Following on from my birthday post about visiting the craft store: I’ve finally cut up some of the material to make a lined tote bag. Okay, so there’s still a couple of pieces left to cut (the straps) but it’s mostly done. I’m going to be following a pattern that was free on Craftsy. It looks pretty simple so hopefully nothing will go wrong. The pale butterfly fabric below will be the lining and the outside will be the plain cream and the dark butterfly fabric. I’m excited to see how it goes. Although it will probably be a while before I make it as I have to recover from the cutting.
I also have a question for any of you sewers out there.
I would really like to be able to change some old pajama bottoms into shorts that have elasticated cuffs (I’m not sure what to call them). The greeny pajamas below are ones I actually wear, they’re often sold as lounge pants I think and the bottoms are elasticated. The white owls pair are an old pair that I would like to make into shorts that would have the same kind of cuff at about knee length.
So, my question would be how do I do that?
Are there some instructions I could look up or anyone able to give me some place to start? I’m assuming I’d need to buy some kind of elastic but other than that I have no idea what techniques I’d need to use. The only thing I’ve ever done is sew two pieces together in a straight line! So any help would be appreciated.