Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Fabric Baskets and Accessories - more clothes upcycles

I'm into the final three weeks of clothes upcycling for my daughters' school carnival. I'm starting to get down to the smaller pieces of fabric and scraps, so I've been trying out some fabric flowers and attaching them to some waistband wrist cuffs and also a necklace as you can see in the above picture.
Here are the wrist cuffs I've made so far.

I think these are a good start, but I have a huge pile of waistband pieces to make these cuffs from.

And plenty of fabric scraps to embellish them with!  This is one project I'm also going to be taking into school and getting the kids to help with. It will be fun to see what they come up with to embellish these simple wrist cuffs!

I also made a few fabric baskets with some trouser legs too!

Today is also the first day back at school for my girls' final term of the year!  It's been wonderful having them home with me for the past two weeks, but I've now got the house to myself and a BIG to do list to get through - lots of sewing and plenty to share on the blog! I hope you'll come by each day to see more upcycling, tutorials and plenty of inspiration!

To see what else I've made for the school carnival so far, go here.
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  1. I loooove the necklace! And the wrist cuffs look like so much fun - that is a lotta jewelry if you use that whole pile!

    1. Thanks Michelle! Yes, I do have quite the pile of wrist cuffs. Don't know that they will all get made in time for the carnival. We'll see how many of the kids want to pitch in to help!!

  2. I love all of your creations but my favorite is also the necklace!

    Just followed you on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest - would love for you to connect with me on those networks as well!

    Have an amazing week and thanks for always being such a positive light at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy! :-)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, yes, the necklace is my favourite too! I'm following you back too!

  3. Hi Jill
    I love the necklace and accessories you made.
    Thanks for joining and sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Have an awesome week.
    Julie xo

  4. I love the fabric baskets idea! :D

  5. How neat! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. I love these and would certainly wear that necklace. I'd love to know how you make the flowers and how you secure the wrist bands? You can tell I'm not a sewer, I'm sure it will be obvious to others! Good luck to your daughter in final term of the year and I wish I was coming to the school carnival! thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure.

    1. Thanks Fiona! I really must make more of the necklaces!! I get lots of nice complements about mine!


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