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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

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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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Bandana Top Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Top Tutorial

Bandana Top Tutorial

A friend has asked for a bandana top forever and I finally had the chance to make it. I happened to have these two bandanas and thought the combination would be fun. Luckily she liked the idea too and now I get to share it with you.

I am sorry about some of the pictures. I’m not sure what went wrong but a few turned out a little blurry. I promise I’m working on it.

Materials:

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

2 bandanas
Ribbon – the final length after cutting is 46″
Basic sewing supplies.

Step 1
I marked 4″ in and 8″ down. This will depend on the size of the person wearing the top. I found the measurements by measuring the length from collar-bone to under arm 8″ and divided by 2 for the top measurement.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Once I drew the line I decided to add an inch making it 5″ and 9″. I wanted to be sure there would be enough space under the arm.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 2
Cut both bandanas with the same measurements.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 3
Find the center point on the back bandana and cut 5″ to 10″ Down from the top. I choose 6″ because I liked the look of a smaller opening.

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Step 4
Iron
I used the ribbon to decide where to fold the top seam down. You want to make sure that the ribbon will thread through easily once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

When Ironing the sides I folded the fabric under twice to have a clean edge once sewn.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 5
Sew all the edges down. I used a hem zigzag stitch because I liked the pattern and it helped the edges to lay flat.

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Step 6
Line up the sides. I did not pin but you can if you want.

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Step 7
Sew the sides. I used the same stitch as the edges and then a straight stitch to add strength to the seams.

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Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 8
Thread the ribbon starting in the center back.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 9
Trim and seal the edges of the ribbon. To seal the edges and prevent fraying run the edges through a flame. Check out the pacifier clip tutorial for photos of sealing ribbon.
Tie your bow and you are done.

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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How to Sew a Bandana Pillow from H&P Artistry

How to Sew a Bandana Pillow

How to Sew a Bandana Pillow

This How to Sew a Bandana Pillow tutorial is a fun way to decorate your home for the fourth of July holiday. It would also be a fun way to decorate for other holidays using different patterns of bandanas. Continue reading

Tic Tac Toe Board Part 2 - Circle coasters/playing pieces from H&P Artistry

Tic Tac Toe Board Part 2 – Circle coasters/playing pieces

Tic Tac Toe Board Part 2 – Circle coasters/playing pieces

This is Part 2 of the Tic Tac Toe Board – the playing pieces that can also be used as coasters. You can find Part 1 the Game Board here. When I first learned to sew I did not like sewing circles. They were never exactly right. Sometimes they were not symmetrical or if I made more than one circle they did not all match size. A friend shared a tip with me and now I’m going to share that tip with you.

How to sew perfect circles.

Materials:

1 thumb tack

Painters tape

ruler

pen

scissors

Step 1

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Cut 2 2″ pieces of painters tape. Mark the centers.

Step 2

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Poke the thumb tack through the sticky side of the tape at the center point.

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Extend the center line across the tape.

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Step 3
Cross the second piece of tape over the first lining up the center point and the lines. Sticky side down.

Step 4

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Line up the center line with the needle at the 2″ point. Trim the tape to free the feed dogs.

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Check your placement. I want a 4″ circle so I positioned the pin 2″ from the needle. The good thing about using painters tape is that you can use it over and over again. You can also position the pin whatever distance from the needle you need.

Now it’s time to sew the coaster/playing pieces

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Materials:
I had enough 5″ squares in the white and blue Bandanas to make 9 coasters. (If you want stiff coasters use a heavier weight bandana or use Fusible interfacing)
9 5″ squares of Batting or felt
9 5″ squares each in contrasting colors.
Basic sewing supplies.

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Step 1
Layer the pieces right sides out with batting in the middle. Pin in place.

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Step 2
Find the center point of the square. Mark it with a dot and push the tack through the center point. (You will already have the tack taped to your sewing machine when you stick the tack through the center point. I took the picture on my cutting mat because it is easier to see.)

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The tack comes through the center of the fabric. Be careful not to prick your finger. You will probably want to use more pins to keep the fabric in place, just do not sew over them.

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Step 3
Lower the presser foot and make sure the edges line up. The first few times you may want to turn the square on the tack with the foot up. This will help you see where the circle follows the edges and that you have the tack positioned correctly.

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Sew slowly. You may have to stop and start a few times to smooth the fabric. If you go to fast the fabric will bunch up around the tack.

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You now have a symmetrical circle.

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Step 4
Trim around your circle with pinking shears.

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Decorative Side with coasters.

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Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Trying something new, A few Bandana Up-cycled tutorials.

I decided to try something new today and put a few tutorials together. I realized today that I have posted a least 3 tutorials a week since I started the Blog in January. WOW! What if I link a few like tutorials all in one post maybe that will make it easier for my followers to see what I have to offer.

I must be honest, I started this Blogging project to see if I could eventually make money doing what I love and showing my daughter that she could do the same one day. So far it hasn’t happened, but who is to say what may come.

I do, however, have a wonderful and detailed history of projects and gifts made with my hands.  A memory book to share with others who enjoy the same bits of life and creativity. You do not have to be able to sew to enjoy a good tutorial. Sometimes it is just nice to see how a product is made from start to finish. I like being able to show people how much work goes into even simple things.

I have friends that sell products at craft fairs and they have people ask all the time “Why is it so expensive?”. When I have a tutorial that shows step by step all the work involved in something simple like a napkin ring, a picnic basket liner, or a tablet case the time and effort are visible and understandable. Also when someone asks “Could you make this for me?” it is easier to explain why it is better to just buy a commercial product. Fabric is expensive!

Ok, so my little rant is over. Here are a few projects you may enjoy. I know I did.

Bandana Up-Cycles

Skirt

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

Skirt and headbands

Shirt

Super fun and cute Bandana top tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Front

Table Cloth

Wonderful picinc table cloth for the 4th of July. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

4th of July Table cloth from www.HandPArtistry.com

And Mondays tutorial the shirred top/dress

Shirred shirt/dress tutorial at www.HandPArtistry.com

Shirred shirt/dress tutorial at www.HandPArtistry.com

 

I hope you enjoy the tutorials and if you make any of the projects send me a picture. I’d love to see them.

 

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What to do with fabric scraps? Make a door hanger decoration. Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

A little photo tutorial on what to do with scraps. Door Decor :)

I’ not sure what happened but when I woke up this morning and checked the blog this tutorial just would not show up on the site. So here we go again. When I finished the Table cloth tutorial I had lots of strips of fabric left over. I remembered that my mom had a flag door hanger only it wasn’t a flag; it was made of ribbons tied to a stick. So I decided to try it out for myself. I used ribbon but honestly a dowel or a pretty stick would look better. Depending on how many strips you have left over you may want to fill in with ribbon or some other little decoration. I think I am going to make some stars from scrap fabric and hang a few, at different lengths, along the row.  Let me know what you think and if you try it send me a picture of the final product.

 

 

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Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Bandana Tablecloth Tutorial

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.)

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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.

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Step 4
Match up each pair the same way you decided at the beginning. Layer them right sides together.

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Match up the center seams. Fold the seam allowances in opposite directions marrying the seam.

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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.

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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.

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Step 6
Trim away the excess fabric from the center seam. Try to leave 1/4″ to 1/8″ seam allowance

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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.

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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.

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Measure up from the center and mark along both sides.

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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.

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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.

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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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