Monday Make: Patched Shorts…

So I own this pair of shorts that are a little too large for me now but they’re just so comfy that I can’t bear to throw them out. I managed to stain them whilst on holiday, annoyingly it was one of those mystery stains that you’re not sure when/where you got it but I’m going to blame it on dropping food on myself. Anyway, in my super stash of craft items I had plenty of stuff to help patch over the offending stain.

I used some;
– Fabric square quarts
– Iron on studs
– Iron on motif
– ‘Heat n Bond’
– Iron on decals

I started out by having a play around with the fabrics and once I thought they looked good I stuck them together using ‘heat n bond’. If you’ve never used this product before it’s like ‘Wondaweb’ (a glue that bonds fabrics together when heated) but in sheet format. It saves sewing for ages and also works quiet well as you can layer really easily.

After that I chose some iron on decals from a book by ‘Sukie’ that is just filled with them (how awesome is that?!). When I originally bought the book I had no idea what I was going to do with so many iron on decals but I knew I had to have them. I’ve actually had it that long I was worried the decals would have disintegrated or something but they applied really well!

The patch was still looking a little plain so I added a blue jay motif and some lovely blue iron on studs that complimented the blue jays colour perfectly. Ta-da – my shorts now have a stain free, cool new look!

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Unfortunately as there was no sewing involved I’m really not sure how long my patch can survive, it might now mean that I have to hand wash my shorts or just re-patch every now and then.

FinishedPatch (2)


Christmas Wreath…

So at the weekend, I decided to make myself a Christmas Wreath. Why not buy one? Well I enjoy crafting, and I needed one to specifically match my ‘winter woodland’ theme, also decorative wreaths can be expensive so I was hoping to save some money.

I bought my basic wreath from a local garden center (£3.99), the picks and wire from Wilkos (£1 a bag), and a whole box of mushroom picks at Dobbies (£1.99). The pine-cones were a bit boring, so I added a touch of  glitter nail polish to give them some sparkle. I also ended up with a lot of excess mushrooms, pine-cones and holly sprigs but they ended up going on my tree so nothing was wasted! What do yous think? Are yous making anything for Christmas this year?

Christmas Wreath.