Making a Unicorn Bag

It has been a while since I have posted anything like a tutorial. This post will be about how I made my daughter a unicorn bag. I did forget to take pictures at some steps but hopefully you’ll enjoy this post nonetheless. 🙂

 

Step 1: trace/draw the shape you would want your bag/purse to be.

I like to add what else I would like the bag to look like so I get an idea what I’m going to be doing and will cut out the shapes to be placed on the bag. Excuse the orange marker, daughter got a hold of it, thought would color it for me lol.

 

Step 2: cut out the shapes with desired fabric – I used felt.

I cut out two of the same shapes so I can cover up the string work of the ears and horn. I put hot glue and threw glitter on the horn. Also planned on making sides, so cut out the bottom and sides.

 

Step 3: sew on all the designs (check put step 4 for picture of the designs sewn on).

I cut out all the shapes for the eyes and hot glued on the middle to stay in place. Afterwards, sewed them all on. I used string for the hair and hot glued it to the backside to keep it in place. Pipe cleaners were used for my daughter’s name.

 

Step 4: sew onto another piece of fabric to cover up string work on the inside.

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Step 5: sew together the sides so it becomes a bag.

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You want to go over the bag make sure you didn’t miss any big gaps (I noticed one big gap that I had to resew). I used a blanket stitch as I was sewing together the sides. I also braided together three ribbons to make the strap for the bag and hot glued on the inside then sewed.

 

Step 6: give it to the desired person or if it’s for you show it off! 🙂

As you can see I did not stick to my exact design I drawn. Sometimes as I’m going along I’ll decide I want something different such as the heart pocket instead of the rectangle in the back. I made it big enough to fit her tablet, which she was really excited about that and the pocket in the back – in which she put one of her small play-doh containers. 🙂 I also used some velcro strips to help keep the bag closed for her.

 

I apologize I didn’t remember to take pictures of every step, such as sewing together the ears and stuffing the horn but tell me what you think! 🙂

 

*this bag was inspired by a Pinterest post.

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Enegeric Kid, Glue Crafts, and random.

Hello world.

Last night, I’m not sure what I would like to write but I want to write something. It could just be the Monster I had earlier in the day but I felt almost restless. As if I need to do something but I couldnt figure out what. I kept going back to the fridge, as if I was hungry but nothing fit my craving. Pacing the floor was something I felt I could’ve done if my body didnt suddenly feel like it ached. Plus, I had already ran around the house like a maniac playing with my bundle of energy of a daughter.

Kids have so much energy. I wish it would rub off. If I had even a fraction of it I’d be doing the household chores every day – like I guess I should be doing. Though if I were to be honest, if we exercised more I’d have more energy. Speaking of which…

I have my mind set on starting to hike with my family. We need hiking boots/shoes and good water bottles (or water bladders with a bag) to do so. In the summer itd be brutal but the winter and fall should be ok. Its important to me – to us (meaning fiance and I) that we start doing this. It is for our health (including our daughter’s) and so we have experience in walking around in that environment. Its different than walking around on the streets.

I’ve also gotten into crafts with a glue gun! Which, I admit, I’m excited about. Already made a necklace and bracelet out of it, as well as a 3D butterfly! Pictures attached. I’m thinking about getting some felt and trying at making small pillows or stuff animals. We will see! 😀

Thats my update for now. Thanks for reading. 🙂

Very Simple No-Sew Doll Diapers

My daughter loves to put diapers on her baby dolls but the only thing is that the diapers that we bought for her to do so is losing their stickiness on the tabs. So, I have searched Pinterest for a super easy tutorial on how to make diapers for dolls and this is my tutorial on how to make them.

I do not take credit for this design and the original is here. I found her tutorial a little confusing at first which lead me to make my own that would helpfully be easier to follow for others.

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First step is to find/buy some felt. I had some laying around, it’s really old and had fuzzies all over but I made it work. It was actually a cloth that was used to keep some kitchen utensils I sold at my first job as a teenager from poking about. I kept the cloth, believing one day I would use it for something, and I was right! 🙂
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Second step is to fold it in half or like a hot dog as my elementary teacher would say. You guessed it, folding it the other way is hamburger.

 

Third step: check the size against the doll. I do this by seeing how far the felt would go up when I wrapped it around the baby. I saw mine went up a little too high and trimmed a little off till I felt it was the right size. If you want your diaper to fit an assortment of sizes, it’s best to make it bigger than smaller.

 

Fourth step is to shape it. I used a bowl and marked it with a marker to make a curved line to cut. It’s not exact measurements. After I cut along the line I made I put the baby doll inside and wrapped it around like a diaper and cut accordingly. I felt the front tabs were too long so I trimmed those and the back tabs a bit. As I mentioned earlier, if you want it to fit more than just that doll you should make it a little bigger than smaller. I just went for the exact fit rather than bigger.

 

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Last step is to place the velcro on the tabs. You can’t see the velcro that well but I had a roll of each, the sticky part and the non-sticky part. I simply measured the length of what I wanted for each, cut it, and then stuck it on. I had adhesive velcro but if you don’t have that adhesive, you can just sew it on.

The baby on the left was the first attempt and the one on the right is my second. I didn’t think to take pictures of the steps till I was doing my second attempt. To be honest, the first attempt looks better. I believe I cut the tabs a little too small for the second one but that’s what happens when you start to experiment.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and it was easy to follow. I’m sorry the pictures are not top quality. I plan on making more tutorials on different things in the future, not sure what yet but that’s the fun of it. 🙂

Sewing More Than Ever & No-Sew

I have done more sewing now than I have ever done. My daughter received hand me downs from different people and some of them needed to be repaired. For example, she received a really cute pink one-piece shorts that had yellow polka dots but it only had one shoulder covering. I thought that was how it came but still decided to sew on a ribbon to be the other shoulder strap. I found out that it did have a shoulder strap there it must have just ripped off.

I also sewed on some buttons onto my boyfriend’s shirts he had bought but were missing some. They were button down shirts but he liked them a lot. I plan on sewing some blankets of Neveah’s that have holes in them. I still have to sew on another one-piece short outfit she got that the hole for where the button would go for the strap is about to rip.

But it hasn’t been all about just sewing. I finally finished crocheting something to go around out silverware holder because the spoons kept spilling out of the sides. I made it a tad bit too small though so it was hard putting on but still seemed to do the trick lol. I also finally cut up an old t-shirt to make it better. I saw lots of ideas mentioning no-sew ways to make a t-shirt look better. I tried two ways. I only have pictures of one way because the other way turned out pretty bad. I think I needed a bigger t-shirt to do it. I cut the t-shirt all the way down one side and cut slits to tie off the side (https://www.pinterest.com/pin/464715255276618216/). It didn’t turn out right for me. The other way was pretty cute though. I’m not fond of the logo because I’m not into watching sports but still, cute. Pictures below.

Front view.

Front view.

Sleeve view.

Sleeve view.

Back view.

Back view.

You see, this was pretty easy. I’ll give the link to the pinterest post I got inspired by. I just cut the sleeves as an extra to look a little better. It also fits more comfortably lol.