Sunday, January 30, 2011

Adult sweater to toddler vest

This is based on another great MADE tutorial. This tutorial tells how to turn a large sweater into a toddler sweater vest. So, I cut out the sweater based on another shirt that fits my toddler. Then I finished the neck and arm edges with ribbing. I think it turned out well and it is honestly the best job I have ever done on finishing a v-neck without a pattern.

Elmo shirt

My toddler loves Elmo. He has an Elmo pajama shirt that he insists on wearing to bed every night. He would probably wear it during the day too if I let him. So, I followed the tutorial on MADE for making an Ernie shirt, but made an Elmo shirt instead. It was super easy to follow and turned out really cute. I downloaded a free Elmo color page from an internet search, and made the head portion larger to fit the shirt. Then I used t-shirt scraps to make Elmo.
I cut out the red head shape and made the edges jagged with my scissors to give Elmo more of a furry look.