Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern by I Like Big Buttons!

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One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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3.  Place your pattern, with long straight side on fabric folded in half, and pin in place.

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4.  Cut the 2 pieces of Fabric you will use.

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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7.  Sew pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, back stitching at the start  and finish of sewing, make sure to leave a 3-4″ gap so that you can pull the piece right side out.

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8.  Pull piece right side out and make sure to push all the round and square corners out until they lay flat.

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9.  Fold in the opening’s seams and pin in place.

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10.  Stitch a finish stitch 1/8″ to 1/4″ all the way around the bib, making sure to ease your way around the left and right tabs.  I do a couple stitches, stop, then lift the foot, turn the fabric slightly, put the foot down, and do a couple more stitches and repeat.  Make sure the back stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing.

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11.  Use the template to mark the KAM Snap placement, you many want to check the measurement of your child’s neck and adjust the pattern or snap placement accordingly.  This bib worked for a toddler but with an extra set of snaps can work for more sizes.

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12.  I decided as I was getting ready to install the KAM Snaps to go with our new Heart Shaped snaps.  Install the Heart Shaped KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the left and a Cap and Socket on the right tab.

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13.  Interested in Heart Shaped KAM Snaps, check out our great 25 colors, in smaller package quantities for more great variety!

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14.  Totally cute, don’t you think! 😉 Happy Snapping!!!

One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out the pattern.

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3.  Place your pattern, with long straight side on fabric folded in half, and pin in place.

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4.  Cut the 2 pieces of Fabric you will use.

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5.  Place Fabrics right sides together.

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6.  Pin together.

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7.  Sew pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, back stitching at the start  and finish of sewing, make sure to leave a 3-4″ gap so that you can pull the piece right side out.

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8.  Pull piece right side out and make sure to push all the round and square corners out until they lay flat.

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9.  Fold in the opening’s seams and pin in place.

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10.  Stitch a finish stitch 1/8″ to 1/4″ all the way around the bib, making sure to ease your way around the left and right tabs.  I do a couple stitches, stop, then lift the foot, turn the fabric slightly, put the foot down, and do a couple more stitches and repeat.  Make sure the back stitch at the beginning and end of your sewing.

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11.  Use the template to mark the KAM Snap placement, you many want to check the measurement of your child’s neck and adjust the pattern or snap placement accordingly.  This bib worked for a toddler but with an extra set of snaps can work for more sizes.

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12.  I decided as I was getting ready to install the KAM Snaps to go with our new Heart Shaped snaps.  Install the Heart Shaped KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the left and a Cap and Socket on the right tab.

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13.  Interested in Heart Shaped KAM Snaps, check out our great 25 colors, in smaller package quantities for more great variety!

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14.  Totally cute, don’t you think! 😉 Happy Snapping!!!

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Free Romper Pattern {0-12 months} – Courtesy of Nap-Time Creations and I Like Big Buttons! KAM Plastic Snaps

A while back, Emily of Nap-Time Creations made this sweet Romper and shared how she did it with us.  I thought you all would enjoy seeing it.

Supplies:

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Pattern NOTES {READ FIRST!}

1. I made the 6-9 month romper and it wasn’t very long. {new pattern has updated length included… you can always add length at dotted line on pattern.

2. You will need 3/4 of a yard fabric, 1/4″ Elastic and 6 snaps. I used KAM snaps

To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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The Ultimate Catch-All Bib – Courtesy of Amy of Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop and I Like Big Buttons!

A while back, Amy of Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop made this Ultimate Catch-All Bib and shared how she did it with us.  I thought this would be a great time to revisit the tutorial with a busy summer of babies ahead of us.

Supplies:

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“Let’s get started!

1. Download your FREE PATTERN. The pattern has a 1″ scale box for you to check that it printed correctly. As-is the bib is a good size for a 1-2 year old. If you’d like a bigger or smaller bib just print the pattern out at more or less than 100% scale…”

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To read the rest of the Tutorial, go here.

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Today, we are teaming up with Katie from Beautiful Pie Shop to sponsor a Giveaway for her super cute and very popular Bootie Patterns and our Rainbow Spectrum Starter Kit.

