This weekend I had the pleasure to take part in Swaporama (hosted by Make:Tulsa and Thom and Christine Crowe from Indie Emporium), which was a local event where locals swapped unwanted clothing and the Make:Tulsa members (myself included) taught workshops teaching eager learners how to make new things out of the old. I personally taught how to make t-shirt yarn and braided headbands from old t-shirts. I also helped with a demonstration for a duct-tape dress form. That demonstration was life-changing...okay so more like crafting/handmade changing for me. Don't want to go overboard there. :) From this duct-tape dress form you can make your exact body form which is perfect for making your own clothing. This would even be great for making your children clothing when they won't sit still for you all the time. You can see how to make all three items here:
Duct Tape Dress Form
I also figured out how to make this pretty amazing weaved headband. A DIY tutorial will be coming shortly. I would love to wear this headband all the time and I know you will too.
I loved taking part in this because not only did I get to teach others to make (which is one of my favorite things to do) but I learned so much myself. It was also great to take part in a green friendly even as well.
What did you do this weekend?