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Upcycled Linen – Op Shop Hacks

Upcycled linen creations makes vintage and retro linen hot property at the op shops right now but what are people doing with them, they are probably not drying the dishes with these eye-catching pieces.

Here are some inspiring recreations from a quick trip on the web to get you looking at op shopped doileys, Manchester and table cloths in a new light.  Apologies to those already on the linen hunt, you may have more competition but it’s for a good cause!

A Piece of Pie on Etsy makes beautiful clothing from retro linen.  She has a great eye and creates for adults and children.

Upcycled Linen Teatowels into ladies t-shirt by A Piece of Pie on Etsy

Upcycled Linen Teatowels into ladies t-shirt by A Piece of Pie on Etsy

 

Upcycled Linen Teatowels into ladies t-shirt by A Piece of Pie on Etsy

Upcycled Linen Teatowels into ladies t-shirt by A Piece of Pie on Etsy

 

The Mustard Tree Op Shop in Lilydale is sometimes even able to save you the work and upcycles pieces when donations come in.  These were two stools they had available in their beautiful op shop a few weeks ago made from upcycled linen they had donated.

Upcycled linen teatowels via The Mustard Tree Op Shop

Upcycled linen teatowels via The Mustard Tree Op Shop

Upcycled Linen Necklaces

These pretties were spotted on Mary Stanley they are just beautiful.  A great way to use linen scraps that may be marked or damaged.

Upcycled Linen Necklace

Upcycled Linen Necklace

Girls Dresses

There are so many gorgeous upcycled linen dresses out there it was hard to choose just one example, I a big fan of birds though so this one stood out to me made by Kinchimama.

Upcycled linen dress

Upcycled linen dress seen via Kinchimama on Flickr

What to do with the scraps?

Make the most of the leftovers with these sweet buttons.  Another great way to repurpose damage pillowcases or Manchester.

Upcycled Linen Buttons

Upcycled Linen Buttons seen via Isa Creations

Do you make new creations from op shopped upcycled linen?  Tell us more about them in the comments.

What are your thoughts?  Do these upcycles work, have you a favourite?

Good luck on you op shop hunts

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5 Comments

  • Lindy Fleming April 27, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Love it. Just amazing!!!

    • admin April 28, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Lindy:-)
      Vicky

  • Jayde Taulien May 5, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Oh love the button idea! I wish I had a little girl to make clothes for.

    • admin May 5, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Me too, mum to two boys here!

  • Elizabeth July 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I make tote bags from linen/cotton tea towels – they’re just the right shape folded in half, with straps and lining added. Great for whatever needs carrying, reusable and washable.

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