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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:26 PM

Probably shouldn't admit this;

But I'm short, and often when I buy anything with pants legs, I have to cut off a good bit from the bottom. If the sale item was intended for a tall person, I might have to cut off a big chunk. That's what happened with some plush animal print pj bottoms I bought yesterday. Hate to throw away good material. So finally it dawned on me: those pants legs were quite wide and stretchy, so I turned a hem on the cut edge of the part I removed and made myself some outstanding neck scarves/warmers.

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Sat Nov 30, 2013, 11:32 PM

1. Perfect!

Wish I had one of those for my upcoming trip!

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Sun Dec 1, 2013, 04:26 PM

2. What a good idea.

I am also short, but I hate to hem and will not buy a pair of pants that are not the right length anymore. I spent too many years hemming all my pants.

But whenever I have scrap material, I make cat toys by rolling it up like a jelly roll with catnip inside and just sew a seam. But I would be willing to make scarves with it too. I like that idea.

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