Saturday, March 3, 2012

inspired by: upcycling

Thrift stores, antique malls, and even Etsy shops are great places to find interesting vintage fabrics for sewing projects.

I bought some vintage pillow cases from this Etsy shop and made one into the daisy pillow cover shown above.  Shhhhhh... I have a pretty cool vintage pillow case project in process, but not ready to show yet!

I'm always on the lookout for great wool cardigans to make into pretty cardigan pillow covers.  Here's my cardigan pillow cover tutorial

When a bought a blanket on sale it came with two pillow shams that I didn't need.  So I made one sham into a gold pillow cover.

I always snatch up vintage leather belts to turn into bag straps like in this grain sack messenger bag.

What are your favorite things to upcycle in projects?


Liz said...

I like to use clothes I do not wear anymore and transform them into 'new' clothes for my little girls.

Kristin said...

Wow, you've made some fantastic things! I am currently making a Chevron quilt using a thrift shop sheet! Am looking forward to the reveal...

Inspired By Felicity said...

I like the leather belt on the bag idea, never thought about that before.

I would love to invite you to link up at my "Get Inspired" Monday blog hop, which is open for entries now. My favorites and topped clicked are featured on my blog and facebook.


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