Monday, October 19, 2009

Scrappy Crafts/ scrappy 'tam.

Well, it's fall, and I'm feeling creative. And when I feel creative, I have to make something. So, I have designed a HAT pattern that I am calling "the Scrappy tam", as in those expensive tam 'o shanter hats you can buy here.

So, I really am designing a pattern, and I would like to sell it. In the meantime, I am making my sample hats as I tweak my pattern.

I am calling it "the shabby tam" because I use all recycled materials--even the lining is recycled!

Denim: I love working with denim. I love mixing and matching denim with other fabrics. I was at a "fill a bag for $1.00" sale a few weeks ago and picked up some great denim.
Also, I found several plaid, wool skirts! So, in Emily's hat above, I used a plaid wool and denim. The only bummer is that I broke 3 needles sewing through the layers. Unfortunately, this is not a tutorial, but I plan to sell the pattern very reasonably. But, you can get a taste of what I am doing by these photos.

Nathanael is wearing a plaid wool and a blue wool from a skirt.
I was able to line it with the lining from the lining that naturally came with the blue skirt.

This is a denim on denim. I purposely frayed the edge of the stripe to give it a scrappy look.

Works for boys also!

So, I really enjoy working with scraps! It has inspired me to design my own pattern. This is my contest entry for the Sew Mama Sew Scrap Challenge.

And this is also my Tackle it Tuesday post! Thanks for joining me!
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