27 November 2010

Sweater Cuff Clippies


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. 


Completed outfit:


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.

16 happy thoughts:

casserole said...

This is such a great idea! They clippies coordinate perfectly! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sweater-clippies/2010/11/27/

--Anne

Stephanie@cre8tive said...

Ok, first of all how cute is she? She is a natural beauty, and so photogenic. Love that sweater, and how you made the hair clip with the scraps. It looks like a mini anthropologie item. Great job!

Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

Holy cow, I just LOVE this. Job well done.

Tasha said...

That is seriously darling. I love the look of the cut off sweater too. She is such a darling little girl. The matching clips are so cute. Love it all.

freckled laundry said...

Happy, adorable, silly toddler. Cute clippies!

Chris said...

@Stephanie@cre8tiveThanks, Stephanie! She is a beauty if I do say so myself. Thank goodness she's decided hair clips are fun.

Ashleigh said...

Super cute! I just love hair accessories for little girls!

Hi, I'm Hannah. said...

Totally cute! The clips and even more the toddler. :)

Amanda said...

She looked adorable in it at Thanksgiving! So fun to see you again!

Momma said...

SO cute! My daughter had that same sweater when she was a toddler and I loved it! It was actually a 3 piece outfit and I saved it for my niece because of its cuteness! Love the idea for the hair pretties!!!

Heidi Wilcox said...

LOVE it! But that's nothing new with all the fun things you make;)

Jacqueline said...

Very cute Idea! Seems quick and easy to

Erin said...

adorable outfit from head to toe!

Melissa said...

Those turned out seriously cute...clever way to reuse the bits and bobs.

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

So cute! What a great idea! She's too cute!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

These clips are so adorable! Love this idea.

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