Upcycled Summer Dress

Robert Kaufman flip flop summer fabric

Robert Kaufman flip flop summer fabric

For all upcycling ideas, I love this idea the most of transforming a 6xl t-shirt into a cute summer dress. Finding a 6xl t-shirt is not an easy task, at least not in my closet, but from now on I am looking for a men’s xl shirt!!


(Detailed tutorial on howjoyful.com)

Upcycled Summer Dress on howjoyful.com

Upcycled Summer Dress on howjoyful.com

retro sewing fabric from Kokka Japan

retro sewing fabric from Kokka Japan

Re-style T-shirt Inspirations

Michael Miller Fabric 'Nothing To Wear'

Michael Miller Fabric

I sometimes bought new clothes but not wearing anymore after a month because there were many similar styles in the closet especially for T-shirt.

 

So I’m looking for inspirations re-styling T-shirts before they becoming one of the floor wipes.

 

Adding bows on an old t-shirt on caitscreates.blogspot.com

Adding bows on an old t-shirt on caitscreates.blogspot.com

Adding bows to the shoulder on an old t-shirt on caitscreates.blogspot.com

Adding bows to the shoulder on an old t-shirt on caitscreates.blogspot.com

DIY Tank Top from an old T-shirt

DIY Tank Top from an old T-shirt

Silk scarf combined with an old T-shirt

Silk scarf combined with an old T-shirt

 

Adding a Trim to T-shirt Sleeve

Adding a Trim to T-shirt Sleeve

T-shirt with Lace

T-shirt with Lace

Recycled Denim Jeans Ideas

Timeless Treasures Shoe Fabric

Timeless Treasures Shoe Fabric

I’m totally in love with the ideas of recycling old clothes and you know, jeans are for everyone, meaning there are too many old jeans in the wardrobe.

 

It is not a surprise that the durable old jeans can be many new things, such as a cool handbag, a big stool cover, denim bins, a hanging organizer, a journal book cover, some cute jean bows and the idea I like the most - jean boots!

 

Recycled Denim Jeans Hobo Bag Tutorial on funkymonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com

Recycled Denim Jeans Hobo Bag Tutorial on funkymonkeyinthemiddle.blogspot.com

Recycled Denim Jeans Stool on trendhunter.com

Recycled Denim Jeans Stool on trendhunter.com

Recycled Denim Bins

Recycled Denim Bins

Recycled Denim Jeans Organizer

Recycled Denim Jeans Organizer

Recycled Jeans Journal Book Cover

Recycled Jeans Journal Book Cover

Recycled Denim Jeans Bows

Recycled Denim Jeans Bows

Wearing Jeans At Your Ankle: Recycled Jeans Boots

Wearing Jeans At Your Ankle: Recycled Jeans Boots

 

Recycled Men’s Shirt Ideas

Robert Kaufman Mannequin Fabric

Robert Kaufman Mannequin Fabric

OMG! You won’t believe how many old clothes we haven’t worn  for years when I organized clothing in the closet. Yes, we can simply donate to charity, but alternatively there are many brilliant ideas of recycling the old clothes on Pinterest.

 

Let’s say a men’s shirt, there are many possibilities from a fashionable woman’s skirt, a cute toddler’s dress, an apron, a cushion cover, a wine bottle holder, a napkin ring to pouches… something out of my imagination!

 

Recycled Shirt Skirt on cubicdreams.blogspot.com

Recycled Shirt Skirt on cubicdreams.blogspot.com

Recycled Shirt Toddler's Dress

Recycled Shirt Toddler

Recycled Shirt Dress Tutorial on danamadeit.com

Recycled Shirt Dress Tutorial on danamadeit.com

Recycled Shirt Apron

Recycled Shirt Apron

Recycled Shirt Cushion Cover

Recycled Shirt Cushion Cover

Recycled Shirt Wine Bottle Holder

Recycled Shirt Wine Bottle Holder

Recycled Shirt Napkin Ring

Recycled Shirt Napkin Ring

Recycled Shirt Pouches on lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com

Recycled Shirt Pouches on lessthanperfectlifeofbliss.blogspot.com

 

New Echino Stag & Bird Fabric

New Echino Bus Fabric

New Echino Bus Fabric

Etsuko Furuya has released a new Echino stag chevron fabric collection becomes my top favorite. The new bird Echino collection are also brillant printed. Fingers crossed for my new bunch of Echino fabric.

