19 April, 2013

Pyjamas pants and tops

As cooler autumn evenings arrived, I made  some winter cotton flannelette pyjamas for my children.

I looked at some causal  pants patterns. Then I drew the patterns  on the material free hand. These loose fitting pants are very comfy. I measured the elastics on the childrens' waist and cut them 3-5cm short.  The T shirts were AUD$3 from K-mart, with a simple appliqué in matching material.

08 April, 2013

DIY Tutu Bag

I have not heard of a tutu bag until two weeks ago. Miss 7 and I went tutu shopping for her ballet solo costume. The lady at the shop suggested we store the tutu flat in a special tutu bag. 

It was fun making this bag with Miss 7.

I took Miss 7 to buy the fabric so that she can choose the material. She picked this pink roses to be the front of her bag. We chose the pink drill as the back of her bag as it is cheaper and more durable.

We worked together to cut out two 80cm diameter large circles. Then we thought it would be nice to put a few roses on the back of the bag. We ended up cutting a few butterflies from the scrap collections and some small circles of roses. Miss 7 and I spent some times arranging them on the 'back' of the bag.

By the time we were both happy with the arrangement, the plain pink back of the tutu bag is looking more like the front feature. This tutu bag now have two pretty sides.

23 March, 2013

Little Zipped Bag

Father and son were out for Chess club on a Friday evening. Two girls were asleep. I just liked to make something quick and easy, waiting for hubby to come home. This is a good way to use up scrap materials. It can be completed within an hour, perfect as a nap time craft. You may even have time to have a little nap yourself before the little one wakes up.  

This little zipper bag measured 9cm x 15cm. It can be used as smart phone bag, mini cosmetic bag or coin purse. I add a loop for keys or lanyard.