Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Suit Coat to Upcycled Memory Wallet

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When my dad passed away I was given some of his clothing. I had intended on making a blanket from them but anytime I would think of cutting them up I would break down. Here we are a year and a half later and still the thought of cutting up my dads clothing is difficult.

My oldest son will be turning 18 in just a few days. I'm trying to get over the shock that I could actually be old enough to have an 18 year old! Boy does time fly!!! I wanted to make him something "special" for this BIG birthday.
 

He was  always very close to my dad they had a special relationship. I pondered and pondered on what I could do for him that would include my dad for his milestone birthday. I decided to incorporate a suit coat that was my dads. . My dad always took time to make them something special on their birthdays so I thought this would be a great way to share a gift that would that would feel like it was coming from myself and my dad. I wondered if I would actually be able to cut the suit but I knew my dad would love me to do something special for my son with it.
 

 
The hardest part was putting on the snap closures. I don't know what I was trying to do. I hate when I've done something in the past and I go to do it again and my mind just goes blank. Oh well it's done now and really only took me a few minutes to figure it back out.
 


 

I tried to carefully plan out exactly what I wanted so that I wouldn't be just ruining this suit coat. As I cut out the pieces it was a little painful there were a few tears. But I felt really happy as I was sewing away and it was working out just as I planned.
 
The hardest part was putting on the snap closures. I don't know what I was trying to do. I hate when I've done something in the past and I go to do it again and my mind just goes blank. Oh well it's done now and really only took me a few minutes to figure it back out.  
 
 
I hope he likes it.... What do you think???
 
Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on my post I'm Back. I really appreciate all of the kindness. I hope I wasn't sounding to negative. I'm trying to stay positive about our situation we are in right now. Although sometimes it does get a little depressing. I am positive that things will work out for us the way they are meant to.
 
I'm still working on getting my shop up and running it will probably take me a few more days I can't wait to show you all the fun things I have been working on. Till then Happy Day!!!

5 comments:

Cerise Wade said...

I think it's wonderful! Such a perfect gift from both of you.
I have a suitcase full of my grandfather's clothes. I'm supposed to make bears out of them. I can't even bring myself to open the case...he passed 2 years ago. Seems a little silly to just leave them in the suitcase though.

Bethany said...

That's so awesome! It's cute and sentimental, perfect.

Jane Skoch said...

This is a lovely idea! I have been making memory items lately - mostly pillows and quilts. Most recently I made two tote bags from an old, long suede coat that belonged to my customer's mother. I love turning something special into a practical item.

Mandy A said...

wow, that's amazing! i love it! it's something u can keep in memory of him and it's super cute! i am ur newest follower now

Onellyantie Chuah said...

I think this is such a wonderful idea :) Thanks for sharing the story behind

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