The internet is swimming with tutorials for No Sew Tutu’s exactly like this one. Maybe it’s because they are just so ridiculously easy, fast and fun to make.
What? You haven’t seen it 23 times elsewhere yet? Fantastic! Because I’ve also written a tutorial here just for you. Continue reading
I unfortunately can’t take credit for all these dolls. My friend Kris made four in the time it took me to make one! Her two are on the left and Poppet cried when I took the pink one away from her.
I recently stumbled across the incredible website “Dolly Donations”, which assists those who wish to make dolls for children in need. Continue reading
I think I like bunting. Maybe even … REALLY like it. Continue reading
Sometimes a refashion is as simple as a restyle. Changing the way something is worn. And the changes don’t need to be major either. Continue reading
Been there and got the t-shirt, right? The only problem is, the t-shirt they gave you was made for a man and, well, you’re not a man. So here’s a 10 minute fix to help make it more curve friendly. Continue reading
It’s freezing here today! Not that you know it by the photo here. My neighbours must think I’m crazy now (or maybe just crazier). I took the above pic when it was raining and icy cold outside ’cause I didn’t like the light indoors. I’m sure it’s snowing on the hills behind us today … brrr!!
So after my swift thrift the other weekend, I couldn’t wait to rip into this project.
It’s wonderfully easy and makes the use of an existing hem which is fab ’cause I don’t enjoy doing those much. In fact, projects have been left unfinished for weeks due to hemming procrastination **turning to view my pile of such projects**.
If I had a garish patterned shirt around, I think this would be the ideal project for it, so I’m on the prowl.
This is a good one for beginners to tackle and, now that we know what we’re doing, would take about 1-2 hours to whip up.
Whenever winter hits, I feel a compulsive urge to knit. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s the roaring fire and lack of enthusiasm for moving off the couch in the evenings. Whatever it is, my scarf collection is growing larger by the year! Continue reading
I hate sewing zips and buttonholes. It’s almost enough to put me off a pattern. So I often avoid them where possible, but realistically, all my clothes can’t be fastened with velcro or snaps. Darn.
This is why refashioning is so perfect. All the hard work is already done and I can just update the final look. Ideal for lazy sewers (me!) and beginners too. Continue reading
Now, I know leggings are so cheap to buy that making some seems a waste of time (unless, of course, you choose to refashion for ethical reasons). But after being housebound with various ills and chills for what felt like weeks, but may have only been a few days, I needed some sanity sewing. Continue reading
We’re still waiting for the arrival of our little one, but it means I have a little time free to share this gorgeous upcycle project with you.
I found this clever tutorial on craftster.org about a year ago but haven’t had anyone to make it for, so it’s just been bookmarked on my computer for such a time as this.
You essentially take a men’s shirt, turn it backwards and chop the sleeves to make a dress. Then you create straps and add detail such as ruffles for a splash of contrast. Of course, the tutorial is a lot more thorough so be sure to check it out!
I love that no-one would suspect it’s humble origins too. I always like my upcycling projects to not actually look upcycled.