So pulling out some fabric scraps and a roll of ribbon I picked up a while ago. I cut the t-shirt front out and created a bag for my youngest who is head-over-heels for Mickey Mouse.
I added a solid piece of ribbon all the way around so the ribbon was also the shoulder strap.
I lined the inside with white fabric which was given to me and also lined under the purple ribbon for reinforcement.
Now that it’s morning I can show you the completed bag.
A side view of the ribbon
While I had other projects to work on, I received a call that my son and his family were coming up for a visit this weekend and wanted to be able to give this to the little one. My machine isn’t working so I did this by hand, actually I learned to sew by hand first and still enjoy it.
The total time I invested to plan, find materials, and complete the project took just over 2 hours. Total cost of all materials was 75 cents.
Another recent find found a new use. My neighbor found this shelf on the curb and brought it to me for my grand children. It needed a good scrubbing and we talked about painting it to match my grand daughter’s bedroom.
My dil decided it wasn’t quite what she had in mind and passed on it. I have been looking to add better storage in my closet, which is hard because I can’t attach anything to the walls as they have concrete behind them, I don’t have the proper drill bits for that.
Taking a second look at this shelf, I knew it was too large for where I wanted to put shelving, my closet is very narrow, but then realized it was similar in width to what I currently used to hold all my clothes (a converted VHS cabinet). By stacking this on top of the current cabinet (which were exactly the same width!) I doubled my closet space.
The mess you see on the floor are sewing items for a couple of projects I need to complete in the next few days. It really doesn’t always look like this.
By adding the found shelf on top I can now store all my winter and summer clothes, craft projects, and fabric for sewing projects in one spot.
On the very top I keep books I have saved and a few I haven’t read yet, a box with sewing notions, and one with all my DVDs I held on to after my purge last year. The boxes are a wonderful bargain I purchases 2 for $3. at Ikea. They are a sturdy cardboard with metal screws to hold them in place. I’ve had these for over 2 years and they are still like-new.
I then have just enough room to have a couple coat hooks along the side for my seasonal coats.
I’m wondering, how do you re-purpose outgrown clothes? Do you pass them on or use them for other uses?