The Shirt off His Back

Welcome 🙂

Anyone visiting from ‘Grow Your Blog’ can find my post here.

I really enjoy shopping in Charity shops (Thrift/ Op shops) and a while back I made a point of looking for some men’s cotton shirts. I managed to get a few and then put them in a drawer and forgot about them! Last week I came across them again and so this week I’ve spent my sewing time playing with them. I love the softness of old fabric and have enjoyed cutting them up and sewing them back together to make a little quilt.

I’ve sewn in a few pleats.
and sewn the squares together
It’s ready for a border now

I’m loving the gentle colours and have an idea to do a bit of embroidery on it when it’s been quilted – watch this space!

Until next time,

Chris x

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11 thoughts on “The Shirt off His Back

  1. That is brilliant, I really love the pleats, the added texture works really well with the light fabrics. I too love charity shops, I often use them to get fabric for Abi’s textile work. I made a similar blanket a couple of years ago for my father-in-law using charity shirts. I embroidered Bible references onto some of the squares. He really loved it. The trouble I find with upcycling is that I now hate getting rid of anything fabric because it could made into something else!!

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