Crochet Tube Top Sets

Crochet Tube Tops Sets

Just $4.99 Per Set

Tube Top For Tutus

We love these halter top tutu tops.  They are made with 2 of our 8″ crochet tops, some coordinating polka dot grosgrain ribbon and a hair flower.  The hair flower that you see at the top is interchangeable.  It is attached to a single prong alligator clip, so you can move it around, put it in your hair, or wherever it suits you best.  We chose to use 2 8″ crochet headbands so that the halter top was more modest.  Having two colors makes it not so see through.

These are really fun paired up with one of our tutus or pettiskirts for playing dress-up.  We have seen some of these used to help complete a Halloween costume.  For instance, you could use the red and black with a black pettiskirt or tutu to help create a cheap, inexpensive Lady Bug Halloween costume.  Just make some ears out of one of our satin lined plasic headband and you are good to go!

Let us know if you need help with your Halloween Costume planning or have any questions on our cute crochet tube tops!

Thank you,

AUP

 

Wholesale Girls Leg Warmers Halloween

Wholesale Girls Halloween Leg Warmers are here!

Just $2.95 each.

Halloween Leg Warmers

It’s getting to that time of year!  Kids just went back to school today.  My little girl is so happy, and we are excited to get back to a normal schedule!  It is also that time of year when there is a crisp to the air, and the smells of Autumn and Halloween are just around the corner.

Don’t forget to get your darling girl a cheap leg warmer.  These can also be worn on the arms if chosen.  They are a one size fits most (even babies).  The older the girl, the shorter they will be on them.  For babies, they are generally worn over the knees and the heel of the foot and they are just so adorable on infants.  This helps to keep them not only in style, but warm too!

These cotton leg warmers are trimmed in chiffon to give it that extra girly flair. Which pair is your favorite?  Do you just love the orange and black polka dots?  The orange and black stripes?  Or do you like a bit more than orange and black for Halloween, and so you love the combo of stripes and polka dots with some green and purple pizzazz?   Whichever style you prefer, we have just the Halloween leg warmers that you will want your daughter to wear.  Our online fashion boutique will have just the thing for you!  Please take a minute and stop by.  We always offer the best, most affordable cheap pricing we can.

These are also really fun to give as baby gifts.  Our online baby store is perfect for that last minute baby shower.  Get some stuff to put in your gift closet today and you will always be ready for that unexpected gift you need to give.  We have wonderful quality baby gear and things.

Whether you call these legwarmers, leg warmers, knee socks, or leggings, we have lots of styles to choose from, so visit our baby boutique today!

Thank you,

www.alwaysunderpay.com

How to Make a Stacked Bow

This tutorial is going to make use of all those other bow tutorials I’ve been teaching you with the last couple of weeks! We’re going to put all of those pieces together to make this nice big stacked bow!

Of course, if you don’t like it this big, you can leave any part of it out that you like. I just like a nice big bow.

And, if you leave a comment, you’ll have a chance to win this beauty! So get those comments in people!

One comment per person please. Winner will be selected May 21st at noon (MST) via random.org.

**EDIT** We have a winner!! Random.org chose comment #24–Theresa Crabb claim your prize!

Theresa–please email our customer service department at customerservice@alwaysunderpay.com with your address info so we may send out your super sweet and free stacked bow!

You will need:

**Note** For a complete list of items needed to make the pieces of this stacked bow, click on the highlighted links on the piece name. That will take you to an older post of how to make the piece you are clicking on.

1 Boutique Bow (minus the finishing ribbon and clip)

1 Loopy Surrounder Bow

1 Layered Spike Bow (minus the finishing ribbon and clip)

1 Topper Bow (minus the finishing ribbon)

Lined French Clip (or you can leave it unlined, whatever you prefer)

1 Scrap Piece of Coordinating Ribbon

Scissors

Lighter (not shown)

Glue Gun and Sticks (not shown)

Directions:

Start by putting a good dab of hot glue on the back of your loopy surrounder bow.

