Any mom of a little boy knows that he loves to take his toys with him everywhere he goes. . . action figures, hotwheels cars, nerf guns, etc. I made these fun bandoliers for my little boys to be able to tote their things around. You can also find them in my etsy shop.
So fun and so easy for them to throw over their shoulders and take their goodies around with them.
Hi! I'm Shelly - mother of 5 and wife to the best man in the world. We love to play games and watch movies together. I have a passion for crafting in all it's forms - sewing, scrapbooking, bow making, painting, mod podge, you name it and I'll try it. Hope you enjoy our family adventures and crafts!
How I Became Shared Jelly
When my husband and I first got married we used to get messages on our answering machine for "Shared" and "Jelly" instead of Jared and Shelly. The first time we chuckled a little over it and by the fourth or fifth time, we decided the name should stick somewhere. And so, I've been sharing jelly all over the internet since. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
this one at Made.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I started with some regular baby flip flops. Her chubby little feet were just hurting in the hard plastic.
So I cut out the plastic and cut some fabric strips from an old t-shirt.
Then braided the strips in a regular braid.
I measured how long I wanted them in the sandal and tied off the ends. Remember that the knit will stretch a little so you'll want it to be snug on the foot.
Wrap some thread on the area that fits between the toes.
Now you are going to take some unbraided strips and feed them through the holes in the back. Loop over your braided piece and back down. Glue in place.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I don't know about you, but my little guys are in love with Nerf guns. I thought it would be cool to give them a place to carry all of their darts. I made them this Nerf Dart Bandolier. They love it. Can't use the guns without it anymore.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
I am about a size medium. If you need to adjust the size of the pattern, here is what you need to know. You want your waistband a couple inches bigger than your waist so that you have room to get in. Each tier should be about 1.5 times wider than the one above it. You can also go a little longer with the skirt by increasing the 7 inch tiers to 8 or 9 inches. Just remember each inch you add on each tier adds 3 inches to the skirt length.
7"x60" tier 1
7"x90" (sew the 2 -45" strips to make one long strip) tier 2
7"x120" (sew the 2 - 60" strips to make one long strip) tier 3
Now that you have everything cut, here's where we start. Take your waistband piece, fold and press it down the center so that it is 2 1/2 inches now. Now you are going to take your 7"x60" strip and run it through your sewing machine with a gathering stitch about 1/8" from one side. Make sure to leave the ends long in case you need to pull out some of the tightness in your gathered stitch. This material is pretty thin, so you machine will gather it right up. Here is how mine came out.
Once you have the skirt back to right - side out, we are going to do a top stitch about 1/8 above your seam. You want to fold your seam up under it from the back. This will not only hold your seam up and keep it secure, but it makes the garment look a little less homemade and a little more store-bought. (Like the original one in the picture.
Once you add your second and third tiers, sew the two ends together to create your skirt. Here's what you have when you are done.
Decide how long you want your ties to be and sew the ends securely. The only thing left is to hem up your skirt. I did a double 1/4 inch roll up on the bottom.
Try on your skirt and make any adjustments you want at this point. I ended up needing to take in the sides about an inch on each side. No problem.