Ok, so my little brother and I went to Joann's today. He LOVES Joann's. He wouldn't go in at first, because he's a 15 year old boy and it's a fabric store, yada yada, but it's pretty much his new favorite store. See, he's a competitive yoyo-er, and he and his friend like to make and sell their own custom yoyo strings, for which they need to buy thread. LOTS of thread. That first time I managed to drag him into Joann's was the day he discovered the big serger cones
I *told* him he'd find what he needed there, lol.
ANYWAY, so we were in Joann's today, and I was digging through the remnant bin because remnants were 70% off regular price instead of the normal 50%. He came over from whatever he'd been looking at, went "oooh" and pulled out this roll of forest-camo polyester sweatshirt fabric (the jersey-backed fleece). Then he acted all embarrassed about getting excited over a fabric remnant (boys
), so I bought it to tease him with cuz it was only $2. I figured I'd make him a hat or something out of it.
I got it home, only to have my mom say, "Oh, yeah, but I just bought him a new warm hat for xmas." Apparently I hadn't seen this new hat. Grrr!
So my question for y'all is this: What should I make for him? I've got 3/4 yard, so it's not quite enough for sweatpants because my brother is tall, but he's a twig, so I might have enough for some kind of jacket/vest... except I have zero experience trying to put something like that together, and it seems silly to spend more on a pattern than I did on the fabric... Or do you think I should make him something for his yoyos? I could make a whole mess of yoyo holsters... like the cell phone pouches you can slide onto your belt... and he could sell them with his strings?
(Oh, not a "shameless plug" for him or anything, but just because I know there are those of you going, "Huh? Competitive yoyoing
?" like I did.... here's the link to the website he and his buddy sell their strings on. If you click the "videos" link, you can see video of them actually yoyoing. Will is my bro, Alex lives across the street... http://www.new-age-string.co.nr/
. And yes, it does hurt me that they are incapable of basic spelling... and I have no idea what the deal is with the .co.nr, we are totally not in Nauru. I don't even know where that is.)
Just looking for some input and 2nd/3rd/4th opinions