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Do you have children? If so, chances are you have a pile of old school clothes lying around, collecting dust. Maybe these clothes aren't suitable for passing on or perhaps they hold special memories, reminding you of your child’s passage through childhood or special sporting moments. In this blog post, we look at how you can repurpose your children’s old school wear into beautiful, unique teddy bear clothes that their special bear will love.
When it comes to old school shirts, gifting them to someone else is often not an option. After a full school year of wear, the collars and cuffs may be dirty and worn. However, don't despair! The main body of the shirt can still be put to good use by transforming it into teddy bear clothes. With the help of the Summer Days pattern, you can turn an easily repurpose an old shirt into a cute little camisole or peplum top for your teddy bear.
Alternatively, old school shirts make perfect linings for adorable teddy bear dresses.
Is your child moving up to high school? If so, why not create a memorable keepsake of your child’s first school by resizing their old school cardigan into a teddy bear sized school cardigan. Make it extra special by incorporating the school emblem. Save time by using the existing button placket for the new button placket on your teddy bear’s cardigan.
School Polo Shirts:
Give your child's old school polo shirt a new lease on life by transforming it into a teddy bear polo shirt using the Newport Polo Shirt pattern. Use the existing ribbed collar to make your teddy bear t-shirt look even more authentic.
School Skirts & Trousers:
Old school trousers and skirts can easily be repurposed into teddy bear skirts, teddy bear trousers, and teddy bear shorts. If you’re new to sewing, the Teddington Trousers and Shelby Shorts patterns are ideal starting points for your sewing journey.
There’s nothing more special than remembering your child’s proudest moment on the pitch. With our Game On sewing pattern, you can turn their own school or college baseball uniform into a miniature baseball uniform for their teddy bear. Alternatively, use their favourite team jersey to create a replica teddy bear uniform.
The Finishing Touches:
To make your teddy bear's outfit even more special, consider incorporating small details from the original garments. Sew on buttons or appliques or attach their school badges. These small details will give a more personalized touch to your new teddy bear outfit.
Repurposing old school clothes into adorable outfits for a teddy bear is not only an enjoyable project but also a sustainable way to repurpose sentimental garments. By transforming something no longer worn into a cherished outfit for your teddy bear, you breathe new life into both the garments and the memories associated with it. So, gather your up your child’s old school uniform, unleash your creativity, and embark on your upcycling journey today. Not only will your child’s teddy bear will thank you for their fashionable makeover but your child will have a unique and sustainable keepsake to cherish for years to come.