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Repurpose: Tanks, Skirts & T-Shirts

Repurpose: Tanks, Skirts & T-Shirts
The heat is on in Chicago this year! And yes, I have summer clothes. But not enough of them (!) and... In this version, the tank is joined to an old curtain to create a cute new dress! Hot pink skirt becomes ... a hot dress! A variation on the TripOverJoy dress pictured above: An old T-shirt is joined to a knit-fabric skirt to create an awesome dress... tutorial care of PoldaPop Designs Dull t-shirt becomes a much less dull top ... Simple brown t-shirt gets some shape and a little orange pop care of Amie Almostly annoyingly simple... so effective. Your tired old tank and his (your?) Baggy old t-shirt turns into ... this! Amazingly creative refashion! An old grey skirt gets a sassy, halter makeover... This cute skirt was created from an old pair of pants This skirt, from an old t-shirt Men's clothing is always fair game in the world of refasioning! Ok ... so not a tank, t-shirt or skirt. Need a little personality with that upcycle? Still have old maternity shirts hanging around ... make a dress! Related:  Recycle Upcycle Refashion DIY

10 Sweet Refashioned Dresses Home » Fashion, Headline, Roundup-Ideas, Wearable Crafts 16 January 2014 12,900 views 4 Comments by Becky Striepe Could your wardrobe use a little bit of oomph? Shopping for new dresses can get expensive, and thrift store finds often need some love to look current and stylish. Check out these DIY fashion ideas to help you refashion some of your old clothes into cute dresses or give an old dress a brand new life. Pollock-Style Upgrade - Does your favorite dress have an unsightly stain? Have you guys done any cool dress refashioning? Disclosure: this article may contain affiliate links or other forms of sponsored content. Pajama Eaters - Downloadable Pattern - Sew Fearless There are few new additions to our household. Each of these helpful and huggable creatures lives on a small bed, and has quite an appetite for clean-but-not-squeeky pajamas. We feed them every morning and they give back the jammies at night. Isn’t that nice of them? We call them our Pajama Eaters. Project Materials For this project you will need: 1 yard of fabric (42″ wide) for the monster’s body and limbsA fat quarter (18″ x 22″), or 1/2 yard cut of fabric for the mouth and pillow liningFabric scraps for applique eyes and for the soles of the feet9″ x 12″ sheet of white felt for teeth12″ zipper that matches the mouth fabricFiber-fillSewable iron-on adhesive like Heat ‘n’ Bond Lite for the eye appliquesmatching threadsThe Usual Sewing Implements – sewing machine, pins, hand sewing needle, scissors, etc I used quilter’s cotton to make the monsters pictured (except the hot pink material is corduroy). Download the Pattern and Directions This pattern has been moved to my pattern shop!

5 Sexy Ways To Upcycle Old Clothing Upcycled designs often emphasize radical do-it-yourself transformations, but some of the most simple ideas can have dramatic impacts. These clothing conversions illustrate the ease with which people can upcycle ordinary objects and make them extraordinary, turning formless junk shirts clothes into elegant tops, bottoms and sexy dresses. Mari Santos does more than just recycle small-scale clothing extras into new, well-fitting and sufficiently stylish upcycled outfits – she shows how much potential exists in upcycling extremely plain everyday objects, things we would normally trash without a second look. A baggy t-shirt is one of the most ubiquitous items of excess clothing you can find in almost any closet.

