2018 Upcycling Challenge

Katie Kable

Here is my second entry in your upcycling challenge, I wish I’d chosen a project with easier before/after photos! I got my inspiration from my local sewing shop who used the same concept with specifically designed fabric panels with figures of a girl/boy which you could dress up by placing clothes which had been backed with flannelette onto the panel and they would ‘stick’ on and could then be changed with another outfit, it is very retro so I’m not sure how old it is!

I upcycled an old flannelette baby wrap and an old pillow case and used fabric scraps to create the rest of the pieces. I started by using double sided fusible interfacing but it got a bit fiddly and as I wanted it to be something I could make WITH my girls we ended up using a glue stick to glue the fabric to the flannelette and it worked a treat!

I am thinking of turning mine into a quiet book with a pocket to put all the pieces so my girls could play with it anywhere. You could add any number of accessories to your pictures for hours of fun. Would also work as a Christmas tree to decorate, perfect for toddlers! It is a great scrap buster and if you look closely I used some of my Michael Miller Fabrics  Ambassador fabric, it worked perfectly and makes it fun to use prints to create different items. Technically there is no sewing but I hope it can still be included.


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