Saturday, February 27, 2010

Heads Up my Friends

Baby Bundles are coming up in April!
We are collecting quilts, receiving blankets, onesies, socks, outfits,
booties, caps, bottles, pacifiers & size 1 diapers.
The Stake has a goal of 150 bundles.
Last year we did 250! As Humanitarian Specialist for the Mather ward,
t'is my responsibility to motivate & collect these items.
This is where my computer addiction comes in.
I found easy patterns for baby caps & shirts made from a plain T-shirt.
You can find the patterns here plain cap, tied cap, 90 min shirt.
From only ONE women's medium t-shirt, I can get 2 caps & 2 shirts.
(imagine what I can get from a men's XXL)
So as a Ward, we'll be collecting T-shirts.
Who doesn't have a collection of t-shirts from the gym,
giving blood, races, high school, work, etc.?
How often do you wear them?
Even if they have a stain, we can cut around it.
I can even use the ribbing around the collar if it's in good condition.

After we collect these t-shirts, we'll have a "Recycling & Cutting Party"
Here, we'll get together & cut out the patterns.
You don't need to know how to sew!

Below was my practice. I took one of my t-shirts size medium.
Traced the pattern for the shirts.
The sleeves.
Tied cap.

Here are all the pieces I got from the shirt.

What was left of the t-shirt.

The ribbing from the collar.

Finished shirts. Don't look too close.
One sleeve is bigger then the other, throwing off the collar.
This is why I do practice ones first. I also measured wrong on the blue ribbing.
But now I've learned my lesson.
The 2 caps.
We're also going to make these booties. If you don't sew, you can help cut.
You can also use old receiving blankets for these booties.
You know, the ones you don't want to throw away
but are stained so you can't donate them.

2 pairs of booties can be made from 2 "Quick cuts" or Fat Quarters.
Joann or Wal Mart for $1 -$2.
Pattern for the booties.


CeAnne said...

Girl you have more ambition than I do! Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it