Can you believe it is Thursday?? I was pumped last night when I realized a new episode of Top Chef was going to be on (do you watch that show? I love it!). I am working on two bigger projects, one of which I stayed up way too late last night working on (almost there!) and the other will take some more time before I can share...until then a quick fix project.
So, I had a problem, a cute pair of jeans that didn't have a belt loop in the back making the jeans fall down and the belt slide up. This was not comfortable. A belt loop was needed back there.
I used my girl's too small, and honestly not very cute to want to save them for another child, overall's. Just a length of the strap. The strap was perfect for the belt loop as it already had two nicely finished sides. I used a zig zag stitch to attach the raw ends to my jeans (just too many layers to fold them in). I didn't have a jeans needle just a universal needle, so the zig zag stitch did not work if there were too many layers (at least I think this is why). Therefore, one portion I used a straight stitch and applied fray check. I am wondering how this will wash up though.
As a side note, I think I am going to go and stock myself up on different kinds of needles so I have the right one for the job. I am trying to be better about taking care of my supplies because I think I give my mom hard attacks sometimes when it comes to maintaining my sewing tools. For example, I always call my mom with sewing questions like when my sewing tension is off and I can't seem to fix it myself. Her first question, "how old is your sewing needle? did you put a new one on?"
Me: "Ummm, no I don't think I have ever changed it."
Guess what I got for Christmas last year? 3 packs of universal needles!
This happened last week: Me: "Mom, how often do you change your rotary cutter blade? I have been noticing that mine isn't cutting as well as it used to."
Mom: "When was the last time you changed it?"
Me: "ummmm, I don't think I have ever changed it." (I have had it for 11 years)
Don't worry, Mom, I am not waiting for Christmas this year for a new blade, I just ordered one.