Have you ever wondered what to do with those old bedsheets and fabrics at the back of grandma’s cupboard? Thanks to creative peeps with ingenious ideas, these quality sheets and fabric are ideal for repurposing and upcycling into some absolutely fresh and funky fashion and homewares pieces.
I’ve found and collated an amazing number of Australian creatives who make unique one of a kind fashion pieces and homewares using vintage sheets, linen and fabric. All of these are available for sale through Etsy Australia.
I Love Lucy Vintage is based in Melbourne VIC. Lucy is the creator behind this etsy store and she is quite possibly addicted to all things vintage. Creating lampshades from funky, mid-century fabrics, typically with bold and bright colours, Lucy makes magical statement pieces for your home.
Featured on the Frankie website, I Love Lucy Vintage is perfectly suited to the Frankie magazine. Head here for starting your subscription to the mag for the creative and curious.
Go here for the I Love Lucy Vintage Etsy shop for your next homely upcycling statement piece.
Toni from Tassie Dazzle is based in Launceston TAS and has been designing and creating unique, colourful and fun jewellery to make you smile. Tassie Dazzle uses sustainably sourced Tasmanian timbers and other mediums including free-trade felt, upcycled vintage crochet, lace, embroidery and fabric.
Sharyn from Two Bettys Handmade is based in Adelaide SA and loves making one- off or limited creations using vintage linens and fabrics. Sharyn uses her love of sewing to focus on the sustainability of reusing and repurposing gorgeous vintage fabrics into unique creations for your home or little one.
Finding ways to creatively repurpose with vintage sheets, fabrics and linen is an excellent way of using items that are already in circulation and has the bonus of usually being one of a kind items. I love how there are many folk out there who have the knack for thinking outside the square!
These creatively upcycled and repurposed items add your personal decorating style to your home. The ideas are also ideal birthday or Christmas gifts. I hope this is an inspiration for you to support Australian handmade small business by browsing their shops on Etsy Australia.
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Read more stories here at French for Tuesday about ways local creatives upcycle and re-use waste to make it a valuable and useful resource:
- Blue Wrap Couture: From Waste to Art
- Forager – In Search of blossom: From Waste to Art
- Creative ways to upcycle tea towels, repurpose linens, and reuse blankets and jumpers
- The Lake Macquarie NSW Sustainable Neighbourhoods Waste to Art Annual Exhibition