Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Repurposing Fabric

Ever see something in a store like a man's shirt or shorts and liked the fabric, but didn't like what it was made to be? I did - I was in Goodwill (a thrift store) and I was in the little boy's section, and I saw this shirt and really liked the print, I had to buy it.

Little boy's shirt
This was months ago and knew I had to make something with it, but didn't know just what. Well, with recently making my pursellet bigger, I thought this print would work great and I was right.

Large Pursellet

Inside view

I like the lining fabric, I was lucky to find a blue that matched the accents of the main fabric. It's kind of fun thinking of things that can be made from other pieces of clothing. I once took a ladies large gaucho pants (really wide legged cropped pants) and made a bag out of part of the leg, I had lot's of fabric left over.  It came out kind of cool.

So next time you're out thrifting, be sure to check out the clothing section to see if there is anything that calls to you, begging to be made into something else.

Happy Crafting!


JOSEPH said...

I love this! I like the solid print inside too... mom would always look for a purse that had a lighter interior - she said although it will show dirt more easily, you can find your stuff against a lighter fabric than black! Great idea! I thought it was a dining room chair pillow or covered seat at first - another food repurposing idea!

Little Me said...

Thank you. I was happy when I found that blue fabric & it matched the blue in the print - it does look good together (the pics don't show the great colors well). Your mom was right, you can find stuff better with lighter fabric.

Have a great weekend!

Jill said...

Oh wow - another brilliant idea!! Great purslet!

I would love if you came and linked this project to my clothes upcycling project page. It has a long term linky, so your project would stay there for more than just the week of a usual linky. We have over 135 projects linked up now – some fantastic ideas. It gets a lot of traffic too!
Do come and take a look!

Anonymous said...

That print makes such a fun purslet! The embellishment on the zipper also works really well against the fabric.

Little Me said...

Thanks folkhaven. I love color and making color work for my projects.