This week has been busy writing guest posts and magazine articles. My research reminded me of the shocking amount of fabric that geos to landfill.
The ‘Valuing our clothes’ report from Wrap includes news that around 350,000 tonnes (31%) of used clothing out of a total of 1.13 million tonnes are sent to landfill. There are so many different uses for used clothing, reusing as clothing, recreating in to new items – even as simple as your household cloths, or using as packaging.
My new ranges are perfect for fabric scraps, hence avoiding land fill:)
To make you own fabric flower corsage check out my tutorial here.
To make your own shirt sleeve upcycled bottle bag your will need a long sleeves shirt, some ribbon and preferably a sewing machine.
Cut your shirt sleeve to length 34cm
Stitch along the bottom.
Fold the fabric in half, pin and stitch like this.
This creates a rectangle shape at the bottom for the bottle to sit in. Place your bottle inside and tie with a ribbon.
This week I will be busy adding my new ranges to my Etsy shop. I know a lot of makers have been super organised and working on Christmas for a few months now, but it still seemed a bit early for me!
As usual I am stopping by Handmade Harbour, hope you have a had a good creative week:)
We have recently had the builders in, lets just say I am delighted they came, and then went!!!
The tot now has a double bedroom and his toys are now in his room, hurray for an adult space in the front room in the evenings!
We are rather partial to foot puffs for sitting on, leaning against whilst sitting on the floor playing trains/cars/tower building – you get the picture. So I was delighted to pick up a new to us foot puff in the local fantastic charity shop – just required a new cover and few extra polystyrene beads. Perfect for his new room:)
I happened to have rather a large stash of jeans from maternity leave days, a perfect blue colour, and hard wearing for a boys bedroom. Five pairs of jeans, plus two denim skirts later and I have a new foot pouf:)
I had a debate about sharing what not to do, or a step by step how to – this feels somewhat more positive attitude to take! Tips for recovering your own foot pouf (or should I say learn from my mistakes!).
One finished recycled upcycle denim foot pouf:)
What are you making with the remainder of your denim? Check out my denim pinterest board for more ideas:) http://pinterest.com/vickymcreations/denim-recycling/
As usual I will be stopping by Handmade Harbour to see what others have been making this week. Trusting you have a creative week,
This blog post is linked up here.
Welcome to those joining us as part of Creative Crafting blog tour, hope you are enjoying the various stops.
This is where I blog about items I make, either for our home or for sale. I often write about recycled and upcycled projects.
What do you make with your former shirts? I love upcycling former clothes into new creations, often favouring eco bags. Today I am going to share with you a tutorial for making a drawstring recycled bag, lined with shower curtain fabric. This makes it ideal for swimming gear.
Swimming Bag Tutorial
To make your own swimming bag you will need one shirt, plus lining. I suggest using shower curtain fabric to make it semi waterproof
You’ve done it… excellent one recycled swimming bag:)
Like me you probably have lots of the shirt left, this is what I made:
To celebrate taking part in my first ever blog hop I am offering a giveaway. Simply leave a comment stating which of the shirt items you would like and a random winner will be picked on Sunday the 11th August:) Plus as usual I am off to Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been making this week. thanks for taking the time and hope to see you again soon.