Thursday, June 23, 2011

Handmade Thursday ~ Upcycling

For Handmade Thursday linkup over at White Lily Greens blog this week im showing you what ive managed to make with 1 of my daughters outgrown school dresses that had a paint stain on so no good for the charity shop ....... i didn't want to just bin it as the gingham fabric is actually quiet nice lol

So first up take 1 old dress

Take it apart ..........

And use your imagination!!

Ive managed so far to make the following items, ok my sewing skills aint that good but this is all good practice using my machine and learning :)

First up a carrier bag holder ....

Second up is a pin/needle wallet thingy ma jig lol well its got felt fabric pages inside to hold all my needles etc

And then this its just a little sachet bag, am gonna make a couple more as i've still got fabric left and fill them with lavender from the garden to make the cupboards etc smell nice.

And lastly a little rosette flower that i'll attach to a hairfrip for DD will also make some more of these!

So give recycling a go you can make all sorts with scraps of fabric :)

Thanks for reading my blog and if you'd like to check out what fellow crafty bloggers have been creating this last week then head over to white lily greens blog where all the linkups are.

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  1. Oh Jane these are fabulous!!!

    I love the bag holder and the needlecase - well in fact all of them.

    What a great idea, not scrap wasted. x

  2. I did not imagine you would get so much out of the dress, I'm so impressed, such pretty things, I love them all!!!

  3. Oh lovely makes Jane. All that from one dress. And I do think you underestimate your sewing skills....
    Found you through the White Lily Green linkie BTW.

  4. Thanks for all the lovely comments its great recycling stuff just a bit of imnagination and some spare time :)

    Amanda ive still not used all the fabric from the dress can make a few more of the sachet bags and rosettes yet!

    Becks thanks for the comments x

  5. I love gingham fabric :) You seem to have made loads out of one dress! I especially like the carrier bag thingamajig xxx

  6. how cuteeee...i absolutely love gingham fabric and that is a great idea to recycle! love all the things you made from it, you're so creative!

  7. Wow! What an fab idea!!!!! Thank you for linking up! LOve it!!

  8. Oh gingham is my absolute favourite. Love the rosette flower best.