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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

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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.

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Pin the ribbon in place.
Step 3

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

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

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

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3

Today’s Baby Bath Set Part 3 Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial is part 3 of a 3 part set. The Bath Set consists of a Bath blanket and wash cloth with a terry towel material on one side and a soft Minky fabric on the other. The bath blanket has the baby’s name and initial appliqued with an embroidery machine. The beauty of this type of gift is that you have many uses from one set. The bath blanket can be a hooded towel or a swaddle blanket. The Washcloth is both a wash cloth and burp cloth. When you are a parent the best items in you arsenal are the ones that do double and sometimes triple duty. Do you have a favorite baby item or gift that works for multiple uses? If so what is it and did you or someone else make it? I made this set as a gift for a friends baby and I hope they like it. The embroidery adds just a little bit of heart to any baby project and makes it unique to the child.

Click here for part 1 Wash Cloth

Click Here for part 2 Embroidery

Materials:

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Terry cloth – inside fabric 1 yard
Minky – outer fabric 1 yard
you will have some of each left over for wash cloths.
Basic sewing supplies
*Do not iron minky – You will loose the dots

Step 1
Measure 32″ x 32″ with 1/2″ seam allowance.
mark on the Terry cloth and cut.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 2
Cut a 12″ by 12″ square from the terry cloth and cut in half. This will be the hood.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 3
Use the terry cloth pieces as templates to cut out the minky.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Here are the cut pieces
1 terry cloth and 1 minky 32″ x 32″
1 terry cloth and 1 minky triangle 12″

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 4
The hood
Layer the hood pieces right sides together.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Straight stitch the long edge

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Turn right sides out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Top stitch down. This forms the edge of the hood.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 5
Layer blanket
place the 32″ pieces right side together and fold back the corner for the hood.
Place the hood raw edges out and right sides facing. Minky to minky and terry cloth to terry cloth.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 6
Pin being sure to leave an opening for turning.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 7
Sew
Back-stitch the corners and the edges of the hood. You will need extra stability and structure in these areas.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 8
Trim the corners and turn out.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Step 9
Hand stitch the closure. Normally I would top stitch a closure and all the way around the edges, in this case it is better to hand stitch.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Here is the completed blanket minky side out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Terry cloth side out

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

Folded

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

With Wash cloth

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

My Helper shows up anytime I use soft fabric.

Hooded Bath Blanket Tutorial Part 3 from H&P Artistry.com

 

Wishing you Luck and Love

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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Angel Ornament DIY from H&P Artistry

Angel Ornament DIY

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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Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

This ia a gift ideas that is right up my alley. The Holidays are a great time for DIY gifting. No need for the Mall the craft store will do. In the case of these adorable and glitzy candle holders I got the supplies from the Dollar Store.

 

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
Votive candle holder (Clean with alcohol to remove any oils or dirt from the glass.)
sticky jewels
craft/artists/duct tape
scissors
ruler or tape measure
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Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap Making and Cutting from H&P Artistry

Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap

Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap

Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap Making and Cutting from H&P Artistry

Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap Making and Cutting

I thought I would share a new video with you guys of the making of Cashmere Woods and Tonka Beans Cold Process Soap.

 

This is a really good way to show you all what I have been up to lately. I am in the process of expanding the H&P Artistry brand from online sales to in person craft fair and trade show sales. This change in approach is a much-needed growth of the brand and I have worked on it for over a year now. I now make and sell soap, bath, and body products as well as the aprons and embroidered kitchen towels.

Why the change? We needed an income that was more cost efficient and (as most of you know) I like talking to people face to face. When you make a soap or cosmetic product it is nice to be able to talk to your customers and find out what they really want and need. Sometimes that is hard to do via e-mail.

The other issue… SHIPPING COSTS. Have you ever filled up an online cart with items you love, calculated the shipping, and bought nothing? Me too. I try to get the best shipping costs possible for my customers and I am working on new options and a new sales site to help with those shipping costs. There is only so much a seller can do because shipping is pretty set based on weight or flat rate depending on shipping box/envelope.

What does that mean for the Blog? A few changes. I plan to have more video tutorials about different soaps and cosmetic items. As well as recipes and crafts. I love you guys and am deeply grateful for all of your support over the last two years and plan to continue blogging. I have tried to not have advertisements on the blog and that limits my ability to offer content because the blog does not generate income on its own. My only income is through product sales via my online stores and now craft shows and fairs. The blog has unfortunately not added to those sales so it has been a loss business wise. I plan to combat that by adding links to my products through out the blog.

Pleas check out the new H&P Artistry Soaps Shop and let me know what you think. I have a dummy version up now so that people can see the layout. I’m excited to test the new site options. I plan to go live January 1 2017. Until then you can place orders through the H&P Artistry Facebook page or via e-mail.

The Etsy shop? I am not sure if I will continue the Etsy shop in conjunction with the new sales site. If you like ordering from Etsy let me know. If enough of you want to continue using Etsy over the new site I may keep it up.

Is there anything you would like to see on the blog in the new year? Leave a comment and let me know.

As Always

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

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Holiday Season

Sewing a Simple Baby Quilt from H&P Artistry

Sewing a Simple Baby Quilt

Sewing a Simple Baby Quilt

The Kiddo’s Aunt and Uncle are having a baby, The Kiddo and I wanted to make them something Special for the Baby. Sewing a Simple Baby Quilt was perfect. The Kiddo picked out the fabric and set up the design and I did the sewing. I realized, after we organized the pattern for the blocks, that you may want to make one yourself. Continue reading