For this week's clothes upcycle I decided to take just one pair of shorts and some fabric from my stash and see what I could get out of them.
The shorts were a men's pin stripe pair. A little bit worn in places but generally in good condition.
I matched the shorts up with some soft cotton doggie fabric I had.
I made... A drawstring bag.
With some of the doggies from the co-ordinating fabric stitched to the outside and I used one of the back pocket pieces for the other side of the bag. it is lined with the doggie fabric.
I also made a notebook cover, which fits the small exercise books our kids use in school every year (they measure 22.5 x 17.5cm (9 x 7")) I used the other back pocket on the front of this cover so you could keep a pen or pencil handy with it.
I then unpicked the zip from the shorts and used that to make a small zipped pouch.
Finally I used up some scraps to make and stuff a small keyring.
This is all that's left over from the shorts now, the waistband, some scraps and a mini pocket.
I've put these away with my other clothes left over scraps for future projects.
So I'm quite pleased with what I managed to upcycle one pair of shorts into:
I think they'll make a nice little 'set' for the school carnival stall.
To see what else I've made so far from old clothes to sell at our school carnival - go here.
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