At some point in the last few weeks of my currently insanely busy life, I saw this tutorial at Trottersweatpeas blog. Posted on twitter compliments of Sevidesigns. I fell in love with this idea and thought about it, ok obsessed about it, more than any normal person would or should.
While at the quilt shop this morning my toddler boy picked out my free fat quarter of the month, which not to my surprise, was fire engines and ambulances. He REALLY likes anything with tires. As a reward for all of my hard work on other's peoples items, I decided today I would do a little recreational sewing.
Thanks to the help of Brooke over at Brookiellen designs, I put together some re-usable snack baggies recently and my son LOVES them! He will eat anything out of them. So with the fat quarter, I made him one firetruck snack baggy (and an extra one for a friend's son), and I lengthened a pair of his pants that are my favorites and become too short (high water short).
Thanks to Trottersweatpeas! Because these pants are dearly loved by my little guy and I'm so happy I could make them last longer. This is a great and super fast tutorial. Oh by the way, I totally cheated and did not do any patchwork, but they are still really cute! :)
Seriously, go make some of these! They are fast and fun! I love quick work that gives me almost immediate satisfaction. When most of my custom jobs take weeks on end to get to the final project these little things keep me happy. :)