5 Easy Vintage Sewing Projects to do in Iso
Don’t be afraid to make a shorter version if you don’t have enough fabric - or get creative! Lengthen a garment by adding a different colour to the hem and/or cuffs. A great use for old blankets or towels. View tutorial
This is a great beginner project and can be handsewn. Nothing brings an outfit together like the little details. A sunglasses case for every occasion? Wardrobe level up! View tutorial
Wake up looking a little more like Greta Garbo - at least until you take the mask off. I personally recommend trying the ‘without trim’ version down the bottom which is less fiddly. View tutorial
Kimono throw from a scarf
Take a leaf from the 1920s and get into all-day pyjamas with style. This scarf upcycle is easier than falling off a chair. View tutorial
To go with your new kimono throw, of course... Incredibly, I still have a pair of PJ pants like this that I made back in 1998 that are STILL good. One of the great advantages to old bedsheets is that they tend to be good quality fabrics. View tutorial
- Don’t stress the small details
- There’s more than one way to do it.
- The first one WILL be ugly.
Now sew forth and conquer!
By Rachel Bradstock
Elise Design in-house tailor/sales consultant
Owner of The Definite Article