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A cap-maker, I am not

T-shirts to become caps

Have you noticed the little “Caps to Cap-Haitien” button on the right sidebar this week?  It links to the first project on the new Mama to Mama site.  If you have a small pile of t-shirts you no longer want, and a sewing machine (or needle & thread) you know how to use, you might want to whip up a few baby caps for the desperately poor of Haiti.

Cap shapes cut from t-shirts

Now, with this kind of thing, I have a tendency to be full of the best intentions, but rarely make it to the finish line.  Imagine my surprise, then, when I actually dug through my dresser for some t-shirts I never wear.  And just think of my shock when, two days later, I took scissors to that pile of shirts and cut out some cap shapes.

A couple of sorry-looking caps

It didn’t stop there.  Tonight, while feeling cranky and headachey, awash in a sea of gluttonous regret after an ill-advised affair with a half a bag of peanut butter M&M’s, I dragged myself to the dining room and set up my sewing machine.  30 minutes later I had three wonky caps that will probably never be a decent fit on any human baby’s head.  But at least I made it this far, right?

I probably haven’t given up completely, but I’ve given up for tonight 😀  Maybe you would like to try your hand at it?

6 thoughts on “A cap-maker, I am not

  1. Those look adorable! Good for you for doing that!

    1. They do look cute, but I don’t think they’re going to be very functional. They’re a little wonky 😉

  2. Looks like to me that these are beautiful and wearable:) Good for you to give to such a great cause!

    1. Well, I don’t know any babies to try them on, but they don’t look much like the samples. I’m pretty sure they’re not going to fit well.

  3. I hadn’t noticed the button (I’m not terribly observant. 🙂 This is a great ide and something I can easily do over Thanksgiving! Yours look great – I don’t have any infants nearby to try one on, so I’ll just hope for the best. 🙂

    See what neca has been blogging about:

    1. Oh, good, I’m glad you’ll try it. They seem simple enough, but I think the points on top are messing me up. If I can pass along the link so that enough other people make them, then I’ll feel fine about my own inability to make a decent one 😉

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