Friday, March 18, 2011

Stashbustin': Sewing for the family

Sometimes you need to use your powers for good and not evil. Or rather, use your skills for necessity, rather than indulgence.

This week, I rounded up all the scraps of cotton jersey in my stash, to whip up a few simple pairs of loose leggings for the kids to wear to bed. Here's the proof.
Yep. B-O-R-I-N-G!!! But the boys are quite excited about their spider man jarmies. A good friend is using some of the scraps from these to knock up some long sleeves tees to go with them. I'm just not sufficiently 'in' to sewing stretch to tackle them myself at the moment.

I'm so happy to clear some of this stuff out of the stash.


  1. Does that mean I should be hemming the curtains in my living room that are inches too long rather than making another dress? Nah!

  2. I love the leggings. So much nicer than the chain store ones available (which I find last half a season before they get holes in them!) I know the feeling, I'm not half as experienced as you at sewing and I dread stretch fabric.


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