Child Carseat Poncho pattern instructions

 This is my circle skirt pattern, i took the circumference of my daughters neck and the length from her neck line to her waist and then did some math...i would like to refer you over to an excellent video that shows you how to make a circle skirt

With a rectangle piece of paper folded in half you will measure from the fold the radius of the circle of you neckline.

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i measured my daughers neck and took that number which is the circumference and input it into my calculator C = 2πr

Radius Calculator – for me its easier to use this calculator


circle skirt tutorial – how to

Once you find the radius then you will measure from the folded edge from one side to the adjacent side leaving ticks along and then lining them up to create a quarter of a circle, measure along those tick marks the length of your skirt and then you will have the bottom of your skirt, cutting these out with the paper folded and then unfold the paper will reveal a half circle pattern

(this is very hard to explain so please click the link is the best way to learn and then come back!)

 to get the hood pattern i laid down a hoodie onto some paper and  traced around it as best i could also adding a half inch seam allowance

 I cut out 4 pieces for the hood, 2 of each fabric

 Sew the lining right sides together along the curved edge

sew the main fabric right sides together along the curved edge

flipping the hoods to reveal the right side of the fabric place the two hood pieces right sides together


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line up the edges that will be the edge that frames the face being sure to line up the seam (be sure the seam lines up as best as possible and pin that while then pinning to the edge.

once you have sewn that push the lining fabric into the main fabric and you will see the hood is in formation, top stitch along the edge that frames the face to finish it off.

lay the circles on the floor lining them up with right sides together, we will be inserting the hood in between the two fabrics

pinning the hood inside the two layers of fabric will allow all the seams to be hidden and no raw edges visible. sewing along this edge with a half inch seam allowance, once finished push the lining fabric through the hole to expose the ponch with right sides out, you should have the last seam left which is the one at the bottom along the entire skirt

I chose to fold in the edges to hide the raw edges and sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around the whole thing. there are many ways to do this and this process might take a bit of time but in the end no raw edges will be visible through the entire poncho and i prefer it this way

if you have any difficulties making this poncho i have created a video that you can visit over at my youtube channel which might fill in some of the gaps as in some situations its hard to explain things with words.

Giant paper flowers free template

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I saw these beautiful flowers on pinterest a few times and when i saw someone use them for a backdrop for photoshoots i knew i had to make them for my next cake smash session

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i went over to michaels and i purchased a pack of paper and drew up a few templates in varying sizes

the paper i purchased was a rose colour pad with different shades of pink, my mistake was not to buy such a heavy weight paper but i wanted the colours so i knew i would endure the painful cutting of the scissors but i knew it would be worth it haha, i suggest a 80lb card stock… not a 110lb haha!

make sure you have a good amount of hot glue sticks on hand as one flower took about 3 or 4 full sticks

To learn how to make these flowers check out the tutorial below!



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i ended up making 5 flowers and added a beautiful banner and a flower garland, this photo is from the end of the cake smash my “Clean up baby” portion

i absolutely love how it turned out!

 

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Make your own Floral Crown

Today i made this beautiful floral crown perfect for special events such as a wedding, communion, photoshoot or just to feel festive this spring!

The Materials you will need for this project are as follows

Wire Cutters
Ashland Tape
Ashland wire
Floral Bush

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I also used a glue gun to help make things stay in place but inst necessary if using the tape, if you are making an extremely full crown then glue gun is probably a must have

I have a video tutorial to show exactly how i did it linked below also

Step 1 – Measure your wire, mine measured about 26″ but depending how you want it to sit on your head or the size of your head it could be bigger or smaller, add an inch to your measurement for overlapping

Step 2 – Tape the wire into a loop with your Floral tape, use a long piece and wrap it around the wire overlapping it onto itself and making sure you cover up the sharp edges of the wire

Step 3 – Prepare your flowers, seperate the flowers from the stems trying to leave a longer stem on each bud, this might require some snipping of little plastic pieces, if you are unable to do this and your bud doesnt have much of a stem on the end of it then those would require gluing onto your crown Note** Large statement flowers have very large stems and would require gluing for sure!


Step 4 – Plan our your crown, using your tape place a flower and wrap around the stem to secure it to your crown, to see a video demonstration please head over to my youtube channel


and then Voila! your done! you can make it as full or as space as you desire! I made another beautiful full crown for a photoshoot for my niece!

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