here is what i did with this plain, boring (to me) white shirt. it's cute as it is, but i always found it lacked an interesting little detail. so i embroidered an earwig onto it:
who can resist an earwig on a round toddler tummy? if you like it too, feel free to download a free embroidery pattern for it.
we also love going back and forth with the sewing machine to create these "flowers" with long stems:
another thing that simona did with this t-shirt was lengthen it. the brown t-shirt was too short, so she cut of the buttom part of an orange t-shirt (of which she didn't like the style) and sewed it under the brown one to give it a good length. the stitched flowers hold everything together and make it look like that was like the t-shirt was always meant to be.
i stitched on these flowers on a t-shirt a few years back, also adding some lace and pieces of fabric for decoration:
you see? a bit of cutting, a few stitches and voilà! a "new" t-shirt!
shortly before a weekend trip to paris i breathed some new life into this plain old jacket by first dyeing it black with fabric colour in the washing machine. after that, i sewed some crochet flowers i got on ebay onto it. it really felt like i had a brand new jacket!
as always, feel free to share whatever other ideas you might have to make something old look new!
MORE OF UPCYCLING WEEK:
:: day 1 :: starting easy
:: day 3 :: going a step further
:: day 4 :: iron-ons
:: day 5 :: home decor and accessories
:: day 6 :: roundup / link list