I am on a t-shirt kick this week. Did you see the scarf and dress I made for Kayla already? I thought it would be fun to paint stripes on an old t-shirt (that got accidentally bleached – DOH!) and turn it into a ruffled striped skirt for my daughter. Now I did this project a couple of years ago and my daughter still wears the skirt. While is is almost ready to be passed down on the hand-me-down train I thought we could retake a look at it once more before that happens.
I am loving upcycling old t-shirts. T-shirt material is so forgiving and it usually doesn’t need extra prep for the edges not to fray. I was inspired by Cheri from I am Momma Hear Me Roar to try my sewing skills at using t-shirts to make a layered dress for Kayla. I must say once you get the hang of it you can’t stop making them. They are so fun and embellishing makes them each unique.
Put a bow on it. That’s my mantra. Bows just make everything cuter. I have grand plans to repaint my black kitchen table and chairs one day. I am kind of over the dark black and want to lighten them up at bit. In the meantime, I busted out some fabric from the Online Fabric Store and added some bows to the back. \
And today on Cyber Monday you can get $15 off an order of $75 with the code “INFARRANTLY15”. Plus they have over 100 fabrics already reduced to 30% off including the one I used for today’s project.
So I know this week we have showed you how to do some pretty in depth sewing tutorials with the child’s backpack, mega card holder wallet and the hanging toiletry bag. I will say we saved the easiest sewing project for last. This little “busy bag” is the perfect way to keep your kids occupied on long car rides, in restaurants, or waiting in the doctor’s office.
Over a decade ago a friend of mine, who loved Vera Bradley and anything monogrammed, sent me a hanging organizer for my birthday. I have loved it ever since. It is the perfect thing to fit all of my junk in when I travel. My cousin was wanting to make herself one just like it. So we decided to come up with a pattern for it using some gorgeous fabric from Online Fabric Store.
I swear I am not a spendaholic. I don’t even have any credit card debt. But I do have a lot of gift cards, reward cards, business cards, sky miles cards, etc. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? When my cousin saw that I had 3 different systems in my wallet to hold all these bad boys she decided to take on the task of helping me put them all in one place. The Mega Card Holder Wallet was born – all 38 pockets of it.
I have teamed up with Online Fabric Store this week to bring you four sewing tutorials using the most beautiful fabric like Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry and Michael Miller. I thought we would start the week with a backpack we made for Kayla’s upcoming school year. We? Yes we! My amazing cousin Lindsay is visiting from Chicago to help with these tutorials.