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Old 11-11-2007, 08:04 PM   #1
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Here is a step by step tutorial for making recycled wool shorties. This tutorial is for personal use only, not to be sold or used for profit! I will post instructions for longies soon! Super Easy! HAVE FUN! PM me with any questions!

1. Go to Salvation Army and purchase a 100% wool sweater (SW) of your liking. Remember that you can use the same SW for your longies and shorties! I usually spend btw. $1-$4 for my sweaters. Wash and dry.

Here's mine! It is 100% Lamswool. I've already used the arms for longies, so that's why there missing.

2. Using a pair of your LO's shorts or pants make an outline (adding 1/2 inch seam allowance on sides and 1 inch at the top for the elastic) Cut out your homemade pattern.


3. Turn your shorties inside out, so that the outer fabric is touching each other and pin.


4. Sew and serge all cut edges and crotch of shorties. Do not do anything to the top of the shorties yet. I don't have a serger, so I just use a straight-stitch first and then use a zig-zag stitch along the edges.

5. Now turn the top edge of the shorties down about an inch. Using the zig-zag stitch sew the top edge down. Don't close this casing. Leave an ich open so you can thread your elastic through. STOP an inch before the stitch meets where you started.

6. Attach a diaper pin to the elastic and thread it through the casing. Pull tight to your desired waist size.

7. Sew casing shut using zig-zag stitch.

8. Whoo hoo! your finished! You've just made your 1st pair of recycled wool shorties!

IF YOU'D LIKE THESE JUST PM ME FOR PRICE. CHEAP! LAYLA JUST HAS A TON. They are 100% lambswool.

If you make your own using this tutorial, then please post some pics!
I will be posting the Longies Tutorial Soon! They are even easier to sew!

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Old 11-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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You TOTALY rock! Can't wait to make these and then some longies!!
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for posting this. Looks like I will be heading to SA.
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Oh, those do look easy! Now to find some sweaters!
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It makes me happy to see others get excited about sewing. (I know I'm weird ) I can't wait to see your creations! Today I'll run up to SA and get a sweater to make the longies tutorial. Remember, I want to see pics when you finish!
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DUH I've been trying to figure out how to go about this!!!! Thank you and if I'm successful I'll post a pic.
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Now I just have to get my new machine since mine died ..... YAY you rock!!!
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Wish you were close by-I've got a spare My dad used to live in Winchester--he worked at Rubbermaid. I spent the summers there--way out in the country. Pretty there...
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That looks super easy. I'm going sweater shopping on Friday so maybe I'll give it a try.
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Thanks so much, I was wondering how to do this, I"m glad I found this, I'm gong to try this weekend!!
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