These jean shorts do not look new, he he. The first time I wore these jeans was at Spring Quilt Market this year (where it was cold and rainy) and then I came home to hot and humid Florida where it feels like it’s 97 degrees every day. After a month of wishing I could wear my Angel jeans again, I finally cut them off into knee-length shorts.
From the very moment that I was finished slimming the legs down and sewing a nice 2” hem on my new-favorite knee length shorts, I wore them for 5 days straight. Then I washed and dried them so today I could wear them to take my kids to the zoo. This picture was taken after that.
These jeans are so comfortable! Like they were made to fit ME. Which of course, they were. 🙂
I also think it’s the wide curved waistband.
I had a really hard time taking a picture of my bum that I would feel comfortable putting on the internet, and this is the best that I could do. What I really want to show off is all the work I did distressing and topstitching these jeans. It was So. Much. Fun.
My Angel Jean shorts are not perfect, of course. I could nit-pick and tell you all the places where I goofed up. But I see worse sewing mistakes on store bought clothes all the time (my biggest pet peeve is mis-matched stripes) so I choose to love my own handmade clothes and feel happy wearing them!
So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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The weekend before last our local guild of the National Quilting Association had a show. I took my hubby so I could show him the ‘quilt culture’ that I love (he had a day off work)… and Cadie skipped pre-school and tagged along.
The dinette cushions for our camper are done! This was a job that I was not really looking forward to but I actually enjoyed it a lot. I have ordered some fun and kinda vintage looking print fabrics for the new curtains, throw pillows, quilts, and other accessories (I can’t wait for it to come so I can show you), so I decided to keep the dinette cushions basic.
I am still a total newbie at making my own videos so let’s just clear the air and I’ll point out all the mistakes (really all the mistakes that I couldn’t cut out, lol) and then you’ll know that I know and nobody will have to tell me again.
Reverse applique is a great way to add pizzaz to pre-made and hand made items. It’s different from traditional applique because the applique fabric is attached under the main fabric on the item instead of over it.
Last month I wrote a Sewing 201 post about knit fabric binding, and it was so successful that I thought I’d write the next Sewing 201 about it’s cousin… woven fabric binding. Woven fabric can also be used for a self binding (like on the little dress above) or a contrasting binding on a woven fabric project. It can replace a facing or even a lining if your fabric will allow. It is definitely prettier than a hemmed neckline or armhole, in my opinion. The trick is that the binding must be cut on the bias to allow a tiny bit of stretch. This will make your bound edge pretty and crisp. Read on for all the cutting and sewing instructions below!
Great shorts! I like the length much better than Bermudas, but I’d call them pedal pushers. But then, I’m old!
I love seeing all the clothes you and family wear, and was really surprised when you linked to the pattern for the jeans. I kept thinking, ‘Angel jeans..I’m really out of touch.’ I don’t have many clothes, and my favorite brand is whatever fits and is on sale! May I say they fit you well, and that shows me the pattern is adaptable. Your top stitching really added a professional element to the overall look, too. And I would add that they look like what we call skimmers–longer than Bermudas, and not quite capris around here. Looking good, and I appreciate you sharing the information.
Julie @ Pink Doxies
It would have been hard to cut them off after all that work! They turned out great! I’ve never made jeans before.