In Frugal Happenings this week, we talked about re-using vintage table cloths in the comments section.
I figured today I would start talking about new ways to re-invent different types of linens.
Sheets can be used in so many ways. As they become worn in center, the outer edges generally always still look new! I like the idea of cutting them down and making new pillow cases. Sheets can be used in making valances to match the bedroom as well.
Sheets (flat or fitted cut) make a great lining in quilt making.
I have known people, who purchase sheets at the thrift store, just for the material. It can be used in quilts or any type of sewing.
I love the idea of using vintage table cloths and old table linens. There are just a tons of ideas for using them. Many can be incorporated into quits - so cool! I love the idea of making a crazy quilt of sort with different items.
Isn't this cute? It is made from several pieces. I imagine most vintage items that can be bought have a stain some where, so using sections for something like this is a great idea. I think it would be cute to add pieces to tops or skirts - even jean jackets! I would love a quilt made from a bunch of vintage linens! Throw/bed pillows would be adorable. This would be a lovely gift for family using some of moms/grandmas linens. It would be a keepsake that can me admired/used daily.
They are also great to use for picnics if you just don't want to cut them up.
These would also be great cut-up for quilting.
I have a bunch of lovely hankies. Some were my grandmas and others my moms. I have bought several at thrift stores and yard sales. I am DEFINATELY making a hankie quilt one of these days. They are pretty, floral and pastel - I love them.
I am planning on making some projects this winter/spring before the weather gets great. I want to get a little jump on holiday gifts and give something creative this year.
What are some more ideas for linens?? Have you used vintage linens in any new and creative ways?
Please share new ideas! I have been looking at Pinterest and there are also cute ideas for about everything on there.
I am excited to hear from everyone.
Next post will be about recycling t-shirts and jeans.