November 27, 2017

Kids just wanna have fun

So be it!
My nephew, for example, has a lot of pants that seem to have suffered some 'injuries' while he was playing. In order to keep kids' joyful spirit and ease your worry about shaggy pants, I am going to show you how to recondition a pair of pants.
In this case (but I am sure this is the case for a lot of kids), the knee is the most sensible part.
1. I found a piece of cloth to cover the hole.
2. Since I wanted matching knees, I cut two pieces.
3. I sewed the hems on my sewing machine.
4. Before applying the patch, I sewed the hole just to make sure that the fabric won't unravel anymore.
5. I sewed by hand the patches.
6. Who's ready to go out and play?!
To be continued...

November 06, 2017

How to Turn a Sweater into a Cardigan

A friend of mine challenged me to do this. If you're interested, here's how it's done.
1. Choose a sweater. This one had a low cut, making the task much easier.
2. I cut the front into half, just like in the picture below.
3. I pinned the margins and sew them using the sewing machine. But it can also be sewed by hand.

4. Find a matching ribbon and sew it where you consider best on your new cardigan.

5. And the final result.