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Upcycling: Fat Clothes

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

So there I was, just two nights ago, bored, sitting on the floor of my closet with my favorite pair of Fiskar scissors... I started off with a bit of tshirt surgery, slicing and cutting my rocker tee's that exude 'siena'. Then I got to my 'nice' clothes that are much too large for me, here took a few of them in by cutting and pinning, setting aside for sewing later. Then the crap bog clothes I have had no business wearing or holding onto but I just haven't let them go. They were worn beyond repair or hand me downs but I just cant toss that much 'material' So this got my brain thinking...and twisting...and thinking...
I learned to quilt bc of my grams beautiful quilts covering every bed, I taught myself to crochet bc of the beautiful throws she made that have kept all us grandchildren warm(she even made three baby blankets for when we had children, Cali has hers now). My grams also made this beautiful crochet rag rug before she passed, I was very young but could remember it getting larger and larger over the last months of her time with us. I grew up playing on this rag rug, it was massive, maybe 7x7. So, I decided then and there sitting on the floor of my closet among piles of clothing that no longer fit, now was the time for me to learn the art of rag rugging!!! And this is how Ive done......
I began making 'tarn' (tshirt yarn)

and then progressed to this(day 1)....

Funny how something so ugly can be manipulated into something useful and dare I say beautiful!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VERONICAVW_140 10/27/2011 12:18PM

    You are so creative! I am jealous (in a good way)!haha Neat way to recycle the old clothes! :0)

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BACKATITAMY 10/27/2011 10:15AM

  What a wonderful idea. You are so creative. Love the rug. That is such a good use for your old clothes. Have a great day.

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SLUCIO1 10/26/2011 9:44PM

    That is some talent you have good job!! Awesome looking rug !

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GHK1962 10/26/2011 8:04PM

    wow...that is absolutely cool!

That so reminds me of how people can make hand-made noodles. That is like magic what you did!!!

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ELEXEY 10/26/2011 10:19AM

    What a great idea! Perfect way to put those old clothes to use. I'm using mine to decorate my jeans, it's hard to explain, just patches of where I won't be going again pretty much. I really love your idea though!

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RASLALIQUE 10/26/2011 5:55AM

    That is great! Very inspiring too. emoticon

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BET212 10/26/2011 12:41AM

    I loooove that rug! What a neat thing to make with your old clothes.

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LIVESTRONG2010 10/25/2011 2:50PM

    What a cool thing to do! Looks great can I give you my old things to make me one?

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GINCHIFER 10/25/2011 1:31PM

    Wow! What a great way to recycle/ find new use for old things! It is looking great!

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PHEBESS 10/25/2011 12:23PM

    VERY cool!

I have a wonderful skirt (I get compliments on it all the time) - patchwork T shirt fabric! Really, cut on the straight of grain, but put together to form diamonds - I love it! Worth a try!

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POSITIVE_ONE 10/25/2011 11:33AM

    NICE!!!! When I sit on the floor of my closet, I only end up blogging. What a great way to re-use those clothes you will never use.

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