Category Archives: Sewing and refashion projects

Jumpers refashion project


This is my first refashion project for kids. I used to love sewing when I was a kid. And I have even taken one year of fashion college, but later on I have all foresaken sewing. The good news is that my husband made me a present: a vintage sewing machine. Here it is:

vintage sewing machine

vintage sewing machine

 

So, now I have tons of refashion projects to finish. Here is the first one. As usual I have forgotten to take the BEFORE picture. So, this was a jumper of my older girl and she grew out of it. I refashioned it into a dress and a small handbag.

jumpers refashion

jumpers refashion

 

I had a very colorful top I got for the daughter on a sale. It surely looked nice on the store shelf, but it did not fit her well. So, I used it for this jumper refashion.

jumpers refashion

jumpers refashion

 

The top had ruffles on it, so I used them at the bottom on the dress and on the pockets.

I have made a small handbag out of the scraps of the jumper and decorated it with a rolled fabric flower made out of the top.

jumpers refashion

jumper refashion

I have also made a headband out of the top. So, now my girl got a colorful set of things instead of one old jumper. It’s an easy refashion project and a great way to go green.

 

 

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Cute little bird craft


This craft project is cute and easy to do. And it’s a go green crafting project, too, as I have used recycled fabric for it.

blue bird craft project

blue bird craft project

It’s a tiny stuffed soft bird toy. I have used an old t-short fabric for it. I have crocheted the wings and made legs out of old piece of wire.

blue bird craft project

blue bird craft project

This bird makes a great toy or just a pretty decoration for your home. I have hand stitched it and it about min to sew this bird by hand. Check out my Pinterest board or Facebook for instpiration crafting ideas and for green crafts.

My cute homemade cat toys: go green and recycle old clothes


Here are two new soft homemade cat toys in my collection.

go green handmade toy cats

go green handmade toy cats

The bigger toy cat is a soft pillow cat. It is made out of recycled baby coat and it is stuffed with recycled stuffing used from an old toy that had to be thrown away.

The larger handmade toy cat holds a heart in its hands. This heart is made out of upcycled baby sweater crocheted over with recycled yarn.

go green handmade toy cats

go green handmade toy cats

The smaller handmade toy cat is made out of old baby sweater. These handmade toys are eco friendly and making them is a fun and easy way to go green. Both handmade toy cats are handstiched. Feel free to contact me at kievtranslator@gmail.com to order your custom made go green toy cat made out of recycled materials.