Thursday, December 3, 2009

Nephew Gifts: Check

I decided to make capes for my nephews this year for Christmas.  It was super easy and I know they'll get a lot of use out of them.  I used flannel, because it was on sale mostly.  I appliqued the monogram emblems together using iron-on fusing and then topstiched around them to secure them.  As a side note, when doing letters, next time I would trace the letter, cut it out in a square, do the iron-on and then cut out the letter.  I accidently nearly fused the letter to the ironing board because I cut the letters out first and then attached a square of iron-on fusing.  Anyway.  I hemed the edges and then made ties and attached them.  I took me perhaps 4 hours to do all three. 

But I'm mostly excited about the bib.  My nephew Preston is only a few months old, and he obviously couldn't use a cape right now.  But my mother-in-law suggested the bib idea and I thought it was perfect.  If I were to make another one, I'd do a few things differently (like attach the velcro before I sewed the whole thing together, whoops).  And this time I cut out the emblem and the neck loop seperately and then attached them instead of making it one whole piece.  I just wasn't thinking clearly, obviously.  Anyway, I think they turned out great.  Now on to make butterfly wings for my nieces!

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