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Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial

Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial

Have I ever mentioned that I love Pinterest. I get lots of ideas and inspiration from wasting massive amounts of time conscientiously scrolling through the delightful pins on Pinterest. Honestly this is how I find trends. One of the big trends for home and party decor is Bunting/Banners. Triangles of fabric chained together with ribbon, bias tape etc. Most of what I found was large 7″ to 9″ triangles. Some are stitched on two sides (right sides together) and then turned and ironed flat before chaining together. Others are stitch right sides out and trimmed with pinking shears. I decided I wanted a smaller bunting for the table decoration at the 4th of July Party and that is how the Fourth of July Mini Bunting Tutorial began. I hope you like it and let me know what you think. Continue reading

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

Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

Elastic Kitchen Towel Holder Tutorial

One thing that drives me up the wall is finding my freshly laundered Tea Towels on the kitchen floor. I fold them, drape them prettily over the stove handle and then all it takes is someone brushing Past and they slide off. I have a few ways to combat this situation. I thought a fun, quick, and useful mothers day gift idea would be the elastic towel holder.  It is a really quick project. I think it took 15 minutes and that included the ironing time.

Materials:

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

This is a great scrap buster and you can get the elastic for $1 at the dollar store.

bottom piece (I used duck because it is sturdy) 10″ x 6″

top piece (I used a light cotton for the ruffle) 9″ x 4″ You could use 10″ x 4″ but I like the little bit of extra wiggle room at the ends.

1 piece of elastic. I did not measure the elastic because I pulled it through to get the ruffle I wanted, but you will need at least a 9″ piece.

Step 1

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Fold the pieces in half right sides together and stitch to make two long tubes. I chain stitched them and them trimmer the thread.

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Step 2

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Turn the tubes right side out.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Iron flat with the seam running down the center of each tube. This will help with lining up the center of the tubes and running the elastic.

Step 3

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Layer the pieces seam line down. If you do not want the seams to show at all you could line up the seams facing together.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Pin in place. I pin both ends along the sides of the seam. The pins mark where I sew the casing for the elastic.

Step 4

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Stitch straight down one side of the seam.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch down the other side of the seam and that makes the casing for the elastic.

Step 5

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Time to thread the elastic. pin a safety pin to the end of the elastic and thread it through the casing.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Pull the elastic all the way through the casing and flatten the fabric.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch the safety pin side in place. I back stitched a few times to make sure the elastic was securely in place.

Step 6

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Pull the elastic from the opposite side to create a ruffle. You will need two hands for the project but to take the pic I had to use one. Remember that you need to leave room for the towel to fit through the loop and for the elastic to stretch and contract. Pull enough to create a nice ruffle.

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Pin the pulled elastic in place.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

This is where the extra fabric comes in handy. Stitch the elastic in place (I like to flatten the end while sewing the make sure the elastic does not twist or bunch). Make sure the pin is far enough away from the stitch line that it can stay in place the entire time you are stitching. You do not want the elastic to get away from you.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 7

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Trim the excess fabric from both ends.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold in half right-sides together.

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Step 8

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I stitched the end together with a straight stitch and a zig zag for stability and strength.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Turn right-side out and pull the ruffles apart.

Here is a wonderful solution to keep your kitchen towels in place from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 9

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Position the tea towel and slide the holder in place.

Your towel is now secure and it is easy to remove when you need the towel.

Wishing you Luck, Love, and a Happy Mother’s Day.

                                                                                           Heather

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial

Today’s Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial is part 1 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 Wash cloth 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.

Part 1 is the wash cloth.

Part 2 is the Baby Blanket Embroidery tutorial.

Part 3 it the Baby Blanket/Bath towel tutorial.

Materials:
Terry cloth 12″ x 12″
Minky dot 12″ x 12″
Do not iron Minky – You will loose the dots

Step 1

Cut fabric in 12″ x 12″ squares.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Step 2
Layer right sides together and pin.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Step 3
Stitch – Be careful and go slowly the minky is slippery. If you need a little grip layer a strip of plastic grocery bag over the top. When you finish the edging all you have to do is tear the plastic away. I curved my corners but you can keep then squared, just back-stitch the corners.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Step 4
Trim the corners and turn out.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Step 5

Pin closure and top stitch around the edges.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Wash Cloth Complete.

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Baby Bath Set Part 1 Wash Cloth Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Part 2 is Blanket Embroidery

Wishing you Luck and Love,

Wishing you Luck and Love

Draft Stopper Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Draft Stopper

Draft Stopper

One of the doors in my house has a large gap between the floor and the bottom of the door.
I decided that it was past time to make a draft stopper. My father had some pipe insulation and that is what I used for the core. You can use anything from a pool noodle to rice for the interior of the draft stopper. The same goes for the outer shell, I chose a towel because I had large scraps from a previous project. Continue reading

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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Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Christmas Ornament Door Decor

Christmas Ornament Door Decor

For a fast holiday DIY I am sharing a super quick and inexpensive Door Decoration. You can get these wooden ornaments in different sizes at most craft stores. Play around with sizes and shape to fit your creativity and decor. I choose simple this year.

Materials:

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Add a bell and thread back through the hole.

3 flat wooden ornaments

Ribbon (measure the length you want the hanger + 4″ or more you can trim away any excess)

Bells (Santa’s jingle bells)

Step 1

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Measure and cut the ribbon the length you want + 4″ at least. I doubled my length and cut away the excess.
Decide on your layout. A great design would also be to use a large ornament as the base and hang smaller ornaments a different lengths from the base.

Step 2

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Tie a loop through the top of the first ornament. This will be the hanger loop.

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Thread the ribbon through the bottom of the first ornament

Step 3

Christmas Ornament Door Decor from H&P Artistry

Thread the next ornament from back to front.

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Thread a bell on to the front of the ornament. Then thread the ribbon back through the same hole.

Step 4

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Continue the process with the remaining ornaments. I like to add a bell to the bottom of the las ornament as well.

Tips:

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

  1. If you want them to have more movement, do not thread the bottom of the ornaments.
  2. I did not thread the first bell because there was a bell already on the ornament.
  3. The more bells you add the more the decoration will jingle.

add a bell and thread back through the hole.

Hang up on the front door or as a wall decoration.

The decoration is minimal and beautiful at the same time. I know I usually can not stop at simple and I have to add a bunch of ribbon or glitter or paint, and you can do all of those things with this decoration as a start. Add a little mistletoe or holly and it would be even more beautiful. In this case simple works for me and I think it is beautiful. The sound of jingle bells when I open the door reminds me that it is Christmas and to be thankful for all that I have.

Enjoy your holiday!

 

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