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!!!

Pin It!


  1. ohh how awesome. Your dad is going to love it

  2. I love the pocket idea - he always has little things laying around that he can put in there...let's not forget the remote! :o)

  3. Thanks for the nice comments! I can't wait to see his face when he gets it!

  4. I love it and I am sure he will love it. I think this man you call dad has a good sense of humour!
    Cyber lovin'

  5. This is absolutely fantastic! Not only is it extremely cute, but it's so thoughtful and truly special. One of the things I enjoy most about seeing other crafter's work is when they share their most personalized and special gifts for the people they love, it truly reminds me why I create in the first place.

  6. Oh this is fabulous!! I bet he loved it!


Thanks for stopping by. Now won't you please leave a comment to let me know you were here? I just love hearing from you!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...