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12 to Sew: January

31 January 2015

I started rummaging through the piles of old clothes and cloths (purchased, cut out and left over from previous projects) I’ve accumulated over the years to see what I could still use and which ones I wanted to bring to Shanghai and sew with my new machine (have I mentioned I live in Shanghai now???!?!??!). In the end I packed half the usable stuff in my luggage, a quarter I organized and folded neatly for storage, and the rest were scraps too small for an actual garment but still potentially useful.
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I scrounged through Pinterest for ideas and…got lost in it. So many things to make with scrap fabric! It was overwhelming, but I made a short list of the ones I wanted to do, and for a crafter restarting after a long hiatus, something small was appropriate. Well, some thingsss small. I made quite a few:

1. Knotted and braided jersey cuff from cloth left over from bridesmaid dresses
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2. Bow cuff made from an old shirt cuff
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3. Passport holders for the family made completely from scrap fabric (Step-by-step to follow soon)
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I also did something with the itty-bitty scraps I still had based on this tutorial I found, but I broke the needle on the ancient machine. Huhu good thing that was the last thing I tried to make today.

What a refreshing way to start the new year! Let’s make more stuff!

4 comments

  1. hi! those passport holders look cute! keep on sewing, Sara!


    • Wheeee thanks! I will! 😉


  2. Oooh bracelet! Ooooh passport holders! On Christmas break I cut up some failed t-shirt cutting projects and turned them into necklaces. I was supposed to give them as gifts but ended up keeping them. Har.

    Make more stuff!


    • Haha just make some more to give as gifts since they’re super fast and easy to make 😉



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