I have spent a little time lately “doing over” a few hand me downs.
Refashioning is just a funky way of updating things you already have so they can be utilised and not chucked. We are very lucky and get a lot of hand-me-downs for the girls. I am a BIG lover of kids hand me downs! Most little ones go through clothes so fast its great to have a constant supply of new things. Not just as they grow out of them so quickly, also to ensure a good load of “play clothes”. You know the type – the ones that have already been through the mill so its not a big deal if they get spilled on, messed up or generally roughed about. Especially handy for PreSchool/Daycare.
One such item I gave an upcycle this week is this great little sleepsuit. Its been freezing at our place lately and Miss Z has a bad habit of kicking off her covers of a night, so things like this are fabulous! The emblem on it was kind of boyish and not really our cup of tea, so I thought a little Heat N Bond action was in order!
My mum found this super cute Owl patch and picked it up for us – score! Thanks Mum:) I added some fabric scraps from my own bag and crafted up this cute little design. The Heat & Bond I own is not the sew over type, if it was I would have done some decorative stitching around the hearts, however I’ve already broken one sewing machine needle lately and I wasn’t wanting to try for two!
So, what we end up with for a grand total of 10mins work is now much more girly and still useful. I’m sure Miss Z will be thanking me tonight!