Some time ago I sorted out an old shoulder bag, whose leatherette has already come off in several places. Since not all parts of the bag were unusable, I cut off zippers, buttons, inner fabric and straps and stored them for possible future sewing projects.
Now I have used the strap of the bag and the recently
woven kumihimo ribbons to make a new camera strap.
I think I’ve done well.. 🙂
© Aelwyn Rees
You can easily make a peg bag from an old t-shirt.
→ aelzzzz.tumblr.com © fuereinebesserewelt.info
You have old, holey or otherwise unwearable t-shirts?
Make yarn from them!
fuereinebesserewelt.info © rethink-recycle.net If you iron over a square of cotton with bees wax, than you get the environmentally friendly version of plastic wrap which you can reuse as you like! 🙂
On YouTube there are a lot of tutorials which also show different methods (iron // oven):
→ YouTube-Tutorial (iron) Vegan alternative
Alternative to bees wax you can use carnauba wax which is not made of animal products.
There’s a tutorial here (german): → schwatzkatz.com Lazy alternative
If you don’t have enough time or patience to create this wonderful plastic-free wrapping on your own, then you’re in luck:
→ Abeego → Bee’s Wrap © rethink-recycle.net
If your favourite shirts are unwearable because they for example have holes, you can always make cushions of it! 🙂
My first try went pretty well. Repetition guaranteed! 😉
If you don’t want to
make your own “tin foil” or you don’t have time for it, just try Abeego.
VIDEO © livelovediy.com
Upholstery tips and tricks can be found at
→ livelovediy.com © DIY Craft Projects
Another pair of trousers dead already?
Make an apron for your kids out of it! 🙂 → DIY Craft Projects