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Thursday, July 10, 2008

the sewing machine and me.

A friend of mine told me about these easy to sew yoga pants using a large t-shirts. With pregnancy, I wanted some comfy pants to wear. I also figured I have so many large t-shirts that never get worn because they are too big. So I converted a 10K shirt into pants. Here is the link for anyone interested. They were super easy, and that is coming from a person with little sewing experience. http://community.livejournal.com/t_shirt_surgery/3597625.html


Here is my first rag quilt. I am fairly pleased with the results, however, I know that it isn't "well done" in the sewing world. I only had a finished product that I saw for a couple minutes at my mom's friend's house, and no really written instructions. So I know I was winging it. My mom sewed the baby bumper for our dear Lydia (I guess we have committed to her name), and the rag quilt is my contribution to her. These are the same colors and fabrics in the baby bumper, since her walls are currently a burnt orange. The back of the rag quilt is quilting flannel and the front are scraps that were left over from the bumper. I was skeptical of the washing machine actually "ragging" the edges, but it worked. And with time, the more and more it's washed, it will "rag" more.




5 comments:

Em said...

You are so dang crafty!!! Love the yoga pants and Lydia's quilt is adorable. Miss you!

smithfive said...

Those pants are adorable!

The Kernea Family said...

I like the pants! And Lydia's room is going to be so cute! I've actually started a painting for Caitlyn's room. It feels good to get the paintbrush back out. ;)

The Akins' Family said...

Cut Pants and a good use to all those bid Tshirts!

Lia Caban said...

I can't thank you enough! I just bought today pants that are more or less the same style and I'm loving them, so I guess I'm so going to goodwill in order to get me some "cute" X-large shirts, in order to do more of them! I was actually thinking on buying more of the pants, but that link is just GREAT! Besides I'm passing the info to my sister, I'm sure she'll appreciate it, cause she also needs the extra-space for her growing baby!