What can you make with a….polka dot sunfrock?

This post is inspired by my blogging friend Katherine who has a “what can you make with a?” series in her blog PILLOWS A-LA-MODE. Katherine takes a piece of fabric or a item of clothing and turns it into something else. When I first started following this series I thought the articles made interesting reading but I soon realized there was more to it than that. It is about rethinking, using imagination and upcycling at it’s finest. I have been taking Katherine’s lead for some time now and my other post using her idea is here.

This lovely piece of red and white polka dot was once a sunfrock.

items made with recycled polka dot sunfrock

Crochet detail of phone cover and dog Tricky

Now it is a smarty pants mobile phone holder with a waist band suitable for listening to downloadable audio library books while one does chores or walking. Note the cotton crochet ruffle around the top for extra decoration. It has also become several bookmarks, one is in the photo and because we are talking about Katherine, a small doll’s pillow.   but wait, there’s more!

sock monkeys

sock monkey Ella


Ella the sock monkey’s lovely frock, also came from this material.      

The young people and I have been promising ourselves we will make a baby sock monkey. I have kept aside a tiny piece of this material in case it is a girl and needs a polka dot sunfrock!

Author: gentlestitches

the future is in our hands.

29 thoughts on “What can you make with a….polka dot sunfrock?”

  1. I know and I never thought of reusing old fabric until I started following Katherine’s blog.
    Some of the old material is better quality than some of the new material. 🙂


  2. Polka dots were really made for Ella. She’s fab! Great idea about the waist band, too. Love it.


  3. I just love them ALL! And that polka-dot fabric . . . swoon!!! 🙂 I was so excited to hear that you were going to do a post on your frock makeover, and thank you for the sweet shout out! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine


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