Guest Post: Tutorial by Jaihart Just Lovely Designs

Guest Post: Tutorial by Jaihart Just Lovely Designs

October 7, 2011
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Hello, StarSunflower Studio Readers!

How’s everyone doing?

It’s FALL-icious around here in Northern Indiana.

I love all the changing colors!

Anyways, let’s get down to business…..

ha! I sounded so official for a second 😉

My name is Jill and I’m from Jaihart just lovely designs.

I love to do quick and simple projects.Here’s a toy I made I thought I’d share with you

My husband and I went out the other night and my Mother in law watched my children.  I have a 2 year old son and a 5 month old daughter. When we got home my mother in law said that my daughter loved chasing around the wipes package. It was a Target brand wipe package, really plasticky sounding.  She said that she just loved the noise.  So my wheels started turning and I thought I should make my daughter a toy somehow using plastic. I forgot about it until we were in the living room and she started to do it again.  We have a container of washcloths in the living room as well…  for spit up purposes. I decided that the two should go together. Here’s what I came up with:

My daughter just loves it!

It makes the scrunchy sound she likes,

along with different textures,

so she’s just in heaven!

If you don’t have a child of your own, they make great gifts!

If you’re interested in a tutorial follow along!

1. Gather supplies: plastic bag, 2 washcloths, pins, and ribbon.  I just chose to use 3 ribbons, but you can use as many ribbons as you like. It would be so cute to add more ribbons around the whole washcloth!

2. Use your washcloth as a template and cut the plastic bags in a square.  Then pin everything down.  Put your ribbons in place, pin them down along with your plastic bags, and the washcloth on the other side.

3. Sew all the pieces together. The plastic bag will be sticking out from the side, it will tear off easily or you could use scissors to trim the plastic.

 4. Enjoy!

This is the way that I made this toy.  I’m sure there are a million ways to make a toy like this, so if you have any suggestions, let me know!  I’m just a beginner sewer and would love any tips!

Have a great day!




    1. Kelsie Ann Thornburg October 7, 2011 9:13 pm

      Cute toy Jill! I love the fish on it, it gives it that extra something. Great colors too!

    2. moirafitz October 7, 2011 11:57 pm

      What a great idea Jill! So creative!

    3. Rachel October 9, 2011 5:26 am

      That's such a cute idea!! Babies love that crinkle noise. You could also use mylar sheets. That's usually what they put on baby toys that crinkle. My local fabric store carries them. Thanks for the idea! 🙂


    4. Jill October 10, 2011 9:52 pm

      Oh cool! Thanks for the info Rachel!

    5. suruha October 11, 2011 3:59 pm

      That is really a cute idea! It kind of reminds me of that video that has made the rounds on the web where the baby laughs hysterically over paper tearing. LOL

      Thank you for sharing this neat tutorial!!


    6. starsunflower October 11, 2011 4:14 pm

      Aww, that's so cuute! Made me lol for real! 🙂 Such an adorable baby.

    7. Party Artist October 12, 2011 1:36 am

      What a great idea!

    8. Jill October 12, 2011 2:20 pm

      suruha- Thanks for sharing that cute baby laugh! When my son was that age, he had that exact same laugh! I thought he sounded like a tickle me elmo!

    9. Janett-Cocinando/MisManualidades October 12, 2011 6:49 pm

      really nice!

    10. Simply Sami October 18, 2011 1:12 pm

      Now Following Form the Love You Hop hosted by Mary's Cup of Tea..
      I Love the blog and will be back to visit often.

      Would love a follow back
      simply sami


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