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Bottled Water Carrier Sling Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

Bottled Water Carrier Sling

I told you guys about the Kiddo going to camp this year. I have a crazy list of stuff that she has to bring. 14 of every clothing item, then shower shoes, water shoes, 3 pairs of tennis shoes, all of her volleyball stuff. I am making as much as I can (as much as she will let me). She needs a drink carrier for her water during hikes (I did not like the ones with the rubber o-ring and a carabiner – and I had fabric scraps) so I decided to make her one. (and I made one for me.) We tried them out at the Renaissance Festival last weekend and they worked great.

The pocket design is from Urban Threads

Materials:

Newest Drink Sling/Carrier from www.HandPArtistry.com

This is a great up cycle for old jeans and fabric scraps.

2 rectangles of fabric 10″ x 12″  (I based my measurements on a store bought water bottle and the Kiddo’s water bottle. Just measure around + 1 or 2 inches and Measure the height – an inch or so depending on where you want the top of the bag to be.)

I used Jean fabric for the outside (I recommend a sturdy fabric for the outer layer) I used a left over piece of cotton from a baby dress project. (The lining is not necessary but it add a pop of color and makes the project look finished.)

Pocket – I used a pocket from an old pair of jeans. A cargo pocket would be cool too. If you are embroidering the pocket remember Embroider First. (The pocket is not necessary either but It is nice to have to carry a snack or iPod.)

Strap – I used a belt I made out old ribbon for the Kiddo and repurposed it. You could use ribbon, belting, cording. Really and strappy material you like.

Basic sewing supplies

Step 1 The Pocket

If you choose a pocket carefully use a seam ripper to remove the pocket from the pants. I use a piece of tape to remove the little threads after snipping the seams. If you choose to embroider or use an Iron on decal do it now before you start the project.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryA.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI chose to trim the pocket and allow the edges to eventually fray with time and use. If not fold under the edges and iron

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place in the center of the outer fabric. To find the center fold both pieces in 4 and mark the center point with a pin or chalk. Then line them up. Be sure the height is the 10″ side and the width is the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStraight stitch in place.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack-stitch your corners and zig zag stitch over the straight stitch for more stability.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryYou may want to back-stitch the top corners a few times to add structure so the pocket will not tear away with use.

Step 2 Outer Layer

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the Rectangle in half along the 12″ side.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the bottom and side seams. I straight stitched and then zig zag stitched (or you could serge). You want your seams to hold up really well.

B.  Square up the Bottom

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFold the corners flat and pin 1″ in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistrySew the corners the same way as the seams and trim the excess fabric.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryNow your outer shell is ready.

Step 3 Inner layer

Do the same thing to the inner layer as the outer layer.

Step 4 The Strap

You can make the strap adjustable by adding an o-ring and a slider ring. I choose to measure it to her body. (As a cross body strap landing at her hip.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI layered two pieces of ribbon for her belt so I just kept them together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI zig zag stitched down the center to hold the two pieces in place.

Step 5 Assembly

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn your inside shell right side out and you are ready to assemble the carrier.

A.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryFind your four quarter points. Decide which of these points will hold your straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin Straps in place right sides together. Be sure not to twist the straps when placing them inside the shell.

B.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin the inner shell in place matching up the seams right sides together.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryPin in place at all four points. Be sure to keep the straps in place. (I leave an inch or so above the seam line to be sure I ketch the straps.)

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryMark your opening for turning.  When working with a small area you want to be sure to mark the start and stop points or opening so that you do not accidentally sew the seam closed.

C.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryStitch around the top. Back stitch the beginning and end points.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryBack stitch over the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTrim the excess strap fabric.

D.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTurn out the carrier. It is a little easier to start with the straps.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTuck the lining inside the carrier and fold the opening in.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryE.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryTop Stitch closed. I choose a 3 point Zig Zag because it is my favorite.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P ArtistryI went around the top twice to make sure the straps are well in place and sturdy.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Now you are ready for a day of hiking, craft fairing, or shopping.

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Ready with a snack

Bottled Water Carrier Sling tutorial from H&P Artistry

Drink Sling Water Bottle carrier with pocket.

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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

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

Trim and stitch the ribbon casings

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

Headband

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

Materials:

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

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.

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

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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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

Toiletry Roll Tutorial

The Kiddo is going to sports camp this summer and I have a ton of stuff to pack for her. I decided I would do a few camp tutorials this week. If you kids are anything like mine packing can be a nightmare and you know they will not come back with everything they left with. I found that if she has a place for everything she will remember everything.
Here is a great travel tote idea.
Materials:

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

1 hand towel – (A wash cloth will make a great small roll)
Ribbon – grosgrain is the most durable
Marking utensil – I started with a pencil then chalk but pinning as I went worked best with this towel color.
ruler
Basic sewing supplies
Step 1

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Lay out the towel wrong side up.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold towel up leaving a lip at the top of at least 2″.
Step 2

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Measure the ribbon based on the size of the towel. I choose 1 and a half-length. The long side will wrap around the roll and tie to the short side.

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Pin the ribbon in place.
Step 3

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Straight-stitch both ends be sure to back-stitch securely along the folded edge.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

For added security I 3 point zig zag stitched the edges.
Step 4

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Measure and place Items. You can use your items to decide your measurements.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Or you can measure basic pocket sizes.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I choose four 4″. Two 3″ and two 1.5″ pockets. (You can see a few of the chalk lines. They help to stitch in a straight line)
Step 5

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Stitch from top down and back-stitch top, seam and bottom of each line.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

It is easy to fold and put away when not in use.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used a vanilla yellow for the embroidery of the name.

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                          Heather

Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial

Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial

Today’s Flag Day T-Shirt Tutorial is a fun way to Celebrate Flag Day by making a A Flag t-shirt. You can follow the sewing tutorial below or use hot glue or fusible webbing to apply the design. Sewing is the most durable and detailed way to apply the Rick Rack and fabric. Continue reading

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial From H&P Artistry

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial

Here is the Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial. This is the Kiddo’s Birthday month and so far all of my original plans have flown out the window. She decided she wanted cool stuff and no party. So far I made PJ’s and she took them before I could even finish them much less wrap them. As I said in the last post when she wanted to work with me on the t-shirts and I was stoked. She took the shirts right then as well.

This is her favorite shirt and the fun way we made it wearable a little longer.

Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Materials:

t-shirt

chalk

scissors

Cardboard if you want a barrier between the shirt sides.

 

Step 1

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Fold in half and draw a line up the center line of the back of the shirt.

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Step 2

Draw Heart

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Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used my hand to roughly measure each heart. You could print out a template if you wanted. You could also use any shape the Kiddo just wanted a heart.

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Step 3

Insert cardboard

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The cardboard gives you a barrier between the two sides of the t-shirt. Once you start cutting it is very easy to accidentally cut through to the other side if you don’t have something blocking the scissors.

Step 4

Cut the strips

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You can draw lines and follow them but it is not necessary. Just remember to leave the center line uncut. (you can cut straight through but you will not keep the heart shape. Angel wings would look awesome.)

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Check out the funky cool t-shirt upcycle - Shredded heart-from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5

(You can remove the cardboard at this point.)

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Stretch each strip of fabric. This will distress the strips and cause them to curl in. This will happen naturally after washing. If you are worried about the cuts edge points you can use clear polish to seal them. I don’t like that look so I left it all raw.

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Ready to go! My only advice is to wear a fun color band or tank under the top to set it off.

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Front

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Shredded T-shirt back

Here is a quick guide for shredding a T-shirt.

Shredded Heart T-Shirt Upcycle Tutorial From H&P Artistry

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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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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:

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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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