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Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2 from H&P Artistry

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2
How to sew the tie together. You can make the pattern longer to make a full tie. I choose to make an elastic band with Velcro for the neck part and the tie wraps around the elastic. You can also thread the tie through a pacifier clip to make a clip on tie.
Materials:

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used 2 fat quarters of printed fabric and white muslin for the backing of the ties.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Small elastic 1/4″ for the pacifier holder part 4″ each
3/4″ elastic for the neck-band the measurement of the child’s neck.
Velcro or a button to close the elastic. You can sew the elastic in a full circle with no closure if you like.
Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut out your pattern
One for the print side and one for the backing. I made two ties one in each color.

Step 2

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Layer right-sides together backing facing the print on the fabric.

Step 3

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Stitch a .25″ seam allowance back-stitching the corners.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Be sure to leave an opening on one side of the shorter end of the tie. You will turn out the tie and insert the pacifier elastic in this point.

Step 4

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Turn out and iron flat.

Step 5

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut the .25″ elastic in a 4″ length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold in half and insert in to the open end of the tie. Top stitch the tie closed being sure to back-stitch over the elastic.

Step 6

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Fold the tie in half length wise and stitch along the length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Turn the tie right side out.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Iron the Tie flat.

Step 7

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Measure your neck elastic and cut.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut 2″ or 3″ of Velcro and hand stitch it to the elastic. You can use a sewing machine just work slowly because the thread likes to tangle with the loops in the Velcro. Do not use sticky Velcro in the machine it will be a mess of loops and birds nests. Believe me I know!!!!

Step 8

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tie the tie to the neck piece and you are ready to go. Tie the tie the same way you would tie a regular tie.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Wishing you Luck and Love,

 

How to tie the tie

Please be sure to notify me if you plan on selling the ties. the design and tutorial are owned by me and can not be copied for resale. For personal use only.

Wishing you Luck and Love January

Wishing you Luck and Love January

St. Patrick's Day T-Shirt Tutorial from H&P Artistry

St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Tutorial

St. Patrick’s Day T-Shirt Tutorial

I had a lot of fun working on this project and there are so many ways to mix and match designs and colors to fit any holiday.
The Kiddo has to have a green shirt for St. Patrick’s Day at school so I decided this one would work. I got lucky and Hobby Lobby had a sale on their t-shirts and I got the two for $2.50 each. A tank top would work for the undershirt as well. This project is a great way to upcycle your old t- shirt.

Materials:

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2 cotton t-shirts of different colors
Ruler
Scissors
Template – I printed a shamrock design
Sewing machine and basic supplies

Step 1

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Fun Lucky Shamrock T-shirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Be sure to wash and dry the t-shirts before sewing. Tuck one shirt into the other and smooth out the creases.

Step 2

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Fun Lucky Shamrock T-shirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Decide where you want to have the design. My design template was too small so I free-handed the design using the printout as a reference guide.

Step 3

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Pin around the design through both top layers of the t-shirts.

Step 4

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Slowly stitch the outline on your machine keeping the layers pinned and flat.

Step 5

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Draw lines through the design, mine is an inch apart.

Step 6

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Fun Lucky Shamrock T-shirt Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch following the guide lines and be sure to back-stitch the beginning and end of each line.

Step 7

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Cut in-between each line. Only cut the top layer of the t-shirt.

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If you want the fabric to roll more cur along the outer edges.

Step 8

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To finish the shirt you can trim the edges of the sleeves and the hem of the top t-shirt fold over and stitch in place.

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The T-shirt is ready

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I embroidered the word lucky to the t-shirt to add a little fun.

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Full Lucky Shamrock T-shirt

Depending on the type of marking pen you used wash the t-shirt and you are ready to go.

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Burlesque Bustle Tutorial from H&P Artistry

The Burlesque Bustle Tutorial

The Burlesque Bustle Tutorial

Hi Guys,

Since October is coming soon and that brings Halloween I wanted to re-share a fun Tutorial from January 2015. The Burlesque Bustle.

This bustle was a very specific order for a costume party. The Basic construction can be altered to make a tutu, a layered petticoat, or build up the bustle to wear under a Victorian costume. These are so fun and easy to make fit your own style. You can even trade the ribbon for beading. lace, or fringe. I hope you enjoy the tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it.  Continue reading

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover….

Oddly enough the same rules apply to sugar high hangovers as with alcohol hangovers. Drink plenty of water, eat a good breakfast, get lots of sleep, and sometimes a bit of the werewolf that bit you aka Sugar.

As I write I have a massive headache and I have completely lost my voice. We do not just go trick or treating, we go all out with the scares for those who dare take our candy. We do not have trick or treaters at our house, (we live to far out in the country) so we haunt my Aunt’s yard. I get to pull out the old, dusty and cobwebbed acting skills and laugh maniacally as I shout “Candy for your children”, You Know you want the candy”, Candy made from [or] by the/your/my children” and “Candy, candy, candy” while spinning and twirling my cape. Basically being insane and super freighting with my face covered by my lace spiderweb hood.

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

The other cast of characters

My Aunt dressed as the girl from the ring quietly saying, in a baby voice “Why wont they give me any candy”.

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

Her boyfriend as the grim reaper, completely silent, holding a candelabra at the end of the walk.

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

Mid way down the walk his son dressed and seated as a broken down scarecrow waited to jump scare the unsuspecting by shouting out lines from Shrek. Why Shrek you might ask, because it did not matter what he said as long as it was loud and fast.

I did not get a picture of him guys, sorry.

The Kiddo and her best friend handed out the candy as the most adorable kitten and zombie in the world. After walking through the gauntlet they deserved to see someone safe. The Kiddo also brought candy to the little ones who were too afraid to walk to the porch steps.

