Obi Belt Pattern

Obi Belt from Shirt Remnants Print out the pattern obibeltpattern (Print at 100% A4) Materials: Front 22” x 6” Back 22” x 6” Interfacing 22” x 6” (Medium weight) Sewing thread Embroidery thread (Optional) Lace pieces (Optional) Ribbon 1” wide by 36” x 2 For this Obi Belt I sewed together remnants of shirt materials left […]

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Shirt Collars to Tote Bag

As part of the shirt project the first item to be remade was this cute tote bag. Using the ten collars from the initial shirts a patchwork styled bag evolved. Because the shirts were different in styles and sizes I decided to place the smaller ones to the top and the larger to the bottom. […]

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How to Make – Upcycled Wool Tartan Blanket Coat

Materials: Wool Blanket (57″ x 42″ / 145 cm x 107 cm) Bias Binding (just under 2 meters  / 2.5 yards) Machine sewing thread (colour to match the bias binding) Kilt Pin to close the coat Tools: Scissors Measuring tape Needle and thread for tacking Sewing machine & a standard machine needle size 14 Tailor […]

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Make your own Blanket Tote Bag Tutorial

Materials: Wool Blanket (I sourced this one in a charity shop) Lace (8 ½” / 22cm) Leather Straps (22” x 1 ½” / 56 cm x 4 cm) (I used an old leather skirt again sourced from a charity shop for this project) Studs to add embellishment to the front of the bag. (Optional – […]

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