The last Tuesday of every month (or so I try) I get so excited to share with you a Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION project with you. Not only does this allow me to get my stitch fix, but also my crafty side gets to play. While I don’t always sew, I definitely like to get to use different mediums. Take today, for instance… I found this papier mâché pig at the thrift store. Let’s create a fun sculpture to make a a fabric scraps pig. Yay!
Why would anyone not want this cute? Well, he has a little wear, and his ear is broken. awww…
Not a problem! All I need to do is re-paper it with water and glue and he’s good to go.
As I mentioned, not all my refashion projects are sewing. Take, for instance, here are some past non-sewing projects for you:
- Refashioned Leg Warmers
- Felted Sweater Fall Wreath
- Upcycled Scarves
- Upcycled Wool Sweater Dryer Balls
- Upcycled Fabric Storage
Okay, so now you get the idea how much fun it is to refashion, right? Today, you won’t believe how simple this recreation is.
First, I repair the sow’s ear and let that cure. Meanwhile, I grab a roll of my DIY bedsheet yarn.
What is that? Well, if you remember, I made a large basket using bedsheet yarn and crocheting it. Take a peek at it HERE. You can see how I make the yarn in that post and here is what a join looks like below.
Then, using my hot glue gun and my bedsheet yarn after I cut a strip off of the join I originally made, I anchor the strip to the inside of the back foot. So…I’m basically making a pink pig mummy…ahem.
I begin with the appendages (legs, ears, tails) first so that when I wrap the body, the wrapping is cohesive.
After that, once those are complete, I move on to the snout and work towards the rear. While I am anchoring each piece with a bead of glue, it’s basically just wrapping and more wrapping.
However, before I call it quits, I add a bit of my own artistic touch using vintage toggle buttons and brown wax.
NO PIGGIN’ AROUND
Are you ready to see my fabric scraps pig? My cutie-patootie-piggy is ready to go!
If you’ll notice, my sweet swine is joined by another piggy. This lil’ guy is made from a vintage Arbuckle’s sugar sack. My friend, Mandy, is part of a ministry that has a thrift store. While receiving a donation, Mandy saw one of the workers toss this cutie in the trash. Apparently, they don’t know good vintage when they see it. However, Mandy knew it is #trashure and had my name written all over it. Yes, I’m not Arbuckle, but I love stuff like this. Thank you, Mandy!
At this point, we have Arbuckle and…? Our little fabric scraps pig needs a name.
As always, I totally have fun sharing my imagination, but ultimately, my goal is to inspire you. DIY doesn’t have to mean HUGE or seemingly impossible. You can do it too!
If you’d like to make this piggy your own, you can find it and more in my online store.
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While you’re at it, here are more fun refashion projects like my fabric scraps pig: