CategoryProjects

Sewing for the kids

Lately I’ve blogged about my sewing projects, so I thought I’d share some pictures of the finished projects. The boys loved their new John Deere pajama pants. Caleb’s fit him, but weren’t nearly as long as I expected them to be. He’s grown more in height than I realized. Trying to show off some of their new toys in the picture too :O) Anna’s pajamas were a ton of fun to make. The nightgown is from the indietutes peasant blouse […]

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Sewing projects

Saturday was one of those rare days when I was actually able to get some sewing done. First, I made Anna a new gown. Her pajamas are too warm for summer and she’s about to outgrow them anyway. The fabric is a very delicate knit with pastel stripes – Stephen’s grandma gave it to me not long ago specifically for Anna. Later I was able to start some pillow shams. The throw pillows on our couch are starting to look […]

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MP3 Player armband

Not too long ago I made an armband for my mp3 player so that I could work out without the cord getting in my way as much. I followed this ipod case tutorial for the pouch and added a removable velcro band to the back. The idea is great, but it needs work yet. The band won’t stay on my arm well enough, even if I turn it to where the player is facing in toward my arm. I’m thinking […]

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Finally made a new bouncy seat cover

Making a new bouncy seat cover has been on my sewing list for quite a while, but it took me long enough to get to actually making a new one. Then it took me even longer to post about it – it’s been done since right after Christmas. Here’s the old cover. Notice the seam at the top is ripping. It’s easy enough to keep the baby out of it, but Caleb kept sitting in it. It’s like he thinks […]

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Envelope system wallet

I’ve mentioned before that we use the cash envelope system for budgeting some of our expenses. First, I made some zippered envelopes. They worked well, but since they aren’t labeled they’re too easy to mix up inside the store. What’s the use of making three separate transactions if you pay out of the wrong envelope? Then I came across this cash envelope tutorial. It looked simple enough, so I decided to just try to figure it out on my own. […]

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Fleece hat for Anna

We’re driving to Michigan next week, and Anna needed a warm hat. It was a perfect excuse to use my new sewing machine (which surprised me by arriving on Christmas Eve!). We weren’t planning on going, but God provided the money for us to go in a rather unexpected way. We’re thankful, and really excited to be able to go!

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Lots of crafting lately

Wow – it certainly wasn’t my intent to quit posting so much. I’ve been busy crafting, and it’s been fun. Every year, our nieces and nephews get pajama bottoms from us for Christmas. Well, actually our entire immediate family gets new pajamas – we open ours on Christmas Eve and then sleep in them that night. It’s a lot of fun. It also means that I’ve had 9 sets of pajama bottoms to sew. Samuel helped me pick the fabric […]

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Altering a dress pattern

This dress is my latest experiment. I love how it looks on her, but the pattern only has short sleeves. I lengthened them and gathered them to make a ruffle. It turned out great! The only thing I plan to change is to make the neck a little looser. It’s fine now, but there’s not grow room in it like there is in the rest of the dress. ‘ Its a great prototype for her Thanksgiving dress!

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