Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall clothes for kids to make

Since fall is just around the corner, I decided that we need to start making some things to wear to keep warm. So here are some ideas to do just that.

How to Make Arm Warmers

Materials: Scissors, seem ripper (optional) and a long-sleeved shirt

Lay the shirt flat and cut the arm off just below where the elbow would be.  Next, turn the sleeve inside out.

Turn the sleeve inside out so that you can see the seam. Be careful not to stretch out the fabric while you are turning it inside out, as this may cause your gloves to be warped. Next, cut the seam.

Remove 1” of the seam about a ½” below the sleeve cuff. This hole will be for your thumb. Turn the sleeve right side out and slip it onto your arm.

Pocket Scarf

This fuzzy fleece wrap has a bonus feature: a pair of pockets that double as hand warmers.

Materials:  Piece of fleece (ours is 60 inches long an 8 inches wide), Embroidery floss, 3 buttons, scissors and sewing needle.

Fold the ends of the scarf, lining them up with the sides, as shown.

 Use a whip stitch to sew along the sides, creating two triangular pockets.

Sew a button just inside the center of each pocket. Cut a corresponding buttonhole above each, as shown.

Add a third button to the outside corner of one of the pockets, sewing through both layers of fleece. Cut its buttonhole in the opposite pocket, snipping through both layers. You can use this button to secure your scarf in place.

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