Using old bed sheets that have drifted to the linen closet bottom or finding thrifted ones to recycle into a variety of needed items is an economical alternative to purchasing new fabric yardage. They can be made into braided rag rugs, pillow cases, fitted crib sheets, duvet covers and so much more.
Whether designing for chic and feminine, artsy, beachy, bohemian, eclectic or simply good vibes, a few fabric remnants and a little sewing time can change a utilitarian dorm room into a student’s relaxing happy place during the upcoming semesters.
All it takes is a little fabric and very little sewing time to create a basic layette for a new baby. Sewing patterns for baby garments have simple lines to follow with just a few seams and sewing considerations. There are also substantial cost savings to sewing baby's first months of clothing.
The heat of summer certainly slows down the pace of many things, including our sewing efforts. Special occasions and more pop up on our calendars on a regular basis despite the scorching heat. Finding a time-saver sewing project may be just the right inspiration needed for a creative sewing session.
We can think of upcycling an item as changing or modernizing it to increase its value and recycling it when we reuse an item to reduce waste. At times the distinction between the use of the words upcycle and recycle is indistinct in common usage.
Summer weather is a time to think of being outdoors. Whether planning a dreamy picnic for two, a riotous family picnic, attending a company or school picnic - everyone loves picnics as they are truly a celebration of summer. Some picnic items to sew might come in handy.