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

T-shirt to Razor Back Tutorial

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.)

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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.

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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

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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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Multi Colored Cupcake Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Multi Colored Cupcake Recipe

Multi Colored Cupcake Recipe

Multi Colored Cupcake Recipe for Mouthwatering Monday from H&P Artistry

Today’s Mouthwatering Monday recipe is a Multi Colored Cupcake Recipe. Technically it is not exactly a recipe because I used a boxed cake mix but I promise your guests will love it. Kids are so surprised and pleased when they bite into a cupcake and see the colors inside. Continue reading

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY tutorial from H&P Artistry

Ruffled Tank Top Dress DIY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

Step 8

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

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 recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Rose Sugar Scrub

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

 

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Holiday Season, H&P Artistry

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
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.
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  1. Mix the ingredients Dry mix do not add olive oil Creamy mix add olive oil.
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Chocolate Candy Centerpiece Tutorial from H&P Artistry

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