Upcycled Linen – Op Shop Hacks

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

Glomesh Competition

Glomesh Competition

Glomesh Competition

Up for grabs is this beautiful Glomesh bag in great vintage condition.

To enter all you have to do is submit an op shop, tip shop, second hand store or vintage shop which is currently missing from the directory (lots at the moment lol)

The directory is here – https://ilovetoopshop.com.au/business-directory

The winner will be drawn randomly on Sunday 6th March.

Open only to Australian residents I’m afraid.

Good luck!

glomesh competition

Rock and Roll Op Shopping

Rock and Roll Op Shopping

Rock and Roll Op Shopping

What is it?

It’s an event hosted by the Sacred Heart Mission at their St Kilda Op Shop.

They will have some speciality vintage and retro goods stocked for the event with some live music to set the mood.  Artists include

They will also have musical instruments for sale to support the work the Sacred Heart does.

Sausage sizzle and drinks are available to sustain the shopper

When is it?

It takes place on Saturday the 5th March from 11-6pm

Where is it?

It takes place within their op shop at 87A Grey Street, St Kilda.

Please check out their website here and their Facebook page here.

Join the Facebook event for up to date information on what you can expect on the day here.

Melbourne Frock Swap

Melbourne Frock Swap

Melbourne Frock Swap is a huge preloved and vintage fashion event held in Seaworks Williamstown 

You can expect over 70+ stalls in a spacious warehouse completely dedicated to all lovely things just for women.

  • preloved and vintage clothing
  • jewellery
  • accessories
  • shoes
  • and more!

They do have change rooms so you can try before you buy.

With so much to browse they have of course made sure there are coffee and food vans available to keep you refuelled.

What a great day for a browse with a friend and because it is indoors it will be on hail or shine or both knowing Melbourne.

There is a $2 entry for shoppers and it sounds well worth it (no charge for children or men)

Want to hold a stall to make some space in your own cupboard instead?  They can be emailed at info@melbournefrockswap.com for details.  You can even share with a friend.

melbourne frock swap

Tips

  • Bring cash on the day, not all vendors will have EFTPOS and it saves time.
  • Bring your own bags
  • Bring water to save on plastic
  • Wear comfy shoes

When – Sunday 22nd February 10am – 4pm

Next dates are 29th May, 28th August and 27th November.

Where – Seaworks 82 Nelson Place Williamstown

Jump off the West Gate Fwy at Williamstown Rd and follow the map or catch the Williamstown train to Will Beach station and walk 5 minutes.

melbourne frock swap map

Check out Melbourne Frock Swap on their website here and their Facebook page here.

Unique Vintage End of Summer Sale

Unique Vintage End of Summer Sale

Unique Vintage brings you a huge end of summer sale.

As usual they have great prices and this is why they are so popular.

PRICELIST: 

Women’s Tops (Skivvies, Velvet, Crochet, Blouses) $5 
Men’s Shirts (Cord, Military, Hawaiian, 90s Stripe, Printed, Chambray, Western) $10
Tees $5
Sweaters $10
Knits $10

Denim Shorts $10
Plain Shorts $5
Skirts (Plain, Print, Denim, Knit, Velvet) $10
Pants $10
Jeans $10

Dresses (Day, Evening) $5, $10, $15
Cord and Denim Pinafores $5, $10, $15
Jumpsuits $5, $10, $15
Denim overalls $10, $15

Denim vest $10
Denim jacket $10-$20 
Windbreaker $10-20
Fur / Faux Fur – priced individually 

Women’s Shoes $5
Men’s Shoes $10
Canvas Platforms $10
Women’s Boots $5-20
Men’s Boots $10-$20
Cowboy/ Biker Boots $25
Bags $15

Unique Vintage has great retro denim overalls for sale

Unique Vintage has great retro denim overalls for sale

Those coming by public transport can hop off at Moorabbin train station and grab the 811 Dandenong bus to the Chesterville Rd/Keys Rd stop.

Be prepared for some queues at busy periods and strippers.  Yes people have been known to strip off and try on there and then.

For serious vintage hunters get there early to snap up the older era clothing.

They accept cash, EFTPOS and credit cards on the day.

When – Sat 27th February 10am – 3pm

Where – 10 Hewitt Street, Cheltenham, VIC

Follow their Facebook event here to be kept up to date on news about the sale.

Unique Vintage sale in Cheltenham

Unique Vintage sale in Cheltenham

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