Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Kid Towel Tote How-ToYou will need a large bath towel; ours is 35 by 65 inches.
1. Sew pockets into both ends of the towel: Turn the ends up 7 inches, and stitch sides. Stitch seams perpendicular to fold to make pockets; we made four on each end.
2. Make pocket ties to hold pockets closed: Cut two 7-inch lengths of cotton tape for each pocket. Hand-stitch ties to either side of the inside of each pocket, and tie.
3. To add a handle, turn towel over so the side without pockets is up. Mark two parallel lines lengthwise on the towel, each 12 inches in from the sides, and beginning and ending 12 inches from the folded ends. Overlap the two ends of a 94-inch length of 1-inch-wide webbing to create a continuous loop, and sew. Pin opposite sides of the loop to the towel along the marked lines, leaving equal amounts of webbing free at either end to create the handles. Topstitch in place with two parallel seams.
4. To fold the towel into a tote, lay it out with the pockets facing up. Fold the two long sides inward so they meet in the middle. Then fold up the short sides so they meet in the middle. Fold crosswise again, and the tote is ready to accompany kids to the pool or beach.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
1. Lay a file folder flat on top of a piece of scrapbook paper. Make sure the decorative side of the paper is lying facedown. 2. Trace the outline of the file folder onto the paper using a pencil.3. Cut along the lines of the traced file folder. You should have a piece of paper that fits perfectly onto the file folder.4. Use a glue stick to secure the paper in place.
Make It: Creative Garland
1. Cut paper scraps in desired shapes and sizes. 2. Apply to a long piece of yarn using tape (we used about 3 feet of yarn). Make sure all of the paper scraps are secured on the same side. 3. Have your kid choose where she wants to hang the garland for a quick and easy way to decorate.