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« on: May 09, 2015 10:58:42 PM »

Oh I love playing with scraps. and this project was no exception. SOme of you will have seen from a post earlier this year, that I have a barn where amongst many things - I run a group for Upcycling crafts.
This project came from scouring the net for ideas as to what to do with all the scraps, from the scraps !!!

I have a lovely lady, who runs a womens refuge in India. In order to raise funds, they repurpose old saris into yarn and silk ribbons.  She often sends me bags of the bits even they cant use.


I watched this tutorial on you tube for some inspiration and just played and played.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykf4kwCqFgg

Essentially, you need to get a little basket by your machine and start saving everything. The threads you cut off, the little shreads you trip. The ends of ribbon that you would normally chuck. Save it all.
Then iron it all onto fusable lining. Just group it in random patterns and iron it all on.
Then, lay a piece of cheap organza over the top. It needs to be the cheap stuff NOT silk organza, as you need to be able to burn it.

Take your sewing machine and use every single stitch pattern you have to create lines and lines of funky patterns.

Finally, grab your heat tool and melt away the organza. You are left with little patches of it here and there, which personally I love - but you could go overboard and melt it all if you need to.


you end up with a piece of fabric that you can do lovely things with. Im seeing bags, and boxes emerging !
cut mine out into a simple box shape, embellished it with seed beads and then lined it, to make this holder for crochet hooks and knitting needles.


Amazing what you can reclaim from your bin isnt it Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015 04:29:34 AM »

This is fantastic - the fabric AND what you made with it!  Wish I could come play in your barn!
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« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015 08:40:53 AM »

This is so cool! Your project is gorgeous. Thanks so much for the organza tip. I've never heard of that!  And the bit about throwing scraps in a basket right by the sewing machine will really help me out. I always get hung up on scrappy projects looking for scraps!
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015 05:32:19 PM »

Beautiful!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2015 05:22:49 AM »

I wondered if it was recycled silks.  It turned out to be a beautiful pouch!  Thanks so much swap partner Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2015 09:55:28 AM »

P_E_S_T that really is a beautiful scrap buster!
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2015 07:16:08 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2015 07:00:14 PM »

More gorgeousness, as usual! This is so beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016 06:38:42 AM »

Fabric housewares is a really underexplored area, glad to see you brought your climbing rope and head lamp though! ^u^  I love it!
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