Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upcycle your old T-Shirts!

Mommy of 1 and Counting is doing a review and giveaway for GEM Cloth pads.  It is open only for those who have not yet tried pads.   GEM Cloth actually makes her products from upcycled material.  Michelle started making diapers from materials as simple as t-shirts.  From there she started a business-- GEM Cloth.  She makes cloth pads for moms, and really neat diapers, and some crocheted items as well.

Today, I want to share with you something I found while entering into giveaways, and blog hopping.
I found some really neat websites which show different ways to recreate and upcycle your old t-shirts or fabrics!  I got all excited because there are a bunch of Andrew's (my husband) clothes that are just way...too unfashionable that I was about to turn them into rags or donate them.  So probably going to be in my project list of things to do, but when you are in a pinch I hope you remember that moms can do pretty much anything with needle and thread and some cloth!
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Below I left some links on how to create your own homemade prefolds, diapers, wetbags, and more!

My FAVOURITE WET BAG Tutorial!
http://www.celticclothswholesale.com/fabric_11/Free-Patterns.htm 
http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=559454
http://fernandfaerie.com/sewing_prefolds.html
http://allaboutclothdiapers.com/make-your-own-cloth-diapers-really/