Faster than you can find a parking place and fight the crowds, you can make a something that’s meaningful, unique, earth and people friendly, too.
Here are three super simple, upcycled sewing projects that I’ll be demonstrating at a special Scrap Exchange SEW NIGHT later this month. (Friday 12/20/13, from 6-9 pm).
All are great creative reuse projects. The Scrap has tons of beautiful fabric that would work for any of them.
1) Potholders–A great way to use colorful scraps–these quilted potholders are a favorite neighbor and hostess gifts. I love to pair them with home-baked goods.
2) Sachets–If you can sew a straight line, you can make a pile of these. Use small squares of sheer linen or cotton. Party sides together, raw edges even. Sew 3 sides and turn. Then fill with lavender and stitched closed.
3) Wisdom pillows–The Scrap Exchange always has great decorator samples for pillow making. My pal Melissa used stamps and fabric markers to create favorite sayings. We cut around the edges with pinking sheers, then stitched the sayings to decorative fabrics and made cool little pillows for her special friends.
Quick and easy. Meaningful and Green. I call that a win, win, win.
The Scrap Exchange’s SEW NIGHT Community Meetup is normally on the 2nd and 4th Thursday nights of each month. It’s a great place to exchange ideas–free and open to all skill levels which makes it the best value in sewing. Join us and make a something with a story to tell.