Tuesday, January 18, 2011

10 minute fix--tutorial

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My sweet and innocent little ANGEL is getting so big! Wait a sec......
Ah, yes! Here is a more "angelic" pic of her. As I was saying, she is weeks away from moving into a new room with her big sister.
Here is the bed she will soon be sleeping in. Notice anything off about this bed? Well, it is currently the place where we store all of their stuffed animals. I have actually gotten rid of quite a few, but these are the more sentimental ones that we cant bear to part with....yet.
So hubby and I decided to search for one of those stuffed animal nets, and after spending a whole day asking everyone at all the stores we ventured to, we lost hope. Then I thought, why not make one? The major upside: it's free! So I got some jersey knit that I had from an old moby wrap I made and cut a big triangle (sorry, no pics of my misshapen triangle). Does the triangle have to be absolutely even, and measure the same length on all sides??? ABSOLUTELY....not. You can make it as big or small as you need and you can choose how far apart you want to hang it when your done. The best part about using jersey knit is...no hemming (since it wont fray) and it stretches (so you can fit quite a bit in a little space).
Anyway, after my triangle, I cut 3 strips of knit about 1 inch wide and 11 inches long. You can adjust the measurements if you prefer to have short straps. I then folded the strips in half and did a zigzag stitch down it. I mostly did this to make it look a little better and be a little more durable.
Next, I took the strips to each corner and folded the corner down like I was going to hem it.
Fold the corner once more....
and then move the strip back to the outside. Pin in place so you can stitch it together.
Sew two lines across the top and bottom of the hem. Folding it over and stitching it this way is also another way to make it look better and be a little more durable. :) Can't beat that with little monkeys running around.
This is what you will then have at all three corners:
Now it's time to hang it up! I used these handy little guys that came out of my tool pouch. Yes, my tool pouch...it's pink and purple :)
I then put all the animals in it and decided to tie some ribbon, that I had a ton of, to the ends to make it look a little more girly since my knit was blue.
This is literally a 10 minute project (provided your children are asleep or amused by something).
Or maybe you should just have them make their bed so they can jump on it the whole time.
Happy crafting!!


huana said...

Super! Great idea!

Pawloski said...

Perfect idea! Great job!

Mae Walker Boutique said...

This turned out so super cute!
Im impressed!

Stacey Gray said...

Oh, you are so amazing. You probably shouldn't say this is a 10 min. project, because for most people (like me) it would take at least 30.