Tutorial: Robin Hood Costume for Stuffed Bear

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It been such a long time since I’ve posted anything crafty here.  And even this Robin Hood costume for a small stuffed bear was done way back last May!  But enjoy this tutorial and let me know if you make the costume!

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My kids are involved in Spotlight Youth Theater and they have the option to purchase a Show Bear for each show they are in.  It usually has the costume of the main character.  Last spring they performed Robin Hood, so I made the Robin Hood Show Bears!  Since I was the only one making them (and made 25), I simplified the costume quite a bit.  A lot of this was done with a hot glue gun, but if you have time, sewing it will help it last longer.  :)

 

The Tunic:

1. Cut 2 pieces (same size) for the tunic.

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2.  Sew along the top, leaving an opening in the middle for the head.  Sew along the sides.

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3.  Cut out V’s like you see in the picture below.

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4.  Turn right-side out and sew down the front set of V’s for a collar.

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The Hat:

1. Cut 2 pieces (same size) for the hat.

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2.  Sew along the rounded edge.

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3.  Clip the 2 bottom corners.

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4.  Turn it right-side out and make a tiny cut in one side for the feather to slip through.

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5.  Slide the feather through and hot glue the inside to get it to stay in place.

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The Belt and Quiver Holder:

See these pictures for how they will look.

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1.  I used a sewable pleather type of material.  Cut out the following shapes for each costume.

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Here are the D-Rings I used for the belt.

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Here is the finished belt.

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2.  Slip the D-ring through one side of the belt and hot glue it the belt material down.

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3.  Slide the opposite side of the belt through the ring.

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4. Twist it like you see in the following 2 pictures.

 

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Here’s what the front should look like.

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5. For the quiver, turn the rectangular piece of material around length-wise and hot glue it down.  Hot glue one end closed as well.

 

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6. Then hot glue it onto the sash

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Finishing the Bear Costume:

1. Slide the Tunic onto the bear.

2.  Put the sash and belt on it.

3.  Hot glue the hat onto its head.

4. Optional: Make an arrow out of a pipe cleaner and slide into the quiver.  Tie a ribbon around its leg so you can attach a tag.

 

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From House to Home {Link Party}: My New Owl Purse!

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I’ve been needing a new purse for quite a while since my old one had torn zippers, etc.  I looked for months but never found anything that I liked.  So, I made one myself!  On a recent vacation to my in-laws’ house I went to a quilt shop with my sister-in-law and husband’s aunt.  I found this great pattern called the Janet Tote by Totes for Sandy and the adorable fabric.  I pushed myself really hard for a couple of days to get it done, since I knew it would be so much harder to get to once we got back home.  Do you like how it turned out?  At first I was disappointed because it was much bigger than I expected.  But then I realized how often I carry two bags.  Now I can throw the “extra” stuff in my one bag–diapers/wipes, books for read with the kids for school, mail/packages for the post office, iPad, etc.!  I love it!
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From House to Home {Link Party}: Little House in the Big Woods

Little House in the Big Woods Lapbook and Projects

As I mentioned last week we started reading Little House in the Big Woods.
We were able to get to a few projects this week.  :)

Here are some pictures of our lapbook (you can find the printables free at Lapbook Lessons.)

There is a “Making Cheese” wheel and a felt pocket sewed up (to remember when Laura’s pocket ripped.

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They decorated the little house in the woods.

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Here are some of the animals mentioned in the book.

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And booklets about the food they stored for the winter, consequences for disobeying your parents, and things they did in each of the four seasons.

 

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We also made a needle book, like Ma gave as a Christmas present in the book.  I’m going to use mine, as I’m on the costume committee again for my son’s musical and will need to bring my sewing supplies along for emergency mending during performances.

 

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We made some homemade butter!  Delicious!

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We had a hard time understanding the cheese-making process from reading about it in the book, so I found this wonderful YouTube video!

 

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From House to Home {Link Party}: Fleece Baby Sheet

Welcome to our third week of From House to Home!  What have you been doing lately at your house?  We’re gearing up for dress rehearsal/performance week for my eldest’s musical Aladdin!  We also had performances of 3 kids in drama class, speeches presented at our public speaking class, and a band concert this week.  Needless to say, I haven’t had much time for “extras” lately, like my goals of growing triops and ordering ants for the ant farm for science.  Or doing our fun art project about Jonah and the whale.  Or making my daughter’s quilt (winter’s almost over!) or Easter dresses for my 4 girls.  And crochet?  I haven’t done any this year!

Well, I did push myself to finish one project this week.  I’ve only had the materials for 4 months!  :). I sewed a fleece sheet for my baby’s bed.  I’ve always felt bad about laying a sleeping baby down on a cold sheet, so I thought this would be a great idea!  I found the directions and inspiration at The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.  I bought the Fold Over Elastic at Amazon and fleece at Joann.com, and this great
Breathable Mesh Crib Bumper 
is from One Step Ahead.

Here is the finished project!

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She was not thrilled about being put into her crib to be a model with the sheet!

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From House to Home {Link Party}: Closet Curtains!

closet curtain 026 closet curtain 028I have 3 daughters who share a room, and we’re always trying to come up with new ideas for organizing their room.  It gets pretty messy and disorganized with 3 girls!  One thing that has always been so frustrating was their closet.  It had 3 sliding doors, so you couldn’t use both sides of the closet at the same time.  Also, the doors kept falling off.  So, I finally said, “That’s it!” and took the doors down.  We put up some pretty curtains instead.  I found the rod, curtains, and sliding hooks at Target.

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I bought three panels and cut the middle one in half, so that it would be 2 larger curtains that could open to each side.  I think it looks better already!  (Next step–organizing the inside of the closet!)

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