So I’ve been following along this month at No Big Dill with her Once Upon a Thread series. It’s a whole month of sewing projects inspired by children’s books. And it’s been amazing. I love the whole idea of it. After making the pots for Play Eats at Project:Project, I felt like those new pots needed something new and fun to go in them. And then I thought about one of my favorite books as a kid, More Spaghetti I Say by Rita Golden Gelman, illustrated by Mort Gerberg .
We all loved this book so much that when my mom divvied up all her children's books for us daughters last year, this was one that we all fought over. I didn’t win that particular fight. But a quick stop at Amazon consoled my loss.
My kids had never read this book, so when it came, I gathered them ‘round and was surprised that I still pretty much had the book memorized. My boys loved the book, giggling at the pictures and the rhyming. After a few readings, even my two-year old was quoting it at length.
So gather your scraps of whatever non-fraying, soft material you have, and arrange them in groups of similar sizes, stacked as thick as your rotary cutter, or scissors, will slice.
Slice about 1/4 inch width and however long you want your noodles. Keep the slices stacked/grouped in layers about 3-5 noodles.
Grab a stack of sliced noodles and run it through your machine at the center of the noodles with a zig-zag stitch.
Now this is important: DON’T CUT THE THREAD! Keep adding stacks of noodles every .5 inch or so until you have a noodle chain.
And that’s it.
The noodles are free to wiggle and be all loose and fun to play with, while still staying part of one whole, that doesn’t make a mess or get scattered.