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1  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: Super cute and comfy lined baby mittens tutorial on: May 02, 2012 10:11:27 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments! Smiley I'm glad the tutorial can be of use to some people! If you end up making some, post pictures! Smiley
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Re: How to make outgrown pajamas bigger- pictures and link to my tutorial on: May 02, 2012 10:06:16 AM
Thanks everybody! I've already made 2 more pairs (he is growing WAY too fast!! lol)... wish I would have thought of it years ago! Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Super cute and comfy lined baby mittens tutorial on: April 25, 2012 09:13:25 PM
I *love* these baby mittens better than any other style I've tried! They are lined, no raw edges, and the cuff works great to keep the mittens on. Here is a quick tutorial for how to make them. A longer, more detailed version is located here-


Now on to the super cute cozy tiny mitten goodness! Smiley

You can use any fabric for the outer mitten, something lightweight and soft for the lining, and ribbing (or very stretchy knit) for the cuff.

For the cuff- cut two 4" squares out of ribbing/

For the mitten- you need a square that is 3.5" tall, and 3.75" wide. Just gently round the top two corners to make a nice roomy mitten shape. I started rounding in at about 1.5" up. Cut four mitten pieces out of outer fabric material, and four out of lining material.

Now all your pieces are ready to pin together.

Pin the mitten pieces right side together.
Fold the cuff in half across the stretch (if using ribbing, the fold will be in the same direction as the lines). Pin along the long raw edge.

Sew everything up like the picture. Don't stretch, if using stretchy fabrics!!
*in the LINING, leave a 1.5" space for turning later!*
Clip the curve so it won't be bulky.
Flip the cuff down so the two raw edges are together on one end, and the fold is on the other end.

Important- Turn the two LINING mitten pieces inside out!!
Put the cuff inside the outer mitten piece, raw edges lining up, and match cuff seam with one of the side seams.
Put the lining mitten piece inside the cuff, lining up raw edges and seams.

Pin where all the seams line up, and then stretch it out so you can pin in between.

Sew from the inside of the mitten. Go all the way around! Stretch as you go so that the cuff matches the width of the outer mitten. It's OK if the lining bunches a little bit.

Now you're ready to turn it!

Pull the lining out:

Then pull the cuff and outer mitten through the lining and flip right side out:

Fold the raw edges of the hole in, and sew very close to the edge:

Push the lining inside and flip the cuff down. All done!! Smiley

Here are a few pairs I've made out of jersey knit (gray), quilting cotton (hounds-tooth), and minky (striped). They all work great, but my personal favorite is the jersey knit! I am so addicted to making these, they are so quick, and look adorable! Great for keeping baby from scratching his face, and keeping his hands warm on those early morning car rides to take big brother to school! Smiley

Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!

4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / How to make outgrown pajamas bigger- pictures and link to my tutorial on: April 07, 2012 06:45:25 PM
Hi there!  Cheesy  I haven't posted anything on here for a while... so I thought a tutorial might be a good way to start again!

My tutorial: http://treasuresunderthewillowtree.blogspot.com/2012/03/tutorial-how-to-make-pajamas-bigger.html

My son recently outgrew his favorite pair of pajamas, and he was SO upset when I told him he couldn't wear them anymore! They were seriously short/tight/just about 2 or sizes too small... really bad! So I figured out a way to extend their life. I think they're cuter now, too! Here are some pictures:

For the pajama top, I cut the sleeves off and added them to a matching t-shirt that I found at the dollar store. I added a big patch cut from the back, too.

For the pajama pants, I cut down both sides, and cut off the waistband. I added a new waistband, strips down each side to widen them, and a cuff at the bottom to lengthen them, all out of another t-shirt.

And this is just a cute pic of my little Spongebob fans  Grin My oldest LOVES his new pajamas, and wants to wear them all the time!! I'm so proud of the fact that they only cost $2 to make, and they'll last for at least another year or so! Woohoo!

Thanks for looking, let me know if you decide to make some "new" pajamas too!!
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TUTORIAL - Alterations to the FREE Buttercup Bag Pattern on: May 19, 2009 06:08:14 PM
Thanks so much for these great instructions! I made two of these bags for my mom and MIL for their birthdays. They turned out awesome, I'll post pictures when I take some! The instructions were very easy to follow, I would have pulled my hair out trying to figure out how to add that zipper by myself Smiley Thanks again!
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: I Love Lucy - Vitameatavegamin Sock Monkey (picture heavy) on: March 07, 2009 08:50:30 PM
That is amazing!!! I LOVE it!! Looks just like Lucy! The vitameatavegamin episode is one of my favorites... my sisters and I used to watch a lot of I Love Lucy when we were little. You did a fantastic job on her outfit, and I love all the extras and props!!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hanging Mail Holder *NOW WITH TUTORIAL!* on: February 02, 2009 06:54:56 PM
Thank you so much for the tutorial!! I am so excited to make one (or a few!) of these... I'll post a pic here when I do Smiley
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Hanging Mail Holder on: January 26, 2009 07:07:21 PM
That is awesome! I love both of them, great fabric combination! Don't worry about the dots, it still looks great! Smiley
What did you use to make them stiff? I like the idea of the safety pins holding on labels- that's what I was going to suggest. The only other thing I can think of is velcro, but safety pins would be easier!

I reeeally want to make some of these now, yours are so cool Smiley
9  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: YAY!!Bella Bunny Pattern "Bunny" on: November 09, 2008 10:23:54 AM
Aww, this turned out sooo cute! I'm glad Michael is enjoying his new friend Smiley
Your fabric combo is great, the whole thing is awesome!!
10  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Tis a girly girl bear! on: October 26, 2008 01:11:12 PM
Aww, she is so cute!! Love her name too! Smiley
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