Monthly Archives: September 2013

Creative ideas to recycle a sweater

Creative ideas to recycle a sweater

In textile recycling you not only recycle fabric, because you also can reuse yarn fabrics, wool sweaters and towels, among other things. With some techniques you can comb the wool to make felt; or just cut the yarn fabrics to make cushions, dolls, bags and any other objects you can imagine.

Just look out to these beautiful and innovating ideas that we have compiled to inspire you to recycle those old sweaters and other fabrics. Continue reading

An amusement park in crochet XXL

An amusement park in crochet XXL

The dream of any child…and any mother, sister or grandmother who loves crochet. In this amusement park in crochet XXL children can have fun at will, while the mothers are very calm (because the kids are not at risk).

Let’s enjoy the happy faces of these children enjoying this super innovative idea, the amusement park in crochet XXL created by Toshiko Horiuchi Macadam, a very creative grandmother. Continue reading

T-Shirt yarn wool slippers and slipper-socks

T-Shirt yarn shoes and slippers

Most people use slipper-socks to sleep with warm feet, and most use slippers to stay in the house. Today we are going to show you how to use recycled fabric to make slipper-socks, slippers and many models of sandals.

Here are some ideas, as there are many models to choose from…and you can make them for your kids or yourselves. Continue reading

XL Amigurumi patterns

Amigurumi XXL patterns

All crochet dolls are adorable, but the XL amigurumis offer great possibilities when knitting: can be made in large sizes and are perfect to make animal shaped cushions or “pets” to give to the kids (or adults that like dolls).

Today we will share this creations in XXL crochet, woven T-Shirt yarn pets, which can be done by following these XL amigurumi patterns. Continue reading

Original creations with T-Shirt yarn

Original creations with T-Shirt yarn

T-Shirt yarn has endless possibilities, since it serves to work crochet knitting patterns, schemes with 2 needles, knots, weaving and braiding.

In addition, volume, texture and fabric colors are perfect for an original artwork.

Look how beautiful and ingenious ideas of handmade creations we are going to show you today, all made with T-Shirt yarn and recycled fabric. Continue reading

T-Shirt yarn baskets with blurred colors

T-Shirt yarn baskets with blurred colors

To make a T-Shirt yarn basket with blurred colors using the technique we are going to show you is super simple. You just have to weave the basket with white or light colored fabric and then we blur it with fabric dyeing ink.

Look how easy is this process for dyeing T-Shirt yarn and make baskets with blurred colors. Continue reading

40 Ideas for recycling jeans

40 Ideas for recycling jeans

If we think of recycling textiles, there is a perfect material for reuse: the denim or jeans, a durable fabric that has a fairly long life.

But what can you make with old jeans? Let us be inspired by these ideas, because there are fantastic creations you can make with this material. Continue reading