Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sew Chic Upcycling Guest Post from Recycled-Fashions

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Thrift it, Repurpose It, Remake it
and Wear it!


Also, check out another Sew Chic Upcycling creation on my co-host's blog:  Sarah from This Crazy, Blessed Life

Today's guest poster is Erica Louise from Recycled Fashion. She has committed herself to only using thrifted and upcycled clothing and sews completely creatively and stays on trend while doing it!
Take it away, Erica!

Hello, and thanks for Jenny of Seamingly Smitten for inviting me to take part in Sew Chic Upcycling week!


My name is Erica, I blog over at Recycled Fashion where you'll often find me creating fashion from thrift finds, sometimes I use clothing fabric, but I have been known to make dresses from upholstery fabric and tablecloths!


Fitting in with Recycled Fashion's theme, for Sew Chic Upcycling, I have made a bracelet cuff out of a thrifted mens necktie, a strap from a red reusable grocery bag, and some thrifted vintage buttons from my collection.


I did not purposely cut up the reusable bag, in fact the straps were leftover after a top I made from the bag itself.


The bag strap gives the bracelet cuff some thickness. I machine stitched pleats all the way along the strap, and cut a point at the end. It attaches around the wrist with hand stitched snap fasteners, and backed with black felt obtained from a recycle center.






A photograph of the back before backing with felt ...


Lastly, black felt stuck to the back using fabric glue:




And it's done!
Now it's YOUR TURN!Link up your original upcycled or recycled fashions from August 1-12th for a chance to WIN PRIZES!
Winners will be announced August 12th. Check out our AMAZING SPONSORS below!
LINKY RULES:
1. Link a CLOTHING project you upcycled or recycled.
2. Add this button to your blog or post so more people can join the fun!
3. Follow Seamingly Smitten and This Crazy, Blessed Life
And add this button to your post!

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Check back tomorrow for more upcycled projects!
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