DIY; Carpet Clutch Sometimes the best inspiration comes from those around you. I've been in a home redecorating mood lately. Getting ready for winter making our place cozy and warm and well lit to compensate for time change. This started with a good old fall cleaning and temporarily ended with the purchase of a new couch! A new couch which then brought on a spree of re-arranging, re-furnishing, shelf building, lamp hanging and so on. All of which has occupied the majority of my free time and creativity. Since then I've been in a bit of a creative lull, could be that all I want to do is hang out on my new couch but I've spent hours upon hours searching my favourite blogs (and new ones) for a good DIY idea and nothing has come to me. Materials needed: Piece of Carpet 1ft x 1ft' 3 inches Piece of material for lining Old belt or inch wide strip of leather 2 inches longer then carpet Jewellery making head pin, with decorative top Pins Thread Scissors Needle Nose pliers Speed-Sew glue, or other strong adhesive Xo Austere

20-Minute Spring Sweater Redo -- Tatertots and Jello <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered wpgb_shadowed"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><img class="enable-pib-img-under" src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon" data-recalc-dims="1"/></div>Thanks for coming by! I try to feature a new creative tutorial every day -- and I'd love to have you follow along: <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to my email updates</strong></a> or <a href=" rel="nofollow">come follow along on Facebook</a>.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I had some leftover supplies from a few projects and decided to redo one of my Spring sweaters. I hardly ever wore this sweater before because it was always kind of — BLAH… So — if you want a quick, easy way to add some pizazz to a sweater — try this! First I covered the buttons with fabric. Have a great day! I’m linking up to:

Walli The Whale {Tutorial} Meet Walli! She loves to splash around and have a blast! Okay enough with the rhymes. :) Here are the instructions to make this adorable whale, which can also be used multipurpose as a Pillow Pet! Please, don't redistribute or sell this pattern and/or items made from this pattern and tutorial. I reserve all rights to my patterns. After printing & cutting out your pattern pieces, you need to assemble them as illustrated above. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What child wouldn't want this adorable whale? Walli jumping over Baby Girl! This was probably the easiest stuffed animal I've made. Well, that's it.

Messenger Bag From Cargo Pants Want to make one of these? From a pair of these? Here's the tutorial! Materials: 1 pair cargo pants (from the going to Goodwill pile of course) 1/2 yard lining material bias tape (store bought or make your own) thread {1/4" seam allowances throughout} Getting started... Take your pair of cargo pants and cut the inseam of each leg of the pants up to the crotch area. Cut the bag exterior pieces: front flap (this is where the cargo pocket comes in handy - cool pockets you don't have to sew!) Cut the same size pieces from the lining material. Make the strap by placing the long pieces right sides together, sew down each side. Now make the front flap. Assembling the lining: Take gusset pieces (2 sides and a bottom) and sew the short ends together. Lay your connected gusset pieces right sides together on top of the front of the bag piece, pin, sew. Lay the back of the bag down and set the front/gusset piece on top, pin in place. Make the exterior just like you did the lining of the bag.

Summer Dress- 3 hems Yet another Kitty dress tutorial! You know if I was able to do it, then it is super easy! Only 3 stitches needed, and minimal measuring! If you can sew a pillow- you can sew this :) First I found this fabric at Goodwill. Here are the very basic instructions. Yeah, not super detailed but there really isnt much to it! Extra tips: I guessed on the amount of fabric. The hem for the elastic- I folded over twice to make sure it would be secure and not unravel. Make sure your elastic is tight around your chest. You may not even need to hem the bottom. Of course I've got to give GmaV alot of the credit- she is the sewing master around here. Thanks to my new years resolution not to purchase clothes- I've been learning all kinds of dress tips and tricks!

Anthropologie Western Shirt Refashion Tutorial August 26, 2009 7:49 pm I love all these tops from Anthropologie. I also love that Western boots are coming back in! Anyhow, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on one of theses shirts because it’s a trendier item, so I decided to do a refashion and a tutorial for it! Here is the shirt I started with. I just used another shirt I had that I liked the fit of to cut out my desired shape. Here it is after I cut it out. Now take the original sleeves. Now I ruffle them in my machine. Pin the sleeves to the shirt’s arm holes, right sides of the fabric facing together. Sew or serge them to the shirt. But I wanted to add sleeve pick ups. Fold them in half and iron them. Fold your sleeves up to the length where you want the pick up to be. Pin the pick up inside the shirt and sew it in place. Now measure where you want your button to be. I got these awesome gentleman’s buttons and attached them per the instructions on the package. Next you need to mark the pickup where you need to do a button hole.

