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Topic: knitting needle roll (now with pants!)  (Read 1310 times)
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« on: August 21, 2009 08:30:31 PM »

I wanted to make a quick thank you gift for a friend and fellow knitter who let me stay at her place during my research trip this month. Not only will it hold her knitting needles, it also answers the question we pondered that week when she chopped a pair of khaki pants: what do you do with the extra fabric from pants when you make them into shorts?

here is my answer!

The outer fabric was just a remnant I had in my stash (dated 1982!). The pockets, however, are the leftovers from pants I made into shorts.

I'm not very advanced at sewing as you can see, but I have a needle roll I got in a swap last year and I managed to reverse engineer it without too much trouble.

my main bit of advice if you use old pants pieces for this kind of project is to be careful of their thickness. I cut back on the number pocket rows inside (mine has 3) and used a lighter fabric for the outer part so that I wouldn't have to sew through any crazy thick parts.

I'm pretty happy with the colorsshe's not a girly girl so I think she'll like this color palette.

oh yeah, and here is one of the pairs of shorts! I lost the other pair while river rafting.  Sad

let me know if you have questions about the making of it: there are lots of free patterns out there but I didn't use them. Once I figured out the order to sew things in it went pretty quick.



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