Thursday, August 30, 2012

New Video On Hair Bows for Pony Tails Out of Jeans Material

Jeans Pony Tail Elastics

CynSew Sewing

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Cut your material 6" wide by 17" in length.  Cut 2 if you are making two pony tail holders.
Draw two lines down the center of your material 2 1/2 inches from each side the full length.  Next, draw lines every 3/4 inch up to the center lines.  Do this on both sides of the fabric. 
Place both panels of material together and using a basting stitch, stitch down both center lines.  Now cut around the perimeter of your material with pinking shears.
Cut up each 3/4" marking to the center line.  Now you can remove your basting stitches and both panels are ready to sew.
Wrap this material around a elastic band, ( I use "Goody") and put a zipper foot (center position) on your sewing machine.  If you have a needle down option on your sewing machine, please engage.
Now sew the material around the elastic band.  Take your time and straighten out each section as you go.  I usually pull the elastic at the top and bottom as I sew.  This creates a straight line for your material to wrap around the elastic and it is easier to line up and sew. Over lap the ends a tiny bit and back stitch to finish.  For the jeans, you can leave as is, or wash and dry for the fuzzy look.  For regular material, I do not recommend you wash.  Just leave with the pinking shear edge.
Do not sew through the elastic or to close.  Just close enough so the elastic has room to move freely through the material. 
Author - Cynthia Dickerson 



Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Grandkids All Back In School!

Well it is time for another school year!  Gosh that was a fast summer!!  Here is a picture of 4 of Tara and Luke's children.  They started last week!  They are just sooo precious!!

Here is my youngest baby, he is four and just the apple of Grandma's eye!!  You can see why!  He goes to preschool a couple of days a week. He is Tara and Luke's, youngest.  Tara started me blogging.  She has a very helpful blog some of you may belong to.  It is  She started this about five years ago to help young familys living on a limited income with lots of children.  She teaches how to save money with coupons and how to shop for every item you buy!
My last two grandchildren started back this morning.  They are April's,  my youngest daughter's children.  Here is their picture!  These two, my husband and I have watched every evening since they were born.  We are more like parents instead of grandparents.  They go to catholic school, so they are in their uniforms.  I just love them "ALL" sooo much!  I thank God everyday for my seven little angels!!
The oldest doesn't really wear glasses.  These are called nerd glasses and she has just about every color of the rainbow.  I tried to get her to take them off for the picture, but no way!!  In my day, you didn't want to be a nerd!  How things change!