Hi I Am Momma readers! I am thrilled to be here today.
Cheri’s blog is full of wonderful creative inspiration for crafting, for motherhood, and for life. So I’m pretty honored to be her guest today!
but this is my version of a:
7. Last step! :) You can just leave it as is, or add buttons. Remember what I said about increasing your stitch length? Well…I should have done it with my button holer too. I didn’t with this yellow cardigan and the button holer kept breaking my thread, stretching my fabric and ended up giving me less than desirable results.
I increased my stitch length as much as I could with this purple cardigan and achieved MUCH better results. This is also a thick knit shirt, instead of a sweater knit, so that might have helped too.
At step 5, just sandwich the elastic in between the fabric strip and sweater and sew it in. Make sure to go back and forth over it a few times to strengthen the seam where the toggles are. It can be fussy to get the elastic sewn in initially, but with a little patience it turns out quite nicely.
…instead of of three sweaters/shirts I was going to give away.
Bonus…I don’t have to worry about them fitting over my ever growing belly either. :)
Thanks for having me over Cheri!