Recycling Scrap Fabrics

May 15, 2012 § 8 Comments

For all the years I’ve been crafting, I’ve accumulated quite a bit of scrap fabrics. Scraps not big enough for new project but not small enough that it’s of no use. I used to make bracelets and small accessories from from said scraps, but being a guy, there is just so many accessories I could make. So lately I’ve been seeing plain shirts and crewnecks with chest-pockets that are made of a different fabric. Another thing I saw was adding different materials to the sleeves. I find it a nice detail to a plain shirt without over-doing it. The same could be done with dress shirts. As you can see the fabric is only exposed when the cuff is folded ( so your dress shirt can still stay business-like if need be) Then I saw these shorts (obviously that’s not something I would wear or do). The first thing that popped into my mind was recycled shirts. I tend to hold on to shirts, especially if they have a really awesome print, so instead of them accumulating dust and space, they can be used to detail a new shirt. friend of mine actually simply adds on geometric shapes on crewnecks to add some detail to it.20120511-035025.jpg

So why not grab a plain tee and some excess fabric and DIY.

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