Make It and Love It: Re-Purposing: Boy's Pants Can you believe it? A boy project. I’ve been trying to think of new things for my sweet boy…..it’s just harder to come up with projects for him. But how about some hip little pants? Complete with belt loops and faux back pockets. And then match it up with a shirt and tie.Why not? Give it a try if you have a little guy. How? : : : Click on images to enlarge. : : : Find an old pair of shorts or pants that have a fun pattern……or keep it plain. Then, using the tutorial here, make a pair of pants to fit your little guy. Next, I attached a button to the center front. Now, you’re going to cut off all of the belt loops from the men’s shorts/pants. Turn under the ends of the loops a 1/4 inch and attach to the pants. Then I cut rectangles from the waist band to create back pockets that were about 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches. The I folded under each end a 1/4 inch. Then I folded under the top about a 1/4 inch and positioned them on the back of the pants. And that’s it.
How to Hem Pants - Hemming Pants Tutorial Note: There are also video instructions for this tutorial. When it comes to pants, it’s all about the fit. You may have a pair of pants that look great on the booty, but are too long or short for your legs. Hemming pants is so easy that leg length should never stand between you and a hot pair of pants. If you can hem pants, then you’ve got the advantage every time you hit the dressing room. What you'll Need: Gather the above supplies and get ready to prepare your pants. maternity top to wrap tee Maternity clothes drive me nuts. They are so very much needed for a 6 months (or a whole year if you are really unlucky), but then, what? Most of my maternity clothes were bought second hand, and I sent a good deal of them away to the thrift shops and pregnant friends. Still, a couple have lingered and I could really use something new to wear at 10 months post-partum (as I type this, I am, in fact, wearing an unaltered maternity top :O). Here is an idea to make those maternity tops not only wearable after the little mite arrives, but actually quite useful for nursing. Since I have no before picture, you'll have to believe me that until recently, this was a maternity tee shirt: The tee shirt has two front flaps that are attached to double fold bias tape that come around behind and tie at the back. (Truthfully, you could make a wrap tee with any overlarge tee shirt, but you would also have to adjust the shoulders and sleeves for a proper fit. A quick note on sewing knits. Done! Thank you!
Recycled t-shirt diaper Hello and welcome! After looking at the entry and exit pages for my blog I found this page is the one that most people view. I decided to update this entry with a new tutorial for making a recycled t-shirt diaper that reflects how I make the little guys diapers now. For a turned and stitched version of this diaper see my post on the red velvet recycled diaper. Instructions on how to make a turned and stitched diaper are in the newborn ai2 diaper tutorial post. The original post is included below also so feel free to scroll down and check it out. Instructions for pocket t-shirt diaper Diaper pattern can be downloaded in three pdf files.nvpockdiap1nvpockdiap2nvpockdiap3 The diaper can be made using a regular machine or serger. Materials: XL 100% cotton t-shirt and optional small piece of micro fleece for the liner. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Below is the original t-shirt diaper post. T-shirts are great for making diapers. Instructions for t-shirt diaper 1. 2. 3. 5. 6.
Getting Back at the Dryer.... We all know that our dryers eat socks. Not a big deal with easily replaceable white socks that my husband wears, but when they're my cute little polka-dotted ones, it makes me mad!! I have a huge collection of cute socks that I've been hoping to find the mates for. So I showed my dryer who was boss, and I made some cute gloves out of them! In case you have some single ladies in your sock drawer, here's how to make them! Sort through your socks and find the pretty ones. Cut the tops off.... Get yourself some inexspensive gloves (Walmart sells a two-pack of these for $1.50, chances are you already have some though!) And sew it on to the glove! Sew the rest of the sock pieces to each other in the same way, but with right sides facing each other. Add as many as you'd like, making sure that the last one you add has the sock band as the open end, to have a finished look. Then I added a couple of pom-poms! Then I simply sewed the pom-pom to the top of the gloves!
Tutorial ~Romantic Cardigan Transformation ~ Do you have a cardigan you have been wanting to spice up a little? I had one in my closet, I was thinking of making a corsage for it... Then, since I have been in a romantic mood lately, I decided to add ruffles and lace. You will need: A Cardigan Cotton Lace A Roll of Sheer Ribbon Matching Thread Fray Check 1. 2. 3. 4. I thought about adding more texture by using different materials, but I didn't. There is one more tutorial I want to share this week. I hope you are all enjoying this fall weather, what are your plans for this weekend?
How to Make Kid's Clothes from T-Shirts - The Possibilities Are Endless Five of my t-shirts were headed for the Goodwill bin until I signed up for Wardrobe Refashion. It inspired me to put the shirts to good use here at home for my one year old. I made this: There is a great tutorial for making jersey flowers out of your scraps at Happy Together. And these: There is a tutorial for making the ruffled bloomers here on my website. Again, Happy Together has a tutorial for making the gathered tuxedo ruffles, so I won't go into detail. I can't take credit for these brilliant upcycled legwarmers which are made of bits of jersey shirts. The dress is kind of shapeless on the clothesline, but super-cute on the babe. Here's another one that looks wonky hanging there, but I adore it on her! Can you sense my love affair with smocking? and hand wind it around your regular bobbin (don't stretch it as you wind). To make any top or dress for your child, turn your old t-shirt inside out and lie it flat. Sew the sides back up so you are working with smaller t-shirt.
How to create a french seam French seams are wonderful for professional-looking, clean seams. The raw edge of fabric is essentially encased within the seam. They are perfect for light, delicate fabrics such as silk. This tutorial will produce a 5/8″ seam. If you are making this silk scarf, you can use a french seam to join the two pieces of fabric end to end. While the seam will be visible, it will look very neat. Pin the seam, with the wrong sides together. Machine stitch, using only a 1/4″ seam. Press the seam flat, then trim close to the seam. Now press the seam downward. Turn the fabric, so the right sides are now together. Stitch again, this time using a 3/8″ seam allowance. this will encase the raw edge. Press the seam downward to finish the seam. To finish the scarf, create a hand rolled hem along the four sides.