 

new Echino fabric at Modes4u

new Echino fabric at Modes4u

New Echino Stag Fabric

New Echino Stag Fabric

New Echino Stag Fabric

New Echino Stag Fabric

New Echino Bird Fabric

New Echino Bird Fabric

New Echino Bird Fabric

New Echino Bird Fabric

 

Waterproof Echino Tablet Clutch

Michael Miller ties fabric

Michael Miller ties fabric

I made an ipad cover case two years ago for my hubby. The case still looks great, but you know technology is changing too quickly – he has already got a new tablet. Thus giving me a good reason to make him a new waterproof tablet clutch with my favorite laminate stag echino for Father’s Day gift.

 

Echino Stag Fabric

Echino Stag Fabric

Here is step-by-step tablet clutch tutorial with echino scooter fabric on thatmoxiegirl.blogspot.com . Isn’t it very cool?

 

Waterproof Echino Tablet Clutch Tutorial on thatmoxiegirl.blogspot.com

Waterproof Echino Tablet Clutch Tutorial on thatmoxiegirl.blogspot.com

Waterproof Echino Tablet Clutch Tutorial on thatmoxiegirl.blogspot.com

Waterproof Echino Tablet Clutch Tutorial on thatmoxiegirl.blogspot.com

 

Echino Camera Strap & Boston Bag

Retro Camera Echino Fabric

Retro Camera Echino Fabric

When first saw the Echino camera fabric, I knew it must be useful one day for making something for Dad who is a photo-aficionado. What a great idea for Father’s Day of a fully insulated Echino camera bag and a matching camera strap to carry his favorite camera with care and look damn good, too.

 

Echino Camera Strap on Flickr

Echino Camera Strap on Flickr

Waterproof Echino Boston Bag on Flickr

Waterproof Echino Boston Bag on Flickr

 

Summer Patchwork Bag

Michael Miller polka dots fabric in pastel colors

Michael Miller polka dots fabric in pastel colors

I have a stash of fabric that has gradually grown over years. I am inspired to make something unique from fabric remnants such as these colorful patchwork bags, the colors and patterns match so perfectly together for summer.

 

Summer Patchwork Bag on persfiziomanonsolo.blogspot.it

Summer Patchwork Bag on persfiziomanonsolo.blogspot.it

Summer Patchwork Bag on bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.com

Summer Patchwork Bag on bunnymummy-jacquie.blogspot.com

Summer Patchwork Bag on mypatchwork.wordpress.com

Summer Patchwork Bag on mypatchwork.wordpress.com

 

Robert Kaufman flower poplin fabric

Robert Kaufman flower poplin fabric

bird organic fabric by birch

bird organic fabric by birch

bowtie organic fabric by birch

bowtie organic fabric by birch

pink strawberry organic from birch

pink strawberry organic from birch

Shopping for Echino Laminates

Japanese Echino Laminates 'pipi'

Japanese Echino Laminates

Modes4u has finally the cool echino stag fabric ‘buck’ back in stock that I would like to make a susprise gift for Father’s Day. They have also added lots of new laminated echino fabric with fabulous colors. Ohhh….. I can’t stop adding all the lovely fabrics to the cart….

 

Japanese Echino Laminates 'birds'

Japanese Echino Laminates

Japanese Echino Laminates 'bee'

Japanese Echino Laminates

Japanese Echino Laminates 'hide'

Japanese Echino Laminates

Japanese Echino Fabric 'kalmia'

Japanese Echino Fabric

First Camping Outfit for Kids

camping flannel fabric by Camelot

camping flannel fabric by Camelot

My boy loved the teepee tent and asked for moving the tent to the garden, I think it’s probably good time for our first family camping. He’s so excited at the idea and hoping for the 4th of July a sunny weekend.

 

Luckily we could borrow all the camping essentials from Thomas and Jennifer that we don’t need to busy shopping for the tent, camp stove, fold-up table and chairs etc

 

For his first camp, I want him to relax and have fun over the weekend and then come across this adorable romper on sewingmamaraeanna.com. I like the casual feel of the romper yet practical for an active kid.

 

cute romper on sewingmamaraeanna.com

cute romper on sewingmamaraeanna.com

romper pattern on sewlikemymom.com

romper pattern on sewlikemymom.com

Some boyish camping fabric ideas:

Riley Blake Camping Fabric

Riley Blake Camping Fabric

Timeless Treasures Camping Fabric

Timeless Treasures Camping Fabric

Happy Camper fabric by Camelot

Happy Camper fabric by Camelot

camping retro panel fabric by Riley Blake

camping retro panel fabric by Riley Blake