Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elastic Skirt #2

I did them same thing on this skirt, except last time I was just a few inches short on fabric, AND I added pockets to the front, which you can't see, because I forgot to stick my hands in them....
Smart one there! Also if you don't know how to make a pocket, neither do I, so please google it first. Mine is a little wonky. I like this fabric choice better too because I can wear so many more colors with it.
Also please note that I alllllways have my son trying to help me sew, and by that I mean I need a sewing "room" with a door....and a lock.
Do you likey?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Refashion Downeast Basic Tank

I've had this tank for almost 5 years now. I recently replaced it so wasn't afraid to refashion it.
Also had this other plain white tank that was older than your Mom. I decided it could go too.

So I cut along the side seam and laid it out flat. Then cut off the top part (straps, ect)
Then cut the whole tank into 3 inch strips.
So I ended up with eight 3 inch strips. I took them to the machine. Turned up the tension all the way (Thank you Sarah for teaching me this) and the stitch length all the way down. This way it makes a ruffle.
Which made the strips too short, so I pulled them apart slightly. Start in the middle and work your way out or you will just pull it all out completely.
Then when you get it where you like it....
Pin it to the tank. I started at the top...

When it was sewn on I made a mark to see where the next ruffle would go. I wanted them to overlap.....but honestly in the end, everything was pretty wonky :)
Continue to do this til you are out of ruffles.

Here is how mine turned out.
I made a few mistakes but totally learned what to do for next time. BUT I did have my 2 year old son's "help" while making this wink wink.
I still like it.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I'm starting to wonder...

why my blog's address is hammycrafts, it really should be hammysheadbands. I swear that's all I've made lately. I love them. They are a quick, cheap, and easy project. I can make one or two and still get a nap in during nap time. So take that.

This one is really self explanatory. Here is the top flower tutorial. And here is the tutorial for the bottom flower.

I then added hot glue and a bead to the top flower, hot glued it to bottom flower, then used 2 pieces of felt and glued the headband between them. the end

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Copy Cat!

My friend Kelsee over at Pumpkin Pie Crafts did this Old Navy inspired headband. I loved it, but have been putting off making it forever. Click here for the tutorial. Super easy and adorable.