KIDS CLOTHING & TOYS

Kids Craft- DIY soft toy

Kids Craft: DIY Soft Toy

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Here’s a fun and easy project that you can make together with your kids, DIY Soft Toys. They will love creating their own unique designs for themselves or as a special gift to a friend. Even with basic sewing skills these stuffed toys are easy to make. Sadly I accidentally deleted the step-by-step photos, but hopefully the instructions are clear…

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make a sundress in under half an hour

The Thrifty Kid – Easy Girl’s Sundress from a Skirt

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This is one of the easiest garment refashions I have ever done, it’s only just one straight cut and seam to transform a skirt into a cute sundress. Elastic shirring can be a time consuming process to do yourself, so I’ve saved time and taken advantage of the existing waistband shirring on an old skirt. In under half an hour…

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The Thrifty Kid – Tightrope Top (or How to make a Swing Top from a Shirt)

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With Spring well on it’s way here in Melbourne, it’s time to start thinking about Emma’s summer wardrobe. This Swing Top that I’ll be showing you how to make today, is one of my quick ‘go to’ refashion designs when Emma needs something a little nicer than a t-shirt to wear. It’s really so easy to make, and the flowing,…

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refashion a woman's knit top into a girl's dress mypoppet.com.au

The Thrifty Kid – Knit Dress (or How to make a Girl’s Dress from an Old Top)

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Today in The Thrifty Kid blog series I’ll show you how I refashioned an ill fitting knitted top/dress into a cute drop waisted dress for Emma. I bought this top at a thrift store because I loved the colour, but the style just didn’t suit me. With a little imagination and only a few alterations, I turned it into a…

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How to make kids leggings from an old top

The Thrifty Kid – How to make Kids Leggings from an Old Top

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Welcome to the first post in The Thrifty Kid series. Today I’ll be showing you how to refashion an unwanted top into a pair of child size leggings. This technique for how to make kids leggings is very versatile and can be used with an assortment of garments with long sleeves to make pants. I’ve made quite a few pairs…

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blog series introduction. The thrifty Kid. refashion adult clothing into a new wardrobe for your kid

The Thrifty Kid – Refashion Your Old Clothing into a New Wardrobe for your Kid

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I want to tell you about a little clothing refashion project I started working on over 2 years ago called The Thrifty Kid. It’s a project that I had grand plans for, but because the best laid plans don’t always work out as expected, this little project has sat idle in cyber storage for too long. The Thrifty Kid is…

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