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You’ve been a good friend Charlie Brown!

Peanuts Gang Movie SmallThe new Peanuts movie is due to hit theaters in the next few weeks on November 6th, 2015.

Peanuts Movie

And for most of you out there in TV Land you might have heard about it, you may have even seen a movie preview or two, or even seen one of the fun products that have had some of the Peanuts Gang promoting the product with a movie tie-in to cross promote their products.

Peanuts Movie Strips 1-1

Thanks to the dedication of Charles M. Schulz and his estate since his passing, some of you may have even known who Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy Van Pelt, Linus Van Pelt,  Sally Brown, Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder, Franklin, Pig Pen, Re-Run Van Pelt and all of the other wonderful characters from the Peanuts universe that have, since 1950, brightened so many different peoples lives around the world before you even knew there was a new Peanuts movie coming out.

For those of you, I dedicate this blog post. It is because of fans like you and I that the Peanuts Universe has continued to thrive and grow over the last 65 years since it’s initial creation by Charles M. Schulz.

Peanuts Movie Strips 2-1

Being a huge Peanuts and Snoopy fan myself, I have over the years created many fun sewing and crafting items because of my love for them since what seems like my birth.

For those other fans out there like myself, shown below is an easy to navigate guide of my Peanuts and Snoopy posts over the years.


Snoopy Flying Ace

And don’t forget to go and see the new Peanuts Movie on November 6th!

These Posts are Shown with their original Title first, Category second, Sub-Category third, and are all in date order from the oldest to newest:

Sewing with Mom – 11/18/2007 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

The Corn Shirt – 11/18/2007 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Dad’s Doings – 12/06/2007 – Latch Hook

The Dog in the Mouse’s House – 01/26/2008 – Fabric

The Snoopy Sheet – 05/02/2008 – Fabric

More Blanks to Embroider on! – 08/09/2008– Embroidery Children’s Clothes

New Jammie for Me! – 08/13/2008 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Snoopy Designs – 10/11/2008 – Embroidery

New Jackets for Christmas – 12/23/2008 – Embroidery Jackets

Souvenirs from Florida – 02/08/2009 – Fabric

A Stack of Letters – 03/23/2009 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Why Fight It? – 05/13/2009 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

My Sewing Machines – Part 2 05/29/2009 – Embroidery

Follow Up #1 – Pattern Making 08/01/2009 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers

I Could See It – 08/27/2009 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

No I didn’t forget about you… – 09/24/2009 – Embroidery Baby Sleeper

Improvising Tip Towels to Make Baby Bibs – 11/13/2009 – Embroidery Baby Bibs

Inexpensive Panel – 12/18/2009 – Crocheted Blanket

Amigurumi Snoopy – 04/20/2010 – Amigurumi Crochet

Almost Again – 07/16/2010 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers

Embellishing Baby Towel Bibs – Part 1 – 08/22/2011 – Appliqué Baby Bibs

Embellishing Baby Towel Bibs – Part 2 – 08/29/2011 – Appliqué Baby Bibs

From Box Number Two… – 10/14/2011 – Embroidery Man’s Shirt

And Last In Box Number Three – 10/22/2011 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Hey, Little Birdie, You Cool Cat! – 04/13/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

Bosom Buddies – 04/26/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

May Day Giveaway – 05/01/2012 – Amigurumi Crochet

I Can’t See To Take My Own Advice – 07/20/2012 – Crochet Blanket

The foam, it was puffy… – 08/03/2012  – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Purple Snoopy (But Not Grape Flavored) – 08/13/2012 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

Extras – 09/28/2012 – Embroidery Baby Sleepers and Baby Bibs

But It’s Too Hot – 04/08/2013 – Embroidery Bathrobes

The Long and Winding Road – 07/08/2013 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

But What About Me? – 08/19/2013 – Embroidery Man’s Shirt

Just Three Inches More… – 05/23/2014 – Embroidery Woman’s Shirt

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 1 – 10/03/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 2 – 10/08/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

Several Snoopy’s But Just One Woodstock – Part 3 – 10/15/2014 – Amigurumi Crochet

What About The Scraps? – Part One – 06/20/2015 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes

What About The Scraps? – Part Two – 06/26/2015 – Embroidery Children’s Clothes


40 Posts about Peanuts and Snoopy so far and I have a few more scheduled very soon!

I must really like them!

