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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Reblogged: T-shirt into bikini Tutorial

This tutorial came at the right time, for sure! 
I was about to go and buy myself a bikini tomorrow. (Vacation starts on saturday and I'm kinda desperate.) Now I might make one instead! Thanks a million, Ecouterre!

This image's resolution sucks I know, please check out the website instead!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Reblogged: Jeans into Kid's jeans

Very cute and comfy kid's jeans made from mommy's old ones. A nice description in Swedish, but anyone can understand a lot from the pictures. Can be applied to about any pants, by the way. Tweed, Corduroy...go for it! From Ericas tygverkstad

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Old School

Husmorsskolan: Excellent site for Husmorstips, which roughly translates into the tings your grandma knew how to do. Like remaking and mening clothes, washing with baking soda or adding a bit of eggshell to the water when you feed your plants. It's in Swedish but if you know a similar english speaking site, I'd die to know. Please tell me!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sofia Hedström - Modemanifestet

Sofia Hedström is a Swedish fashion reporter who blogs in one of Sweden's biggest newspapers.

She has recently written a book on her "shopping detox" - about her journey to less consumption of clothes. The recipe was basically remaking and caring of the clothes you already own instead of always hunting down the latest and disposing the items you used only two-three times.

The book seems to be full of episodes from her year of not buying clothes, plus inspiration from upcycling professionals around the world that she's met. So cool. I very much look forward to reading it and will try to find it this weekend.
Probably only in Swedish so far. Any recommendations on similar books, blogs or other inspiration in other languages?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Reblogged: Shirt into toddler dress

More shirts into dresses! How many can you make? Well, as many as there are shirts, I guess. It's so addictive!
This very pretty one was made already a few years ago by Nikkishell, who had an awesome blog named Wardrobe re-fahion on the topic of upcycling. Resting now, but full of great and inspirational refashioned stuff.  Check it out!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shirt into Toddler Dress and Pants




Look what I made the other day! A dress with matching pants from my boyfriend's worn out shirt. It's protecting my very blond daughter's skin from the sun, still cool when it's warm, plus quite good looking if I may say so myself. A bit tunisian, or japanese? Yesterday was a hot day here in Stockholm and this outfit came very handy. 
It took me about two hours but I was very quick and sloppy. Didn't even use pins, actually. (Recommended though.) Most functional details from the shirt are re-used, like the buttoning and the cuffs, which makes it really quick to make but still gives it some functional details. I kind of love the leg-cuffs. Difficulty 4 / 10 if you're as sloppy as me. Cost 0.

Tutorial coming up soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Reblogged: T-shirt into dress

Mari Santos has some great ideas on how to change an oversized t-shirt into other things. I love this dress. Check out her site, plenty of veeery good looking designs to get inspired by.

Reblogged: Old shoes into New shoes

With shoe color and some napkin decoupage these old shoes became new. Really nice!

I have been looking for shoe remakes. I think a lot of people have an idea of for example what to do with an old t-shirt, but hardly anyone is upcycling shoes. Love this. Very inspiring. Tutorial (in swedish) right here from 365 saker du kan slöjda.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Reblogged: Shirt into toddler dress

So. Nice! And such a great use of shirts. Almost all shirts would look great as a toddler dress. Not very complicated to make, either.

Next thing on my list to do. Right now. Today. I promise: pictures coming soon.
Tutorial on the craftster forum:  here.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Pillowcase into wheat heater

Desperate one cold night in the winter of 2009, I filled a pillowcase with beans and lentils, tied an knot and then heated for a minute in the microwave. Then I put it under my blanket to heat up the bed before bedtime. Perfect.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reblogged: Earclips into necklace

Spectacular! A perfect use of all my broken ear clips and brooches and other shiny stuff from my grandma and local flea markets.
By readymade.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pillowcases into baby shirts



This model is so simple to make. And fun. Just take something that fits your baby, put it on a pillowcase (at the edge - shoulders should be where the pillowcase is folded)  and draw a big T around it. Kind of. Make sure you make it big enough though, especially it the fabric is woven and not stitched. Sew the sides, make a hole for the head, trim the edges, button, done. OK, it's a little more complicated than that but not a lot. Cost close to 0, difficulty 5/10.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shop: Relove

A Swedish online shop for well selected quality vintage. I wouldn't mind this dress by Diane Von Furstenberg, for example.

Skirt into Wallet


A leftover rectangular piece from a vintage skirt. Covered the back with duct tape to make it more resistant to wear and tear. Two zippers, three seams, done. I use it for my foreign money and it works great. Difficulty 3/10, cost very low, result 7/10.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Clothes to carpet

Unikuun terapiahuone - I don't understand a word but it's very nice.



Reblogged: Sweater into baby pants

Great looking babypants made from a sweater. Tutorial! Here. And here!
Flotta omsydda barnbyxor på babydjungeln och Prudent baby, via jättebra bloggen 365 saker du kan slöjda.
...and made by myself from a cashmere sweater

Reblogged: Table cloth into flat pouch

Clara made a teeny tiny table cloth into a very cute pouch for storing little stuff. Two straight seams and a button, as far as I can tell.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Halterneck top into Baby shorts

 Top: H&M, 2007. Never liked it. I cut the top part away and made a tunnel for the elastic. Made the legs by making a U-shaped seam and cutting away the material in between. The hem at the waist is now the cuffs. 
Difficulty: 3/10. Result: 8/10. Cost 0.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pillowcase into Baby pants

Made a jersey pillowcase smaller and made baby pants of the leftovers.
Difficulty 3/10, very simple self made pattern. Cost 0.  Baby is posing with the rest of the jersey sheets.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Black T-shirt into Ferrari T-shirt

Old T-shirt got a embroidery. Great idea for covering a hole, for example. (In that case you would have to add some material to cover the hole first.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cashmere sweater into cozy winter suit



Cashmere Sweater from e-Bay, 8 Euro. Folklore decoration ribbon, 6 Euro.
Difficulty 5/10 (It got complicated when I did the buttons because I didn't plan ahead. Should have been a 3/10, it's very easy to make. I re-used the hole for the head and all the cuffs - the baby was exactly as long as the sweater from shoulder to ancle. ) No pattern, just improvisation.


Reblogged: Suit into bag






















Holy awesomeness!
A bit on the weird side for me, but good weird. By Poketo.

Reblogged: Junky styling

Just look what these clever people make out of old clothes. Nice cuts, lots of attention to detail. If you have a chance, go visit their store in London.

Reblogged: Leather jackets into bags!















Holy Moly!
I'm blown away by these absolutely amazing bags by Shannonsouth. So. Nice.
Great blog as well, check it out!

T-shirt into jacket lining


The baby jacket was sewn from a 60's fabric that my mom had kept. The lining, however, used to be a T-shirt from a market in Thailand. I gave to my brother who hated it and gave it back. Now it's finally found it's true purpose in life. Difficulty 7/10, result 10/10.
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