Posts Tagged ‘recon’

Beautiful Clothes made from Reconstructed Materials

There are so many wonderful examples of reconstructed clothing on Craftster that I just had to highlight a few. Look what wonderful garments these seamstresses have created!  I love this dress by jillrbassett. She constructed it from a vintage tablecloth purchased at a thrift store. The pattern is so fresh and fun. No one would […]

Recon Scarf & Tee Shirt

Creative thoughts from Craftster Guest Blogger SevsOnlyGirl… Member thestarcow took a pretty square scarf and an old tee shirt to make this gorgeous top! The tutorial is in the third post, so scroll down. How quick and easy is that to whip up before a party?! The last line of her tutorial says it all […]

Wear It This Weekend: Reconned Cardigan

A good cardigan is hard to find. Instead of searching endlessly, why not just make one! TeenageRebeloftheWeek shared her tutorial for turning a big boxy sweater into a cute fitted cardigan! You can make your own with the full tutorial here: If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know […]

Gamer Wednesday: Metal Gear Solid

What’s better than a t-shirt recon? A video game t-shirt recon! Eleniel shows off her craftiness and her love of video games with this awesome Metal Gear Solid recon! You can see the full thread here: You can see more great crafts by viewing the Metal Gear Solid tag.

Wear It This Weekend: Turn Flared Jeans into Skinny Jeans

Have some great new winter boots but no jeans that will fit in them? Turn your regular jeans into skinny jeans with this super simple tutorial from bizooey! You can view the full tutorial here: If you make one for this (or any other) weekend, let me know in the comments!

Wear It This Weekend: Reconstructed Shrug

I put a lot of button down shirt reconstructions up on Wear it this Weekend, but that’s because they’re all so awesome! This particular recon is a popular one. Stopthefacades shared this Craftster classic back in ’05 and it’s still as good as ever 5 years later! Just a bit of cutting and hemming and […]

40 Eco-friendly projects for Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary!

Today is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day! In honor of that, we’re sharing 40 of our favorite earth friendly projects from around the site. Craftster is FULL of projects big and small that reduce, recycle, reuse, reconstruct, upcycle, and on and on! We know that this isn’t everything! We couldn’t possibly fit in all […]

Wear It This Weekend: T-shirt Sundress

All you need is love… and 5 t-shirts and you can make this breezy sundress! One tee for the top, one for the waistband and three for the skirt. This is definitely inspiring me to go raid my closet for all those tees I don’t wear anymore! You can see the full thread (with tutorial) […]

Wear It This Weekend: Easy Sweater Recon

Here’s a quick and easy sweater recon to give you a great new top to wear to your upcoming holiday parties with minimal effort! MrsBowles has showed us that by switching the way the arms and waist are connected, you can make that boring sweater look super cute. You can see the full thread here: […]

Fourposter Pet Bed from an Old Table

Randomly Spotted on the Galactic Interweb… Like many Craftsters, I absolutely adore my pets. Like nearly all Craftsters, I also adore junk. Specifically, taking something unloved and making it into something fabulous. When I randomly came across this awesome pet bed on the fantastic Junk Camp blog I nearly wept. It’s one of those “aha!” […]

Wear it This Weekend: Too-big tee to adorable tank

Our second “Wear it this weekend” just so happens to be another shirt recon, but it’s definitely got it’s own style. TMLGirl took a too big t-shirt and some scrap fabric and made this laid back and adorable tank. She has a full tutorial in the thread. (psst…If it’s too small, try right clicking and […]

Wear it this weekend! Men’s button down to cute cap sleeve

I have one more awesome new weekly feature to debut! “Wear it this weekend” will show you a great article of clothing or fashion accessory with a tutorial that you can use to make your own to wear by the weekend! I’ll try to pick a broad range of items in a broad range of […]

Tute Tuesday: How to Reconstruct a Button Down Shirt

This week’s tute features an adorable top made from a plaid button down shirt. Mickermoodles shows you how to take a boring thrifted shirt and turn it into something adorable, perfect for the warm days of summer! This idea is very versatile. Besides plaid, thrift stores are chock full of adorably patterned and solid shirts […]

Tute Tuesday: How to stencil with bleach and freezer paper

For this week’s Tute Tuesday, Jenihall shows us how to make an awesome custom tshirt out of a colored t-shirt, freezer paper, and household bleach. The results are so cool you wouldn’t guess it could be made with such ordinary materials! Jenihall’s design is an adorable owl, but the possibilities for this technique are endless. […]

Old Jeans, New Life – The Winners

The winners have been selected for Craft Challege 7 – Old Jeans, New Life! The rules were pretty wide open — just make something clever out of old jeans. Congrats to the top 5 winners! All of the entries were unbelievable creative. You can see all 54 of them here: Place: Woven portrait tapestry! […]