Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Witch's Britches!!!

(Noun) Trousers ending above the knee.

So, I had this idea brewing in my head for a while... I woke up at 2 am one morning, and knew I had to make it. I don't know if waking up was pregnancy related, or inspirational... maybe a little of both?!? Anyhow... I started cutting and sewing, and this is what I came up with...

I Love my Laundry Room, and didn't want to leave it out during the month of October. So, why not make a banner for it? Yes, I am talking like my Laundry Room is a person...

The clothing portion of this banner was sewn. I prefer sewing. I am sure it would be darling in paper as well.

Due to the fact that I did this in the middle of the night, and didn't know if it would turn out or not, I didn't take any photos as I went. It turned out cuter than I thought. I will include my patterns, and you can probably figure it out. Like I say... it was the middle of the night when I made this!!! I just kind of winged it, and didn't keep record of my measurements. Sorry.

If you want to give it a try, you will need:

1) White Card Stock and The Printable I Have Included
2) Scissors or Paper Punch (I used 1 1/2 inch square and 2 inch scalloped square)
3) Any Type of fabric and Ribbon You Want! You can just use scraps.
4) Batting or cotton Balls - be creative!
5) Twine, Wire or Ribbon to string everything on
6) Beads if you want. I took a candy corn necklace and bracelet apart that I got at JoAnne's for $1 each.
7) Six small clothespins I got from my neighbor (Thanks Kristen!) I am sure you can find them in craft stores though :)

Here we go:


1) Cut out 2 fabric pieces for the britches. Sew around the whole thing, leaving the top open. Turn right side out.
2) Fluff out cotton balls, and stick them in the britches. Or fill with batting.
3) Baste stitch the waist and each leg. Gather and top stitch.
4) Top stitch the ribbon on the waist, and lace on the legs. Turn around the back.


1) Cut out 4 circles.
2) Put two circles together, and sew 3/4 of the way around the edge of the circles. Turn right side out.
3) Pin the circles together in a pleasing angle. Whatever you think looks best...
4) Sew the strap (ribbon) around the bottom. Leave it as long as you think it will need to be.
5) Attach ribbons to circles for the straps. Attach the other side of the ribbon to the back of the bottom band. Just like a regular bra. You want to adjust things to whatever looks best.


1) Cut out socks.
2) Sew up the edges, leaving the top open.
3) Optional: tie ribbon around the top or each.

Wording Portion Banner

1) Feel free to use this printable.
2) Cut it out however you prefer.
3 Thread beads on in the pattern you prefer, then tape the letters on in between them where you want. I taped them, because I used a kind of twine, and the the letters were to small to punch holes in.
4) Hang up and be HAPPY when you do your laundry!

Do you like the little witch below the banner? I couldn't resist!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!






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Michele said...

This is soooooo adorable! Love it and your blog. Following you now. :)

Ready Set Create said...

What a super cute and fun idea! I love the printable! Stopping by from NFF! Happy Friday!

Kyla Armstrong said...

So cute!

Wendy said...

Absolutely darling! I don't think Austin would like one in our laundry room/his bathroom, though :)

Candy McCall said...

love 'em. Thanks for the pattern- the banner is just darling.

Brad Kami and kids said...

Risa! You've done it again! So original and creative... keep those 2 am ideas comin!

Tausha said...

Oooh-you need to stop being so awesome!!REally-you are making me feel bad. Cure-You could totally make me some of your halloween pillows. Yes-that would make me feel better! :)

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Oh my goodness!! I seriously LOVE this idea! It is SO adorable! Thanks SO much for joining in on Thrilling Thursdays @ Paisley Passions. I love to see the creative talent of other fellow bloggers. Hope you to see you again soon :)
~Lori S.
Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

PS- I am going to feature this uber cute idea at Thrilling Thursday this Thursday. Feel free to stop by and grab an "I Thrilled at Thrilling Thursday" featured button off my sidebar :) Thanks again for linking up!!!

kim c said...

really cute idea. love the britches.

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

This is such a cute idea, I love how it turned out!
I'm hosting a fall decor & crafts linky right now if you'd like to link up this fantastic post!


Sandy Ang said...

I just had to laugh when I saw your fun idea !

Katie said...

Hey NO room should be left out and I bet most laundry rooms feel neglected! What a super fun idea and I just love how you made little laundry bits from a pint sized witch to hang on your banner. Thanks for including the printables too:) So glad you shared with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

malia said...

Hi, I love this + am going to feature it on Friday. Thanks for linking up to A Crafty Soiree! Malia

Jorgelina said...

This is soo adorable!

Jennifer Leigh said...

Oh my goodness!!! I just absolutely love this. You're so creative!

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