I was in Hong Kong a while back and came across this shop called “GOD” (Goods of Desire). They were selling handbags made of woven seamstress tape measures. I thought it was a clever way to make a super durable product. Like most things at GOD, these bags were extremely over priced. The next time I was in the HK fabric district, I came across the same tape measures, but this time they were super cheap – bulk rate! So I bought a bunch, thinking it could be a fun project. I’ve had these tape measures sitting in storage for years. Now I finally have the motivation to upcycle these tape measures into something. I’m thinking about a “shabby chic” chair that would fit into our sewing room.
It doesn’t seem like GOD is still selling those, but I found some other examples on-line of similar stuff.