Grandmothering and sewing is my lifesaver---besides chocolate.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Save the selvages!!!!
I have several friends who save their selvages. Making fabric from them allows for repurposing. These resourceful ladies have graciously refused the saved strips and have convinced me that I needed to try this thrify craft. I was hoping to find someone to take these off my hands but have failed. I was bored one day and just wanted to hear the hum of Bernie so I stitched them together forming fabric. It sat on my ironing board until I fired up the beast. Ironing it, uncovered an interesting piece. Words, colorful dots and patches of color and blankness teased me ti fubd a use. Lots of saved zippers and fabric for lining were also screaming to be made useful. These are the end results. Handy little bags. I was so surprised and pleased when my loving daughter thought one would be useful. It happily lives in her work desk holding personal-use objects. Mine will probably hold sewing items. Thanks ladies for the inspiration. I continue to save selvages!!!