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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.

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

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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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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Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2 from H&P Artistry

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2

Baby Tie Pacifier Holder Part 2
How to sew the tie together. You can make the pattern longer to make a full tie. I choose to make an elastic band with Velcro for the neck part and the tie wraps around the elastic. You can also thread the tie through a pacifier clip to make a clip on tie.
Materials:

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

I used 2 fat quarters of printed fabric and white muslin for the backing of the ties.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Small elastic 1/4″ for the pacifier holder part 4″ each
3/4″ elastic for the neck-band the measurement of the child’s neck.
Velcro or a button to close the elastic. You can sew the elastic in a full circle with no closure if you like.
Basic sewing supplies

Step 1

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut out your pattern
One for the print side and one for the backing. I made two ties one in each color.

Step 2

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Layer right-sides together backing facing the print on the fabric.

Step 3

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Stitch a .25″ seam allowance back-stitching the corners.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Be sure to leave an opening on one side of the shorter end of the tie. You will turn out the tie and insert the pacifier elastic in this point.

Step 4

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Turn out and iron flat.

Step 5

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut the .25″ elastic in a 4″ length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold in half and insert in to the open end of the tie. Top stitch the tie closed being sure to back-stitch over the elastic.

Step 6

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Fold the tie in half length wise and stitch along the length.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Turn the tie right side out.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Iron the Tie flat.

Step 7

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Measure your neck elastic and cut.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Cut 2″ or 3″ of Velcro and hand stitch it to the elastic. You can use a sewing machine just work slowly because the thread likes to tangle with the loops in the Velcro. Do not use sticky Velcro in the machine it will be a mess of loops and birds nests. Believe me I know!!!!

Step 8

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Tie the tie to the neck piece and you are ready to go. Tie the tie the same way you would tie a regular tie.

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Useful and adorable Baby Tie / Pacifier Holder Tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

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How to tie the tie

Please be sure to notify me if you plan on selling the ties. the design and tutorial are owned by me and can not be copied for resale. For personal use only.

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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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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