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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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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

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial

Towel to Baby Bib Up-Cycle Tutorial

A great up-cycle for baby is to take your well laundered towels and turn them into Baby bibs.
Materials for Pattern:
a baby bib
paper – I use large drawing pad paper or used wrapping paper (recycle). You can also tape together sheets of paper.
Step 1
lay bib out flat on sheet. I do not pin down because it warps the paper and pattern.

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Step 2

Trace

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Step 3
Cut out pattern.
Materials for Bib:
Pattern
old towel
Pins

Step 1
Layout pattern and pin

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Step 2
Cut out bib
All you need to do now is attach Velcro on opposite sides and you are done. I choose embroidery and button holes. I also choose not to trim the edges, but you can add bias binding, ribbon, even lace would be beautiful.

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Optional – You can use sticky Velcro and hand tack stitch or Hot Glue it into place and use an Iron on Design patch instead of embroidering a design. A fun idea is to put your child’s hand print on the center of the bib with fabric paint and write their age in puff paint. When the child grows out of the bib you have a keepsake.

If you have an embroidery machine or like to hand embroider, these are the steps I follow and stabilizers I used.
Hoop and Embroider designs on bib front. The terry cloth I used was thin and easily hooped. If you use a thicker terry cloth you may want to use a sticky stabilizer instead of hooping the towel.

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Crankenstein, All you Need is Love and Cupcakes and I love You Deerly.

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I embroidered button holes using sticky stabilizer because you can not hoop the small part of the bib.

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Here are the completed bibs.

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The embroidery designs purchased from Urban Threads and www.urbanthreads.com

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Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial

Quilted Tablet Bag Tutorial

A Friend gave me a tablet he no longer used. I was super excited and immediately terrified that I was going to break it. I decided to make a case for it so that I could carry it with me without worrying about scratching the screen in my monster purse. I have been tentatively learning to quilt so the thought train went something like this…. don’t scratch the screen…. padding… interfacing…. QUILTING!!!!  And the quilted tablet bag is born.

Materials
1/2 yard duck fabric
1/2 yard batting
1/2 yard lining fabric
14″ webbing (strap material)
Sewing Materials: pins, rotary cutter, grid ruler, etc.
Optional
Closure – I choose Velcro

Step 1
Measure the tablet. Be sure to add the side measurements and give enough space for sliding the tablet in and out of the bag. The first time I made one of these I used exact measurements and seam allowances and the fit was to snug. I then gave my daughter a clutch purse instead of a tablet bag.

I write everything down and make my own pattern on paper. This way I can make changes as needed on the paper and have it for future reference. I ended up changing the 11″ to 8.5 to make a better fit and it allowed me to get the pocket out on the same rectangle of fabric, but this is how the design started.


Step 2

Cut

Bag Body: 3 rectangles 22″ x 15″
Duck, Batting, and lining
Pocket pieces: 5″ x 15″
Duck and lining
Wrist: 1 14″ strip of webbing (You can make the webbing match the bag by cutting a strip of fabric twice the width of your webbing. You can use either fabric, I choose the Duck.)

Step 3

Quilting
(I only quilted one side of the bag. Next time I will add batting to both sides for the extra cushioning, or get thicker batting because I like the puffier quilt feeling.)

  1. Line up your batting and Duck layer.

  1. Place your pins. I chose 2″ apart, but you can choose whatever distance or free motion quilt it.

  1. Begin sewing your lines from Pin to pin. I choose to sew on a diagonal. Keep your 2″ spacing.

I made a little mistake here and stitches a 1 inch spacing because I had a 1 inch pin in the corners to start the second set of lines. I stitched to that pin instead of the right one.

  1. Flip the fabric and start stitching in the other direction.

Finished top

Finished bottom

Step 4

Layer you body fabric right sides together and set aside. (Do not pin because we have to add the pocket. You can omit step 5 if you would rather not have a pocket.)


Step 5

Pocket

  1. Line up the rectangles right sides together

  1. Pin. (I only pin the top)

  1. Stitch the top and bottom of the pocket and turn right side out .

  1. Iron

  1. Top stitch the top portion of the pocket. (I used a decorative stitch.)

  1. Place the pocket. Fold the body of the bag at the 8.5″ mark. The bottom of the pocket should line up with the fold in the body of the bag.

(I do not have a pic of this step because I put the pocket in upside down and had to rip the seams and readjust the pocket. Here is the final bag. to help with placement.)

Step 6
Wrist handle (You can omit this step if you do not want a handle on the bag)
1. Iron the fabric piece like you would bias tape.
Iron the fabric in half wrong sides together. Open up the fabric right side down and fold the sides in to meet the center crease. Iron the sides down.

  1. Line up the fabric and the webbing

  1. Pin together

  1. Strait stitch around the edges. I also used a decorative stitch down the center for extra hold and to make it match the stitch on the pocket.

Step 7

Pin the body of the bag. Be sure to leave an opening to turn the bag. I like to make an X with pins at the start and stop point. I will keep you from sewing the bag closed.

Step 8

Stitch

I used the foot as my guide for the seam allowance.

Step 9

Zigzag stitch (fake surge) around the bag for extra stability and don’t forget to clip your corners before turning.

Step 10
Turn out and top stitch the opening. I used a zigzag stitch. (I should have matched that stitch to the decorative stitch on the pocket and wrist handle.)

