One of the reasons why I love sewing so much is because it can be anything you want it to be. You can scrounge-sew and repurpose to save money (yes, it’s possible); or, you can use fine fitting and couture techniques to get clothing you would never get otherwise. You can do crafts, home dec, dolls, toys, clothing, anything you want.
Today I went the gamut. At a free style show given by a local sewing shop, I got lots of (unexpectedly) cute ideas for repurposing thrift store items. I also went to a class on how to make high-end t-shirts – the kind that cost a lot of money to buy. There was more, but these were my two favorites from today.
Some of the repurposing/recycling ideas – I think some of these would make great projects for kids (sorry for the poor picture quality):
Men’s button-down shirts to pillows (unbutton to insert pillow form, and to remove later for washing):
Men’s shirt to little girl’s dress:
Men’s shirts to aprons (surprisingly cute!):
Old book to sewing kit:
Men’s wool suit to computer bag:
Old wool skirt to messenger bag:
Old ties to cute handbag:
And now, some of the beautiful t-shirts from Londa’s Creative Threads (much prettier in person, but this gives you some idea – click to enlarge):