Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Saving Vintage Linens by Making new Bags
Had this pretty embroidered and hand overcast satin stitch scallop edge pillowcase sitting in the TV room for over a year. Draped over the back of a board, it was worn through and torn in the center (where head rests when sleeping), but could not bear to throw it out. Don't know why it took so long to upcycle it. But it just did. Made a couple of raspberry scented felted over soaps last week to give to two local friends who were so supportive and positive about my taking hats to Artist Mercantile. Then decided the soaps could use pretty packaging. Ah HAH - my eyes lit upon the torn pillowcase and saw two bags. A bit of stitching, a bit of ribbon and viola two gift bags appeared.
The felted over soap is actually a bit lighter in color than shown in the photo. Looking forward to thanking these two friends with these sets.
Being pretty happy with how the bags turned out, am now thinking of using up some of the stash of Christmas fabrics for reusable gift bags; and delving into the box of stained and torn linens to see if any more potential gift bags are hiding in there.