Ugly Coat Refashion – Suggestions Wanted

I need your help!
I snagged this wool coat for 49-cents a few months ago, even though I wasn’t sure what exactly I had in mind for it.

What should this ugly green coat be refashioned into?

Kinda ugly

I thought the buttons alone would be worth the 49-cents…I mean, come on, new buttons are stinkin’ expensive, ya’ know?

The problem is, I still don’t really have a vision for it. I guess I could always just cut it up and make several projects out of it.

Like these…(which were also made out of cut up wool sweaters or blazers or coats)… Continue reading

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49 Cent Friday: T-Shirt to Girl’s Dress Refashion

Happy Friday everyone!

For today’s 49 cent Friday refashion, I chose this hot pink t-shirt that fit me (other than the neck being too tight).

Here’s a pic’ of my daughter wearing the shirt…

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She doesn’t look too impressed.

I decided to turn this shirt into a dress.

I started by turning it inside out and putting it back on my daughter. Then I pinned it where it was going to be taken in… Continue reading

DIY Homemade Felt Coasters

I’ve noticed lately that my coasters are grungy and stained, and really need to be tossed out.

So I decided to replace them with a homemade set, made from felt.

Luckily for me, I have a ginormous stash of felted wool sweaters and blazers to choose from. I’ve made a lot of hats, scarves, mittens and purses out of felted wool, which leaves me with a lot of wool scraps (perfect for this project!).

I started out with these wool blazer scraps that I cut into 4″ circles…

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Felt circles

I stacked 3 of the 4″ circles and stitched them together using a blanket stitch. Continue reading

49 Cent Friday: T-Shirt to Fringe Scarf Refashion

Happy Friday everyone!

For today’s refashion I started out with this very thin, oversized,  long-sleeved t-shirt.

Long Sleeved Shirt | Diary of a MadMama

meh

I thought it wasn’t that bad for 49-cents…it’ s just too big and the material is thin…until I saw this! Continue reading

Oh My Aching Back: Heating Pad Denim Refashion

I’ve been suffering from a sore neck and shoulder for several days. It occurred to me that my purse just might be the cause.

Heavy Purse | Diary of a Madmama

This thing weighs a ton!

So I weighed my purse, and guess what… it weighs a whopping 10 pounds!

No wonder my shoulder’s been killing me!

Luckily for me, I found a solution for my aching back in the book Continue reading