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An I Like Big Buttons Christmas! Idea #1: How to make a Bandana Bib with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern

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Gift idea #1:  One of our most popular tutorials, Bandana Bibs are a great gift for those little droolers and mess makers in your life or as an outfit accessory. So cute!  I, also, used our newly stocked Heart Shaped KAM Snaps for added pizazz, check it out!

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Download the Bandana Bib PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.  … See More

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30 Days of Snaps!!! Day #30: How to make a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps and a PDF Pattern

Day #30

Today I am making a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps for my mini fashionista :P.  There is sure something about miniaturizing any project that makes it even cuter!  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Making a Mini Hobo Purse with KAM Snaps and PDF Pattern

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Mini Hobo Purse PDF Pattern. Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out each Pattern piece as many times as instructed.

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3.  You will end up with:

  • 4 pieces of Fabric/2 Interfacing (body of purse)
  • 4 pieces of Fabric/2 Interfacing (top and handle of purse)
  • 2 pieces of Fabric (lid/tab)

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4.  Iron the Interfacing onto a 2 pieces of Fabric that will be used for the outer body of the purse and 2 pieces of the handle for the outer side making sure to iron it to the wrong side of the Fabric. If you would like you can do interfacing on all the pieces or use a heavier weight fabric than I used. I was making this as an accent purse for my little girl so it will not get as much abuse as a daily use purse would.

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5.  Take the 2 pieces of Fabric for the Lid/Tab of the case, put them right side together, and sew them with a 1/4″ allowance.

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6.  Turn the Lid right side out and iron flat and top stitch a 1/8″ stitch around the piece.

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7.  Pin the handle piece to the body of the purse, right sides together, and sew the pieces together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Repeat 4 times.

8.  Iron flat.

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9.  Straight stitch an accent stitch 1/4″ above where the 2 styles of Fabric meet and 1/4″ above. Repeat 4 times.

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10.  Now add darts to the 2 bottom corner of each of the pieces. I placed a pin 1″ in and started 1/4″ out and sewed towards the edge until I reached no fabric (creating a triangle). Repeat 8 times, 2 times for each piece.

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11.  Pin the sides and bottom of 2 pieces together right sides together. Repeat with the other 2 pieces.

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12.  Sew 1/4″ seam allowance on both sets and turn one right side out.

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13.  Turn the 1 pieces right side out and tuck the other piece inside it, it should be wrong side out still.

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14.  Take the little Tab you sewed and put it in between the 2 back pieces in the center, rounded side down and pin it in place. When you turn everything right side out it will be right side out in the back seam.

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15.  Pin the length of the handles together, back 2 together front 2 together on both the left and right. Pin together the top front and back of the purse together also as pictured.

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16.  On the outer side of each handle, sew 1/4″ seam allowance starting 2″ below where the pieces start down to the bottom making sure to back stitch at the top and bottom.

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17.  On the front internal handle and top of the purse, starting 2″ from the top sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around from the left to the right, stopping 2″ below the top. Make sure to back stitch and the beginning and end of this stitch.

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18.  On the back internal handle and top of the purse (with the Tab located in it), start your 1/4″ seam allowance stitch just before the Tab and sew from left to right stopping 2″ below the top. Make sure to back stitch and the beginning and end of this stitch.

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19.  Now the not so fun part :P. We need to turn the whole purse right side out. With some patience, it will right itself. I also used the back of the seam ripper to help get the handles right side out.

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20.  Once you have it right side out, pin the top handles together making sure to pin the the handles next to each other on the left and right together. Repeat 4 times.

21.  Now sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

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22.  Then iron in any exposed edges 1/4″ and pin all open seams together. It took quite a few pins to do this properly so that it laid nicely and looked right.

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23.  Top stitch each handle, inside and out as close to the edge as you are comfortable with, I did a 1/8″ seam here.

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24.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Socket in the Front of the Purse.

25.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the Tab.

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26.  What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.

