Vintage Clothing A Second Chance

Vintage clothing is amazing, and the fact that some of it is still intact still completely amazes me. Sometimes clothing is a little bit too damaged too actually wear, but sometimes you can find pieces that are completely fixable or up-cycle-able. ¬†ūüėÄ

If you come across a piece of clothing you absolutely love, you can always up-cycle it into something else. Some vintage fabrics are super funky and hard to find. So you will surely have a one of a kind masterpiece.

There is no law that you can’t salvage good parts and make that shirt, tie, skirt or dress into something completely new.

I recently stocked the Sugar Beet Crafts Etsy store with some awesome ties and men’s vintage shirts that would be great as an up-cycle project. I want to keep them all! It prompted me to do some research on projects. There are so many awesome DIY ways to fix up old clothing,¬†especially right now when vintage is super in. So go through Grandma and Grandpa’s closet or hop down to a thrift store and see what treasures you can find!

Here are a few ideas I found online:

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I think these Ideas are awesome! Some people are so creative. I personally want to try all of these projects as soon as I have a sewing machine again. I hope your inspired to get out there and change and rearrange some loved items.

Here is a link to some great DIY up-cycled Clothing Tutorials on Pinterest:                                            http://www.pinterest.com/piecesofthepast/diy-upcycled-clothing/

Follow this link to a Blog with wonderful tutorials and ideas: Moda E Dicas de Costura (you will need to translate the page) http://modaedicasdecostura.blogspot.ca/2014/02/reciclagem-de-camisas-e-t-shirts-2.html

Oh and follow this link to an awesome Tutorial on how to Up-cycle a Men’s Shirt into a summer blouse: ¬†http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-a-Mens-Shirt-into-a-Retro-Summer-Blouse/?lang=de

More Ideas:

  • Throw Pillows
  • Headbands
  • Scarf
  • Tank Top

Lets save some vintage!

Vintage Shirts and Ties are available online @ https://www.etsy.com/shop/SugarBeetCrafts
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Spring Time Jewelry!

I have been busy in the jewelry makin’ mood! Here are a few new things I made the last week. I love Beads and Chain together!

  Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.Coral and Chain Bead Necklace

Amazing Colors for the Spring and Summer seasons.

Amazing Color!

Amazing Color!

Black Double Chain Necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

I love the simplicity of this necklace

Black Chain Single Bead Necklace

 

So Cute

So Cute

 

Something about the sunshine and warm breeze makes me in the mood to make jewelry.  I love to use nature as my inspirations.

The coral necklace was inspired by a large Bougainvillea plant in pink.

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The black chain necklaces were inspired by the ocean.

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The Butterfly and Leaf Bracelet was inspired by well butterflies and leaves ūüėÄ

by Brandie Bell

by Brandie Bell

I hope you enjoy, they are all available at Sugar Beet Crafts on  Etsy.

What does summer weather inspire you to do?