Up-cycling fabric and t-shirts by IW Intan

Posted by | Mar 19, 2020 |

Championing sustainability and aiming to empower others, the young ladies of IWC Intan up-cycled old t-shirts and fabric into tote bags, hair ties and hair pins.

Members from IWC Kuala Lumpur donated old shirts, which were cut up and tied into stylish tote bags – no sewing needed! The two clubs also presented these to International Inner Wheel President Phyllis Charter during her visit to Kuala Lumpur. And here's a helpful video for anyone lese who wants to try this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4UpD1PMXnU&t=9s

For the hair pins and hair ties, the girls cut up old fabric and sewed them into individual petals, which were then sewn into the shape of a flower. Fabric and wooden buttons were glued in the middle, before elastic bands and pins were glued to the bottom.

32 pretty hair pins and ties were created, and will be given to a children’s home for Intan’s Easter project. The girls will also teach and empower the children to make these themselves, so that they can be used to raise funds.

Natasha Venner-Pack