Mar 16, 2009
Yesterday I tried an experiment in up-cycling. Apparently, it is slightly different than recycling but it is the same basic concept: re purposing an unwanted item into something useful. I am happy to say that it was a successful endeavor! I am always looking for cheap ways to complete my sewing projects, and this one ended up costing me a little less than $1!
I cut apart my sleep top with as little waste as possible. You'd be shocked at how big of a piece you can get out of cutting open an arm!
And then I made these cute pajama pants for ages 3-6 months from Amy Butler's Little Stitches book. I'm not super experienced with making clothes, so the elastic was a little lose, but for $1 I think they are pretty darn cute. And, I'll get to match my baby with my (much bigger) pj pants. Not bad, eh?