Creative Inspiration

Monday, June 14, 2010

I am constantly amazed at the creativity of so many bloggers out there that are nifty with the craft needle. Here are some of my favourite craft talented bloggers:

Wardrobe Refashion
Wolf and Willow
Ernie and Bird
Tiny Happy

Sadly I am not one of them. I can stitch a hem by hand, and sew a button, but cannot get to grips with my frustrating sewing machine. Maybe this is because my infuriating little sewing machine is a 'mini' which cost $30 from the reject shop bought for me a few years ago.

This however, I am destined to change now that I am inspired to start creating my own recycled fashion pieces from unworn clothes in my wardrobe, or nice fabrics I find in op shops.

On many of my second hand shopping expeditions I often stumble accross stunning fabrics, but cease to buy them as I cannot stitch together to create the ideas I have in my head.

This clever, generous crafter that goes by the name of Melissa from New Zealand at Tiny Happy provides a few tutorials on her site, such as this step by step guide to making a shoulder bag from scratch:

Tiny Happy Shoulder Bag Tutorial

And I've also just noticed Hayley at Remade, an ethical craft and mindful living blogger also from Melbourne, provides a tutorial on how to make a T Shirt pattern from an existing top. T Shirt Pattern Top

So once I somehow get the hang of my infuriating sewing machine, I have given myself a little recycled fashion project to complete. Watch this space, but dont hold your breath, this may take a while.


PJ said...

you're doing better than me. I take all my 'mending' over to grandma or mum!

What's For Tea? said...

I too wish I was better with a machine and have been attending some classes over at Thread Den because I am an absolute beginner

Now to just find some time to put them into use...

Erica Louise said...

Thread Den looks awesome, well done for going to some classes. I've just found a craft class close to home that costs $5 a session, so I'm going to give that a try.

PJ - nothing wrong with taking your mending to your Mum or Grandma, I'd do the same!!

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