Thursday, February 25, 2016
My 2 year old granddaughter loves PJ Masks, so I decided to make her a cape and a "mask". The mask fits on the forehead, not over her eyes, because I want her to be able to see. :) I didn't know how to do a pattern for the cape, but it is out of one yard of fabric and I made a closure with a strap across the front and velcro. This is just the pattern for the little girl in PJ Masks, Owlette.
To make the mask, cut the 2 pieces (double material for each) and sew the half circle first to have it ready, then sew the other part of the mask and set the half circle behind it as you sew and, and sew it on. I used a blanket embroidery stitch to do this around the edges. Measure the child's head and cut elastic, then sew it on the edges.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
I made this felt makeup to help my 2 year old granddaughter through the chicken pox. She loved it. I let her pick from patterned felt and sewed sew-on "gems" to the tops to add a little sparkle. The makeup case was bought from a second hand store for a dollar and was brand new, still with the tags on. I bought new $1 brushes from WalMart. I did blanket stitch across the folds to make the "cases" close. The little one has had a lot of fun with it and it can be stored with her "beauty salon" that is in her room. I might add that this makeup case has a mirror inside the lid, but you could sew silver fabric in the compacts to simulate a mirror if you wanted, or buy a safe mirror at the Dollar store.