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21  Simple beanie hats use up scraps *tiny tute* in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: September 23, 2008 10:28:33 AM
I had a bunch of scrap fleece from making hoodies last fall and wanted to use it up. Saw some cute hats on some vintage patterns and thought I could do that.

this is hers

for my nephew who is same age and firetruck obsessed

and one for DS, it has footballs

These were so easy. I serged them but regular machine works perfect too
Use the basic triangle hat shape total of 6, sew together 2 sets of 3, ten sew both them together w/1 big seam, (I used a 21in triangle, the kids are 2 & almost 4)
Band: measure your kids head and add 1/2 in
cut one long band piece, sew ends, fold in half, and sew to hat.
I personally like the skinner band.
Thats it, simple, cute, and uses up those scraps!
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22  Toddler arm warmers in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: September 23, 2008 10:02:19 AM
First of all thanks to Kymy and her tute and answering my questions.

My kids have a ton of Tshirts and I wanted to be able to prolong them into the fall so I made a couple of arm warmers. All socks were from dollar store.

Anyways I didn't like the way they bulked out when adding the extra piece, wearing it either way. So I went back and got another white pair and did a roll hem with the serger, I think it came out cute. And NO my roll hem skills are not perfect!

you can't really see the bulk under the shirt

Sickie DS had to try on b/c DD already had long sleeves on. Do you see all those leaves, makes me want to cry!!
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23  A little vest harness for my little dog in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: September 14, 2008 03:52:16 PM
I have been working on a harness vest since last night and finally got one that I liked. He was pretty annoyed with me after all the fittings so that's why he won't look at me/camera. He is about 10-12 lbs.

The underneath is dollar bill fabric as is the leash clip thingy. And right now it is being held together by industrial strength velcro plus I ironed it on too (I couldn't sew it, it kept gumming up my machine). This was the 5th version try on, he was not amused! But 2 hours later and he still has it on, yay!

What ya think???
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24  Lined Hoodie and 2 pairs of pj pants (pic pudge) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: September 10, 2008 04:29:13 PM
Yesterday morning I got the itch to sew so that's what I did!

DS picked out the fabric and since I'm not a fan of flannel I lined it with some orange jersey. It came out 2 sizes 2 big but that was my ding dong fault.

And a pair of pj pants to match. I made a size 2 but they still came out a bit big, room to grow I guess  Wink

And these were originally a womans size, she's a scooby freak and spotted them at a yard sale, best 25cents spent! I just traced the pant pattern on each leg and serged them back together, I re-used the tag too, (that's a new waitst).

Comments and questions Thanks
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25  Daughters drawing becomes dog stuffie in Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: September 03, 2008 05:52:10 PM
My daughter keeps drawing "people" and the other day I thought that it would be cute to make her drawings into a dog stuffie, so that's what I did tonite.

No pattern and I used recycled fleece jacket innards Grin and some left over felt

comparision to her pics

There is also a tag ontop so you don't have to touch all the drool  Tongue
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26  Cadet or Fatigue style hat w/ quick Tut in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MacesMeMe on: August 25, 2008 01:43:38 PM
DS drove me nuts for an Ivy cap now he wants a cadet style hat. I couldn't find any patterns so I went to the stores and used the finger meausring system to get an idea and thought about it.

This is the prototype just so I could make sure it would work.

To print a pattern you can go to Wild Ginger and use the Sunhat pattern for your top and crown (that's how this hat started but the brim was crazy big so I tossed it to the garage). Then I used the newsboy brim all in size 22 for this particular hat. But remember you can adjust your H/L/W settings in Ginger.

#1 sew or serge crown piece together and attach to top
#2 sew outside of brim and flip, you can use interfacing or cardboard if you want it thick (this was a proto so I didn't bother and the denim is already thick)

the crown piece was to wide for what I wanted so I folded it in which looks out b/c in the pic it's seams out

#3 mark your centers for brim & crown & pin.Hat is inside out with the brim on the inside. your brim edges will be sticking out a bit. I put about a 2 inch piece of elastic in the back also. Sew around by 1/4 in

#4 I also sewed the brim/seam down & did another top stich  line about an inch up (thats where my folded edge was) and I top stitched the crown seam down too

I hope you understand, it was pretty easy. I am going to make another one but use some nice fabric & grossgrin ribbon on the inside.  Wink

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27  Another shirt I like this pattern in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MacesMeMe on: July 14, 2008 01:59:48 PM
I used this pattern a few weeks ago & I really loved the fit, so I made another one. Fabric is cotton & from JoAnns (I usually don't go this bold!)  & it's Simp 3732

The finished shirt. I know I need a new ironing cover.

And here with me, gotta hem the bottom. There is pins in the front b/c I had to sew the ties where I liked them  Wink

Think it's nice and summery or what??
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28  My new olive japanese brocade HAT! in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MacesMeMe on: July 10, 2008 09:21:39 AM
I've been tweaking this pattern all weekend & I think I finally got what I wanted!
I used a light weight camo canvas inside & this stiffly interfaced olive japanese brocade for the outside.
There is not supposed to be a line in the center piece there, I had to piece it together to get 1 full piece. But I still like it  Grin

I wanted something to cover my face b/c I have been breaking out lately  Angry

Whatcha think??
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29  New shirt with a little help in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by MacesMeMe on: July 03, 2008 07:34:43 PM
I was trying to make this shirt the other night & DH decided to bring his work home so I had to share the table. The laptop he is working on for his business & he works at a college and got to bring home their mascot. So while cutting pattern pieces I had some help....

Meet Petunia, she is a Pleo and so sweet, DH was playing with her programming and the kids fell in love, lol. This is my kind of pet no feeding & no pooping & no shedding!

Oh and my shirt, pattern S3732

It was an easy pattern & fit great, now only if I can get the pants patterns to fit!
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30  No-Tie... Mei-Tai (img &word hvy) in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by MacesMeMe on: July 03, 2008 07:03:38 PM
DH and I were talking last night about our up coming weekend, we are going to do a few things & one includes a huge town yard sale that is pretty much all walkable but a PITA with kids & strollers......& he asked if I was going to bring the "backpacK" and I said sure, but I really can't stand all the straps(I hate that it enhances the belly bulge Angry), so I went Googling and I saw a couple of Mei Tai types that didn't have all those straps. So I thought about what I wanted and started sketching.

Fastfoward to today, I had my design pretty much decided & had to go to walmart so I picked up some camo canvas for $1 yd. And using the original Mei Tai I made as a measuring guideline, off to work I went....

I came up with this, the NO-Tie Mei-Tai, it folds up under the butt and has 2 rings on each side that you put the top straps through like belt loopy things. I like it but I am going to play with the pattern a bit.

OK so here are pics, its not all colorful and beautiful but it is for DS so...this is what it looks like lying flat

Side view with DS in it, he's 1.5 about 30lbs. So you can see how the straps go

Ok the not so great back view

And another side view with DD who's 3 & 32lbs.

I walked out to DHs computer shop to try it out, same feeling as the Mei Tai but I like it better without all the straps all over the place.

To get it on I just stood DS on the kitchen table and put the straps through the rings, then adjusted to where I wanted him.It can cross over the front if you like that. I also put a large pocket in it too Smiley & It only took about a yd to make too

Questions, comments?!?!?!!

Sorry the pics are so far away looking, I used the new feature on photobucket, next time I'll do my editing/resizing first  Tongue

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