October Clothes Swap Blog
Both myself and my children went along to Greener Kirkcaldy’s first Clothes Swap at Hunter hall on Saturday 24th October. The aim of the clothes swap was for people to bring along clothes that they no longer wore, and swap them for something different. Greener Kirkcaldy’s sewing experts will also on hand with a workshop giving tips on how to adapt and customise what you swapped, including how to make a Suffolk puff (Yoyo) to decorate your clothes, how to make a dress from a set of curtains (which for some reason filled me with a desire to run up a hill and start singing) as well as how to turn a dress into an interesting necklace.
My son and daughter very much enjoyed taking part with the demonstration on how to make a cloth necklace from a dress.
People dropped by throughout the event, swapped clothes and took away new items as well as enjoying learning ways you can change something that you already have.
I thought it was really interesting to see how easy it was to turn a curtain into a dress. Curtains can also be cut up into squares which can be used to make a patchwork bag to use when going shopping, patchwork quilts, and anything else that you might need.
Here you can see how the curtain was turned into a dress:
I enjoyed the event, and I will definitely be coming along to another of Greener Kirkcaldy’s swaps. Swaps are a great way to get something new without having to spend money and without having to throw your clothes away – and you don’t need to worry about fitting it in your wardrobe, as there has already been space made for it from the item that you have exchanged for it!
November Clothes Swap
Did you miss our October Clothes Swap? Bring any unwanted clothes and swap them for this season’s party outfit at our Festive Clothes Swap on Wednesday 25th November, 5.30 – 7.30pm at St Bryce Kirk Centre, Kirkcaldy.|