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Old 12-02-2007, 06:02 PM   #21
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Re: Picture Tutorial: Making Recycled Fleece and/or Wool Longies

I have to share my big blunder. Make sure the sweater you are using is wide enough- my recycled wool sweater was shrunk and small so my would be large longies are now probably smalls maybe mediums- but otherwise look good! Good thing I have one on the way!

Thanks for sharing this it makes it very simple- it only took me around 5 mins to throw these together

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Old 12-08-2007, 05:44 PM   #22
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use a current pair of pants to measure width of hips (add a little width to cover the big diaper bum if the pair of pants you are using for comparison are trim) - cut off excess fabric


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I know I am a dunce, but I don't get this part.....could someone explain what should be cut off..........so I don't cut the wrong part
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use a current pair of pants to measure width of hips (add a little width to cover the big diaper bum if the pair of pants you are using for comparison are trim) - cut off excess fabric

I know I am a dunce, but I don't get this part.....could someone explain what should be cut off..........so I don't cut the wrong part[/QUOTE]

You're not being a dunce at all! When you lay the new "legs" down with a pair of your LO's pants on top, your new legs will overlap in the middle some, cut off the part that overlaps above where the crotch of the new pants will be. Be sure to leave a little bit for seam allowance though. HTH!
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:56 PM   #24
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Re: Picture Tutorial: Making Recycled Fleece and/or Wool Longies

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I know I am a dunce, but I don't get this part.....could someone explain what should be cut off..........so I don't cut the wrong part

You're not being a dunce at all! When you lay the new "legs" down with a pair of your LO's pants on top, your new legs will overlap in the middle some, cut off the part that overlaps above where the crotch of the new pants will be. Be sure to leave a little bit for seam allowance though. HTH!
Yep! You're not a dunce ... I'm just not a very good explainer.
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Re: Picture Tutorial: Making Recycled Fleece and/or Wool Longies

oh these are great!! I just got 7 sweaters from goodwill for .99 cents each (thanks to a discount from my old high school friend) and I want to make these!!
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I love this it's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Picture Tutorial: Making Recycled Fleece and/or Wool Longies

just had to share....i used your tutorial last night and made my *first* ever pr. of recycled longies....yes, the stripes don't match up EXACTLY and i should've used a coordinating thread color.....but i still think they turned out pretty cute! now off to lanolize them......thanks so much for this info!!

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Yeah a sticky would be awesome
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Old 02-21-2008, 09:48 AM   #29
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This is a great tutorial. What is the best way to accommodate my daughter's extra large butt? I have several pairs halfway done but they always end up too short in the back. I'm stuck.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:01 AM   #30
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ok this is one of the best explained mama tutorial! great job photo explaining this to us!
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