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Kinsugi Inspired Trousers
From the blogger: "Take an old shirt and transform them into trousers. These trousers are covered in scraps and embroidered using free motion embroidery. They were then further heated up with a soldering iron to give it the kintsugi look. Kintsugi is the Japanese mending technique used to repair ceramics; and, this pair of trousers is inspired by this technique. For the kintsugi effect, satin stitches and free motion embroidery was used over a sandwich of chiffon and scraps. You will love the look and how colorful it is. They are perfect for the summer this year!"
Project TypeLearn a Technique
Time to CompleteLonger than a weekend
Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine
- Old shirt, preferably men.
- Scrap fabrics
Cut away sleeves
Cut main body of shirt into two and open up. Each piece is a leg.
Place scraps on shirt, pin and sew in place.
Sew up each leg and combine together to form a pair of trousers. Add a waist band.
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