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

My Brother dressed as a cowboy (I joked all night that he looked like a Texas Ranger) patrolled the yard and took the girls trick or treating during the height of the night. I removed the super scary hood and gave out candy, being as sweet as that candy, until the kids returned.

He said no picture, please.

All in all it was a fantastic night. For those of you that watch my Periscope videos, you got to see a preview of the night. I thank you for watching.

I filled the Big Kid Treat bags with candy, Crispy Treat Jack-o-Lanterns, and glow stick brooms.

The Jack-o-Lanterns were basic crispy treats recipe. I mixed the marshmallow with orange food coloring while melting and used melted chocolate to attach the peanut butter cup stems and chocolate chip faces.

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The brooms were simple and thank goodness for double-sided tape. I got the idea from One Little Project it is super simple and the effect is great.

Cut a paper lunch bag into strips the width you want for the broom part and cut the paper in to strips leaving a space at the top for the double-sided tape. Roll the paper around the bottom of the glow stick until you have the broom size you want then tie it with a bow.

The Sugar High Post Halloween Hangover www.HandPArtistry.com

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday and that the sugar hangover ends soon.

This month is all about thanksgiving and family for me so I plan to share some of my favorite recipes, sewing projects, and crafts to prepare for Thanksgiving. I also want to shout out some of my favorite people and why I am thankful for them as well.

Wishing you Luck and Love,

                                                   Heather

Kitten Tank Top Applique Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Kitten Tank Top Applique Tutorial

I am truly pleased with this new Kitten applique. I decided on a small black spaghetti strap tank top to go with the tutu skirt. The more I looked at the set the more off it felt. The top needed something. I did not want to add a face to the top so I took a little time to brain storm. Urban Threads has a really cute design set called Noggin Nanimals and it includes the applique design for each animal in the set. SCORE!!!! One is a kitten. Now it is time for the Tank Top Applique Tutorial! Continue reading

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

What’s Up Buttercups!

Good Day All,

I wanted to give you guys an update on what I am doing this week. I am beginning my Baby and Toddler Halloween Tutu Costume prep this week. I make a few tester samples to check out color choices and designs. I also check accessory options and sizes for each costume. I pin the face pieces in place while testing the options. All costumes are worn around the chest with a Onesie (Baby body suit) or leotard underneath.  Let me know what you think.

Unicorn or Pony

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

I love this face. The tutu has a crochet base in teal with Blue and white tulle. I added thin blue ribbons through out. I may decided to bow the ribbons.

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

I like the blue and a lavender as well for this design.

The Owl

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I love this face not sure about the color. I am going to add feathers in purple blue and white around the waist and in a V around the eyes. The tulle is pink, red, and white thick strips on an elastic wrap around band with a red sheer ribbon tie.

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

Thinking of using this Tutu Style for a jelly fish or octopus as well. I will add sheer ribbons to the floor for tentacles. I love using teals and sea green for ocean creatures.

Lil Monster

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

This one is my favorite. A Baby tutu little monster. I think I will stick with blue tulle as well and just change the tie to a dark blue. The ribbon tie wraps around the chest to tie in a bow on the front side. (The tie looks like the monster has a bow in its hair.)Accessories

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

The unicorn horn ties around the head now, but I am contemplating a headband. I’m working on a feather headband for the owl as well; I’m just experimenting.

Testing out designs for Halloween Tutu Costumes at www.HandPArtistry.com

I like the shape and contrast of the peach and pale blue the very tip of the horn may get a flower or pearl. I’m just not sure yet.

I can’t wait to get all the designs together and some adorable little models together for a photo shoot.

 

I am also working on the embroidery and beading for the Nyx Costume.

 

I have a little favor to ask. I am updating my social media and would like some advice. This week is Facebook https://www.facebook.com/handpartistry . Head over and let me know what I can do to make the page more user-friendly. Any and all advice is welcome.

 

Wishing You Luck and Love,

 

I apologize for not posting on Monday, my Uncle passed away on Friday and the Kiddo and I spent time with family so I did not write a tutorial.

10 of my favorite projects so far

Here is a collection of 10 of my favorite projects so far. Enjoy.

Hustle Bustle I love anything costume related.

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The Hustle Bustle from Hand P Artistry

Sock Monkey. This was the most fun tutorial because every time I make a Sock Monkey as a gift the receiver is delighted.

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Sock Monkey from www.HandPArtistry.com

Table Runner. I love table runners because they add a little fun to everyday.

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Completed mats with runner www.HandPArtistry.com

Jean Apron upcycle. Any time I can upcycle an item I do. This Apron tutorial takes an old pair of jeans and gives them a new life.

Valentine up cycle

Valentine up cycle www.HandPArtistry.com

Flag Day T-shirt. My Niece loves this one, she wore the t-shirt to school for Flag day.

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Flag Day T-Shirt

Tie Pacifier clip. I Made this pacifier clip to make it easier for my nephew to keep his pacifier and look cool. 🙂

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Ties ready

Wine bottle gift bag. Another great upcycle is the shirt to gift bag tutorial.

Mans shirt up cycle to Wine Bottle Gift Bag from www.HandPArtistry.com

Complete bag with buttoned cuff.

Bandana Skirt. Upcycled from a pillowcase dress.

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

Skirt and headbands

Kitchen towel holder. I love this quick and easy way to brighten up the kitchen and keep towels in place.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Ready to go

Reversible Coffee Sleeve. You can never go wrong with a great coffee sleeve.

Reversible Coffee Sleeve Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Coffee Sleeve

 

Wishing You Luck and Love,