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Upcycled Fabric Painted Scraps Project

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Step-by-step on how to use old fabric and create your own design.

Old clothes and fabrics are perfect for making patchwork items and accessories for the home.
If you're looking for a way to bring in some extra cash each month, here's a way to make use
of what normally gets thrown away. If you're sewing skills are not quite up the advanced
level, you could still make colourful piece of fabric.

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting and socially challenged industries”, says
Wendy Schultz, Textiles and Fashion lecturer. According to global research cotton production
alone is the second most polluting crop after corn, and the industry has long outsourced
production to low wage countries, exploiting low levels of regulation. There is an untold
amount of textile waste created in the production of fashion, and this Upcycle project is
aimed to create a difference by showing how these small off-cuts can be transformed into
something of much greater value than its parts: up-cycling at its best.

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Upcycled Scrap Felt Heart Key Ring Project

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Step by step on how to make a felt scraps, heart key ring

Commercially produced felt pieces are ideal for using in children's craft projects. Unlike woven fabric, felt will not fray or unravel. As such, it is a great fabric for children to learn to sew with. Felt can be cut with normal craft scissors. Felt is also a popular material for making handcrafted products such as bags, hats and other accessories. Handmade felt is often used for these projects, this helps to produce items that are very different from shop bought items. Textile artists also use felt in their art. Felt is a good surface to embroider and adorn with embellishments.


Make yourself or your loved one an adorable little felt heart key rings. They are ideal gifts for Valentine's Day, and are made from the small bits of leftover felt that would normally be thrown away when working on a bigger project. Remember that everything is re-usable and can be upcycled if you put your mind to it.

 

 

 

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Big Fabric Pom Pom

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Step by step project on how to make upcycled pom poms from scrap fabric

Contact Winnie if you have any questions.

This big pom-pom tutorial uses an easy fast method for upcycling scraps of fabric into this fashionable decor item.

In this tutorial we will make a reusable pompom maker, which makes pompom making easier, especially handy for mega sized pompoms.

The big fabric pompom is very easy to make and a nice craft for adult and child to do together.

We specifically use stretch fabric which looks very effective because cut into the same direction as the stretch it curls inward into neat tubes. Old T-shirts could also be used for this project.

Fabric takes up vast amount of space in landfills, only 15% gets recycled, and it’s so upcyclable, please rather put those scraps and old Tee’s to good use.

 

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Scrap Fabric Pen

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Step by step project on how to make upcycled mini pom poms from scrap fabricon your pen

If you need any help contact Winnie

There are two ways with this project; you can make either a floppy pompom pen or a fluffy pen.

The fluffy pen is a bit of frivilous fun and the floppy pompom pen has great shake ability. With both you can cheer yourself on while you write.

The project uses up those little scraps of fabrics, so nothing gets wasted.

Synthetic fabrics do not decompose and organic fabrics do decompose, but they create methane, which contributes to global warming, rather let us use up those scraps of fabric.

Upcycling scrap fabric into a floppy pompom pen is a great back-to-school project, super easy for children and adults. It will also make a great gift for teacher.

A simple ‘Bic’ type ball point pen is used.

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Tassely Charm Scrap Fabric Bangle

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Step by step project showing how to make your own tassely Charm Scrap Fabric Bangle.


If you need any help contact Winnie

This bangle uses up your treasured scraps of fabric, so even small scraps need not be wasted. This hip bangle is adorned with charms and tassels wrapped elegantly around a piece cut from a plastic bottle.

There is more than one way to complete this project  so you will find lots of ways to unleash your creativity.

An easy craft for children to do, they will just need a little help cutting the bottle. They can start a new trend at school that will leave behind loom bands, without breaking the bank and spareing fabric waste from the landfill.

Decomposing fabric releases methane, a damaging greenhouse gas and a major contributor to global warming. The dyes and chemicals in fabric can leach into the soil, contaminating surface and groundwater. Fortunately fabric is very upcycable, you can start now with this bangle.

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