I’m a bit late with this, but better late than never….
Here are some highlights for those of you who don’t fancy trawling through the Storify.
Pics we shared:
1. Branch shelves from @GDUKstyle
2. Knitted dishcloths from @mommyemu
3. Yarn wrapped letters from @GDUKstyle
4. Pallet wall from @GDUKstyle
5. Wrist pincushion from @vickymcreations
6. Wrist and ring pincushions from @nikkiw76
7. Teapot planters from @AbbeyCottage
8. Thrift store skirt cafe curtain from @GDUKstyle
9. Tea light holders from @vickymcreations
Oooh, how could I have not included this one in my beautiful collage!
Fabulous lamp base filled with Playmobil figures from @bluebirdanielle! There was talk of a grown ups version filled with vintage cotton spools…
Things we learned:
- Knitted dishcloths rock (pic 2), and you can use t-shirt yarn too. And try out plarn (plastic bag yarn-I did a tutorial here) for pan scrubbers
- Paper kitchen towels do not rock-cut up old towels to make re-usable flannels instead
- Great places to find 2ndhand fabric: charity shops, car boots, the back of the wardrobe!
- Great sources of 2ndhand fabric: old curtains/duvets/sheets/bedding/tablecloths-don’t forget you have the option of dying stuff too
- You can make dresses for little girls from men’s shirts by just drawing the shape onto the shirt (allowing an extra cm for seam allowance) and cut and sew
- It is possible to inhale pins if you insist on keeping them in your mouth while sewing and you happen to sneeze. This is bad. Make a wrist or ring pincushion (pic 6). It is easy,and so quick that Vicky Myers whipped one up during #makedoandmendhour! (pic 5)
- You can use chalk paint on fabric or leather-this is quite frankly mind blowing
- Tutorial for the elegant upcycled tea light holders from Vicky Myers Creations (pic 9)
- Great blog post from @frankicampbell for Zero Waste pattern cutting
- Crafty Blog Club link up for their challenge this month-finishing Works in Progress…!!
- I’ve started a Pinterest board for #makedoandmendhour, to pin all the wonderful images
To see more, check out the Storify!
And do come and join us every Thursday on Twitter for #makedoandmendhour 🙂