As regular readers of this blog know, our house has been sick a LOT lately! I cut up an old pair of flannel pajamas into square-ish shapes, serged the edges (a zig-zag stitch prevents fraying on a regular sewing machine, or you could always get fancy and hem them), and created instant cloth Kleenex (also known as handkerchiefs, although these are hardly sophisticated enough to … [Read more...] about Cloth Kleenex: Easier on kids’ noses!
My sister C came to visit us a couple months ago, and (knowing of my love of making things out of old clothing) she brought me a few old clothes to repurpose. This apron (which is currently making its way across the US to her home) is the product of this shirt: And part of a vintage sheet. Here are the pieces, all cut out: I hemmed the cut edges of the top and the … [Read more...] about Apron from a shirt and a sheet
This is a very simple tutorial for a quick and easy skirt for a toddler or preschooler that can be made from an adult t-shirt. MATERIALS: old adult-size t-shirt elastic for waistband sewing machine matching thread scissors STEPS: Take an old (adult) t-shirt. Cut off the bottom half at the length you want (including extra allowance for inserting … [Read more...] about Quick and easy skirt tutorial