Saturday, June 28, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Arm warmers from crochet granny square sweater up-cycle.
Guess what? Yet again I found some Free People insperation. With the winter upon us here I need more layers.
So I found a too small for me sweater at the super amazing thrift store $1.91 for this project I just used the sleeves so I have a ton left.
Zig zag around that twice. Seam up and stretched out funky loose rows.
Step one. Wash and dry lol!
Because then you can find week seams to fix.
Find a row to trim back for thumb hole. I clipped the whole bottom orange granny square row.
Set my machine to a tight zig zag.
Seamed up the hole one way. Raise foot and go back to the same side you started from. So any stretch all goes the same way.
Cut off sleeves below a foundation row. See the baby pink? Cut below that.
Make sure all foundation rows that appear weak are zig zagged.
Trim the loose strings away careful not to cut the zig zag! Wear and enjoy :)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
I decided to take the hot glue gun way out because it's what I know. I cut strips of ribbon in lengths I liked and folded them over and glued rows then trimmed with lace row. Added a snowflake from dollar store. 6.49 white ribbon 3.49 red ribbon $1snow flakes x2 I already had the lace and wreath form but they had some at dollar store too. I actually got 2 wreaths out of the ribbons I purchased it at Michael's. I'll add the second wreath when I finish it.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
I have been so busy, I have neglected my blogging, I did manage to fit in some sewing and have the time to post about it. :)
I love this Free People sweater.
Yes I know I love all things Free People! Lol
Go to thrift store. Purchase a sweater and a sweatshirt combo you like. :) they need to be similar sizes most importantly in the arm area.
Line up arms of sweatshirt and sweater cut accordingly. Trim up the side seam and trim the top wide enough.Pin. And pin. Bc the stretch sweater will stretch if you don't almost over pin.
Now sew!! I did it all at once but looking back probably easier to do body first then the arms. But I'm rouge! I sewed over every area 3x with the sweatshirt being the outer hem kinda raw seam.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
This week has been a super craft week! I was able to finish 2 projects I started last week, and help Eman finish his costume.