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21  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Simple beanie hats use up scraps *tiny tute* 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!
22  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Toddler arm warmers 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!!
23  COOKING / Dessert / Pear recipes??? on: September 17, 2008 09:58:04 AM
Got a question. We have a bunch of pear trees in the back and they are kinda big but not totally ripe yet but they are falling.

So does anyone have good recipes that I can use? I don't want them to go to waste but have no idea on recipes.

24  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Discussion and Questions / Suggestions for halloween fabric?? on: September 15, 2008 02:25:33 PM
DD 3, has been talking about halloween since last month and wants to buy some halloween fabric and wants me to make her something. BUT what?? She won't wear the dresses I make and we have softies up the ying, and it's not like she is going to wear it for a long time so any suggestions? Oh and it's getting cold here so keep that in mind.

Help please, halloween is not my thing.
25  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / A little vest harness for my little dog 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???
26  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Lined Hoodie and 2 pairs of pj pants (pic pudge) 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
27  HOME SWEET HOME / Pet-Related Crafts: Completed Projects / Daughters drawing becomes dog stuffie 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
28  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Cadet or Fatigue style hat w/ quick Tut 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

29  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Another shirt I like this pattern 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??
30  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My new olive japanese brocade HAT! 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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