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My one talent… Speed Sewing


This was before I went blond, lol!

This was before I went blond, lol!

 A while back our church had a talent show.

It was so much fun to see what everybody was good at… some people had talents that I already knew about and some people totally surprised me. I wanted to participate, but I couldn’t think of any way to show off my one talent (sewing).

Sewing is not a talent that’s usually performed in public. But why not?

So I decided to show off how quickly I can sew a pair of pants! 

Just a preface: before my friend started recording this, I asked for a volunteer from the audience. A cute 5 year old named Lamari raised his hand. I held up a few prepared pattern templates for pants to see what size he was and then I measured a piece of elastic around his waist. He picked out some fabric from a stack and then I quickly cut out the fabric around the pattern piece. How long do you think it took me to sew them up?

Watch the video above to see! I hope you laugh. I hope you think I’m silly, cause I know that I am.

If the video doesn’t play in the video above, you can find it on my YouTube channel here.

Do you want to make some simple pants too? Try my free PJ Bottoms & Shorts Pattern. It’s just like the one I was using in the video, except I hemmed the bottom instead of adding cuffs.

If you love fast projects you might also like these 14 Tote Bags you can Sew in an Afternoon.

Happy Sewing!


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12 Comments

  1. amy mayen says:

    That’s seriously cool! 3 minutes- surely a record?!!

  2. Heather Valentine says:

    I love it! You look like you’re having a blast!
    ~Heather

  3. Elizabeth P. says:

    That is awesome! The hemming would’ve slowed me down for sure.

  4. Andy Lusco says:

    You are a superwoman! What a fun talent to share 🙂

  5. joy stadt says:

    I love "driving" barefoot 😉 That was fun, and looked like you were having fun too !

  6. Carole Gold says:

    Okay, that was downright amazing! And amusing!!! Way to go! 😀

  7. Gladys Vega says:

    Very very fun! And amazing! Well done! 🙂

  8. Diana Mahar says:

    That was awesome!

  9. This is the cutest thing ever! You are a rock start!!! 😀

  10. Susan Pratt says:

    Lol. I love the video u posted on speed sewing pj pants! Look at how proud the little one was to wear them! What a way to make his heart feel loved ! He will remember this forever! I believe that God gave us sewing as a talent so we can bless others. In the bible there is a seamstress named “Dorcas” that made her living sewing beautiful garments for others! God felt it was important enough to mention it in His word so I’m so glad u shared your talent with others

  11. Elizabeth Borg says:

    That was a bona fide way to do a waistband – that way the elastic can be shortened or added to because it isn’t stitched to the fabric. I’ve done it that way many times.

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