Saturday, June 21, 2008

Sometimes Materials Come From Unusual Places

While cleaning out a closet recently we ran across a perfectly good yellow gingham bed sheet and hated toss it in the give away box. One of my daughters snatched it for an apron project. Here's her finished creation.

We had some left over denim fabric that she used for the pockets and she made her own bias tape from the extra sheet material.

One wonderful thing about making things from sheets is the abundance of material you have.
Here are some other ideas if you have extra sheets on hand:

  • pillows
  • pillow cases
  • petticoats
  • bed skirts- cut a rectangle the size of your mattress then sew your ruffle onto your sheet.
  • lining material
  • simple nightgowns and sleepwear
  • napkins
Be sure and check the fabric content of your sheets. For some of these projects it would be best to have an all cotton sheet.

1 comment:

Kathy, Jeff's Wife said...

That is beautiful! Great job.

I love to use sheets. You can often find high quality sheets at the thrift store really cheap. Can't beat that! ;o)