Sunday, 27 August 2017

A dead cool sun visor

Hello again. What do you do when your sun visor is looking a bit faded and grubby? I wear this almost every day when I step outside the door. I hate the sun in my eyes, it makes me squint and sneeze. I don't have prescription sunglasses, nor do I have lenses that go dark when the sun is out. Everyone is used to seeing me wearing a visor in my village, it's part of who I am, it's like it is stitched to my head, ha ha. 
So, this visor has past it's sell by date, and has to go. I suppose I could buy another one, but that would be daft when I can make this like new again.  
Remove the fabric, cut through the stitches with nail scissors. Underneath it is pink, the original colour when I bought it new for 50p a few years ago. Use these pieces as a pattern to cut some new ones.

Bingo, a new sun visor. I fancied purple this time. Velcro to fasten it at the back.

Don't you think I look dead cool? No one in the whole wide world has got one like this. It's a Meanqueen exclusive design.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

21 comments:

  1. Very trendy and I love the colours.

    Joan (Devon)

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  2. I don't do sun either.I have a couple of sun visors but a bit boring compared to yours Ilona.I also slather my face in factor 50 all year and sunglasses most days as I get bad heads.Have a lovely day with your friend at the Epworth Show and hope you sell lots for the little kitties in need x

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  3. Creative as ever. Don't without costing you a dime. Perfect. And I love the fabric.

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  4. Well done!! Your "new" visor is wonderful! Since I have lupus, I must hide from the sun more than you need to so I wear some kind of hat any time the sun is shining. No visor for me.

    I'm currently making a mostly purple quilt for DS2 and see purple in my sleep!

    Wishing you well!

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  5. Well done! Looks awesome!-Kel NZ

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  6. Now that is clever - not to think of unpicking and using as pattern but to turn out such a professional one. You are indeed a skilled sewist!

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  7. I like it, I bet these would sell well.

    Enjoy today it looks like it's going to be warm.

    Hazel c uk

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  8. Oh I love it, that purple is gorgeous. You are so inspiring! Have a lovely day.
    Fi

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  9. Wow!!!! Such a wonderful idea!!! Never let anything go to waste. I love how you refurbish items and make them brand new. Everyone is always ready to throw things out and spend their life's money on new. I always calculate how many hours would I have to work to pay for any item I am considering purchasing. Most times it's just not worth it .... to me at least. Keep on keeping on, LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog. Look forward to reading it each day ����

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    1. Thank you Rosie. It's good of you to call in.

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  10. That's the coolest thing ever !!

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  11. Groovy hippy chick!!!,Debi,x

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  12. This is me loving it from the USA. You are too cool.

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    1. Hello Patti. This is me loving having you here.

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  13. ooh what a lovely visor. love the fabric you have used

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  14. Did you use anything to stiffen the visor, if so what did you use. I much prefer one to a sun hat. Helen in France

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