Thursday, September 22, 2016

Squeezing in a quick clothes upcycle - fabric origami bag from sleepwear



I've been doing some teaching work for a couple of weeks so I haven't had much time for sewing and blogging. However, I did manage to slip in a quick little upcycle yesterday.

After upcycling the old school uniforms in my stash over the past few weeks, I moved onto the next clothing item I found - nightwear!  I had an old nightie and a pair of PJ shorts.

Yesterday I cut up the nightie - to make a fabric origami bag using my own tutorial here. This one I made from a couple of old sundresses that my girls grew out of years ago!


And here's the one I made yesterday using my old nightie!

The straps are just perfect for the drawstrings for the bag too!


They are such soft and pretty little bags, and so easy to make. They make great gift bags or little toiletry bags. I think I might claim this one for myself!


This isn't the first time I've made a bag like this from old nighties. I did the same a few years ago with others!


So now the only item of sleepwear I have left to upcycle is this pair of PJ shorts, (and a little extra fabric from the nightie too).

I only have two more days of teaching work, then should have more time to get back into my sewing and upcycling!  I will share soon what I make next!

Any and all suggestions welcome.

For plenty more clothes upcycling ideas and inspiration, do take a look at the ongoing long term linky for clothes upcycling projects and feel free to add your own projects and ideas too!


I shall be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons and direct links can be found on my linky party page.



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