May 24, 2013

Knotted Baby Beanies

I had a lot of grand ideas when it came to sewing for this baby.  There are a billion ideas in my head, but this time around I'm already a mom of two.  That means that my grand ideas have morphed into a few 5 minutes projects - things I can squeeze into small increments of time.  Today I have another super simple sewing project.  This one can be made in about 5 minutes.  No joke.

You know I love finding ways to upcycle old clothing and this project does that well.  It utilizes the existing hem of a t-shirt, so the sewing is really minimal.  I've always loved these little knotted beanies you see on newborns.

So I took my husband's old shirt and laid my pattern on it.  I drew a quick pattern my sketching a beanie I already had and then adding an extra part at the top to knot.  The top part that forms the knot it almost as long as the beanie itself.  If you need me to, I can upload the pattern for you.  Just let me know.

Once you've cut the pieces out, place the wrong sides together and sew around the edge.  Since it's knit it won't fray.  You don't need a serger.  Your regular sewing machine is just fine.

Invert it and tie a knot at the top.  Done.  Sew on a label.  Mine still haven't come so I photo-edited these babies.  I think that labels make everything extra cute.

Tomorrow I'll announce the winners from the giveaways and next week will be my last before signing off for the summer.

Things are coming fast now.  I have less than two weeks till the baby arrives.  I'm actually scheduled to be induced on June 5th.  I can't wait be over reflux, to sleep on my tummy if I want to, and to have my back not killing me....but mostly I can't wait to meet her.  I've found myself getting a little more tense lately being 8.5 months pregnant and I feel like I can turn into a beast in a matter of seconds.  Yikes.  Look out :)

So anyhow, thanks for stopping by.  See you tomorrow.


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