Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fabric recycled

When college boy headed back to Colorado, he left behind some old Gap pants that had seen better days.  I couldn't bring myself to throw them out and certainly couldn't give them away, so I held on to them thinking I could I use them for something, someday.
So, what do you get when you put together worn out pants, an embroidery hoop, hook, yarn and a darning needle?
A doily hoop inspired by this post.
This was a project that I felt the sudden urgent need to do right before going to bed last night and since I needed a plain colored fabric, the pants were the perfect solution.  I finished it up this evening and definitely will be making more, improving a bit on the embroidery part.  I think I might even paint the hoop black.

So happy our weekend has begun.
Best wishes,
 

36 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

Love it Tammy

Linda said...

Love your resourcefulness! :)

I'm at home again today because I guess my 3-mile walk wasn't a good idea yesterday after the biopsy.... have had some trouble today so have been resting at home. Will have to take it easy for my half-day of work tomorrow and then of course it's the weekend.

Little Treasures said...

Excellent repurposing project Tammy! I believe the black frame would make that white gorgeousness stand out !

Teresa Kasner said...

What a neat way to have a piece of your son around all the time! It would also be fun to use his fabric to do an embroidery on, maybe one of his favorite things? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

linda said...

Well done Tammy it looks great, you could have a whole set of them with the material as the backing, great idea. :) xx

Primroses Attic said...

Great recycle. Very pretty.
Rosezeeta.

Pam said...

Tammy, embroidery hoop art is so popular today. Yours is perfect. There is something wonderful about recycling something with fond memories attached.

Betsy said...

Nice! What a great use for those old pants and you have part of your boy around too when you look at them.
Blessings,
Betsy

summersundays-jw said...

Love the vintage look of the fabric & the color. Perfect for your project. I use recycled fabric always with my wool applique. Have a good weekend! It's very cold in southern Missouri & maybe a little snow. Jan

Debby said...

Ahh, that was a good idea. I can imagine him being so far away is really hard. If he ever needs anything my daughter lives not too far away.. Ft.Collins right.

Wanda said...

Well how artsy is that. I think a black hoop around it would be perfect.

Years ago we made all kinds of things from old jeans. Aprons, purses, tote bags...it was fun to add rick rack or lace or stitching.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Great idea- it works well as a background for the doily!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You keep amazing me; this looks really lovely all together in the way you created it.
Hugs,
Mariette

Mary said...

What a great idea Tammy - GAP pants never had it so good!!!

Happy weekend dear - have fun.
Mary -

Blondie's Journal said...

Awwww...I know how special this will be to you. I hope you had a wonderful visit!

Jane x

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

oh clever idea!!!
xxxx Ale

Preeti said...

It's looking lovely!! Nice idea:)
Love the colorful thread stitches on the white doily.

Sheila Rumney said...

Love what you did with this... great way to keep a memory of your son around. I can't imagine sending our girl half a world away for college... it is sometimes hard being an hour and a half away. Sending you big hugs!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I LOVE it, Tammy! Oh, how our minds think alike. LOL! I'm always SURE something can be made out of things that most folks would toss. YOU, on the other hand, are actually getting them repurposed instead of just thinking about it!! ;) Great job! blessings ~ tanna

Mosaic Magpie said...

Well this is repurposing at it's finest!
Deb

Stephanie said...

Hi Tammy! I found your wonderful blog through Kelly :) I had a lovely time scrolling through your previous posts and this upcycled project is simply fabulous!

Take care and happy weekend. Hugs!

Pallavi Puri said...

Amazing Tammy! That's such a clever idea :)

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Tammy! It's good to hear from you and thanks for coming over to leave your sweet comment! Love what your repurposing project, so creative!

Susan said...

Great job, Tammy! You are very inventive. Your son would be amazed at where his pants are now! Susan

Sherry said...

YOU HAD A GREAT IDEA. TAKE CARE!

Mereknits said...

I love the doilies in your last post, so fun to be able to go out for a walk and swing by the yarn store. Great idea for the pants, now when you look at your wonderful project you can think of your son.
Hugs,
Meredith

CatieAn said...

what a sweet idea.....

Dagmar said...

What a great up cycle craft this is, and it is gorgeous!
Xox

kathy b said...

You are so creative. Great hoop!

Createology said...

Excellent up-cycle of the old worn out pants. I have taken clothing right out of my closet just to cut and use the fabric for projects. Fabulous way to display your doilies. Creative Bliss...

Aishwarya said...

Innovation thy name. Looks so pretty Tammy. Where have you placed it now?

My cozy ✄ little space said...

your welcome to my private blog..not sure i got your emailadress...if you want to join...send me a email..your welcome..happy weekend

Anne Butera said...

What fun! I love it when a project is demanding like that!

Amy at love made my home said...

So pretty and such a great use of the worn out trousers! xx

Sam I Am...... said...

I have 2 sacks of clothing with nice material that I have been reticent to give away as I too, wanted to re-purpose since many of the clothes had memories attached to them. Yours turned out darling and you are definitely a creative talent! I'm thinking of some embroidery on mine . Painting the hoop sounds like a great idea too!

Liz D said...

Perfect bit of recycling! [lol I was a bit afraid you sewed the crochetd flower to the hole-y pants and, ah, wore them on you walk! lol.]

love

lizzy

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