PURL BEE BONNET PATTERN ALTERATION

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Three new baby girls were born in Nir’s extended family in the past few weeks, and for some reason his cousins get quite the satisfaction from keeping the gender a secret during the pregnancy, which means last-minute gift creating.

You may or may have not noticed that I have a slight obsetion for hats with ears, I also really adore baby bonnets, so when I came across this baby bonnet on Pinterest I was fixated on making something similar. when I found the PURL BEE WINTER BABY BONNET free pattern and tutorial, I was thrilled. I had to modify it in order for it to look like the bonnets I wanted, so I straightened the bottom line of the bonnet and cut of the ties, and instead I inserted jersey laces in the corners of the bonnet. I also inserted little lined ears in the seams of the outer bonnet.

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I used a super soft and fuzzy grey fleece for all of the outer bonnets (the same as I used for these).
For this first  lining  I used a super bright red and pink polka doted knit. Love it. 

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This second one has a coral and light grey striped knit lining.

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This third bonnet is lined with a super cute floral musterd knit.

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which bonnet is your favorite?

SELF PRINTED REGLANS SWEATSHIRTS

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I just can’t seem to keep up with the amount of laundry that my little man creates.
Being that it is really cold around here I layer him up, hence all the laundry.

חולצה 5 I decided to sew him a few new reglan sweatshirts with a self drafted pattern and since I couldn’t find printed sweatshirt fabric, I had to print some myself.
I do not have stamping equipment so I improvised with stamps that I cut out of foam and masking tape for the stripes! pretty neat huh!
The one with the stars and stripes is my favorite, I love the combination of white grey black and turquoise.

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This polar bear print one is dark grey and navy blue with whitish greyish polar bears.

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All I did was print a polar bear image I found online, stick it on to crafting foam, cut them both out together, and make a little handle from a few layers of foam. Not very conventional but it works for me.I also added a little triangle at the top on this one.

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this one is grey with mustard sleeves and white stripes

IMG_1977 copyAs you can see the sleeves are too long on all of the sweatshirts… I should have tried one on before making him two more. oh well.. they will fit him for a longer time.
I played around with the width of the cuffs and hems so each one is a bit different.
I went over all the seams with a double needle for a more finished look.

Have a nice weekend.

Maya

THE SAHAR BABY SHOE PATTERN

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Hi there guys!
I’m so excited to post my first tutorial and pattern. I have to say, making a tutorial and pattern is harder than I thought.I appreciate all you bloggers so much more now!
This booties pattern is adorable, easy to sew and super practical for every season, depending on the materials you use.
Shall we begin? OK here goes…(hyperventilating).

The Sahar baby shoe pattern size 12-18 monthes

SAHAR BABY SHOE FREE PATTERN

sew a 1/4 inch seam allowance unless otherwise stated.

If you are using faux leather or other synthetic fabric, skip the ironing steps and instead kind of press everything into place manually.

materials:

– pattern
– 1/4 yd exterior fabric (I use any medium/ heavy weight fabric: canvas,leather, faux leather, sweatshirt material, suede)
– 1/4 yd lining fabric (fleece, felt, sherpa, you can also use jersey or quilting weight cotton fabric for a more summery shoe).
– 20 inches of 1/4″  wide elastic
– fabric marker or chalk
– coordinating thread, scissors,pins, seam ripper
– tweezers

Cut pattern pieces mirrored ( right/wrong sides of fabric facing each other)

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Pin sole exterior and sole lining wrong sides facing.

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Sew them together as closely to the edge as possible. 

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Sew the top exterior and top lining together along the straight edge,right sides facing.

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Iron the seam open as shown in the picture.

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Fold the exterior piece down over the lining with right sides facing out. Iron to reduce bulkiness. Top stitch along the straight edge 1/4 inch down from the edge.

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Mark the opening slits for the elastic.

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With a seam ripper, rip the openings in the lining piece be careful not to rip the other layer or the top stitching.

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Sew the exterior heel and lining heel right sides facing along the straight edge.

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Iron the seams open.

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Fold the sides of the heel in 1/4 of an inch and iron down, as shown in the picture.

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Fold the exterior piece down over the lining with right sides facing out. Iron it down. Sew the edges together. Sew slowly, because it’s rather thick.

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It will look like this.

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Fold down the top of the heel about 1/2 inch to make a casing for a 10 inch piece of elastic. while sewing, the fabric may have moved around a little. Check if the bottom edges match up. if they do not, trim them.

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Mark the midpoint of (top and bottom)  sole. With right sides together, match up the center top with the center sole top. Starting at the midpoint, sew around one side of the shoe. Flip the shoe over go back to the midpoint and sew the other side of the shoe. Stop every few stitches and pivot the fabric as you sew.

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Place the midpoint of the heel on the bottom midpoint of the sole right sides facing. Start at the midpoint carefully sew around one side and then turn the shoe over and sew the other side.

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Insert a pair of tweezers into the elastic slits. Grab one end of elastic and pull it through both slits.

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It will look like this:

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Mark  2″ to 2.5″ from edge of elastic. Place a pin perpendicular to marked line. Sew back and forth on the line a couple of times. Trim excess elastic.

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Tuck the elastic into the casing.

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Turn the shoes right side out.

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VOILA! You’ve got an awesome pair of baby shoes!

let me know how they turned out! Don’t hesitate to ask me questions in the comments bellow.

happy cozy feet🙂

Maya

UP CYCLED COLOR BLOCK PANTS

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Hi there y’all  (not sure if I’m talking to myself)
I’ve got a bunch of old tee shirts that I don’t need so I’m making Sahar some leggings/thin pants for layering on these cold cold days.i’m making them long enough so that he can wear them in the summer too. I discovered that size small T-shirts aren’t that useful for upcycling (duh!) since they don’t provide that much fabric.
I felt like I was squeezing a dry lemon.

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I used two size small T-shirts but you can probably make this out of one large one, if you don’t want to colorblock.

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I used a basic pants pattern I had and narrowed them a bit.
I put the black in front and the grey in the back. The front and back patterns are the same so you can decide what you like best.

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I added black cuffs at the bottom and top of the pants

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anything looks cute on this little man…

cozy booties

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Our apartement floor is freezing in the winter, witch sucks cuz Sahar spends a lot of time on it😦  I decided to sew him thick booties to keep his feet warm and toasty.

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The fisrt pair I sewed was from a free pattern I found on pinterest. It was to narrow for his feet so I played around with the pattern a little… I must have made at least three pairs until I was satisfied. The final pattern fit him perfectly. He seems to like them! he didn’t try to take them off even once…yay!

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I’m planning on making him a bunch more of these!! I think I will be brave and make my first tutorial , when I sew the next pair! Maybe I’ll be super courageous and  upload the pattern too! (yuyks!) 

Stay warm (if it is cold where you are)

Maya

Papa bear and baby bear

This is my first post!

After coming across this adorable baby hat with bear ears, free pattern and tutorial on pinterest, I decided I had to make one for Sahar. I enlarged the pattern by adding half an inch to the seam allowance. the fit came out perfect

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When Nir saw it, he had to have one too🙂 so I found this free pattern and tutorial and added ears to it. For both hats I used a super cozy fleece I found at a local fabric store for the outer fabric, and super soft Jersey that I had in my stash, for the lining. Both of these hats sewed up very quickly… I love how they turned out