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Shorts! Like New!!

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Someone’s favorite leggings were ruined last week in a tumble. My daughter’s eyes got real big when I pulled out the scissors and snipped off the bottoms of her pants. I hope she doesn’t get any grand ideas! With just a few more weeks of summer, we may be able to eek out a little more wear.

Using the zigzag stitch on my sewing machine, a “lettuce leaf” edge was created by pulling the jersey leggings as it was stitched. I narrowed the stitch length (.9 on my sewing machine) for a tighter hem. Volia! Shorts! Like new!

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Knitting for Newbies: Summer Saturdays!!

I’m excited to announce that the Knitting for Newbies class series will be continuing this summer. Summer Saturdays kick off Saturday, June 15th from 9:30-10:30AM. Our first project will be baby leg warmers! Class size is limited so reserve your spot today by emailing info@mamamademe.com. For additional information  (more…)

Table Linen Dress Tutorial

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Lately, I’ve been inspired by Betz White’s work in up-cycling. When I ran into this dingy old table linen at a local vintage store, I thought, “hey, I can make my two year old wear this!” I’m only half kidding, of course. The adorable embroidered daises were too much to pass up! I bought it, sent it through several rounds of OxiClean (that stuff is amazing!), cut a hole in the middle, and voila! –a cute dress or smock for a toddler. It was really that simple. Here are the details: (more…)

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