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1  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 91 ENTRIES / Toddler Pillowcase Hat on: October 04, 2013 09:53:20 PM

Materials Required:

  • Ό yard Fabric material (Floral design) from the pillow case
  • Ό yard lining material (White)
  • Needle
  • Button craft Thread (75 yard – lavender color)
  • Green Buttons
  • Scissors
  • Scale
  • Pencil

The toddler hat is made from a used pillowcase. First I have drawn three patterns to design the hat like circle, rectangle and square in both the materials I used. Cut out the patterns from the pillowcase material.

Catch Stitch:

The catch stitch is nearly an invisible stitch and is used more for hand sewing (e.g. hemming). Usually the catch stitches has overlapping diagonal stitches over the top side and on the reverse side it has very small invisible stiches. Always begin the catch stitch from the left side.

Start the stitches from the underside edge by folding the floral fabric material with the white lining material. Take the first diagonal stitch across the folded edge and take a small amount of thread and pull the thread through. Then again come across and take a small amount of the folded edge and pull back through and knot off the thread from the folded edge. So tie a knot, pull the thread and keep your thumb and pull it tight to make it strong.

After stitching all the patterned pieces we need to connect the pieces into a hat. Pin the top edge of the hat (circle pattern) to the other brim pieces to get a right view.

Use the same catch stitch method to connect them. Pin and stitch brim pieces of main fabric together at sides. Press seams open. Then turn your hat right side and let your little one enjoy wearing their new hat.

Tada … A perfect hat for Toddlers!!!

2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 90 ENTRIES / Tiny hand purse on: September 09, 2013 08:33:30 PM
This is a very charming topic, friends. I like to present a tiny hand purse for every pretty little kid.

The hand purse is made from the empty cardboard boxes along with few craft supplies (scrapbook paper, glitter glue pens, summer fuzzy sticks, punching machine and pony beads) and a little drawing.

All you need to do is cut the cardboard into a purse shape (4*4 sizes) and paste the colorful scrapbook paper over it and cover the inside part of the purse with white A4 sheets.

Now punch two holes on either side of the purse. Then tie a knot with “summer fuzzy sticks” by inserting them in one of the holes you had punched. Then, curl it into a handle shape. Next you need string the pony (Gold metallic and brown) beads using the knotted summer fuzzy sticks, and insert the other end of the sticks to the second punched hole. Then, tie a knot to finish the loop. You can additionally stick a cello tape on the punched holes, to make it strong.

In an A4 sheet, draw a small butterfly and a fairy lady inside it. Cut the butterfly and paste it in the right hand corner of the front and back purse.

Finally, place the pony beads in a circle shape on the front of the purse, and make a dot at the center using the glitter glue.

Have fun!!!
3  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 89 ENTRIES / Tin - Flower vases on: August 07, 2013 08:39:25 PM
Happy Tenth Anniversary!!! woot woot.
I am new here, but already loving this site. I have used tin as the star in my flower vase craft.

Basic Materials needed for making paper flowers and tin decoration:
•   Rose flower template drawing
•   Scrapbook background papers
•   Scissors
•   Glue
•   Tooth pick
•   Color buttons (green,orange,yellow,red and blue)
•   Black grams and Yellow pigeon peas (Eastern spices)
•   3D Sunflower stickers  

Rose Flower Steps:
•   Draw petals and color it as required. It doesn't have it to artistic. You can use free samples available on the internet. But if you need inspiration for drawing, please refer below.

•   Glue the petal #1 at the bottom and roll it with the Tooth pick.
•   Repeat the same process for petal#2 and petal#3.

•   Add glue to the center of petal#4 and place center petals to it.

•   Repeat the same process for petal#5, 6 and 7.
•   Then add the glue to the center of leaves and add the rose into center.

•   You can create as many roses as you want.

Tin Decoration Steps: (Tin 1)
•   I have used two tins. For the first one, I used the roasted cashews nut from Walmart.  Smiley
•   Glue the green color scrapbook paper around the tin.

•   Then paste three blue buttons six times at the bottom of the tin with gap in between.
•   Glue the green buttons at the center and above the blue buttons.
•   Place the yellow and red buttons with little gap and above other buttons.
•   Finally paste the curve shaped red scrapbook paper to the top of the tin.

Tin Decoration Steps: (Tin 2)
•   I have bought another tin from Michaels and kept it as the base over which the decorations were done.
•   Paste the green color scrapbook paper to the two front sides of the tin.
•   Then glue four green buttons each side of the tin.
•   Place the 3D sunflower sticker to the center of the scrapbook side and orange buttons to the center of the green buttons.

•   At last, stick the Black grams as shown.

And voila, we have two superstar tins to decorate your cupboard!!!
Let me know what you fine folks think about it!!
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