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Bandana Skirt Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Skirt Tutorial

Bandana Skirt Tutorial

Today’s Bandana Skirt Tutorial is super simple and can be adjusted to fit any size by simply adding a bandana or adjusting the elastic.

I choose this tutorial because the kiddo has a pillowcase top that she could no longer wear. I realized that I could take the top, remove the ribbon casing, and turn it into a skirt.

I stitched the cut edge of the casing and turned it into a 2 headbands.

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Turn Right side out

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Trim and stitch the ribbon casings

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Headband

I Serged the cut edge to keep the bandana from unraveling.

Materials:

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2 Bandanas

3″ elastic – Cut to the waist measurement

Pins

Basic sewing supplies

 

Step 1

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Measure the elastic to the size of the persons waist. I just wrapped it around the kiddo’s waist and cut. You will want it snug.

Step 2

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Stitch the elastic in a circle. I straight stitched up and down once and then used a 3 point zig zag twice to be sure the waist is secure.

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Step 3

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Line up the two bandanas and stitch down both sides. You may have to square up the corners and sides. Bandanas are not naturally evenly spaced.

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Step 4

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Turn the skirt right side out and fold in half. Pin your center points.

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Fold in half again and pin those points.

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Do the same with the waist band. I used a fabric pencil to mark each point.

You will end up with 8 evenly spaced points on both the waist and skirt.

Step 5

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Line up the waistband and skirt right-sides together. Line up the 8 pin points and pin the pieces together. The fabric will gather.

Step 6

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Stretch the elastic between each pin as you sew. I used the Serger, but you can use a regular sewing machine as well. Here is a tutorial where I used this method with a sewing machine

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Step 7

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Turn the skirt waistband right-side out and you are ready to go. You can see the two headbands I made from the ribbon casing for the sleeves of the original pillowcase top.

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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:

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

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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

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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.

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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

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Cut the .25″ elastic in a 4″ length.

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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.

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Turn the tie right side out.

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Iron the Tie flat.

Step 7

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Measure your neck elastic and cut.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 1 from H&P Artistry

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 1

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 1

I decided to try to make my own Baby Tie, and being the woman I am I also decided to make it a pacifier clip. I searched the internet and Pinterest for instructions and even downloaded a pattern. (I did not like the pattern and it did not work out.) So I decided to make my own pattern. The beauty of this pattern is that you can make it as long or short, thick or thin as you want. Here is how I did it.
Pattern Materials:
Paper: I use a large art pad and cut a section from a page. You can use wrapping paper, butcher paper, taped together pieces of copy paper.
Scissors: for paper not your fabric scissors
ink pen or marker

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Step 1
Fold the paper in half. This is a great guide for the center line.

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Step 2
Draw a line the length of the tie + seam allowance down the center fold. Mine measured 16″ because I am attaching the tie to a clip and to an elastic neck band. You will have to add the width of the neck to the measurement for a regular tie length.

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Step 3
I drew a 2.25″ line for the smallest width of the tie.

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Step 4
I drew a 6″ line for the bottom width of the tie.

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Step 5
Connect the dots for the sides. Cut out the pattern.

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Step 6
Fold the top and bottom corners to meet at the center line and cut on the folds.

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The pattern is ready.

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Friday is the Second part of the tutorial making the tie Pacifier holder.

Wishing you Luck and Love,

 

 

 

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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.

Kids Terry Towel Craft Apron Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Kids Terry Towel Craft Apron Tutorial

Kids Terry Towel Craft Apron Tutorial

I love to craft with the kids. They are so creative and funny. That crafting time is also a great time to talk about their day to day interests and concerns with out making it a big deal. The Kiddo and I have great conversations while coloring or crafting together. Continue reading

Ear Warmer Headband tutorial with make your own pattern instructions. www.HandPArtistry.com

Ear Warmer Headband Tutorial

Ear warmer Headband Pattern and tutorial.

This is an updated tutorial with a no sew option using fusible webbing.

