I felt so honored to have Grumpy Cat join us for the shoot. You know, he’s going to be making an appearance at SXSW. He’s pretty much A-List, I’m glad he squeezed in some time for us! 🙂
Soooo….the deadline for Crafting Challenge #1 has come and gone. Did you find time to make your own braided creation? I’d love for you to share picks with me and your FRS friends! Feel free to post them on the Free Rose Studio Facebook wall. If you haven’t had time yet, don’t worry about that deadline. It’s just a suggestion, I’d love to see your work when it is finished, whenever that may be! 🙂
But, ready or not, Crafting Challenge #2 is here! This one is “due” October 14, 2012. It’s got a few more steps than #1, but it can also make use of materials you have laying around the house, making it….FREE! A zero cost gift that is full of love and attention, and what’s a better gift than that? Nothing, I tell you! 🙂 Except a hug, maybe. But, back to the point…I give you “Holiday Crafting Challenge #2!”
**Ok, I’m gonna be honest. I’m being selfish this time, and offering a project that I’ve been dying to do, but haven’t had the pressure to complete. Confession over. The challenge is…..
-These can be made in all sizes! You just need to know the length of the foot.
-Use old felted sweaters, sweatshirts, new wool felt, fleece, multiple layers of old t-shirts….you get the idea!
-JoAnn sells the non-skid fabric for the soles (in the “utility fabrics” area) if you wish to make them less slippery, just add it to the bottom layer. I have also used puff paint or thick glue to add some grip.
-This tutorial shows the basic pattern and directions. I want to see everyone shine in their choice of embellishments!! Bring it, ladies! 🙂
This is a great project for anyone with an hour of free time. If you cloth diaper, you can make these out of a 100% wool sweater to use them as longies! And even if you don’t cloth diaper, use this tutorial to make a quick pair of pants out of an old sweatshirt (or even a T-shirt!).
Supplies: One sweater, Stretchy pants that fit your child (to use as a pattern, Scissors, Pins, Thread, Sewing Machine, Serger if available
*I measured 18” from the bottom of the collar for my approx. size 18-24 M pair.
Step 4: Now, go back to your children’s pants, and measure the center back seam, from the center of the crotch (where all the pieces meet) to the base of the waist band in the back. Return to the sweater, and mark that measurement-starting at the base of the collar (where it meets the body of the sweater), adding 1/2” for your sean allowance. *I measured 9 1/2” for mine.
|* If you are making these as longies for cloth diapers, you can easily add a soaker layer to the front and back before stitching the inseam. The scraps from between the legs would work perfectly.|
Stitch along the raw edge with a zip zag, which will finish the edge and hem the pants in one step, making sure to not stretch the garment as you stitch. I also recommend using a zig-zag in this step because it is easier to remove if you even need to adjust the length of the pants, and makes it easier to keep the knit flat.