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    Does anyone know some good ways of reusing baby clothes, my baby girl has got some really pretty dresses which I'd love to do something with.

    I sewed one into a peg bag but i cant think of anything else??

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    Blanket, apron,dressing up outfit.
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    • #3
      How about making a patchwork throw for her bed?
      Caroline

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      • #4
        How about a patch work teddie. Sure you must be able to get patterns??
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        • #5
          cushion covers

          cushion covers, layering the skirt bit of the dress over another one?
          to make it frill?
          or make a patchwork skirt out of them?
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          • #6
            Clothes for a doll or teddy?
            It's not something I've thought about as I have 2 boys!!

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            • #7
              I have just got rid of a load of Tara's old stuff and I've kept a few bits to make chickens with! You could try making soft toys - there are loads of pictures on Flickr to inspire you - I'm thinking of making some.
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              • #8
                One of these memory quilts?
                http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/...&rsc=ns2006_m1
                I have had this saved in my favorites just as a reminder not to throw Em's clothes out! Will hopefully have time to make something like this one day!!! She also has some beautiful fabric clothes.

                Or even look around on this site as there are loads and loads of ideas on there.
                incywincystitches.com - Fabric buttons, button supplies and handmade accessories
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                • #9
                  Oooooh .. now this thread has got me thinking, especially with the link that blueamema put on here. I'm going to go and get all of Genevieve's old dresses out that I couldn't bear to throw away and see what I can come up with too. She has some wonderful Tigger PJ's and Dungarees that I haven't been able to part with as she almost wore holes in them she loved wearing them so much .... such a wonderful way to keep that memory
                  Caroline

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                  • #10
                    A friend of mine made up a rag-rug with all of her daughter's old clothes - I'm going to do exactly the same - the pile of Grace's outgrown clothes is getting bigger by the day and I'm hoping that one day (hopefully she's before 18 !!) I will get to do the same
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Potter Doodle Doo View Post
                      How about making a patchwork throw for her bed?
                      I think this is an excelent idea it would be a momento when she looks back on it, also why not a history blanket or something similar.

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                      • #12
                        memory quilt

                        I made my girls, memory quilts ,using there dresses and got transfer paper from crafty computer paper and added photos of them, there grand parents, children, and animals, they loved them when I gave them at christmas

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                        • #13
                          Here's the one I made for Evie. The stash keeps growing tho'. Could be time for another one soon...

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                          • #14
                            Ooh now I'd love to match them with any photos you have of her wearing some of your favourite outfits. Do something lovely with the photo either in a frame or in a scrapbook and have parts of the fabric as the book cover or as backgrounds to the photos, put pieces of the frills around the image etc

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                            • #15
                              How about some bunting for her room?

                              I have thought about doing some for the pile of dresses the twins have grown out of but can't decide whether I need the memories or that cash from selling them more

                              Fran

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