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    Hello all,

    I am organising a clothes swap at the end of May and I wanted to encourage people to think about ways they can adapt/upcycle their clothes.

    Anyone got any good ideas I could take along?

    Thanks, Claire
    www.facebook.com/handmadebyclaire

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    Turn shirts, skirts, dresses etc. into fabric gift wrapping! Much better than paper and can be reused many times. Just use a square of fabric is the simplest way and tie the corners together, or sew it into a bag.
    Happywrap - Reusable Fabric Gift Wrap

    Website: www.happywrap.co.uk

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/happywrap

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    • #3
      For people with little pets (rats, mice, ferrets, indoor bunnies, etc) use the legs of jeans to make hammocks, just add tags to the 'corners' and hang. They cost form £5 - 30 on the net!



      Other offcuts could be used to make the single layer versions.
      Do not watch this space

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      • #4
        Plain blouse or T-shirt bead it or use pretty buttons
        So many projects, so little time

        http://folksy.com/shops/eileenscraftstudio

        http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Fol...92535377497013

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        • #5
          Thanks for the help.

          I have never heard of pet hammocks before! LOL!
          www.facebook.com/handmadebyclaire

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          • #6
            Make old items of clothing into patchwork bags or purses?

            Some of the pockets/zips/details can look pretty funky as a bag.

            Jules x
            Jinja Crafts on Etsy
            Jinja Crafts on Facebook

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            • #7
              Originally posted by StefC View Post
              For people with little pets (rats, mice, ferrets, indoor bunnies, etc) use the legs of jeans to make hammocks, just add tags to the 'corners' and hang. They cost form £5 - 30 on the net!



              Other offcuts could be used to make the single layer versions.
              Awwww cute little ferret, my Daisy is a similar colour to this little fuzzy
              Last edited by SuzySoaping; 29-12-2012, 01:35 AM.

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              • #8
                Fabric scraps can be put together and made into layered flower brooches, t-shirts can be cut into strips and turned into necklaces or necklace cords, patchwork has already been mentioned.....
                Custom tribal belly dance costumes & accessories

                Unique jewellery for those who love to turn heads

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                • #9
                  I made a skirt using old skirts
                  http://creativeandfaithful.blogspot....ed-into-1.html
                  full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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                  • #10
                    I love to upcycle! I've made: waldorf doll from old clothes and cot bed sheet, a teal doll (from abney & teal... still need to make abney) made from old clothes and fabric, a rag rug from cut up t-shirts, a quilt cover from patchwork work shirts, handbag with embroidery and patchwork from old clothes, pair of slippers from old fleece jacket, belly dance costumes from old clothes, corsets from old curtains, 50's style dresses from old duvet covers... oh my, so much! I think I upcycle because I have so much stashed away and I would rather use that than pay out for new fabric!!
                    I have a blog and FB page where the pictures are for my stuff x
                    Shelley x
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                    My Blog - www.reviverevampremake.blogspot.co.uk
                    My Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/ReviveRevampRemake
                    My Etsy shop - www.etsy.com/shop/ReviveRevampRemake

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                    • #11
                      I take old clothes and upcycle them by modifying them through adding details to give more value to them. This makes the clothes wearable again. And it's so fun to do that!

                      The clothes can also be used to make bags and other accessories. There are many ideas you can find on Pinterest for this.
                      Felicia
                      http://ilovehandmadejewelry.com/
                      http://www.etsy.com/sg-en/shop/filiksia
                      https://www.facebook.com/Artzdescrap/
                      https://www.instagram.com/artzdescrap/

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                      • #12
                        that's cool! You don't happen to do tutorials as well?

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                        • #13
                          ah my lazy dog would love a pet hammock, it's pity she weighs about 10 stone though ha ha

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