.com

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