Monday, October 19, 2015

TWO ways to put on Face Knee Patches! and FREE face patch patterns


Step one: Print off the Sisboom Katie Pants in the size you need!  

Now measure where the top of the knee should be. on my child it was 7 inches below the crotch point - straight down. Cut your pattern at this line and remember to ad an extra half inch for seam allowance when you cut your pieces. You will cut to bottoms and 2 tops of the front piece - mirror image as per the pattern. 



Cut the back as per the pattern. 


If you want straight legs to your katie's like I did for the pink pair here is how: 



Now grab your knee faces ! There is a kitty, puppy, panda, and bunny face.

To make your ears sew right sides together leaving the ends open. If you do inner ears sew those right sides together and turn and then sew onto outer ears and then put outer ears right sides together and sew around leaving end open.


Now you will decide on face placement. You can free motion applique the face on or you can use buttons and ric-rac, and trims of choice. 

Sew the buttons and face features down.


Then place ears face down - right sides together and baste in place. 


Then finish the edge seam of the front bottoms and tops. and fold over and topstitch


pin the bottom fronts to the bottom tops and stitch in place, you will want to sew 2 lines or use a twin needle. 


Now finish sewing the pants as per the pattern


A quickie alternative is to make square patches and sew on to the pant leg fronts and then sew the pattern as directed.


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5 comments:

Inspinration said...

Love them, great alternative for mending knees as well!

Ajaire Parello said...

Pandas!! :) love them Jeanine!

Tracey Tillson said...

These are so adorable and clever! I think I would choose applique or even fabric paint over buttons. It would really hurt to kneel on buttons.

Tracey Tillson said...

These are so adorable and clever! I think I would choose applique or even fabric paint over buttons. It would really hurt to kneel on buttons.

Skirt Fixation said...

Special little kitty knees! Thanks for linking up to the Top Stitchers Sew along.