What do you do with a childs shirt that has been stained multiple times and been placed in the rag-pile? Throw it out? I think not!
If you have a few pretty scraps of material laying around and a few hours you can do THIS!
I used strips of dark gray crepe and light gray chiffon to sew little ruffles over the stained area.
With the scraps left over from the scraps, I made this matching hair clip. Matchy-matchy, but cute!
A few things I learned from this project:
1. Fray Check is your friend.
2. USE Fray Check.
3. Use Fray Check on the material BEFORE you sew it into little ruffles. It sure is a lot easier to apply it to flat material.
4. A sewing machine would make this project a LOT faster. I think I logged about 3 hours on this project by hand-stitching it.
5. I need to buy a sewing machine. And learn how to use it.
Look HERE for more idea's on re-fashioning old clothing. This woman is brilliant and inspired me to try my hand at it.
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