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Free download kids raglan sleeve shirt from NAPTIME CREATIONS

Sewing piping is very very hard. Sewing piping makes my back sweat. I find it nerve-racking. But when I do it right, The results are fantastic. This is only my second project, since becoming a mother,  using piping. It is a skill set I would like to perfect, or at least get better and much more confident in.  When attaching piping, use a zipper foot. Place  the piping under the zipper foot so that the rolled part is actually beside the zipper foot. If your machine allows you to move your needle position, you will be able to get even closer to the edge of the roll.  Use a basting stitch; long straight stitches, in case you need to rip the seam out.  Although it seems time consuming, attach the piping to only one side of the fabric to begin with. When attaching the other side of your pattern, place the sewn side up, so you can follow the seam you just made on a single layer of fabric. By doing this, I found that I was able to produce precise seams very close to the edge of the roll.  I hope these tips are not too convoluted… I hope to finish this little project early next week. It was meant to be a Halloween themed project, but it for sure will not be done in time. I will be adding an image to the center front of the shirt and to the bottom back of the shirt. What should it be to help it look more girly? Flowers? Butterflies? Bunnies?




Camp weekend pants

#1 and #2 went to scouts camp this weekend past. Husband went to man camp. I basically pulled an all nighter Friday night and sewed. 

I downloaded a FREE pattern from either nap-timecreations.com or dana-made-it.com . 

When I printed the boys size 10  mesh pants pattern pdf both websites were printed on it. 

I’m new to blogging and to giving credit using hyperlinks so please feel free to comment some tips and tricks if I’m doing it wrong. 

I am THRILLED with these two new pants for the 10 year old. 

I didn’t read the tutorial, silly me, I thought that would take too long, so I just went for it. In hindsight, I lost about an hour staring at the paper trying to figure out which line was size 10. I think it was just me. It was, sort of, the middle of the night, after all. 

Once I had the pattern taped together, these pants went together fast. I didn’t put ANY pockets on. I just really wanted them to be done. I feel like I have gotten comfortable sewing easy projects, now with 4 kids. Especially since I found my zipper foot to add in the corded stripe on the side. This time it was SO EASY. So, I am ready to try out some more things I used to sew with ease before kids. Like, front pockets, or side seam pockets. Attached waistbands, on top of front pockets, instead of fold over waistbands. 

I sewed the first pair according to the pattern, but I laid the two pieces together, so there is no side seam. I find them a bit wide in the leg, near the bottom. The second go round I cut both front and back, and I tapered the inseam slightly. They are narrower, but I think if I sew a third pair WITH POCKETS ! 😀 I will narrow the leg even more. But that’s just fashion changing. We will see how they fit once he actually puts them on, but so far, it’s a really great pattern, for a free pattern!!!

I am loving using the serger. It really makes project completion so fast and easy. 

Look closely at one of the pants. That’s right, gorgeous, soft, silky, dressy stretch corduroy, turned inside out. Looks just like every other pair of sport pants out there. I bought this gorgeous fabric to make my 3 boys three pairs of dress pants. One brown fabric became a Barney costume for Fred and Barney from the Flinstones. Now, a second fabric became a pair of boys sport pants. What can I say. These pants are easy. They are not fancy. But when your kid says, MOM! These are awesome! Who are they for??? Yes!!! Can I wear them right now??? I feel like I am the world best Mom, and top clothing designer and university trained seamstress all rolled into one. Who could ask for anything more? 


No side seams.



As soon as he tries these on for length, I will be hemming these babies!!!