Monday, March 17, 2014

Up cycled vintage sewing and what's on the sewing table this week.

Our sewing and fabric addiction is showing it's face. It all started with an apron last week. This past week my daughter got some of her "unfinished" projects out and "finished" them up so we can continue to grow and clean out here at The Craft Zone. Here are some of the up cycled ladies tops made from vintage reclaimed sheets.

These tops have long sleeves and short sleeves finished with elastic. There are elastic necklines and yoke necklines. Some are belted for a fitted look and some are just loose and comfy. They are made from vintage patterns that, yes, she has found at thrift stores throughout the years.

When you sew there are always mounds of scraps. Strips, squares, circles and trims. Everything from new to vintage scraps. Why not put them to use. This past weekend she experimented with Easter egg shaped mug rugs. These seem to be the new coasters and personally I like the idea of a larger coaster. I like to set out a warm plate, but have always used pot holders. Why didn't I think of mug rugs. Dah!

On the sewing table now are all the items made from the remnants of the apron. I've managed a quilted table runner from two inch strips, an oven mitt, two pot holders or mug rugs and then from the remainder of the two inch strips I am sewing them together for another pot holder. I promised myself it wouldn't go back to the works in progress bin and it didn't. I ordered bias tape from eBay because I didn't want to edge them with white and there weren't enough remnants to make bias tape, so as soon as it gets here they will all be finished. Thank you everyone who stopped by and left comments last week. I hope this week is a great one for everyone. 


Artsy VaVa said...

Lovely!! I need to brush up on my sewing skills.

Coloradolady said...

Love these tops!! I bet they are so comfy too! Happy VTT!

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

Those Easter egg mug rugs are as cute as can be -- and an excellent way to use up scraps! The tops are cute -- I think I had sheets like that second one at one time!

LV said...

I do not sew, but enjoy seeing what others create. Thad is a super idea for the old sheets. I have a jacket with a pattern like your third top.

Diann said...

Very sweet! The shirts came out wonderful and I love the Easter egg mug rugs! Thanks for sharing at TTF.

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Oh I do so love thrift shops. Have you noticed though that the prices have gone way up? I spent 70 dollars on my last visit and that was not cheap. I never thought of putting things on Etsy. Do you have a lot of luck selling? DO you make a profit or is it just to turn things over? I am getting boxes of stuff to make into garden ornaments but I am not sure my garden is big enough to hold everything I intend to make haha.