Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Fleece Sweatshirt with Elbow Patches

So, it's almost Christmas! So exciting. We've just finished up our homeschool lessons for the year. These guys have kept me busy this year! There hasn't been much time for sewing...unless it is for them!

I made this super-soft fleece sweatshirt for my oldest son a few weeks ago! It is plain navy non-pill fleece (from JoAnn Fabric) and has elbow patches. The fleece was in the remnant bin. Bargain!

fleece sweatshirt with Elbow Patches

Monday, December 8, 2014

Baby Hats

I  just love making hats for babies. These are for our church to donate to the local maternity unit. (Other hats I’ve made found here.)

 blue and brown stripe baby hat

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Scarf from a Thrifted Shirt

I have been loving thrifting. I wrote about this great shirt I found at a thrift store a few months ago and how I completely butchered it by trying to make it fit me. I really loved it.

thrifted shirt turned scarf

I wrote about trying to make it into a scarf. And you know what? It worked. So many pleats in that shirt…I spent an hour one day seam-ripping the pleats.

That hour turned into a waste of a perfectly good naptime. Because I ended up re-pleating the shirt to try another idea.

That idea still didn’t work. So I just cut the whole thing apart and made it into a scarf. I serged the edges.

And I love it. I wore it two times this weekend.
buffalo plaid scarf

I’m still enjoying my thrifted clothing. But I think I’d better stop trying to repurpose everything. It is so much easier to start with plain old fabric.

I’ve been making more clothing for my boys lately. I’m working on a few items for Christmas. I did finally make a pattern I’ve had forever. I’m learning that I do waaaaay better with sewing when I have an actual pattern to start with.

Also, after I make the pattern once, it’s much easier making the same pattern a second time (for the second boy).