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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,

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 4

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

The T-shirt is ready

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

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

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

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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Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Here is the promised goodie box/bag that you can put your wrapped cookies in and make a great Valentine’s Day gift. My daughter likes to give her best friends goodie bags and this is a great one. It would also be wonderful for wedding or holiday take-aways.
Materials:
12″ x 12″ scrap booking paper (A stiff paper works best to hold the folds and stand up to the weight of the goodies.)
Ribbon or raffia
Ruler
Hole punch

GB Materials

Step 1
Measure 6″ in on both sides and make a mark.

GB Measure 1

GB Measure 2

Step 2
Fold your sides into the center.

GB fold to center

Step 3
Measure and mark 5″ in from both edges.

GB Measure side 1
Do the same on the other side. These are the fold marks.

GB Measure side 2

Step 4
Fold along the marked lines on both sides. this makes the bottom of the bag.

GB Fold sides up 2

GB Fold sides up

Step 5

Place your finger on the closest fold line in the center and fold that point to the outside edge and crease. This is the hardest part. The thing to remember is to create a right angle with each corner.

GB Fold box sides 1

GB Fold box sides 2
This is the right angle to make the side of the box.

GB Fold box sides 3

Do the same with all four corners.

GB Fold box sides 4

GB Fold box sides 5

This makes the sides and opening of the bag.

GB Fold box sides 6

Step 6
Match the top corners together.

GB side and top line up 2

GB side and top line up 1

Step 7
Mark 2″ in on both sides

GB Measure top 1

Step 8
Use the hole punch to punch holes through both sides of the box at each mark.

GB Measure top 2

Step 9
Thread your ribbon or raffia through one side of the box and fill with goodies.

GB Complete open

Step 10
Thread the ribbon/raffia through the other side and tie a bow. I creased the sides inward for a cleaner look.

GB Complete side view

Click here for the printable pattern

Check out the Video Tutorial on YouTube

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                       Heather

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft - Kids Craft from H&P Artistry

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

The kids love having new ways to carry their valentines. It is even more fun to have a cool delivery method. A few years ago we made large envelopes to go on the backs of the kid’s classroom chairs and each child delivered their cards and goodies by dropping the treats into each persons envelope. This year Continue reading

Printable Valentine Bookmarks from H&P Artistry

Printable Valentine Bookmarks

Printable Valentine Bookmarks

It’s a bonus Printable day and I have a second Valentine option for you. You can use the printable Valentines from last week or these Printable Valentine Bookmarks. Even better mix and match the different Valentines for more options.

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Folded Love Note Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Below is the YouTube video including the Heart Envelope fold.

When I was in school I took an Origami class. The teachers thought it would be a fun way to learn about another culture; it was. It was also an awesome-cool way to learn to fold the notes we passed during class. This was of course before the days of cell phones and text messaging. I still use the skill today and decided to share some of it with you for valentines notes.

LNE love notes

I have to different size notes for you the first is a lined sheet of 11.5″ x 8.5″
I used the poem from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

“I hate the
way you talk to me,
and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car.
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots,
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick,
it even makes me rhyme. I hate it,
I hate the way your always right.
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around,
and the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way
I don’t hate you.
Not even close,
not even a little
bit, not even
at all.”

 

LNEP Note
Step 1
Fold in half along the 11.5″ side to find the center.

LNEP fold in half
Step 2
Fold the corners into the center line to make a triangle.

LNEF Fold to center
Step 3
Fold the bottom edge up to meet the bottom of the triangle.

LNEP Fold up
Step 4
Fold each side in to meet at the center line. This forms the sides of the envelope.

LNEP Fold to side to center 1

LNEP Fold to side to center 2
Step 5
Fold the top down to form the envelope closure tab. You can seal it with a piece of tape or sticker.

LNEP Fold top down

The second sheet of paper is a 12″ x 12″ sheet of scrap-book paper. Follow the same steps as above.
I used lines from Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
“You have bewitched me
body and soul
and I Love, I Love
I Love You.
I never wish to be parted from you,
from this day forth.”

Next week I look forward to sharing heart-shaped place mats, a valentine table runner, and felt valentine envelopes.

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day

 

 

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers from H&P Artistry

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

My favorite thing about Christmas is the special time I get to spend with The Kiddo. We make Hot Cocoa and curl up and watch “Polar Express” together. When she was little, she would sit in my lap and we would pretend that we were on the Polar Express too. I miss those days. (insert wistful mommy sigh) I know that I only have a few more Holidays like this before she is grown up and I plan to hold on for as long as I can.
Check out the Youtube Video below


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