Talented shopper creates one-off dress with 11 TEA TOWELS from Kmart – and the stunning result has astounded thousands
- Selika Harris, 37, started sewing clothes together as a hobby three years ago
- She noticed some people using a $ 1.50 Kmart tea towel to make a bucket hat
- So she decided to move on by removing a dress from the tea towel
- Photos of the design have gone viral on social media and inspired others to try it
An Australian shopper created an incredible one-off dress using 11 Kmart tea towels, inspiring others to embark on sewing as a hobby.
Selika Harris, 37, started sewing quilts in her spare time ten years ago, but lost interest after two years. Three years ago she was ready to pick up needle and thread again, this time to join garments together.
“ I saw some people on the Australian sewing advice and inspiration Facebook page use this tea towel to make bucket hats, so I thought I could make a dress out of it because it’s so pretty, ” the Croydon shopper told Victoria to FEMAIL.
The tea towel, which costs $ 1.50, has a peach-colored background with cockatoos on branches.
An Australian shopper created an incredible one-off dress using 11 Kmart tea towels, inspiring others to embark on sewing as a hobby
“I went to Kmart to get something else and I also grabbed seven tea towels before ordering more later,” she said.
She had the vision for the dress in mind, so it didn’t take long to assemble the material, sew in a zipper and post the finished product on social media.
“I just sewn about two large pieces of three tea towels for the gathered skirt, back and front. Then I sewed two pieces each for the bodice in the front and back, plus sleeves, ”she said.
This is the first time she has made anything out of ‘strange materials’, usually using plain store-bought fabric to make dresses, sweaters and skirts.
She had the vision for the dress in her head, so it didn’t take long to assemble the material, sew in a zipper and post the finished product on social media
This is the first time she has made anything out of ‘strange materials’, usually using plain fabrics to make dresses, sweaters and skirts.
And her fellow Australian Kmart shoppers loved the final result.
‘Looks fantastic! It makes me want to do a refresher on the sewing machine and get started on some great creations – super inspired, ‘one woman said.
The Cockatoo Tea Towel for $ 1.50
‘That’s a smart hack! Well done, love your creativity, ‘said another.
A third added: ‘I’m in love. That is unbelievable! You have to take orders. I’ll take one please ‘.
Some people had even tried to make different pieces from the same tea towel.
‘I used some of the exact same tea towels to make some face masks and made the rest into a shoulder bag and purse,’ one lady said.
“I thought making a floor cushion was a good idea, but this is much better!” Said another.