Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hand Warmers

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a sewing / Square 1 project.

I made these fun little hand warmers today.

To make you'll need:
  • Flannel fabric scraps
  • 1 sheet of Square 1 Iron-on
  • pinking scissors
  • rice
  • Fabric template was found at ShabbyFabrics.com

Using the template from ShabbyFabrics.com, cut 2 matching flannel fabric pieces.   Use your pinking scissors and cut around all edges.  This will keep edges from fraying. Sew edges wrong side together, leaving an opening for rice. 

Find images you want on the hand warmers.   Mine were all found in the Silhouette Store and were sized at 2.5 inches max (for width / length).   The heart needs to have a smaller image.  Print and cut on Square1 Iron-on.  You can get at least 6 images to one sheet.  Iron an image onto one side of hand warmer.  If using a heat press, set to 325 degrees for 4 seconds.



Pour rice into the hand warmer through the opening you left when sewing.   Using a funnel will make this much easier.  And you'll find that you don't need very much rice.

Go back to sewing machine and stitch the opening closed. 

Hand warmer is done!

Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Halloween Costume

Hello, Friends!  Marilyn here with a sewing / Square 1 project.

I made this darling little caterpillar outfit for my 2 year old granddaughter to wear for Halloween.

To make the dress you'll need:

  • two different shades of green fabric
  • two 7 inch strips of elastic
  • 1 package of green bias tape
  • 1 sheet of Square 1 Iron-on
  • a copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar book (to get food images for front of dress)


Cut the fabric strips at 5 inches wide.   Sew alternating colors together length wise.  After sewn, cut 4 inches off of one side to use for bottom of dress.



Using the 4 inch strip, fold in half width-wise and sew to bottom of dress making the hem.
Sew the two edges together making a tube.  Seam will be backside of dress.   Cut arm holes off the top (like a pillowcase dress).  Fold down and make casings in the front and back.   Cut two 7 inch strips of elastic (your choice on size).  Feed thru casing sewing down each end.   Use green bias tape and sew around the arm hole and elastic casing edges.   Leave enough length to allow tie at top. 

Dress is done.  To add food to front:

Scan food images from book and print on regular home printer.   Cut images out and iron onto the front of the dress.   If using a heat press:  set to 325 degrees for 4 seconds.

I used white tights and dyed them green for her legs. Dye pack was less than a dollar at Walmart.



Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn