Sunday, February 20, 2011

Patched Jeans

Trinity's patched jeans

I patched a pair of Trinity pants last night.  It's hard to find stuff that fits right...she's really hippy. (these are Old Navy) I have another pair doesn't have holes yet but she wants me to do. 

The owl and 3 (you can only see 2) flowers at the bottom were iron on patches I found at Jo-Ann's the knees I just cut different size circles.  Before I added the circles I reinforced the knees with those old school iron on patches.  I did that on the inside of the pants.  I also used interfacing on the circles.  I hand sewed them on with embroidery thread.  I also stitched around the iron on patches because they always seem to fall off.  I think they ended up kinda cute :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Bookshop Bag with PDF pattern download

I know I haven't posted anything in a while and that's becuase I haven't really made anything in a while!

I decided to make a bag out of some fabric salvaged from an old men's suit jacket that I bought at an estate auction. Actually I got an entire closet of handmade vintage wool suits for $2.50. lol I used some scrap for the liner, two free buttons and some trim that a friend gave me. I'd say maybe the whole thing ended up costing about 60 cents.

I liked it so much that I made a free downloadable PDF pattern. You can get it on my blog!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Old Jeans Into an Apron

I made this apron for my mother in-law using an old pair of jeans and some thrift-ed lace and heavy duty strapping.
For the flower I cut out graduated circles and cut into them to make the rough petals. I squeezed each one and rolled it around in my hand to get them frayed, stitched the pile together, made a running stitch along the lace, tightened it up, stitched it down and added the button while securing it to the apron.

See Art, Adventures and a Toddler for more projects and other stuff...
Thanks, Tamara