What can you make with an embroidered jacket?


Awhile back I wrote a post about my blogging friend Laura of As Time Goes . . . Buy and how she inspired me to do the Good Neighbor Award project and refashion for my one year blog anniversary. Laura has been traveling, and I’ve been sewing, but she’s home, and I’m finished . . . so today is the reveal! Laura, your coat is now on my “What Can You Make With A . . .” page, and your package is in the mail! I was able to make:

  • A pillow . . . of course! 🙂
  • A fabric flower with beads from a vintage earring in the center
  • A coffee cup cozy
  • A tissue cozy (Thank you, Little Bit Funky!)
  • Two jacket-sleeve notecard pouches
  • A Chanel pouch makeover
  • An embroidery-hoop wall hanging with Laura’s blog name
  • A framed fabric-under-glass for writing notes, menus, or welcome messages for guests
  • A garment dust jacket for one of Laura’s lovely outfits (Thank you, Schlosser Designs!)
  • A tote bag with a jacket pocket on each side and a braided leather belt handle
  • And, last but not least, all the leftover bits made into mini-bunting!  ♥

103 responses »

  1. Well, you have done it again! My son is a professional magician, but the magic you performed with these is beyond his magical powers! You are truly amazing. Love them all! I am so glad I found your blog! Enjoy your weekend! -Vickie

  2. You really take repurposing to a new and creative level!! Love your ideas! I have an embroidered jacket of similar proportions that I want to make into a different garment– I’ll let you know when that happens. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  3. Whoo Hoo!
    What a lot of treasure!
    You did such a fantastic job with that old jacket. I thought so many times of giving it away but loved the colour and embroidery and now I get to still enjoy it in SOOOOO many different ways!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you my lovely creative friend! I love it all!
    I am truly lucky to have met you in this blogosphere. 🙂
    I’ll be watching for the postman every day!
    Much Love,

      • I’ll definitely be watching for it and let you know as soon as it arrives. Can’t wait to see and touch everything in person. How exciting, it’ll be like a an early Christmas for me this year! 🙂
        Thanks again, you are so sweet to do this. xx

        • A great huge box arrived today!
          I tore straight into it…not very good at waiting. 🙂
          How amazing! I love all of it. You did such cool things with that jacket.
          I can’t even decide if there is something I like best because I love it all!
          The plan is to get some pictures and get a post scheduled for as soon as all the Spain posts are done.
          I’ll send you a preview with the date and all.
          Thank you so much! You are such a talent and I am truly blessed to have been befriended by you.
          Much love,

  4. Wow! That’s a whole lot of creative going on! Thanks for the inspiration – I do the same thing: I save things that I no longer use but that I love the fabric. I need to get digging into that chest of fabric!

  5. I’ve been looking forward to this post. I recognized Laura’s jacket immediately. What a creative use of that jacket. I especially like the garment cover. It seems fitting that some of this would end up back in her closet.

    Beautifully done.

    • Thank you, Donna. You’re so kind! I can’t wait to make these with my family . . . especially the kids! And it was really fun to pick out the fabrics. And it’s SOOOO soft. It makes me smile seeing it all ready to go! 🙂

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  10. Wow, where is the LOVE button when you need it? This is amazing and you are amazing. You have inspired me to do MORE upcycling. Now where was that mini-skirt at?

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