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Whether you’re already a sewing enthusiast or new to the craft, our hope is that this September will encourage you to create wonderful sewn projects.
Happy National Sewing Month!
Here’s today’s guest post:
Hi AllFreeSewing readers! I’m Susan from Living with Punks and I am so excited to be sharing today!
For some reason, Fall beckons plaid for me. It must be the uniforms I had to wear in grade school that steer me towards the bolts of striped fabric. This particular fabric I used is a brushed cotton that is ultra soft and easy to work with. I added a crochet lace trim to one of the skirts to mix it up a bit, make it seem not so school-girl.
To make one you will need: *fits 3T, but you can easily adjust measurements to fit your child*
3/4 yard plaid fabric (I use Platitudes from Joann)
20” of 3/4” elastic
1 yard of crochet lace trim (if using)
Sewing machine and supplies
Cut your fabric as follows:
1- 36”w x 13.5”l (skirt)
2- 30”w x 4”l (ties)
4- 2”w x 3”l (belt loops)
Start with your ties. Iron in half lengthwise, open up and iron each side towards the crease. Fold over and iron to creat the tie. Sew the side closed, leaving one end open and the other end closed.
Find more great projects by Susan from Living With Punks!
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