Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sew 'em up

Lately, I have been bitten by the sewing bug. I haven't sewn in many years. No reason, I was just too busy. This morning, I decided to make shorts for the boys for this summer. They are both tall and skinny. The pants bought in the stores are always too big in the waist and I end up taking them up. It occurred to me that I could make the shorts so much cheaper and very quickly. I made these two this morning in less than an hour.

I also bought a sidewinder (woohoo!!!!!). This is a handy little gadget threads your bobbin. No more messing with winding a bobbin on the machine. I tried to explain this to my husband but he just didn't get the jest of my excitement!

For their next pair of pants, Nikolai wants Diego and Deniska wants Cars. They both like the pants I made for them to wear this morning. I also bought a really nice wooden thread holder. I want to mount it to the wall instead of standing up somewhere. I will need to think about how to do that!


  1. I've never heard of a sidewinder. Where did you find that?

  2. I found the sidewinder at Wal-Mart for 29.99 or something like that. I have seen them on different sewing sites for about the same amount or a little higher. It is well worth the money!

  3. That is wonderful the boys like their new shorts.
    I sewed so many pairs of shorts my boys when they were growing up, do you remember that the printed longer shorts used to be called "jams"

  4. Susan:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and entering the give away.

    I know what you mean about the sewing bug. I haven't sewn in years and yet lately I'm taking on all these sewing projects. I used to love having something new to wear in a matter of a couple hours.

    I didn't know about the sidewinder. I'm going to totally look for one.

    btw...I miss SC soo much. We moved to Missouri from Myrtle Beach 3 years ago.



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