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:)
I thought I would share with you some ideas for those shirts you may be parting with…
My husband has had a great sort out, so I have lots of shirts for recycling:)
Recycled Shirt Ideas:
I started with making some PE Kit Drawstring bags for restocking my Etsy shop. There are lots of tutorials available on the internet for making drawstring bags, but I did particularly like one which suggested strengthening the corners of the base of the bag. It’s worth reading a few as different tutorials give different perspectives:)
But I was then left with a sizeable pile of fabric, so I have had a go at making children’s party bags, with boys in mind…
There are of course lots of other ideas available on the internet, here are some of my favourites:)
Sadly my husband prefers short-sleeved shirts!!
To purchase a PE Kit bag, or children’s bag visit my Etsy Shop.