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white sheet challenge how to

I don’t do a whole lot of sewing tutorials on here…
cause i don’t know what i’m doing
and so i don’t take pictures….

so this is really a lame-o tutorial…but i thought i would share what i did in case there was any questions:

all this was made using one white jersey sheet
the end.
just kidding.
i bet you wish it was though.

the sheet had finished edges…so i tried to be smart and make sure that i utilized it as much as possible…
i used the big panel for my sleeves….

and here’s how i do sleeves (shall i mention again my disdain for them?)
i cut my front panel for the shirt and back panel
(using a shirt as a guide…see how i’m using the hem for the bottom?)
..and sew just the shoulder part…
then i lay it down on the sheet and cut the sleeve shape (the above above picture)
then i sew them on like this:

put right sides together and sew from the bottom of the sleeve straight down to the bottom of the hem.

Now: I have no idea if this is the correct way to do it. the sleeves work fine so i don’t really see a problem with it. it wasn’t how i was taught…but this way makes me hate sleeves less….
and i cut the tights…..(this is how i roll…just using clothes as a basic pattern)

and dyed them…
i mixed these too together to get a coral…

obvs didn’t work…more of a salmon..i’m sure i could have kept it in longer to get a nice dark color..
but dyeing is scary.
especially when you have a deadline…
and rit has an awesome sight that will tell you what to mix to get the color you want
the shirt embellishments:
I wasn’t sure my daughter would love the beads on the shirt…so i sewed them onto a bow i cut out of the sheet and then sewed it on after i got her approval…
i really wasn’t sure how i wanted to embellish the collar….i went to bed on it and woke up to sparkles!!!!
i actually just used fabric glue to make it all pretty…

then i mixed some fabric medium (turns your paint into fabric paint
then i just started painting!

another awesome thing i use when sewing with knits is the double needle
it’s perfect..and ashley does a great job explaining it HERE
and tomorrow i will show you the scallop stuff….

and for more pictures you can go HERE


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.