Upcycled plastic bag pointy kittys

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm teaching myself to sew, which is no easy task, but thanks to the world wide web there are hundreds if not thousands of sewing tutorials to try. I would very much like start creating some lovely upcycled clothing items, similar to those seen on Wardrobe Refashion. Clothes that have been reworked into something more flattering, unique and special. Recycled Fashion at its best!

I am trying out some online sewing projects at home, which are not always related to clothing, but are great to get familiar with fabric, patterns and sewing machine settings. I found this cute little 'pointy kitty' soft toy tutorial c/o WeeWonderfuls.

Here is my attempt, made from fabric scraps my Mum gave to me. It turned out OK?

A flickr group has been created, whereby other people upload their completed pointy kitty's using the WeeWonderfuls pattern:


But what I really love is someone going by the name of 'eco tabby' using the pointy kitty pattern to make cats out of plastic bags, and uploading funny photographs to the Flickr stream:

grabby tabby

mordy tabby

hipny tabby

adi tabby

siddy tabby

Glutty Tabby

Arent these just the most ridiculous yet hilarious upcycled things you've ever seen? Particularly the cats with the shopping bag handles left on! Genius.


♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

yes, that's cool, the plastic bag recycling 'pun'. i'm always into what a person can do with a carrier bag, that one big, huge let down (the plastic wste bag) to modern society... this is great. your attempt at making a kitty looks really good, btw!

Erica Louise said...

Ah thank you for your comment. It is great to see what people can do with plastic bags, even if it is amusing photoshoots with crazy cat toys..!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Hahaha... I love it!! Baggy kitties!! I think you'll find sewing really easy. I still get stuck with my thread tension which just peeves me. One think I learnt which was really helpful was... If you top thread starts to go nuts check the bobbin first. If your bobbin is going nuts check your top thread! Works every time!!

Thanks for stopping past my blog!!

Xo Steph

What's For Tea? said...

Oh I love these! And yours is excellent for a first effort too - good on you teaching yourself x

Shiva~Moon said...

Thoes cats are the bomb. Where they simple to make. I love the undies. did you try and make some boots with the flates, like the picture was shown. I love your blog again and again.

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