Thursday, May 10, 2012

Car Caddy

Inspired by a sewing project seen on pinterest by, I've had a go at one myself

I've used recycled denim, using a huge off cut from my thrifted stash, along with second hand fabric, thrifted bias tape and thread, and felt off cuts from resource rescue.

The only new material - the velcro, and Lightning McQueen patch, which I got from Spotlight over a year ago, not used till now.

Fold in half

Roll up

Velcro shut

Close up of felt pockets, I doubled up on felt for extra thickness, 
and zig zagged stitched for extra support

These little car caddy's are great to pop in your bag for pre-schoolers to play with in cafes, long journeys etc.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Recycled Bunting

A couple of weeks ago, I held a marketstall at Southside Market, in St Kilda. It was fun to do a marketstall and meet other makers, and sellers. I've often shopped at market's but not held a stall before.

As a cheap/recycled set up for my marketstall, I purchased a wicker picnic basket from the op shop for just $3, and made a small banner with the word 'recycled' made from a jute fabric sample, bias tape, and the words 'recycled' cut from newspaper, and stitched onto each bunting flag.

More on Southside market here