|Beautiful pair of new lined shoe bags, made from an old |
vintagetablecloth. Front pattern shown here.
I recently scored a pile of vintage linens at a thrift sale. One of the items was an awesome old tablecloth. This is a bit of an addictive habit, buying old vintage linens. Especially tablecloths. I have a lot of them now. But it is so hard to let them go. I love the charming old patterns and prints. And many of them are still in good condition. Even with some flaws or signs of previous wear. I still love them for their charm. You can't find tablecloths quite so nice now.
So what to do, I really do need to do something with them. I have a pile I have been meaning to up-cycle into something new. Given them a next life. I had washed and aired all the linens I got recently already, so they were all folded and ready for their next adventure.
Today I picked one the of the newly acquired tablecloths. I had been working just before on some prototype patterns I created for shoe bags. And I thought this one tablecloth, with its thinner weight fabric, could work well into the shoe bag design. In fact, I managed to get enough out of the little lightweight tablecloth to make a matching pair of shoe bags. Each lined in a different yellow cotton fabric. With easy pull cotton webbing ties, to cinch up.
|Back view of the shoe bags, showing the "minor" pattern|
from the tablecloth.
These turned out really great, they look very posh and so unique !
|Upcycled: old 30s dress |
becomes cool retro apron
|new apron, after cooking dinner |
and a new dessert !