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« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2009 08:16:04 AM »

Make underwear-shaped purses!

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« Reply #111 on: January 29, 2010 09:39:53 AM »

I'm embarassed to ask, but I need ideas!!!

I have approx. two garbage bags filled with old (and clean!!) panties that I do not know how to dispose of responsibly.

I read somewhere (on craftster maybe???) that I could cut them up into strips and use as stuffing for plushies.

But how will that feel exactly? As I'm sending out this SOS, I've thought of a use for the pads in old bras... as stuffing for monster type plushies.

But what abt the panties???!!!! HELP!

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« Reply #112 on: January 30, 2010 10:55:59 AM »

It depends on the type of fabric.  If it's a natural fabric (cotton), you can cut them up and use the fabric like t-shirt material.  I don't know what to do with synthetics.

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« Reply #113 on: January 30, 2010 02:45:08 PM »

You could always refashion them into garter belt.

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« Reply #114 on: February 06, 2010 07:17:42 PM »

I actually happened opon a big garbage bag of old panties.... i found that they all had either an elastic band which could be removed from its casing and repurposed in sewing projects, such as the waistband for a skirt, or some had an elastic lace waistband that can be cut off and used for edging another garment... hope that gives you some ideas
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« Reply #115 on: February 06, 2010 11:13:55 PM »

cut the fabric into strips and use them to
knit/crochet like "tarn"
as loops for your potholder loom- just cut a slit down the middle of each strip
tie the strips into the mesh of an onion bag to make a duster that fits over the brush end of your broom for cobweb removal
hook the strips into rug canvas

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« Reply #116 on: February 12, 2010 01:36:01 PM »

Okay, so would it be totally weird to make a quilt from the fabric of underwear that no longer fits or is ripped or something? It would certainly be soft... I feel like it could be a touchy subject though! haha
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« Reply #117 on: February 17, 2010 11:11:47 AM »

Okay, so would it be totally weird to make a quilt from the fabric of underwear that no longer fits or is ripped or something? It would certainly be soft... I feel like it could be a touchy subject though! haha

Hey, if you wash them, they're clean right?

I was going to suggest making doll clothes and then not telling anyone what they're made of, lol!  Cheesy

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« Reply #118 on: February 23, 2010 02:13:11 PM »

With my big butt, I could cut out decent sized "scraps" from mine! Tongue Not QUITE a fat quarter LOL Smiley

If they're in decent shape, why not salvage what you can from them and go from there? You could always sew pieces together and use them as dusting rags or to wash floors.

I think in some areas fabric can be recycled - if nothing else, you decide to dispose of them - do it responsibly & recycle!!
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« Reply #119 on: February 28, 2010 04:51:24 PM »

How about a braided bath mat
Cut off the waistbands, then cut off the crotches, so you're left with a "tube" of fabric.
cut the remaining fabric in 2" strips (now you have a giant "o" of fabric pieces)
cut 1 end of each piece, now you have a strip of fabric- sew each strip together end-to-end.

at your local craft shop you can find a pack of 3 little metal v-shaped fabric turning clips
(google the words "braiding fabric tools") how these little clips work is that you slide your
strips of fabric into them and they "roll the edges inward, and tucks them inside to prevent
fraying and it looks neater.

So you take 3 long strips of your fabric panties, feed the fabric strips into the fabric clips,
pin the 3 starting ends together with a safety pin -  maybe anchor it to a pillow to hold it
or pin to your couch to hold it still. start the braiding! you're going to end up with a big
braided "snake" keep attaching more panty strips to the end if you want it longer. when
you're done decide what shape you want your bath mat (oval is easy). start hand-sewing
from the back side going around and around to hold it all together.

this bath mat will feel like you're stepping out of a spa -it'll be very soft, water absorbant,
and easy to wash! - I wanna make one out of panties now Smiley
I've made one from a thin terrycloth which I recycled from a bathrobe lining-

good luck and have fun


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