27.  Snapped closed. Tada! As a note of after thought, I could have gone with a sold piece for the internal lining of the purse. At the time, I dreamed and built it that didn’t come to mind. If you would like to do so place the pattern for the body of the purse and handle of the purse together and overlap them 1/4″ or so and tape the patterns together (please double check my measurements on it, if that is your plan). Happy Snapping!!!

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30 Days of Snaps!!! Day #27: How to make a Smart Phone Case and Wristlet with KAM Snaps and Key Fob Hardware

Day #27

Making a Smart Phone Cover and Wristlet with KAM Snaps and Key Fob Hardware

Today’s inspiration came to me as I was packing the kids up for a walk down the road to the neighbors to check out their yard sale and visit.  I thought I wish I had a case for my iPhone and a place to put a couple “just in case” dollars but instead I held my phone and tucked the money into my bra 😛 and headed out with all the kiddos in tow.  When I got home, I whipped this up.  I am prepared for next time :).

Supplies:

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Instructions:

1.  Download the Smart Phone Case PDF Pattern.  Print out the pattern making sure the 1″ square in the corner measures 1″ square when printed that will indicate the pattern is the right size.

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2.  Cut out each Pattern piece as many times as instructed.

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3.  You will end up with:

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (back)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (front)

2 piece of Fabric/1 Interfacing (pocket)

2 pieces of Fabric/1 Interfacing (lid)

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4.  Iron the Interfacing onto a piece of Fabric for matching side making sure to iron it to the wrong side of the Fabric.

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5.  Place right sides of Fabric for Pocket together and sew 1/4″ seam along the top of the piece.

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6.  Iron Fabric for the Pocket open and then over wrong sides together forming the Pocket face.

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7.  Take 1 of the 10″ pieces of Ribbon and 1″ Cotton Webbing and sew them together.  I stitched a straight line as close to the edge as possible on the Ribbon.

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8.  Take the 2 pieces of Fabric for the Lid/Lip of the case, put them right side together, and sew them with a 1/4″ allowance.

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9.  Turn the Lid right side out and iron flat.

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10.  Then take the Fabric (right side up), I am using more of those recycled holey jeans :), that will be the Back and place the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip (right side up) centered across it with just a bit of it hanging off the top edge.

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11.  Place the internal Back Fabric wrong side up.

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12.  Pin them together.

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13.  Stitch a 1/4″ seam along the piece, back stitching to reinforce Cotton Webbing/Ribbon strip.  Cut away some of the excess Cotton Webbing/Ribbon if needed.

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14.  Iron back the Fabric and fold over, wrong sides together.  Now stitch a 1/4″ seam allowance across the top of the Back piece.

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15.  Now slide the Split Ring from the Key Fob Hardware on the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon Strip.

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16.  Now leave about 1″ to 1 1/2″ overlapped Cotton Webbing above the Back of the Case and pin the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon centered down the back of the Fabric.

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17.  Now stitch it in place down the back, with the internal Back out of the way, not as pictured, and I also stitched along the Cotton Webbing/Ribbon to gather the loop.

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18.  It will look like this.

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19.  Center the Lid along the back, pin and sew with a 1/4″ seam allowance.  This maybe should have been done a couple steps sooner so that I didn’t have 2 stitch lines across the Back but I was when I got to it.

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20.  Place the finished Front down right side up, I added a 1/4″ top stitch to the top of each piece (Front, Pocket and Back).

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21.  Add the Pocket right side up.

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22.  Place the Back wrong side up and pin it all together.

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23.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all the way around making sure to back stitch at the beginning and end.

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24.  Turn the whole thing right side out and push the corners out to get them as square as possible.

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25.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Socket in the Pocket.

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26.  Install the KAM Snap Cap and Stud in the Lid.

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27.  What it looks like with KAM Snaps installed.

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28.  This pattern will work with iPhone 4 or iPhone 5, you may need to adjust the pattern somewhat if you have a different model.

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29.  Snapped closed.

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30.  Add a Wristlet to complete your project.  Check out our Key Fob Hardware Wristlet Tutorials to see how to make our Cotton Webbing and Ribbon Wristlets.

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