Have you ever bought a piece of fabric with the idea of making a great something?
I took the instrucions from a Burda Magazine but I think that any other publication may include jackets like this.
Conclusion: you can be pretty ( or at least, try...) and save money on clothes using old fabrics.
|That stain inside the circle is the "iron mark"|
- Measure the the length of your door and add 2 cm (if it's longer than the door, it'll cover its sides completely). Decide how high you want it (personally, I don't like a huge stuff at my door but I've seen quite big ones and they look beautiful, it all depends on your creativity and the size of your door...of course): measure, draw the rectangle or mark it with a chalk or pins, and cut the fabric.
- Sew the rectangle, except one side.
- Fill it with pillow filler or any other kind of filler and sew the side we left open before.
I watched it a couple of days ago and I thought it was a really good idea. I've always wanted to have some different beautiful pairs of socks for my boots, but being on my total money makeover I can't afford them...and I don't have time to knit them (which doesn't mean I won't do it in the near future; actually, I'm going to do it when I finish my door protectors...)
Anyway, why should I spend money on something I can do at home with a pair of scissors?
I hope you like it too!
What to do with an old sweater and an old fashioned dress?
And this is the final result. With the right accessories and a beautiful coat I'll feel as if I use it for the first time.
Secondly, because you save more money (again?) as you use that fruit nobody eats and you always buy promising yourself you'll take it this time, you'll make juice for the kids, a delicious pie...
Thirdly, because it's a natural product; you'll be sure of eating at least one thing without industrial additives.
Besides, because you decide if you want to eat tons of sugar or sweetener or nor; I didn't do it and, trust me, they're delicious...and with less calories!
Finally, because it doesn't take too much time, especially if you have a kind machine like thermomix, which cooks it by itself. If you don't have it you only have to stir it from time to time.