Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall clothes for Kids

The first two clothes are with fleece fabric which is easy for kids to use. Then the last is Upcycling with a shirt.

Fleece Hat

Materials:  Tape measure, 1/2 yard fleece fabric, Scissors, Needle and thread, Buttons, appliqués, or felt pieces for decoration, 1 yard decorative cord


First, determine the size of the hat. (To avoid ruining the surprise, measure the head of someone who is similar in size to the recipient.) Now cut a piece of fleece that´s 16 inches wide and as long as the measurement you took plus 2 inches.

Fold the fleece in half, right side in so the 16-inch edges match up. Sew a 1/2-inch-wide seam along this edge, stopping 5 inches from the bottom (see A). Just below the last stitch, make a 1/2-inch cut in from the side. Turn the material right side out. Now sew a seam along the last 5 inches of unsewn fleece (see B).
Roll the bottom of the hat up two turns, so the cuff conceals the bottom part of the seam. To keep the cuff from unrolling, sew on a decorative button, an appliqué, or a felt cutout.
Finally, gather the top 3 inches of the hat and tie a colorful cord around it.

Pocket Scarf

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


Fold the ends of the scarf, lining them up with the sides, as shown.
Use a whipstitch 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 button hole in the opposite pocket, snipping through both layers. You can use this button to secure your scarf in place.

Fleece-Weave Scarves

Materials:  fleece fabric in solid colors, fabric scissors, tailor's chalk, and fabric glue

Cut a long, rectangular scarf from the fleece, about 5 feet by 7 inches.

Use the chalk to mark a grid on the scarf (the scarf above has three columns of half-inch vertical slits spaced about two inches apart; the scarf at right has four columns).
Cut open the slits.
Cut narrow strips of fleece, about 1 1/2 inches wide and a few inches longer than your scarf. If the fleece isn't long enough, overlap the ends of two strips and secure them with fabric glue; let the glue dry a bit before proceeding.
Weave the strips into the slits of the scarf. Tack the ends of the strips to the scarf with glue.
INVITE DIY: Leave the strip ends unglued and add a note with your gift explaining that the strips can be rewoven to create new patterns.  Include several extra strips in various colors.

FRINGE FEST: Instead of gluing the strip ends to the scarf, cut the ends of the strips and the scarf into fringe.


For the headband: Cut a loop of fabric from an adult-size shirt's upper sleeve, close to the shoulder seam. Trim the loop slightly so that one side is a bit narrower than the other. When your child wears the headband, the narrow side should be positioned at the back.

For the wrist warmers: Cut the sleeves from a child's long-sleeve shirt to the desired length. Cut a thumbhole into each cuff as shown.

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