Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shoulder pad Spectacular!

My grandmother gave me a bag of old shoulder pads from the 70's, and 80's. The larger the pads got, the closer to the 80's I knew I was getting. I didn't want to throw them out, so I did some research.  Fellow blogger at refashionista.net had a whole post on what she did with shoulder pads.
I was inspired by her, and I wanted to try to create some of the projects she created.
Big Pads!


My hubby is the chef of the family, and has burned his hand more times than my 4 year old can count. (She can count to 39 by the way) so I sewed one of the larger pads down the long side, and turned it inside out. It was like a really skinny pocket. But it fit perfectly on the handles of the pots and pans.
                                                              Yay! no more burns!

My sunglasses from my Prada refashion broke! I know....so sad. You can check out that post HERE
I'm not very gentle with my sunglasses, but I learned my lesson.

 I will have to thrift some new ones to replace those red puppies. I vowed to NOT let that happen again, so I took two of the big red pads, I mean HUGE...80's I'm sure. I sewed them together, trimmed the extra fabric, and flipped it inside out! It is a perfect pouch to keep my other pair of sunnies safe and sound.


There ya go! Two cool things you can do with old shoulder pads!

P.S. Huge shout out to my Mother-in-Law Colette! She hooked me up with all the colors of the rainbow in thread and a sweet vintage sewing box! now I don't have to sew everything with white thread!!!
AWESOME!!!!