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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fabric Phone Case

Out of necessity comes creativity...that was the case for this project.
I get tired of all of the music on my IPod so I usually just listen to Pandora on my phone. I had an old IPod holder for running, but I needed something for my phone that I could strap on my arm when I go for a run or walk the dog. Since I still had the IPod case with elastic strap, I only needed something to hold the phone.

This was also my first attempt quilting, and tried for a chevron design. It's a little wobbly, but not too bad for a first try.

Here are a few pics of the process...
*(on a side note, I'm really NOT a Lakers fan...but the shirt was cheap, comfy and vintage looking with Magic Johnson's name and number on the back, so I bought it and wear it around the house).

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another Shirt Refashion

I came home from work the other night tired of wearing the same old thing. My friend was recently in a wedding in Hawaii, (so jealous!) and her bridesmaid dress had this awesome pleated collar. I decided to re-create the collar on one of my many plain shirts I wear to work.

I have never been a fan of this shirt. The supposed V-Neck was always stretched and wonky when I put it on. It always managed to show bra straps no matter what tank I put on underneath, and lately when it has been worn, the neckline has been hidden behind cardigans and scarves. It was time for a change.

The update was actually much simpler than I anticipated. After cutting a strip of fabric about 2" by 40" I began to pin and overlap the fabric about every 1 and 1/2 inches. With all of the pins in place I sewed one seam down the middle, making sure to grab the shirt, and a seam on each of the shoulders to tack down the green fabric.
Since the fabric frays really bad I used a lighter to seal in all of the edges.
I also trimmed up some of the pleats that were poking out.
I absolutely love the new neckline and for FREE I have a new awesome shirt to wear to work...and lots of other places.


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