Earth Day Challenge: Make Something New From Something Old

So here is the plan, take three items of clothing and use all of them or parts of them to re-create a new item. This is my challenge, would you like to join me ?

For example: take an old wool sweater ( no surprise there! ) one used cotton T- shirt and one no longer “cool” tie. Now get creative and see what you can come up with. Some ideas to get you started might include, hats, scarves, mittens, pillows, toys, games, bags, purses, slippers etc.

A few titles of books that may help spark your creativity:

Sewing Green and Warm Fuzzies both by Betz White

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt By Megan Nicolay

The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-kind C… by Crispina ffrench

Heartfelt: 25 Projects for Stitched and Felted Accessories By
Teresa Searle

If you would like to participate just send me a note and if we have enough people we can set up a flickr page for all to see!

See if you can get it done by April 22nd Earth Day.
Good Luck and have FUN 🙂

Three Items: Wool Sweater, T-Shirt and Tie

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About woolbrain

I love the area where we live. We have the ocean and the rainforest. I enjoy creating with yarns, fabrics, buttons and beads. I also like to keep learning new skills and share with others.

Posted on 07/04/2011, in General, knitted and felted, Make It Yourself, recycled clothing, recycled t shirts, sewing, thrift store, thrifting, upcycled sweaters, wool and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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