For a bit of fun I decided to see what I could make from the one of those pleated tweed tartan wool skirts, which I traditionally think of older ladies wearing… frustratingly I didn’t take a picture before I started!
Naturally I started with unpicking all the seams/darts at which point my daughter begged for me for a skirt in the style of the original skirt.. (I sewed back in the pleats!)
It’s not the most pratical skirt for a 5 year old as dry clean only, but I have a suspicion she won’t wear it often!
The remaining fabric was felted it in the washing machine (running through on the 90 degree cycle) to create a lovely soft fabric. With my slight current obsession with recycled bags I of course set too and made one:)
I was left with two odd shaped and small pieces of fabric. What next? A small make up bag, pin cushion, flower broach, decorated hair pin, book cover? In the end I decided on projects I have been meaning to make for a while..
The finish on this pincushion recycled jar is far from professional, good job I was not planning on adding them to my Etsy shop then!!
I am far happier with my E-Book cover 🙂
and lastly a flower corsage. What would you make??
I have shared this on Handmade Monday over at Handmade Harbour, why not check out the other lovely items people have added?
Whilst tidying my studio and making knitting needle rolls I have been contemplating various ways of storing my precious knitting needles.
Why not reuse an item from around your home?
Although I have to admit to craving a beautiful upcycle wine crate:
How do you store your knitting needles? Check out my knitting needles case tutorial here.
This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles. It uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and the smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.
The finished knitting needle organizer case measures 18 by 12″, with 9″ deep pockets to hold the knitting needles in, and a 6″ deep pocket for smaller items.
You will need:
Base fabric 14″ by 98″
First Contrasting fabric:
10″ by 14 one piece – crochet pocket
2 by 14″ one piece
Second contrasting fabric:
2 by 14″ one piece
7″ by 14 ” one piece
Fold the bottom of the base fabric in by 9 1/2″. Press.
I like to decorate the outside of the bag with the two remaining strips of contrasting fabric.
Excellent, one finished bag, all within an hour:)
If having read all the instruction you would rather buy one please check out my Etsy shop🙂