I hope you do too!

Until next time Charlie Brown forth, and Snoopy on!


Purple Snoopy (But Not Grape Flavored)

For the white and purple floral knit fabric that was next in line to be sewn up, I decided on the Sew Easy 118 pattern that I had found hiding in the closet. It is an older pattern that I purchased at a thrift store many years ago. The pattern says it is for a child’s golf shirt, a tab front shirt. The pattern uses the cut tab method, like I used to make for the husband’s shirts, instead of the slit cut method of my newer tab front patterns.


After figuring out the embroidery issues with the white and purple floral knit, it was time to start the construction of the shirt using this pattern. The previous owner of this pattern had already traced this pattern in size 6, the smallest size for this pattern, so I decided to just make this size and save the tracing time. As I cut the fabric, I started to wish I had spent the time to trace the pattern myself. The previous tracer of this pattern did not care to trace any of the markings. Although this is something I would have done myself in my earlier years of sewing, I have learned over the years that marking grain line, some notches, and other details make the sewing process much easier later on. Now, don’t think that I trace every little notch and mark, but it is just that some of them are now important to me as I sew.


Because of this being an older style pattern, I did shorten the tab by 1.5 inches from what the pattern showed. I measured the slit tab patterns that I made last and made this cut tab the same length. I also noticed that because this is an older pattern that the sleeves are set in more, on the shoulder, not off the shoulder like newer patterns. This did not cause any problems in the construction, just a different look from the sleeves in the slit tab pattern. This also made the shirt look smaller than normal.


I decided to have a little fun with the collars on these. So, rather than make a collar from the pattern, I used a purchased collar from the stash on one of the shirts and ribbing on the other shirt. It was fun to change the pattern and make it unique, but I will say I missed the collar on the ribbing shirt. A few sewing sins are hid under the collar but with the ribbing, I had no place to hid these sins so I had be extra careful when I stitched the ribbing on that I sewed straight and ended the seams cleanly.


The embroidering of the Snoopy’s on the shirts was fun with the puffy foam. I did not know how using purple instead of black to outline Snoopy would look but I like the results a lot. I wouldn’t hesitate in using another color besides black again to outline a design in the future if the fabric and design called for it.


The double needle hems gave me a bit of trouble on these and I’m still not sure why, but the end results turned out nicely. With the shirts finished, they look small to me, like a size 4 instead of a size 6. But, as I said I am excited to have a little girl wear these shirts, not only to see how the embroidery design wears but also to see how the shirt fits so I can make more. I believe this pattern will become one of my regulars that I use often.

And Last In Box Number Three…

The contents of box number 3 is what made it easy to send a box of fabric to Good Will. Box 3 contained a lot of scraps. Although I find scraps useful to hang onto because I sew a lot of kid’s clothes, over the years I have found it easier and easier to just throw scraps away or to discern if there is any usable length to donate or use. Box 3 contained all three types of scraps, some went right to the garbage can, some went back into the stash but most had enough yardage to go into the donation pile.

In box 3 was some useful gray fleece scraps that were just perfect for some kids sweatshirts. I love gray sweatshirts and they are also so much fun to embroider on because almost any design looks good on them. So, these scraps made it to the sew now pile.


I laid out the gray scraps on my cutting table and then got out all my kid’s sweatshirt patterns in sizes 1 to 4. I started to arrange to pieces and quickly found that one size 1 shirt and one size 4 shirt fit the best. I cut out the pieces for them and then moved to the embroidery machine to get to work putting something fun on them.


Since many designs would look good on the shirts, I had a difficult time picking just two designs. But, in the end, I turned back to my Peanut’s designs. I picked two designs that I had never stitched before, one for a girl and one for a boy. The gray fleece embroidered beautifully and the designs turned out great. But then again, all Snoopy designs do in my opinion.


I then went back to the cutting table and picked colors for the ribbing which was easy after the embroidery was done. The sewing of sweatshirts went quickly and was great fun. Kid’s clothes are always fun to sew for me. They are usually simple and the results are always so cute.

Now, as I look at the pile of scraps destined for Good Will, I begin to second guess myself. The gray scraps were transformed into such cute clothes. Couldn’t the rest of these scraps turn into the same? Yes, they could, but I think I will let someone else have the fun of making those scraps into something. And so off to Goodwill they go!