Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Father's Day Tie Napkin

I am so excited to have my cousin Amy from Our Daily Obsessions guest posting today.
Amy is an amazingly talented person...I wished we lived closer and we could have some seriously fun crafting and decorating parties. But as for now, I'll just keep blog stalking her, and her cute ideas. If you like Amy's guest post, please be sure to visit her and become a follower.

I am so excited to be posting on Miss Crafty Pants today! Thank you so much, Erika, for giving me this opportunity. (Erika may or may not be my oh, so talented cousin who I have tried to emulate for so many years.) My name is Amy and I have a little, ole blog called Our Daily Obsessions . Here's a little about me:

I've been married to my law studying hubby for almost 4 years and we have the cutest little two year old (don't you agree?). I'm a part time nurse, full time mama, and in my spare time am obsessed with crafting, decorating, spray painting, gardening, sewing, baking, photography, . . . and basically the list could go on and on.

Come check it out. I'd love for you to stop by.

In the meantime, here's one of my latest projects. Father's Day is getting closer and I thought this would be perfect. Enjoy!

I was in a boutique a few months back in Newport Beach and saw the cutest paper napkins for Father's Day. They had printed a tie on the paper napkin. I thought this would be pretty easy to recreate on a cloth napkin, and it was.
Have you seen those baby onesies with the appliqued ties on them? Basically the same concept . . . just on a larger scale.

The supplies you need are:

1. a cloth napkin
2. material for the tie
3. wonder-under (or anything similar - I bought mine at Joanns)
other supplies: sewing machine and iron

1.Have your supplies out and create your pattern. (I used one of my husband's ties)

2. Using the pattern, cut out the material.
3. Following the instructions of wonder-under and attach it to the fabric

4. Iron the fabric/wonder-under onto the cloth napkin (using a damp cloth on top of the material and steam iron)
5. The tie is now attached to the cloth napkin, but to reinforce it, you'll want to just sew a straight line or zigzag stitch around the tie.

And you're done! You just have to give it to your father/husband. (Now really, I'm sure your hubby isn't so messy when he eats that he needs a huge, ole napkin on his chest or maybe he does, but it's a fun idea for Father's Day. ** If I were to do it again, I'd make the tie a little bit shorter)
If you want to add a little personalization, have your kiddos write a special note to him on the cloth napkin using a permanent marker or maybe put their handprints on it.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Erika. And I hope you all enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. I just happened upon your blog today and came across this post. Oh my freakin' heck (yes, I'm from Utah originally...)...I about peed my pants when I saw this! My husband is probably the messiest eater in the world. I own stock in Shout, Spray 'n' Wash, and Zout. He cannot eat without spilling on himself. Spaghetti is forbidden in our home. Well, not really, but I make him strip down to eat it - again, not really, but I'd like to because he has so spaghetti-stained shirts! Now, if only I actually had time to make one of these for him...!


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