New in thee shop: Upcycled Kantha Quilt and Denim Bags

I was given this Kantha cloth piece to work with a while back. I was able to make to bags with it. The fabric did have two sides but since it was hand sewn together I was only able to showcase one. The unused side was hot pink with a simple floral design. The orange, more geometric design you see is what I preferred to use. The orange and navy blue in the design went really well with denim in my opinion. So I made a zippered cross body bag and a tote. Both adorned with my upcycled denim tassels, cotton lace trim and a couple jean belt loops with thick thread.

You can find the bags in the shop here.

DIY Upcycled Plastic Bottle Cap Pincushion Ring

For this little project, I re-used a small gatorade bottle cap. In my opinion it's the perfect size for a pincushion ring. The regular size gatorade bottle cap is probably perfect for a pincushion bracelet.

I referenced the tutorials below, they were super helpful. One thing I did different though, was use a leather hole punch to make the holes in the cap for the elastic. As long as the plastic isn't too thick it should do it, it did the gatorade cap.

Basically all you do is take a thin elastic and run it through the holes. Make it loop and your size then knot the ends in place. I made my fabric circle 4 inches in diameter (using some leftover cotton from this previous refashion of mine). Gathered it, stuffed it and hot glued it into place. Lastly, I took a 3/4 inch cotton lace trim and wrapped it around the lid edge for embellishment.

Or maybe you don't want a ring and would rather take a candlestick holder and upcycle it into a multiple pincushions holder like this one:

Or create whole new apparatus with old silver and have space for just not pins but other sewing notions as well, like this one by Todolwen


New in thee shop: Upcycled Woven Sweatshirt Table Runner Tote Bags with Denim and Cotton

These upcycled totes were made from woven sweatshirt table runners, remnants of jeans and cotton webbing for straps. They are partially lined (the bottom denim) with a matching blue mens cotton dress shirt. Each bag has pockets on front and back. You can check out the bags in shop, here.


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