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From Coverlet to Esther--RECYCLED

Added Oct 25, 2008

by prudencerabbit

Cleveland, Unite...






I had an old coverlet that still had a beautiful texture, but suffered from a huge hole in the center, and some discoloration. It was a great inspiration for the latest Recycle MiniChallenge Contest.

I used it to make a super cozy Esther cardigan. I tea-dyed the fabric to even out the coloration of the fabric.

Material Notes

recycled coverlet fabric
tea (for dying the fabric)




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    Feb 10, 2009, 01.39 AMby amibambini

    Wow, I love what you have created here, gorgeous texture and colour and best of all, its recycled! You have inspired me, I must make this esther, not sure I have anything so lovely to cannibalise though..

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    Oct 29, 2008, 02.41 PMby mirela

    Wonderful! Voted!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 07.57 PMby marinaglory

    what a lovely Esther from a beautifully textured fabric! The tea-dying is such a great idea and it looks very comfy!

    I also really like your pictures- they are very clear and the lighting is great :]

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    Oct 26, 2008, 05.23 PMby prudencerabbit

    Thanks for the nice comments!

    I forgot to mention that I set up a How To for dying fabric with tea—see the link above under “Related How To’s.”

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    Oct 25, 2008, 08.25 PMby erdronen

    this is really nice! good job!

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    Oct 25, 2008, 03.26 PMby mjb14

    I am reasonably new to sewing and have never heard of tea dying. Can you please explain what it is? Your Esther looks good by the way!

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    Oct 25, 2008, 12.38 PMby sewdelightful

    It’s so pretty! I love the texture of the fabric :)

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    Oct 25, 2008, 11.28 AMby dianacirne

    so nice! I love all you made! What I love more is tea dye! Beautiful!

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