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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.

Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.)
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Pin in place
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Step 3
Straight stitch leaving at least 1/2″ seam allowance.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
You now have 4 rectangles. Lay each out in the original order.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Step 4
Match up each pair the same way you decided at the beginning. Layer them right sides together.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Match up the center seams. Fold the seam allowances in opposite directions marrying the seam.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Pin at the seam allowance then out from there on each side.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Step 5
Straight stitch. Remember to go slowly over the seam marriage.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Step 6
Trim away the excess fabric from the center seam. Try to leave 1/4″ to 1/8″ seam allowance
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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 🙁 ) Zig zag stitch the edge.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
Measure up from the center and mark along both sides.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
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.
Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com
4th of July Table cloth from www.HandPArtistry.com

 

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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Bowl Cover Tutorial

Bowl Cover Tutorial from H&P Artistry

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.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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″.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

Outer line

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

Trim the edges with pinking sheers

Step 2

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

Don’t forget to back-stitch.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com

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.

Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
Large cover side
Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
Large cover top
Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
Small Bowl side
Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
Bowls top view
Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.comReusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
Bowls Side View Stacked
Reusable Bowl Cover Tutorial - This is a great fat quarter or scrap project that can be adjusted to make smaller or larger covers based on the bowl size. All from ww.HandPArtistry.com
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T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry

The Kiddo is growing way to fast. She had 4 growth spurts in the last 6 months. Seriously 4! When you add the fact that she had a birthday last month, finding clothing options we both approve is not easy. I have a hard time giving away clothes that I just got yesterday because they do not fit.

For that reason, when the Kiddo brought me this request, I jumped on it. The conversation was something like this:

Kiddo: “Mom I found a way to keep you from spending more money on my clothes.

Me: OK, let’s do it.

She then described what she wanted and volunteered her favorite t-shirt. (she meant business)  She then volunteered to take the pics. (She really wants this shirt) WOW!

Here is the Razor Back T Tutorial

Materials:

Old t-shirt

Chalk (a marker works in a pinch)

Scissors

Cording, ribbon or wire

Cardboard or paper (used to stop cutting through both sides of the t-shirt)

Step 1

Layout the t-shirt and smooth. You can Iron but it is not necessary.

Draw the Razor Back design.

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I free-handed the design but I wish I had used a razor back tank as a template. It really didn’t matter but I think the cuts would be smoother.

Step 2

Trim the sleeves off under the seam line. You can cut the sleeves in to strips and use them as pony tail holders.

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Step 3

Insert cardboard and cut along the chalk lines. (I use an old pizza box lid wrapped in foil. (It is wrapped in foil because I also used it for the bleach t-shirts.)

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 4

This t-shirt was rather long so I cut the bottom 7 inches. Check the t-shirt on the person to see where (how many inches) to cut it off. Then trim any pieces of fabric that are not smooth or even.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5

Stretch the cut edges by pulling along the length of the cut edges. This causes the fabric to curl in on its self and keeps you from having to sew anything. The edges look like they hem themselves as long as you cut an even/smooth line. If you have any uneven pieces the curl is not as pretty or even.

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Step 6

Cording.

You could just wear the t-shirt as is, but to add a little detail and structure to the t-shirt I wrapped cording around the back.

Be sure to knot the top and bottom of the wrap well. I knotted the wrap at the beginning, once in the middle and twice in the end to make sire it all stays in place.

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Decide where to start cording.
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knot and wrap cording
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knot cording
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trim excess cording

You can make the cording wrap as little or as much as you want. I choose to only wrap about an inch to inch and a half because that is all the Kiddo wanted. (I would have added more.) You could also braid multiple colors of cording around the back. Whatever you want works its your shirt.

 

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Shirt front
Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Razor Back-from www.HandPArtistry.com
T-shirt back with cording and fabric stretch.

Just remember that you have to wear a band or layer a tank under the top because it is airy and open.

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry
T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial from H&P Artistry

 

 

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Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY tutorial from H&P Artistry

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY

I made the kiddo a Ruffled tank top dress for St. Patty’s Day and thought you guys might like it as well. It took all of 30 minutes including taking pictures.
Materials:

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tank Top – Be sure the tank is long enough to make a dress.
2 cuts of fabric 1/4 yard each. Do not use fat quarters unless you want to do a lot more cutting and stitching.
Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

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Measure 5″ up from the bottom of the tank and mark with a chalk marker.

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Then mark 2.5″ down from the top mark.

Step 2

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Cut the fabric strips. I squared up the fabric and cut down the center of each to create two 45″ x 4.5″ or 5″ depending on how much you cut off to square the sides.

Step 3

Ruffle the fabric using a ruffler foot or hand ruffling. To see hand ruffling check out this ruffle tutorial .

Step 4

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch the strips together at each end creating a circle. I used a straight stitch then a 3 point zig zag.

Step 5

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Pin the ruffle in place matching up the side seams and stretching out the tank as you go. for more detailed instructions on pinning to elastic (the tank stretches like elastic) click here.

Step 6

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch in place stretching the tank as you go.

