Eco-Friday: Upcycling Tutorials

Eco-Friday… sharing my eco finds from the making and crafting world this week!

This week, I’m looking at upcycling tutorials! Hold on to those old clothes, sheets and towels, there is life in them yet!

Make your own t-shirts
The Crafty Kitty | Upcycled Sewing Tutorials

Cheap, fast fashion often has hidden costs. Upcycling textiles to create wardrobe basics is a great way to keep your wardrobe spending low, but produce really versatile items for your kid’s wardrobe. T-shirts are a great place to start your upcycling journey.

Left to Right: t-shirt from baby blanket from sew delicious; kid’s t-shirt from adult’s t-shirt from sew jereli

Accessories

The Crafty Kitty | Upcycled Sewing Tutorials
Clockwise from top left: braided t-shirt bracelets from henry happened; this knotted headband from the tangled knot can be made from upcycled t-shirts, as shown by love stitched; keep your fingers cozy with this super quick fingerless gloves tutorial from maker mama

For the home

http://buzzmills.typepad.com/blog/2012/04/upcycled-fabric-buckets.html
fabric storage bucket by buzzmills

Think outside the box

The Crafty Kitty | Upcycled Sewing TutorialsAbby from things for boys, shows you that it isn’t just garments that you can create from upcycled textiles.

Left to right: shopping bag; wash cloths; polar bear wash mitt

Just for fun…

The Crafty Kitty | Upcycled Sewing Tutorials
Superhero Cape Tutorial from The Southern Institute

One thought on “Eco-Friday: Upcycling Tutorials

  1. January 25, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Great round up! I’m finding it so hard to throw away any old fabric items these days…so many possibilities!!

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