Wednesday, January 13, 2016

What to do with a Mountain of scraps - Patchwork clothing!

I had been looking at my mountain of fabric scraps: each piece too small to even make a skirt or a sleeveless top. What could I do with them without throwing them out and thus contribute to the landfill? My answer: Patchwork clothing!

I looked through Pinterest for inspirations. There are some really cool patchwork ideas for jackets, dresses, pants and skirts:
H&M patchwork jacket - how awesome and fun it would be to wear this to work!
A Steampunk patchwork skirt
This is lovely and so boho - but unfortunately not age appropriate for me....
This is really lovely and unique and I LOVE sweater dresses!
These patchwork clothing are truly inspirational. I now need to go to my scrap box and refashion pile to see what I have to start my patchwork project.

8 comments:

  1. Ummm . . .those pants are fun no matter what your age. Rock them like a teenager or a groovy granny! Who wouldn't have fun wearing them?

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    1. It's true. We should all wear garments that make us happy!

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  2. I like all the ideas for patchwork presented here especially the jacket.

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    1. I like the jacket very much as well. The challenge for me is to find fabric scraps that are of similar weight and look good next to each other.

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  3. Very good ideas - I'd have to learn to make patchwork before I could start on a garment, though - haha - but I love making use of scraps of fabric for small projects. This way you could make a large project instead.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I am by no means a quilter! I am just clumsily sewing together bits of scraps into a larger piece to see how I can use it for a garment.

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  4. I love these ideas - they are all wonderful garments, and with the exception of the jeans, don't look crafty at all. I keep all my knit scraps because I too always (one day, don't have enough scraps yet), want a knit scrap dress :) Can't wait to see what you make with your scraps.

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    1. Thanks Sarah Liz! I love the inspiration garments because they were probably all designed to be colour coordinated. I on the other hand, will have to contend with whatever I can find in my scrap box.

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