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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ARMS = LEG WARMERS

the expedition to (2)This post is the first of a series that I have called “the sweater challenge”. How many redesigned items can I actually make from a sweater? The intention is to use as much of the material as possible to create as little waste as possible. The items need to look nice, and be functional. ❤ Do you want to join me?  I will be posting on Instagram with the tag #zerowasteredesign.

Or you can just follow me on IG under CodegreenbySoAmamador or my private account SoAmador 😉

So the sweater I am using is a 100 % cotton knit in the color “ultimate snoring grey”.  (Sorry about the bad lighting in the photos, winter happened)

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First up is making the arms into Leggings. Ooor what I will use them for…my thighs. I an choosing not to freeze this winter. UTI`s are soo LAST YEAR!

Equipment used

  • 1 ruler
  • 1 pair of sissors
  • Chalk for drawing
  • Lace with stretch
  • Sewing machine
  • Black thread
  • Measuring tape
  • Pins
  • Black fabric paint
  • Sponge
  • Plastic to cover the surface
  • Iron and ironboard
  • Cloth

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  1. First I used used a ruler and chalk to make a straight line across the arm from the armhole. After cutting it, I folded the sleeve from the seam and out. Then I get to see if the line is straight or not. Cut away the extra fabric. Repeat on the second sleeve.
  2. I cut off the rib (saving that for another item).
  3. Do the same on the other sleeve. Double check that they are the same length by putting the sleeves on top of each other. Cut away fabric to make them even.
  4. Measure the circumcise of the top and bottom of the sleeve. Then add 2 cm. That is your measure. Then measure the lace and cut 4 lengths.
  5. So since I didn’t have a color that looked good with the grey, I used black fabric paint and a sponge and dabbed it on the lace. I let the lace dry, then I ironed it on the setting wool for 5 min with a cover over for protection. I could have gone over one more time with black paint, but I like the effect with a little pink shining through. It gets a little vintage feeling.
  6. Sew the ends of each lace together with seam allowance on 1 cm. Pin the lace to fabric. I chose to let the lace cover 1,5 cm of the hem. Then the effect of the lace as see through will be more visible, blending better with whatever pants I am wearing that day. I used a zigzag with 5 mm wide and 3 mm stitch to fasten the lace.

 

Then its done! Hope this can solve the problems of way to many sweaters with arms you got laying around.  Or maybe just some inspiration for a DIY-Christmas presents 😉

Thx for reading ❤ Here is ANOTHER picture with terrible lighting. The ELEVATOR picture! But what ya gonna do when winter came and stole the daylight 😉

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