Free Project Friday (and sweepstakes!): Remix It Up!

September 03, 2010, 12:16 pm  Posted by Lark

Oh, the fun we’ve had with Fabric Remix! We’ve interviewed the author Sandy Stone, chatted with the book’s photographer Patrick Fox, gathered inspiration from Flickr, and shared some of our own remixes… And now a free project for you, just in time (if you’re stateside) for a long crafty weekend. Sandy’s Sanctuary Chair is the perfect way to give new life to an old chair – or a new-to-you yard sale find – through simple upholstery. Enjoy and do tell us about your project… see below for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

Fabric RemixAlready in remix mode? Please leave a comment by 9pm on Thursday, September 9, telling us about a project you’ve created (or re-created) using found, vintage, repurposed, or otherwise fabulous and unique fabrics. We’ll pick three random winners to receive a copy of the just released Fabric Remix and will announce the winners next Friday (September 10) so stay tuned. Read the official rules here.


14 Responses

    Rachel says:

    i repurposed a man’s white dress shirt (bought at a thrift store) into a sweet little dress altered with ruffles down the front for my daughter http://www.flickr.com/photos/19337958@N02/4640059350/

    songyue yu says:

    i usually buy bed sheets from value village and make pouches and bags from them.

    justval says:

    My husband and I came across his father’s old letter carrier uniforms, badges and pins from 26 years ago. I am going to made crazy quilt wall hangings out of his clothing for my husband and his 3 sisters for Christmas presents. It will be a wonderful surprise full of memories for them.

    Dixdizzy says:

    I am making a christmas treeskirt with an afghan someone felted by accident and i am needlefelting angels into it and edging it with knitted lace.

    Rosalyn Harwood says:

    I am excited by the whole world of re-mix and re-design…lately I have been adding fiber to the mix with fascinating results. I have taken sweaters and through the process of shrinking have made wonderful items. Also working with wet felting and needle felting to give my garments a new and current look. What a way to take last years clothes and redesign them to be current and fantastic…what fun!

    katie trott says:

    I have bought some gorgeous vintage towels and made a few after swim skirts for my girl!

    Jaime Lyerly says:

    I have been taking found fabrics and covering them in beeswax, and turning them from throw-aways into sculpture.

    Amy says:

    I found some beautiful embroidered fabric at a estate sale. I cleaned them and now have gorgeous pillowcases for my guest room. You can find terrific fabrics at estate and garage sales.

    banba1 says:

    I like to make softies out of clothes that i no longer wear…and of course out of all those spare socks from the laundry!

    Caryn says:

    How exciting! I could list a ton of projects as I’m a huge fan of reuse/remix. My latest is using vintage thrifted bedsheets to create patchwork pillow covers, I just finished a really cool one yesterday that combines pink and that super 1970s green! I would love to win this book but if I don’t, I’ll be buying it asap! I just recently discovered Sandy Stone while looking thru a back issue of Country Living. I was thrilled to go to her website and find out about this new book! Thanks so much!

    Oh my, what haven’t I repurposed at some point?

    One winter I made baby bomber caps out of felted thrifted sweaters lined in cotton. Cute tea towels became pillow covers. Dropcloths into curtains (blogged here). Old soft t-shirts into those trendy mobius loop scarves. I’m currently deconstructing a tweedy wool coat of mine that had always been a little short in the sleeves and will be making my 2-year-old’s winter coat from it–this might be my most ambitious repurposing yet.

    Tammy says:

    My Aunt passed away in April of 2009 and as we were going through her things to donate I found a pari of flannel pajama bottoms that I used to make a flower shape pillow for my new puppy Lola. There was still some fabric left over to use in a dog bed I made for Lola when she got bigger.
    Everytime I look at either the pillow or the bed I think of Aunt Marge.

    Anonymous says:

    Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Your repurposing stories, photos, and links are so inspiring! We’ve randomly selected the winners – drumroll, please……… congratulations Rachel, Tammy, and Dixdizzy!

    ashley garcia says:

    I made skirts for myself and my friend when we were pregnant, from vintage military fatigue “laundry” bags! They were comfy then because of the “wiggle room” and adjustable waist, and still to this day.TOTALLY unique and adorable! I even surged mine with hot pink thread!

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