November 08, 2010

Patterns Winners AND Belt Pouch with Ali Foster

First off, here are out 9 winners from Friday's Pattern Giveaway:

Dana's Pattern Winners:

Andrea who said:  All great giveaways, hope I win.  Have a great weekend!

Sweeter Hours who said: Hooray for giveaways Hooray!  Love the bowties & the stockings :)

Ashleigh who said:  I want like a bazillion of Dana's patterns! Crossing my fingers!

Stephanie's Pattern Winners:


Emily who said:  This week just keeps getting better and better! Love Refashioning!  Thanks for the chance to enter!

Susanm who said:  I have just started sewing again after many years so it would be fun to win a funky new pattern.
Danielle who said: wonderful giveaway! Thanks


Bowtie Pattern Winners:

Cassandra who said:  This giveaway is quite lovely!!!!
 
Bullseye who said: I love your blog and everything you do! I really love the refashionista event! Hope I win!

Felicia who said:  I'm working on the t-shirts to dress refashion for my niece's birthday. Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Would love to win the bow tie patterns for my boys.

I have all your e-mail addresses (except for Ashleigh) and I'll get you your patterns asap!  Congrats!

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Now on to today's tutorial and guest.  Ali has a lovely blog and she also has an etsy shop full of really cute patterns.  I came upon her blog recently and loved her refashions.  Like this one, for example:
She's hip, gorgeous, and talented.  Here she is with a quick refashion idea.  Welcome Ali!

 
Hi everyone! I am so excited to be a part of this Refashionista Event! I absolutely LOVE to refashion. Today I am going to show you how to make a handy belt pouch out of an old pair of jeans (or any pair of pants with a button closure and belt loops).


Let’s get started…

1. Measure up 7.5” from the hem on one leg of your jeans and cut.


2. Get out your seam ripper and remove 2 belt loops from your jeans. Sew them to one side of your pant leg 2.5” from the hem. I used a small zigzag stitch.


3. Turn the pant leg inside out. Create the bottom of your pouch by stitching a seam ¼” from the raw edges.


4. Cut off part of the waistband, including the button hole and at least 1.5” above the button hole.


5. Pin the button loop/waistband piece, centered between the sides, to the side of the pouch with the belt loops and stitch it in place.


6. Fold the pouch over to determine button placement. Sew the button to the front by hand or by using a zigzag stitch on your machine.


7. You are all done! Slip a belt through the belt loops and you are ready to go!



Thanks for the idea, Ali.  You can all find more from Ali at her blog.

See you tomorrow!

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