Step 7

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Follow the same steps with the top ruffle.

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Step 8

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Trim the edges of the ruffles with pinking shears. The fabric does not fray as easily with pinking shears and it keeps you from having to hem the ruffles.

You are done!!!!

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cool and easy to sew Tank dress for St. Patty's Day from www.HandPArtistry.com

The beauty of this dress is that you can add as many ruffles as you want and make the dress as long as you want.

The Kiddo loves it…. YAY!!!!!!

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Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

The winter is the worst time for dry skin. I feel like I go through tubs of moisturizer in February alone. In Nashville February is the worst month for cold weather. The ice moves in and the town shuts down for a few days. Yes Ice, People tend to make fun of the south because a snow flake falls and immediately the stores are out of milk, eggs, bread, and beer.  We don’t have wine in grocery stores here. (yet… that’s another post) The thing is it’s not the snow that makes us freak out. It is the ICE! The ice that causes roads to be slick and people to slide into one another like bumper cars at the fair. The Ice that, last year, caused us to have no power for a week at a time, and the pipes to freeze three times.

I would love to have snow, the light fluffy stuff you can make a snowman with. I haven’t made a real snowman since I was 12. Snow Balls are ice-covered missiles that can give you a concussion. I don’t want the awful snow that the North (hehe – yes The North, I did not say Yankees.) had last year. I don’t know what I would do if I saw that much snow.

Why talk about snow and ice now? Because last week it was 70 degrees outside and this week it is freezing. In a matter of 3 days we went from wearing shorts and t-shirts to full winter garb and it is beginning to sleet. Everyone is sick. It will warm up again after Christmas a little and then freeze.

Now is the time to start intensive moisturizing. This recipe is super simple and you can personalize it however you like.

Ingredients:

Peppermint Rose Sugar scrub

1 cup Sugar

1/3 cup coconut oil

Food coloring (not necessary)

1/4 cup olive oil (for extra moisture)

Scented oil or extract. I used rose oil and peppermint extract.

Jar or container (air tight)

For a dryer scrub

The Printable labels

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Pour the sugar, coconut oil, coloring, and scent into a bowl.

I recommend a color safe bowl. The food coloring can stain. Add a few drops of color and scent to start and add more as needed. The color will intensify and brighten as it absorbs into the oils and sugar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Mix well with a fork. Your body heat melts the coconut oil when you apply it to your skin. The mix looks dry when mixing.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

For a more liquid mix add the olive oil

The scent will change if you add olive oil because the olive oil has its own earthy smell. You will have to adjust the intensity of the scent with trial and error. Always start with less and add more as needed.

Mix well and pour it into the jar.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

Add a Label

I am a huge Harry Potter Fan (geek) so I thought I would add a little fun with my labels and I made a Floo Powder label for the dry scrub and a PolyJuice Potion label for the liquid scrub.I then proceeded to add the wrong labels to the jars. My friends will understand. And love me anyway.

I used a ball jar and cut a circle of glitter tape to cover the top of the lid for added detail. (It looks magical.) And used packing tape to secure the label.  The Harry Potter theme is also the inspiration for the green coloring.

What are your favorite moisturizer  scents and colors?

Feel free to download these labels for gifting your Sugar scrub.

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry

 

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Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub recipe from H&P Artistry
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This Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub is a delightful way to give a homemade gift this year. The recipe is so quick you can make it last minute as well.
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Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial

Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial

I love decorating for all Holidays but I do not like storing the decorations. How do I fix that problem? Edible decorations! This centerpiece is simple and the main decoration is chocolate so once the holiday is over the candy is gone. Continue reading Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial

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Printable Valentine Bookmarks

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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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Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Printable Valentine's Day Cards from H&P Artistry

Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

It’s Printable day and I have two options for you. I have a sheet of 9 sweet Valentine’s Day Cards and a set of 9 Teen Valentine’s Day cards.

The first set is the All about Love set. They are all about love from Be Mine to Hello Handsome. Each of the 9 designs are different measuring 2.75″ x 3.5″. Continue reading Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

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New Years Eve Traditions and Free Printable

New Years Eve Traditions and Free Printable from H&P Artistry

New Years Eve Traditions and Free Printable

Every year for many years my friends and I get together on New Years Eve and Celebrate the end of the old and the beginning of the new. This year is going to be a little different. I am not having or going to a New Years Eve party. I am helping to host one though. This year is all about the Kiddo and her friends. With all the loss this year I really do not feel like celebrating, I do feel like laughing and enjoying the joy, fun, and novelty of the Kids first New Years Eve Party. Continue reading New Years Eve Traditions and Free Printable

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Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

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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.
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Angel Ornament DIY

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Angel Ornament DIY

As many of you know the Kiddo, my family and I have lost some very special people this year and I searched for a way to honor them through the holidays and for years to come. After searching the inter-webs … Pinterest … I found a great option. There are many different versions of the memory ornament from a photograph of the loved one inside the ornament to a tiny scroll letter to heaven. I liked the idea of feathers.

Check out the Youtube video below.

 

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