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Golden Glider Purse!

craft month

 

National Craft Month continues, and so do our how-tos!  Today, we have a short tutorial on how Jen made her Golden Glider purse, to go with the Golden Glider and Captain Cold costumes.  Check it out!

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Superhero Gloves

Jen has been struggling with making gloves for the past few years.  Every pattern she tries ends in frustration, broken needles and last-minute trips to the fabric store for dye.  This year, since we started early with all our costumes, we decided to try making gloves once again.  Jen found this tutorial online, and was able to make some modifications to it to find a final form.

You can download the pattern (glove page 1 and glove page 2)Jen created (her first one!) in PDF – note you should download both pages.  You will need to trim the margins between the pages and tape the pattern together. We recommend using a spandex or spandex-like material, and each glove will need an 17″x17″ square of fabric.  Here are the directions:

1. Fold fabric and place fold line along the fabric fold.

2. Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut out.  For the lines between the fingers, cut to the edge of the line.

2014-07-15 16.06.433. Using a straight stitch, stitch as close to the edge as you are comfortable.  Jen recommends using the edge of the presser foot as your reference point.  When stitching at the bottom of the cuts for between the fingers, Jen recommends stitching straight under the cut (pictured right).  Take your time!  Going around the curves of the fingertips can be tricky!

4. Turn gloves right-side out and wear!

You can finish the top edges by folding under the top and using a zig-zag stitch.

Because this uses stretchy material, this pattern should fit a variety of hand sizes.  We’ll be using this on all our costumes this year!

Here’s the finished glove:

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Make a pair and let us know how they turn out!

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Construction Crusaders!

It’s been raining a lot in Atlanta lately, and we were looking for a quick craft that could be done on a rainy day.  So, just like you did when you were a kid, we decided to make some superheroes of construction paper!

1. Here’s the template we made, which you’re welcome to download and use:

  • Cut out one head, body cape and cowl or domino mask (for secret identity of course!), one utility belt and one mouth
  • Cut out two hands, two eyes and two feet
  • Cut out four arms
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Click to enlarge and print – it fits on one page!

2.After cutting the pieces out of construction paper, we used a glue stick to glue everything together.  We didn’t have any construction paper that was the flesh tone we wanted, so we took white construction paper and colored it with a colored pencil. We made Batman and Huntress!

  • Starting with the body, glue on the head
  • Glue the arms on in a heroic pose of your choice
  • Glue the cowl or domino mask onto the head
  • Glue the eyes on top of the cowl, and use a Sharpie to give the eyes pupils
  • Glue on the utility belt, and use a pen to draw on the pouches
  • Glue the hands on the ends of the arms
  • Glue on the feet
  • Glue the cape on the back of the body

That’s it! Enjoy your construction crusader, and maybe by the time you’re done, the rain will be gone!