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side buttons

Added Aug 25, 2008

by tmac

Victoria, Canada




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I just started sewing and am trying to reuse old clothes/used fabric. I learned a lot while making this and am excited to try another one (and to get a sewing machine!) I had to take it in a bit on the sides/sleeves by hand!

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thrifted sweater




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    Sep 2, 2008, 01.45 PMby jenshepard

    Thank you!

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    Aug 30, 2008, 09.47 PMby tmac

    I just realized I forgot to share credits….http://community.livejournal.com/trash_collector/9794.html

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    Aug 25, 2008, 10.26 PMby tmac

    Thanks-I just cut it down the side and then used a hem tape (iron it on) so the yarn wouldn’t unravel…I cut off the turtle neck (am using it as a headband) and then just added the buttons. Next time I’ll add try to use some sort of seam line or something so the buttons won’t pull…suggestions? I also had to take it in along the sides and arms…as you can see, I figured out how to do it well on the left sleeve. The right arm is still a little too big. It’s my second creation and I’ve still got a lot of learning to do! Thanks for the comments :)

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    Aug 25, 2008, 07.17 AMby jenshepard

    Great idea! I would love to try this….how did you do it?

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    Aug 25, 2008, 03.41 AMby polychromatin

    Cool! I like this side closure, I was thinking about making something like that, too. But I’m not sure how to exactly do this ;)

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