Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sewing your own kids clothes and an easy to make kids hat!

Sewing has been the one craft I really had a hard time with until recently.  I think the thing I got stuck on was patterns.  They frustrate me soooo much!  I am talking about the one's you buy at JoAnn's.  The sizing is never right, a lot of times the directions aren't written clearly, and there are hardly any pictures!  I am a visual person so I really like how to pictures.  Well I just love all the cool sewing blogs out there and the free patterns people put on them.  Usually they are full of pictures which is awesome!  I have been making a lot of clothes for the wee one and I just love how they are turning out!  The best is when you can make clothes out of something you already have.  I use old shirts, pants, and bed sheets to make all sorts of stuff.  I found a new blog today called Confessions of a Sewing Dork.  I was so excited to find another self proclaimed dork!  She has great patterns too.

Aren't they awesome!!  I used this pattern to make them.  What a great way to re-purpose old wool sweaters!

I really like these ones.


I also made this hat out of an old shirt.  I just did my own thing on this one.  Is it possible to die of cuteness overload because I think I might!!! 

Oh my gosh stop it it's too cute!  She looks like she should be in the next showing of Fiddler on the Roof.