Cut & Sewn Kids’ Socks DIY [Free Pattern Download]

I sewed a couple of pairs of socks for my 6-year-old daughter, whose socks are always getting holes in the same place after several wears.  I thought well-fitting socks might have better chance of survival... 

The pattern is only in my daughter's size, which is US Kids' size 2.  A finished sock measures 8 1/4" (20cm) from the tip of the big toe to the heel.

 

I think you can adjust the sizes a little by shrinking & enlarging in printing. 

Please remember that every knit fabric is different and the fit will greatly depend on that, too.

 

However, the pattern only works with stretch fabric with more than 30 % stretch.

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Tulip Hat DIY [Free Pattern Download]

You can watch the video to find out how to draft your own pattern from your measurements, but if you particularly like my version of hat, you can download my digitized pattern.  It’s a freepattern, and only comes in my size (22 1/2” or 57cm head circumference with some ease).  To change the size,  you can grade the pattern, or shrink/enlarge when printing out.  If you change the pattern size in printing, remember to adjust the seam allowance width before cutting out fabric.

I hope you enjoy! 

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Tulip Hat Pattern.pdf
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Free Beret Pattern for Kids: Kids’ Sewing/Felting Machine Project:

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Beret with no band
Use this pattern to make beret without band. Pictured above.
size: 22"
Beret no band.pdf
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Beret with band
Use this pattern to make beret with band. Encase 3/4" wide elastic in the band. Suitable for regular sewing machine use.
size: 22"
Berret.pdf
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Free Pattern: Contour Mask with Side Darts

I know there are a lot of mask patterns out there--- and i tried many of them.  However, I couldn't find the exact shape I liked.  I wanted a contour style, because pleated masks take longer to dry when washed, but I didn't like how some of the contour masks looked like duckbills on my face. (As I was writing this, I found out that there is a type of masks that's actually called a "duckbill mask", which are supposedly easier to breathe in.)

The contour shape of masks needed to be a bit different for my rather flat asian face from that of masks meant to fit other types of faces.  So, after fiddling around with paper towel mock-ups and several wearable muslins later, I think I finally have the shape that flatters my face.  

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How to Adjust Waistbands on Kid's Clothes Quickly Part1

These are quick and dirty ways of fixing the waist band, and they're very basic.  If you already sew at all, you probably already know them.  So, you can skip to the part 2 of this series, which might still interest you since I thought I was pretty smart when I came up with the idea. (You still might already know it, and in that case, I was the last one to know the method already existed.) 

Pictured below is the start of my daughter's fall 2019 wardrobe.  Maybe her (and my) obsession with Hello Kitty is obvious.

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