Now glue it to your boutique bow as shown below. Or sideways if you like. It’s totally up to you. Careful not to burn yourself!

Make sure you put some pressure on the spot with the glue and give it a minute or so to dry before moving onto the next step. We need this thing to be sturdy!

Next, using a good fair amount of glue in the center (because this piece is pretty bulky), hot glue your layered spikey bow on top of the loopy surrounder bow.

Again, put some pressure on it with your fingers and hold for a minute or so.

You could stop here and finish off. But, since this is a stacked bow, and I need to use those pieces you’ve learned to make, let’s hot glue that topper bow in the center of your layered spike bow.

Looking cute! Now for finishing up!

Take your scrap ribbon piece and tie a knot in the center. Or you can just leave it straight if you like. Glue the lengthwise center of that piece to the vertical center of your bow.

Now take the bar out of the center of your french clip and hot glue it to the back of your bow.

Take the tails on that scrap piece of ribbon and wrap them around the back of your bow.

Hot glue the ends to the underside of your french clip. Trim the ends off and heat seal with your lighter.

*TIP* Use your lighter to burn off any flyaway glue pieces. Just run it lightly and quickly  over them–don’t linger or you’ll burn the ribbon or your hand!

Now you can put the bar back into your french clip and we’re done!

Don’t you just love it? Your turn! Give it a go. It isn’t as hard as it looks.  Don’t forget, this would look absolutely darling slipped through a crochet headbandBaby headbands are just getting so fun, aren’t they?

Tutorial: Layered Spike Bow

I have to say, this is my favorite bow tutorial so far. I hadn’t really expected it to turn out so well, but I just love it. And now I get to teach all of you how to do it!

Layered Spike Bow

You will need:

Layered Spike Bow SuppliesRibbon pieces–measurement and qty purely depend on how big you want your bow and how many layers you’d like. I ended up with 4 layers. I didn’t use the lime green 5/8″ ribbon pictured.

Scissors

String

A Lighter

Directions:

Start by cutting your ribbon pieces down to the length that you want them. As I said above, the length you need depends totally on how you want your bow to look. My bow ended up at about 4.5″ wide. The Pink layer on bottom was cut at 5″ before trimming and sealing. Then I cut each layer a little bit smaller than the one under it. I didn’t use the lime green ribbon 5/8″ ribbon because I just thought there were enough layers without it.

Then, cut the ends how you like them to look. I like mine in V cuts. So that’s how I cut them except the 3/8″ swiss dot ribbon. I just angle cut that because it was too small.

This is how I V cut. Fold your ribbon in half, then cut from the fold down toward the corners on the end. Perfect V every time.

Now heat seal all of your ends. This takes some time, but don’t skip it unless you want your ribbon to fray. Just run a lighter really quickly over all of the V-cut ends. Don’t linger–you will start to burn the ribbon (speaking from experience :)).

Take the ribbons that will go on bottom and crease fold them in the center like this:

Still holding your first creased ribbon, do the second and third ones the same way–holding all of them tight.

Now, hold them together and wrap the string tightly around the center. Tie a knot in the string and trim loose ends. That’s your first layer!

Do this to all of your other ribbons putting them together as you see fit–no rules here.

Next, take your glue gun and glue the layers together in the center where the string is tied one by one, stacking them on top of one another.

Tie more string around the entire stack to help keep it from falling apart in some poor little girl’s hair.

Now just hot glue a small piece of coordinating 3/8″ ribbon around the center and heat seal the ends. Voila–super sweet layered spikey bow!

Layered Spike Bow**Note**This bow is the 4th piece in a 6 part series that ends in a stacked bow tutorial. The other pieces in the series are:

Step 1: Lined French Clip

Step 2: Boutique Bow

Step 3: Loopy Surrounder Bow,

Step 4: Layered Spikey Bow

Step 5: Topper Bow

Step 6: Putting it all together Stacked Bow.  If you don’t have time, or want to purchase all of the supplies, we do have a lot of hair bows for sale.  We have a huge selection of wholesale, cheap hairbows that you can purchase.