We’ve been having a bit of a clothes clear out here this week and found quite a few things that no longer fit, including a pair of jeans that had become far too short…seemingly overnight! I already have a little collection of outgrown jeans with worn out knees, that I plan to turn into a scrappy denim quilt, once I have enough of them.
There was an old pair of cargo pants which could be turned into a messenger bag.
This cushion is made from an old t-shirt, although it needs quite a large one, I don’t think any of my children’s cast offs will be big enough!
If, like me, you only have smaller t-shirts you could try making these flowers instead.
We also found some old bedlinen that we no longer use and I remembered Twiglet mentioning a very worthwhile project on her blog, that aims to Dress a Girl Around the World. The dresses are made from an old pillowcase, although you could use fabric instead. It takes less than a metre if you use this tutorial, which includes a printable pattern and is fairly straightforward if you have basic sewing skills.
I think these dresses are so cute and I’ve come across lots of different versions all around the blogosphere. My daughter is sadly much too big to be wanting one herself, but now we can make one for another little girl somewhere in the world.
That’s it for this week. I hope you’ll join me again next Friday for some more fun things to do during the school holidays.