Productivity boost – level up!

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Productivity boost – level up!

I know what you’re going to say. I said bowl cosies and I weren’t friends. However I gave it another shot. The largest one I made as before with two layers of batting but was careful to top stitch far enough in from the edge that my stitches looked better.

Then I made two more, going an inch smaller each time. Turns out one layer of batting is fine and so much easier to sew. Sewing all the darts from the edge to the fold gives a better result. And less bulk means easier turning out through the gap and easier top stitching.

These shorts are made from a remnant of fleece-backed knit that was cheap because the backing has some flaws. Super quick and easy. McCall’s 7061.

Another fun fleece onesie. These are easy to sew EXCEPT the zipper gives me grief every time. Even when it seems to go well, like on this version, there’s a glitch (the pocket doesn’t line up perfectly). McCall’s M7518.

This apron is made in an XL from a fun sewing print that I picked up a long time ago. McCall’s 5284.

And this one is from the same pattern, size small. Very cute.

And finally this one in a Small.

It feels good to be making usable wearable things from the stash. Especially when we’re having subzero temperatures and snow. Best feeling ever to be warm indoors, sewing machine running, and looking out at the cold cold day!

4 responses »

  1. Still not sure how you get those bowl holders to come out so perfectly. It is the comic strip material that is eye-catching. Lots of work !

  2. Thanks for the info on aprons… my friends love aprons so I am trying to make one apron for each friend I have with remnants… personalized for each… I see an initial of their first name using sparkly sequence on the right shoulder strap… my friends love their own aprons and enjoy cooking just a little more when they don their apron

  3. Great idea! My friends sew, so they can wear them for sewing if they don’t want to get food on them.

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