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Old 11-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Sewing Upcycled Woolies

Uhhmmm .... How???

I've got some beautiful 100% wool sweaters I'd like to use to make wool covers, but how does one sew them?

I'm a pretty green seamstress too, but lately my darling has been letting me abuse his Kenmore 385 (a Janome-made workhorse sewing machine) and his serger ...

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #2
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Re: Sewing Upcycled Woolies

Would Katrina's pattern work? I was thinking of using this pattern for some upcycled woolies myself. I don't see why it wouldn't work. Here is the link if you don't already have it: http://katrinassqs.blogspot.com/2008...s-pattern.html
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To make longies ... you undo the seams on the sleeves to detach them. Then measure the desired in seam for your kid. Then you measure from cuff of sleeve to inseam (if you can fold the cuff up and it look cute... fold it up before you measure to give "grow room") Then you mark that with a safety pin. Now from the top of the side seam in the sleeve undo the seam to the marked point. Sew with your serger the two legs together. Then figure out you what you want for a rise. Either use the Bottom of the sweater as your waist if it is ribbed or make a channel for elastic.
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Re: Sewing Upcycled Woolies

http://taketimetosmelltherose.blogsp...r-to-pair.html

Here is a tutorial... That's much easier than trying to figure out what I typed!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:40 AM   #5
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Here is a tutorial... That's much easier than trying to figure out what I typed!
Awesome tutorial! I have been wanting to make some too. As I am such a wonderful homemaker, ahem, all of my husband's sweaters are already felted and ready to go! ;-)

How do you lanolize them? That part seems daunting to me.
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google lanolizing wool longies, i would but i am mobile
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Re: Sewing Upcycled Woolies

Here is a link:

http://www.littlespruceorganics.com/...ool-Care-.html
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Great tutorial linked below! I also like soaker style longies, where I use the Katrina's free soaker pattern and instead of leg cuffs, i do the length I need for legs out of the arms. I love that it is fast and doesn't need elastic, because I'm not a fan of elastic threading ;-)
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subbing, I have a couple sweaters I've been waiting to do this with.
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