Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Thrifted Fabric

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I got so many great responses to my post on Monday about my thrifted treasures, that I thought I would devote a whole post to thrifted fabric. In fact, I'm thinking that I may try to stop buying fabric from the "fabric stores" altogether and just shop thrift stores and garage sales. Above is more "fabric" that I scored this weekend. Question: When you think of fabric do you think off the bolt or do you think out of the box? Here's what I mean... in the image above, there isn't a single piece of "off the bolt" fabric. Instead, what you see is: 1 blue velvet curtain, 2 floral tablecloths, and 1 flat sheet. But take a pair of scissors to them and you can make whatever you want!

fireplace cover (by the way, is that the best halloween decor ever or what?)

pillows and pears via flickr

"wallpaper" uh-huh, that's fabric friends!

I think a 6 month trial is in order. Yup. I think I can do it. Strike that. I KNOW I can do it. Will you join me? Come on give it a go... it will be so fun and creative. Plus, everything's better when you do it with friends, right? What craft/project idea would you like to attempt with thrifted "fabric?" xo


  1. FYI, I've got a sack full of great fabric to give you if our guys ever set a date for us to get together. I'd love to finally meet you. ;) -Jennifer (Matt Slider's lady)

  2. Jennifer - What? Thanks so much. You're so sweet to think of me. I'm gonna have to have Adam light a fire under your man's buns! xo


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