My friend was having a de-clutter and passed on some dressing up clothes for me to 'deal with'. This home-made flapper dress was sparkly enough to make Christmas wrappings so out came the scissors and quick unpick.
The black sparkle has already been used for DD's birthday pressie.
The sequin number is now a reusable pressie bag complete with zip opening.
Methinks it needs a fairly large present inside it!
Next out of the bag came a padded silver jacket. This made some smaller padded pressie bags and with the left over fabric I made a bow tie for teddie.
Making a bow tie - Two rectangles were folded in half and sewn round leaving a gap for turning.
The gaps were sewn together with ladder stitch so the stitches wouldn't show.
Does anyone else have difficulty threading the machine? I can't even see the thread to poke it through the threader helper.
Make sure you give the corners a good poking to push them out.
Hey, man, what's happening there!
I am linking my Advent Garland to KC's Court this year for a really Advent Bloggy Christmas.