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Upcycled Flower Cuff



I bought an old polyester shirt that I kept meaning to refashion. I really liked the pattern and colors on the fabric but I never could figure out what to do with it. Finally, I decided to just cut it up and use the fabric for some funky flowers. I cut the shirt into different sized circles then melted the edges on a candle (melted fabric flower petal tutorial here if you need one) but instead of just stacking the different sized petals, I folded and stacked them to make a fuller bloom then sewed the layers together.

I turned most of the fabric into flower pins. I had the shirt cuffs left over and decided to see what I could do with them. I used the candle to set the cut edges of the sleeve and sewed on the bloom. Instant flower cuff! I like it! Sort of an everlasting wrist corsage :)  I think I may be on the prowl for more funky shirts to cut up! Would you wear these or am I off my rocker?

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  • EmilyFebruary 23, 2011 - 12:13 am

    I would wear them, though I will leave the designing to you. :) So cute!ReplyCancel

    • HeatherFebruary 23, 2011 - 5:59 pm

      Thanks Emily!ReplyCancel

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