This happened completely by accident.When I purchase fabric I’ll sometimes hit up the fabric store to get something cut off the bolt. It’s more likely though you’ll find me in thrift stores rummaging through the tablecloths, bed sheets, curtains, and even dress shirts looking for the perfect colours and patterns. On one such wedding related visit I found a striped and dotted women’s dress shirt with pleats along the sides and back. Clearly a remnant from the 80’s. Horrible shirt, perfect material.
Here’s how this merry mishap occured:
To use shirts as fabric I cut along the seams, cut off the collars and cuffs and used the rest for other DIY purposes.
A few days later I was finally relaxing and decided to read an actual book (plus the upcoming release of the hobbit movie got me really excited). Looking for a bookmark I picked up a scrap piece of fabric. It happened to be the shirt’s collar, and it happened to fit around the book and be buttoned up.
Aren’t accidents lovely?
To make your own, find an old dress shirt (preferably with an awesome print) with a button in the collar (or you can sew your own in). Cut the collar off along the seam, trim up the edges and read with your cute bookmark!
Are there any DIY projects you created completely by accident?
What were they and how did it happen?