A few weeks ago I shared some of my recent thrifty finds. One of my primary reasons for going was to find some clothes for Baby...who is rapidly turning into a little girl before my eyes. I found the cutest blouse and matching sweater, however they were a size too big. I thought they would work, with a little tailoring. For the shirt, I took off the cuffs, and shortened the sleeves and put the cuffs back on. I also hemmed the shirt. I repeated those steps for the sweater, but didn't put the cuffs back on. I just made a rolled hem. I saved the sweater cuffs, and thought they'd be fun for something. I came up with sweater cuff clippies.
To make the clippies, I gathered the cuffs into a center point. I found some fun chunky buttons in my stash that coordinated perfectly. I sewed one in the middle of the gathers, and tied it all together.
Next, I traced the snap clippies onto some felt adding about 1/8" for sewing. I cut two pieces of felt for each clippie.
I sewed the flower onto one of the felt pieces.
Then I took the other felt piece, and cut a small slit and slipped the clippie through the hole.
Sandwiching the top of the clippie between the felt, I sewed the two pieces together.
I also sewed the sweater cuff onto the felt in a few more places to make it more secure.
Happy, silly toddler:
I hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving Holidays. We're visiting our family, and having a grand time seeing all the aunts and cousins.
Linked to Along for the Ride, The Train to Crazy, and Creation Corner.