Reviewing 7 big challenges I encountered during the process of making a reversible dress with pockets, modeled after a rectangular dress from an old Japanese sewing magazine. From fafafoom.com.
An old pair of flats are refashioned into elegant lace pair with velvet back detail. IMO, they are very elegant and perfect for special occasions now, including weddings!
I learned how to weave with a floor loom recently. I’m really happy with my latest woven piece , so I made a handwoven tote bag with clear vinyl cover.
This three-way apron dress is made with a diagonal striped knit fabric and striped lining that also doubles as accent. It’s versatile and easy to wear in all seasons.
A duffel bag got personalized with appliqué pieces made from fabric remnants. The chrysanthemum motifs really pop against the neutral canvas background!
An old sweatshirt got a style upgrade with layers of knit and chiffon remnants cut into new flounce sleeves. The new sleeves infuse the garment with an understated, casual elegance!
This shirt dress with bow waist tie is assembled from three men’s shirt pieces. Most of the pieces were leftovers from past sewing projects. Lightweight and versatile, the bow can be tied on the front or back.
Pieces of pink knit fabric remnants are transformed to a sleepwear set. Smaller scraps are turned into ruffle details on the shirt and shorts. In the end, 99% of the initial remnant are used for this project!
Sleep eye masks don’t usually come with bags, so why not make some with fabric remnants? It’s an easy sewing project that not only keeps your eye masks clean, but also allows you to experiment with various fabric types!