June 29, 2010
It looks a lot cuter on, but I've given up trying to photograph clothes on my son--a 3&1/2-year- old boy is NOT a good model. I used Simplicity pattern 2627 for the shorts, and the fabric is from an Old Navy men's button-down shirt I bought for 99 cents at Goodwill. The red, white and blue plaid was perfect, so I bought it just to deconstruct for the fabric. I purchased a new Old Navy t-shirt (I actually removed the pocket without ripping a hole in the shirt) and appliqued the tie using this tutorial from Crap I've Made. When my son showed his new outfit to my husband, he (husband) commented that all that was missing was a red nose and floppy shoes. Thank you, dear, for implying I dress our son like a clown. I'd like to think I'll get a cute matching bucket hat done in time, but who am I kidding? Thanks for looking!
June 25, 2010
So with some leftover fabric from this outfit and some Heat-n-Bond, I made some cute little patches for the knees.
June 12, 2010
1. Open your kit. There will be one piece of fabric for the bag, two handles, and a morsbags label.
2. Sew three seams on each handle--one down the middle (close to the fold) and one down each side (also close to the fold). I wasn't smart enough to use contrasting thread for my tutorial, so the black lines indicate where the seams should be.
3. Lift up the fold on the main bag piece and tuck in each end of the handle. Fold the fabric back down over the handle.
4. I like to place each end of my handle 4 inches from the ends of the bag, but you can place them wherever you like.
June 7, 2010
June 1, 2010
complete with handles, the bag, and a cute morsbags label all ready to be sewn together. The only drawback is you can't be super picky about the fabric. Unless you really hate floral print fabric (or stripes, plaid, or polka dots) then I'll do my best to NOT send you floral print fabric (or stripes, plaid, or polka dots). And I want you to actually use the bag. And I'd love it if you'd send me a picture of your completed bag so I can post it on my blog and/or flickr account. I'm doing this because I truly believe it is the little things we do as individuals that make a difference in the world. Even though my husband (great guy that he is) constantly informs me that making morsbags will not solve the world's petroleum issues or any number of other problems, I personally believe that it counts for something.
Also, If you live in the Omaha, NE area and are interested in joining my morsbags pod, leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by!