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Transforming a Boring Shirt into a Cool One
(with recycled materials)
Once in a while, everyone find themselves in a situation when they would like some of the pieces of their wardrobe to be slightly different. Perhaps it's not in style anymore or just it doesn't fit your taste any longer. My problem was a shirt with "sentimental value" with more than one issue.
For this project I have used materials from my "sewing recycle box".
This is what you need to transform a boring shirt into a charming Provencal shirt:
*beads (different shapes, colours and sizes) - in the colours of the shirt (blue, orange, green, lavender..for my shirt)
*good quality metallic sewing machine thread (blue in my case)
*3 m (length) of white lace stripes, approximately 2-4 cm wide (in the base colour of the shirt)
All you need are beads, lace, metallic thread
and a sewing machine
This is where the change happens: (the sleeves and neck opening.)
Sew the opening with a metallic blue thread to create a nice finish on the edge. I did a zig-zag stitch.
Attach your lace strips to the bottom and sleeves. Use metallic blue thread and a zig-zag stitch.
Make lace bow tie from leftover lace and attach it by hand to the corner of the neck opening.
Start by adding beads as a necklace around the neck opening. I did the front side only, but -if desired- the back side can be beaded too.
A T-shirt with Charme Provencal.
Fur & leather hobo bag-recycled
|parts used and sewing of the bottom pocket|
|details of the bag: inside pockets, green handle attachment, round bottom with black rim, top opening "rope" with fur ends|
Lights-up Puppy backpack
Great for the school, made from recycled parts of fabrics and old favourite puppy toy with two lights up eyes.
Feet were made of black and brown leather sawn together so that brown part comes outside. While sewing main part of the bag I saw in these four legs.
After completing outer part I connected both parts with a hollow black leather rim. I inserted long shoe tie through so the leather can close this way in a front behind a head.
Leather woven bag
My first bag made on the loom from old leather skirts, fur and rope
Leather woven beretAll reused parts again: leather skirts and my long woven material that I plan to use for many projects.
My first project on the loom where I combined some left over cotton and wool treads.
It's small scarf but since it's my first weaving without any previous training or classes, I'm very happy about it.
Wild cat wallet-purse
Beginner craft. One of the first I did where I discovered that it's possible to make something out of nothing, from pieces of fabrics leathers etc..