Blanket coat #3

Third coat done! This one from a grey bush blanket made from 50% wool &  50% any other fibre you can think of (I even found fishing line in the fabric!!!). Go figure! This mix means it hasn’t felted up with a hot wash and tumble dry. 

It’s light weight compared to the felted wool blankets from the previous two coats and so folds differently at the front too. 

One happy big sister! She calls it her medieval ‘Queen of the Rings’ coat!



The blankets are lining up now… next will be a camel coat with a new look collar… each one takes approximately one and a half hours max (including cutting the pattern). 🌪

Stay warm, 

Bindy⚔️🖤

Blanket coat #2

That coat I made from an old blanket (a few posts back)  … it’s brilliant. So warm. So funky. 

 I have just finished my second coat (made a few minor design adjustments  in the pattern pieces). 

Second blanket was a deep burgundy color although in the photo it appears dark pink. 


So easy. No finishing as the blanket is felted after all the washing over the years. I stitch the seams flat at the wrists, neck/shoulder  seams and at the side side splits. I also trim the side splits to the seam allowance so they sit flat. 



I might be able to get a child’s size out of the remnants. 💕

Stay warm, 

Bindy 🌸

More leather… 

    Here I am laughing at my future again (Prov 31:25). 

    Another #onlyopshopleather purchase – this time a beautiful cream leather jacket for $15.00. 


    Also ‘Wrangler’ jeans, ‘Eagle’ belt, ‘Sportsgirl’ leather shoes and ‘Witchery’  T are all pre-loved. Total cost of outfit = $25.00. 

    So, what’s my point? 

    It is easy to leave a small footprint and a big impression. 

    Bindy 👊🏼💪🏼

    The Blanket Coat

    There are so many beautiful vintage woollen blankets at the Op Shops. All well washed and softened through use. My thought was to turn one into a felted winter coat. 

    Pink and dusty tones are currently popular so my first go involved an old pink blanket. 


    I’m happy with the first attempt. 

    Cost = $5.00 

    Time = 2 hours

    Why buy new?

    Bindy 💕