I have finally found the time to have a little upcycle play. My apologies to those that have been eagerly awaiting the next Thrifty Quilter post. It's been too long coming...but we're finally here. Hopefully the next one won't be such a long wait.
Like most Mums, I have an enormous collection of baby clothes that I have no use for, but don't particularly want to part with either. I found this shirt in the collection and knew it had to stay. It wasn't a favourite or anything, but it's too adorable to give away.
|Baby shirt ready for upcycling|
First I chopped off the top, just under the sleeves. Luckily, Mr Giraffe was still going to fit in nicely.
Next I chopped off one of the side seams. This probably wasn't necessary, but it made it much easier to square up and iron on the interfacing.
|Chop off the top|
|Chop off one side seam|
I then ironed on some interfacing to stop the fabric stretching too much during sewing and stuffing.
|Iron on the interfacing|
|Sew the sides, leaving a gap for turning and stuffing.|
|Cute little memory cushion|