I have a garage sale addiction.
I’m not afraid to admit it.
The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?
But how can you pass up items that are so in need of a makeover? Re-purposing?
For next to nothing!!!!!!!
Here is what my sister and I found a few weeks ago:
We turned it into this:
With plenty of jacket leftover!
It was already lined on the inside using the lining in the jacket. All we did was sew up the sides and add a zipper.
But then it looked too plain, so we added some rosettes on the front.
Here is how to make one (or more)….
- Strip of fabric
- glue gun
- felt (optional….depends on what you’re using the rosette for)
Start with a long strip of fabric. See how uneven it is in the picture below? It doesn’t matter!!! YEAH for that! The longer the piece, the larger your rosette.
Fold over both sides of one end to look like this (wrong sides together):
Use a dab of hot glue to hold it in place.
Fold down that hot glued piece so it starts your rosette circle like so:
Use a little dab of glue to help hold it in place.
Next, holding the folded end, start twisting your fabric, making it go around in a circle and using hot glue to hold it in place every 1/4 of a turn or so (on the back side, obvs….it would look weird to have hot glue all over the front of your rosette).
Keep twisting your fabric and wrapping it around, glueing, twisting, wrapping, on and on until you get the size you want.
The tighter you twist, the tighter your rosette.
We made three to go on the purse:
We glued ours directly onto the purse.
If we were going to use this for some other purpose (a headband maybe?) we would have glued felt onto the back of the rosette to make it look “finished” and to hide all the little glue spots.
Total cost of project: $1 !!!!!
I already had scrap fabric to make the rosettes.