Step 11
Stitch the bottom of the pocket to the body of the bag. I used two straight stitches for stability.

Step 12

Strait stitch both sides of the bag together.
Be sure to position the handle before stitching or you will have to rip the seams and add it.

I back stitched and used the decorative stitch to add strength to the handle seam. You want this to be secure because this seam will hold the most weight.

Technically complete.

You can fold the top flap into the bag and use that as your closure.

Additions
I added a Monogram. (Because I just got the machine a few months ago and I love it.)
You can also buy the Iron on monograms.

Velcro

I used industrial strength tabs because I have an irrational fear of the tablet falling out.
You could put in any closure you want I would not choose a button. If you were to put the carrier in a book bag or lay something on top of it, the pressure could damage some tablets. If you do choose a button, select a flat thin one.

I placed 3 tabs and sewed them by stitching horizontally and vertically. If you use tabs that have a tacky glue, stick them together and place them on the flap. Remove the film from the opposite side and lower the flap. Perfect placement.

Bag complete!

If you try it out let me know or post some pics. I would love to see it.

Sending out Luck and Love.

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Valentine Goodie Box Tutorial

Here is the promised goodie box/bag that you can put your wrapped cookies in and make a great Valentine’s Day gift. My daughter likes to give her best friends goodie bags and this is a great one. It would also be wonderful for wedding or holiday take-aways.
Materials:
12″ x 12″ scrap booking paper (A stiff paper works best to hold the folds and stand up to the weight of the goodies.)
Ribbon or raffia
Ruler
Hole punch

GB Materials

Step 1
Measure 6″ in on both sides and make a mark.

GB Measure 1

GB Measure 2

Step 2
Fold your sides into the center.

GB fold to center

Step 3
Measure and mark 5″ in from both edges.

GB Measure side 1
Do the same on the other side. These are the fold marks.

GB Measure side 2

Step 4
Fold along the marked lines on both sides. this makes the bottom of the bag.

GB Fold sides up 2

GB Fold sides up

Step 5

Place your finger on the closest fold line in the center and fold that point to the outside edge and crease. This is the hardest part. The thing to remember is to create a right angle with each corner.

GB Fold box sides 1

GB Fold box sides 2
This is the right angle to make the side of the box.

GB Fold box sides 3

Do the same with all four corners.

GB Fold box sides 4

GB Fold box sides 5

This makes the sides and opening of the bag.

GB Fold box sides 6

Step 6
Match the top corners together.

GB side and top line up 2

GB side and top line up 1

Step 7
Mark 2″ in on both sides

GB Measure top 1

Step 8
Use the hole punch to punch holes through both sides of the box at each mark.

GB Measure top 2

Step 9
Thread your ribbon or raffia through one side of the box and fill with goodies.

GB Complete open

Step 10
Thread the ribbon/raffia through the other side and tie a bow. I creased the sides inward for a cleaner look.

GB Complete side view

Click here for the printable pattern

Check out the Video Tutorial on YouTube

Wishing You Luck and Love,

                                                       Heather

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft - Kids Craft from H&P Artistry

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

Valentines Mail Box Paper Craft

The kids love having new ways to carry their valentines. It is even more fun to have a cool delivery method. A few years ago we made large envelopes to go on the backs of the kid’s classroom chairs and each child delivered their cards and goodies by dropping the treats into each persons envelope. This year Continue reading

Folded Love Note Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Folded Love Note Envelope Tutorial

Below is the YouTube video including the Heart Envelope fold.

When I was in school I took an Origami class. The teachers thought it would be a fun way to learn about another culture; it was. It was also an awesome-cool way to learn to fold the notes we passed during class. This was of course before the days of cell phones and text messaging. I still use the skill today and decided to share some of it with you for valentines notes.

LNE love notes

I have to different size notes for you the first is a lined sheet of 11.5″ x 8.5″
I used the poem from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You.

“I hate the
way you talk to me,
and the way you cut your hair.
I hate the way you drive my car.
I hate it when you stare.
I hate your big dumb combat boots,
and the way you read my mind.
I hate you so much it makes me sick,
it even makes me rhyme. I hate it,
I hate the way your always right.
I hate it when you lie.
I hate it when you make me laugh,
even worse when you make me cry.
I hate it when you’re not around,
and the fact that you didn’t call.
But mostly I hate the way
I don’t hate you.
Not even close,
not even a little
bit, not even
at all.”

 

LNEP Note
Step 1
Fold in half along the 11.5″ side to find the center.

LNEP fold in half
Step 2
Fold the corners into the center line to make a triangle.

LNEF Fold to center
Step 3
Fold the bottom edge up to meet the bottom of the triangle.

LNEP Fold up
Step 4
Fold each side in to meet at the center line. This forms the sides of the envelope.

LNEP Fold to side to center 1

LNEP Fold to side to center 2
Step 5
Fold the top down to form the envelope closure tab. You can seal it with a piece of tape or sticker.

LNEP Fold top down

The second sheet of paper is a 12″ x 12″ sheet of scrap-book paper. Follow the same steps as above.
I used lines from Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
“You have bewitched me
body and soul
and I Love, I Love
I Love You.
I never wish to be parted from you,
from this day forth.”

Next week I look forward to sharing heart-shaped place mats, a valentine table runner, and felt valentine envelopes.

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day

Wishing You Luck ,Love and a Happy Valentines Day