DIY-Kids Cap

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I haven’t been posting in a while, I think i manage to find every flue and cold that was circulating in 2017. At once……Wishing my self and everyone else a healthy and happy new year ❤ 2018 welcome ❤

So I wanted to post this before Christmas, but I think the need for caps will stick around still for a couple of months 😉  This is the second post in my redesign challenge, where I redesign a sweater and try to make as many possible items. They have to look nice and be practical. The goal is zero waste and LOTS OF FUN while doing this.

The cool thing is that I will show you how you can do the same. Here is what you need;

  • An old sweater
  • A pair of scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread in matching color
  • Chalk
  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Paperknife
  • Ruler
  • Fabric paint
  • Sponge for each color of fabric paint
  • Iron
  • Ironboard
  • Piece of fabric to cover while ironing

 Cut and print

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  1. Measure the height of the cap, use an old cap as a reference. Or you can measure on the head, forehead to backhead (start to end), divide that on two and then add some extra volume depending on if you want a tight cap or a more “beany-look”. I used 27 cm but then I  also folded the rib (5 cm). The width would be the circumference of the head (below the widest part of the head) mine was 42 cm + 0,5 cm on each side in seam allowance.
  2. I wanted to make a print on the cap, so I used some old cardboard laying around. Then drew batman with the help of a pencil and a ruler. Carefully I cut it out using the paper-knife. Great way to reuse some trash right?
  3. Then I measured my piece of fabric to find “middle front”. Then marked it with chalk. That would be the start of my pattern. A  good idea is to figure out the pattern first before painting. Mark the middle of the placement with chalk, then you know where to put your stencil next.
  4. Then I made the pattern with black fabric paint, let it dry. Then I used the cutout of the stencil to create a gold circle around the batman mark in the front. I worked very gently with the sponge to give it more of a faded look. Then let the paint dry completely.
  5. Iron the fabric piece to fixate the paint. Cover the print with a piece of cloth, then Iron on the setting “cotton” for 5 min. Repeat on the back side.Design uten navn (12)
  6.  Time to sew this beauty together. Pin the fabric together. as shown on the picture. I used a black thread and sewed it together by hand. You can also use a sewing machine with a overlock function. This seam will be the middle back of the cap.
  7. Now we make a seam on the top of the cap. Sew around the top with a little bigger stitches so we in the end can scrunch it together, trying to make the whole as small as possible.
  8. Time to close the gap, this we do from the inside of the cap. Press the whole together and sew a couple of stitches in the middle. Then fold it the other way, and do a couple of stitches in the middle there as well. Then the whole is closed and it should look something like the last picture.
  9. I made a pom-pom to put on top. Follow this tutorial to make your own ❤

 

I gave this cap to my 4 year old son, who L.O.V.E.D. it because you know, superheroes are life 😉  This can of course be made for grown up as well. Hello EVERYONE can get a redesigned cap!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Stay tuned for more to come in my #thesweaterchallenge and #zerowateredesign. I am also to find on instagram under "codegreenbysoamador" or my private account "soamador"

Thx for reading, I would love me some feedback if anyone has ❤

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From size L to M

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So I went shopping the other day at the local thrift store and came across a beautiful shirt in Viscose which is a 100% pure nature product. It had the tag on, so it was not even used. When I put it on I definitely could understand why. It is one of these trend items that has one season and then the shape or design has lost its appeal. So many clothes gets thrown to the thrash each year just because of that. Just here in Norway we throw away 113.000 ton of textiles each year.

So in my strive to create less trash I rather buy used clothes and fix them up a bit. Small alterations to a piece of clothing can make a RAG into FAB ❤

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So this gorgeous goldfish printed shirt had a volume to fit approx 3 of me and a great shape if you have a humpback. Since I don’t have either, I wanted to size it down and get rid of the pleat in the sides of the back. I still want to keep some volume, but make it more wearable and timeless to fit into my closet.

 

This is an easy alteration operation you can apply to any blouse or men’s shirt. Just skip part 1 – 4, and move directly to part 5.

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What I used;

  • An iron
  • A ironboard
  • A pair of scissors
  • Some pin needles
  • A sewing machine
  • White thread
  • 1 Long ruler
  • 1 Rounded ruler
  • 1 Colored chalk pencil

 

  1. I laid the blouse flat on the floor, then I cut off the side seam up to approx 5 cm from the armhole.
  2. Then I let the back pleat down, and gave it a little Ironing to make it totally flat.
  3. I removed the pleat just by drawing a new line from the edge of the fabric, and then cutting the extra fabric off.
  4. Then I used needles to pin the front and the back together again.
  5. When I had decided how much I wanted to remove from the volume (4 cm on each side), I marked that off on the fabric, and made sure it got a nice curve into the armhole.
  6. I wanted to have a split but still keep the length in the back, so I marked off  6 cm from the front end and up. Then I sewed it together by using a straight seam. After that I cut off the extra fabric, leaving 1 cm of the raw edge to overlock or zigzag. I used zigzag until the start of the split. Then I had to cut into the fabric very close to the seam, to be able to fold the hem to each side. Then Iron and pin the hem.
  7. Then I sewed the hem around the slit, but I should have sewn it even closer to the split to strengthen the seam. (I will do that later) Then Voila! Done! Got me a new fishy blouse ❤v c (1)

What do you think? Would you dare to try to do something like this?