Thursday, 17 January 2013

Joggers into a Shoe Bag

Louise had outgrown her dancing school joggers, but they seemed in too good condition to bin and we don't know another Louise to pass them on to, so.........

I made one of the legs into a shoe bag to hang up her gym shoes at school! I cut off one of the legs and sewed up the bottom part. Then inset some cord (from a battered gift bag) and sewed the edge, using Fly / Y stitch to be decorative. The flower is made from part of an old leotard, gathered with running stitch, sewn to the shoe bag with a sparkly button sewn in its centre. Fantastic fun, a practical item from an unusable one, made in less than an hour! Now to think of what to make with the rest of the joggers and leotard!!

A close up of the fly stitching and flower - my mam taught us well!!!!

I would like to enter the Cupcake Craft Challenge - Anything But a Card


  1. Fabulous idea,thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week and good luck.
    Louise xx

  2. Briliant recycling darlin, your so clever, big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Gorgeous work, just perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  4. Very creative, a great idea...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

  5. Fantastic and perfect for our challenge! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  6. Great work, very practical and perfect for our challenge this week at crafty cardmakers. Rebecca x


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