Archive for Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

November 2, 2005

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Thanks, Don, for this dandy.

Don has a neat use for the suspenders of old bib overalls.

The suspenders connected to the hip pockets makes a great tote for little things, especially for bobbers or lures when fishing for trout. He takes the suspender buckles off, then sews the strap ends together, cuts away those side button sections, and cuts down and around the hip pockets, leaving them attached to the suspenders.

"I sling it over my head leaving it to hang down under my arm," he said.

It makes a great carry all.

He never seems to wear out the hip pockets of jeans.

He cuts away the front sections from the waistband leaving it in place, cuts away the zipper sections, pockets through that heavy side seam, then down and around the hip pockets, leaving them attached to the waistband. "Since it already fits my waist, it is so handy to fill those pockets with nails, etcetera, when I'm up on the ladder."

His wife adds, "and I like to borrow that one at garden planting time."

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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