Sunday, May 1, 2011

Recycling Vintage.....

I have seen some really lovely vintage sheets being used for fabric....
sadly I haven't found any such beauties....

but I have found some lovely tablecloths made of very nice linen/cotton.... which I am playing with ...

I made these kitchen towels today...... as practice for a gift.......



I think they are lovely, the fabric is so much nicer than many of the dishcloths I find in the shops
- this is all I use now -

Do you repurpose fabric?

Would you send a gift made of repurposed fabric?

Would you be offended receiving something made of repurposed fabric?

Hope your weekend is ultra wonderful

G'day

20 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I see some fabulous linen/cotton tablecloths too but have never bought one. I will now. Thanks.

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  2. Fiona they look great and i think it is a marvellous idea,well done

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  3. They look lovely. Isn't patchwork repurposed fabric. You take yardage and cut it up and make something new. What you are doing is creative and wonderful.

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  4. Pretty dishcloth!. I made a nine patch cushion last year with a piece of doiley for the centre square. It looked great!

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  5. They are gorgeous. I would love to receive some thing that beautiful & well thought out. I guess I would gift such items to those who would appreciate them so maybe not everyone. Great idea! Tracee xx

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  6. Wonderful idea and I think this will make a beautiful gift and certainly it wouldn't bother me that it was repurposed fabric infact that would add to it. I have reused fabric many times , using denim skirts for things like bags and even placemats with sections for the cutlery that rolled up and were meant for a picnic .Remember not long ago I reused a sheet to make an ironing board cover , oh the list could go on , I am a recyler ;-0 . They are lovely!!

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  7. I definitely repurpose, but seldom give them as gifts. The only time I will gift is when the recipient loves antiques or would value them.

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  8. Yes, yes, no....anything handmade is precious...I've been looking for some embroidered items to re-purpose....I also like to find vintage hankies...
    Mama Bear

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  9. I think they are wonderful and I am sure anyone would love to receive. I do have a collection of old vintage sheets and linens however I have not repurposed the sheets. Perhas I can...MMM Maybe. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Kim

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  10. I often re-purpose fabric, and no I wouldn't be offended if I received something made from re-purposed fabric. If anything, you know it was especially made. They look lovely and I'm sure whoever to receive such gifts would love them.

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  11. I love your repurposed towels and I certainly would think they were a wonderful gift if I received them. I love using vintage linens when I can...I hate seeing them languish on a shelf unused! blessings, marlene

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  12. They are beautiful.. I agree with the girls, I would definitely give re-purposed as gifts, but only to some one who will appreciate them, but this goes for things made with brand new material. I love re-purposing, you can do so much..

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  13. Yes I would agree with what everyone has said the cloths a just wonderful I would never have thought of making these from repurposed cloth great idea. I still have some cloths in my glory box now 41 years old I will have to go through them to see what there is to repurpose.
    (((HUGS))) Roz.

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  14. Very nice idea Fiona and they look lovely.

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  15. Hello Fiona, noo I wouldnot be offended at all...I incorporate recycled vintage in some of my craftwork.....recently Churndash fifties quilt....Warm Regards, Lyn

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  16. Wow what a great project and yes I would reuse fabric and gift. That is a great towel. Wish I had that fabric:)


    Good job. I am on a towel kick right now you might thave inspired tme to look up some vintage sheets and stuff.

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  17. I think they are lovely and would not be offended at all to receive something so pretty.
    Great idea.

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  18. Oh Fiona, I am SO IN LOVE with this idea - I have so many vintage tablecloths - but I'm not sure I could cut them up! Well, maybe some that are spotted and stained. I think this is an awesome idea!!!

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  19. I think they're lovely! I've never seen one of these fancy vintage sheets anywhere, maybe we never had them in the UK!


    I am in the process of cutting up a huge pile of old clothes which I incorporate into my sewing.

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  20. A big thank you Fiona for my beautiful swap which arrived today, what a lovely surprise when I opened my parcel, They both look so pretty, can't wait to put them on my blog. Thank you again
    cheers from Jude :)

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