CraftBlogClub Challenge – Upcycle Children Clothes for a Memory Keeper

I decided to take part in the CraftBlogClub Summer Challenge, which was to complete an upcycle challenge of your choice.  You can read more about the challenge here.  The host of this challenge was Jenniffer Taylor queen of the #sewingrevolution.  So I decided to use one of my sons little shirts, you know you always have a favourite little outfit they wore and don’t like to throw away ….. so I wanted to keep this and use it as wall art for his room.  It would be something I would have of his to keep.

So this was the shirt …. there are little anchors running through it and it was cotton so an ideal medium to embroidery something on it.  So I decided to keep with the nautical theme and used this design from Kelly Fletcher’s “Embroidered Home” Book

How to upcycle your childrens clothes to wall art to display

How to upcycle your childrens clothes to wall art to display

I traced it onto a sheet of Sulky sticky fabri solvy , peeled it off and stuck it right on the material.  This product is great & acts as a stabilizer as well.  You then rinse it off with some water when finished your stitching.

Here’s some progress shots ………

How to upcycle your childrens clothes to wall art to display

And the finished result……. all hooped up and ready to hang.

How to upcycle your childrens clothes to wall art to display

Have you used something of your childrens as a keepsake ? Any other ideas ? Id love to hear.

Till next time

Maura x

 

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20 thoughts on “CraftBlogClub Challenge – Upcycle Children Clothes for a Memory Keeper

  1. amylovestosew says:

    What a fabulous idea, it looks great. I’m building up a stock of baby grows etc that I can’t quite bring myself to get rid of, with the aim of making ‘something’ with them one day, this would be a lovely project for some of them #craftingismytherapy

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  2. Jennifer Jain says:

    I love it, what a great idea! I have a lovely little cotton dress that I kept from my daughter which I really loved and I keep meaning to do something with it, a project like this would be perfect. Thank you for introducing me to the sticky fabric transfer stuff too, it looks amazing and I can think of so many things it would be useful for. Thank you for linking up to #craftingismytherapy!

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  3. Buttercup and Bee says:

    I love this idea. I crocheted a rug using my boys tshirts but decided I didn’t like it as a rectangle so frogged it and left it back in the UK when we moved to Canada earlier this year. Something like this is definitely more manageable 🙂

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    • themessybrunette says:

      That sounds good but I know crocheting with tshirt can be hard on the hands but it does give a lovely effect. This i suppose is a smaller project and easier to manage I think. Thanks for reading 🙂

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  4. Me, You and Magoo says:

    What a lovely idea for a crafblog challenge…it’s a great way to create a keepsake. I might have a go at this one myself. You’ve stitched this beautifully & I like that sticky transfer paper, I’ve not heard of that before! Thank you for linking up to #craftingismytherapy

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