When I came across this pattern on Pinterest, I knew this would be the perfect special little stuffy to make for my owl-obsessed niece.
I was lucky enough to be able to snag some old sweaters and tweed from my parents for fabric. With some felt details and polyfill, we had ourselves an owl!
I – like many quilters – am a fabric lover. I noticed I was avoiding wearing a couple of t-shirts because they had sad, saggy, pockets. Finally it occurred to me to replace the pockets with some of my favorite fabrics.
Yup – my last scrap of mermaids : )
These are not actually pockets. If you are really using the “pocket” function for these shirts, I don’t know what to tell ya. Here’s how I make them:
Authentic 1950s fabric
I just got this fabric recently from an Ebay auction. It’s said to be from the 50s and it certainly has that feel! Spoiler alert – if you’re in my guild, you could land a half-yard of this at the next meeting’s swap! Wouldn’t it look cute with Flea Market Fancy?
This is a quasi-tutorial for adding sleeves to a tank-top.
Here’s an unloved tank-top I had that I never wore, because you couldn’t wear a real bra under the shirt.
For this refashion, I simply used t-shirt sleeves from an old t-shirt, so it’s a bit of a cheat : )
Grab an old t-shirt
Cut off the sleeve. Cut the armpit seam open, leaving the shoulder in tact.
Tuck the raw edges of the sleeve under your tank top! Sew on the right-side of the tank-top, close to the edge.
I added a funny little pocket, too.
Enjoy wearing a real bra, everybody!
I’m going to try a different tank to tee refashion soon, so keep checking the blog!
Once I read about Ellison Lane Quilt’s Summer Sewing Contest, I knew it was time to take my stack of Denyse Schmidt fabrics (and some coordinating strays from the stash) and finally make this blanket:
Reds, Whites, Blues, and Greys make for a muted patriotic palate. And I’m always extra-patriotic right around the fourth of July, aren’t you?
Wonky, scribbled stars for the quilting add a little spangly goodness.
I’ve been wanting to do an HSTs on point quilt for a while.
Measures just about 50″ by 50″ – nice for a baby blanket or a lap throw.
Available to purchase from my Etsy shop!
This is a simple refashion you can do to any pair of shorts or pants you’d like to make a little flirty.
Sorry – can’t find the original source for these…
I saw these shorts and liked the idea, but for my personal preference, I didn’t want the lace to be in such a stark contrast to the jeans.
This lace was about 3 inches wide and was found at JoAnn Fabrics. It was originally white, but I died it to this smokey blue.
I cut out a triangular shape and sewed it to the side of my jean cut-offs (centered on the side seam). I used a tight stitch, since I expect the lace will fray a bit with repeated washing.
Once I sewed the lace in place, I cut out the jean fabric from inside the triangle. It’s a flirty little peek-a-boo!
And here’s me sneezing during the photography session : )
My husband’s aunt recently asked me if I would make her daughter a t-shirt quilt. The daughter is graduating from high school and a blanket made out of her teenage memories seemed like a lovely gift to take to college!
I’ve never made a t-shirt quilt before. Most of the ones I saw online were made in a patchwork style, some sashed and some not. Once I saw the box of t-shirts, I decided I could create a layout featuring color-blocking that I hoped would create some modern visual interest. I grouped the shirts by White, Black, Red, Light Blue, and Dark Blue. I only added interfacing to the extremely thin shirts. Other than that, I just pieced with a stretch needle and my walking foot.
I did a stippled quilting design – my first big experiment with my BSR free-motion stitch regulator! It beeped at me 100000 times, but I have to admit – the stitches are regulated.
Sorry for the lack-luster pictures. My camera was dead and I had to get this baby in the mail in a hurry, so the iPad had to suffice.