I decided to give a gift set to my sister and nieces last year that would get a lot of use. The set included hand warmers, a boa scarf and a Head band ear warmer. My sister likes the pin-up/rockabilly hair styles so instead of using elastic I added a button closure. This closure allows her to turn the band around with the decorative button in the front and the larger area in the back. I enjoyed making the sets and the only thing I would do differently next time is to add a lining. If you do not like buttons you could add elastic to the ends. You can also replace elastic with ribbon that can be tied in a bow in the back to add snugness over the ears.
The Pattern


Materials:
Ribbon or tape measure
Ruler
Scissors
Paper (Anything will work. wrapping paper, newspaper, I use drawing paper that comes in a large pad)

No Sew:

Fusible Webbing and an iron

Step 1
(I made mine extra wide. You may want to take the added 1.5″ – 2″ out of your pattern for a slim fit.)
Take your ribbon or tape measure and wrap it around the person’s head (or yours) the same way the band will wrap. Add 1.5″ – 2″ to the length for adding the button. 25″

Measure the width of the band by holding the ribbon over the ears and adding 1.5″. This will be the widest part of the band 3.5″


Step 2
I used a sheet of paper as close to the size of the pattern needed. This saves on paper and is easier to maneuver.
I folded the paper in half horizontally and vertically to find the perfect mid points on the edges and center of the pattern. I marked each with a dot.


Step 3
I chose the 2.5″ ear measurement for the smallest part of the pattern and measured 1.25″ from each side of the center point and made a dot.

Step 4
I did the same with the widest part of the band at 2″ from the center point and marked and connected the dots. (I used a 2″ measurement because I cut a curve in the center and that will remove the extra .25″ on each side.)

Step 5
Fold in half and cut the pattern. Be sure to round your center edge this removes the .25″ on each side of the center.

Ear Warmer Headband


Materials:
Flannel fabric
(If adding a liner I would use either fleece or another piece of flannel)
Button
Step 1
Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out. (Do the same with your lining fabric.)

Step 2
Hem around the band. (Do the same with the lining, or pin them right sides together and stitch around leaving one end open for turning.)

I used a zigzag stitch but you can strait stitch if you want.
(Once you turn out the band with the lining you will want to iron and top stitch around the band and that will also close your turning opening.)

No Sew:

Fuse the edges down with the fusible webbing instead of sewing.

If using a double layer:

  1. Sandwich the webbing between the outer layer and the lining.
  2. Iron in place. The webbing will melt and fuse the layers together.

Step 3
Add your buttons
My machine has a button-hole foot.
You can make your own button holes by using a satin stitch and sewing a two lines of satin next to each other the length of the button and then widening the satin stitch to close each end.

I used the different buttons to match each of their personalities.

No Sew:

Use ribbon instead of a button.

  1. Fold the top edge of the ribbon down wrong sides together.
  2. Use the fusible webbing to attach the ribbon to the edges of the headband.
  3. Do not use satin or sheer ribbon with fusible webbing. The iron will melt the ribbon and ruin your iron. Believe me I have done it.

Project Complete.

Here is the set I made my daughter.
I will post the boa scarf and Hand warmer tutorials soon.

Here is a photo of my lovely Sis wearing hers with the button in front.

Wishing you Luck and Love,

                                                         Heather

Coming next week from www.HandPArtistry.com

I want to show you some cool stuff

Today is not a tutorial day. I want to take a little time to show you what is to come. I am working on a few projects for Memorial Day/picnic season. I also want to show you a few embroidery projects I finished recently.

Coming next week!

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Drink Sling Water Bottle carrier

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Pie Carrier

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Picnic Basket liner

I am working on an outdoor picnic blanket

Picnic cutlery and plate holder placemats.

Here are a few fun Embroidery projects I have worked on. I hope you like them! Many of the designs are purchased from Urban Threads.

 

I have a new Nephew coming in to this world in the next few days so bear with me if I am a little behind next week. I promise I will have all three tutorials up for you next week.

 

Wishing you Luck and Love,

 

 

Mans t-shirt to dress Upcycle from H&P Atristry

Mans t-shirt to dress

Mans t-shirt to dress

Thank the clothing gods that my brother randomly gives me his old clothes. It is amazing the fun ways I found to upcycle clothing from shopping bags to new clothing items like this Mans t-shirt to dress upcycle. This time he gave me a t-shirt, and I immediately thought it would make a great dress. I made it for the Kiddo and my Sister ended up loving it instead. I hope you do to. Continue reading