Sewers - Do you sew with reclaimed material? What are your favorite reimagined projects?
Do you cut up old jeans? Turn curtains into clothing? Transform a pillowcase into a little girl's dress? I am curious about projects that reuse old material such as jeans, pillowcases, sheets, curtains etc. I am sewing on a budget, and these items can easily be found at thrift stores and used for the fabric. I'd love all the ideas I can get!
I have a daughter who is 21. I'm going to take her t-shirts from high school... one act play, volley ball.... and make a quilt from them.
Handbags from denim skirts are my favorite reclaimed sewing project.
Yes these are fun! I have a bag in the works that is not made entirely of denim but will be incorporating it. I have a plain canvas tote (which I purchased), and I am planning to sew back pockets from jeans onto the outside for extra pockets/detail.
I've made sheets into curtains, then used the leftover material to make a coordinating throw pillow or towel trim. As for re-purposed clothes, I have recently been turning bags and bags of clothes (that didn't sell at a yardsale) into pillows, potholders, plushie toys, baby stuff, (bibs, burpcloths), and pocket organizers. Also, sheets and curtains can be turned into pretty tablecloths for all sized tables.
I saved all the tiny scraps and am now in the process of making a crazy quilt that will match all the new curtains, pillows and tablecloths. I will have a nicely coordinated home soon. And it didn't cost me a dime!
by Abound5 years ago
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by Amber5 years ago
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