Embellished Baseball Cap (tutorial)

by ilene on September 28, 2011 · 6 comments

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I decorated this hat for a little 3 year old boy in less than 15 minutes! I got the little distressed baseball cap from GapKids on sale for $5!   These are my favorite types of projects- cheap, quick and easy. The cap was really plain so I wanted to spruce it up a little. I […]


Our sweet neighbors were expecting their first baby so I wanted to sew them something extra special for their baby shower. They opted not to know the gender of the baby to avoid gender stereotypes so I was challenged to make something that was gender neutral. No frilly tutus, ruffled bottom onesies or helicopter onesies […]


Outfits for Baby Caleb

by ilene on May 9, 2011 · 7 comments

in baby, sewing

It’s back to regular programming this week!! I had fun doing the Unwrapped series but my kitchen aid could use a break for awhile. And we are going on a week-long sailing trip in the Caribbean in a few weeks and I’ll need to wear a swimsuit!! eeek. So the diet starts today.  But don’t […]


Day 2 of the Great Striped Shirt Challenge:  This week, I am featuring projects repurposed out of one shirt.  Yesterday, I showed how I made a skirt out of the body of the shirt.   Today’s project is baby hats!!  These newborn hats were made out of the sleeves of the shirt.  The soft, stretchy knit […]