Sunday, July 3, 2011

Greenstitch Episode 38 - Fred Mertz and the fear factor

Oh, Fred Mertz. How I enjoyed talking about you and your too-high pants. Click here for the podcast.

Need more Fred Mertz pants mania? This Nick at Nite promo cracks me up.

OK, so, here's the re-attached waistband. See? This is no haute couture proposition. These are only scrubby capri pants. Not a daunting project at all. Pick up those scissors and go!

Here's one of the little vests for NICU babies. Three little squares of baby-soft Velcro hold it together at the neck and on the sides. Find the pattern here.

And while we're at it, enjoy some of these other patterns for NICU use. Remember to check with your local hospital to confirm they can use these. Meanwhile, have fun sewing!


  1. I just love all the tiny baby things! I'd love to do this for my local NICU!

  2. One strategy you can use for getting comfortable modifying these bags is to practice on cheap items from the thrift store. Many of these fears are related to wasting money -- so designate the money as something you are willing to lose.

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