Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Uses for Old Sewing Patterns

Oh my gosh my work marathon for the past week has come to an end!!  I have worked so many hours at my part time jobs this week  that I have not had time to post or time to craft or time to read all those blogs I follow!! Time to catch up!!

I am sharing a project that I completed a couple of weeks ago.  Most of you know that I am a sewer and have lots of patterns just hanging around.  I decided to put them to good use!!

First I tore the tissue pattern pieces into smaller pieces and found a styrofoam ball and some mod podge.  I then just mod podged the torn pieces on the ball. I did several layers to cover the white of the ball.   EASY!!  Voila........some unique decorative balls!! 


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  1. What a great way to use patterns. I really like the look. Sorry to hear you have had to be working so many hours.

  2. LOVE these! And I have tons of old patterns -- I knew I was keeping them for a reason!

  3. That is awesome! I just love clever minds and that you had on this project for sure. Have fun and thanks for joining my newbie party.

  4. I A wreath for Christmas and made the very same balls for them. I love the graphics on pattern tissue paper. They turned out great. I'm visiting from the newbie party and am a new follower.

  5. Hi Kari, These are adorable! I actually have everything on hand to make these.

  6. Awesome idea! How great to come up with a use for old patterns...and such a cute one, at that!
    Saw you at Debbie Doo's.

  7. Hi Kari, What a cute and cleaver idea. I've been wrapping everything up in jute lately, maybe I will have to switch to my old patterns that I don't use.
    Marianne :)

  8. Very cute idea. I probably have some old patterns sitting around here somewhere!

  9. These are really cute--such a great neutral decoration for all seasons! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesdays!

  10. Love these!!! What a great idea!
    ~ Julie

  11. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  12. The noise you just heard is me smacking myself in the head for not thinking of this! I am a sewer with lots of old patterns and keep thinking, 'what can I do with these?' I've seen some ideas in Blogland, but I'm just lovin' these, Kari. If you have more old pattern posts, feel free to swing by and leave me a note--you may want to give them their own category ;). Hugs, Kim

  13. Hello! I found you through Wow Us Wednesdays. This is such a smart idea! I always see old sewing patterns and think, "What in the heck could you do with those??" Now I know!

    I'm your newest follower! :)

    Come visit!


  14. This actually makes me feel better about investing in more i will have something to do with them when i'm done!