sewing


I bought 2 yards of Amy Butler fabric today. I’m going to use it to make a couple nursing covers to sell in the shop. I’ve made quite a few in the past for myself, my sister, various friends, and friends of friends. Everyone really likes them and tells me that I should sell them, so I think I’ll give it a go.

I’m still trying to decide if I want to do a reversable nursing cover using both patterns or if I want to do a solid lining. If I use a solid lining, I can get 2 covers out of the fabric that I bought. I’ll even have enough to make coordinating burp cloths. I kind of like the idea of a reversable cover, which I can still do even if one side is solid and not Amy Butler.

I really need to have some tags made for them too…

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I went to the fabric store today to raid the remnant bin. They were having a sale and in addition to the great remnant prices, you got an extra 75% off. I scored 2 yards of fabric for $1.74. One yard is a camo tie dye and the other is green with little blue stars. Perfect for pants for Jacob and Grace. I figure I can get 6-8 pair out of two yards. I think I’ll make them each two pair and sell the rest in my Etsy shop or on eBay.

I still haven’t had time to sew the t-shirt pants that I cut out the other day. Grace has been going through an I want my mommy stage.

In the works right now:

A hot pink and lime green scarf with stripes the long way. And by long, I mean long…this thing measures almost 7 feet! It’s crocheted using 100% cotton yarn. Hopefully it will be in the shop by tomorrow. Here’s the progress so far. Never mind that the color is off. I can’t get a decent picture in my house with the flash on or off.

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Here are the pink cords made with the scrap fabric

Grace and her new pants

Here are the t-shirt pants that I have put together so far. I have more that are cut out, they’re just waiting to be sewn after the kids go to bed.

T-Shirt pants

Who says it’s not cheaper to make your own clothes? Well, maybe not for adults, but for infants and toddlers, it can be a lot cheaper.

I raided my closet yesterday to find all of the old t-shirts that no longer fit me or that I just didn’t like anymore. I used this tutorial to make a couple pair of pants for Grace. I also used an old t-shirt to make a shirt for her too. Today, I used some scrap fabric and this tutorial to make a pair of pink cordoury pants for her.

Looks like she won’t need pants for a while.

I’m currently trying my hand at quilting. It’s been something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time and just never got around to it. I’m working on a patchwork quilt that should end up to be the perfect size to make a stroller blanket out of.

Here is the work in progress:

Stroller blanket in progress