Plain Jane Canvas Shoes Restyle Hi, Skunkboy friends! I'm Jodie, crafter and stitcher of Lova Revolutionary and author of Happy Stitch. Summer time is just my favorite and I love a simple pair of canvas shoes to slip on for some quick outings to the park, to take to the beach, and to play with the pooch in! I picked up a pair recently but decided they needed a little something-something to make them extra cute. I thought I'd share this little restyle DIY with you, so you can stitch up a cute pair or perk up a pair you have already! Supplies: canvas shoes, several colors of embroidery floss, thick hand sewing needle, needle gripper (optional), pencil Step 1: Simply sketch out your design on your shoes with a regular pencil, careful to leave some space around the edge. Step 2: Begin filling in your design using some easy embroidery stitches. Step 3: When you are finished with each floss color, tie a knot on the inside to secure your thread. Stitch How-To: Thanks, Jodie, for this adorable DIY!

J. Crew Ribbon Neckline Refashion Tutorial October 25, 2009 7:56 am J. Crew- You’re killing me. I can’t keep up with all your fun shirts. I fell in love with this shirt from J. So here’s my imitation tutorial. I got this peachy pink fabric and cut a strip double the length of the neckline and about 2 inches wide. Fray check the sides. Beginning at the end of the collar make tucks and pin in place. Tuck in and out, around, up and down(however you want) around the entire colar, pinning in place as you go. Here’s an up close of how mine looks. Then you just need to stitch it in place. An up close… There’s ONE more thing I did that I didn’t photograph. Here’s my sister wearing it for me. Isn’t it lovely? Got more J.

D.I.Y. | A summer clutch / Una pochette estiva | vannalisascafaria L’estate non è più un lontano miraggio. Finalmente sta per arrivare ed è divertente scovare qualcosa di nuovo da indossare. Quest’anno impazzano le pochette, clutch o borse a mano che dir si vogliano. Alcune hanno prezzi proibitivi e, francamente, spendere cifre da capogiro per una borsa (diciamocelo) non comodissima sarebbe pura follia. [ Summer is coming and it's funny looking for something new to wear. Io ho utilizzato una tovaglietta americana per la prima colazione in foglie di banano, due scampolini di tessuto di cotone da utilizzare come “soffietti” laterali, una vecchia cintura, colla a caldo e filo di cotone mouliné in tinta. [ I used a place mat made of palm leaves, two little fabric scraps as side strips, an old belt, a glue gun and mouliné cotton thread. Le misure dell’americana sono orientativamente di cm.50 x cm.30. [ Place mat's measures are approximately in. 19,69 x in.11,81. La pochette è stata pronta in un attimo! Condividi!

10 Ways To Turn A Scarf Into A Vest When we stumbled across this gorgeous DVF scarf vest on Shopbop the other day, we were intimidated by the $295 price tag but super inspired by the design. Not only do we have a surplus of colorfully patterned scarves, but vests happen to be one of the best ways to transition summer clothes into early autumn. So, instead of creating one way to turn a scarf into a vest, we created 10! Half of these how-tos involve a sewing machine or needle and thread, and the other half are created with a few clever knots. Here we go! 1. The contrast of a highly structured belt and flowing jersey knit makes for a gorgeous little piece. The first thing to do is cut off the buckle or d-ring at the end of your belt and sew off the end. 2. We promise, you will use this one more than you think. It works for just about any long scarf. 3. The steps for this are in the title! Take two summery silk scarves. 4. Ok, maybe this is a little risqué to wear just as a halter, but it definitely echoes summer halter style. 5.

Neon Tshirt Reconstruction I actually made this last summer, and just had never made a tutorial for it. I love this dress, it is sooooo bright!!! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Please excuse my lazy summer hair. Follow Can Can Dancer via Bloglovin for more DIY tutorials.