Friday, October 12, 2007

Sew Crafty Friday

I had this button-down shirt I had worn for a few years. When I took it out of the attic, I noticed there were tears in it. I think something caught it in the wash--maybe a broken zipper? Anyway, I put it on my mannequin to see if I could rescue it. Unfortunately, the tears were in such places as they couldn't be hidden by appliques. And I couldn't cut the shirt for a new shirt. So...I took the biggest piece, which is the back, and cut two rectangles from it. Then I appliqued two maple leaves on it to hide the tears. The dark red one is fleece. The peachy one is leftover fabric from a blouse I made earlier this year. And the red lace? Cut from the neckline of a t-shirt that no longer fits! It measures about 12 x 16 inches. I haven't stuffed it yet. And I might use dimensional paint to make the veins in the leaves...if I get ambitious.
I hope you like my recycled fall pillow! Check out more goodies at "Waiting for Him" (see my sidebar) and join in "Sew Crafty Friday"!

6 comments:

Debbie J. said...

I do like it! You are very imaginative and resourceful to come up with that. I love to make new things out of old things too.

Brenda said...

Very pretty.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh How pretty!!!!!!That was very GREEN of you to recycle that into something lovely!
Blessings,
Robin

Melonie said...

What a great idea! I'm no seamstress, but lately I've had an idea for "upgrading" my apron. I'll have to give it a shot this week and post the results (good or, uh, not so good - HOPEfully the former!) next Friday! What a fun meme!

Kathleen Marie said...

How wonderful. You are just so crafty and clever! Hugs!

Shereen said...

lol I commented on the wrong sewing item. The pillow also came out great. I love the fall theme.