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Old 01-10-2013, 11:50 AM   #131
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:07 PM   #132
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Oh...I came up with my own weird way to not have rough edges inside...Let me show you



I fold it a little bit, then fold it over again, pin it, and sew it. That probably makes zero sense, but I really like how clean it looks.
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I think part of what makes me both quick to learn, but also really frustrated really fast is that I pick up on things quickly, but I do NOT follow direction well. I am very much an impulsive, I want to figure it out on my own and right now sort of person. haha.
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My way is similar you just don't have to pin or measure as you go as it is ironed.


(Piece of cardstock with line measured and cute scrap fabric as an example.)


Fold it over the card to the line and iron. I iron over the card.


Then line up bottom of card with bottom of fold.(I didn't do a good job lining it up in the photo!) Iron a 2nd time folding the fabric over again.

After it is ironed, it is ready to sew with no raw edge. No pinning... no having to measure.

Skirts you can "fudge" a little and can eyeball it. But if you sew curtains, it will look really funny if one panel is 1/4 inch longer than the other. This is a fast way to make each hem is exact.
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Finished 3 pairs of Big Butt Baby Pants (Made By Rae's pattern).... had most of the fabric cut:


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These are super cute!!

Okay, I have fleece in harry potter colors, and I really want to make pants for DS with them, and applique a lightning bolt on the bum.... do you think this pattern would work well with fleece? and how much of a sizing difference is there between the 18-24 and 2T sizes? have you made both? TIA

if only it weren't a PDF... not only will I have to buy it, then I will have to go to FedEx to have it printed because I don't own a printer
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So I'm super lazy about ironing hems.... what I do is a basting stitch all the way around where I need them, then I iron along those stitching lines, and the basting stitch comes out super fast at the end. Though lately I've been using a twin needle or a zig zag and leaving raw edges to fray because, yes, I have become that lazy!

So, I will finally have a photo to post tonight... stay tuned! LOL! I'm soooo not winning this month at all, but I have read 2 books and gotten lots more sleep than normal!
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I have made the upcycled pants from sweaters. I plan to do a bunch more soon as I have a bunch of wool sweaters just waiting to made into wool pjs and pants! I found them very easy. You can also use an old adult sweatshirt for toddler sweatpants. Or a long sleeve t-shirt for knit pants.


http://lifealaskanstyle.blogspot.com...-tutorial.html
(With a separate waist band)
http://marthasworld76.blogspot.com/2...-recycled.html
(Without a separate waistband)

Or use old dress shirts that don't fit your DH for toddler pants!
http://prudentbaby.com/2012/01/baby-...r-harem-pants/
(use the rest of the shirt to make a dress like ... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=170402.0 )
love that last link to the little dress! definitely trying that!!!


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I LOOOVE the cardstock idea! stealing that! thank you!!




I just got a TON of knit in the mail(over 50lbs total!!!). What should I do with it?
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It sounds like I am lazier than all of you. I don't iron. Ever. Well....I do the iron on transfers of our bible school shirts once per year. I also don't prewash. Don't tell me I'm the *only* one. I don't every have fit problems or terribly wrinkly crooked seams, so it must not be that huge of deal. Plus I actually get stuff done this way. I would never, ever get anything done the other way.

This is yesterday's project--I haven't managed to do anything today. This is made of fleece and it's for Rachel--she LOVES it.

I noticed that that bottom seam looks wrinkled or twisted or something--but it's not! I just didn't lay it flat in the picture. Just thought I should clarify since I just admitted how lazy I was and all.
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I just got a TON of knit in the mail(over 50lbs total!!!). What should I do with it?
Cut off a big hunk and send it to me!! My stash is getting lower and lower!
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It sounds like I am lazier than all of you. I don't iron. Ever. Well....I do the iron on transfers of our bible school shirts once per year. I also don't prewash. Don't tell me I'm the *only* one.
I prewash if I mix fabrics. (like wipes or unpapertowels that are woven on one side/flannel on the other). The only time I've gotten wonky seams from not prewashing is when I mix fabrics. I try to prewash flannel/ cotton knits as it tends to shrink and then my sizing might be off. (exception is flannel blankets/wipes I make as gifts. But those are single layers and I want them to be pretty and new looking.)
I prewash all my vintage fabric or ebay purchased. Who knows where it has been! I store it seperate till I wash it.
I don't ever prewash fleece. I don't prewash decorator fabric that has a sheen. If I am really eager to do a project, I don't prewash.
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