A brand new -closet to decor- DIY project for old faded garments to start the year...!
I have a thing for not throwing away stuff. So a few old kurtas and table cloths which were completely exhausted but loved all the same -for one reason or the other, get reinvented over one weekend. Since I am no expert with the sewing machine, it helped that the project did not require one to be perfect.
Old kurtas table cloths and an old curtain..
The garments were chosen based on a broad color scheme I wanted to follow for the bed-spread. They were then dismembered into same sized squares and put together strip by strip until we finally have a Indian block print meets Chinese and Japanese vegetable dyed batik meets pin-tuck story..!
Here is the shabby chic boho inspired results.. You like?!
Although not pictured here, the sheet has been backed with a plain navy blue casement fabric from an old curtain .
While cutting the squares and assembling the scraps here are the few things I tried to keep in mind:
~ Cut equal sized squares form all over the garment, sleeves and interface included.
~ Join scraps of similar colored/ patterned fabric from the trims to extract the maximum use out of the garments.
~ retain the full motif of large prints without wasting fabric to the extent possible.
~ Try not to repeat the same fabric twice in a row .
~ go over each row twice with the machine or better still interlock if you can ( I do not have the interlocking feature on my machine )
~ try to be neat. ( even with all the striving to be neat, the result is uneven in this case, but focus while working helped!)
I had a great time putting this one together. You like ? !! Do share simple ideas of your own to recycle and reuse old things...