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Pattern Reviews> Kwik Sew> 3543 (Hats Mittens and Shawl)

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Posted on:2/20/14 10:55 AM
Project Photo:Kwik Sew: 3543 by staging lady

Kwik Sew: 3543 by staging lady  Kwik Sew: 3543 by staging lady  
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Pattern Rating:Easy & Great for Beginners
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 1 people   
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Available for sale on PR: $11.49 (See envelope) Click to Buy
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Fabric:Fleece  [See other projects in this fabric]
Pattern Description: Misses hats mittens and shawl designed for heavyweight stretch knits Hats in two styles one with brim one like a beanie.

Pattern Sizing: small 21"/ 53 cm; medium 22"/56 cm; large 23"/58 cm.
I made the beanie style hat in 3 sizes and the mitts in two sizes.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes although I added embellishments

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?Likes: Very quick to cut out and sew. Useful for gifts. I love the old Kwik Sew patterns with sturdy pattern paper and I trace off all three sizes to keep the pattern in a new condition. Dislikes-none.

Fabric Used: Purple fleece, grey fleece and Faux sheepskin material from Leon's fabrics in Chorlton, Manchester UK. This shop has a huge range of fabrics and the staff are helpful. I made the purple fleece for one daughter, the grey for my other married daughter and her husband.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I trimmed the daughters' cuffs with faux sheepskin and the son in law had polartec fleece deeper grey trim, recycled from an old scarf. The fleece doesn't fray but I edged the mitts with a small zig-zag stitch to neaten them. I sewed the hats and mitts on my memorycraft 10000 using a walking foot and ballpoint needle. But being too lazy to change the thread, I sewed the sheepskin cuff onto the mitt using my Vintage Singer 28 hand crank machine with a straight stitch and straight stitch throat plate. This old girl (1895) sailed through all layers just like butter!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would love to make more maybe in a fun fleece fabric.

Conclusion: The pattern is very quick and easy to cut out and sew up.I think you could add leather trim,suede, felt etc and make many different looks.

Available for sale on PR: $11.49 (See envelope)Click to Buy
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Quickie said...
I think that these are great gifts for the family
2/20/14 3:42 PM
Pj3g said...
They look great!
2/28/14 5:32 PM
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