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« on: December 08, 2003 07:01:31 PM »

My nana gave me about 30lbs (truly) of fabric "scraps" she had in her basement!  Ooh buddy!

What should I do with it all?  The jumper is going to be cut up and resewn into pants, as the waist is too small.   I don't know what to do with the top part though.

Among the mess below is a bag of aboug 1000 rectangles of assorted polyesters, and a bunch of more novelty fabrics (like cowboys and pink frogs, tee hee!)

There's my curious Keesh, Hunter.

Thanks for any and all suggestions!  No idea is too bizarre.

« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2003 10:41:54 AM »

Well, it's not very creative, but my grandma made me a polyester quilt.  It's kitchy and super adorable, looks like it's made out of her old pants.  Smiley  I totally love it.  
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2003 11:57:33 AM »

bags!  You can make them in different sizes, to fit the fabric you have.

Also, tank tops & skirts tend to be the least-fabric-demanding garments.  I have a collection of too-small t's waiting for side gussets to be inserted.  Cut or rip the side seams out of a tiny t, then sew the appropriate width of your rad polyester in.  Methinks I'd only need 1" on each side for most of mine, but to make it look cooler, you can cut away more of the t fabric and compensate with the poly.

Pillows!  In varying sizes, or try making them from quilted pieces.  Much easier than a full quilt.  The back can be all one piece.  Also try diff pillow shapes (cube, star, round) instead of just flat squares.

Pockets!  Add rad poly pockets to everything you own-- skirts, shirts, pants, bags, pillows.  Make a huge hanging wall pocket organizer.

yours in stash jealousy,

« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2003 07:26:46 PM »

find the patterns you like, cut shapes out of them, and sew them on t-shirts (or sweaters or jeans or bags) as patches.  i have a blue sweater with a leopard-print heart sewn on, and i love it.

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2005 10:33:03 AM »

Make a braided rug with the scraps.  They last forever.  Thats what i do with mine.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2005 03:49:00 PM »

I collect cool scraps of fabric that I cut out of clothes that dont fit me from the Op shop.  One of the best uses I have found for them is to do reverse applique with them on existing clothing that I normally wear to add a special touch to them.. I did a skirt that is on here somewhere if you want an example- It should be under crazy eclectic skirt or something like that. Huh

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