Now, when I say recently sewn, I mean over the course of the last two months. But, nonetheless, I’ve spent a lot of time in my sewing room during naptimes and late evenings. But, I’ve enjoyed it all and made some great items! This first project I did in February, when it was still cold here (and not in the 70’s, as it is now). Remember me making Nathan pants and a hat HERE out of this recycled Express sweater? Well, after reading THIS post on MADE, turns out I had enough left over to make a baby sweater for Nathan! I left the “Express” tag in it….haha. When I had felted the sweater last summer, the neckline shrunk to the perfect size for my toddler…so, even easier to make!
And yes, I did take him out for a bit to show him off in the sweater and matching hat! So fun!
My next project was making jammies for my niece, Lilly, for her birthday (In February). I had bought THIS book in January, and this was only my second project attempted in sewing with knits. My collar should have stretched out a bit more, and I’m not super proud of my sewing job here, but it was a good go at it, I think. The little princess loves her jammies, though, I think.
And this was my first project from knits out of the same book HERE. The fabric was all from JoAnns.
And I completed a second pull-up trainer using THIS pattern. The first one leaked overnight, but this second one worked! Yea! I just have to finish making the leg holes a little tighter. This second one may have held more liquid due to me switching up how I made the inner soaker. To make the soaker, I layered one layer of cotton, 2 layers of Zorb material, and one bottom layer of PUL. A bit thick, but it held. So, I may either continue with this method, or switch to trying hemp/cotton blend liners (if I can ever track down this fabric in yardage).
I just realized that if you aren’t familiar with sewing or cloth diapering, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. Sorry about that, but I hope you will read on anyways : )!
And then took off of THIS Pinterest idea and made this pillow for a friend’s son. Loved it!!! Click HERE if you want directions on how to make one. This project is perfect for beginning sewers!
The felt letters come off and pose as a fine motor skill for older kids.
And when I saw these pants on THIS blog, I absolutely fell head over heals over this pattern! So, what happened? I ended up buying the pattern HERE, and have made two pairs already:
One as a present (above) (All fabric cotton, from Ikea); and one for Nathan (below) (fabric from Annette Tatum: “Banana Diamond”). This is part of his Easter outfit this year.
And, lastly (I think),….new bibs made from upcycled garmets using Lotta Jansdotters bib pattern from her book HERE.