Then I took up the sleeves on my yellow trench and hand sewed an X-shaped stitch.
I had a failed attempt with a pair of thrifted trousers. I wanted to alter them into a pair of capri shorts but the vintage fabric was too fragile/dry-rotted and tended to rip.
|Hot glue, girl's best friend|
In the craft non-sew area, I came across a skirt I bought for a rave. It was wildly too short to wear in everyday settings, but I loved the fabric it was made of. I've been thinking of covering my white headband with fabric. I whipped out the hot glue gun and not only covered my headband but part of my big white belt as well! (plus a few burned fingers, yipes)
I even have enough leftover fabric and the zipper from the skirt to make a small change purse. Hot glue isn't the most stable of media, but it's better than boring pieces languishing away in a drawer.
It's amazing how just a few minor changes can drastically change how an item looks and how you respond to it.