We spend a lot of time talking about recycling, upcycling and reusing items around our home. We love to tout about our latest thrift store, dumpster diving or other such adventurous finds. Fabric should be on you list of things that can be easily recycled and given new life. New fabric can be so costly, especially quality cotton and wool. Why not give new life to old fabrics? Who doesn’t love a new blanket, curtains, throw pillows or even clothes. Talk about some really cool decorating ideas with fabric, always consult Pinterest.com first for those.
I was lucky enough to have a neighbor cleaning out her mother in law’s home and land a huge and growing stockpile of fabrics and notions. However, I have noticed other opportunities to grab fabric for reduced cost or even free. Never forget Maria in the Sound of Music making clothes from drapes. Old curtains or sheets (easily found on freecycle, reuseit or other sites such as craigslist) can fulfill your dreams of some new sewing projects. Checking out estate sales is another great place to find such treasures.
Don’t have a sewing machine? Never fear learning to sew by hand isn’t all that hard, just takes a bit of practice. We will have some how to sew information coming out soon.
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