Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Upcycled bowling shirts lap blanket for my Dad
For years my dad has been asking me when I was going to make the blanket out of his old bowling shirts. Well my sewing room is in as bad a shape or worse than my craft room and I just simply had NO idea where those shirts were! I've recently started making tote bags out of upcycled t-shirts and noticed two of my boxes marked, "old t-shirts". Hmmm, wonder what THAT means? well duh! Yup, you guessed it! Amongst all those old t-shirts waiting to be recycled was a clear plastic upcycled bag containing squares cut off some of my dad's old bowling shirts! PHEW!!! Since he has his 80th birthday AND Father's Day this month I decided it was high time I dusted off my sewing machine and make that blanket. He uses a wheelchair to get around so I made this lap-size. All I did was iron on some paper-backed interfacing, peel off the paper and iron the squares on to a big piece of blue terrycloth that I got from my mom's fabric stash when she quit sewing years ago. The terrycloth is pretty thick and soft, so I didn't add any other layers. I think he'll like it even though he can't see much anymore. Oh, then I zigzagged around all the squares. There's even some pockets he can stick things in! You've GOT to zoom in on the picture of the single square and read all those sayings. It's SOOOOOooo my Dad!!!