12 Upcycled Sewing Pattern Tissue Ideas

1. Create cute sewing/craft room wall decor with by filling an embroidery hoop like this by Natalme 

2. Follow this DIY Sewing Pattern by Sadie Seasongoods for lovely framed wall art

6. Make a Vintage Sewing Pattern Wreath like this one by Number Fifty-Three

12. Use iron-on vinyl to turn paper sewing patterns into durable fabric for crafts like these Christmas Stockings


New in thee Shop: Upcycled Denim Patchwork Crossbody Bags with Boro/Sashiko Stitching

These two bags started out like my bags usually do, with remnants of jeans patchworked together. To be honest I used to be unable to fathom leaving raw fabric edges like this (like I was certain it would all come undone and fall apart) but I've definitely come around to the aesthetic. I actually really like it and with the added boro/sashiko stitching, it takes it to another level. The stitching definitely took much longer than I anticipated. So I did give in and use a couple of my machine stitches to mix it up and save my hands a bit. At the moment I'm not absolutely sure whether I'll be making more like these but I probably will lol. 

This bag with the dark gold thread can be found in the shop, here

You can find this bag with the white thread 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


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