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Fabric and Fiber Inventions by Kathy Ceceri

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2 Hand-Me-Up Wearables and Friends

Transform old clothes into stylin’ wearables and cute toys with simple sewing techniques.

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When you take an existing object that has outlived its usefulness and turn it into something else, it’s called upcycling. Upcycling is a great way to invent something. Instead of having to come up with an idea out of thin air, you can let the shape and texture of the material you are working with inspire you.

The tradition of turning used fabric items into new and useful household decorations and wearables goes way back. Worn-out pants, skirts, and shirts were cut up to make colorful rag rugs or warm patchwork quilts. ...

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