Houtje Touwtje baby jasje Duffel Coat

When a kids birthday arrives, I love to make something special. This baby coat was created considering the wishes of the mother.  A 'Houtje Touwtje' coat(kind of Duffel coat).

Craftcore, Patchwork Hoodie from Upcycled Fabric

Looking in my fabric stash, I found these fabrics leftovers and fabrics cut from discarded garments.  I thought combining them in a hoodie would give a nice result.  Since all fabrics didn't have the same weight? I interfaced the lighter ones.


Baby outfit from merino wool sweater and leftover fabric

Recently a sweater from merino wool was given to me.  I liked the color and the fact that it was made from merino wool so much, that I decided to make something out of it.  A baby hoodie would be ideal, I thought. Baby pants  were made out of leftover fabric.  I really love the outfit.  What about you?


Patchwork toddler pants

I had some leftover fabric from pants I made for my husband.  Ideal to make a pair of toddler pants.  Since they would be given as a Christmas gift, I wanted to make them special.  So I went to my upcycled fabric stash where the green colors are stored.  I was happy with the fabrics I found.  The colored fabric is cut out of a jacket I found in a second hand store in France.  I cut every peace in a 2.5 inch square and started combining and stitching the squares together.  The patchwork is only used at the left front of the pants.

It turned out exactly how I had imagined it, so I am happy!

Upcycled patchwork sweater with embroidered portrait


This boy’s sweater is made combining fabrics from 3 upcycled garments.  Since I love making portraits, I thought it would look nice to add an embroidered portrait.

Upcycled bearcoat

It is as a puzzle, finding the fabric scraps that fit together to make the crazy quilt block and accompanying fabric to put together the rest of the coat.  In my blog post 'Usable or not', I explained the construction of this coat.

Hoodie and matching t-shirt

Children love hoodies; they are warm and comfortable.  When you add a extra feature, they like it even more.

I made a baby quilt with fleece fabric at the backside.  Since there was fabric left, I always look for a way to use it.  The hoodie was the result.



Sometimes you come upon beautiful fabric while going through a pile of leftovers. 

This fabric painted with farm scenes was perfect to make a coat for toddlers.


Alternative Bearcoat


The first upcycled bear coat I made.  

Zero Waste Hoodie


Would you like to reduce waste while also making something special for yourself or your toddler? Check out this minimal waste toddler hoodie - made with fabric leftovers, it's a creative and simple way to make something new. Try your own and see how easy it is to upcycle fabric scraps into something beautiful and one-of-a-kind!

Coat made of double sided fabric.

Warm and cosy, this double sided coat, is soft to the touch and warm to wear.

Blanket Hoodie


This hoodie is made from a blanket.  When you have a mindset toward upcycling, you find precious materials to work with.


Baby Cardigan

This baby cardigan is made of organic waffle fabric, completely lined with organic jersey fabric.  I thought it cute to embroider 2  beavers on the pocket.

Sustainable Kids Hoodie


When I construct a hoodie for a little one, I always try to add something cute.  Here a machine embroidered bear is added.  As much as possible I look for organic fabric and if at all possible, I use upcycled ones.  In this hoodie the outer layer is organic fabric, the lining of the hood is made of an discarded t-shirt.

A Cow Hoodie 

Organic Rabbit Hoodie


This hoodie is made of jersey organic fabric.  Ideal in spring and early summer.  Your little one can also wear it under a cardigan. Don't you like the rabbit, digitized by https://fraedenart.com/

Blanket Hoodie

When I saw the blanket hoodie, I was captured.The Blaize Blanket is a free pattern and easy to make.   In my fabric stash I had this fleece blanket with a hole in it waiting to be upcycled.  The dotted red fabric is from a pair of pants happy to be refashioned.  The combination works and I am delighted with the outcome.  A blanket hoody for a preschooler.