Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DIY Lego Head Container

I used the Argo Corn Starch container to make a Lego head for my grandkids.  I removed the label and then washed and dried the empty container.   I drew on the face with a Sharpie pen and that was it. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ninjago Lloyd Costume

Here's my grandson, Bradyn in his Ninjago Lloyd costume I made him for Christmas.  He was pretty happy with his costume!  Fun!

Ninjago Lloyd Cape

Ninjago Lloyd Cape

My grandson, Bradyn is a big fan of Lego Ninjago Lloyd.  He asked me if I could make him this cape.  He went into detail as to how he would like it.  So, of course, Nana got busy.  I'd like to share the pattern with you.  It was pretty easy to make if you've sewn before.  I purchased a child's cape pattern and used that for the cape and for Lloyd's head, I drew up the design that you will find below these instructions. 

To copy Lloyd's head to your computer, right click on the design and click on, "save image as".  A window will open and there you can choose where to save this design.  Click on, "save" and you will now have the design to print from your computer.  When you want to print the design, double click on the thumbnail image of the design in your file where you saved it to.  It should open to a large window for you and up at the top, you should be able to see where you can print the image.  Make sure the image fills most of the 8.5" x 11" paper you have in your printer.  This is for Windows 7.  I hope it will work for you on your computer.

I purchased the required amount of fabric suggested on the cape pattern of the yellow fabric.  I then got 1/8 of a yard of the black and white fabric and 3/4 of a yard of the green. I usually get a little extra fabric for boo boos so you may want to get less as you will be able to tell from the size of the Lloyd design how much fabric you'll need.  You will need to get the heavy fusible interfacing for the Lloyd face design.  The weight of the interfacing is whatever you feel comfortable using.  You'll also need matching thread for each fabric.

To start, I cut out the cape according to the instructions on the purchased cape pattern from the yellow fabric.  Next, I printed off two copies of the Lloyd head design.  One is for cutting and the other is to help you with showing you how the face and eyes fit on the green hood.  You will be using one copy for cutting all the pieces out from the hood and face.  Do so by cutting the hood first and pin it to the green fabric and the interfacing.  Now cut your fabric and interfacing around the hood paper pattern.

Next, cut out the section of the face to be done in yellow from that same copy.  Using any scrap piece of yellow you had left over from the cape fabric, pin the face pattern to the yellow fabric and interfacing.  Cut your fabric and interfacing around the face paper pattern.

The pattern piece below of the Lego Ninjago Lloyd is not to be used commercially or sold.  For personal use only.