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« on: November 18, 2007 09:58:49 PM »

I've become the person to hand your left over fabrics and sewing supplies to while those around me go through their decluttering/feng shui phase.  As a result, I have boxes of fabric that I'm just not going to use because they are of strange materials or just plain ugg-lee.  Here's an attempt to reduce the stockpile a bit, along with use up some old appliques I had intended to use over the past couple of years but for some reason did not, some older thread and drying out wooly nylon, as well as a whole pile of odd snaps. 

The result was a bit of eye candy, though, despite the odd fabrics so I thought I'd show y'all.



All the edges are done in a rolled hem on a serger.  The appliques I just put on with zig zags or whatever crazy stitch I could find on my very basic machine.  They are two layers, the bottom a flannel or thick knit.  The whole bunch of them took, oh, probably 3 hours total, and I'm sure the kid they are intended for will never need another bib.

Close ups of rolled hem:

The black one was done with wooly nylon.


This is regular thread done on the smallest possible stitch setting.  It's a little thick but looks very nice, yes?

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SugarySweet
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007 10:05:54 PM »

They look wonderful.  I thought it was a wreath in the small picture on the front page.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007 10:12:11 PM »

wow!  great work!  did you use a pattern or make one yourself or just eyeball it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007 10:41:03 PM »

SO MANY COLORS!!!
love them all.
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2007 11:36:49 PM »

Sweet.  Now you'll only have to do laundry like, once a day! =P
I like the skeleton fabric, and the little "vegan" tags, too.  I bet you've got some awesome baby-food recipes...
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2007 11:45:40 PM »

WOW WOW WOW!
I can't decide what's more amazing. The fantbulous bibs or the fact they took you around 3 hours for the whole lot! WOW!
What an awesome gift.
You're going to make someone very happy!
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2007 04:20:32 AM »

Those are great.  I love my homemade baby bibs- so much more fun than the typical!  You are fast, might I add!
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2007 04:47:04 AM »

Would you mind to share your pattern?  I am looking to make a load and like the shape of these.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2007 05:34:42 AM »

Could you put up a close up of the rolled hem?  I've been considering making bibs for friends, but am rather new at sewing, (all THAT in three hours?  You're like wonderwoman!!!)
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007 07:05:09 AM »

Thanks all!

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did you use a pattern or make one yourself or just eyeball it?
I just used a bib of my daughter's I've always liked the shape of and cut around that.  If you don't have bibs, borrow one from a friend or pick up one for cheap at the thrift store in an appealing shape.  Much less expensive than a pattern.

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yup.  Go to grocery store.  Buy jar of mushed food (try to find ones that say 'organic').  Twist open lid and apply to child with spoon.  repeat.
I wish I was on the ball enough to make my own, but the domestic serious eludes me. 

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I can't decide what's more amazing. The fantbulous bibs or the fact they took you around 3 hours for the whole lot!
Not having to sew and turn the bibs inside out or use bias tape serious sped it all up.  Each bib takes only 30-45 secs to sew with the serger.  I know, its so fast its almost wrong.

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Could you put up a close up of the rolled hem?
I'll post a close up a little later today when I get a chance to take some pics.  The rolled hem is on the serger (overlocker), but you could do something similar using a satin stitch on your regular machine (although it wouldn't be as fast). 
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