Make your dog happy and turn your old mattress into a dog bed instead of throwing it away! Making a mattress dog bed is easy, cheap and eco-friendly! Your dog will love this cozy dog bed! 😀 Continue reading Make A Dog Bed With An Old Mattress – Tutorial
An easy and genius way to turn handkerchiefs into an airy lace top – the Edwardian handkerchief camisole is perfect for hot summer days!
In the Edwardian era, the handkerchief camisole was of course part of the lingerie, but today you can wear it as pretty lace top! The Edwardian handkerchief camisole is easy and fast to make – no pattern (or fitting) needed. And another bonus point: Because the handkerchiefs are already hemmed, there’s only minimal sewing required! Continue reading Handkerchief To Top Refashion – Edwardian Handkerchief Camisole
Don’t throw away too small clothes, refashion them! I turned my old denim coat that didn’t fit me anymore into a pleated denim skirt!
I don’t like to throw away old and too small clothes. Instead I refashion them into something I can wear again Continue reading Too-Small Denim Coat To Skirt Refashion
Learn to make an authentic Victorian rag ball for your kid, pup, or as decoration.
In the Victorian era, a rag ball was a toy of poor children. Old rags and fabric scraps were wound into a ball and covered with ball stitches to hold the rags together: ‘Ball Stitch – A stitch used in making ornamental balls for children.’ (Embroidery Stitches, 1872, p. 9)
Rag balls were popular Victorian Christmas presents. Victorian mothers would make rag balls for their toddlers, while kids could make their own rag balls – rag balls are so easy and fast to make! And cheap too – using just what you’d usually throw away!
Today, rag balls are still popular: They are a favorite decoration at Christmas time. Or you could make a rag ball as soft toy ball for your baby or toddler. ‘There are innumerable games to be played with a soft ball which the very tiny children even can enjoy and profit by.’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2) And if you don’t have a toddler, your pup would love a new toy too! Continue reading Victorian Rag Ball – Tutorial
Upcycle ugly, ill-fitting espadrilles into cute DIY espadrilles that match your outfit!
I made shoes again! Yay! 😀 This time I upcycled ugly espadrilles that didn’t fit very well. I used leftover mint-green denim fabric from my jeans-to-skirt refashion and made matching mint green espadrilles! I love how they turned out and they’re so comfortable to wear! Continue reading DIY Espadrilles – Shoe Making Tutorial
Make a cute DIY octopus dog toy with jeans pockets!
This DIY octopus dog toy out of old jeans is a great project for sewing beginners because it doesn’t matter if the seams are uneven! Your pup will love it just the same! For the denim toy you’re going to need two jeans pockets, some denim fabric for the “octopus tentacles” and old fabric scraps for stuffing. I used the jeans pockets that were leftover from my 5 DIY No-Sew Recycled Denim Dog Toys.
Note: If your pup is a heavy chewer, like mine, it’s best to omit the octopus tentacles! My puppy loved the tentacles but she chewed them off in about 10 minutes! 😉 But the rest of the dog toy is still holding up. Continue reading DIY Octopus Dog Toy Out Of Old Jeans
A quick and easy men’s polo shirt to women’s top refashion!
If you read my blog regularly, you know that I love to refashion old clothes into cute new clothes! Mint green is my favorite color so I was happy when I found this old men’s polo shirt while cleaning out grandma’s house. Continue reading Men’s Polo Shirt To Women’s Top Refashion
DIY boho pom pom dog collar – made from scratch with linen webbing and DIY colorful yarn pom poms!
Turn an ordinary dog collar into a cute and colorful summer dog collar with DIY yarn pom poms! 😀 Continue reading DIY Boho Pom Pom Dog Collar
This is part two about my 1950s-style dress with close-up pictures and constructions details. Continue reading 1950s-Style Pink Gingham Dress – Details
Pink is one of my favorite colors and I absolutely love gingham – I think pink gingham looks so summery! So some years ago I sewed this 1950s-style dress with pink and white gingham. Continue reading 1950s-Style Pink Gingham Dress