August 28, 2014

Using Unloved Fabric for Parts of Shoe Box Gift Projects

While purging my fabric stash of unloved fabrics I wondered what to do with fabrics too sheer for pillowcase dresses, too lightweight for my drawstring tote bags or just a design I do not like.  I decided I can use them for PARTS of other projects.

finding uses for purged fabric in other projects

I have almost enough tote bags for this year, but with a goal of at least 100 shoe boxes next year I will need 200 drawstrings for the tote bags I plan to make.  Making them from unloved fabric will be

I can also use it as a casing in these other styles of shoe box drawstring bags

With making hundreds of pillow case dresses each year I go thru a powerful lot of bias tape.  Making some from my unwanted fabrics will be perfect.

I also thought I could use some to make these matching-games for some of my boxes.

You can find out more about the Stitched In Color Purging Party by clicking the image below.  It's fun to craft for my shoe boxes, but always more fun when you can join others who love to sew.

the Purge
Happy Packing!


sew.darn.quilt said...

What a wonderful way of purging and giving. I love the dress, it's so cute.

Cheryl said...

Thanks, I have so much fun making hundreds of these each year. Each one is made just a little different and little unique just like the little girls who will wear them.

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

I love resourceful sewing. You are an excellent Purge-er =)

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Rachel, I am having fun purging along with you and your readers -- I hate to see it end. Maybe you will make it an annual event :-) .

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