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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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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:

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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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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

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Lay out the towel wrong side up.

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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.

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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.

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Or you can measure basic pocket sizes.

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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.

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15 minute Toiletry roll tutorial from www.HandPArtistry.com

Step 6
Ready to pack.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Step 7

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Trim the excess fabric from both ends.

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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.

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Turn right-side out and pull the ruffles apart.

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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

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

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.

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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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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.

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