Visiting artist Martha Goldman came to Art Lounge last week to demonstrate some amazing fashion ideas.
Supplies needed: pattern or template sketched on a paper bag, needle, thread, scrap fabric, and an article of clothing from your own wardrobe that needs a MAKEOVER! You could even take an old screen printed tee shirt, and cut out the image, using this method to transfer it to your 'new' project.
1. Transfer your pattern to some scrap fabric (we traced in sharpie).
2. Make sure to pre-wash your scrap so that the fabric doesn't buckle.
3. Cut it out and pin it to the shirt/bag/sweater/skirt that you want to transfer to and sew it on.
4. Also, stretch your garment onto a piece of cardboard or use an embroidery hoop before you start sewing so that the material is taught.
5. You can hand sew using a whip stitch, or regular stitch, for a more 'vintage' look...or use a sewing machine. Be sure to add paint, a button or felt to embellish and 'finish' the look of the cut-out.
Jersey Cotton necklace scarf
Supplies needed: old tee shirts, scissors
How to: Did you know you can cut a ring from an old tee shirt, stretch it a bit and it will roll up into a great little loop that is perfect for a necklace or a layered scarf? So easy! You can cut up lots of colors and layer lots of loops for a necklace, or take a printed tee and make a fat scarf.
Here is a peek at some our our own creations!! We can't wait to show you the finished product, check back soon!!