September 18, 2008
When all our great collegiate fabric came in, I thought what could I do that was somewhat different. It, also, has to be quick. I was looking in the pattern section and found what I thought would be great for a Christmas present, birthday present, a shower present or ' I was just thinking about you' present. FT-049 is a perfect slipper pattern. It has 10 different sizes in the pattern. I chose collegiate flannel to make my baby slippers. Even thought the pattern shows a button, I chose not to use it because it is for a baby. I eliminated the slipper gripper because the baby is not walking. I found this pattern extremely easy to use. It has a Velcro closure. I usually chalk the side that faces the fabric so it will make a mark. That way both sides of the velcro closure will be aligned correctly when I sew them on the fabric. This takes very little fabric, so I can make many from 1/2 yard of fabric. I know a lot of University of Georgia babies. The flannel is double napped and soft. I washed it in hot water with no loss of color. Think how simple a receiving blanket would be. All you have to do is overcast the edges. Here are some other patterns that you might consider trying: FT-005, HBP-001,sb-911. For adults, there is always the blanket made from fleece. These are practical and you do not need to worry about size. The panels are a perfect size for a lap blanket. It will take off the chill on a cold night. You can make ponchos, vests and jackets. If you are having a hard time finding a present for a man, this is a good way to go.
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