A fun way to recycle old school uniforms
The latest in our monthly “upcycling” column from R: evolve shows you how to make a make a fun cushion from kids’ old school uniforms.
Schools out for summer and it’s time to start thinking about new school uniforms.
But what should you do with those old school shirts that are too faded and stained to hand down to someone else?
Today we show you how to help your child make a fun cushion from their old uniform, over the holidays! 1. You will need An old school t-shirt A scrap of material Scissors Needle Thread 2. Cut the sleeves off the t-shirt 3. Turn the t-shirt inside-out and sew the sleeve holes closed. Then take your scrap of cloth and sew it onto the inside of the collar. Now sew half way along the bottom of the t-shirt leaving a gap to fill your cushion cover (you may want to shorten the t-shirt depending on its size).
4. Turn the t-shirt outside-in so the badge is to the front. Now stuff your cushion with an old cushion pad or why not utilise those odd socks lurking in your drawer?
5. Once the cushion is stuffed to your liking, sew the gap at the bottom and your cushion is complete.
Use your imagination and share with us other things you could make from old uniforms on twitter and facebook @revolverecycle or pop into our swap shop boutique and bag yourself a free uniform for your child next term!