• Sewing

    Fleece Beanie – Easy Sewing Makes a Quick Gift

    I’ve whipped up a fleece beanie to give as a Christmas gift. I used a pattern from The Green Pepper (Polar Beanies). I’ll make more than one. Those that I plan to give the gals in the family, I’ll decorate with fancy buttons (like that above). I did add extra length to the bottom of all of the beanies because I wanted a clean interior edge (the extra length allowed me to create a hem). The pattern is for all sizes. I created copies of each size by recycling large paper grocery bags. The nice thing about paper bags is they’re more durable than pattern paper. This beanie is snuggy…

  • Sewing

    Apron and Free Pattern for Flower Pin

    In addition to knitting and crocheting Christmas gifts, I’m also keeping my sewing machine busy. Today, I finished this apron and flower pin. I’m not sure who is going to get this one, as I have a few others in the queue. When I’ve completed them all, then I’ll decide who gets what. This apron was created with Simplicity 3818; though, I did not include the funky shoulder pad things. I recycled an old tablecloth that belonged to my grandmother for the pocket and part of the pin.  The body of the apron is a very light lime green, hardly detectable in the picture, but I think someone will like…