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Boy in handmade Mustache bandana

Bandana {All about the Baby}

It’s Baby Time again! This year a couple of my friends either just had a baby or are expecting. Soo exciting! And for me just another reason to try new things and sew more.

mustache fabric

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I bought this super cute mustache fabric and created a Bandana for the boys. One is for Elliott and the other one is for the newborn boy of my best friend at home in Germany. The one for the newborn is actually a little smaller than Elliott’s, otherwise he would just get lost in it.

mustache fabric and bandana

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Elliott is usually drooling away when he is teething and I just dislike putting a simple bib on him. He always wears Bandanas. Some of the Bandanas are actually from when I was a kid. It just looks cuter than an bib which you use for food.

Boy in handmade Mustache bandana

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The fabric was a fat quarter and I just cut it diagonal. For the back I cut up a plain white T-Shirt. The T-Shirt was new and free and I didn’t like the logo on it, so I would have never worn it anyway.

Boy in handmade Mustache bandana

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Again I used my new Serger, so easy and simple to create this. I top stitched only the top part of the bandana to close it.

Boy in handmade Mustache bandana

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This is a perfect project for any person who is either using their Serger for the first time or want to start sewing. When you start sewing for the first time, I would suggest to use flannel for the back instead of a knit jersey (T-Shirt fabric). Knits just roll up so easily and it gets frustrating to sew it on a normal sewing machine.

Boy in handmade Mustache bandana

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Infinity Scarf another front view

Spring Infinity Scarf

The weather in Seattle has been just gray and rainy the last couple weeks, except today where we had beautiful sunshine. And I need a little pop of color and something that reminds me of spring.

2010 Kaffe Fassett for Rowan

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I found this awesome fat quarter on Sale the other day. It’s so bright and colorful. I just couldn’t walk away from it. Against my resolution, I just bought it and directly created something new with it.

Made by Lili Label

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I also got my “Made by Lili” Labels in the mail. These were a little Christmas/Birthday present to myself. I think it gives your crafts a touch of sophistication.

I love to wear scarfs and I do wear them most of the time. I have different colors and patterns, but nothing really bright and colorful. So I decided to create an infinity scarf out of the fat quarter.

I also have this white cardigan with gray embroidery, which I really like but never wear. I don’t like the fit of it and it just dusts away in my closet. I thought it would be the perfect contrast to the bright yellow and pink of the fabric. I like to recycle clothes, which I still like, but don’t wear. I have a hard time to give them away or sell them at consignment.

Fat Quarter and Cardigan

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I cut the fat quarter in three long pieces and matched the size with the cardigan. I only used one of the front panels of the cardigan. This way I can reuse the other one for something else.

Infinity Scarf front view

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I used my serger for this project, because knit rolls up directly when you cut it. It was super easy to sew everything together. Just like butter.. so yummy.

Infinity Scarf side view

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Infinity Scarf side view - embroidery

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When I want to tone the color down, I can reverse the scarf and just show the recycled cardigan.

Infinity Scarf another front view

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And here is my pop of color again — to welcome Spring into my world.

 

top stitched

Pom Pom Scarf

I saw this Pom Pom Scarf at  the Purl Bee and really wanted to make my own.

Pom Pom Scarf

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I didn’t want mine to be double side or with lining. Just one layer. I decided to go with 45×45 inches and pretty big pattern.

I first serged the fabric edges, just to have it clean and straight. I know I didn’t need to serge the fabric, if I fold the fabric edges  twice, but I’ve been just enjoying to use my new serger so much. And practice just makes everything better.

serged seams

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I fold the fabric twice over and ironed the seams down.

folded seams

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Then I pinned down the pompom trim and top stitched it. I used white thread, which is visible when you turn the scarf on the left side. I won’t do at the next scarf I am making, because it’s bothering me a bit.

top stitched

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Pom Pom Scarf

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I am super stoked about the scarf. In the picture you can also see my new knitted hat. I finally picked up the needles again. I finished my first cable hat and working on my second one.

Pom Pom Scarf

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Pom Pom Scarf

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