Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Onesie-Jumpsuit for winter...

Polar Fleece in this article by Kitty came from G Street Fabrics<--click Link

So, for the chick who I never know what to give, I started out making clothes, but then found a need for warmth, so I made a polar fleece bag blanket, with a D ring strap 

Blankie Bag in use... other side is Brown---Sew wrong sides together and then right sides together so you have  French seams inside... Fold down the top 2-3 inches to give nice soft blanket edge at top.... Make a strap out of the same fabric strip and sew one end on 2 D Rings and fold the other end to a point.
Wrap and Strap.

Pardon the wrinkles, but remember I only have a small space, so I don't have a place for an ironing board to be up all the time.  I am blogging in the middle of the night as I sew things.  This pic shows you the detail on the pockets and the cuffs sewn on the sleeves.

Here, you can see you attach the hood and then you do a top stitch around the seam below the hood attachment.  I did this after I had sewn the regular seam and did an overcast and trimmed-then I did the topstitching.  It makes the hood lay nice.  The zipper is an invisible zipper and I figure that little sway will be gone once she has her body in it...

All done, I figure she is going to sleep in it anyway, but I probably will do a little ironing on the sleeves where I see some wrinkles... 

OOOPS!  What is wrong with this picture?
LOOK at the pockets.... ARGHH

I like the sweatshirt gray cuffs on the sleeves ad legs.  The red one will be the same except a larger size.

Done.... and leftover of the Red for the Large size made a scarf..
How did I fix them... I made a bigger pocket put over the first one and now the Red onsies have a double pocket ... the smaller one inside the bigger one...

And.... His and Her Onsies out of Polar fleece, hope they fit... another not so simple thing that I probably could have made a dozen outfits for myself... Something for them, an infinity scarf for me.... something for them, an infinity scarf for me... dah dah... then I will make the blouses and pants and jackets that match my scarves.... LATER

1.  Cut out the fleece pieces..
2.  Sew pockets put on..
3.  Sew front to back at legs..
4.  Sew front to back on sides
5.  Sew back together..
6.  Sew zipper in..
7.  Attach Hood
8.  Sew in Arms
9.  Sew on cuffs bottom and Sleeves
His are Red..... Hers are the blue Cuffs are Ribbing Light sweatshirt Gray.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Infinity Scarves

This is just using the width of the fabric, so there is still enough to do a simple tunic top
When making a small one like this it will fold twice but look more like a cowell neck on a blouse of the same color because it is not so long.

Fold your fabric in half right sides together, sew edge to make a tube, but leave an opening in the middle about 4-5 inch opening.  Your ends are open, so you pull you scarf through the end of the tube to match the ends right side to right side and sew tube opening but twist once, matching the right side to right side on ends of tube sew end closed with the machine... then pull your fabric back through the hole and you have your infinity scarf done except for sewing the opening closed with a slight slipstitch by hand.

Simple Minky quilt-changing pad/blankie

All Fabrics and bindings come from G Street Fabrics

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Simple quilt.. 2 this case/one side is a printed polar fleece-the kitties and the other side is pink minky.  The binding on this one is pink satin blanket binding, comes wide and one package did this quilt.

Lay the three layers on top of each other... Minky and flat batting and polar fleece.  Line them up and pin them.  Start your quilting of the sandwich with a line of stitching from corner to corner diagonally.  This will make your quilting even because all excess will squeeze out as you sew each line of quilting.  I did the lines on this one every 3 inches.

After you run your lines of quilting over the whole piece, trim your edges evenly and then pin your blanket binding over the edge evenly so the two edges front and back line up and do a blanket stitch over the edge so it is nice a flat with no raw edge of the binding exposed.

The binding is a foldover blanket binding so it is easier to work with.

When you get to a corner you stitch right up to the edge of the blanket and then fold the corner to miter it and stitch the angle first and then down the edge of the blanket so you have a nice finished corner look.

The fabrics are pre-washed before you start so all will wash well after you make it.. You can mix fabrics as long as they are pre washed so if anything is going to shrink or change in texture it will do it before you complete your project.  

This one is fleece and minky, but you could use cotton and minky or cotton and polar fleece as long as all is pre washed.

Yes, she likes this one with the kitties!

Although this matches her brothers room, she decided to take this to bed with her at night!!

This one just the minky is pulled around by making the minky backing bigger than the front.

And this blue one made for her brother, well, you see what happened to it!!!

Or in this case both sides minky with just some cotton gauze binding made by cutting strips of the cotton gauze with blue stars on it and folding it over the edges.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Coral Coral-Fancy Dodahs and Embellishing

The usual jacket... in Coral
Butterick 5045


Typical -The width of the fabric strip

Infinity Scarf

Earrings made from Jacket Scraps and Crystals
Swarovski --picked up the scraps next to the sewing machine... pinched in my fingers... hand sewn to gather them and stitched a few stitches, picked up the sew on swarovsk crystals and looped a bunc of those on... and glued a flat circle disc pin back without the pin part or you can glue the disc part of the covered buttons back and then your regular earring backs from your bulk pack.....  just want to try once, come by the store and buy two set of earring backs and one pack of 3 covered buttons... you can make two different types of custom earrings for some outfit you are making.

Scraps can make necklaces and bracelets too, braided, or cased beads knoted or bangles wrapped or bracelets braided...... Customize yourself....

Embellish with crystals-- bejewellor or bedazzlors are the tools if you want to prong it or glue it....with glueback crystals.... or buy a quarter of a yard of already fancied fabrics and cut your embellishments and handsew around the tulle or try a little (gently test before putting on a finished garment.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Blue Blue and very blue

My typical work jacket, black sleeveless cowl neck so the sheer arms of the jacket looked enhanced and two separate infinity scarves made from the width of the fabrics so they could double and lay above the cowel of the shirt... The blue was an illusion but matched the jacket and the floral was also a textured chiffon but the perfect blues... the pants you can barely see in the picture but were lightweight scuba, my usual tubins pattern and I made my earrings a little different and hand sewn the trimmed edges of the jacket and put 3 (2 clear beveled and 1 blue beveled swavorski crystals sewn in the center... a pearl with a jeweled butterfly I had in my toolbox and a small sea shell glued on- also in my toolbox of odds and ends.

My earrings hang on a sheet of plastic canvas to be easy to find.

Different textures and shadings of Royal Blue

Pants Simplicity 9597      (Leggings... made into Tubins')Drapeneck Blouse   Butterick 3131      Flattering if you don't have a long neckJacket                       Butterick 5045      Free Flowing... Fits anyone (shortened about 4-6 inches to go with pants, but is a long jacket for dresses)

Infinity scarves... Make a tube with slit in the middle turn it out  then twist so it is twisted once in the middle and sew your circle ends right sides together and flip out from the middle.  Slip stitch opening.

Galaxy Changing Pad

Simple minky backed changing pad

This was made as a long rectangle so it would double as a play pad in the floor.

Backing Minky bigger than the front galaxy cotton.  The cotton was pre washed because it would shrink but the minky would not.  Flat quilting batting in between and laid out so the backing could be brought around after quilting and be the soft binding.  It was quilted about 2 inches apart from corner to corner and out to squeeze out the excess air... and then after quilting the edging was turned over and blanket stitched around the edge.

So Soft and completely washable.

John Deere Tractor Quillow

QUILLOW Folded Into Pillow

Minky backed Fabric Just turned under and topstitched  Outline stitched on pattern

Restitched pillow pocket on bottom

Double folded into the pocket for pillow

VOILA  Quilt Becomes a Pillow-Quillow